Bible Believers' Newsletter 569
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ: an especial welcome to our new subscribers.
As we approach the end of the Gentile dispensation we see prophecy reported in the daily news as it unfolds from Biblical text to living history, so in this issue more space is devoted to current news that to our main article. The world's news is a litany of lies woven from the same dark fabric as Genesis 3:15, Matthew 23:35, and John 8:42-47. This presentiment of evil is occasioned by the wrath of Satan's demons, for he knows that in a short time he will be cast down to earth. But we who are seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus rejoice in expectation of the blessings promised to the children of God.
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
The Apostate's Creed
February 28, 2009 The Creed of the [Judaeo-Roman Catholic] Church of the Shoah:
"I believe in one Holocaust®, conceived in Hollywood, born of the New York media: and in Six Million Judaics, who suffered under Adolf Hitler, were gassed, made into lampshades and cremated. In the 21st century they arose again, to haunt the living and the dead. I believe in Elie Wiesel and the geysers of blood, and Arnold Friedman and the color-coded crematory smoke, the holy Shoah biz Church, the communist saints, no forgiveness of German sins, the resurrection of lies, and the shelf-life everlasting of the Auschwitz gas chamber stories. Amalek".
Full Story: revisionistreview.blogspot.com
Comment: Like the Judaeo-Roman church which believes one God in three persons, the Apostates Creed claims belief in one holocaust when they have declared three, each of six million, in just the twentieth century, plus numerous far larger holocausts in previous centuries.
Auschwitz Survivor claims Elie Wiesel is an Impostor
March 4, 2009 At 15, Miklos Gruner was deported from Hungary to Auschwitz-Birkenau in May 1944. . . [he] and Lazar Wiesel became good friends. . . Miklos never forgot the number Lazar was tattooed with by the Nazis: A-7713. In April 8, 1945, the US army liberated Buchenwald . . . in 1986, Miklos was contacted by a Swedish journal and was invited to come to Sweden in order to meet "an old friend" named Elie Wiesel . . . the same person Miklos knew in the Nazi camps under the name Lazar Wiesel and with the inmate number A-7713. . . "I was stunned to see a man I didn't recognize at all, who didn't even speak Hungarian . . . our meeting was over in about ten minutes . . . the man gave me a book titled "Night" of which he claimed to be the author. I accepted the book. I didn't know at that time but told everyone there that this man was not the person he pretended to be!" . . . I did research everywhere I could for twenty years and found out that the man calling himself Elie Wiesel has never been in a Nazi camp since he doesn't figure on any official list of detainees.
Miklos also found out that the book Elie Wiesel gave him in 1986 as something he has written himself was in fact written in Hungarian in 1955 by Miklos' old friend Lazar Wiesel and published in Paris under the title "A Világ Hallgat," meaning approximately "The Silence of the World." The book was then shortened and rewritten in French as well as in English in order to be published under the author's name Elie Wiesel in 1958, under the French title "La Nuit" and the English title "Night." Ten million copies of the book were sold in the world by Elie Wiesel who even received a Nobel Prize for it in 1986 whilesays Miklosthe real author, Lazar Wiesel, was mysteriously missing. . . Elie Wiesel never wanted to meet me again, says Miklos. He became very successful; he takes 25 thousand dollars for a 45 minutes speech on the Holocaust. I have officially reported to the FBI that Elie Wiesel is an impostor but had no answer. . . I have received anonymous calls telling me I could be shot if I don't shut up but I am not afraid of death any more. Full story: henrymakow.com. [What, no tattoo]!
Comment: This supposedly autobiographical book "Night," makes no mention of gas chambers. The author instead claims to have witnessed Jews being burned alive, a story now dismissed by all historians. Prominent false witness E-lie Wiesel gives credence to the most absurd stories of other "eyewitnesses" and spreads fantastic tales of 10,000 persons sent to their deaths each day in Buchenwald. The supposed fate of Miklos' family was unlawful in Germany. The BIG LIE is exposed.
The Fifth Annual Israeli Apartheid Week
Prominent Palestinians, Jewish anti-Zionists, and South Africans have been at the forefront of this struggle. From March 2 to March 6, UC Berkeley students will host Israeli Apartheid Week. The weeklong event will include lectures, panel discussions and movies addressing the legal system of Apartheid in Occupied Palestine. The event is also oriented toward educating the public about the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign of Israeli products. In its fifth annual year, Israeli Apartheid Week will be held in over forty cities around the world . . .
