Bible Believers' Newsletter 534
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Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
Israel Authorities warn Hospitals to prepare for Earthquake
June 30, 2008 "The probability of an earthquake of a magnitude of up to six on the Richter scale, originating in Lebanon and being felt in Israel has increased" . . . Since February, abnormal seismic activity has been noted in southern Lebanon, which had suffered some 500 minor earthquakes in a three-month period, health ministry director-general Avi Yisraeli said, . . . "In May, the tremors have become more intense and were felt in northern Israel,"
Similar concern was issued by Lebanon's national scientific research centre. The secretary general of the centre, Moueen Hamz, told AFP in Beirut that 800 tremors ranging in magnitude from 2.3-5.1 degrees on the Richter scale had shaken the south Lebanon regions of Tyre and Nabatiyeh since February 12. . . Experts in Lebanon expect a quake of between five and six degrees on the Richter scale to strike, like the tremor that shook Lebanon in 1956 killing 136 people and destroying 6,000 houses. . . Full story: breitbart.com
Comment: This seismic activity is to be expected since the mount of Olives in the South East of Israel will be divided by an earthquake simultaneously with the sinking of Los Angeles.
US Banking System is Doomed
June 25, 2008 US banking, as it has evolved, is now passing from a deep Darwinist phase, the survival of the fittest, or the cannibalisation of the weakest, to something more explosive. . . like a poisoned aquarium, where some of the fish are dying and others, like Goldman Sachs, are feasting. But the system is poisoned. "They (companies like Goldman) are very adept at staying afloat by pushing their colleagues back into the water". . .
"The Treasury's attempt to reflate the real estate market has not worked, and it can't work . . . The banks are trying to win back their losses by arbitrage operations, borrowing from the Fed at a low interest rate and lending at a higher one, and gambling on options. "But options and derivatives are a zero-sum game: one party's gain is another's loss. So the banks collectively are simply painting themselves into a deeper corner.
Increasingly, independent analysts like Whalen and Hudson are blaming deregulation, especially the repeal of the 1930s Glass-Steagall Act . . . leading . . . to insufficient, or non-existent, oversight. . . Full story: theage.com.au
Financial Catastrophe Looms
July 1, 2008 The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) says global markets may still be set for severe economic downturn. . . Associate Professor Dick Bryan, an economist from the University of Sydney [said], "It's telling central banks that they got it wrong, that they shouldn't have let us get into this precarious position, that they should have been constraining credit earlier and that they've put us in a position now where there just aren't clear policy options."
Full story: Read the comments on-line
Comment: Our alien-controlled central banks, the IMF and BIS have faithfully fulfilled their destiny by bringing the nations under hopelessly unrepayable debt whereby the merchants of Venice (relocated to "the City of London" in the seventeenth century), will soon demand their "pound of flesh" . . . with usury, in the form of a gold-backed global electronic currency.
Meyer Amschel Rothschild said: "Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws. Enforced unemployment and hunger, imposed on the masses because of the power we have to create shortages of food, will create the RIGHT of Capital to rule more surely than it was given to the real aristocracy."
Speaking of world government, Amschel Rothschild wrote: "It will be necessary to establish huge monopolies, reservoirs of such colossal riches that even the largest fortunes of the goyim will depend on us to such an extent that they will go to the bottom together with the credit of their governments ON THE DAY AFTER THE GREAT POLITICAL SMASH".
The Governor told the Truth
Have you ever stopped to ask yourself this simple question: If the government can print as much money as it needs, then why is there an income tax?
In 1946, Beardsley Rumlthen Governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of NYC, told the truth in a speech titled "Taxes For Revenue Are Obsolete". . . since a government can easily print all the paper money it needs, in any amount, and therefore does not need to tax anyone, an income tax is maintained to siphon excess paper out of circulation, to stabilize the purchasing power of paper money (i.e. regulate inflation) and prevent the hyperinflation that would ordinarily result from printing too much paper!
Ample paper must continuously be taxed (siphoned) out of circulation to keep pace with the interest payments on the national debt, being made to the mostly foreign bankers who designed and control the Federal Reserve System.
In 1982, the prestigious, private-sector Grace Commission, in their cost-cutting report to President Reagan, confirmed the ineptness of the income tax to control inflation. The following quote by the Commission confirms that they do not even understand how the income tax functions, and that the present rate of taxation does not pay the interest for the use of the money printed by the Federal Reserve Bank and thus cannot even begin to affect the growth of the national debt. . . "100% [of income taxes] collected is absorbed solely by interest on the federal debt ... all income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services taxpayers expect from the government" Full story: detaxcanada.org
Comment: The voting rights (shares) of the Bank of Canada have been owned by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York since 1936.
