Bible Believers' Newsletter 630
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
A Brother subscriber and contributor to this Newsletter wrote: "This is a holy convocation my brother wherein the God of glory is admired and glorified by the saints purchased with His blood. And whereas a gemstone mounted on a ring of gold is beautified, Christ alone, the chief corner stone of Sion, Elect and Precious, is exalted and glorified and worshipped. The ONE who forgave all our iniquities, who healed all of our diseases, cast out demons, made cripples and lame to walk, blind to see, deaf and dumb to hear and speak and preached the gospel of peace to the poor.
Day and night there are gun shots, wailing of sirens and all manner of evil; I believe we are experiencing Revelation 22:14-15, 16-17: "Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they might have right to the Tree of Life and may enter in through the gates into the City. For without are dogs (the kind that have infested the Roman Catholic clergy since the fourth century), and sorcerers, and whoremongers and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loves and makes a lie."
Then in verse 16: "The Lord said I Jesus have sent My angel (Hallelujah!), to testify these things to you in the churches. I am the root and offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. And the Spirit and the Bride say Come . . . (GLORY!) He which testifies these things says, Surely I come quickly. Amen".
O my, the God of Amen said AMEN to His Word"And I said, Even so, come LORD JESUS".
Isaiah 64:1 speaks of the mountains flowing down in volcanic eruptions at His Presence. See how His Presence caused one mountain to erupt in Iceland, not an explosion of 35 or 40 of the world's greatest, no, just one eruption and He blew a little puff of that smoke and ash over Europe and shut down air traffic over that continent. And He said, "Surely I come quickly, Amen".
He will show this world, this wicked adulterous, homosexual generation that He was never a second or third person in the Godhead, neither a twin nor a triplet; but that He is GOD. The ONE person of God who said, "I am a great King, says the Lord of hosts, and My NameLORD JESUS CHRISTis dreadful among the heathen".
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
'We've found Noah's Ark!'
April 27, 2010 British scientists say 'show us your evidence.' Even so, the explorers who say they found seven large wooden compartments beneath snow and volcanic debris near the peak of Mount Ararat can be forgiven their excitement. 'It's not 100 per cent that it is Noah's Ark, but we think it is 99.9 per cent that this is it,' said Yeung Wing-cheung, a filmmaker working with the 15-strong team of fundamentalist Christians exploring the Turkish mountain. This picture released by the evangelical group claims to show one of the explorers examining part of a structure they claim might prove the existence of Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat.
There are no external images of the site and the Hong Kong-based group refuse to say precisely where they made their discovery until the Turkish government designate it an archaeological site. They said wood taken from the site, which is more than 13,000ft above sea level, dates to 2,800BC. If it is the ark, the discovery would be the greatest in the history of archaeology and bear out one of the most famous stories in the Bible. The team of Turks and Chinese researchers from Noah's Ark Ministries International in Hong Kong say they made the discovery on Araratthe biblical resting place of the arkin October. At a press conference yesterday to announce the discovery, another team member, Panda Lee, said: 'I saw a structure built with plank-like timber. Each plank was about eight inches wide. I could see tenons, proof of ancient construction predating the use of metal nails. We walked about 100 metres to another site. I could see broken wood fragments embedded in a glacier, and some 20 metres long.' The structure had several compartments, some with wooden beams, the team said. The wooden walls of one compartment were smooth and curved while the video shown by the explorers revealed doors, staircases and nails. . .
Full story: dailymail.co.uk
Comment: However, a member of the expedition, Dr Randall Price, was the archaeologist with the Chinese expedition in the summer of 2008 and was given photos of what they now are reporting to be the inside of the Ark. To make a long story short: The photos were reputed to have been taken off site near the Black Sea, but the film footage the Chinese now have was shot on location on Mt. Ararat. In the late summer of 2008 ten Kurdish workers hired by Parasut, the guide used by the Chinese, are said to have planted large wood beams taken from an old structure in the Black Sea area (where the photos were originally taken) at the Mt. Ararat site. In the winter of 2008 a Chinese climber taken by Parasut's men to the site saw the wood, but couldn't get inside because of the severe weather conditions. During the summer of 2009 more wood was planted inside a cave at the site. The Chinese team went in the late summer of 2009 and was shown the cave with the wood and made their film. This was a hoax.
ETS goes down with Goldman Sucks
April 28, 2010 Five months ago Australia's glib-tongued Prime Minister proclaimed the so-called "climate change" HOAX and SCAM of the international banksters "the greatest moral challenge of our time"! It is in fact the greatest amoral challenge of our time, sucking $800 million p. a. on climate change research and more on carbon geo-sequestration. And every state has its own bloated climate change and energy bureaucracies.
Remember, Goldman Sucks is the financial power behind carbon trading worldwide:
- Goldman owns 10 per cent of Al Gore's Chicago carbon exchange;
- Al Gore's partners in his Generation Investment Management hedge fund in London are all former Goldman Sachs executivesDavid Blood, Mark Ferguson and Peter Harris;
- Malcolm Turnbull, the man who almost delivered the ETS, by cutting a deal with Rudd without his party's support, is Goldman Sachs' main man in Australia.
In "The Great American Bubble Machine" published in the July 2009 edition of Rolling Stone magazine, author Matt Taibbi characterized Goldman Sachs as "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money."