Israel Apartheid Week seeks to bolster understanding of the oppression facing the Palestinian people, Zionism, and the struggle for Palestinian liberation. This year the week of events takes place roughly two months following the recent bombardment of the Gaza Strip by the Israeli Occupation Forces. During the three week incursion of air strikes and ground assault, more than 1,300 Palestinians were killed and more than 5,000 were injured. . . Full story: indybay.org
Vaccines as Biological Weapons?
March 3, 2009 Deerfield, Illinois-based pharmaceutical company Baxter International Inc. has just been caught shipping live avian flu viruses mixed with vaccine material to medical distributors in 18 countries. The "mistake" (if you can call it that, see below. . .) was discovered by the National Microbiology Laboratory in Canada. The World Health Organization was alerted and panic spread throughout the vaccine community as health experts asked the obvious question: How could this have happened?
"Baxter International Inc. in Austria 'unintentionally contaminated samples with bird flu virus that were used in laboratories in 3 neighbouring countries, raising concern about the potential spread of the deadly disease.' Austria, Germany, Slowenia and the Czech Republicare the countries in which labs were hit with dangerous viruses. Not by bioterrorist commandos, but by Baxter. In other words: One of the major global pharmaceutical players seems to have lost control over a virus which is considered by many virologists to be one of the components leading some day to a new pandemic". . .
Full story: LifeGen.de
Or, put another way, Baxter is acting a whole lot like a biological terrorism organization these days, sending deadly viral samples around the world. . . How could this company have accidentally mixed LIVE avian flu viruses (both H5N1 and H3N2, the human form) in this vaccine material?
Was the viral contamination intentional? The shocking answer is that this couldn't have been an accident. Why? Because Baxter International adheres to something called BSL3 (Biosafety Level 3)a set of laboratory safety protocols that prevent the cross-contamination of materials. Full story: naturalnews.com
Comment: "The recognition of our despot may also come before the destruction of the Constitution; the moment for this recognition will come when the peoples, utterly wearied by the irregularities and incompetencea matter which we shall arrange forof their rulers, will clamor: "Away with them and give us one king over all the earth who will unite us and annihilate the causes of disordersfrontiers, nationalities, religions, State debtswho will give us peace and quiet which w*e cannot find under our rulers and representatives."
But you yourselves perfectly well know that to produce the possibility of the expression of such wishes by all the nations it is indispensable to trouble in all countries the people's relations with their governments so as to utterly exhaust humanity with dissension, hatred, struggle, envy and even by the use of torture, by starvation, by the inoculation of diseases, by want, so that the "Goyim" see no other issue than to take refuge in our complete sovereignty in money and in all else.
But if we give the nations of the world a breathing space the moment we long for is hardly likely ever to arrive" (Protocol 10:18-20; Revelation 13:1-8).
What if there is No Man-Made Global Warming?
March 2, 2009 Here are some questions every American should ask their elected officialsespecially those supporting "climate change" legislation: If it is proven that climate change is not man-made, but natural, will you be relieved and excited to know that man is off the hook? Will you now help to remove all of the draconian regulations passed during the global warming hysteria, since it was all wrong-headed and harmful to the economy and our way of life?
Their answers to these questions should be very illuminating as to the true agenda they seek to impose. Is their agenda really about helping to protect the environment, or is it about creating a new social and economic order, using environment as the excuse?
If they are supporting climate change legislation because of a genuine concern for the environment, then they should now be greatly relieved to know that true science is showing more and more evidence there is no man-made global warming, and in fact, a natural cooling period has begun.
Last year, 52 scientists authored a much hyped report issued by the UN's IPCC which said global warming was man-made and getting worse. But in the past year, more than 650 scientists from around the world have now expressed their doubts about the report's findings12 times the number of IPCC global warming alarmists now agree it's bunk. . . 34,000 scientists have now signed a petition saying global warming is probably natural and is not man-made. Full story: newswithviews.com
US must back down on Iranian Uranium Enrichment
January 22, 2009 There's really only one solution. One way for Obama to get himself out of the box his predecessor Bush, Dick Cheney and the neocons have put him in. He has to affirm Iran's inalienable right under the Non-Proliferation Treaty to enrich uranium. Somewhere along the road American public opinion, which history shows can be easily persuaded of things that just aren't true, has bought several highly questionable propositions:
1. Iran has a nuclear weapons program.
2. Iran's nuclear program can have only one purpose, the production of nuclear weapons.
3. The Iranian leadership wishes to, and has threatened to, wipe Israel off the face of the map.
4. Given all of the above, Iran's progress towards nuclear enrichment must be stopped in order to prevent a second, "nuclear" Holocaust.
