Bible Believers' Newsletter 538
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
We greet you in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ and thank you for your fellowship in God's unchanging Word.
In our previous Newsletter we exposed the foundation of lies upon which Satan has built his kingdom called "civilization." Aside from the old lies of religion, democracy and the tooth fairy, we now have Pearl Harbor, the murder of JFK, the Apollo Moon Landing, LBJ's Gulf of Tonkin "incident" to fully involve the US in Vietnam, his cover-up of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty, Big Pharma, the Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11 and the Babylonian statutory reserve banking scan whereby banks make 60% on deposits for which they pay you 3% interest.
In our current affairs section this week we broach current lies like man-made climate change and carbon trading, bio-fuels, the price of oil, the holocaust and "free trade" scams designed to impoverish, control, depopulate and enslave the mass of world population to a small elite.
News items we chose not to print portray "civilization" in the terminus of this final Gentile world empire degenerate to the point of barbarism. The greatest nation since Israel has sunk to amoral impotence: kidnapping and torturing innocent men and boys as a fig leaf to cover her lying justification for unprovoked wars of imperial aggression to loot the resources of defenseless nations; even training Mexican police in the black "art" of torture. But the US is a colony of 'the City' which employed the Big Lie of a holocaust to cover her atrocities and martial ineptitude in World War I, the Big Lie of a holocaust to cover the genocide of scores of millions of Christians between the wars in Jewish-controlled Soviet Russia, and the Big Lie of a holocaust to cover Allied atrocities in World War II. Further disclosure of CIA lies regarding the mythical nuclear programs of Iraq and Iran, revelations of US complicity in the slaughter of 100,000 North Koreans in the Korean War and plans to test poison gases in Queensland were also victims of the editor's pen.
In studying this Newsletter, please follow the links in the news items and reference the Scripture in our main article your Life may depend on it.
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
Geostrategic Effects of Revisionism: the Iranian Lesson
June 5, 2008 The energy crisis is causing worry. However, Iran, which possesses huge reserves of oil and gas, wishes to exploit them better, with our help, and sell us the products, a procedure that would lead to a marked softening of worldwide petrol, diesel, fuel oil and gas prices. A good many nations have an eye on this great potential wealth and would be apt to respond favourably to Tehran's business proposals. But the United States has decreed the boycott of Iran and, up to now, the world's policeman has generally been obeyed. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can make all the proposals he likes: he still finds himself considered a criminal. His request for a collaboration that would let him fully re-equip the country's drilling, production and processing operations is refused. He goes so far as to suggest that countries using the single European currency pay in euros and no longer in dollars, but to no avail. People turn their back to him. Some threaten him. Even the Pope refuses to receive him. In many countries, his embassies and diplomatic staff are deprived of contact with the local authorities and foreign delegations; they have ended up with pariah status. One may well ask oneself where such radical behaviour towards the Iranians ever originated and why the international community acts so obviously against its own economic interests.
Three grounds are usually brought up to explain this policy of boycott and open hostility: 1) the Iranian president is perhaps trying to arm his country with nuclear weapons; 2) it seems he wants to exterminate the Jews in Israel; 3) he holds the extermination of the European Jews during the Second World War to be a myth. The first two grounds do not make much sense; only the third is serious and, for that reason, instructive.
In reply to the first ground, it's fitting to observe that if Ahmadinejad's accusers possessed the slightest evidence that Iran was trying to acquire nuclear weapons, such evidence would long since have been brandished before the world; however, up to now, they have supplied no real evidence and, in any case, if Iran had a nuclear bomb at her disposal, she could not launch it towards a geographic zone populated by as many Palestinians as Jews; her bomb would kill or maim both populations without distinction.
The second ground rests on the absurd manipulation of a text. Ahmadinejad has had and continues to have ascribed to him an incendiary statement according to which the Jewish State is to be "wiped off the map," words taken to mean the extermination of the Jews in Israel. Actually, he'd merely repeated in 2005 Ayatollah Khomeini's 1979 declaration that "the regime [in Persian, "rezhime"] occupying Al Qods [Jerusalem]" would one day "vanish from the page of time". Ahmadinejad took care to spell out his phrase by specifying that, if all the inhabitants of the land of PalestineMoslems, Jews and Christianshad the right one day to vote freely and opt for a regime of their choice, the Zionist regime would disappear from Palestine just as, for example, the Communist regime disappeared from Russia. The Western media, as a whole, have reported neither the exact wording nor the explanation.
The third ground is the true one: if the Iranian president causes so much fear, it's owing to his revisionism. He has wielded the sole weapon that can deeply worry the Jewish State and its ally, the United States. He possesses what I've called the poor man's atomic weapon. In the findings of historical revisionism he effectively holds a "device of mass destruction" that would kill no-one but could neutralise Israel's number one political weapon: the Great Lie of the alleged Nazi gas chambers and the alleged genocide of Europe's Jews. Raised in the religion of "the Holocaust," the peoples of North America and Europe generally believe in this Great Lie and see Ahmadinejad as a heretic; thus they dare not defend any policy of rapprochement with Iran, or call for a lifting of the boycott, although therein lies the only chance of seeing their energy costs decrease. (Emphasis ours - Ed). Doubtless some of these peoples' leaders desire an understanding with Iran, but they back away at the prospect of being criticised as accomplices of the new Satan, of the "denier", the "negationist" who "kills the Jews once again by denying their death".
