Bible Believers' Newsletter 543
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
In this issue we elaborate the relationship of Daniel's Seventy Weeks to Armageddon. Most brethren within the circle of Brother Branham's Message will find our conclusion at odds with their understanding, but if they plot the Message and Scripture on to a time line as suggested, I believe they will find all three are congruent. We have suggested three of our earlier teaching sermons as homework on this topic.
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
Miliband seeks Backing on Russia
August 27, 2008 UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband is in Ukraine for talks on forming a coalition against Russian "aggression." He is meeting leaders in Kiev, a day after Russia formally recognised the independence of Georgia's two breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
NATO members have called on Moscow to reverse the step amid Western concerns Ukraine could be the next flashpoint. Ukraine's president says his country is a hostage in a war waged by Russia against states in the old Soviet bloc. . . Mr Miliband is holding talks with President Yushchenko and the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Volodymyr Ohryzko, who, like Georgian leaders, want to join NATO.
But the BBC's regional analyst, Steven Eke, says Mr Miliband will be aware that two-thirds of Ukrainians are either opposed to NATO membership, or have no fixed opinion. . . In Ukraine's southern province of Crimea, the majority ethnic Russians have been protesting against Kiev's push to join NATO and to end the presence of Russia's Black Sea naval fleet.
The Russian president has also warned Moldova against repeating what he called Georgia's mistake of trying to use force to seize back control of its breakaway region of Trans-Dniester, where Russia has kept a significant military presence. . . Full story: bbc.co.uk
Comment: David Milibrand is a Jewish atheist with a Marxist family background (like Barak Obama whose running mate Senator Biden is a Zionist, and whose hero adulterous plagiarist Michael (aka Martin Luther) King) prosecuting the Hegelian dialectic broadcast by George Orwell, David ben Gurion, Albert Pike and other Illuminati provocateurs for World War III which Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Joel, Zechariah, Jesus Christ, etc., assure us will lead to Armageddon.
Note this Mr. Milibrand hails from the Ukraine, that like Georgia was once Mongol Khazaria which fought Russia for 1,000 years until their victorious attack from the east side of New York City led to a lifetime of Communist dictatorship under the Illuminati International Banksters of 'the City of London' that rule the United States, and for the past several years have been encircling mother Russia by means of NATO enlargement. You are not supposed to know, but everything is according to plan: the best puppet leaders money can buy in Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, USA, Britain, NATO et al are all playing their parts according to the age-old script.
US Citizen was among Georgian Commandos
August 29, 2008 "There is a building in Zemonekozia settlement to the south of Tskhinval that was fiercely defended by Georgian special operations squad. Upon clearing the building, Russian peacekeepers recovered, among other documents, an American passport in the name of Michael Lee White of Texas," said Deputy Chief of Russia's General Staff Anatoly Nagovitsyn. The briefing was delivered on the same day Prime Minister Vladimir Putin told CNN, "We have serious reasons to believe that American citizens were right at the heart of the military action". Putin said the conflict in South Ossetian may have been planned to benefit one of the US presidential candidates. . . Full story: russiatoday.com
Comment: Paul Craig Roberts writes: according to news reports, Russian forces have captured Americans who were with the Georgian troops directing their attack on civilians. The US military certainly has no resources for a war against Russia on top of lost wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a planned war with Iran.
With its Georgian venture, the Bush regime is guilty of a new round of war crimes. What will be the consequence? Many will reply that having got away with 9/11, Afghanistan and Iraq, and with its preparations for attacking Iran, the Bush regime will get away with its Georgian venture, as well.
Possibly, however, this time the Bush regime has overreached. Certainly Russia now recognizes that the US is determined to exert hegemony over Russia and is Russia’s worst enemy. China realizes the U.S. threat to its own energy supply and, thereby, economy. Even America’s European allies, chafing under their role of supplying troops for America’s empire, must now realize that being an American ally is dangerous and has no benefits.
If Georgia becomes a NATO member and renews its attack on South Ossetia, it must drag Europe into a war with Russia, a main supplier of energy to Europe. Moreover, if Russian troops are sent across European frontiers, there is nothing to stop them. What does America offer Europe, aside from the millions of dollars it pays to buy off Europe’s political leaders to ensure that they betray their own peoples? Nothing whatsoever. The only military threat that Europe faces comes from being dragged into America’s wars for American hegemony. Full story: americanfreepress.net
The United States is the image unto the beast of Imperial Rome and will do Papal Rome's killing during the great tribulation.
