Bible Believers' Newsletter 568
"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.
Thank you, Brethren for your prayers, fasting and emails expressing concern for our Brother imprisoned in his homeland on the false charge of proselytism among Muslims. Especial thanks to two Sisters in the USA and Singapore and two Brothers in South Africa and Australia who met his material needs. The world is unaware that one cannot join the Christian Church. Unlike worldly religions, one cannot become a Christian by force of law, proselytism or even self-will. One must be born-again by a clear revelation from Above (Matthew 16:17). Sadly, few people anywhere have met a Christian or understand what Christians believe, and no matter where they live they would not know how find a Christian Church.
Colossians 1:16-17 says that "all things were created and bound together by the Word of God." And Hebrews 11:3 says, "By faith we understand that the worlds (dispensational ages and sidereal universe) were joined together by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things that appear." Now because of apostasy in the churches, denominational Christians (so-called), and ignorance within the circle of this Message, the worldnot merely the kosmos but also the physical worldis falling apart because there is no glue of faith to hold it together.
On the April 2 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors from the Group of Twenty (G-20) industrialized nations will gather together in London with the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, the President of the World Bank, and Chairmen of the International Monetary and Financial Committee and Development Committee of the IMF and WB, to address the global financial crisis. Together, member countries represent around ninety per cent of global gross national product, eighty percent of world trade (including EU intra-trade) as well as two-thirds of the world's population. The G-20's economic weight and broad membership gives the international banksters irresistible leverage over the management of the global economy and financial system, which explains how the upcoming global depression was engineered.
These minions of the Illuminati are working to unite the world together with usury in the stead of God's revealed Word. It will fall apart, and great will be its fall.
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
Thanks to the Lord in Appreciation for Your Prayers and Support
February 26, 2009 Last week we informed you by email of a fellow-subscriber, former policeman and now a minister in this Message who was imprisoned pending payment of a fine on the false charge of converting Muslims to Christianity. The Lord answered your effectual, fervent prayers in behalf of our Brother and the prayers of the saints under his ministry, restoring his liberty and bringing glory to His Name from thankful hearts worldwide. The following letter is addressed to you personally:
Dear Brethren and Sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ,
I am so happy to be one of your fellowship and I hope that I can do some things for the glory of the Lord, preaching the Gospel and Brother William Branham's teachings and announcing his principles in this life.
I was so glad to hear that our Brothers and Sisters give me support even despite their own needs, really I am so shame and in same time I proud of their help, I can't find words to explain my joy and happiness about this.
I am 30 years old, I am not married, I hope find a good Sister but I prefer to be without a wife at this time, I see the example of Paul and our Lord Jesus. . . I was living with my family but after this problem I am now staying temporarily with my Brother in soul and flesh, but I think that I must looking for accommodation and work because my situation is very bad at this time, but I thank God in every situation because He permits this for me and He says that all things work for good for those who love God. May the Lord improve my situation in the future.
It has been a very difficult period, grappling against the forces of evil proliferating in our country, Islam with its laws and humanitarian law planned by the hands of men. Unfortunately the nation has sided with the idea that Islam is the only religion in this country, all laws are therefore written for the benefit of this religion!
At the outset, I informed you that I worked within the security apparatus (police), my past experience made me hate the work within this system. I came to know the Lord Jesus in this period and I hated the work more than ever. I left as a result of my faith and cannot bear the things that I see every day. Then the persecution began and its ferocity increased when I started studying the Bible.
I passed by a bitter personal experience, it was that the authorities monitored the mail; one of the brothers had sent me some material and Spiritual things by mail. Going to the Post Office I was arrested and charged with religious incitement to switch Muslims to Christianity and the result was taunting, beating and kicking, abrasive talk, false and unjust sentencing to a fine of about US$800.00 or a fateful six months in prison with the fine. Some of you Brothers and Sisters beside me were paying the fine for me. But what hurt my heart and what hurt me was why the authorities were dealing with me like this and why they make all this evils against me.
Excuse me for this bad English, but be sure that my feeling in my heart is very full with love to all those who making problems to me. Jesus said that we must love our enemies.
We are now, some Christians people in our country, we love to live in peace, and worship our Lord with liberty. All the Brethren sharing me send you a great love in Our King Jesus. God bless and keep you.