Think You have a Choice?
June 30, 2008 Why would the power elite want Senator Barack Obama rather than Senator Clinton as the Democrat nominee for President? It may be so that Senator McCain will win. Senator Obama has a tremendous amount of "baggage" . . . the power elite could set up Obama to lose to McCain, who pleased the power elite (PE) on June 20, 2008 while addressing the Economic Club of Toronto by signaling his support for the Security and Prosperity Partnership. He said the next president will add to the "security and prosperity of North America." He also referred to our "security partnership," the "integration of our economies," and our "shared destiny." He further indicated he would "defend NAFTA without equivocation," and that the US should "deepen its partnerships throughout the hemisphere and the world." Because of upcoming national economic difficulties, McCain would serve only one term. Then the power elite could bring Hillary back in 2012. Regarding the future, on ABC News June 19, 2008, was reported that Basra is an Iraq "success story." This is important because according to H.G. Wells in THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME (1933) Basra, not Baghdad or any other city in the world, is where a global conference will establish a world government. . .
In 1912, Woodrow Wilson said: ". . . We have come to be. . . one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized worldno longer a government of conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men. . . ." The PE have been in control ever since and are currently manipulating events to bring about a world currency. Full story: newswithviews.com
Thou shalt not annoy on Youth Day
July 1, 2008 Extraordinary new powers will allow police to arrest and fine people for "causing annoyance" to World Youth Day participants and permit partial strip searches at hundreds of Sydney sites, beginning today.
The laws, which operate until the end of July, have the potential to make a crime of wearing a T-shirt with a message on it . . . Police and volunteers from the State Emergency Service and Rural Fire Service will be able to direct people to cease engaging in conduct that "causes annoyance or inconvenience to participants in a World Youth Day event".
People who fail to comply will be subject to a $5,500 fine. . . More than 500 schools across Sydney and 35 train and bus stations have also been listed as "declared areas". . . the regulations were about "shutting down protests and quarantining the Pope and visiting Catholics away from messages World Youth Day authorities don't approve of".
Full story: smh.com.au
Anglicanism faces Schism over Gay Priests, Women Bishops
London, July 1, 2008 A divisive row over homosexuality and women bishops has left the worldwide Anglican Communion facing one of its worst ever crises, to the point where there is talk of an irrevocable schism. "The crisis is unprecedented since the Reformation devastated the Roman Catholic Church in England in the 16th century," The Times said Tuesday in a front-page article on a threat by 1,300 clergy to quit over women bishops.
And on Sunday after a conference in Jerusalem, some 300 conservative bishops and archbishops announced the creation of a new grouping that does not recognised the authority of Anglican leader the Archbishop of Canterbury. . .
Full story: afp.google.com
Comment: "As it as in the days of Lot" (Luke 17:28-30).
Jerusalem & Babylon
June 29, 2008 It was a conference that checked off all the boxes, 120 participants from all four corners of the Jewish world, from as far afield as Cuba; all in their twenties and thirties, not the usual crusty customers from the old organizations . . . "There was an opening ceremony at Mount Herzl, with a senior official from the Jewish Agency," says Tal Shahar, one participant, "and some of us felt this wasn't for us, we didn't come for some Zionist jamboree". . .
Some would instinctively say that if Jews don't like Israel or believe that the Palestinians were dispossessed by its foundation, then the state really doesn't have any interest in them. This was the belief that lead to the decision last month to deny anti-Zionist historian Norman Finkelstein entry to the country, despite the fact that he is eligible for automatic citizenship under the Law of Return. A real Zionist democracy shouldn't be beset with such a feeling of insecurity. The lively debate within Israel on the injustice and disadvantages of prolonging the occupation is to a large extent absent from the state's conversation with Jews overseas. Full story: haaretz.com
Comment: This is why the Zionazis hate Dr. Flinkelstein:
"The holocaust has proven to be an indispensable ideological weapon. through its deployment, one of the world's most formidable military powers, with an horrendous human rights record, has cast itself as a victim state, and the most successful ethnic group in the us has likewise acquired victim status, considerable dividends accrue from this specious victimhoodin particular, immunity to criticism, however justified" (Prof. Norman G. Finkelstein, The Holocaust Industry, Verso, 2000).
