Bible Believers' Newsletter 574
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We are entering the season of the ultimate earthquake that will sink Los Angeles, cleave the mount of Olives, ignite the Pacific Ring of Fire and cause tidal waves to sweep the world one Nisan 14 very soon. It will mark the close of the Gentile dispensation, the casting down of Satan, ignite the "hot" phase of the present World War III, and signify Christ's imminent second or 'parousia' Coming to Israel for Daniel's Seventieth Week, call the resurrection of the sleeping saints and the manifestation of the Sons of God in "we who are alive and remain."
Perhaps the numbers speak for themselves. Since 1932 more than 700 earthquakes have been recorded in and around Bombay Beach, Southern California, but almost half of them were recorded in the past few days. There is a link to a real time earthquake monitor on the main page of our Website.
"Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad," as their treacherous political leaders demonstrate by rushing headlong into the abyss of debt to socialize the losses of private usurers by borrowing credit created out of this air from their bankster mates, the world has gone insane. Note not one of their female lemmings (opposite) is dressed as a woman.
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
Dispelling the Global Warming Myth
March 22, 2009 Earlier this month, the Heartland Institute sponsored the 2009 International Conference on Climate Change in New York. The Conference differed from most such events in that it was devoted to science, not politics or propaganda. Heartland has now made the materials presented at the conference available online, here. You can review the agenda, watch videos of the keynote presentations, read transcripts of some of the speeches, and see the Power Points that were presented by the speakers. More information will be posted as it becomes available. . .
Full story: powerlineblog.com
Comment: Due to the efforts of Heartland and others, the public is beginning to catch on to the cosmic scam that Al Gore, James Hansen, Sir Nicholas Stern, Professor Ross Garnaut and othersmostly not scientistshave been perpetrating. Meanwhile, the Obama, Brown, Sarkozy and Rudd administrations, seemingly determined to inflict the maximum possible damage on international and national economies in the shortest time, are trying to ram through a cap-and-trade carbon tax before opposition can be mobilized. It's easier to do that, of course, when you know representatives won't read the statute before they vote. Our only hope is an informed citizenry. Even so, come soon, Lord Jesus!
Rise of Sea Levels is 'the Greatest Lie ever Told'
March 28, 2009 If there is one scientist who knows more about sea levels than anyone else in the world it is the Swedish geologist and physicist Nils-Axel Mörner, formerly chairman of the International Commission on Sea Level Change (INQUA). And the uncompromising verdict of Dr. Mörner, who for 35 years has been using every known scientific method to study sea levels all over the globe, is that all this talk about the sea rising is nothing but a colossal scare story.
Despite fluctuations down as well as up, "the sea is not rising," he says. "It hasn't risen in 50 years." If there is any rise this century it will "not be more than 10cm (four inches), with an uncertainty of plus or minus 10cm". And quite apart from examining the hard evidence, he says, the elementary laws of physics (latent heat needed to melt ice) tell us that the apocalypse conjured up by Al Gore and Co. could not possibly come about.
The reason why Dr. Mörner, formerly a Stockholm professor, is so certain that these claims about sea level rise are 100 per cent wrong is that they are all based on computer model predictions, whereas his findings are based on "going into the field to observe what is actually happening in the real world."
When running the International Commission on Sea Level Change, he launched a special project on the Maldives, whose leaders have for 20 years been calling for vast sums of international aid to stave off disaster. Six times he and his expert team visited the islands, to confirm that the sea has not risen for half a century. Before announcing his findings, he offered to show the inhabitants a film explaining why they had nothing to worry about. The government refused to let it be shown. Similarly in Tuvalu, where local leaders have been calling for 20 years for the inhabitants to be evacuated, the sea has if anything dropped in recent decades. The only evidence the scaremongers can cite is based on the fact that extracting groundwater for pineapple growing has allowed seawater to seep in to replace it. Meanwhile, Venice has been sinking rather than the Adriatic rising, says Dr. Mörner.