Comment: Matthew 25:34-40. Please pray the Lord will make clear the path before our Brethren.
Your Chief Adversary
February 20, 2009 After watching the quick approval of the so-called stimulus package it ought to be obvious to any thinking person that our so-called legislators, do not legislate. They do not even read proposed legislation before casting their votes.
Someone other than the legislators writes the legislation. Someone other than the senators and representatives decides what must be approved and what must be rejected. The so-called legislators merely put their unthinking sanction on packages they are told to approve. There is no need for them to read the legislation because they are not expected to think about what they are doing. They are not even expected to represent the thinking of voters in their states. There is no sense denying this fact because that is the way it IS. And IS means IS.
This impotence and robotization of legislative bodies was planned many years ago by none other than that crazy Frenchman, Auguste Comte. He made it perfectly clear in his Positive Philosophy that in the future thinking would no longer be necessary or desirable on the part of most individuals. He wrote . . . Full story: newswithviews.com
Comment: Our governments are controlled by 'the City of London' whose international banksters have set up the nations like tenpins to be struck with financial and economic ruin so they may introduce Lucifer's totalitarian one world government over a global debtor's prison. They could be defeated today by introducing import duties and tariffs to return nations to self-sufficiency and productive employment, but politicians worldwide serve 'the City.' Aliens write the laws and control the juridical systems, censor media to brainwash the world to receive their propaganda as truth, compose fraudulent histories and write educational curricula.
Horst Mahler receives Six-Year Sentence
Munich, February 25, 2009 German dissident Horst Mahler has been sentenced to six years in prison for "Volksverhetzung" (racial incitement). The symbolically significant number of years imposed for "anti-Semitic hate speech" stemmed from his refusal to recognize the Jewish Holocaust, which he described as "the biggest lie in world history". . .
Immediately following sentencing, the 73-year-old dissident was arrested and led away before astonished onlookers in the courtroom, including many of his supporters. The former attorney . . . earlier received prison sentences for thought-crimes on several occasions. "I have resolved to call a lie a lie". . .
In setting a personal example, Mahler declared that it was incumbent upon every German to "deal a deathblow to the Holocaust religion as martyrs for the truth. . . I have resolved to expose this Talmudic perfidy, that over and over again I will call a lie a lie and oppose it with the truth. I have sworn to my people never to give up in this fight against the Holocaust religion." Full story: northwestnationalists.blogspot.com
The Mystery of the Living Christ, the same, Yesterday, and Today, and Forever
Colossians 1:17, "[As the Logos] Christ Himself existed before all things, and all things consistcohere and endurein the Logos or Word".
Hebrews 13:8-9, "Jesus Christ [the Word is always] the same yesterday, and today, and forever. Be not led astray by various strange teachings. For it is well to have the heart strengthened by God's grace, and not to be devoted to dietary rules and ritualistic meals from which devotees [under the Law] have derived no benefit".
God's thoughts, which are eternal and real, manifest in palpable dimensions by the exercise of correspondingly certain and eternal revelation. By faith God expressed His thoughts over six days of a thousand years to [Heb. 'bara'] create all things out of nothing by the 'third pull' of His immaterial spoken Word which is the original seed (II Peter 3:8; Luke 8:11). On the seventh day He rested and watched a mist rise up and water the surface of the whole earth and saw seed spoken in the third age of creation [Heb. yatsar'] germinate or "bring forth" vegetation according to His Word. Being inanimate, the Lord had no need to ['bara'] create it a spirit of life or a soul out of nothing. Having provided grass, herbs, and trees as food and shelter for man and beast He next fashioned the first man, [Heb. 'yatsar'], squeezing him into shape as a potter molds a vessel of clay and placing in him first the mortal spirit, and then the soul.
Writing in Greek, Paul expressed the same understanding Moses wrote in Hebrew: "Who are you, O man, to criticize God? The thing that was molded does not say to the one that molds it, Why have you made me this way? Has the potter no power over the clay to make from the same lump one vessel for beauty, and another for menial use? What if God, desiring to show His wrath, and to make His power known, with great patience endured the vessels of wrath made for destruction, in order to make known the riches of His glory to the recipients of mercy, whom He predestinated for glory, even us, whom he has called, not only from among the Judahites, but also from among the Gentiles" (Romans 9:20-34)?