The news of the international "Holocaust" conference in Tehran (December 11th 12th 2006) rang out like a warning shot. By no means reserved to revisionists, that conference was open to all. Confrontation of opposing views was allowed, and it took place. The rout of the antirevisionists was dramatic. And President Ahmadinejad, already fully apprised of revisionist argumentation, was thus able to restate that "the Holocaust" was a myth. Bush, Blair, Chirac, who know nothing of revisionism, responded by making a terrible fuss. As for the Israelis, they are aware of the Jewish authors' utter inability to answer revisionist arguments on the scientific level; they now uphold their Great Lie only with Elie Wiesel-style fake testimony or cinematic guff in the manner of Claude Lanzmann, when they don't resort to novels, drama or even sham museum exhibitions like those at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem or the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington; they have therefore seized the occasion to draw up a bill in the Knesset that would let the State of Israel demand that any revisionist, wherever in the world he might be, be delivered to its own courts! When there's no proof to show, the cudgel is used (as on author, Professor Robert Faurisson PhD pictured at left Ed).
The Zionists and their friends are getting more and more alarmed at the diffusion of revisionism over the Internet. They make many attempts, cynical or veiled, to strengthen Internet censorship but, up to today at any rate, they have not yet achieved their aims. Throughout the Western world repression of revisionism is worsening, but it's all a waste of effort so far. The holocaustic propaganda and Shoah Business grow ever more deafening, but henceforth they tend to annoy or tire people.
Revisionism has long been an intellectual adventure, experienced by a certain number of academics, researchers and various other persons ready to sacrifice their lives or their tranquillity for the defence of historical truth, and of justice. Today, revisionism is becoming, on the international plane, a noticeable bone of contention; it is asserted by some and violently denounced by others, and is present even in certain political or economic altercations. It is destined to play no small role in the endless crisis in the Middle East as well as in the current energy crisis. For the powerful, it will constitute a threat and, for others, a way out. In any case, the times when revisionism could be treated with contempt or quite simply ignored are decidedly past. . . Full story: ziopedia.org.
July 28, 2008 "Northern governments and oil companies have never salivated to quite the same extent over the Arctic, which becomes all the more hospitable to them as the ice melts . . . If one were a cynic, one would say that in this instance it is altogether to Ottawa's advantage to drag its feet in the fight against greenhouse gases . . ."
Four hundred and twelve billion barrels of oil. A third of the planet's proven reserves. That's what the depths of the Arctic contain, according to the US Geological Survey's most recent evaluation. One may count on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to take advantage of the opportunity to reassert Canada's "unquestionable" sovereignty over the Northand to reduce the debate over the development of the circumpolar world to a war of flags and icebreakers. . . . Full story: truthout.org
Comment: The speculation-driven skyrocketing price of petroleum is a crisis orchestrated not only through the Amsterdam spot market, where hundreds of "paper barrels" of oil are bought and sold for every actual barrel produced, but also here at home through collusion of governments with the British Imperial ('City of London' - Ed) energy/raw materials cartel over the past two decades or more. Our continent and surrounding waters contain some of the world's greatest deposits of oil and gas, literally oceans of it, while hundreds if not thousands of on and offshore oil wells have been drilled and just capped, in order to create an artificial shortage.
Oil is now being produced in this country for $5 per barrel. In a briefing on 7th May 2008, Mike Yeager, Chief Executive of BHP Billiton's Petroleum Sector said, "We're right now sitting at $5 [production price per barrel] . . . That's how we're able to contribute these extraordinary returns and extraordinary margins to our corporationsomething we're very, very pleased with . . . In the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and in Western Australia, we pay very, very small royalties. We keep the majority of the barrels ourselves. . . So, we keep all the upside. If these barrels were in Algeria or some other place in the world, then you'd be sharing that upside with the Government."
Numerous experts . . . have repeatedly stated that Australia's natural gas deposits are so huge that Australia could soon be the second or third largest producer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the world, "another Qatar. . . In terms of offshore frontier basins [i.e. prospective oil fields] Australia has the largest spread and largest variety of any country in the world. There is little doubt that Australia has barely scratched the surface in terms of petroleum exploration." This crisis has been orchestrated . . . In 1985, Australia produced 96% of its crude oil needs through domestic production and had a small net surplus in 2000. . . (cecaust.com.au).
Producing nations sell oil for a pittance, but with Rockefeller's world parity oil pricingpump price is currently up 1,300%. In the US, Rockefeller legislation shut down Alaskan production and chokes production at the well head. Because politicians in the controlled political parties of our Hegelian sham democracies dare not call it treason, we are forced to contribute to the cost of funding Lucifer's totalitarian one world government, massive world depopulation and a return to serfdom.
Has the cost of oil rocketed to such heights because the Federal Reserve needs to sustain demand for the US dollar? What is the link between oil, the Federal Reserve and the hoax of man-made "global warming"/"climate change"? Why are hedge funds and speculators in commodities placing such a high price on oil, since consumption has been in decline and producing nations are pumping more than is being consumed such that the world is awash with oil?