"The formula is relatively simple: Goldman positions itself in the middle of a speculative bubble, selling investments they know are crap.They've been pulling this same stunt over and over since the 1920sand now they're preparing to do it again, creating what may be the biggest and most audacious bubble yet.the new game in town, the next bubble, is in carbon creditsa groundbreaking new commodities bubble, disguised as an 'environmental plan,' called cap-and-trade. The new carbon-credit market is a virtual repeat of the commodities-market casino that's been kind to Goldman, except it has one delicious new wrinkle: If the plan goes forward as expected, the rise in prices will be government-mandated. Goldman won't even have to rig the game. It will be rigged in advance."
The ETS was always a scam, an attempt to create a new global derivatives bubble on a trade in thin air, to replace the derivatives bubbles on real estate and stocks that are imploding. . . "If Rudd and Wong dropped the ETS because they were afraid of being drawn into another Goldman Sachs fraud, that's good. While they are at it, they should drop all the other financial system frauds which their policies are aiding and abettingsuch as the privatisation of public assets and the private construction of infrastructure, which funnels money into banks like Rothschild and Macquarie, or the government manipulation of the property market, through tax breaks, grants and direct investment, which is driving up property prices to support the faked balance sheets of Australia's major banks." Full story: cecaust.com.au
Financial Reform: the Final Con Game
April 26, 2010 There are those who have been talking about a single global regulator for years and as a result of the 2008 Credit Crisis, there have been calls to protect you and me from future banking crises through new financial reform. However, we had better consider its real impact. It is not about protecting you and me it is about changing the national regulatory laws of America to conform to a world governmental system and globalizing the last barrier separating individual nation-states. It is about a major power grab of America's financial assets.
Hank Paulson, our second treasury secretary from Wall Street, had issued his "Blueprint for a Modernized Financial Regulatory System" in March, 2008. It called for a total revamping of all of America's assets that were not under control of the Federal Reserve: the entire mortgage industry, banks that were not regulated by the Fed, credit unions, state chartered thrifts, and the insurance industry. The Fed was at the center of all the newly proposed commissions. In other words, a total takeover of financial assets not under their control was at stake.
Is anyone putting two plus two together? The Federal Reserve is a private corporation so they do not issue an annual report and no one knows who their shareholders are. This company controls the entire monetary system of the United States which means they create the ups and the downs in the stock market and business cycle. They control credit. If they want to destroy the small businessman, they just stop issuing creditlike they are doing now. The Paulson Blueprint was blatant about them seizing control over all the other major financial assets they don't control . . .
Through the enlarged structure of the Bank for International Settlements and the newly restructured and empowered global regulatory agency, the Financial Stability Board, all of the world's assets are being shifted to a place where they are fair game for central bankers. All you have to do is study the arrangements on the national and global level. This is the con game of all the centuriesit is a colossal robbery of our nation and people. Full story: Sister Joan Veon
Can the US beat Israel at their Game?
April 26, 2010 In December 1948, Albert Einstein and 27 other concerned Jews urged us "not to support this latest manifestation of fascism". . .
Well-planned provocations have long been Tel Aviv's core competence. For a skilled agent provocateur, an anticipated reaction can become a powerful weapon in the arsenal of the provocateur. In response to a mass murder on American soil, even a moderately competent game theorist could foresee that the US would dispatch its military to avenge that attack.
With phony intelligence "fixed" around a preset goal, a game-theory algorithm could predict that our military could be redirected to invade Iraq, a nation that played no role in the attack. Therein lies the game theory-enabled treachery imbedded at the core of this duplicitous relationship.
Happily, our national security apparatus now comprehends the "how" of this non-transparent treason. Concern at its common source is rampant in senior military ranks. Israel and pro-Israelis have been confirmed as those who fixed the intelligence that took us to war on false pretenses. Those "in the know" now grasp that Truman's recognition of this enclave was part of a multi-decade fraud that remains ongoing as Israel seeks to induce us into Iran and even Pakistan.
No one likes to be played for the fool. Yet that's how Israel treated all those it befriended. That includes not only other nations but also those in the broader faith communities deceived to believe they share an identity of interest with this "latest manifestation of fascism." Intelligence agencies are fast coming to recognize the shared mindset of those who prey on the goodwill and trust of others. Their distrust of the US is now morphing into sympathy and pity . . .
Given every opportunity to conduct its affairs consistent with international law and standards of human decency, this extremist enclave chose another course. As both an enabler and a target of these religious extremists, the US has a special obligation to take the lead in withdrawing recognition and securing the nuclear arsenal now under Israeli control.
Further delay only heightens the probability of another agent provocateur operation on a scale of 9/11doubtless featuring yet another evidentiary trail that points to "Islamo" fascists. With more than 80% of the US Congress declaring an "unbreakable bond" with Israel, Americans face a perilous future in which we need help from other nations to pressure our leaders to act promptly.
We were warned more than six decades ago. Now is the time to heed that warning. Full story: rebelnews.org
Comment: This video shows how Israelites descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob lived and worked in harmony with their Semitic Arab kinsmen for thousands of years until Rothschild began colonizing Palestine by non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews after Britain was deceived, and betrayed her Arab allies.
Is Israel Wiretapping America?
April 20, 2010 It's bad enough that the government can listen to you whenever they want. There is an even more troubling side to this Orwellian reality. Israeli companies are wiretapping America. Authorized by our government, they are doing the actual work of listening to and recording the phone, email, and internet communications of at least 100 nations, including America. . . America's largest telecom companies, AT&T and Verizon, have outsourced the job of eavesdropping through their networks, which carry billions of American communications daily, in cooperation with the National Security Agency's (NSA) surveillance program. The spy job for these major companies was outsourced "to two mysterious companies with very troubling foreign connections."