These propositionsBIG LIES that become better established with each retellingare easily refutable.
1. The US intelligence community itself does not believe that Iran has an active nuclear weapons program. In November 2007 all 16 US intelligence agencies produced a National Intelligence Estimate that declared "with high confidence" that Iran had suspended any such program as of 2003. . . Full story: jnoubiyeh.blogspot.com
Comment: US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday, "Iran not Close" to Nuclear Weapon. It would not matter if they were Ed!
Pakistan, Cricket, Mossad, Saudi Arabia, CIA
March 4, 2009 Someone appears to want to get Pakistan and India into a war.
1. To weaken and divide Pakistan, and possibly India. (The Iran-Iraq war was designed to weaken Iran and Iraq).
2. To make money for the military-industrial complex.
3. To frustrate China, which is a friend of Pakistan.
4. To make it easier for the powers-that-be to control strategically important parts of Asia.
5. To reinforce the idea that Moslems are a bunch of terrorists.
2. "Cricket matches between Pakistan and India, dubbed cricket diplomacy, are credited with healing the rift between the two neighbors and paving the way for peace talks in 2004." (Attack on cricket team shakes Pakistan).
So, the bad guys do not want cricket matches. Pakistan's spooky Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik, allegedly a friend of Mossad, said: "If foreigners are attacked, we will not have foreign investment." (Attack on cricket team shakes Pakistan).
3. In Pakistan, Lt. General (retd.) Hamid Gul, a former head of Pakistan's ISI security service, told one TV channel that India's RAW security service got Sri Lanka's Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to carry out the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket bus in Pakistan. (In Pakistan, India is emerging as prime suspect). India's RAW is reported to be close to Mossad. (RAW & Mossad: The Secret Link) . . . Full story: The City of London strikes, working as always under another name and in a different occupation.
The Worldwide Return to Reality
Late February, 2009 At present, the global capital structure is horribly misaligned. The wrong factories with the wrong tools and equipment are in the wrong place. As evidence, foreign investors in China's export industries have shut down 45,000 of their factories since June. China itself has already shut down another 20,000. . . figures show that the US corporate sector is in a full-scale collapse. From here on, US unemployment will really accelerate.
Capital goods, consumer goods, time and money are the corner pillars with savings in the middle of them. In the US, it is the savingsthe monetary savingswhich are missing. Centered in the US, a global attempt has been made to replace the missing savings with credit. Credit is defined as present goods for future goods. In the US, the meansthe real factoriesare no longer there to repay the credit by delivering new economic goods nowin exchange for all the goods received earlier on credit.
We don't make things here no more: the situation described above is self-evidently a state of national bankruptcy in economic terms. What the US faces now is not only that economic bankruptcy, but also the stark necessity of rebuilding its stock of capital anewand nearly from the ground up. . . US home prices nationally dropped 12 percent in the fourth quarter. Multiply by four for the annual rate. . . There is no way between here and eternity that President Obama's "stimulus" can overcome that. . . The red lights are flashing everywhere.
The "stimulus" is a con job. The Congressional Budget Office has said that the stimulus package would cost $US787 Billion. The "wake up call" is in the details. . . The main "stimulus" spending ($US99 Billion) will arrive next year, the year that the now Democrat-controlled House of Representatives will try to get re-elected. The remaining $US203 Billion in the "stimulus" is mandated new spending which in some cases stretches as far ahead as ten years. It is to be spent on every left wing or "liberal" cause known to man.
The true deficit of the federal government is $US65.5 TRILLION in total obligations. That sum exceeds the gross domestic product of the world! That $US65.5 TRILLION is the UNFUNDED part of the US Treasury's legally mandated future real obligations. Congress has voted to spend it but has never gotten around to voting for the taxes to pay for it . . .