Is the oil price hike by hedge funds and other speculators intended to inflame opposition to innocent Islam in order to gain support for the "hot" stage of World War III? Contrary to claims by US President George W. Bush, increased demand from India and China has not been the cause of rising food prices. Professor Gallagher's report to the British government states "The basket of food prices examined in the study rose by 140% between 2002 and this February. The report estimates that higher energy and fertilizer prices accounted for an increase of only 15%, while biofuels have been responsible for a 75% jump over that period" which has left 100 million more people without enough to eat. . .
The Big Lie only works to the point where the population being propagandized is not feeling the direct impact and negative consequences on a personal level in their daily lives and have to act in order to survive. The US would do well to remember how President Roosevelt deliberately provoked Japan to attack America by withholding oil. The next time a US president overplays his hand the United States will be destroyed.
WTO Talks Collapse amidst Developing Countries' Reluctance to Sacrifice Food Security
July 29, 2008 "Despite trade ministers' hopes for a last-minute deal, World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations collapsed yet again today, and observers at the talks in Geneva say that the failure is not surprising, given the reluctance of India and other developing nations to sacrifice food security measures in the wake of the recent global spike in food prices."
At a time when many countries are seeking to reduce dependence on troubled economies in the US and Europe, and as fears of a global recession loom, many nations are questioning the development gains to be achieved from trade liberalization. The projected gains from the Doha Round offer developing countries very little in potential gains. According to World Bank modeling, developing country benefits would be just 16 percent of total world gains, or 0.16 per cent of GDP. This works out to less than a penny per day per capita in the developing world. Poverty reductionwhich in itself would be very limitedwould reach only 2.5 million people. Full story: cepr.net
Comment: Ungrateful wretches! Don't they know that pennies make pounds? Let them eat biofuel!
By the grace of God the failure of these one-sided negotiations will ward off misery and death for millions otherwise forced off the land by imports, becoming factory fodder or victims of famine. Free Trade is a death wish to any nation.
George II and his comrades are fighting undeclared wars of aggression with your taxes and the blood of your sons to fulfil the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. This is the inspiration behind the oppression and aggression of the US, Britain, Australia and other colonies of 'the City' designed to force democracy and universal suffrage out of the barrel of a gun:
"When we have accomplished our coup d'etat we shall say then to the various peoples: 'Everything has gone terribly badly, all have been worn out with suffering. We are destroying the causes of your tormentnationalities, frontiers, differences of coinages. You are at liberty, of course, to pronounce sentence upon us, but can it possibly be a just one if it is confirmed by you before you make any trial of what we are offering you' . . . then will the mob exalt us and bear us up in their hands in a unanimous triumph of hopes and expectations. Voting, which we have made the instrument which will set us on the throne of the world by teaching even the very smallest units of members of the human race to vote by means of meetings and agreements by groups, will then have served its purposes and will play its part then for the last time by a unanimity of desire to make close acquaintance with us before condemning us."
"TO SECURE THIS WE MUST HAVE EVERYBODY VOTE WITHOUT DISTINCTION OF CLASSES AND QUALIFICATIONS, in order to establish an absolute majority, which cannot be got from the educated propertied classes. In this way, by inculcating in all a sense of self-importance, we shall destroy among the GOYIM the importance of the family and its educational value and remove the possibility of individual minds splitting off; for the mob, handled by us, will not let them come to the front nor even give them a hearing; it is accustomed to listen to us only who pay it for obedience and attention. In this way we shall create a blind, mighty force which will never be in a position to move in any direction without the guidance of our agents set at its head by us as leaders of the mob. The people will submit to this regime because it will know that upon these leaders will depend its earnings, gratifications and the receipt of all kinds of benefits". Full story: Protocol 10:4-5
Comment: (La Vieille France (21 October, 1920, No. 195) published an extremely important Russian document in which the following passage occurs: "There is a striking analogy between the Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the discourse of the Rabbi Reichhorn, pronounced in Prague in 1869 over the tomb of the Grand Rabbi Simeon-ben-Ihuda, and published by Readcliffe, who paid with his life for the divulgation. Sonol, who had taken Readcliffe to hear Reichhorn, was killed in a duel some time afterwards. The general ideas formulated by the Rabbi are found fully developed in the Protocols," (which were published about 35 years later).
"La Vieille France (10 March, 1921, No. 214) gives the version of this funeral oration which was published in La Russie Juive. It is perfectly clear that the funeral oration and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion come from one and the same mint. Both are prophetic; and the power which made the prophecies has been able to bring about their fulfillment. There can no longer be any doubt as to whose is the power which is disturbing the world, creating World Unrest, and at the same time reaping all of the profits. Jewry is enslaving all Christian peoples of the earth. There IS a Jew World Plot and it now stands finally and completely unmasked)":
"6. By the ceaseless praise of DEMOCRATIC RULE we shall divide the Christians into political parties, we shall destroy the unity of their nations, we shall sow discord everywhere. Reduced to impotence, they will bow before the LAW of OUR BANK, always united, and always devoted to our Cause."
"7. We shall force the Christians into wars by exploiting their pride and their stupidity. They will massacre each other, and clear the ground for us to put our people into" . . . Full story: the7thfire.com).
Dr. Richard N. Gardner, professor of Law and International Organisation at Columbia University, and former deputy Assistant Secretary of State for international organisations during the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations. . . is specific about the key role of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in creating the world state: "We are embarked on an ambitious negotiation for the reform of the international monetary system, aimed at phasing out the dollar standard. . .