Skeletons in the Democratic Party Closet
Brother Branham said, "One of the greatest mistakes that the colored race ever made was down in Louisiana and over in there when they voted for Kennedy the other night, and put him in. They actually spit on that dress of Abraham Lincoln where the blood of the Republican Party that freed them; and voted a Catholicwhich Booth shot Lincoln and he died for the race of people to free them and make them not slaves, and then turn around and vote for a Democrat and a Catholic besides. They brought one of the greatest disgraces they ever brought. Because why? The white man with his scholarship has give them a lot of ballyhoo. That's exactly right" (Condemnation by Representation p. 20:143).
Comment: This is what the Prophet meant: newswithviews.com
Gustav and Other Evidence of Weather Control
The implications of weather control gone wrong are horrific when people die and property is destroyed. All this just to prove weather control technology works? This is madness. In order for the Pentagon to control the world’s weather in a few years as they have boldly promised, weather control experiments to refine the technology will have to be underway now. Ivan, Katrina, Gustav and Floater 08L appear to provide evidence of at least several such attempts. . .
Full story: data4science.net
Comment: One wonders coul d Gustav is a Republican maneuver for public acclaim and votes?
McCain chooses Palin as Running Mate
Dayton, August 29, 2008 In a surprise move, Senator John McCain announced here Friday that he had chosen Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska as his running mate, shaking up the political world at a time when his campaign has been trying to attract women, especially disaffected supporters of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. . .
In choosing Ms. Palina 44-year-old social conservative and mother of five who has been governor for less than two yearsthe McCain campaign reached far outside the Washington Beltway in an election in which the Democratic presidential nominee, Senator Barack Obama, is running on a platform of change. . . Full story: truthout.org
Comment: Brother Branham said, "I won't have time in this meeting to tell you. In 1933, this is a woman's nation. . . And remember, THUS SAITH THE LORD there will be a woman rule before the end time. She'll either be President, Vice President, or it'll be the Catholic church as a woman. I've seen her: A great woman, the nation bowed to her. It'll be one before the end time. THUS SAITH THE LORD. Write it down and find out, you young people. See if it happens. If it isn't, I'm a false prophet" (From That Time, #60-0716). . . A further confirmation of the LATENESS of the hour.
China Quake Kills 27, Destroys 180,000 Homes
Beijing, August 31, 2008 Chinese rescue teams carrying tents, quilts and sacks of rice rushed Sunday to reach survivors of an earthquake that killed at least 27 people, turned tens of thousands of homes into rubble and cracked reservoirs. The 6.1-magnitude quake struck Sichuan province on Saturday along the same fault line as the May 12 earthquake that killed nearly 70,000. . . About 40,000 people were evacuated and relief efforts were under way, despite being hampered by heavy rains and the region's rugged terrain, Xinhua said. It said 6,200 tents, 3,500 quilts and 55,000 pounds of rice were sent to the quake zone. . . Full story: truthout.org
Gathering to Armageddon Part III
If you believe you possess a 1611 version of the Authorized or King James Bible you are either very wealthy, deceived, or both. If your King James Bible contains the word "Jew" it is not a 1611 version. Bible believers should know that the word "J_E_W" did not appear in any Bible prior to the eighteenth century. Jesus is referred to as a "Jew" (which He was not) for the first time in the 1729 Daniel Mace New Testament. The first Bible in which the word "Jew" appears is the 1750 revision of the 1609 Douay Version by Richard Challoner.
The basis of the King James Bible of our time and use is the 1769 revision, which is the first edition to contain the word "Jew." Spellings have been revised and some words changed in almost every printing since, and fourteen books plus extra prefatory features have been removed from almost every printing since 1885! Bible believers should also know that the Old Testament in the King James and most English Bibles is the counterfeit Masoretic text written between the fifth and tenth centuries AD by non-Semitic self-styled Talmudic Jews and first published in AD1488 in Soncino, Italy.
The word we know as Jew was originally an abbreviation for a member of the tribe of Judah, or one who was a Judean or resident of Judea without regard to religion or race. It was coined by the victorious Babylonians who defeated Judah, whose citizens then were predominately Israelites. However, in the days of our Lord they were predominately Edomites who had been forcibly assimilated in the second century BC by John Hyrcanus; a people accursed of God as they are Serpent's seed sworn to kill Israel and retrieve Esau's birthright (Genesis 27:39-41; Isaiah 34:1-8; 63:1-6; Malachi 1:1-4; Matthew 23:33-35; John 8:33-44; Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, XIII, 9:1).