One of his most shocking discoveries was why the IPCC has been able to show sea levels rising by 2.3mm a year. Until 2003, even its own satellite-based evidence showed no upward trend. But suddenly the graph tilted upwards because the IPCC's favoured experts had drawn on the finding of a single tide-gauge in Hong Kong harbour showing a 2.3mm rise. The entire global sea-level projection was then adjusted upwards by a "corrective factor" of 2.3mm, because, as the IPCC scientists admitted, they "needed to show a trend."
When I spoke to Dr. Mörner last week, he expressed his continuing dismay at how the IPCC has fed the scare on this crucial issue. When asked to act as an "expert reviewer" on the IPCC's last two reports, he was "astonished to find that not one of their 22 contributing authors on sea levels was a sea level specialist: not one." Yet the results of all this "deliberate ignorance" and reliance on rigged computer models have become the most powerful single driver of the entire warmist hysteria. . . Full story: telegraph.co.uk
Comment: Another BIG LIE. The world is ruled by public liars busily erecting one world government for their father "who was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him" (John 8:44).
Sydney to Egypt Lights Dim for Earth Hour
March 29, 2009 From an Antarctic research base and the Great Pyramids of Egypt to the Empire State Building in New York, illuminated patches of the globe went dark Saturday for Earth Hour, a campaign to highlight the threat of climate change. Time zone by time zone, nearly 4,000 cities and towns in 88 countries joined the event sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund to dim nonessential lights from 8:30pm to 9:30pm The campaign began in Australia in 2007 and last year grew to 400 cities . . . Full story: truthout.org
Comment: Geography, race and culture did not constrain tens of millions of "useful idiots" from genuflecting before Gaia in synchronized stupidity. "Educated" pagans behaving like Pavlov's dogs showed the degree to which Lucifer's servants have rendered the dupes of his one world government submissive to another BIG LIE. This public boast confirms his control over the minds of men and women without Christ. "God has sent them a strong delusion that they should believe his lies" of climate change as they believed the trinity, holocaust, peak oil, bird flu, economic stimuli transferring government power to private banksters can benefit a national economy or currency, al Qaeda and the Taliban (i.e. CIA), feminism, gay rights, unleaded petrol, elimination of tariffs, floating currencies, international terrorism, destruction of the ozone layer, etc., One hour of physical darkness betokens the endless spiritual darkness they have chosen.
How would You fix the Economy?
This was an article from the St. Petersburg Times Newspaper on Sunday. The Business Section asked readers for ideas on "How Would You Fix the Economy?" I thought this was the BEST idea.
Dear Mr. President,
There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force; pay them $1 million apiece severance with stipulations:
- They leave their jobs. Forty million job openings Unemployment fixed.
- They buy NEW American cars. Forty million cars ordered Auto Industry fixed.
- They either buy a house or pay off their mortgage Housing Crisis fixed.
A subscriber offers a similar suggestion:
All the economic crises that beset us were brought on by a small group of people, and now we are paying them more than they stole to get us out of the mess they caused! Is that insanity or what? My own idea of a stimulus and a bailout is really simple. Just give every US citizen one million dollars. Think about what you might do with yours. Some folk would blow it all rather quickly. That goes without saying. But on the other hand, a very creative process would begin to truly stimulate the economy. But, the Powers That Be will never do this. It's all about the money and thus about control. How do we find the faces behind the curtains in the top echelons of the shadowy world of international finance?
Full story: tampabay.com
Comment: The plan of the Illuminati (CFR, RIIA, Trilateral Commission, Bilderbergers, etc.,) calls for global depression and incarceration of nations in unnecessary debt. Corporate wealth tied to central banking, determines preplanned national and world economic conditions.
"Colonel" Edward Mandell House (1858-1938), alter ego of Louis Marshall's dupe, President Woodrow Wilson, who passed the Federal Reserve Act, said: "[Very] soonevery American will be required to register their biological property in a national system designed to keep track of the people and that will operate under the ancient system of pledging. By such methodologywe can compel people to submit to our agenda, which will affect our security as a charge back for our fiat paper currency."