The accomplishment of those objectives will inevitably require a revitalization of the IMF, which will be given unprecedented powers to create new international reserves and to influence national decisions on exchange rates and on the domestic monetary and fiscal policies."
A rigid international credit monopoly, international control of the basic raw materials of the world, and an international economic system the multinational corporations are paving the wayare essential for the establishment of the World State. (Eric D. Butler, Censored History, 1976).
The power to create financial credit is the power to control all forms of economic activity, including the media. Once the nature of this power is grasped, and how present methods of credit creation generate increasing debt, heavier taxation and accelerating inflation, the nexus between International Finance and International Communism can be readily seen."
The Carbon Trading Scam
"Just as the United States Treasury and central bankers are trying to save us from the excesses of securitised debt obligations, the Australian government, herded along by economist Ross Garnaut, is preparing to save us from the perils of climate change with . . . securitised debt obligations (carbon emission permits)" (The Australian Financial Review, July 16, 2008).
Out of the frying pan into the fire according to the strategy of The Protocols, via our Hegelian sham democratic system and the great power of the Press: "We must compel the governments of the goyim to take action in the direction favored by our widely conceived plan, already approaching the desired consummation, by what we shall represent as public opinion, secretly promoted by us through the means of that so-called "Great Power"THE PRESS, WHICH, WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS THAT MAY BE DISREGARDED, IS ALREADY ENTIRELY IN OUR HANDS."
"In a word, to sum up our system of keeping the governments of the goyim in Europe in check, we shall show our strength to one of them by terrorist attempts and to all, if we allow the possibility of a general rising against us, we shall respond with the guns of America or China or Japan" (Protocol 7). . . "we shall create a blind, mighty force which will never be in a position to move in any direction without the guidance of our agents set at its head by us as leaders of the mob. The people will submit to this regime because it will know that upon these leaders will depend its earnings, gratifications and the receipt of all kinds of benefits" (Protocol 10).
But who is Professor Ross Garnaut, and why would the Australian government commission him to palm this thimble and pea scheme of unscientific lies peddled by Sir Nicholas Stern and former Vice President Al Gore on the nation? Why indeed? Professor Garnaut, now PM Kevin Rudd's chief kommissar and propagandist, was his boss when they were posted to China. Is their first loyalty is to 'the City'? Professor Garnaut is a member of Rockefeller's Trilateral Commission, an Illuminati 'front' organization.
Fellow traveler 'Climate Change' Minister Penny Wong said, "We have a very strong self interest in tackling climate change. We're a hot and dry country. We have a strong self interest in adapting now, adjusting to the new world order. We've got a strong self interest in an effective global regime and part of that is doing the right thing at home".
Professor Garnaut revealed the true Trilateral agenda in The Australian Financial Review: "Banks and other financial innovators can score from developing products such as options and derivatives for emissions trading [this kind of gambling created and will ensure the longevity of the global financial meltdown - Ed]. . . Climate change and the emissions trading scheme present challenges for business, but also opportunities for the financial services sector. . ." [As set forth in the Protocolswith no effect on the weather Ed] (July 15, 2008, p. 6). The article proceeds to discuss who can profit from Australian businesses going under as a result of this underhand sleight to intelligence and speculates how an exchange of paper permits can possibly affect Earth's weather.
Scientists: Climate change is a scam and you'll be paying for it!
Several days ago, a volcano near the coast of Chile that had been dormant for 9,000 years erupted spectacularly, hurling liquefied metals and lightning many miles into the sky. The results, which you see here, are called a 'dirty thunderstorm,' and are quite rare. Nobody is certain what causes them, but according to National Geographic it's believed to be 'the result of rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in the plume colliding to produce static chargesjust as ice particles collide to create charge in regular thunderstorms . . . Full story: blogspot.com.
Comment: As reported in Newsletter 527 it came to life on May 2, 2008. In its latest eruption, it spewed debris twenty miles up into the atmosphere. . . Photography by National Geographic Magazine. There have been further eruptions in Ecuador and Montserrat a 6.8 earthquake in Japan, and a 5.4 earthquake in California east of Los Angeles.
Fear not, nor be Perplexed, the Lord will be with You
Numbers 24:15-25, "The vision of Balaam the son of Beor, the revelation of a man whose eyes are open: the revelation of him who hears the Words of God, who perceives the knowledge of the most High, who sees the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance but having his eyes open:'
"I shall see Him, but not now: I observe Him, but not nearby. A Star shall come out of Jacob, a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, which shall crush Moab from one end of the country to the other and destroy all the sons of confusion. Edom too shall become a possession and Seir a conquered territory; and Israel shall do valiantly."
"One with dominion shall come out of Jacob and kill the survivors of the cities. Then Balaam looked on Amalek and took up his discourse: Amalek was the first of the nations to resist Israel at their entrance into the Promised Land (Exodus 17:8); but his posterity shall perish forever. And he looked on the Kenites and proceeded with his discourse, Your home is of lasting duration, and your nest is set in the rock. Nevertheless the Kenite shall be destroyed but not until Assyria carries Israel away captive (Isaiah 10:5). And he concluded his discourse, saying, Alas, who shall live when God appoints Assyria to destroy Israel? Ships shall come from the coasts of Cyprus; then they shall oppress both Assyria (Balaam's homeland) and Eber, and Cyprus shall also come to destruction. And Balaam rose up, and went back to his place: and Balak also went his way".