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has signed an agreement in Japan to remove 8,000 US Marines from Japan's southern island of Okinawa and base them in the US territory of Guam. The Secretary has in this way complied with China's long term policy aim of getting the present US armed forces in Japan as well as South Korea away from Asia . . . Mrs. Clinton had to offer China something to persuade it to keep buying US Treasury debt paper. . . The US Treasury NEEDS China's funds. . . Less than ten years ago, Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, was calling the US the "indispensable nation". How have the mighty fallen?
To get an idea of how "confident" the Chinese government (or anyone else holding them) should be in US Treasuries, consider the fact that in 1971, when the US Dollar was finally decoupled from Gold and the world embarked on its present "fiat" money adventure, the Treasury's debt limit stood at $US430 Billion. The limit has increased by 2,714 percent since then. The population of the US is up by about 46 percent. . . Full Story: The Privateer 2009 Volume Late February Issue 623 worldnetdaily.com
Comment: According to unconfirmed reports the United States of America Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tendered a written agreement granting the People's Republic of China an option to exercise Eminent Domain within the USA in the event the US Government defaults on its financial obligations. Full story: rense.com rense.com Tycoons tumble as ailing China turns against capitalism trust-us.ch
The Bernie Madoff scheme appears to have been to move wealth out of the US in behalf of certain clients and transfer it to solid assets before the collapse of the US dollar and economy. A Russian scholar says the US will collapsenext year: Obama will order martial law this year, the US will split into six rump-states before 2011, and Russia and China will become the backbones of a new world order.
It sounds as if he has been reading the Message! Were the US Administration "in the know" they would offer China eminent domain over California from San Jose to San Diego inland to the theoretical low water mark of the Sierras, because all west of that point will soon be under water. But the US is ruled by aliens for the City of London, and her citizens know it not.
"We had a great nation; but she is now rottening and crumbling and shaking and giving away, and trying to tax people to get money to send over yonder to buy friendship with our enemies. They're throwing it back in our face. One World War, two World Wars, and still moving on to a third one" (William Branham, This Day this Scripture if Fulfilled, p. 16:131-132).
"Let's prove what is God. If education is the way out to freedom, why don't it act? If social standings and so forth is the way out, why don't it act? If paying other nations to be our buddies, and we find out they've turned heels against us just as soon they can. . . you can't buy friendship with money. Friendship is a gift of God" (What Does Thou Here, p. 6:40).
The Mystery of God, even Christ, as the Incarnate Fullness of the Godhead, Embedded in Whom all Divine Wisdom and Godliness is Restored to Man
Matthew 6:27-34, "Which of you by anxiety can add one moment to his lifespan? And why worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin: yet I tell you, that even Solomon in all his glory was never clothed as beautifully as they. But if God so clothes the grass of the field that exists today and tomorrow is cast into the oven, will He not more surely clothe you, O men of little faith?
So do not worry, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, What are we to wear? For after all these things do the pagans center their interest while your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first His kingdom, and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you as well. Do not worry therefore in view of tomorrow, for tomorrow will have its own anxieties. Let each day's peculiar troubles be sufficient for the day".
Man is a threefold being of body, spirit and soul: like the lilies of the field he was ordained to be clothed from within, with righteousness. Thus we read in I Corinthians 11:1-16 that "a man is to cut his hair as he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of the man . . . Does not nature itself tell you that for a man to wear uncut hair is degrading to him, but it is glorious for a woman? For her hair is given to her for a veil or covering." Here we see a simple illustration of outwardly visible glory produced by inward obedience to the Word of God, for the woman with uncut hair advertises her submission to the authority of God and her husband, and is the glory of both, whereas one who cuts her hair advertises her rejection of their authority, making herself a target for demonic oppression.
Man carries in himself a likeness to the greatness and majesty of God insofar as he rules his sphere with Godlike power and freedom, but the woman is his glory inasmuch as is in her, and in her management as a housewife the exalted position of the man is made manifest; or inasmuch as she develops an independent activity only in subordination to her husband, and by reason of his plenary power, or in conjunction with him attains to her proper dignity and worth. Thus in order for God to gather glory from our lives we must maintain the pattern reflected in the mystery of the Church as the Bride of Christ: "For the man is not from the woman; but the woman is from the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man" (I Corinthians 11:8-9; Ephesians 5:22-33; Titus 2:5).