The mist that rose up on the seventh day and watered the whole face of the ground, transformed extremely fine particles of dust into clay from which the Lord God [Heb. 'yatsar'] molded or squeezed Adam into form. His name is derived from the Hebrew 'adamah,' which means the existing material of the ground from which he was [Heb. 'asah'] made. When the Lord metaphorically "breathed the breath of lives into his nostrils," the non-material elements of spirit and soul that were [Heb. 'bara'] created out of nothing by His spoken Word, manifest the first living soul (Genesis 1:26-28; 2:6-7).
"Out of the ground the Lord God ['yatsar'] formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was its name" (Genesis 2:19). In naming the animals, Adam was taking possession and exercising his dominion as god of this earth. When the Lord God had finished forming His creationmale and female of each speciesHe put Adam to sleep and drew from his side a rib from which He built woman as a byproduct. Although Eve shared his dominion, it was through the oneness of the marriage union, just as we Christians are made joint-heirs in Christ's Kingdom through our invisible marriage union with and under His Headship (Romans 8:17; I Corinthians 3:21-23).
God is unchanging: as He put Adam to sleep in the garden of Eden and took from his side a rib with which to build Eve, He put Jesus to sleep on Calvary and took from His side the Holy Spirit with which He is building His Bride. Either dead or alive, no cruelty was omitted towards Christ, nor was there any evidence wanting that might confirm the truth of His death. To please the Jews who do not hesitate to defame the dead, "one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear," but the insult produced a miracle in that "blood and water" issued from His lifeless body, fulfilling the Law under which, "almost all things are purged with blood; and without shedding of blood there is no remission" for God requires a life for a life, and our kinsman Redeemer voluntarily offered up His own spotless Life in substitution for "whosoever will" of Adam's race (John 19:34; Hebrews 9:22; Revelation 1:5).
Caiaphas, Israel's high priest, "counseled the Jews, It is expedient that one man should die for the people! [And] all the people, answered, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children" as it is to this day (John 18:14; Matthew 27:25). But when Jesus Messiah claimed the Title Deed to all He had redeemed, "The four living creatures and the twenty-four elders sang a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the Book, and to open the Seals, for You were slain, and Your blood has redeemed to God men out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation [of Adam's race]" (Revelation 5:9), thus confirming Redemption is Over and Christ's mediation ended in March, 1963, when the Mercy Seat became a Judgment Seat, vindicating God's promise to Abraham, whose name means "father of the Gentiles" (Genesis 17:5; Revelation 4; 5).
Without moisture clay does not hold together well but is easily turned back into dust, and the whole creation is sustained only so long as it is bound by the moisture of God's eternal Word (Colossians 1:17). Likewise the promises of His Word are of no effect if we add to or take from what God has said, for they are no longer eternal Word and THUS SAITH THE LORD, but the ephemeral something you or I as mere mortals conceived. When we meddle with God's unchanging Word we break the glue of the Spirit that binds it together and which alone can honour His promises: we turn Life into death and make God's Word of no effect. "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4; Revelation 22:17-19).
Jesus said, "If you abide in Me, and My Words remain in you, you may ask what you will, and it shall be done for you." Your heart must be in the Logos or Word, and remain there in order for you to be among the chosen few for whom Jesus prayed and sent into the world to manifest His Name, "that the world may know that God sent Jesus, and that He has loved you as He has loved Him" (John 15:7; 17; 14:8-14).
When God ['bara'] created man out of nothing but His eternal thoughts expressed, He spoke them male and female. He ['asah'] made and ['yatsar'] molded man from the existing material of the ground, but He made woman from the existing material of Adam's flesh and bonenot a separate creation ['yatsar'] molded like clay, but ['banah'] built as a continuation of her husband. And as God is unchanging in His Word and His ways, the members of Christ's Bride are not an independent creation distinct from their Husband but a continuation of the same creation built from Attributes of the Logos manifest in flesh as written epistles of the Word for their day. As God never changes His principles, the Bride of the last Adam will be a W_O_R_D Bride like her Husband, performing the same works as Her Husband by speaking the Word. As His intercession for the ignorance of PART-Word is fulfilled, His end-time Bride can only come into His image through a clear revelation of the fullness of the Word, and to make this possible He sent William Branham, the prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 10:7 to restore the apostolic faith, finish the mystery of God, and call us out from the world church system into the unity of the faith so we can manifest that we are the Sons of God (Matthew 25:6; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 18:4; Romans 8:19; I Corinthians 13:10).
