Bible Believers' Newsletter 662
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
With great pleasure we report a little news on our incarcerated Iranian Brethren:
Pastor Behrouz' trial will be within the next 3 weeks. God has moved on his behalf and he was transferred to part of the prison where he has access to the telephone, the news, and is able to receive visitors. Pastor Youcef is reported to have said, "As you want me to give up Christ and otherwise have to die, then I simply have to die." Thank the Lord his faith is strong and unmovable! Continue to pray that Youcef's death sentence will be overturned and for his release. The attorney is preparing his appeal to the Supreme Court.
Do try to attend Spoken Word Tabernacle's Convention in Nigeria this Christmas, teaching on the present Holy Convocation of the fiftieth day of the antitype of Israel's Pentecostal Feast following the Seven Church Ages that were fulfilled in 1963.
Our main Article this week describes your celestial or theophany body which is guaranteed long-wearing and a perfect fit.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
The World is going Insane
November 22, 2009 EU Auditors have, for the fifteenth year in a row, refused to sign off the EU's accounts owing to Fraud and Mismanagement in the budget . . . arguably the most important issue is the fact that the EU budget is hugely wasteful and irrational in terms of what the money is actually spent on, and where the money is spent. To illustrate this, we have today published a light-hearted list of 50 new examples of EU waste, which may make you smile and despair in equal measure. . . Full story: info-wars.org
Comment: See MEP Nigel Farage speak out boldly in EU Parliament, calling for an end to this Rothschilds' City of London "Cloward and Piven" strategy designed to sabotage and destroy the welfare state by overloading the bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse which will ignite political and financial crises within and between nations as planned in 1871 "to provoke the greatest social cataclysm the world has ever known" after World War III (which is designed to destroy the power of political Zionism and political Islam) by those who aspire to undisputed world domination (by destroying the power of Judaeo-Roman Catholicism and Judaeo-Communism).
Get Britain out of Europe
November 25, 2010 The Daily Express today becomes the first national newspaper to call for Britain to leave the European Union. From this day forth our energies will be directed to furthering the cause of those who believe Britain is BETTER OFF OUT. The famous and symbolic Crusader who adorns our masthead will become the figurehead of the struggle to repatriate British sovereignty from a political project that has comprehensively failed.
After far too many years as the victims of Brussels larceny, bullying, over-regulation and all-round interference, the time has come for the British people to win back their country and restore legitimacy and accountability to their political process. . . Full story: dailyexpress.co.uk
HR 6216, Recipe for 'the Squeeze'
November 16, 2010 Since Israel's siege of Gaza and recent deadly peace flotilla attack, its reputation has plummeted worldwide, including on American college campuses. Not content to respond with debate and internet censorship, Israel's PR rep, the Anti-Defamation League, has been struggling to do what it does best: Make such criticism a hate crime.
ADL's latest 'anti-bullying' legislation, HR 6216, which I have dubbed the "Don't Criticize Jews and Muslims Act," was submitted last month to the US House of Representatives by Jewish members of Congress . . . to end increasing criticism of Israel on US campuses. . . [making] . . . such criticism, which creates 'emotional distress' in Jewish students, illegal.
By adding religion to the protected classes in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this bill will criminalize general, repeated criticisms of broad issues around Jewish religion and ethnicity. . . HR 6216 violates the Fourteenth Amendment by granting special rights and privileges to yet another group under the Civil Rights Act. This addition is especially ominous for Christians because Attorney General Holder admitted federal hate crimes law does not protect Christians but only Jews and Muslims. . . Full story: truthtellers.org
Senate Bill S 510 Food Safety Modernization Act Vote Imminent
November 16, 2010 It would grant the US government new authority over the public's right to grow, trade and transport any foods. This would give Big Brother the power to regulate the tomato plants in your backyard. It would grant them the power to arrest and imprison people selling cucumbers at farmer's markets. It would criminalize the transporting of organic produce if you don't comply with the authoritarian rules of the federal government . . .