Before Eve fell and Adam crossed the timeline and the lifeline to redeem her, the eyes of their understanding were veiled by the Holy Spirit and the glory of righteousness in their souls veiled their perception of nakedness as the outer beauty of the lilies derives from within. Their innocence to things not seen was the evidence of obedience to faith whereas reasoning against the revealed Word of God heightened their carnal senses, so when Eve succumbed to the lust of her eyes, the lust of her flesh and the pride of Life, and Adam joined her, the natural intelligence of their mortal spiritreasoning, memory, imagination, affection and consciencetook preeminence over the Word and darkened their souls. Their mutual fellowship with the fullness of the Godhead in the theophany of Christ terminated, and having separated themselves from eternity into time and the natural world, they recognized their own nakedness among the carnal things of nature, and were ashamed.
They were dying, and because Adam had forfeited his dominion over earth the whole creation was dying with them. Adam knew that self-works, worry and anxiety could not restore one moment of eternity to their lifespan, but that someday God would redeem them by grace through faith. So God clothed their bodies under the blood of a natural lamb, showing that the life of its Spiritual antitype would one day be sacrificed in order to redeem their lives and the lives of Adam's righteous seed that were potentially in him then, restoring their fellowship and perfect union with the Holy Spirit in their inner being.
The recovery of a visible glory will be the instant result of the replacement of our mortal spirit by our theophany and the transformation of our corruptible flesh following the manifestation of the Sons of God after the theophanies of the Church Age saints clothed with glorified flesh have been made manifest to our sight. I John 3:1-3, "See what a wealth of love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the Sons of God: and so we are! But since the world did not know Him, it does not understand us. Yes, beloved, we are the sons of God even now [although the glory of our Sonship is still imperfect and concealed from the world], and it has not yet (Gk. 'phaneroo') manifested what we shall be (not that we shall be something which as yet we are not): but we know that, when the glory shall be manifested, we shall resemble Him; for we shall see Him as He is. And every man who has this hope in him purifies himself, even as He is pure".
There is only one Divine Sonship, but as in the natural, God's children must grow from "babes in Christ" to maturity in the full stature of the perfect man, thence by faith to full adoption in a glorified body (I Corinthians 3:1-3; Ephesians 4:13-15; Hebrews 5:8 6:9). We will never see God, for like your soul, God is an invisible Spirit whom no man has seen; we will see the resemblance of God manifest in our glorified Brothers and Sisters of the resurrection: thus "we shall see Him as He is" and when we do, we will change in the atoms and "be like Jesus" (Philippians 3:21).
This was explained in John 14:8-9, "Philip said to Jesus, Lord, show us the Father, and we shall be satisfied. Jesus replied, Have I been with you so long, and yet you do not know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, Show us the Father?" When we are glorified we shall see God "as He is" incarnate in His children, Jesus being the first of many Sons brought into glory. As we have expounded in previous teachings (see Newsletters 511, 520 524), the Bible is the story of God changing His form or unfolding Himself from the eternal Spirit alone with His eternal thoughts to the manifestation of those thoughts in the flesh of His glorified Family, of whom Jesus Christ is firstborn. Together the many-membered body of Christ's glorified Bride will manifest the fullness of God's Attributes, whereas the fullness formerly manifest in one Man; and in the renewed heavens and renewed earth the "saved" will worship God throughout eternity in the form of Jesus Christ and His Bride who are one through the invisible marriage union or new birth (John 17:20-26).
"In Christ dwells all the fullness of the [Attributes of the nature and character of the] Godhead bodily. And you are complete in Him, who is the Head of all principality and power" (Colossians 2:9-10; Ephesians 1:21-23).
Seeing God in the revelation of His Word glorifies us into the object of our vision, placing the Token of His Life on display, and making us resemble in appearance or manifestation the One we see. Thus the evidence of the promise that "we shall be like Him" may be "known and read of all men" even before our physical glorification (II Corinthians 3:2, 18; II Peter 1:4-11; Revelation 22:4). Now even without the Law "we demonstrate that what the Law requires is written in our hearts, while our conscience [or knowledge of good and evil] also bears witness, and our conflicting thoughts either accuse or else excuse one another" (Romans 2:15).