Once creation came into conflict with God's eternal Word, corruption and death set in and in the days of Noah the world fell apart. When Eve was deceived by Satan's reasoning against the Word, she crossed from eternity into time, as God warned, "In the day you partake of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil [which was a metaphor for Lucifer and his wisdom] you shall die-die" (Genesis 2:17). As in Cantonese the repetition of the Hebrew 'muwth' emphasized the certainty of death. Since Adam was God's spoken Word made flesh he was not deceived and could not sin, and like the last Adam, he loved His wife who was not spoken Word but a by-product of the Word and could be deceived, so she was made to be under obedience to her husband. Now Adam did not sin or reason in unbelief against God's revealed Word, but with the revelation he was God's Son he knew he was eternal with God and could no more be lost than God can be lost: by faith he voluntarily crossed from life unto death, knowing the Lord must at some time redeem Him, and when God redeemed him, Eve would be redeemed also, because the two were one flesh through the marriage union.
Being perfect, God's Word never changes: given the same circumstances His first decision and first work will be the same yesterday, and today, and forever (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8). Although He was born of a woman, Jesus Christ the last Adam was also without sin, and voluntarily crossed from life into death in order to redeem His wife. When Jesus prayed for His Bride He asked that she "might be one [in the faith] as He and the Father are one" (John 17:21-26; Acts 2:1; I Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 4:13). From eternity, Christ's Bride was foreknown of God in the Logos. And as Attributes of the Logos, every elect son of Adam is accounted crucified in Christ on Calvary, raised in Him and is even now seated in heavenly places in Him (II Corinthians 5:14; Revelation 13:8). Those accounted in Christ will be written epistles of with the Word for their day, as a life lived by the Word is the Word expressed, and our lives must be at one with the present Truth.
Adam surrendered his dominion to Satan for the love of his wife; this one offence brought death and decay upon the whole creation and condemnation upon all men, whereas the one righteous act of Jesus Christ crossing from life to death brought the unmerited gift of God's grace and justification within reach of every son of Adam when He was "raised from the dead for our justification [thereby] destroying the works of the Devil" (Romans 4:25; I John 3:8). Justification is not forgiveness but complete innocence as though you never committed those trespasses. True justification is the regeneration or new birth of your soul and union with God in Christ, not its replacement (Romans 5:17-18).
Adam and Eve could not live out the seventh day as their body and spirit lost the binding moisture of the pure Word and began falling apart. Through famine and drought for hearing the revealed Word of God the world is again falling apart (Amos 8:11; Luke 8:6) "as it did in the days of Noah," but this time it will be destroyed by fire (Matthew 24:37; Malachi 4:1-3; II Peter 3:1-11). God said, "In the sweat of your brow you will eat bread, till you return to the ground; for out of it you were taken: for dust you are, and to dust you shall return." Much of life became fruitless vanity: Job 10:9 implored God, "Remember that You have [Heb, 'asah'] made me of clay; will You now turn me back into dust"?
The Lord God made only one woman for Adam, but through her many more children were born of Adam's race, and hordes of physical Serpent's seed of Cain's race. The last Adam likewise prayed for His one Bride "and for them also who shall believe on Me [and be born-again] through their Word" (John 17:20). These are "their offspring." Isaiah prophesied, "When He makes Himself an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the will of the Lord shall prosper in His hand" (Isaiah 61:9; 65:23; 53:10; Acts 2:39). Like her natural type, multitudes who should have been offspring to Christ by Spiritual Eve, the Church, fell by the wayside as make-believers and unbelievers, "led astray by various strange teachings," and having hybrid God's Word with human reasoning, which is the seed of discrepancy, are spiritual Serpent's seed (Revelation 22:18-19).