This tyrannical law puts all food production (yes, even food produced in your own garden) under the authority of the Department of Homeland Security. . . Full story: foodfreedom.wordpress.com
Russia pledges a New Era of Co-operation
Lisbon, November 22, 2010 Russia has agreed to co-operate with NATO and will discuss pursuing a US-led anti-missile network in Europe at the end of a summit hailed as signaling a new era in the relationship between the two former Cold War enemies. In a joint statement, Russia and the 28 North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies said they would work together to contribute to "the creation of a common space of peace, security and stability in the Euro-Atlantic area" and would co-operate on piracy and counter-terrorism as well as negotiate "missile defense co-operation". . .
The accord was widely interpreted as a symbolic step towards Russia becoming an ally with Europe in the battle to win safeguards from missile attacks from hostile nations, including Iran. . . Full story: smh.com.au
Comment: The last time Iran expressed any aggression was under the reign of Nadir Shah (1688-1747)!! The City of London and her colonies are the aggressors. Read this report exposing the LIES concerning Iran's non-existent nuclear weapons capability and an air force that belongs in a museum. Deanna Spingola writes: "[Iran and] Muslims are not the enemy. They don't extort usury through the Federal Reserve; they aren't manufacturing population-reducing vaccines and GMO seeds; they didn't devise US abortion laws (about 50 million dead); they didn't bail out the banks; they didn't create the Department of Homeland Security and impose the PATRIOT Act; they aren't wiretapping our private conversations or scanning us at the airport; they didn't impose godless Communism on several countries and cause the death of millions of innocent people; they haven't instituted the draconian healthcare laws; they have not orchestrated the nation's economic crashes; they have not deindustrialized the nation and outsourced so many jobs; they haven't wiped out the middle class by passing trade laws like NAFTA; and they haven't foreclosed on thousands of homes; they are not the reason thousands of people live in tent cities; they haven't developed depleted uranium weapons".
I Thessalonians 5:3-4, "When they say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they will not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief." The City of London rules both the USSA and Russia, whose offer is a continuation of "the most spectacular peace movement on record" as will be obvious from the following item republished from Newsletter 625.
The First Time I heard of Barack
November 11, 2008 One evening, during a trip to Moscow early in 1992, as the evening wore on, the wife of my host said, "What if I told you that you will have a black president very soon and he will be a Communist? . . . This is not some idle talk. He is already born and he is educated and being groomed to be president right now. You will be impressed to know that he has gone to the best schools of Presidents. He is what you call "Ivy League." You don't believe me, but he is real and I even know his name. His name is Barack. His mother is white and American and his father is black from Africa. That's right, a chocolate baby! And he's going to be your President."
"It's all been thought out. His father is not an American black so he won't have that social slave stigma. He is intelligent and he is half white and has been raised from the cradle to be an atheist and a Communist. He's gone to the finest schools. He is being guided every step of the way and he will be irresistible to America." She rattled off a complete litany. He was from Hawaii. He went to school in California. He lived in Chicago. He was soon to be elected to the legislature. "Have no doubt: he is one of us, a Soviet." America would have to be converted to Communism and Barack was going to pave the way. Full story: rense.com
Comment: As a student at Columbia University, Obama was recruited over 25 years ago by Zbigniew Brzezinski to be groomed as the president to succeed George W. Bush in 2008. (See Newsletter 620). Neil Sankey, a former British policeman who's now a licensed private investigator in Los Angeles, initiated a preliminary background investigation of Barack Obama and uncovered 49 addresses and 16 different Social Security numbers.
Villagers flee as Philippine Volcano Shoots Ash
November 21, 2010 Residents of two villages near the 1,565-metre Mount Bulusan volcano evacuated their homes after the volcano shot a column of ash some two kilometres into the air. . . One man with asthma died from Bulusan's ash emissions on November 11. . . The government has warned people not to enter a four-kilometre "danger zone" around the volcano . . . The Philippines is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire where frequent volcanic eruptions and earthquakes take place. [Message believers know what that means]. Full story: abc.net.au
Startling Quantum Mechanic Discovery
November 7, 2010 As you know all things that we can seeliving or non-livingare composed of atoms. But these atoms are also made up of smaller particles, sub-atomic particles, called quanta.
One of the basic rules of quantum mechanics is that everything is made up of little, microscopic particles. So it is that:
- Quantum particles (or light particle "wave packets" as science now calls them) form atoms.
- Atoms form molecules.
- Molecules form objects (living and non-living).