AT&T uses a company called Narus to keep records of everything said on their systems. Narus was founded by an Israeli entrepreneur in Israel with ties to Unit 800 (the NSA of Israel). Verizon's spy system also relies on an Israeli company named Verint. The founder of Verint is an FBI fugitive who remains so. Congress granted retroactive immunity to these companies (AT&T and Verizon) for allowing their systems to be used to spy on American citizens. Stated plainly, American consumers are subject to warrantless surveillance by Israeli-founded companies without Congressional oversight or public knowledge! . . . an "Israeli spin-off" of Verint is able to do "advanced voice-mining" that finds one person's voice in a mountain of intercepted calls . . . much of their bugging equipment is now secretly hardwired into the American telecommunications system' . . .
The time must come, and soon, that Americans realize that the "bonds of loyalty" between America and Israel should long ago have stretched to breaking. Such bonds . . . could actually become the chains of our destruction.
Full story: truthtellers.org
Comment: Verint was associated with security on the London tube at the time of the 7/7 bombing?
Plan for Freedom
April 22, 2010 In a recent article, radio talk-show host, columnist for the Washington Times and president of the Edmund Burke Institute, Jeffrey Kuhner, asks the question, "Will America break up?" Kuhner is not the only intelligent and reasonable person asking this question and predicting its reality. Igor Panarin, a professor at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian foreign affairs ministry, predicts that given the way the federal government handles its finances and given the unrecoverable deficit of the US, the US is undoubtedly bound for "extinction in its present form," not even mentioning the political, cultural, religious, moral and foreign-entanglement turmoil of the US. . .
Human nature and experience prove that as a body of people or states regard their God-given freedom and rights as stolen or trampled and as 'peaceful' political process effects no restoration of those freedoms and rights for generations, 'breakup' is not only inevitable, it is necessary. America's founders believed the same: "[I]n the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands."
Do not be deceived into thinking that this necessity will not occur, is impractical or is foolish. The course of events in the United States has proven one thing: the federal government is out of control and has been for generations. . . We the People of the States should not simple-mindedly and passively wait for a 'collapse' of the US, as if our existence consists of nothing more than being cattle, wondering if we are going to the slaughter today or tomorrow. . .
Full story: newswithviews.com
Comment: Rome will not permit a break-up as it needs the blooded US military. Once the sovereign debt crisis in Europe and elsewhere has brought the world to its knees, Rome will refinance the US dollar with gold backing; her then Devil-incarnate pope will control the world. But when Rome and the USA have served their utility, they will be 'nuked' from the surface of the earth by the 'hidden hand' behind Judaeo-Communist Russia.
Behind Arizona Immigration Law: GOP Game to Swipe November Election
April 26, 2010 Don't be fooled. The way the media plays the story, it was a wave of racist, anti-immigrant hysteria that moved Arizona Republicans to pass a sick little law, signed last week, requiring every person in the state to carry papers proving they are US citizens. I don't buy it. Anti-Hispanic hysteria has always been as much a part of Arizona as the saguaro cactus and excessive air-conditioning.
What's new here is not the politicians' fear of a xenophobic "Teabag" uprising. What moved GOP Governor Jan Brewer to sign the Soviet-style show-me-your-papers law is the exploding number of legal Hispanics, US citizens all, who are daring to voteand daring to vote Democratic by more than two-to-one. Unless this demographic locomotive is halted, Arizona Republicans know their party will soon be electoral toast, or if you like, tortillas. Full story: truthout.org
Genetically Modified Soy linked to Sterility, Infant Mortality
April 26, 2010 "This study was just routine," said Russian biologist Alexey V. Surov, in what could end up as the understatement of this century. Surov and his colleagues set out to discover if Monsanto's genetically modified (GM) soy, grown on 91% of US soybean fields, leads to problems in growth or reproduction. What he discovered may uproot a multi-billion dollar industry.
After feeding hamsters for two years over three generations, those on the GM diet, and especially the group on the maximum GM soy diet, showed devastating results. By the third generation, most GM soy-fed hamsters lost the ability to have babies. They also suffered slower growth, and a high mortality rate among the pups.
And if this isn't shocking enough, some in the third generation even had hair growing inside their mouthsa phenomenon rarely seen, but apparently more prevalent among hamsters eating GM soy. . . Full story: newswithviews.com
Comment: Eugenics, dysgenics, and depopulation. The US Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in its first-ever case involving genetically modified crops. The decision in this case may have a significant impact on both the future of genetically modified foods and government oversight of that and other environmental issues. . . Full story: truthout.org
I Will Restore Saith the Lord
"In vain do they worship Me"
Jesus Christ infuriated many of His Jewish listeners by informing them that Talmudic Judaism, the religion they so devoutly followed, was unacceptable to God. The reason for this startling denunciation was simply, "they taught for doctrines the commandments of men" (Mark 7:7). Over the years, they had introduced many traditions, interpretations and even laws which were not given by God and not a part of Holy Scripture. The average Israelite, reared under this mixture of Divine Law and human commandment, trusted the ministry and accepted it without question when it is in fact the antithesis of God's unchanging Word. The main promulgators of this tepid stew were the zealous denominations known as the Scribes and Pharisees. The Scribes were the Pharisee teachers of the Law of Moses, carefully distorted to comprise the Talmud: "There is greater stringency in respect to the teachings of the Scribes than in respect to the Torahso that a Biblical law may be transgressed" (Sanhedrin 88b). Though unnoticed by the general public who were content with a second-hand religion, their heresy was foremost in the eyes of Jesus Who indicted them for altering God's immutable Word and thereby closing heaven, not only to themselves, but to all those who listened to and trusted in them (Matthew 23:13).