Back in the days of Moseseven before Israel had crossed the river Jordan, Balaam prophesied the future devastation and carrying away of her Northern kingdom. His vision reaches beyond the Babylonian and Medo-Persian histories to a faint glimpse of Alexander, and behind him the Roman world power, which will oppress or humble Eber, his own race and that of Israel, unto the consummation.
Numbers 24 foretells the eventual destruction of all kingdoms that come against Israel, for to resist Israel in her covenant service to God is to come against God. The Promised Land for Spiritual Israelites is in Christ, placed by the baptism with the Holy Spirit. The destruction of all heathen powers foretold at the end of Numbers 24 will take place after Israel enters her rest in Jesus Messiah. This is called "the battle of that great day of God Almighty" from which there will be no survivors.
Armageddon, or the "mount of Meggido" is derived from the Heb. root gadad, which means "to cut off" or slaughter.
Revelation 16:16, "And they [this trinity of unclean spiritsFascism, Nazism and Communism that come out of the mouth of the dragon (Rome), the beast (her once Protestant image), and the false prophet (or pope) between the Sixth and Seventh Vials], gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon." That is, to the place of slaughter.
As "that great and dreadful day of the Lord" may well dawn before another circuit of the Sun it is appropriate we direct our attention to Scriptures concerning the climax of the Gentile dispensation. Today we will review Joel's prophecy given a century and a half before the dissolution of the Northern kingdom. It covers "the times of the Gentiles" (Luke 21:24) that began with Judah's defeat almost a century and a half after Israel's people were resettled throughout the Assyrian empire and where they remain to this day. It takes us to "the Day of the Lord" which will commence with the first resurrection and manifestation of the Sons of God in Daniel's Seventieth Week; Israel's one day of salvation, the destruction of the enemies of God and His people, and the restoration of the kingdom under Jesus Messiah in the Millennium.
The Lord will be glorified in the remnant of Israel and bestow upon them far higher favours than their fathers enjoyed. This promise becomes more and more closely allied to the hope of Jesus Messiah, which is the solid basis of all other hopes of Israel's future and glorious destiny.
The greatness of God's judgment upon Israel is expressed in the first three verses in which he calls upon the aged men to cast their minds back through living memory to see whether they are able to find a parallel to the chastisements Joel will foretell; judgments that would not be forgotten in the ages to come: "Tell these things to your children, and they to their children, and their children to the generation [of Gentiles] after them" (Joel 1:3; Acts 2:39).
That which the Palmerworm (or chewing locust) has left the (swarming) Locust has eaten; and what the swarming locust has left the Cankerworm (or crawling locust) has eaten; and what the cankerworm has left the Caterpillar (or consuming locust) has eaten." The same insect (emblematic of Satan) in four stages of its development devoured the faith of the fig tree (Matthew 21:18-20) to a dry stump of unbelief, causing Israel to crucify her own Messiah. On the day of Pentecost, Gentile [proselytes to Yahwism] were graft into the root, and before the Lord can restore Israel to the faith He must take us home for the Wedding Supper in the Sky and in this present generation reconfirm His New Covenant with an elect remnant of Israel through the ministry of two Hebrew prophets (Matthew 24:31-34; Zechariah 4; Revelation 11).
The same metaphor that is employed to illustrate how the anti-Christ spirit led Israel into apostasy is engaged to describe how he has devastated Christian faith riding the four horses of the Apocalypse through seven Church Ages, destroying by organization, denomination and false doctrine until he is incarnate in the pope. Like Israel, the Gentiles end in apostasy (Romans 11:32), but a remnant must be restored for the rapture which is why God sent William Branham (1906-1965), the prophet of Malachi 4:5-6, Matthew 17:11 and Revelation 10:7.
Israel represented as a young wife who has lost Jehovah her husband, is rendered as dead as the barren fig tree Jesus cursed. And as the natural types the Spiritual, the plagues lay waste not just the source of pleasure for drunkards but the whole economy. The essential elements of sacrificewheat emblematic of the revealed Word, wine, signifying stimulation of revelation, and oil, representative of the Holy Spirit, are not available. The priests cannot minister, and the whole nation is called to fast and pray.
The intensity of Israel's mourning illustrates the magnitude of God's judgment. The priests and the people are called upon to acknowledge the chastisement and return to the Lord who has sent it. Their rebellion and his judgments have persisted over 2,500 years and the nation is now well into the third millennial day since 780BC of which it was foretold God will raise up Israel to live in His approval (Hosea 6:1-2). So Joel's prophecy is set in the closing hours of the Gentile dispensationthis present hour in which we live. "Woe, for the day! For the day of the Lord is at hand. It comes as a day of destruction from the Almighty" (Joel 1:15). Even the beasts are groaning and travailing in pain in anticipation of the manifestation of the Sons of God and redemption (Joel 1:18-20; Romans 8:19-23).
Joel 2:1-11 explains more fully the misery coming upon our worlda harbinger of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. He commands Israel's priests to signal an alarm from the mountain of His holiness. It types Israel's Supernatural Seventh and Great Trumpet, signaling the end of the Gentile dispensation and calling blood Israelites to return to the Land of the Covenant for redemption in Daniel's Seventieth Week (Isaiah 27:13, Matthew 24:31; Revelation 11:15).