"Every American will be forced to register or suffer not being able to work and earn a living. They will be our chattelsand we will hold the security interest over them foreverby operation of the law merchant under the scheme of secured transactions. Americansby unknowingly or unwittingly delivering the bills of lading to us will be rendered bankrupt and insolventforever to remain economic slaves through taxation secured by their pledges." [Federal Reserve notes Ed].
"They will be stripped of their rights and given a commercial value designed to make us a profit and they will be none the wiserfor not one man in a million could ever figure our plans andif by accident one or two should figure it outwe have in our arsenal plausible deniability. [Social Security/IRS Ed). After allthis is the only logical way to fund governmentby floating liens and debt to the registrants in the form of benefits and privileges. This will inevitably reap to us huge profits and beyond our wildest expectations and leave every American a contributor to this fraudwhich we will call "Social Insurance." Without realizing itevery American will insure us for any loss we may incur and in this manner; every American will unknowingly be our servanthowever begrudgingly. The people will become helpless and without any hope for their redemption andwe will employ the high office of the President of our dummy corporation to foment this plot against America." See Protocol 20 and Protocol 21. Now read this: supremelaw.org
Lynching Parties will be the Order of the Day!
March 26, 2009 In the last two yearsin several articlesI drew your attention to the fraudulent securities that have been peddled by the global banks and how they have caused the present grid-lock in the global financial system. In essencethese securitiesMBSCDOsCLOsetc. were all fraudulent papers. Whatever mortgages underlay these paperswere over-valued and have now shown them to be worth at the most 10 to 20 cents on the dollar.
There have been suggestions that if all these papers were to be shredded and the debts written offthe global banks' balance sheet would be wiped clean of such toxic assets. In the result the economy would restart and the good old days of cheap credit and unrestrained consumption would usher another boom!
This is a fairy tale. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
The Great Afghan Bailout: It's Time to change Names, switch Analogies
March 29, 2009 the US seems to be in the process of trading in a limited war in a mountainous, poverty-stricken country of 27 million people for one in an advanced nation of 167 million, with a crumbling economy, rising extremism, advancing corruption, and a large military armed with nuclear weapons. Worse yet, the war in Pakistan seems to be expanding inexorably (and in tandem with American war planning) from the tribal borderlands ever closer to the heart of the country.
These days, Washington has even come up with a neologism for the change: "Af-Pak," as in the Afghanistan-Pakistan theater of operations. So, in the name of realism and accuracy, shouldn't we retire "the Afghan War" and begin talking about the far more disturbing "Af-Pak War"? . .
In the end, this sort of thinking is likely to leave the Obama administration hostage to its own projects as well as unprepared for the onrush of the unexpected and unknown, whose arrival may be the only thing that can be predicted with assurance right now. Whether as custodians of the imperial economy or the imperial frontier Obama's people are lashed to the past, to Wall Street and the national security state. They are ill-prepared to take the necessary full measure of our world. . . Full story: truthout.org
Comment: Who was really behind the massacres in Bombay, and Lahore? The 'City' will not allow a nuclear-armed Muslim nation. Read Ezekiel 38 and 39, World War III is being fomented between the political Islamists and political Zionists.
Iraqi Holocaust: 2.3 Million Iraqi Excess Deaths
March 20, 2009 marks the 6th anniversary of the illegal, utterly unjustified, war criminal invasion of Iraq by US, UK and Australian forces. Post-invasion violent and non-violent excess deaths total 2.3 million and refugees total 6 million in a continuing Iraqi Holocaust and Genocide. Full story: countercurrents.org
Comment: "The Association for Responsible Dissent estimates that by 19876 million people had [really] died as a result of CIA covert operations. Former State Department official William Blum correctly calls this an "American Holocaust" (Steve Kangas: The Origins of the Overclass).
US General Smedley Butler said: "I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-12. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras 'right' for American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested. . . Looking back on it, I felt I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three city districts. We Marines operated on three continents" (Common Sense, 1935).