Therefore, all material objects are made up of invisible "particles." We do not fully understand how they operate. But we now know this: that everything we can see is made up of things that cannot be seen. And this is precisely what the Bible said 2,000 years ago: "Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear" (Hebrews 11:3).
Not only are all material objects made up of "particles," they also consist of forces that keep those particles and objects together. We now know from our understanding of quantum mechanics that the force which keeps electrons tied to the nuclei of atoms is LIGHT. So light ties the particles together to form atoms, and atoms are tied together to make molecules. And then, finally, objects. Only in the last century have we discovered that all forms of matter are, in fact, SOLIDIFIED LIGHT!
In the beginning the Creator of the universe said, "Let there be Light" (Genesis 1:3). The very first thing God made was LIGHT. And "God is Light" so this was the Logos, theophany or "appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord" (I John 1:5; Ezekiel 1:28). This was "the beginning of the creation of God," not the beginning of God's creation, which is His handiworkthe Sun, Moon, rivers and trees of material creation, but His hands, the beginning of God creating Himself a part of creation, which in the fullness of time was born of a virgin and declared, "I Am the Light of the world" (Revelation 3:14; John 8:12). "He is before all things, and by Him all things are composed and united into one whole" (Colossians 1:17).
Genesis says that our Creator made Light before He made any material thing. It insists He made Light before He made the Sun and the Moon, and the natural types the Spiritual.
I used to ask, "How could light exist before the Sun existed?" But through our new understanding of quantum mechanics, we realize that nothing can exist until light first exists! Our Sun, and every other object in the universe, living or non-living, is made up of LIGHT! You ask: How could the writer of Genesis have known such a deep and mysterious truth? Could it be that the Creator of Light and of quantum mechanics revealed it to him?
So, thousands of years before we discovered the truth of quantum mechanics, the Bible had already revealed that:
I am asked: Do any other "holy books" contain such information?
- Light was created first.
- Nothing could be made without light.
- Everything is made up of "unseen" particles.
No other 'holy' book contains such startling truths. The Bible was right before science was. Full story: beforeus.com
Comment: Brother Branham said, "The Bible said our whole body's full of light. Well, a X-ray proves that (See?), that is not. . . It's our body's light, and it throws a shadow, and how they see it with the X-ray" (Inner Man, #53-1212; Matthew 6:22-23; Luke 11:34-36).
"The x-ray does not have any light of its own. It's your light that it uses. You're born with four rays. After a little while, say twenty, twenty-five, one ray goes out; and thirty-five, another; or forty, another one goes out; and finally when you get pass about sixty-five, you're living on your last ray. And every time you take a x-ray picture, you're tearing them rays down. That's the reason you don't have no more . . . and you stick these kids' feet in them machines, because it was just tearing the rays right out of their little bodies. And that's cosmic light that's in you, that you're made up, full of light cells. Now, that's cosmic light."
"But God is a different Light, but yet He's Light. Now, I think of the picture there is a great proof of what I'm fixing to say, that God is Light. And when we were walking in Light of God, as sons of God; God's not cosmic light, but God's Life operated through the cosmic light of our bodies, our cells. And we become. . . We were absolutely at one time, real genuine sons of God. But then when the fall came" (Uncertain Sound, p. 5:37-38).
The Lord was discerning the thoughts and intents of people's hearts and when Brother Branham looked over at one woman and said, "You have just come from the doctor and have two cancers, one on each breast, and you're given up. You are shadowed with a black hood to death," another lady in the congregation took this photograph showing the demonic darkness of sickness and death. "Here not long ago they took an x-ray of a man praying for a sick man ("Reader's Digest" wrote it up), and found out a ray of light coming from one of the men (not all of them), but one of the man's hands reflected a ray of light when they put a piece of lead foil beneath the man's hand. I guess you read it yourself."
"In England they turned "the healers" (they called them) loose to all the hospitals, and there was eighty percent more healing done by Divine healing than medical cures had performed. . . That was in "Newsweek," and "Reader's Digest" picked it up and tried it. And they find that there is a ray of light. When this man sincerely, not knowing they were doing it, put his hands upon a man and prayed an earnest prayer, they was putting the x-ray down, and found out a light coming from his hand. God knew what He talked about when He said, "Lay hands on the sick and they shall recover." He knows what He was speaking of. Oh, I want to see the church press into that place where it can come like God wants it to be" (The Messiah, #61-0117).