The Lord God Himself [Heb. 'banah'] "built" the wife of the first Adam overnight as it were. In longsuffering patience He has been 2,000 years building the wife of the last Adam, and placed a five-fold ministry in the Church to perfect those who are saints for ministry to those without and for the edifying or building up of Christ's Bride "until the last member comes into the unity of the faith in this holy convocation, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto the full measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ" (Ephesians 4:12-13; Matthew 16:8; Mark 14:58). When the first Eve was "built," the Lord presented her to the first Adam, and when the last Eve is built, the Lord will present her to Himself a glorious Bride "having no spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but holy and blameless".
The living Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever. Psalm 102 was inspired toward the end of the captivity, but it was "written for a generation to come, a people yet to be created who will praise the Lord." The psalmist was looking to the time when Jesus Messiah, having been crucified and raised for our justification, would "hear the groaning of the prisoners and loose those that are destined to die." This was partially fulfilled when He "descended first into the lower parts of the earth" to indict sinners and vindicate the faith of the Old Testament saints, then ascended far above the visible heavens to cleanse the sanctuary of the accumulated sins of the Old Testament saints, and descending once again, lead captive of Life those who had been captives of death (Psalm 68:18; Matthew 27:50-53; Ephesians 4:8-9). He was also looking forward to the 144,000 elect Israelites, "a people yet to be created who will praise the Lord." And to the New Jerusalem on a renewed heavens and renewed earth "When the nations, even the kingdoms are gathered together, to serve the Lord".
With unwavering faith in his personal deliverance even though it must wait "for an age to come [when] the Lord would look down from the height of His heavenly sanctuary and hear the groaning of the prisoners," the psalmist anticipated the revelation of Jehovah to be accomplished in Jesus Messiah, as Jesus of the New Testament would be Jehovah of the Old manifest in the flesh of a virgin-born Man to play the part of our kinsman Redeemer (Isaiah 7:14; Leviticus 25; Ruth; I Timothy 3:16). He is the same yesterday, and today, and forever, hence His Name is called Emmanuel, which means not a second, third or any other fraction but "[ALL of] God with us . . . For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily" (Matthew 1:23; Colossians 2:9); but His Name is Jesus, which means "the self-existing One [not two or three], the Saviour" (Isaiah 45:21-22). Our help comes exclusively from the Creator, not from His creation, for He alone hears and answers prayer.
Paul quotes Psalm 102 in Hebrews 1:10-12, the heavens and earth are said to have been created "of Old." Indeed they were created "in the beginning," are of lasting duration (49:26; Psalm 148:6; Isaiah 48:13) and may be billions of years old, yet in contrast with the Creator, they are merely transitory while He remains unchangeably the same through all the vicissitudes of time (Psalm 119:90). When He repeats the Greek word [Gk. 'parerchomai'] Jesus is emphatic: "Heaven and earth will pass away," or change from their present condition to renewal, or regeneration, not replaced (Isaiah 65:17; 66:22; II Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1).
In Colossians 1:15-16 we read, "Jesus Messiah is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation. For through Him all things were created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authoritiesall things were created through Christ the Logos, and for Him." As Brother Branham explained, the living Christ, the same, yesterday, and today, and forever, redeems Earth the same as He redeemed you. Your first step in faith is when you receive a clear revelation of the true oneness of the Godhead who is Jesusand what He has done for you; repent and receive baptism by immersion in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of past sins. They are not forgiven but remitted, and the record cast into the sea of God's forgetfulness. We call this justification by grace through faith. You have a clean slate, but the nature of the god of this world who influenced you to sin remains on your soul, spirit and body. Your second step in faith is a process called sanctification which sets your mind in order for holiness by ongoing revelation exposing your mistakes so that quickly you repent and line up with God's unchanging Word. However the nature of Satan that led you to sin is still on your soul. Your third step in faith is new birth by a clear understanding of the present Truth. This is the baptism with the Holy Spirit and Fire that cleanses your soul of the nature of the world and quickens it to new Life in Christ the Word. We must recognize our day and its Message in order that we can walk in the Light God is shining now, and receive the fullness of the revealed Word for our day when it is presented (I John 1:7).