The Former and Latter Rain Part III
A parable is commonly defined as "an earthly story with a heavenly meaning." It rests on the basis that man is made in the image of God, hence the natural types the Spiritual because the law of reproduction requires that everything bring forth after its kind so there is a continuity of the human with the Divine (Genesis 1:11, 26; Luke 3:38).
In the parables of Jesus, the natural world becomes a visible witness reflecting the invisible spiritual realm. Jesus' purpose in employing parables was the judicial veiling of truth as well as dialectic, to discriminate between the believer, the make-believer, and the un-believer. The parable, which was to the carnal a veiling, is to the receptive a progressive revealing of the truth. It was a penalty or a blessing according to the state of the hearer: a darkening to those who loved darkness, enshrining the truth (concerning Messiah's Spiritual Kingdomso different from Jewish expectations) from the jeers of the scoffer, and leaving something for the careless non-elect afterwards to think over, while enlightening the diligent seeker of truth. His purpose remains unchanged to this day.
New Testament doctrines could not be understood fully before the historical facts such as Jesus' death and resurrection, the destruction of the Temple by Titus or the seven Church Ages, on which they rested, had been accomplished. Parables were repositories of truths not then understood, even when plainly told (Luke 18:34), but afterwards comprehended in their manifold significance, when the Spirit brought Jesus' Words to remembrance (John 14:26). The veil was sufficiently transparent to allow the spiritual easily to see the truth underneath, while those who were unspiritual saw only the sacred drapery of the parable in which He had wrapped the pearl so as not to cast it before swine.
So is it in the end of the Gentile dispensation; the former rain has been falling since the revelation of the Seven Seals in 1963 as Peter and Joel prophesied concerning "the restoration of all things spoken by the mouth of all God's holy prophets since the beginning of the world. . . I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh." This mystery is hidden in plain view for all to read and hear.
God cannot be accused of partiality or arbitrary judgment: "Whereas the rabbis have said, You shall love your fellow so-called Jew, and hate your enemy. I command you to love your enemies irrespective of their race or religion, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who despitefully use and persecute you; that you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for He makes His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust" (Matthew 5:43-45).
Paul admonished likewise, "Bless your persecutors; bless, and do not curse them. Share the joy of those who are happy and the grief of those who grieve. Live in harmony with others, do not aspire to eminence, but associate yourselves with humble people; do not be conceited."
"In no case pay back evil for evil, determine on the noblest ways of dealing with all men. If possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but leave room for divine retribution; for it is written, Vengeance is Mine; I will pay them back, says the Lord. Therefore if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him drink: for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head. Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good" (Romans 12:14-21).
The Gospel and Christian revelations are never taught in some secret place but spoken openly to "whomsoever will" hear. Those whose works cannot stand public scrutiny cover their activities in organizations such as the CFR, Masonry, Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg, World Council of Churches, Judaism, Judaeo-Roman Catholicism and myriad metastasized tentacles of Luciferian Illuminism.
As parables veil a progressive revealing of truths only perfectly understood as history unfolds, it is at the end of the age that partial realization becomes perfect realization. When prophecy becomes history, perfect realization becomes completed realization as we experientially live these truths in real time.
Matthew 13:24-30, "The Kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while men were asleep his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went away. When the blade sprung up and the wheat headed, so did the tares. The owner's servants went to him and said, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where then did the tares come from?"
"He said, An enemy has done this. The servants said to him, Would you have us to weed them out? But he said, No, for in gathering up the weeds you might uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I shall direct the reapers to collect the weeds first, and bind them in bundles ready for burning, then to gather the wheat into my barn".
In verse 39 Jesus explains that His servants (Revelation 1:1) who sowed the good seed are also the reapers. They are the seven angels to the Church Ages: Paul, Irenaeus, Martin, Columba, Martin Luther, John Wesley and William Branham. The harvest is the end of the dispensations that antitype the Pentecostal feast; we live in the holy convocation of the fiftieth and last day of the feast. The former rain has brought the seed that was planted through the cycle of growth back into seed so that following the close of the Laodicean Church Age and the revelation of the Seals, the sevenfold Spirit that manifest in PART through the ministry of His servants, is present now in its fullness. And the Holy Spirit falling upon all flesh has bound the tares into bundles according to the personal choices of the non-elect, for the fruit of their lives bears witness to the nature of the seed that was sown, and cannot be disguised in the harvest time.