Well-planned and well-financed world-wide publicity through every available media by well-organized groups of so-called or self-styled "Jews" over three centuries has created a "secondary meaning" for the word "Jew" which has completely "blacked out" the original and correct meaning of the word. According to history and statistics found in every Jewish and all other encyclopedias, those who present themselves as Jews today are seldom residents of Judea, descendants of the tribe of Judah or even a Semitic people, and their religious beliefs are the antithesis of Yahweh Torah (Matthew 15:3, 9).
Brother Branham spoke in colloquial language and when he says "Jew" he actually means "Israelite." Today's study is built upon his book, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, (pp. 36:2 42:1). In order for us to apprehend faith we must understand by the Spirit what the Prophet and the Bible mean, rather than learn what the "letter" of his tapes or trendy Bible translations say. As appropriate we have replaced the word "Jew" with the word "Israelite" in bold face:
Let us read from Revelation 1:1-6 what is already history: "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him, to show to His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel [William Branham] to His servant John [who represents Christ's end-time Bride throughout the Book]."
We know John types Christ's end-time Bride because Revelation 10 informs us that the mystery of the Seven Thunders was sealed to the close of the Church Ages. But when Christ, the Mighty Angel descended during the ministry of the seventh earthly angel, William Branham, He placed His right foot in judgment upon the Roman beast from the sea and His left foot in judgment upon her Judaeo-Catholicized (once) Protestant US image from the earth and declared: "Intercession has ended, there will be no further delay to the opening of the Seven Seals: the revelation of the mystery of God as declared to His servants the prophets should be finished when the seventh angel begins to sound" (Revelation 10:7; I Corinthians 13:10).
William Branham, the angel to the Seventh or Laodicean Church Age, is the angel of Revelation 1:1 who led John through the visions when He was caught up in the Spirit to the Day of the Lord (which is yet future). We know this because he was the one man to whom Jesus revealed this mystery which was sealed from the foundation of the world to end of the Church Ages (Daniel 12:4, 9: Revelation 10:4). Consequently we know that "the time of the end" commenced on March 8, 1963 when Christ "came down from heaven, clothed with a cloud" upon Mount Sunset, Arizona, caught Brother Branham up into a constellation of angels and seven consecutive thunders uttered their strange voices as He opened the Seven Seals. He commanded the Prophet to return to his Church in Jeffersonville where He would reveal the mystery for him to deliver for His end-time Bride. And we know that it was not his Pentecostal congregation in Branham Tabernacle for whom he was ministering this Message but us, Christ's world-wide Bride of this present holy convocation of the antitype of the fiftieth day of Israel's feast of Pentecost (Leviticus 23:16-21) because the Mount Sunset event marked the end of the Pentecostal or Laodicean Church Age and of Christ's mediation in the office Son of God.
If you place yourself in John's shoes, you will recognize Revelation 1:2-5 is Revelation 10:8-11 and Revelation 22:8-21. Inset your name here ". . . bear record of the Word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things revealed in the visions. Blessed is the reader and those who hear the Words of this prophecy, and observe what is recorded in it, for the time [of the resurrection and translation of the Church] is at hand."
"To the saints of all Seven Church Ages who sleep in the Lord: Grace and peace, from Him who is, and was, and is to come; and from the sevenfold Spirit before His throne; and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first to rise from the dead and the Commander of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us, and has washed us from our sins by His own blood, and has made us a kingdom, priests to God, even His Father; to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen".
Redemption is over and we are at the back of the Book. Revelation 22:10-21, "Brother Branham told me, Do not seal up the "letter" of my Message: for the time [of the resurrection and translation] is at hand. Let the evildoer do wrong still, and let the filthy be filthy still; let the righteous still do right, and let the saint be holy."
Speaking as Jesus, he said, "Behold, I am coming soon with recompense to render everyone according to his doings. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last".
"Blessed are those who wash their robes that they may have right to the Tree of Life, and to enter into the city through the gates [by this end-time Message]. Outside are dogs, sorcerers, fornicators, murderers, idolaters, and whoever loves and practices falsehood.
Speaking as Jesus, he says, "I Jesus have sent My angel [Brother Branham] to witness these things for the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star".
"And the Spirit and the Bride [who are in the same mind] say, "Come!" And let he that hears say, "Come!" And let the thirsty come. And let whosoever desires take freely the water of Life. . ."
We live in the closing months of the holy convocation of the fiftieth day of the antitype of Israel's Pentecostal Feast. Very soon the Lord will take His Bride Home and dismiss all Gentiles from His presence while He reveals Himself to Israel.
Reading now from the Church Age Book, page 36: Revelation 1:7, "Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also who pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen."