The Gentile church world William Branham stepped into had drifted into the same unholy mixture. They had the Word of God from which preachers drew their sermon texts. But overall the people had adopted an extremely lax attitude with respect to the authority and precision of Scripture. They ignored the admonition of "those noble Bereans" (Acts 17:11), taking it upon themselves to define major and minor doctrines, choosing which parts of God's Word are relevant and which no longer applied, placing complete trust in the interpretations of their particular denomination which became the ultimate arbiter on Scriptural issues. Consequently, permeating every church and interwoven with every church creed, was a collection of sayings, traditions and misinterpretations built upon the original apostatizing in the fourth century AD. No denomination was innocent in this regard and no denomination is capable of repenting because it is governed by organization and program, not led of the Spirit. Thus individual, repentance would ultimately mean leaving the systems of man behind, in the same way as the followers of Jesus had to bid farewell to their beloved Judaism.
Revelation 17 and 18 teach us that by the time of the Lord's second or 'parousia' Coming the true enemy of the Gospel is a powerful world church called the Great Harlot, Mystery Babylon, and the Mother of Harlots. She and her adulterous daughters are seen to have formed into a vast system, able to control politics, religion and commerce. This is the destiny of every man-made denomination which, like the first or mother church, vaunt their word above the Word of God. Such will be the momentary splendor of Rome and her (once) Protestant denominational daughters from which God will separate a true Word Bride so She can unite with her Word Groom.
I have selected three of the doctrines William Branham taught which serve to illustrate why it was essential for God to anoint this restoration ministry.
"Unto what were you baptized?" (Acts 19:3)
It is evident that sprinkling and infant baptism have no Scriptural foundation, but there is another even more prevalent error that has gone largely unchecked for centuries. The great majority of Christian churches baptize using the Titles, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, believing they are obeying the commandment of Jesus in Matthew 28:19. They overlook the majestic truth expressed by the prophet Isaiah when he foretold that a Son would be born Who would have ONE (1) glorious Name that would embody all of the Titles and manifestations of God. "For unto us a Son is born, unto us a child is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be CALLED (not is), Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace." The disciples to whom this commission was given had the revelation that the NAME (singular) of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost was none other than LORD JESUS CHRIST. Consequently, every recorded baptism was done in that Name (Acts 2:38; 8:16; 10:48; 19:5).
Even secular history has no record of water baptism in three Titles until the time of the First Nicaea Council. And according to page 59 of the New Catholic Encyclopedia it was not until about 1100 that the false baptism in three Titles was adopted by the majority of the churches (at the point of a sword). (For more on water baptism see One God or Trinity).
In one of the many places William Branham expressed this truth, he said as follows:
"I admit that it takes a real revelation from the Holy Ghost to see the truth about the Godhead these days when we are in the midst of the perverting of so much Scripture. But the prevailing, overcoming church is built on revelation so we can expect God to reveal His truth to us. However, you actually don't need a revelation on water baptism. It is right there staring you in the face. Would it be possible for one minute for the apostles to be led astray from a direct command of the Lord to baptize in the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost and then find them in willful disobedience? They knew what the Name was, and there is not one place in Scripture where they baptized any other way than in the Name of Lord Jesus Christ. Common sense would tell you that the Book of Acts is the church in action, and if they baptized that way, then that is the way to baptize. Now if you think that is strong, what do you think of this? Anyone who was not baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus had to be baptized over again.
Acts 19:1-6, "And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples He said unto them, "Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed?" And they said unto him, "We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. And He said unto them, "Unto what then were ye baptized?" And they said, "Unto John's baptism." Then said Paul, "John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on Him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them and they spake with tongues and prophesied." There it is. These good people at Ephesus had heard about the coming Messiah. John had preached Him. They were baptized unto repentance of sins, looking forward to believing on Jesus. But now it was time to look back to Jesus and be baptized unto remission of sins. It was time to receive the Holy Ghost. And when they were baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Paul laid his hands on them and the Holy Ghost came upon them.
Oh, those dear folks at Ephesus were fine people; and if anyone had a right to feel secure, they did. Notice how far they had come. They had come all the way up to accepting the coming Messiah. They were ready for Him. But don't you see that in spite of that they had missed Him? He had come and gone. They needed to be baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. They needed to be filled with the Holy Ghost.
If you have been baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, God will fill you with His Spirit. That is the Word. Acts 19:6 which we read was the fulfilling of Acts 2:38, "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost." See, Paul, by the Holy Ghost, said exactly what Peter said by the Holy Ghost. And what was said cannot be changed. It has to be the same from Pentecost until the very last elected one has been baptized. Galatians 1:8, "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 26-27).
". . . The LORD our God is One Lord" (Mark 12:29)
Directly associated with the understanding on water baptism is the truth about the Godhead. The churches "traditionally" believe in three separate or distinct persons in one God. This was the result of a misinterpretation of Scripture which mentions the deity of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost incorporated in a Trinitarian definition at the Hegelian dialectic of the fourth century meeting of the First Nicaea Council.
Like the false so-called "baptismal formula," this "new" concept (with the help of armed might), swept Christendom, and over the centuries has become so embedded in Christian thought that to question its validity is tantamount to heresy.
The church lost the revelation that the one God, Jehovah, expressed Himself in the Old Testament as the Father, manifested Himself in the Gospels in the Son, Jesus, and revealed Himself in the Book of Acts as the Holy Spirit. In reality, it is three dispensations of the same GodGod above usGod with usGod in us, NOT three persons, but one glorious Person finally and wonderfully unveiled (Hebrews 1:3).