The natural types the Spiritual. As the mystery of God is finished, so the secret things of men's character can no longer be hid. The sowing has finished and the crop has reached maturity declaring the fruit of the life that was planted. We are in the harvest time wherein all secrets will be known. This explains why the doings of paedophile judges and priests, corrupt policemen, treasonous politicians past and present, lies taught as "history" and education in general, heretical religions, the hypocrisy of our Hegelian sham democracies, Babylonian fractional reserve usury and central banking scams, fraudulent science, health and nutrition, freemasonry, and the scheming of Lucifer's six-thousand year conspiracy for totalitarian one world government involving the most eminent and "honourable men" are all being exposed.
Luke 12:2, "There is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known." Hebrews 4:12, "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."
Nothing is hidden in harvest time when every seed brings forth of its own kind.
Luke 21:29-32, "Jesus told a parable. See the fig tree, and all the trees; when they are fully budding, you know by looking at them that summer is in the offing. Similarly when you notice these things taking place, be assured that the Kingdom of God is near. I assure you it will come before this generation passes away. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but My Words shall not pass away".
Trees represent kindred groups, and all have had their revival under the former rain. The fig tree signifies Israel in whose name a modern nation state has been established in the Promised Land by their sworn enemy and impersonator whom the Reaper has bound into Zionist, Sabbatean, Communist, Masonic and other Judaistic bundles. Other tares have been bound into Judaeo-Roman Catholic, Baptist, Methodist and Pentecostal bundles, humanist, neo-con, socialist, Rhodes Scholarship, Club of Rome, Mont Pelerin, Pilgrims' Society, United Nations bundles, all ready for the burning. The former rain which was sent for the wheat has fallen on the just and the unjust and each has reproduced the life of the seed that was planted.
Jesus explained in Matthew 13:30, the tares have their revivals first. James 5:7 says, "Endure patiently, brethren, until the [parousia] Coming of the Lord. Take notice how the farmer awaits the precious fruit of the earth, continuing in patience until it receives the early and latter rains".
Christ's 'parousia' Coming was in 1963; He is present now. The former rain of Brother Branham's ministry was the "shout" of Matthew 25:6 and I Thessalonians 4:14-16 waking the virgin from denominational slumber and calling her out from Mystery Babylon and her harlot daughters to meet the Bridegroom at His Coming. The revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to earth in W_O_R_D form, and as the parable explains, the virgins must fill their vessels with Oil of the Spirit and trim the denominational carbon from their lamps so they can walk in the Light of the present Truth (I Corinthians 13:10).
Brother Branham was the angel of Revelation 1:1 by whom Christ "sent and signified the Book of Revelation to His servant John." He was the angel who led John through the visions on the Island of Patmos. Therefore we know that throughout the Book of Revelation John represents Christ's end-time Bride because the Book was sealed to the time of the end, until "the days of the Voice of the seventh angel when the mystery of God should be finished" (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 10:4, 7). The revelation of the Seven Seals is the former rain of Brother Branham's Message that dresses Christ's Bride in the righteousnesses of the saints of all seven Church Ages, which is the fullness of the Word that makes up the Capstone of the Body of Christ.
In Revelation 21 Brother Branham shows John, (Christ's end-time Bride), New Jerusalem, which is the Bride of all Ages who are joint heirs with Jesus Messiah in the new heaven and new earth. In verse 27 he tells John "Nothing unclean or anyone practicing abomination and falsehood shall ever enter it, but only the saints of the Old and New Testaments written in the Lamb's Book of Life." Revelation 22:1-13, "Then Brother Branham showed me the river of the Water of Life (or revelation), clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb. And running through the middle of the street on either side of the river, trees of Life (the Old and New Testament saints) bearing twelve kinds of fruits, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for a memorial of the restoration of the nations to the Lord" (as the elements of the Lord's Supper signify our individual union).
"There shall no longer be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall worship Him. They shall see His face; and His Name shall be in their foreheads. And night shall be no more; they will need neither lamplight nor sunlight, for the Lord God will be their Light, and they shall reign forever and ever."
Then Brother Branham said to me, These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God of the holy prophets sent his angel to show His servants what must soon take place (Revelation 1:1). Behold, I come quickly. Blessed is he who keeps the Words of the prophecy of this Book."
"I, (certain hearers of this Message), am the one who saw and heard these things, and when I had heard and seen, I bowed down to worship at the feet of William Branham, the angel who showed them to me. But he told me, You must not do that! I am a fellowservant, and of your brothers the prophets, and of those who keep the Words of this Book. Worship God."