He is coming. Jesus is coming. God is coming. The Prophet is coming. The Priest and King is coming. The ALL in ALL is coming. Even so, Lord Jesus, come quickly. Amen.
He is coming. He is coming in clouds, clouds of glory as when He was seen upon the Mount of Transfiguration, and His garments were shining as the power of God enfolded Him. And EVERY eye shall see Him. That means 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".
Here we see Brother Branham has applied the word "rapture" in the colloquial sense of the translation whereas when he expounded the doctrine he taught it as a threefold PROCESS of revelation explained by Paul in I Thessalonians 4:16:
1. The "shout" is the Message of the Prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 10:7 that awakens the wise and foolish virgin from denominational slumber, calls them out from Rome and her (once) Protestant daughters (Matthew 25:6) and baptizes the "wise virgin" into the Capstone as jewels in the crown that completes His mystic Body, the Church.
2. The "Voice of the Archangel" is Christ whispering His secrets in the heart of His Beloved to bring her to maturity "in the unity of the faith" by confirming Brother Branham's Message from Genesis to Revelation (Ephesians 4:13; Revelation 18:4).
3. The "Trump of God" will be Israel's seventh Trumpet announcing the end of grace and the Gentile dispensation, and commencing Daniel's Seventieth Week by anointing two Hebrew prophets in the Spirit and power of Moses and Elijah to call Israel to the Feast of Trumpets for her true Atonement (Zechariah 4; Matthew 24:31; Revelation 11:3-6). It will be marked by the sinking of Los Angeles and a 1,500 x 300-400 mile section of earth beneath the Pacific (Revelation 18:21-24), sending tidal waves around the world (Isaiah 13:6-14; 24:1-23; Luke 21:25-26); and the cleaving of the Mount of Olives causing the demolition of es Sakhra, the Dome of the Rock, igniting the "hot stage" of World War IIIand making Armageddon inevitable several years later (Zechariah 14:4-5; Revelation 16:19).
At this time Satan will be cast down to earth to incarnate Rome's pope (Luke 10:18; Revelation 12:7-13; 17:8-11; Daniel 7:20-24; II Thessalonians 2:3-12) while the "latter rain" of the Holy Spirit will fall upon all flesh. After three days the resurrection and glorification of the sleeping saints will commence and a persecution will confront Christ's end-time Bride, but after a short and powerful demonstration of the Spirit in the "manifestation of the Sons of God" (Romans 8:19) this little hunted and persecuted group will be changed in the atoms and translated.
Revelation 1:7 is not the translation, it is Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming by revelation to "those also which pierced Him" the 144,000 elect Israelites, who will not recognize it until three and a half years after the translation of the Bride when Christ removes their Spiritual blindness (Isaiah 6:9-13). As the Prophet says:
"This is the revelation story of Zechariah 12:9-14. Zechariah prophesied this about 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 Israelites? When the day of the Gentiles is finished. The Gospel is ready to go back to the Israelites. Oh, if I could just tell you something that is about to happen right in this our day. [i.e. Christ's 'parousia' Coming and the latter rain]. 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 Israelites. We're ready for it. Everything is in order. As the Israelites brought the Message to the Gentiles [after they had crucified the Word], even so the Gentiles will take it right back to the Israelites, [after they have crucified the Word] and the Rapture [i.e. the first resurrection, manifestation of the Sons of God and translation] will come.
Now, remember what we have read in Revelation and Zechariah. Both come [in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week] right after the tribulation [of the first half of the Seventieth Week]. The Church of the First-born does not go through the tribulation. We know that. The Bible teaches that.
At that time it says that God is going to pour out His Spirit upon the house of Israel. It is the same Spirit that was poured upon the Gentiles in their day. [Our latter rain will be their former rain]. "And they shall look upon Me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourneth for his only son, and they shall be in bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his first-born. In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem (Matthew 24:30), as the mourning of Hadad-rimmon in the valley of Megiddon (II Chronicles 25:22-25). And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart. . ." and each one of the houses apart when He comes in clouds of glory at His Second Coming. Those Israelites that pierced Him shall see Him as it says in another Scripture, "Whence did You get those wounds?" and He will say, "In the house of My friends." Not only will it be a mournful time for the Israelites who rejected Him as Messiah, but it will be a mournful time for those left of the Gentiles who have rejected Him as the Saviour of this day.