Joel 2:32, "And it shall come to pass, that everyone who calls on the Name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord has said; and those who are saved will be the remnant [144,000] whom the Lord has called".
Obadiah 15-18, "For the day of the Lord's vengeance will soon fall upon all the goiim [without the Seal of Godincluding, of course, the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews]. As you have done to Israel, it shall be done to you: your deeds will come back upon your own head. For as Israel has drunk My cup of punishment upon My holy mountain, all the goiim round about will drink it, too: yes, they will drink continually and swallow down and will disappear from history. Those who escape will be in Mount Zion, and it shall be holy; and the house of Jacob shall take possession of their heritage. The house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph [the ten tribes] a flame, and the house of Esau [the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews] stubble, and Israel shall set them ablaze and consume them; and the house of Esau shall not have a single survivor. THUS SAITH THE LORD".
Joel 2:2, "A day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and dense darkness, like morning gray that spreads upon the mountains, there comes a great and powerful people; the likes of them have not been seen of old, nor will they again be seen throughout the years of all generations".
Four terms are employed to emphasize the intensity of this darkness; naturally and spiritually it is darker than the plague of Egypt (Exodus 10:22) and the judgment upon Sinai (Deuteronomy 4:11) and is described in Isaiah 34:1-8; Zephaniah 1:14-18; Zechariah 14:6-7; Matthew 24:29; II Thessalonians 2:1-12 and Revelation 6:12-17. Naturally its suddenness will envelop the world at the opening of the Sixth Seal; spiritually its descent has taken millennia so that men have become accustomed to darkness believing it to be Light (Matthew 24:36-39; John 3:19). God sent Brother Branham to introduce the second or 'parousia' Coming of the Man who could turn on the Light of revelation for His end-time Bride (Isaiah 42:1-7; Matthew 4:12-17; Zechariah 14:7; Matthew 24:27). The foolish virgin have recognized His prophet and preach the "letter" of his Message but do not discern the Light (Matthew 25:8-13).
Like a concertina the events of Daniel's Seventieth Week are compressed, which is why in pulpit teaching or preaching one may expound a verse or two at length, or perhaps only half a verse. We are studying the time of Daniel 12:1, where Christ "stands up" and commences His reign over Israel, heralding the climax of the tribulation signaled by the appearance of the Roman ensigns on the Mount of Olives overlooking Jerusalem. Daniel 9:26, "unto the end of the war [between Rome and Israel] desolations are determined" in the Great Tribulation. Now General Jesus stands on the Mount of Olives overlooking Jerusalem which is occupied by Rome (Matthew 24:15-34). This signifies the unseen 'parousia' Coming of Israel's King Jesus Messiah with "the great and powerful people" of Joel's vision.
Revelation 19:11-16, you should insert your name here, because John represents Christ's end-time Bride. We know this is so for John was forbidden to write the mystery of the Seven Thunders and the Book was sealed until the days of the Voice of the Seventh Angel, William Branham, so this revelation is intended exclusively for Christ's end-time Bride (Revelation 10:4, 7; Daniel 12:4, 9): "I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems with a Name inscribed which no one knows, but he who has the revelation. The robe in which He is clad has been dipped in the blood [of His enemies], and the Name by which He is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven [called, "chosen before the foundation of the world," and "faithful to the Word" by their choosing], dressed in finest linen, white and clean, followed Him upon white horses. From His mouth issues a sharp sword with which to smite the goiim: and He will rule them with a rod of iron: and He treads the winepress of the furious wrath of God the Almighty. And His Name is inscribed on His robe and on His thigh, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS" (Hebrews 7:1-3; Isaiah 66:15-16; Psalm 97).
Brother Branham said, "Satan knows that if the people get the TRUE REVELATION of the TRUE CHURCH and what she is, what she stands for and that SHE CAN DO THE GREATER WORKS, she will be an invincible army. If they get a true revelation of the two spirits within the framework of the Christian church, and by God's Spirit discern and withstand the antichrist spirit, Satan will be powerless before her. He will be as definitely thwarted today as when Christ withstood his every effort to gain power over Him in the desert. Yes, Satan hates revelation. But we love it. With true revelation in our lives, the gates of hell cannot prevail against us, but we will prevail over them" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, 15:3).
When Jesus spoke of the greater works, he was facing the Mount of Olives. Mark 11:22-23, "Have faith in God. For I assure you, That whoever says to this mountain, Be taken up and cast into the sea; and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass; it will be done for him".
Joel 2:6-7, 10-11, "Before this mighty army there is universal anguish: all faces grow pale with consternation, and no ordinary weapons can stop their advance . . . The earth quakes before their face, and the heavens tremble: the Sun and the Moon are darkened, and the stars lose their brightness. The Lord thunders His voice [seven times] before His army (Revelation 10:1-7): for His advancing host is mighty: he that obeys His commands is invincible. The day of the Lord is great and terrible; and who can endure it"?
Joel has described the opening of the Sixth Seal at the Seventh Trump and the pouring out of the Seventh Vial with the sinking of Los Angeles and the division of the Mount of Olives causing the destruction of the Dome of the Rock. This is the time of the latter rain when man and God become one in the manifestation of the Sons of God as explained in Newsletters 532, 533, and 534.