The heathen intellectual minds of the theologians could not reconcile the appearance of the Son on earth to the Father remaining in heaven. Forgetting that God can be in heaven whilst at the same time manifesting Himself on earth (John 14:10), they decided there had to be at least two in the Godhead and the entrance of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2 made it three. They made the Son the second person of this Godhead, failing to realize that the Scriptures do not teach that Jesus is in the Godhead, rather that the Godhead is in Jesus. "For in Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead bodily" (Colossians 2:9). They could only see that the Father was a God and the Son was a God and missed the true concept that the Father was God and the Son was the flesh or Man in Whom that God dwelt to redeem Adam's fallen race and the beginning of God creating or unfolding Himself in the form of His Familythe New Testament saints in whom He will dwell and be worshipped through eternity (Luke 1:35; I Timothy 3:16; Revelation 3:14).
The ensuing three-personned deity is every bit as much a form of idolatry as were the various pagan gods the children of Israel would consistently begin to worship.
Through the ages, Bible Truth became increasingly obscured by ignorance and superstition forced upon what was once the Empire of Imperial Rome by a new mistress, the Roman Catholic church. Such was her power, kings submitted to her outrageous demands, and laity was forbidden to read the Bible on pain of excommunication or death. By her own records, and history she martyred over 68 million Christians during almost a thousand years of "Dark Ages" which ensued, many by unspeakable torture.
Because the faith was thus lost, God "winked" at the ignorance of the saints during the Church Ages provided they walked in the Light of the present Truth as it was restored. The ministry of the last angel was to fully restore the true understanding or faith (including the Godhead and water baptism) to the elect. (For more on the Godhead, see The Uniqueness of The Son of God).
I have selected some comments made by Brother Branham in his series on the Seven Church Ages:
"Now all these expressions, 'Him Which Is,' and 'Him Which Was,' and 'Is to Come,' and 'Faithful Witness,' and 'Firstborn from among the Dead,' and 'Prince of the Kings of the Earth,' and 'The Alpha and Omega,' and 'The Almighty,' are titles and descriptions of one and the same person, Who is the Lord Jesus Christ, Who washed us from our sins in His own blood.
The Spirit of God in John expressed thusly in order to set forth the supreme deity of Jesus Christ and to reveal the Godhead as ONE God. Today there is a gross error. It is that there are three gods instead of one. Thus, revelation as given to John by Jesus, Himself corrects that error. It is not that there are three Gods, but one God with three major offices or dispensation claims with the Titles, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. This mighty revelation is what the early church had, and it must he restored in this last day along with the correct formula of water baptism.
Now modern theologians won't agree with me for here is what was written in a great Christian magazine. "That teaching (on the Trinity) is at the very heart and core of the Old Testament. The New Testament is just as much opposed as the Old Testament is to the thought that there are more gods than one. Yet the New Testament with equal clearness teaches that the Father is God, and the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God, and that these three are NOT three aspects of the same Person, but three persons standing in a truly personal relationship to one another." There we have the great doctrine of the Three Persons but one God."
They also state, "God, according to the Bible, is just one person, but He is three persons in one God. That is the great mystery of the Trinity".
It sure is. How can three persons be in one God? Not only is there no Bible for it, but it shows even a lack of intelligent reasoning. Three distinct persons, though identical substances, make three gods, or language has lost its meaning entirely.
Just listen to these words again, "I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, saith the Lord, Which Is, and Which Was, and Which Is to Come, the Almighty." This is deity. This is not simply a prophet, a man. This is God. And it is not a revelation of three Gods, but one God, the Almighty. There can only be one All-mighty.
They didn't believe in three Gods in the beginning of the church. You can't find that sort of belief amongst the apostles. It was after the apostolic age that this theory came in and really became an issue and cardinal doctrine at the Nicene Council. The doctrine of the Godhead caused a two-way split at Nicaea. And from that split there came two extremes. One actually went into polytheism, believing in three Gods, and the others went into Unitarianism. Of course, that was a little while in coming about, but it did, and we have it right today. But the revelation through John by the Spirit to the churches was, "I am the Lord Jesus Christ, and I am ALL of It. There isn't any other God." And He put His seal on the Revelation.
Consider this: Who was the Father of Jesus? Matthew 1:18 says, "She was found with child of the Holy Ghost." But Jesus Himself claimed that God was His Father. God the Father and God the Holy Ghost, as we often express these terms, make the Father and the Spirit ONE. Indeed they are, or else Jesus had two Fathers. But notice that Jesus said that He and His Father were onenot two. That makes ONE God.
Since this is historically and Scripturally true, people wonder where the three came from. It became a foundational doctrine at the Nicene Council in AD325. This trinity (an absolutely unscriptural word) was based upon the many gods of Rome. The Romans had many gods to whom they prayed. They also prayed to ancestors as mediators. It was just a step to give new names to old gods, so we have saints to make it more Biblical. Thus, instead of Jupiter, Venus, Mars, etc., we have Paul, Peter, Fatima, Christopher etc., etc. They could not make their pagan religion work out with just one god, so they split Him up into three, and they made intercessors of the saints as they had made intercessors of their ancestors.
Ever since then, people have failed to realize that there is one God according to Scripture, but they try to make it the fantastic theory that God is like a bunch of grapes: three persons with the same Divinity shared equally by all. But it plainly says here in Revelation that Jesus is "That Which Is, That Which Was, and That Which Is to Come," He is the "Alpha and Omega," which means He is the "A to Z" or THE ALL OF IT. He is everythingthe Almighty. He is the Rose of Sharon, the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star, the Righteous Branch, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. He is God, Almighty God. ONE GOD.