There'll be weeping and wailing. The sleeping virgins will be wailing. They represent the church that refused to get oil (symbol of the Holy Spirit) in their lamps (symbol of the body or holder of the oil) until it was too late. It wasn't that they were not good people. They were virgins and that signifies a high moral order. But they didn't have oil in their lamps so they were cast out where there was wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Let us type this all out in Genesis, chapter 45, where Joseph meets his brethren in Egypt and reveals himself to them. Genesis 45:1-7, "Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren. And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard. And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence. And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt. Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life. For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest. And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance."
Now doesn't that compare with Zechariah 12 just beautifully? Putting the two together we are bound to get it exactly right.
When Joseph was very young he was hated by his brethren. Why was he hated by his brethren? It was because he was Spiritual. He couldn't help seeing those visions, nor could he help dreaming dreams and interpreting. That was in him. He could not display anything else but what was in him. Therefore, when his brothers hated him it was without cause. But he was the beloved of his father. His father was a prophet and understood. That makes a perfect type of Christ. God the Father loved the Son, but the brethren (Scribes and Pharisees) hated Him because He could heal the sick, do miracles and foretell the future, see visions and interpret them. That was no reason to hate Him but they did, and like Joseph's brethren, they hated Him without a cause.
Now remember how those sons of Jacob treated Joseph. They cast him into a pit. They took his coat of many colors that his father had given him and dipped it in blood to make his father think that the boy was killed by some animal. They sold him to some slave traders who took him into Egypt and there he was resold to a general. The general's wife had him falsely imprisoned, but after some time his ability as a prophet brought him to the attention of Pharaoh and he was exalted to the right hand of Pharaoh with such authority that none could approach Pharaoh unless he came first through Joseph.
Now let us examine the life of Joseph while he was in Egypt, for it is here we see him as the perfect type of Christ. While in the house of the general he was falsely accused, punished and imprisoned without a cause, just like they did to Jesus. There in prison he interpreted the dream of the butler and baker who were also prisoners with him. The butler was restored to life, but the other condemned to death. Christ was imprisoned on the cross, forsaken by God and man. On either side of Him was a thiefone died, spiritually, but the other was granted life. And notice, when Jesus was taken off the cross, He was exalted into heaven and now sits at the right hand of the great Spirit of Jehovah; and no man can come to God except by Him. There is ONE mediator between God and men, and He is all you need. There are no Marys or saints, just Jesus.
Keeping on with this type we find in Joseph, notice how everything he did in Egypt prospered. His first job with the general prospered. Even the jail prospered. When Jesus returns, the desert will blossom as a rose. [According to Isaiah 34-35, this will come to pass in the millennium after Armageddon when Christ has slain the Edomites, Jacob's rival who married into Cain's lineage and whose offspring are physical Serpent's seed. Who are they today? You know the answer]. He is the "Son of Prosperity." As no age ever prospered as the one under Joseph, so there is a time of such blessing coming on this earth as the world has never known. We can everyone of us sit under our own fig tree and laugh and rejoice and live forever in His presence. In His presence is fullness of joy and on His right hand there are pleasures forever more. Praise God.
Now notice, that everywhere Joseph went they sounded a trumpet to announce his arrival. The people would scream, "Bow the knee to Joseph!" No matter what a man was doing, when that trumpet sounded he bowed the knee. He could have been selling something in the street, just reaching out for his money, but he had to stop and bend the knee when that trumpet blew. If he were even a performer or an actor, he would have to stop his act and bow the knee to Joseph when his presence was announced with that trumpet call. [This was a type of the movement of the Mercy Seat announced by the Gospel trumpet of the Message of the "angel" to each Church Age]. And one of these days everything in time will stand still when the trumpet of God shall sound, and the dead in Christ shall rise and morning will break eternal bright and fair. Everything will bow the knee then, for it is written, "Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a Name which is above every name; That at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father" (Philippians 2:9-11).
But notice another glorious revelation in this typing of Joseph. Joseph, while in Egypt, was given a Gentile bride and through her he received a family of two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh. Joseph asked his father to bless the two boys. He placed them in front of Jacob so that Manasseh, the first-born would be on Jacob's right and Ephraim to the left. As Jacob was about to bless them he crossed his hands so that the right hand fell upon the younger. Joseph cried out, "Not so, father, this is the first-born to your right." But Jacob said, "God crossed my hands." Here in type we see that the blessing which belonged to the first-born (the Israelite) was given over to the younger (the Gentile) through the cross (crossed hands) of the Lord Jesus Christ. The blessing comes through the cross. Galatians 3:13-14, "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree; That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith." The blessing of Abraham came through the cross to the Gentiles. The Israelites rejected the cross; therefore, Jesus got the Gentile bride.