Bewildered by their altered condition, our first parents immediately tried to supply the lost covering artificially with a veil of fig leaves over their guilty members, and obfuscation from their lips to veil the condemnation in their hearts. Every living creature has its own proper covering, not put on from without, but developed naturally from within; fallen man alone is destitute and compelled to have recourse to artificial aids, vainly seeking to emulate the glory of holiness by magnificent adornments and sacramental worship like the Great Whore of Mystery Babylon as prophesied in Revelation 17 and 18, and every other religious system. Behind such artificial coverings their blind adherents are as spiritually naked before He with Whom we have to do as were the first couple behind fig leaves and excuses (Revelation 3:17-20).
Genesis 1:26-27, "God said, Let us (that is, Himself and the Logos wherein the saints were conceived in eternity by His foreknowledge of our choice) make man in our image, and after our likeness . . . So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." God is a Spirit so He made man a spirit in His image, not that there is preexistence of souls, but God spoke the Word that would [Heb. 'bara'] create out of nothing and endow every human being with a mortal spirit and soul as they were born from mother's womb. Yet He did not create His "likeness" for even one of us, since each is placed on trust like Adam Eve with free moral agency to determine his ultimate destiny by the decisions he takes with His Word. God's likeness is His nature and character, and "character simply is never made without suffering. Character is a victory, not a gift. A man without character can't reign because power apart from character is Satanic. But power with character is fit to rule. And since He wants us to share even His throne on the same basis that He overcame and is set down in His Father's throne, then we have to overcome to sit with Him. And the little temporary suffering we go through now is not worthy to be compared to the tremendous glory that will be revealed in us when He comes. O, what treasures are laid up for those who are willing to enter into His kingdom through much tribulation" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 117:1).
Adam and Eve were made living souls in God's image and from the outset they were innocent and pure as snow, yet they were not in His likeness. After the fall they attempted to restore the outward appearance of righteousness by the works of their own hands and to prevaricate when confronted with their disobedience. Paul explains in Romans 1:20-25, "From the creation of the world God's invisible qualities, such as His eternal power and Divine nature [or Godhead], have been made visible, being understood by His handiwork, so they are without excuse. Because although they had knowledge of God, they did not glorify Him as God, or give thanks to Him. Instead they indulged in speculations until their senseless minds were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the immortal God into images resembling mortal man, or birds, or quadrupeds and reptiles. Therefore God gave them up in the desires of their hearts to such impurity as dishonoured their own bodies".
The Fall ruptured man's relationship with the Lord God and his communication became, as it were, a "long distance call" as he relied upon the faculties of his mortal spirit to contact the world, rather than calling upon the Word by faith in his soul, which was thereby darkened "because they changed the truth about God into a lie and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen".
Souls that are blotted from or (like the Serpent's seed) were never in the Book of Life, become naked, unclothed demons when their bodies die (II Corinthians 5:3-4), which is why they desire to occupy, possess and be clothed in the bodies of evil, sick, insane or otherwise vulnerable persons (Matthew 12:43-45), and why, when Jesus cast out the legion of demons they implored Him to permit them to enter the swine (Mark 5:1-13). Like their father, they desire worship, thus idols are made in the likeness of the demon who inspired their craftsman (II Chronicles 11:15; I Corinthians 8:4-6; 10:19-21; Revelation 18:2); and because the Protestants did not keep on walking in the Light of the present Truth as Jesus revealed It, they are forming themselves into the image of their wicked mother, the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church. And the United States, whose citizens failed to accept the responsibility of governing themselves, has become enslaved by an alien power that transformed the nation into the image of Imperial Rome, whose citizens were enslaved by same aliens and overwhelmed by foreigners. Soon the United States will unite church and state, forcing obeisance to Rome and worship to her Babylonian Trinity on pain of death (Revelation 13:8-18).
When the "times of the Gentiles" were ushered in, Babylon forced the worship of the image of a holy man. Nebuchadnezzar had made an image of Daniel and decreed "Whoever does not fall down and worship the image shall be cast into the fiery furnace" (Daniel 3:11). His Trinitarian son Belshazzar told Daniel, "The spirit of the gods is in you" (Daniel 5:14). The "times of the Gentiles" will end with Mystery Babylon's priest-king incarnate by Satan for the second crucifixion as Judas was incarnate for the first, sitting in the temple as if he were God commanding all men receive the mark of the beast in their forehead, which signifies receiving her Trinity dogma, or the mark in the hand, which signifies serving her will (Isaiah 14:14; Daniel 11:36; II Thessalonians 2:3-4). Revelation 13:8, "And all that dwell upon the earth will [vicariously] worship him [Satan] whose names are not written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." This will lead to Armageddon and the consummation of life.