Joel 2:12-17 declares the Message of the Lord to Israel: even now, although the wrath of God is so clearly revealed that men may see His day coming simply by listening to the news, still He finds it necessary to say, "turn unto Me." In the Day of the Lord grace and mercy end and Jesus will sit in judgment upon Israel and all of her foes (Daniel 7:9-12). The ultimate result of the judgment will be the regeneration of "all Israel," all 144,000 of them (Joel 2:32; Romans 11:26; Revelation 7:1-8; 14:1-5), and the punishment of the goiim as the enemies of His people and the vast majority of Israelites who have been untrue to Him.
The priests are commanded to call a solemn assembly of all Israel, from the aged men to the sucking babes. Fortunately the Bridegroom is exempt and will steal away His waiting Bride to the Wedding Supper in the sky. Joel 2:17, "Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and [turning toward the Holy of Holies] let them say, Spare Your people, O Lord, and make not Your heritage a reproach. Don't allow them to be disgraced by the taunts of the goiim who say Where is their God? How weak and helpless He must be!"
Joel was prophesying in 800BC when Solomon's Temple was yet standing. The porch was in fact a tower in front of the Sanctuary, before which stood the brazen altar of sacrifice. The space between the porch and the altar became an inner part of the court of the priests, and seems to have been a place of prayer for the priests. Here 78 years before Joel's prophecy Zechariah stood when the Spirit of the Lord came upon him and he rebuked the people for forsaking the Lord, whereupon they stoned him (II Chronicles 24:20-21; Matthew 23:35). Here two hundred years later, when they ought to have been worshipping God, twenty-five idolatrous priests turned their backs to the Holy of Holies and worshipped the sun (Ezekiel 8:16).
As in Joel's day, Israel was the kingdom of Jehovah in a special sense so "the day" for Israel as God's people would be the epoch of their perfect and glorious deliverance from all of their enemies; "the day" is when Jehovah sits in judgment upon all His foes, and when Israel's prosperity begins. . . Spiritually. Joel sees them on the one hand measured by judgments, but on the other hand averting them by their penitence, so that actually these judgments fall upon the heathen alone, while Israel and Judah are redeemed and glorified.
Joel's plea with Israel to honor their Covenant responsibility in verses 15-17, is matched by his assurance in verses 18-32 that God will honour His Covenant obligations to His servant nation. In recognition of the contrition of the remnant of Israel God will destroy the invaders led by Russia, "the king of the North" (Isaiah 60:5; Ezekiel 38-39; Daniel 11:40), and send rain to cause the land to produce in abundance. The institutions of state have been restored in the land of Israel together with agriculture able to provide the elements necessary to serve the sacrificial worship prescribed by the Old Covenant.
Joel 2:28-32 "And it shall come to pass after this natural restoration that I will pour out My Spirit upon all mankind; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: and also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out My spirit."
Like most prophecies of the Scripture Joel's have a compound meaning. Throughout "those days," the two thousand years of the Gentile dispensation, the Lord has poured out His Spirit in grace upon all of Adam's race without respect of persons, whether Israelite or Gentile, bond or free, male or female, in fulfilment of Moses' wish (Numbers 11:29; Galatians 3:28). However, this outpouring in the Day of Judgment following the close of the Gentile dispensation is the "latter rain" that will empower Christ's end-time Bride to manifest that they are the invincible army of Christ's Bride and to change in the atoms. It will be the "former rain" of the ministry of two prophets anointed with the Spirit that was upon Moses and Elijah which will restore the understanding of the Covenant Israel has forsaken (Romans 9:27) and expound the shadows and types of the Old Testament to place the nation in the history of the past two thousand years for the remnant to recognize their day and its Message as Brother Branham's ministry restored the apostolic faith to Christ's end-time Bride in the repetition of our "former rain, and placed the Church Ages in the context of history by revealing the Seven Seals.
The outpouring of the Spirit after the opening of the Sixth Seal will also fall upon sinners to bring the mass of this world, the enemy of God and of His people, to damnation (Matthew 5:45; Hebrews 6:8; Revelation 22:11).
Joel 2:30-32, "The day of the Lord will be introduced by terrible signs in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke from which there is safety only in Zion and in Jerusalem. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord. And it shall come to pass, that everyone who calls on the Name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, as the Lord has said, and those who are saved will be the remnant [144,000] whom the Lord has called".
To call on the Name of the Lord is to confess Him as Redeemer. The Lord is calling those whom He foreknew as believers. Only these elect and none else will receive a complete deliverance, so the number will be small. In order to call upon the Name of the Lord they will require a clear revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ as kinsman Redeemer by the present Truth.
These will not be local "Jews," but Israelites who will be called to remove to Zion from their homes in the Muslim world and elsewhere for communion with the Lord through his prophets and for redemption (Isaiah 6:10-13; 11:11; 27:13; Jeremiah 3:12, 18; 16:15; 23:8; 31:8; Ezekiel 39:27; Micah 5:3). Israel's deliverance will be in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, not without. There the 144,000 will individually testify of the Lord Jesus Christ in the place where His blood was shed and shed their blood in martyrdom at the hands of Rome and the self-styled Jews (Revelation 6:11; 14:12-13).