Now getting back to the story of Joseph meeting his brethren. You recall that not all the brethren came. Joseph knew that and insisted that all the brethren appear before him, or he could not make himself known unto them. [Because "Israel will born as a nation in one day" Isaiah 66:8]. Finally they brought the one that was missing, little Benjamin. It was little Benjamin, the full brother of Joseph, that set his soul on fire. And when our Joseph, even Jesus, will come to the people who have kept the Commandments of God and who have gone back to Palestine, His soul will be set on fire. Little Benjamin typifies the 144,000 Israelites from all over the earth who have gone back to Palestine for their redemption. They will be standing there ready to receive Him, Whom to know aright is Life eternal. They will say, "This is our God for whom we have waited." Then they will see Him Whom they have pierced. And they will cry out in dismay, "Where did these awful wounds come from? How did it happen?" And they will wail and cry, every family apart, everyone apart in the agony of sorrow.
Now where will the Gentile Church be while Jesus is making Himself known to His brethren? Remember that the bride of Joseph with the two children were in the palace, for Joseph had commanded, "Let everyone leave me; put them all out from before me." So the Gentile bride was hidden in the palace of Joseph. Where will the Gentile Church go in the rapture? Into the palace. The bride will be taken off the earth. She will be caught up before the great tribulation to meet her Lord in the air. For three and one-half years while the retributive wrath of God is poured out, she will be in the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Then will He return, leaving His bride in "His Father's house," while he makes Himself known to His brethren [by revelation of His 'parousia']. At this very time, the antichrist covenant that the Jews have made with Rome will be broken. [Notice carefully that we are now in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week]. Rome and her allies then send their troops to destroy all the God-fearing, Word-abiding Israelites.
But as they come against the city to destroy it, there will appear in the heavens the sign of the ['parousia'] Coming of the Son of Man with His mighty armies to destroy them who have been destroying the earth. With the enemy repulsed [by the earthquake of Revelation 11:13 and 12:15-17 which slays 7,000], Jesus then comes and presents Himself to the 144,000. Having seen His mighty acts of salvation, they have come to know His power [through the ministry of their two Hebrew prophets]. 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" [Genesis 45:7-8]. Even so will Jesus speak peace and love to them.
Why did the Israelites reject Jesus? God was in it all. It was the only way that He could bring out the Gentile bride. He died on the cross to preserve the life of the Gentile Church.
Now these 144,000 are not in the bride. In Revelation 14:4 they are called virgins and they follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth. The fact that they have not defiled themselves with women [i.e. churches] shows that they are eunuchs (Matthew 19:12). The eunuchs were the keepers of the bridal chambers. They were attendants. Notice that they do not sit in the throne but are before the throne [Revelation 14:3]. No, they are not in the bride, but will be in the glorious millennial reign.
We then see that when these last of Israel have been joined in love to the Lord, and the enemy has been destroyed [initially by the Black Nobility and Judaeo-Communist Russia wiping Vatican City State and her United States image off the map (Revelation 7:3; 17:16-18:20) then at the consummation of life in the battle of Armageddon (Revelation 19:11 - 20:3)], God will prepare His holy mountain, His new Garden of Eden for the bride and His and her attendants for the thousand year honeymoon upon the earth. As Adam and Eve were in the garden and did not finish out the thousand years, now Jesus our last Adam, and His Eve (True Church) will fulfill all the plan of God [Genesis 1:28 judging the world and destroying sin after the millennium and general resurrection I Corinthians 6:2-3; 15:23-28; Revelation 20:14-15].
Oh, how the Bible repeats itself. The scene of Joseph and his brethren is about to be repeated, for Jesus is coming soon [by revelation to Israel].
And as we leave the type of Joseph, there is one more thing I want to bring to your attention about this end time. You recall that as Joseph stood before his brethren when Benjamin was not with them he spoke through an interpreter though he knew the Hebrew well. He spoke to his brethren in another tongue. Did you know that the first Gentile Age (the head of gold, Babylonian Age) went out with a message in tongues written on a wall? This age is going out the same way. The abundance of tongues in this day is a further proof that the times of the Gentiles is over and God is turning back to Israel.
He is coming soon. The Alpha and Omega, the Prophet, Priest and King, the All in All, Lord God of Hosts, is coming soon. Even so Lord Jesus, the One and Only True God, come quickly!"
I have mentioned "the second half" of Daniel's Seventieth Week, which is apparently considered heresy by most within the circle of this Message, however it is scripturally and mathematically correct.