Theophany (Gk.) theos/god + phanesia/to make visible = an appearance or manifestation of God in human or divine form. A term commonly applied to the glorified appearance of the redeemed saints foreknown in God's eternal thinking as our 'angel' or Word-form Body. God said, "Let us make (Heb. asah: fashion from existing material) man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth" (Genesis 1:26), however, this was before He had created any material from which to "make" man or anything else.
We were "created" eternally in God's great thinking from the substance called faith before time and atoms were "made" (Revelation 13:8; 17:8). God's first creation was Himself, when He expressed the sum of His eternal thoughts as the Logos which appeared as Supernatural Light in the theophany we call the Shekinah or Pillar of Fire, then as the virgin-born Jesus. So Christ and God have to be the same Person otherwise Jesus was not the Redeemer (Isaiah 9:6-7; 44:6; 45:21-22; Matthew 1:21-23). Finally He will appear as "the holy city, new Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God as a Bride prepared for her Husband" (Revelation 21:2). Because we are Attributes of God's eternal thoughts the Bride was in the Logos and is eternal Life with the mind of Christ. We were in baby Jesus when shepherds adored the Lamb of God in the manger. In Christ we died for our sins on Calvary, and when His soul returned to His theophany and witnessed to the souls in prison we were in Him. When He was raised for our justification "we too were raised in Him, and made to sit with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus" and we can never come into condemnation (II Corinthians 5:14-17; Ephesians 2:6; Romans 4:25; 8:1; 31-39).
John 1:1-4, 14, "In the beginning was the Logos, [not Jesus Christ, who would be born of a virgin eons later]; and the Logos was with God, and the Logos was God. The Logos was in the beginning with God [as His eternal thoughts not yet expressed]. All things were made by Him; and without Him nothing was made that was made (Colossians 1:16). In Him was eternal Life; and the Life was the Light of men. . . And the Logos was made flesh, and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth, and we beheld His glory, such glory as an only begotten son receives from his Father".
If you are elect of God, you were always in Christ the Logos (Hebrews 2:11-12; Psalm 22:22). Ephesians 1:3-5, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places in Christ [which is the present Truth, your place of blessing in the anointed Word when you recognize your day and its Message (Ephesians 2:6; I Peter 1:12; I John 1:7)]: even as He chose us IN Him before the world was founded, [that gives an ETERNAL quality to the elect], to be holy and blameless in His Presence. In love He predestinated us in Jesus Christ to be His Sons according to the threefold purpose of His will".
God is One Spirit (John 4:24), not two Spirits and one Man; and when He created man we were Attributes of His Spirit (Proverbs 23:7), male and female Attributes of the Logos, which was the beginning of God creating Himself part of creation (not a second or third person John 1:1-3; Revelation 3:14), and out of the Logos He made the first man, Adam, which was His last creation. Woman is not a separate creation of God but a continuation and byproduct of man (Genesis 5:2; I Corinthians 11:1-16). If you are an Attribute of the Logos you are eternal Spirit and Life (John 6:63). "God is infinite in His abilities so therefore He as God must be omniscient. If He is omniscient, then He is not now learning, nor is He taking counsel even with Himself, nor is He at any time adding to His knowledge. If He can add to His knowledge, then He is not omniscient. The best we could say is that sometime He will be. But that is not Scriptural. He IS omniscient. He has never had a new thought about anything because all His thoughts He has always had and always will have, and He knows the end from the beginning because He is God. THUS THE THOUGHTS OF GOD ARE ETERNAL. THEY ARE REAL. They are not simply like a man with a blueprint he has drawn up and which one day will be translated into substance and form, but they are already real and eternal, and part of God" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 149:3).
When God created man and woman in His great thinking, Christ's Bride was in His thoughts. As angels or theophanies we were Spirit then. Romans 8:29-33, "Those whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, in order that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. And those He predestinated, He also called: and those whom He called, He also justified: and whom He justified, He also glorified [before the first atom was manifest]. What shall we conclude? If God is for us, who is against us [but the Devil and his children]? He who did not spare even His own Son but delivered Him up for us all, will He not also favour us with everything along with Him? Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies".