You are a Christian because your name was placed on the Lamb's Book of Life before creation. You are a Spiritual gene or Attribute of the eternal thoughts of your Heavenly Father which are Spirit as He is (John 4:24; Proverbs 23:7). "A chip off the Old Block" so to speak, your life will reflect His nature and character, "walk by the Spirit, and not gratify the lust of the flesh. For the longings of the flesh are contrary to the Spirit, and those of the Spirit are contrary to the flesh; for these are opposed to each other to prevent you from doing what you would. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law."
Because God is omnipotent and omniscient "the Word of God is living, and effectual, sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intentions of the heart" (Hebrews 4:12). Since man is a tripartite being of perishable body, mortal spirit and soul, you must apply God's Word to discern between and bring these three realms under preeminence to Jesus Christ, the revealed Word and Husband of your regenerated soul.
Romans 7:1-6, "Don't you know, brothersfor I speak to converted Israelites who know the Lawthat the Law has dominion over a man as long as he lives? For the woman who has a husband is bound by the Law to her husband so long as he lives; but if the husband is dead, she is loosed from the Law of her husband. Accordingly she shall be called an adulteress if she marries another man while her husband lives: but if her husband is dead, she is legally free and is no adulteress if she marries another man."
"Likewise, my brethren, you, [your soul] has died to [your old husband] the Law by means of the body of Christ [in which you were accounted crucified on Calvary]; so that you are no longer married to the Law, which has no control over you, and you may be married to another, to Him who is raised from the dead, that you bear fruit for God. When you lived in the flesh, your sinful passions aroused by the Law were at work in your members to bear fruit for death. But now you are delivered from the Law, dead to that which once held you captive, so that you serve God not in the old way by mechanically obeying the literal letter of rules, but in the new Life of the Spirit".
The natural types the Spiritual wherein your soul is the feminine of God. Your new birth proves you are an Attribute of the Word; crucified in Christ on Calvary, raised with Him and now seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus the Word. Because heaven consists of God's Word, "heavenly places" refers to your place in the Word which is your position in the Body with respect to the dispensation in which you were born as you discovered when you received the present Truth that separated you from man-made denominations that are impersonating genuine moves of God which were fulfilled in a day gone by (II Corinthians 5:13-17; Colossians 3:3; John 14:1-3).
"Unless you are walking in the Light of the present Truthwhat Jesus is doing nowyou are not and cannot come under the Blood, which is to be born-again, or even share true Christian fellowship with those who are saints" (I John 1:7). Moses could not deliver the children of Israel by building a big boat to float down the Nile. That was the Word for a day gone by. It worked for Noah, but it would not work for Moses. And Jesus could not preach Moses' Message for that part of the Word was already fulfilled. Neither can we preach the Lutheran, Anglican and Presbyterian, Methodist and Baptist, or even the Pentecostal Message in this day. They did run well, but those parts of the Body are fulfilled and the Church Ages are over. We must understand and place those parts of the Word in Church history to know what God has already fulfilled so we can search the Scriptures to learn what was prophesied for our day, and see that part of the Word living through us. Otherwise we will find ourselves impersonating the Word for a day gone by, and PART-Word will not give the new birth in this day (I Corinthians 13:10).
The Bible is the love story of Christ calling, courting and marrying the individual members of His Bride whose names were written in the Lamb's Book of Life before one speck of stardust was created. But how does He call His Bride? God allotted a portion of Word to each Church Age and a measure of His Spirit to quicken that Word to revelation and Life. He sent seven angels: Paul, Irenaeus, Martin, Columba, Martin Luther, John Wesley and William Branham to deliver a Message ordained to call His sheep out of the world into the Word for their Age so that the saints of each dispensation were baptized into the Body by the revelation for their day. Consequently their lives displayed a different virtue of the character of Christ as God lifted a different standard to counter Satan's onslaught in each Age as illustrated in this diagram (Revelation 1 3).