Time in linear. Brother Branham said, "They're going to find out someday that they're not seeing a hundred and fifty million years of light space either; they're going right around in a circle (Christ is Revealed in His Own Word, p. 14:62-63).
God allotted seventy weeks of prophetic years of 360 days to redeem Daniel's people and anoint his holy City, which Jesus considers a spiritual Sodom and Egypt (Daniel 9:24-27; Revelation 11:8). Although the weeks are not contiguous, time is an uninterrupted continuum. Please draw a time line and measure seven weeks or forty-nine years commencing Nisan 14, 445BC with "the going forth of the commandment to restore and build Jerusalem." Add an additional sixty-two weeks or four hundred and thirty-four years to Christ's triumphal entry to Jerusalem on Nisan 9 AD30 and His crucifixion on Nisan 14, five days later. Here the Lord God ceased dealing with Israel as a nation for it had rejected Messiah. Now He began to call individuals for His Name, a Bride from blood Israelites and Gentiles of Adam's race. When the full number of predestinated souls comes in, He will return to "raise up the House of David," His Millennium Temple. The nation will be born in one day by their revelation of the most HolyNew JerusalemJesus Christ and His Bride of all Ages (Isaiah 54:1-8; Hosea 1:10; 6:1-3; Amos 9:11-15; Malachi 1:11; Acts 15:7-9, 14-17; Romans 11:25).
To date the Lord has dealt with Israel for precisely sixty-nine weeks or four hundred and eighty-three years, one week of seven years remains. Now add to your time line a period of approximately 2,000 years for the Gentile dispensation. (We will not attempt the calculation as Brother Branham takes his reference from Bishop Ussher's chronology which is tied to Julian years of 365.25 days and reckons the crucifixion in AD33. This is not critical to identifying the full four hundred and ninety years of Daniel's Seventy Weeks. The Gentile dispensation and the seventieth week is Revelation 6:1 19:21 in which Israel is chastised, corrected and sifted to fulfill the sixfold purpose of Gabriel's instructions to Daniel). Following the type of the first crucifixion the Gentile dispensation will end one Nisan 14; then Christ will turn His hand upon the 144,000 elect Israelites for a half week of three and a half prophetic years wherein the New Covenant will be re-presented by the two Hebrew prophets of Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11 in the revelation of the mystery of the Seven Trumpets. In this time the elect in Israel will be protected and nourished spiritually as their fathers in Goshen were protected and prospered naturally (Daniel 12:7; Revelation 11:1-6; 12:14). In the midst of this seven year period Rome will break the covenant she has made with the International Jews and the remaining half week will be a time in which blood Israelites in Israel will be persecuted and their elect martyred (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 6:11; 13:7-10; 14:12-20).
Revelation 12:14 confirms what we have taught previously, that the blood Israelites of the house of Judah and the house of Israel will return to Palestine during the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week (Isaiah 6:10-13; 11:11; 27:13; Jeremiah 3:12, 18; 16:15; 23:8; 31:8; Ezekiel 39:27; Micah 5:3).
Time is continuous and linear, your time line will now display a period of 49 prophetic years, plus a span of 434 prophetic years, plus a period somewhat less that 2,000 Julian years, plus two periods each of three and a half prophetic years; in total, Israel's 490 prophetic years, interrupted by about two millennia for the Gentile dispensation.
Now bold a half week back in time from the crucifixion to represent the three and a half year ministry of John the Baptist and Jesus. This initial proclamation of the Messianic Covenant is a part of and NOT an extension to the sixty two weeks or 434 years, leaving a further half week of three and a half years after the Gentile dispensation has ended in which it will be reconfirmed in the ministry of the Moses and Elijah. Now if you bold this half week you will have one full week within the Seventy Weeks in which the Messianic Covenant is delivered to Israel as a nation: once before Calvary, and once after the Gentile dispensation. This will be followed by a further half week to complete the 490 years.
God told Daniel, "Seventy weeks are determined upon your people [Israel] and upon your holy city [Jerusalem]" in which to fulfill a sixfold purpose, to be completed by "anointing the most holy" that will "bring in everlasting righteousness" after Armageddon, after Satan is bound for a thousand years (Daniel 9:24; Revelation 20:1-3; Habakkuk 2:14).