(This came to pass in 1961 when some misguided folk, bedazzled by the abundance of the Supernatural (Luke 17:28-30), actually thought Brother Branham was Jesus and were baptizing in the name of William Marrion Branham. Brother Branham reprimanded them and resolved to terminate his ministry before taking glory from Christ as an antichrist had those Brothers not repented (Bruised Serpent; The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 461:Q42; C.O.D., 861:Q214; also Revelation 19:10).
"Then he said to me, Do not seal the Words of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand."
Time was at hand for the fulfilment of verses 7 and 12, "Behold, I come quickly. Blessed is he who keeps the Words of the prophecy of this Book." It was time for the revelation of Christ's secret, sudden 'parousia' Coming through the revelation of the Seven Seals (Revelation 10:1-7), which would be known only to those who take the unsealed Book from the hands of Christ and become one with its prophecy as commanded in Revelation 10:8-11. Many newcomers to the Message do not feel the hunger of the previous generation to devour the Spoken Word books but trust their kind old priest to study and provide them a second-hand religion, which they do not prove in their own Bibles. Is this the spirit of Laodicea?
What if your kind old minister is in error? Since you are following him and his reasoning and not the revealed Word, would this indicate you have learning without faith and are justified by neither?
"Let the unjust be unjust still: and the filthy be filthy still: and let the righteous be righteous still: and the saints be holy still. Behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to render to each according to his doings. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last".
He has come quickly, but why after 45 years has He not taken His waiting Bride Home? What is He waiting for? Apart from you and me, what is delaying the resurrection? Besides waiting for others like you and me to put on the likeness of the Lord God and maintain the Token on display He is waiting for that last elect.
Where is that last elect? Should he be sought among the nomads of the desert, or savages in the jungle; in Judaism, Islam or Hindustan? Well, not if we follow the pattern of previous exodus's whose ranks were filled by people of a common hope. In the first exodus, God gathered believers from among the children of Abraham, Isaac and Israel to whom He had promised a land of milk and honey where they could live as a holy nation. In the second exodus, He called His chosen ones out from apostate natural Israel into union with Messiah. In the third exodus He is calling believers out from the apostate churches (Revelation 18:4) to the eternal land of the Millennium.
Under the Law, Gentile proselytes and converts were joining themselves to the common faith of Israel. Under grace, an election were called into the second exodus by the former rain of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-12, 41-42; 8:1-6; 10:1-8, 34-48). Under grace, heathens from every nation, tribe and tongue of Adam's race were gathered into the faith. From among these people of the common faith the Lord is calling His end-time Bride by the former rain in this fiftieth day of the antitype of the Pentecostal feast, into the third exodus.
Throughout the Church Ages the evangelistic call was to deliver the Gospel to the heathen peoples of Adam's race all over the world (Matthew 28:19-20). And God gave the saints two thousand years in which to call His elect out of darkness into Light. Since He has come in the secret rapture of the Church, and "shortened the days lest there be no flesh saved for the translation" (Matthew 24:22-28; Romans 9:28-29), the objective of the end-time evangelism is not to convert raw heathens but to correct the erroneous understandings of those who believe they are Christians but far from being free in the liberty of "the river of the Water of Life, clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb," they are bound in chains of man-made creed and dogma.
I have witnessed missionaries from denominations inside and outside the circle of this Message seek to gather a following through building schools, hospitals, churches, roads, homes, farm improvements, providing food, second hand clothing, friendship, money, and everything but the revelation of the Word of the hour. Perhaps they feel that by perseverance they will weary the unbelievers into the Body of Christ, but that will not work (Titus 3:9-11). After almost half a century since the Coming of the Lord, the major emphasis on evangelism seems directed toward everyone but those specified by the Holy Spirit in Matthew 25:1-13 and Revelation 18:4.
Hebrews 6:1-8, "Let us leave behind the elementary doctrine of Christ and advance toward maturity. Surely we don't need to speak further about the foolishness of trying to be saved by being good, or about the necessity of faith in God, of instruction about baptism and spiritual gifts, and the resurrection of the dead and of eternal judgment. And this will we do if God permits."
"For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who have once for all been enlightened, have tasted of the heavenly gift, have become participants in the Holy Ghost, have tasted the goodness of the Word of God and the powers of the world to come, if they then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God afresh on their own account, and hold Him up to contempt. For the land that drinks the rain that often falls on it, and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is cultivated, receives a blessing from God. But if it bears thorns and thistles it is worthless, and near to being cursed; its end is to be burned".