When you hear Him calling, that is His proposal of marriage. If you say "Yes," you separate from the nature of the world, that old husband which is the nature of Satan, the god of this evil age; repent of your past unbelief and take the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ in Scriptural water baptism, signifying that you are buried in the likeness of Christ's death and raised in the likeness of His resurrection free from the dominion of sin (Romans 6). This initial step is called Justification by grace through faith. Then you learn His will, and how as His future wife you should live pleasing to Him. If you are a Sister you will see that His Word requires you to dress in modest attire, not wear clothes that pertain to a man, cut your hair, paint your face or compete with men in the workplace. And if you are one of the Brothers you will learn to be faithful, provide for your home, lead your wife and set an example in holy living. Each of these small lessons is a further revelation, and as you put off your past behaviour and identify with His unchanging Word you are sanctifying your life for a holy walk pleasing to Him who is the Word. Sanctification is a process that will continue throughout your life. Now although you have divorced that old man and "rid yourself of the old nature with its manner of life, corrupted as it is by deceitful lusts; and been renewed in the spirit of your mind to put on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in righteousness and true holiness," you are not free to marry Christ the Word and be born-again so long as that old husband is alive (Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 3; Genesis 1:26).
The Lamb's Book of Life is the genealogy of Christ while the Book of Life is the genealogy of Adam. These Books contain only names. When you recognize the Word for your day you know your name is in the Lamb's Book of Life, you have heard from your theophany. You have heard your name called from the Lamb's Book of Life: not your individual name like Sally or Samuel, but your part of the revealed Word. You are born-again by a revelation present Truth, which is your invisible marriage union with Christ. As on the day of Pentecost the evidence of your new birth is without sensation such as speaking with unknown tongues, but by revelation: hearing and recognizing what the Spirit is saying to the elect in your day (Acts 2:6-11; Revelation 3:22).
John the Baptist prophesied, "I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but He who comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with Fire" (Matthew 3:11). A clear revelation by the Spirit, not learning the letter, cleanses your soul by a baptism of the Holy Ghost, then Supernatural Fire cauterizes the love of the world and the things of the world; that old man, the nature of Satan formerly in fornication with your soul, is dead to you; you are reunited with your true Husband the Word and returning to "the glory of the Father which Jesus had before the world . . . and which He has have given us that we may be one, even as He and the Father are one" (John 17:5, 22).
Paul was not speaking of the Law of Israel only: any law or affection at variance with the present Truth must be dead to you before you can be born-again, otherwise you have two husbands and are an adulteress. When you are born-again your sins are placed on Satan's account. As your de facto husband he bears your responsibility, so that the nature of your old Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican, Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal, Judaic, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist or whatever the husband was, is dead to you, and you are free to marry the Lord of glory.
We have seen that the longings of the flesh and the longings of the Spirit are opposed to one another, and that if we are led by the Spirit we will apply God's Word to discern between the body, mortal spirit and soul so that we may locate an area of disharmony or rebellion against the revealed Word and Husband of our regenerated soul. In Romans 7:7-25 Paul found himself in somewhat of a quandary because "the Law had made him conscious of sin. For instance, he should not have known about covetousness had the Law not said, "You shall not covet." But sin grasping the opportunity through the commandment aroused all manner of forbidden desires within him whereas had there been no laws to break, sin would be dead."
Now the Law, which promised eternal Life instead sentenced Paul to death because like the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden, it revealed the knowledge of good and evil, arousing doubt, reasoning and wilfulness. Paul recognizes that the Law is holy, just and good, because it exposes sin, and that it is Spiritual. Eventually he realizes it is not he, his redeemed soul that sins, because "Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin; for the Seed of His revealed Word remains in him: and he cannot disbelieve, because he is born of God" (I John 3:9). It is his unredeemed mortal spirit and perishable flesh that sometimes rebel against the headship of the husband of his soul and cause him to be party to a mistake.
Romans 7:19-25, "For I fail to do the good that I want to do but the evil I do not want is what I do. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I, my soul that does it, but sin which dwells in me. Consequently I find a law that when I would do right, wrong suggestions crowd my mind. For in my innermost self, my soul, I delight in the law of God: but in my members I see another law, at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin which dwells in my members. O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me [my renewed soul] from the [mortal spirit and perishable] body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the understanding [through revelation] I [my soul] serves the Law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin".