In Genesis 1:27-28, "God created (Heb. bara out of nothing) man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; [not "a" man, but all of Adam's race] male and female. And God blessed them [after their creation], and said, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth [when you are made flesh], and subdue it [in the millennium where there will be no further "multiplying"]: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth." Since we were created in His image, we were spirit, theophanies like the Logos which had not yet become flesh. He visualized us in dominion over the birds of the air, the fishes in the sea, and the beasts of the field, and He said to the Logos in which we were Attributesa part of Him "without beginning of time nor end of life"accounted justified, redeemed and glorified, "Let us make (Heb. asah: fashion from existing material) man in our image," to transform us from Spirit in thought to physical, material beings here on earth to be tempted and tested by sin that we may overcome and thereby prove we are His Attributes and worthy to be redeemed and placed as His Sons.
Romans 8:15-19, "You have received no spirit that would re-enslave you to fear [of death]; but you have received the Sonship by which we cry, "Abba, Father"! This Spirit bears witness with our spirits that we are God's children: and if children, then heirs too; God's heirs, and joint-heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with Him, that we may also enjoy glory together. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation eagerly awaits the manifestation of the Sons of God [with the 'third pull']".
Death holds no fear for those who are saints, we reverence God for "the angel of the Lord, our celestial body, encamps about those who fear Him, and delivers them" (Psalm 34:7). Death is a door of escape, a reprieve leading the PART-Word saints from this evil age to their theophany body. Brother Branham said, "I seen those people, so help me, in that body, and handled them with my hands" (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 387:2). But without us they cannot be perfected in their resurrection bodies, and the whole of creation has been groaning and travailing since the fall, waiting for the manifestation of the sons of GodChrist's end-time Bride who will not see death in the flesh.
After the foundation of the world and after God had called His "creation" (Heb. bara out of nothing) to be "made" (Heb. asah: fashion from existing material), there was still no physical man or beast or vegetation. Genesis 2:4-9, 18-20, "Here is a summary of the events in "creating" (Heb. bara out of nothing) the heavens and earth when the Lord God "made" them (Heb. asah: from existing material), when as yet no plant of the field nor any herb had sprung up: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain, and there was no man to till the ground. But a mist went up from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. And the Lord God (Heb. yatsar squeezed into shape or) formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of lives; and man became a living, breathing physical being . . . And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east [Egypt]; where He put the man He had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God caused to sprout every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of Life [Christ] in the center of the garden, and also [Lucifer] the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil [which were not vegetation and did not spring from the ground]. . . And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make (Heb. asah: from existing material) him a suitable helper. Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every fowl of the air; and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them: and whatever he called every living creature that was their name. So Adam gave names to all domestic animals, and to the fowl of the air, and to all the wild beasts; but for Adam himself there was found no suitable helper".
Before time and the material world came into existence God created all men and women in His image which is a theophany. In theophany He fellowshipped with Adam and Eve; and when Moses saw Him He looked like the back of a man. That same theophany was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld Him, the only begotten of the Father. Being omniscient God knew how each would exercise his free moral agency and determine his own destiny in this life, thereby He foreknew who would be elect, who would be "saved," and who would be lost. He sees the angels or theophanies of the elect in their glorified condition and the non-elect as "fallen angels . . . which did not maintain their original state of holiness but abandoned their dwelling in Light, and are imprisoned in darkness pending the White Throne judgment" (Jude 6). He next called for his creation to be made in and of a material world, then formed Adam's physical being in the image of animal as His last act of creation. Many years later, God put Adam to sleep and fashioned Eve as a byproduct from Adam's flesh and bone; until then she was a theophany in His great thinking.
Genesis 5:1-2, "This is Adam's genealogical register. When God created [all] of Adam's race, both male and female, we were [theophanies] in His likeness, and He blessed and called us man at the time of our creation [in His mind]. And Adam [the first man formed as a material being] lived a hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image [mortal flesh and blood]; and called his name Seth." Adam lived alone for well over a century as the Lord God created and brought the animals to him, as lord of this earth, to name. Eve was in Adam from the day He was formed; she became a continuation of the same creation when God took her from his side and formed her in the image of man for the glory of man, then reunited them in holy wedlock.