The end-time evangelism of the former rain in the third exodus is directed to those who believe God's promises and think they are in Christ, unaware that they are in bed with the Jezebel religion of Revelation 2:20-23. Neither the wise not the foolish virgin are going to be cajoled out of their denominations. Jesus said, "My sheep receive My Word." If after the first and second admonition they reject the present Truth you know the election is off. Just walk away from them. However, if they are His sheep and you present the Word for their hour, they will receive It.
Soon earthquakes will sink Los Angeles beneath the sea and divide the Mount of Olives. Then the latter rain will fall upon all flesh, "the wicked will do wickedly, and none of the wicked will understand; but the wise shall understand" (Daniel 12:10). Why so? Because the latter rain is the harvest rain causing every plant to manifest in the nature and quality of its fruit the true life of the seed that was planted. At this time grace and mercy will have expired:
Revelation 12:10, "And I [....your name here....] heard an authoritative Voice in heaven saying, Now the salvation, and the power, and the reign of our God has come, and the sovereign authority of His Christ will be exercised through His Wife under preeminence to her Husband by the 'third pull' in the manifestation of the Sons of God, for the Accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night is cast down".
Satan will become truly incarnate in the pope of Rome who will head up the World Council of Churches (as he was quoted as saying in our previous Newsletter). And by his gold (remember Judas held the bag) he will control the whole world, and that antichrist system will own everything and try to control everybody. But after the Tribulation, Jesus will destroy them all by the brightness of His Coming, and their end will be the lake of Fire (II Thessalonians 2:8; Revelation 19:20; 20:10).
Revelation 3:10, "I will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth."
Brother Branham said, "This temptation is exactly like the temptation in Eden. It will be a very inviting proposition held up in direct opposition to God's commanded Word, and yet from the standpoint of human reasoning it will be so very right, so enlightening and life-giving as to fool the world (Revelation 13:4, 8 Ed). Only the very elect will not be fooled.
The temptation will come as follows. The ecumenical move that has started on what seems such a beautiful and blessed principle (fulfilling Christ's prayer that we all might be one) becomes so strong politically that she bears pressure upon the government to cause all to join with her either directly or through adherence to principles enacted into law so that no people will be recognized as actual churches unless under direct or indirect domination of this council. Little groups will lose charters, privileges, etc., until they lose all property and spiritual rights with the people.
For example, right now unless the local ministerial association approves in many, if not most cities, one cannot rent a building for religious services. To become chaplains in the armed services, hospitals, etc., it is now almost mandatory to be recognized as acceptable to the trinitarian ecumenical groups. As this pressure increases, and it will, it will be harder to resist, for to resist is to lose privilege. And so many will be tempted to go along, for they will feel it is better to serve God publicly in the framework of this organization than not to serve God at all publicly. But they err. To believe the devil's lie is to serve Satan, even though you may want to call him Jehovah. But the elect will not be deceived.
Furthermore, the elect will not only be kept, but as this move becomes the "image erected to the beast," the saints will be gone in the rapture. And this little delightful, winsome movement that started out in fellowship at Ephesus will become the monster of Satan that defiles and deceives the whole world. For the church system of the Roman Catholic and the Protestant in coming together will control the whole wealth of the world system and force the whole earth into its religious trap, or will kill them, by refusing them the privilege of buying and selling whereby they would make a living. This will be accomplished simply, for the harlot's daughters are all but gone back to her. In the meantime, Rome has acquired nearly all the supplies of gold. The Jews have the bonds and all the paper. At the right time, the harlot will destroy the present day money system by calling in all the paper, and demanding gold. With no gold, the system falls. The Jews will be trapped and come into the alliance, and the harlot church will take over the whole world" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 313:2-314:1; Revelation 13:11-18).
This will be the fulfilment of the sixth of seven consecutive visions the Lord showed His Prophet in 1933. Rome will rule the world as the Lord revealed to Daniel and Jesus Messiah, and as it was in the days of Lot, Sodom and its Sodomites will burn as the Lord showed Brother Branham in the last of seven consecutive visions wherein he heard a terrible explosion, and as he turned to look he saw nothing but debris, craters and smoke all over the land of America.
Years before that time, the resurrection of the Church Age saints will begin; Christ's end-time Bride will become a hunted and persecuted little group exercising the 'third pull' before we change in the atoms to meet our promised Son in the air as God changed Abraham and Sarah in the atoms in order that they could receive their promised son. nl534.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.