(I Timothy 1:8-11, "The Law is good, if a man use it lawfully; knowing this, that the Law is not made for a righteous man, but for the Lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for whoremongers, for those who defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine; according to the glorious Gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted".
The Law was as an external restraint for sinners and those who lived before the Spirit was given to regenerate men's souls and bring the passions and prejudices of their mortal spirit and the actions of their corruptible flesh within due bounds. Christians "delight in the law of God after the inward man," which is Christ in you [your soul], the hope of glory (Romans 7:22; Colossians 1:27). This internal and external restraint is illustrated by the external fleshly circumcision of Israelite men which was symbolic and the inward circumcision of the Christian's heart and ears which is real (Romans 2 4:15).
"Now the works of the flesh are evident: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, contentions, jealousy, anger, strife, dissensions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, carousing, and the like, of which I warn you as I warned you before, that those who practice such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."
(Last week we learned, "The promise that Abraham and his seed should inherit the earth did not come through the Law, but through righteousness because of faith; for if followers of the Law are heirs, faith is futile and the promise is abrogated, because the Law brings about wrath, but where there is no Law there is no transgression" (Romans 4:13-15).
Israel is God's servant nation under the Law because they were without faith, the elect Church is His Son and heir through the righteousness of faith (John 8:35; Galatians 3:21-29). In Malachi 4:5-6 we read how the ministry of John the Baptist posthumously "turned the heart of the apostolic Fathers to the Children of God," not to His servant nation, and how William Branham's ministry is posthumously "restoring the heart of the Children of God back to the faith of their apostolic Fathers").
"But the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, self-control; against such there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another or envying one another" (Galatians 5:16-26).
We who are born by the Spirit of God are Attributes of the very Life of God visibly expressed in the Logos as Spiritual Light in the amber-coloured Pillar of Fire or Shekinah that signified His Presence at the foundation of the material universe first manifest as the natural light of an immense Sun that was the sum of all matter as the Logos was the sum of all Word. Paul speaks of the Logos which was made flesh in Jesus Messiah:
"In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins: who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation: for by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: and He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. (Consequently, since man rejected the second or 'parousia' Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ the world is again falling apart as it did in the days of Noah). And He is the head of the Body, the Church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that in every respect He might be pre-eminent. For God was pleased to have the fullness of His nature and character dwell in Him, and, through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, those on earth as well as those in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. And you, who once were alienated and of a hostile attitude with your wicked works, He has now reconciled in His human body through death, to introduce you into His Presence, holy and blameless and irreproachable" (Colossians 1:14-21).
In order to be changed from the worldly nature of the son or daughter of our earthly parents to the nature of our Heavenly Father, we must be born-again from Above. Before we can repent of carnal desires, past mistakes and the works of the flesh, we must receive a clear revelation of who the Lord Jesus Christ is and what He has done for Adam's race. This must be understood by faith not simply learned as history. When this becomes real to us personally we can be justified by grace through faith, repent and be baptized in water for the remission of sins and call upon the Lord to help overcome the nature of the world and its desires, and expose our shortcomings so we may sanctify our lives by bringing our body subject to the purity of our mind. "Create in me a clean heart, O Lord, and take not Your Holy Spirit from me." And we must understand what Jesus is doing now, for we can only be born-again by a clear understanding of the present Truth whereby we become written epistles of that part of the Word.
When you see the present Truth living through you and you are automatically coping with every Word of God's Bible, you know by revelation you are a quickened gene of your Heavenly Father. Psychology cannot bring you into His Presence, and it will not fool the Devil. Your physical being contacts the material world by sight, touch, hearing, taste, and smell. Your mortal spirit contacts the world by conscience, memory, affection, imagination, and reasoning; but your soul, must choose between faith and unbelief. Your soul is you're being made in the image of God to put on the likeness of God or the world according to the decisions it freely makes. Your soul is what God is redeeming by the new birth, which is the Spiritual marriage. United with Him by faith in the present Truth it will add Word on top of Word on top of Word as it grows into the likeness of His nature and character, and in this last day it will not receive the leaven of denominational creeds or anything contrary to THUS SAITH THE LORD.