A man born of the Spirit of God grows into the image of God within, as a man without God conforms to the image of the world, or the image of the spirits that have dominion over his soul (Romans 12:1-2). Men long to fellowship and worship something, because we were created to worship and glorify the One in whose image we were created and yearn for that love, companionship and fellowship with the Lord God that was a daily experience for our first parents. The word "god" means an object of worship. Those who cannot find the One true God will substitute an idol, which may be their husband, wife or children, their business, money, pet, a motor car or anything man places above the One true God. Wherever we travel we find men worship, endeavouring to appease their unknown God. In India men worship the sun until they are blind, in America they worship spirits represented on a totem pole, in Africa they worship idols, trying to find their way back to fellowship with God. This is why the Supernatural ministry of Brother Branham attracted people to hear the Message of the One true God restored in its purity as prophesied in Malachi 4:5-6 and Matthew 17:11. All men are seeking the path that will take them Home to their Creator. There is one way, and only one Book in all the world that can tell you who you are, whence you came, and where you are going. That is the Holy Bible.
Jesus Christ is the mystery of the incarnate fullness of God revealed, embedded in whom all divine wisdom and godliness is restored to man, but that is not the end of God's purpose. As explained in Ephesians 1 and John 17, all God is He poured into Christ, and all Christ is He has poured into His Church: "God has made known to us in all His wisdom and insight the mystery of His will, according to His purpose which He proposed in Christ: as a plan to be brought to completion in the fullness of time, to gather together all things in heaven and things on earth in Christ. In Christ we too were made God's heritage, as predestinated according to His purpose, who works all things according to the counsel of His own will: that we should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Christ" (Ephesians 1:9-11).
God planned to gather glory by expressing His Attributes but He could not accomplish this as the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts, so He created Adam and became a Father. Then He made Eve and placed the couple on free moral agency, instructing them that they should have nothing to do with the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, which was in fact the theophany of Lucifer before the Fall. Without sin God could not express His Attributes as a God of love, justice, mercy, jealousy, wrath, forgiveness, and so forth. But His justice would not permit Him to cause the Fall and since Adam was the spoken Word made flesh he could not be deceived to disbelieve His Word, but Eve was not a spoken Word but a byproduct made from Adam and she was deceived. Once sin had entered God could manifest Himself to His needy people as:
Jehovah Jirehthe Lord will provide (Genesis 22:13-14; Matthew 14:15-21).
Jehovah Raphathe Lord that heals (Exodus 15:26; Matthew 4:24).
Jehovah Nissithe Lord our banner (Exodus 17:8-15; Revelation 19:11-16).
Jehovah Shalomthe Lord our Peace (Judges 6:23-24; Luke 19:38).
Jehovah Raahthe Lord my Shepherd (Psalm 23:1; Matthew 26:31).
Jehovah Tsidkenuthe Lord our righteousness (Jeremiah 23:6; Romans 10:4).
Jehovah Shammahthe Lord is Present (Ezekiel 48:35; Revelation 21:3).
God is also Jehovah Saviour, our Redeemer (Isaiah 45:21; 48:17), but as the Holy Spirit He could not redeem His people because His Law demands a life for a life, and a Spirit cannot die. Moreover the Law requires the redeemer to be a "near kinsman," and as Spirit He was not kin to man (Leviticus 25; Ruth; Numbers 23:19). So the only way He could redeem His elect was to express Himself in human flesh by the spoken Word as the promised Seed of Abraham born without intercourse by a virgin of Adam's race to qualify as "God's Holy One" and voluntarily surrender His Life as kinsman Redeemer and pay sin's price for "whosoever [of Adam's race] will" receive Him by faith (Isaiah 7:14; Psalm 16:10).
God's secret purpose was to be accomplished by a threefold plan:
Firstly He would identify Himself with human beings by expressing the fullness of His character and nature in Jesus Christ; one Man unstained by "original sin" and who lived a sinless life, died in our stead and was raised again for our justification. I Timothy 3:16, "Great is the mystery of our faith: for God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached to the Gentiles, believed on in the world, and received up into glory." All of the Father's attributes could only be made known in the flesh of Jesus, His Son, because Jesus of the New Testament is Jehovah of the Old Testament manifest in flesh. There is no Trinity of Gods.