Joel 3:1, "After the [Seventh Trump and] those days [of the Gentile dispensation] I will restore the blood descendants of Israel and Judah to the land of Israel. [This is when God's estrangement of Judah and Jerusalem ends Joel 3:7]. I will gather the armies of the goiim [led by Jew-controlled Russia] to the valley where God Judges, and punish them there because they have scattered My people and My heritage among the nations and divided My land." Historically the conquerors of Israel and Judah plundered their wealth and sold prisoners of war as slaves, choosing no one above another as though all alike were worthless, selling a girl for an evening's revelry, and a boy for a night's debauch. In 1948 the United Nations of the Edomite Jew's 'City of London' divided Israel, evicting its Hebrew and Arab inhabitants.
Joel 3:7-8 were fulfilled by Alexander the Great and his successors, under whom many Israelite captives were liberated and restored to their own land, while various parts of Philistia and Phoenicia were brought under the rule of the province of Judea. "What have you to do with Me?" inquires the Lord of the Serpent's seed peoples of Tyre, Sidon and the coasts, whom He accounts as aliens (Joel 3:4).
The day of the Lord is designed to deliver the 144,000 by means of the judgment of the goiim and the consummation of life on earth in Armageddon. The imagery for the battle is provided by the great deliverance which God gave to Jehoshaphat when ("the sons of confusion") Ammon, Moab and Edom came against him. Jehoshaphat, whose name means 'God has judged,' appealed to the Lord, who turned their swords one against the other. And they assembled themselves in the valley of Berachah (or blessing) for there they blessed the Lord (II Chronicles 20). The only "valley of Jehoshaphat" is the valley of Kedron encircling Jerusalem on the East that was the common burial place for the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
We have heard the Lord's accusation and the sentence, now comes its swift execution:
Joel 3:9-14, "Proclaim this among the nations. Sanctify for a holy war, Israel; arouse your mighty men, let all the fighting men draw near, let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, I am a warrior."
Now the nations are summoned to gather speedily as if they were about to accomplish a victory over Israel, while in reality they are rushing to their own destruction: "Hasten and come, all you nations from every side, gather yourselves to the valley of Jehoshaphat."
"And now, O Lord, bring down Your warriors!" And the Lord responds:
"Let the nations bestir themselves, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I judge all the nations round about."
"Thrust in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Go in and tread, for the winepress is full. The vats overflow, for their wickedness is great. Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of God's Judgment".
The total overthrow of the commonwealth and the annihilation of its political existence as punishment for Israel's sins notwithstanding, the day of the Lord will come upon the heathen and the Lord will not cast off His people. A remnant 144,000 will be redeemed in whom He will be glorified. The enemies of the Lord are to be cut down like ripe wheat, and trodden under like grapes in the winepress, which will over flow with blood, emblematic of their wickedness (Isaiah 34:6; 63:1-6; Revelation 14:14-20; 17:14 18:24; 19:13).
Brother Branham said, "At this very time, the antichrist covenant that the Jews have made with Rome will be broken. Rome and her allies then send their troops to destroy all the God-fearing, Word-abiding Jews" (i.e. Israelites Ed).
"But as they come against the city to destroy it, there will appear in the heavens the sign of the ('parousia' Ed) coming of the Son of Man with His mighty armies to destroy them who have been destroying the earth. With the enemy repulsed, Jesus then comes and presents Himself (by revelation Ed) to the 144,000. Having seen His mighty acts of salvation, they have come to know His power. But also seeing His wounds and knowing that they had rejected Him even to that moment, causes them to cry out in the agony of terror and fear, even as did their brethren of old when they stood before Joseph, being sore afraid that they would be killed. But as Joseph said, "Don't be angry with yourselves. It is all right. God was in it all. He did it to preserve life." Even so will Jesus speak peace and love to them" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 41).
"This is not the Rapture. This is when He comes to take over His rightful place as World Ruler. This is when those who have pierced Him with their creeds and denominational doctrines shall mourn, and all the people shall wail in terror because of Him Who is the Word."
"This is the revelation story of Zechariah 12:9-14 prophesied over 2,500 years ago. It is just about to take place. Listen: "And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon Me whom they have pierced. . ." Now, when is the Gospel returning to the Jews? When the day of the Gentiles is finished the Gospel is ready to go back to the Jews. Oh, if I could just tell you something that is about to happen right in this our day. This great thing that is about to happen will carry over to Revelation 11 and pick up those two witnesses, those two prophets, Moses and Elijah, turning the Gospel back to the Jews. We're ready for it. Everything is in order. As the Jews brought the Message to the Gentiles, even so the Gentiles will take it right back to the Jews and the rapture will come."
(Brother Branham is speaking of Christ's 'parousia' Coming to Israel in the office of Son of Man and Judgeunseen by mortal eye. He is NOT coming to the so-called "Jews" who are "aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world" (Ephesians 2:12; Joel 3:4, 19; Isaiah 34; 63:1-6). We are now beyond the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week.
As the Lord God told king Jehoshaphat, "You will not need to fight in this battle: just hold your position, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be perplexed; tomorrow go out before them, and the Lord will be with you" (II Chronicles 20:17). The battle is the Lord's. He will smite the goiim sinners with the sharp sword of the Word as confirmed by the conclusion of Joel's prophecy which is hyperbole referring to the Millennium where the kingdom is restored to Israel under the reign of Jesus Messiah and His elect goiim Queen).
"Now, remember what we have read in Revelation and Zechariah. Both come right after the tribulation. The Church of the First-born does not go through the tribulation" (ibid p. 36:5 - 37.1). nl538.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.