I Timothy 3:16 says, "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached to the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up to Glory." This is what the Bible says. It doesn't say a thing about a first or second or third person here. It says God was manifest in flesh. One God. That One God was manifested in flesh. That ought to settle it. God came in a human form. That didn't make Him ANOTHER GOD. HE WAS GOD, THE SAME GOD. It was a revelation then, and it is a revelation now. One God (ibid. p. 17-19).
"I will put enmity between thy seed and her Seed" (Genesis 3:15)
The third and perhaps the most scrutinized of all William Branham's teachings is the truth he restored on the original sin recorded in Genesis 1 4.
Genesis 4:1 and 2 begins, "and Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord. And she again bare his brother Abel. . ." Herein, we see Eve's great deception at the birth of her first son. Still believing the Serpent's lie, she actually thought Cain was the beginning of the creation of God, the Savior of mankind. However God acknowledged no direct relationship with Cain and he is from birth an outcast.
His name was to become synonymous with treachery and murder. The next mention of Cain is on this Wise: "But unto Cain and to his offering He had not respect" (Genesis 4:5). Not only was Cain's offering refused, but Cain was himself forbidden an approach that his brother Abel enjoyed. Why was Cain rejected? Also in relation to thiswhat was the fruit Adam and Eve partook? What role did the serpent play in the fall? What was the serpent seed of Genesis 3:15?
The answer to this mysterious riddle has remained hidden for centuries. Under this prophet's ministry, God has provided the solution:
"Now in the Garden of Eden there were two trees standing in the midst of it. One was the Tree of Life; the other was the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Man was to live by the Tree of Life; but he was not to touch the other tree or he would die. But man did partake of the other tree, and when he did, death entered into him by his sin, and he became separated from God.
Some have an idea that the two trees in the garden were just two more trees like unto the rest of those that God had placed there. But careful students know that this is not so. When John the Baptist cried that the ax was laid to the root of all trees, he was not talking of simply natural trees, but of spiritual principles. Now in I John 5:11 it says, "And this is the RECORD, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His son." Jesus said in John 5:40, "And ye will not come to Me that ye might have life." Thus the record, God's Word, states plainly and clearly that LIFE, ETERNAL LIFE, is in the Son. It is no other place. I John 5:12, "He that hath the Son hath LIFE: and he that hath not the Son of God hath NOT Life." Now since the record cannot change, be taken from or added thereunto, then the record stands that THE LIFE IS IN THE SON . . . Since this is so. THE TREE IN THE GARDEN HAS TO BE JESUS.
Alright. If the Tree of Life is a person, then the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is a person ALSO. It can't be otherwise. Thus the Righteous One and the Wicked One stood side by side there in the midst of the Garden of Eden. Ezekiel 28:13a "Thou (Satan) hast been in Eden, the garden of God".
Here is where we receive the true revelation of the "serpent's seed." Here is what really happened in the Garden of Eden. The Word says that Eve was beguiled by the serpent. She was actually seduced by the serpent. It says in Genesis 3:1, "Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made." This beast was so close to a human being (and yet was pure animal) that he could reason and talk. He was an upright creature and was somewhere in between a chimpanzee and a man, but closer to a man. He was so close to being a human that his seed could, and did mingle with that of the woman and cause her to conceive. When this happened, God cursed the serpent. He changed every bone in the serpent's body so that he had to crawl like a snake. Science can try all it wants to, and it won't find the missing link. God saw to that. Man is smart and he can see an association of man with animal and he tries to prove it out of evolution. There isn't any evolution. But man and animal did mingle. That's one of the mysteries of God that has remained hidden, but here it is revealed. It happened right back there in the midst of Eden when Eve turned away from Life to accept Death.
Notice what God said to them in the garden. Genesis 3:15, "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed, and it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel." If we give credit to the Word that the woman did have a seed then the serpent must have surely had a seed also. If the seed of the woman was a man-child apart from the man, then the seed of the serpent will have to be in the same pattern, and that is, another male must he born apart from human male instrumentality. There is no student who does not know the seed of the woman was the Christ Who came by the instrumentality of God, apart from human intercourse. It is also just as well known that the predicted bruising of the serpent's head was in actuality a prophecy concerning what Christ would accomplish against Satan at the cross. There at the cross, Christ would bruise the head of Satan while Satan would bruise the heel of the Lord.
This portion of Scripture is the revelation of how the literal seed of the serpent was sown in the earth, even as we have the account of Luke 1:26-35, wherein is set forth the exact account of how the seed of the woman came unto physical manifestation apart from the instrumentality of the human male. "And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, 'Hail thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women.' And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said unto her, 'Fear not, Mary; for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb and bring forth a Son, and shalt call His Name Jesus. He shall be great and shall be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God shall give unto Him the Throne of His father David: And He shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever: and of His kingdom there shall be no end. Then said Mary unto the angel, 'How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?' And the angel answered and said unto her, 'The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee; therefore also That Holy Thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God'."
As the seed of the woman was literally God reproducing Himself in human flesh, so the seed of the serpent is the literal way that Satan found he was able to open the door to himself into the human race. It was impossible for Satan (for he is only a CREATED spirit-being) to reproduce himself in the manner which God reproduced Himself, so the Genesis account tells how he produced his seed and introduced or injected himself into the human race. Also recall that Satan is called the "serpent." It is his seed or injection into the human race we are speaking of.