Secondly, to have the preeminence in His Body of believers, that He might live in the temple of His born-again Bride, and express Himself through them. 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" (Galatians 2:20).
Colossians 3:1-7, "If then you have been raised with Christ; seek the things which are above, where Christ is seated on the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things on the earth. For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, [who is the essence of] our Life, shall appear (Gk. 'phaneroo' be manifested to reveal His true character), then we also will also appear [or be manifested to reveal our true character] with Him in glory".
John 17:6, 10, 22-23, "Father, I have manifested (the Attributes listed above to Gk. 'phaneroo' or express the true nature and character of) Your Name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world: Yours they were, and You gave them to Me; and they have kept Your word . . . all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine; and I am glorified in them . . . And the glory which You gave Me I have given them; that they may be one, even as We are one: I in them, and You in Me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them, as You have loved Me".
Christ "appears" and we "appear with Him in glory" when we are under preeminence to the Word or Logos so that the Token or evidence of the nature and character of His Life are on display in us. When our life expresses His Word "written in our hearts, [His Word is] known and read of all men." He is glorified in us, and we are "with Him in glory".
Since Calvary, Christ's "appearing" or manifestation to reveal His true character was most prominently witnessed in the ministry of our Brother Branham, who was "the first mature Son of we who are Christ's at His (Gk. 'parousia') Coming" (I Corinthians 15:23). Brother Branham said that every great ministry had three 'pulls' (as we explained from the Bible in Newsletters 377 and 422). His 'first pull' was when he took a patient by the hand and the Lord indicated their ailment by a sensation in his hand. His 'second pull' was the Messianic sign of Hebrews 4:12 by which the Lord "discerned the thoughts and intents of the heart . . . to reveal Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and forever . . . as it was in the days of Lot" (Hebrews 4:12; 13:8; Genesis 18; Luke 17:28-30). This was the last sign Jesus promised we Gentiles before the close of our dispensation, and was the sign that manifest or identified God in Christ in the days of His flesh as exemplified in Matthew 9:4; 12:25; John 1:42, 47-51; 4:16-29; 16:19, and many other Scriptures.
Brother Branham's 'third pull' was speaking the Word as in the revelation of the Seven Seals and the manifestation of the Words God told Him to speak, creating squirrels which he shot, cooked and ate, calming a raging blizzard, restoring life to dead animals, speaking a tumor the size of a grapefruit from the womb of his wife before the surgeon's scalpel could cut her flesh, and numerous other miracles. The manifestation of Supernatural acts in your life and in the lives of the saints is also Christ's "appearing".
Doubtless Paul was also referring to the manifestation of the Sons of God and our meeting with the Lord for the wedding supper in the air in Colossians 3:4 but his main objective in this letter was to instruct the saints at Colosse in "the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. . . [admonishing them to be] rooted and built up in Christ, and established in the faith, as they have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. [And to] beware lest any man spoil them through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ" (Colossians 1:27-28; 2:7-8). He was instructing them in righteousness and holy living whereby they should bring their mortal spirit or mind subject to the Husband of their soul, so it can take mastery over the senses and actions of their physical being in order that the life expressed through their mind and body is the Life of their second birth, which is Christ in them, and not a display of their first birth and the nature of this world (ibid. 3:5-15; Philippians 2:13). Thus, "when Christ [the living Word] who is our life, appears or is manifest by the Token on display in our life, then you shall appear or manifest with Him in glory".
Following the Seventh Trumpet at the close of the Gentile dispensation Christ's Bride will become a hunted and persecuted little group. Then we will manifest before God, and He will confirm to us that we are the Sons of God: under preeminence we will speak the inspired Word for our necessary requirements, and what we say God will do. This will be Christ appearing or manifesting His Life is us, and our assurance that we shall appear with Him in heavenly glory. It will not a public display but for our personal edification building faith to receive translation grace so that when one of the risen saints appears to us we can change in the atoms.
The third fold of God's plan is to restore the Kingdom to its former dominion over earth before the ingress of sin, and restore our uninhibited fellowship with God in creation throughout eternity as New Jerusalem ruling the renewed heavens and renewed earth. nl569.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.