God can only redeem, or buy back a possession that was lost, but was His from Eternity, that is, the Attributes of the Logos or Word. And you will only possess eternal Life if you are predestinated by God's foreknowledge and an eternal Attribute of the Logos (Romans 8:28-31; I Peter 1:2). In the days of Noah, Earth was baptized by the Great Flood and justified, but the waters only washed away civilization and the evidence of past sin as confirmed by the presence in the ark of Ham, his wife and Mrs. Noah, who repopulated Earth with physical and spiritual Serpent's seed. It was sanctified by the Blood of Christ after the Roman soldier pierced His side, and will receive its baptism with the Holy Ghost and Fire following the White Throne Judgment. Flames will leap thousands of miles into space and new lava will cover Earth's surface while the Shekinah will annihilate all demons, leaving no evidence of human history or remembrance of sin.
Hebrews 1:10-12 says, "Heavens and earth are the works of Your hands. They will perish, but You remain. They will all wear out like a garment, and like a mantle You will fold them up and they will be changed; but You are the same and your years will never end." This metaphor of impermanence is also found in Psalm 104:2 and Isaiah 40:22.
The metaphor of a scroll once read, rolled up and set aside, is applied to describe the dawning of the day of the Lord when Satan and his demons will be cast down to earth at the manifestation of the Sixth Seal upon the close of the Gentile dispensation (Isaiah 34:4; Revelation 6:14; 12:7-17); while Isaiah 51:6 says, "Lift up your eyes to the heavens, then look on the earth beneath: for the skies shall vanish away like smoke, the earth shall wear out like a garment, and they that dwell thereon shall die in swarms: but My salvation shall abide forever, and My righteousness shall never be annulled." In view of the contrast to which the soul of God's elect and this world are to be subjected, only God the Word is immutable and ever manifests Himself as the same.
Not surprisingly the blasphemous motto of the fraudulent Judaeo-Roman Catholic church is, 'Semper Eadem,' which means "always the same." She calls herself the Bride of Christ but He calls her "the great whore . . . the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth . . . who corrupted the earth with her [spiritual] fornication [which is idolatry] . . . and will be utterly burned with [nuclear] fire" (Revelation 17:1-5, 18:8-20; 19:2). In Hebrew that word is 'cherem,' which means "dedicated to destruction for the glory of God as in Daniel 9:27.
Psalm 102:15-16 identifies Jesus of the New Testament with Jehovah of the Old Testament: "The Gentiles shall revere the Name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth Your glory. When the Lord has rebuilt Zion, He will appear in His glory." Jesus Christ is the glory of God. "Isaiah saw the glory of God and spoke of Him" (John 12:41; Isaiah 6:1-9). In Zechariah 12:10 Jehovah says, "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, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn." Immediately after the soldier had pierced Christ's dead body John applied this verse to Jesus (John 19:37).
When God spoke the Word that created all men and women in Adam's race, for potentially we were all in Adam as every banana that ever will be was potentially in the first banana tree, and as every elect was in Jesus Christ when He walked the shores of Galilee since we are Attributes of the Logos, He [Heb. 'bara'] created us in His image. That is, He spoke the Word that would manifest our soul when we were born. You are your soul, an unseen spirit being as God is an unseen Spirit being (Genesis 1:26-28). In our designated decreed season and time we were manifest on earth to be tested and overcome Satan, sin and the world by the Word of God and prayer, and grow into the [Heb. 'dmuwth'] likeness of God in Christ by putting on His character with the Token on display.
If the living Christ is in us we will "speak the truth and lie not." The Holy Spirit will not dwell where the Word of God is unwelcome. We need to humble ourselves before the Lord, repent, confess our misdeeds, remembering that in this day the Revival is only in the heart of His Bride. Return to Christ while you are still able. If we are honest we will confess before God and before men. Brother Branham came under condemnation one time when someone called and he said to his wife, "Tell them I'm not home; I'm outside right now, so I'm not here just at this time." Later He was called to pray for someone but first he had to make that right.
Ask the Lord to sweeten your life. Pour in oil and the balm of Gilead, and anoint your soul with His goodness and mercy, so that you can hear Him speak to you again, and so people will know the anointing lives in you as it dwelt in Jesus, then you may rest assured you will manifest the 'third pull' and change in the atoms.
Jesus is the living Christ. Galatians 2:20, "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the Life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me". nl568.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.