Before Adam ever had carnal knowledge of Eve, the serpent had that knowledge ahead of him. And that one born of it was Cain. Cain was of (born of, begotten of) "that Wicked One" (I John 3:12). The Holy Spirit in John could not in one place call Adam the "Wicked One" (for that is what he would be if he fathered Cain) and in another place call Adam the "Son of God" which he was by creation (Luke 3:38). Cain turned out in character like his father, a bringer of death, a murderer. His utter defiance of God when faced by the Almighty in Genesis 4:5, 13-14, show him to be absolutely unhuman-like in characteristics, seeming even to surpass any account we have in Scripture concerning a confrontation of Satan with God. "But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. And the Lord said unto Cain, 'Where is Abel thy brother?' And he said, 'I know not; Am I my brother's keeper?' And Cain said unto the Lord, 'My punishment is greater than I can bear. Behold, Thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth: and from Thy face shall I be hid: and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me'."
Notice the exact way the record of God sets forth the account of the births of Cain, Abel and Seth. Genesis 4:1, "And Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, 'I have gotten a man from the Lord.' And she again bare his brother Abel." Genesis 4:25, "And Adam knew his wife again and she bare a son, and called his name Seth..." There are THREE sons born from TWO acts of carnal knowledge by Adam. Since the Bible is the exact and perfect Word of God, this is no mistake but a record for our illumination. Since THREE sons were born from TWO acts by Adam, you know POSITIVELY that ONE of those WAS NOT the son of Adam. God has recorded this in this exact manner to show us something. The truth of the matter is that Eve had in her womb TWO sons (twins from SEPARATE impregnations). She was carrying twins, with Cain's conception sometime previous to that of Abel's. TWINS again. Perfect type as always. To those who think that this is not possible, let it be known that the medical records are replete with cases where women have carried twins who were of separate ova and separate insemination with the fertilization of the eggs being days apart, and NOT ONLY SO, but some of the records show that the twins were fathered by separate males. Recently worldwide coverage was given to a Norwegian mother who was suing her husband for support for herself and her twins, one of which was white and the other black. She admitted that she had a Negro lover. The two conceptions were about three weeks apart. In Beaumont, Texas, in 1963, the records again set forth a multiple birth wherein pregnancies were many days apart, in fact so much so the woman almost died along with one child in childbirth (ibid. p. 97-100).
"If any man hear My voice . . . Behold I stand at the door and knock" (Revelation 3:20)
Two matters had to be dealt with by the Holy Spirit in order to prepare a Church for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation. First, it was imperative to restore the elect to the apostolic faith and correct the doctrinal mishmash created by hundreds of denominations. And there were many revelations of Scripture pertaining to the end-time Bride that had never been clearly taught. The parable of the wheat and tares of Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43; the anti-Christ of II Thessalonians 2:4: the mystery concerning the rapture; the mysteries of the Book of Revelation, and others. This is precisely why a prophetic forerunner, with a vindicated "Thus saith the Lord," was essential. You will notice ONLY the forerunner of Christ's first Coming, John the Baptist, was able to identify the Scriptures such as Isaiah 40:1-3 that were being fulfilled and only he was able to identify the Lamb. So was it in the ministry of this end-time Elijah concerning the multitudes of Scriptures coming to pass in his day!
The second matter concerned the conduct of the people. You will notice that besides rebuking the traditions of the clergy, John also trumpeted a call to repentance and holy living. Today, we find churches have relaxed their standard of holiness to such an extent that the conduct of their people conforms almost completely with that of the world.
In today's evangelical World, the focus has shifted from holiness to finances. The various projects of many internationally famous preachers are costing billions to build and to maintain. One can hardly attend a meeting or turn on a religious broadcast without being accosted repeatedly for huge sums of money to pay for religious resorts, hospitals, broadcasts, colleges, and universities. Adherents are compelled to support real estate empires and worldwide organizational systems.
In addition to this, mixed swimming, scantily clad women, social drinking, smoking, necking and petting among the young people, etc., has become acceptable in the churches.
Jesus identified these days with the days of Lot and Noah. In them, the prevalent sin was sexual promiscuity and finally, total perversion. The word 'unisex' has been widely used to describe the attitudes, styles and appearances of today's men and women. Over the last 20 years, the trend has evolved until now they are literally exchanging roles. Women are cutting their hair, wearing men's garments, demanding equal rights and have forsaken motherhood and home-keeping to pursue their own careers, while men have become morally weak and perverse, growing their hair like women, wearing blouse-like shirts, tight suggestive pants, high heels, and even necklaces and earrings.
The churches, instead of resisting this perverse decline, have succumbed and adopted most of its standards of conduct, dress, music, and entertainment. Consequently God has given them the portion of the unbeliever. Ichabod has been scratched across their ornate portals and God has abandoned them to the harlot system and the irrevocable mark of the Beast (Revelation 13:15-18).
God, however, cannot forsake His predestinated and in spite of this dismal, end-time scenario, He promises "a glorious church not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing" (Ephesians 5:27). Once again, God has prepared an ark for a lovely but tiny end-time Bride. Her final call is twofold. One, "Come out of her (Rome and her daughters) My people" (Revelation 18:4); two, come into Christ (Ephesians 1:10), the Living Word of God. She alone will recognize Christ's forerunner and begin to busily prepare for the great translation; the rest will be swept away by modern so-called revivals into the council of churches and perdition. This truly is the last callthere will not be another. The Jews are in their homeland, the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6 has come and gone, his Message is in the hands and hearts of God's people, and the stage is now set for the rapture!