Do not imagine life will become a bed of roses once you are born-again, for "all who will live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution." Prior to your new birth you might have lived a good life, but your standard was the standard of this world which is under the dominion of Satan. When you are born-again you have become his enemy and he will afflict you, to see if he can separate you from the Word back to the world. Your family, friends and acquaintances also may bring a reproach, and you will discover the Christian walk is very much a personal relationship with Jesus Christ alone.
He called His elect Church, a little flock," because the elect of God is few in number. Moses led some two million Israelites from Egyptian bondage, but only two of the adult Israelites, Joshua and Caleb, entered the Promised Land. One in a million. In the days of Noah, which is a type of this day, eight souls from a world of six or seven billions were saved through the tribulation of the Flood, three of whom were subsequently lost. Enoch, one man separated from the seventh generation of the first Adam was translated because he had the testimony that he pleased God, a type of the elect of this day separated from the seventh generation of the last Adam and translated before the tribulation by Fire.
Jesus said, "My sheep receive my Word, a stranger they will not follow" (John 10:1-5). If the gene of His Word is in you, you are predestinated to receive only His Word and you will not be deceived on the Word, because if you are elect you always were a part of God and eternal with Him. Eternal has no beginning and no end, so if you have eternal Life now, you always had eternal Life but did not discover it until you were born-again. If you have eternal Life you were in the Logos when it was expressed at the beginning of time and creation. If you have eternal Life you were in Jesus when the Logos was made flesh in the Virgin Mary; you were in Him when He was making doors in His father's carpentry shop; you were in Him when He was spat upon, mocked and crucified on Calvary's cruel cross. If you have eternal Life you paid for your sins in Christ on Calvary; when God accounted Him innocent and He was raised again for YOUR justification, you were raised in Him. "There is therefore now no condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit" (Romans 7:25; 8:1).
As Eve was accounted in the first Adam and the Church was accounted in the last Adam, when Abraham paid tithes to Melchisedec, the theophany of God which subsequently manifest in virgin-born flesh as Jesus Christ, "Levi also, who receives tithes, paid tithes in Abraham. For he was yet accounted in the loins of his [great, great, great grand] father, when Melchisedec met Abraham" (Genesis 14; Hebrews 7). So "If One died for all of God's elect then were all of the elect accounted dead in Him on Calvary's cross" (II Corinthians 5:13-17).
By our decisions we determine our destiny. The names of God's elect were not written in the Lamb's Book of Life by an arbitrary decision of God, for that would be unjust and He is no respecter of persons. He placed every son and daughter of Adam on free moral agency like their first parents, advising them of His requirements and of the penalty for disobedience. Being omniscient He knew the decisions each would make thus we are predestinated according to His foreknowledge of the exercise our free will.
The secret to election is leadership. Will you follow the leadership of the senses of your perishable body, which will shortly be reduced to atomic ashes if you are not elect? Will you follow the leadership of your mortal spirit which was given by God to operate your mind and body and will perish with the world as it has no part in eternal Life, for in the resurrection and translation your mortal spirit will be replaced by your theophany? Or will you follow the Leadership of the Holy Spirit who guides into the Absolute of His unchanging Word and shows you things that are to come?
In making your selection remember we are instructed by Daniel, Jesus and Paul that God has confined all men under the power of disobedience so that He could have mercy upon all who are willing to repent and receive the propitiation Christ has made (Romans 11:32; Galatians 3:22). The foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. I Corinthians 1:26-31, "Consider your own calling, brethren: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth, but God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the learned; and God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God also chose the world's insignificant and despised people who are nobodies in order to bring to nothing those who amount to something, so that no human being might boast in the Presence of God. But He is the source of your Life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption: therefore, as it is written, Let him who boasts, boast of the Lord".
Jesus said, "Truly I assure you, unless one is born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God". nl574.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.