Israel will "anoint the most holy by their revelation of Christ's 'parousia' Coming in the second three and a half years of Daniel's Seventieth Week after the tribulation of the first half, the Seals, Trumpets, Vials and Woes (Revelation 19:1-16). This will seal them into the Kingdom, afterwards they will be martyred; all life destroyed in Armageddon and earth purged of sin's post-Fall scars to pristine holiness for the thousand-year honeymoon of the earthly Bride and her heavenly Groom. The physical return of the glorified Jesus Messiah and holy New Jerusalem coming down from God out of heaven as a Bride adorned for her Husband will restore the Kingdom to Israel at the start of the millennium. But there is more. Only after the destruction of sin and sinners by Fire of the Holy Ghost and the rejuvenation of heavens and earth can "all things which God has spoken through the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began" be fulfilled. Then when He has renewed heaven and earth He will, "Create Jerusalem a rejoicing and her people a joy" (Isaiah 4; 65:17-18; Ezekiel 48:35; Joel 3:17-21; Zechariah 14:16-21; Acts 3:21-26; Revelation 21:1-3, 10; 22:1-5).
Brother Branham said:
"Now, perfectly Noah was a type of those carried over. Remember, when Noah come out, Ham was with him. Sin was still in there. Sin went right on over through the ark, unbelief, doubt went over in the ark, carried above the judgment; but Enoch went higher than the ark. He went on into the Presence of God, but Noah went through and come out, and there was still sin: type of the millennium, of the world's condition."
The millennium is not the end of it; there'll still be time after the millennium. The millennium is a space of time, but not the new earth. No, indeed. Notice in that; we'll get to it after a bit.
See, the earth, redeemed goes back to its original Owner again. It took. . . He took it from Satan. He takes the earth away from Satan just like He took you away from Satan" (Future Home of the Heavenly Groom and the Earthly Bride, p. 17:123-125, 513; C.O.D. p. 1044:230).
Decree of Cyrus granted permission to Israelites under Zerubbabel to return and rebuild the Temple.
Decree of Darius granted permission to Israelites to complete the rebuilding of the Temple
Artaxerxes gives royal sanction in the establishment of the divine Law, which exempts priests and Levites from taxation or tribute and confirmed to them the exclusive right to officiate in the sacred services of the sanctuary.
Artaxerxes' commission to Nehemiah to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
7 weeks, 49 prophetic years
"From the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem shall be seven weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times".
62 weeks, 434 prophetic years
"After threescore and two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, although He is innocent with nothing proven against Him".
Calvary (Isaiah 53:7; Jeremiah 11:19; Luke 23:33).
almost 2,000 years
AD30 - 200? intromission
"Spiritual blindness has come over Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles come in".
Gentile dispensation, resurrection and translation.
first ˝ of 70th week, 3˝ prophetic years
"Rome shall confirm a covenant with Israel for one week: and in the midst of the week Rome will cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease".
Daniel 12:7; Revelation 11:1-6; 12:14. Two prophets reveal Daniel's sealed vision and prophecy.
second ˝ of 70th week, 3˝ prophetic years in part
"In the midst of the week Rome will cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and her abominations will desolate Jerusalem unto the consummation of life when the decreed end will be poured out upon the Desolater" (Revelation 16:17-21; 17:16-18; 18:8, 17-20).
Israel's two prophets will be slain and publicly resurrect. Israel born-again in one day. Rome will seek to round up the 144,000; God will intervene with an earthquake; the 144,000 elect Israelites will be born-again and then martyred. The foolish virgin and all whose names remain in the Book of Life will be slain. The International Banksters will ally with their Communist dupes and blast Vatican City State and the USA from the face of the Earth. Armageddon will set in with germ and nuclear warfare destroying life on earth and setting the oceans aflame.
Isaiah 24:21-22; Revelation 20:1-10. Millennium, 1,000 years
The millennium on an earth restored to pre-Fall purity will "bring in everlasting righteousness." The millennium temple will be "instructed again" how "to subdue and have dominion over every living thing that moves upon the earth" preparatory to White Throne Judgment and New heavens and new earth.
second ˝ of 70th week, 3˝ prophetic years (completed).
end of time
There will still be time after the millennium. Time for the general resurrection, White Throne Judgment, final disposition of sin with death and hell cast into the Lake of Fire, and renewal of heaven and earth by their baptism of Fire (I Corinthians 15:23-28; Revelation 20:7-15).
The "most Holy" will be Daniel's "holy City," the pyramid City, New Jerusalem, overshadowed by the Lord God with the King on the throne and His Queen by His side, served by the 144,000 elect Israelites and the saints of the Old Testament. Brother Branham said, "This seventy weeks. . . Now, don't miss it. It will reveal from that time to the end of the Israelites and also to the end of Jerusalem, until there'll be a new city built.
Homework: Please review Daniel, The Sixfold Purpose of Gabriel's Visit and Israel, God's Timepiece
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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.