Multitudes of tapes and books of William Branham's sermons have been distributed all over the world. In country after country, God has raised up churches, and thousands, through the still-speaking voice of His prophet (Revelation 10:7), have been delivered from sin, the world and denominationalism to walk according to the Scriptures. If you have been baptized by some organization under the Titles Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, you need to be rebaptized (Acts 19:1-5) in the Name of Jesus Christ. Every Christian must realize that he cannot follow God without following His Word! The evidence of our love for God is measured directly by our love for His commandments (John 14:15) and we can only know Him as we see Him unveiled in His Word. The Laodicean Church Age (Revelation 3:14-22) presents a pitiful picture of Jesus Christ knocking on the outside of the church, not the heart as so many suppose. Notice (Revelation 3:20) the call sounds to the individual, "any man," and not to the Word-rejecting systems. May whoever reads this, heed the Voice of the Bridegroom and join Him on the outside of everything that has to do with man and enter into His perfect Word!
Jesus promised in Matthew 24:45 that His faithful minority at the end of the world who love to do the will of God would be given "meat (spiritual food) in due season." He promised that while He was withdrawing from an apostate world where there would be "a famine for hearing the Word," but that they would have provision and be nourished. Just as Elijah provided meal and oil for the widow of Zarephath so the Elijah of this final age has been commissioned to leave a "Message" which would carry the Bride through to the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation.
Appendix 1 Angels
The Greek word for "angels" is "messengers." It is used in Scripture to mean mortal men and, less frequently, supernatural beings. In both Luke 7:24 and James 2:25, the word is translated "messengers" and obviously means men.
The following excerpt is from The New Scofield Bible footnote to Hebrews 1:4:
"Angel, summary: Angel, i.e. 'messenger,' is used of God, of men, and of an order of created, spiritual beings whose chief attributes are strength and wisdom (II Samuel 14:20; Psalms 103:20; 104:4). In the Old Testament, the expression "the angel of the Lord" (sometimes "of God") usually implies the presence of Deity in angelic form (Genesis 16:1-13; 21:17-19; 22:11-16; 31:11-13; Exodus 3:2-4; Judges 2:1; 6:12-16; 13:3-22). See Judges 2:1, note cp. Malachi 3:1, note the word "angel" is used of men in Luke 7:24; James 2:25; Revelation 1:20; 2:1, 8, 13, 18; 3:1, 7, 14.
Appendix 2 Witnesses
Oral Roberts: "A humble devout man of God" (Healing Waters, July 1948).
Gordon Lindsay: "Never had we known of any preacher calling deaf mutes and blind people to be prayed for, and then to see those people delivered on the spota ministry that was beyond any we had before witnessed" (The House That The Lord Built).
Jack Moore: "The most gifted of all the evangelists (All Things Are Possible, by David Edwin Harrell, Jr).
F. F. BOSWORTH: "When the gift is operating, Bro. Branham is the most sensitive person to the presence and working of the Holy Spirit and to spiritual realities of any person I have ever known (A PROPHET VISITS SOUTH AFRICA, by Julius Stadsklev).
Tommy Osborn: "God has chosen diverse and mysterious ways to reveal Himself to His servants, especially those called for dispensational purposes as was Brother Branham's call" (William Branham's Memorial Service).
"In short, the man we know as William Branham, was sent to demonstrate God again in the flesh" (William Branham's Memorial Service).
"So, He (God) sent forth a particular human vessel surrounded by supernatural signs to attract attention, to make this wayward generation stop and look and ponder and search and think. Thus the halo of Light that appeared at his birth, the star, the angel, the discernment, the gifts, all of these for that purpose. What for? To show us God again. To repeat what He showed us in Jesus Christ when He came in the form of flesh. To remind us one final time. Like Jesus, Brother Branham redemonstrated the very things which made men believe that the true Messiah had come" (William Branham's Memorial Service).
George Ekeroth: "God called this humble man . . . and anointed his ministry to a degree that within a few short years his name was known in the most remote jungle out-station. Wherever you would go in this world you would find that the name of this messenger had preceded you" (Wind Over the 20th Century, by Morris Cerullo).
David Edwin Harrell, Jr: "Most of the participants of the Healing Revival (that erupted in 1947) looked upon Branham as its initiator . . . William Branham became a prophet to a generation . . . Night after night before thousands of awed believers, he discerned the diseases of the sick and pronounced them healed" (All Things Are Possible).
"The power of a Branham service . . . remains a legend unparalleled in the history of the charismatic movement" (All Things Are Possible).
James Morris: "It was Branham, more than any other evangelist, who started the post-World War II fundamental faith healing revival following his encounter with an angel on May 7, 1946" (The Preachers).
"Word radiated in every direction that all manner of diseases and afflictions were healed instantly by the little Indiana preacher. Even cases of raising the dead were published" (The Preachers).
Thomas R. Nickel: "In Bible days, there were men of God who were prophets and seers. But in all the sacred records, none of these had a greater ministry than that of William Branham, a Prophet and Seer of God, whose photograph appears on the front cover of this issue of "Full Gospel Businessman's Voice. Branham has been used by God, in the Name of Jesus, to raise the dead" (Full Gospel Men's Voice, February 1961).
Joseph Mattson Boze: "Sometimes I was scared because of the deep sense of holiness that penetrated the meetings, but I never failed to see the gift of God in operation through His servant and to feel the warmth of love that flowed through his ministry" (The Herald of Faith, February 1966).
The "Message" sent by God through His prophet can change your life and make the Word of God come alive to you. Paul spoke of the Bereans in this manner: "These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily whether those things Were so" (Acts 17:11).
Take this Message, consider it, check it out with the Scriptures and let the Lord reveal Himself to you.
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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.