Likewise, Christ's Bride was always in the Logos and when the Logos was made flesh we were in Christ. When He was put to sleep on Calvary we were taken from His side in the form of the Holy Spirit and returned to His theophany while His body rested in the tomb and went to the place of the departed souls and preached to those who had crossed the line from mercy to justice. Like Eve, Christ's Bride is a continuation of the same creation as her Husband. His mystic Body grew through the Gentile dispensation as Word was added to Word, changing us from glory to glory: "like mirrors we reflect the glory of the Lord as His Spirit working within changes us to the same image from glory to glory [restoring us to our theophany bodies that are created in the image of God]" (II Corinthians 3:18). Our Capstone revelation of this Message is sealing the whole Body "in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood [in the image of God] to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ" (Ephesians 4:13).
Through His threefold plan of redemption you are returning back to the image of God, to manifest your glorified selfthe real you He sees and foreknew, that you may share glory with Jesus in oneness with God throughout eternity (John 17:5, 21-22). We may liken this threefold manifestation as a "film positive" representing God's creative thought and foreknowledge; the spoken Word and its manifestation here on earth to fulfill the "present Truth" of that "film positive," and your return to God as the manifested glorified reality of His "eternal snapshot." John 6:37-40, "All the Father has given Me . . . will come to Me . . . and I will raise him up again at the last day".
So long as man was in the image of God in the theophanies of His great thinking, he was innocent. However, he bypasses his theophany and is born here in flesh to be tempted by sin. Once formed in the image of beasts he fell to the lust of his five fleshly senses. Then God came down and took the image of man upon Himself in Jesus Christ to suffer in the flesh as man and overcome Satan and the world as our kinsman Redeemer (I Timothy 3:16; I John 1:1-3). He did not come in the form of angels but in the flesh and blood of Abraham's seed that He might be seen and touched (Hebrews 2:14-18; Romans 4:25). I Corinthians 5:19, "God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them; and has committed to us the Word of reconciliation".
The first Adam (Genesis 2:7) is the theophany (Genesis 1:27-28) manifest in five senses of sight, touch, taste, hearing, and smell. II Corinthians 5:1-2, "We know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven." Sometimes when a saint is dying, as his mortal veil begins to fade, he sees and hears the theophanies of sainted friends who have gone before, waiting for the whole Body to be complete so that they can return to put on glorified flesh.
As Paul was caught up into his theophany in the third heaven, which is a paradise beneath the altar of incense attached to the Holy of Holies where the Lord is and equivalent to the Sixth Dimension where the elect are waiting for the last saint to be baptized into Christ so that they may return to earth to resurrect their glorified bodies. John was caught up from the Isle of Patmos into the Day of the Lord which follows the close of our dispensation, and Brother Branham was caught up into his theophany "beyond the curtain of time" where he met his converts in the glorified appearance of their theophanies. Each of the saints was in the prime of youth, never to grow old, or experience sickness and sorrow.
Brother Branham said, "Now since each of these Messages [of Revelation 2 3] is directed to the 'angel'(human messenger) a very great responsibility as well as a wonderful privilege is his lot. To these men God makes special promises, as in the case of the twelve apostles sitting on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Then, remember Paul was given a special promise: that of presenting the people of the Bride in his day to Jesus, II Corinthians 11:2, "For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy; for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ".
So will it be with every messenger who has been faithful to the Word of his hour and his Age. It will be so in the last day. It will be the same special reward that was given to Paul. I think most of you remember how I said I had always been afraid to die lest I should meet the Lord and He should not be pleased with me as I had failed Him so many times. Well, I had been thinking of that one morning as I lay in bed and suddenly I was caught up in a most peculiar vision. I say it was peculiar for I have had thousands of visions and not once did I seem to leave my body. But there I was caught up; and I looked back to see my wife, and I saw my body lying there beside her. Then I found myself in the most beautiful place I have ever seen. It was a paradise. I saw throngs of the most beautiful and happiest people I have ever seen. They all looked so youngabout 18 to 21 years of age. There was not a gray hair or a wrinkle or any deformity amongst them. The young women all had hair down to their waists, and the young men were so handsome and strong. Oh, how they welcomed me. They hugged me and called me their darling brother, and kept telling me how glad they were to see me. As I wondered who all those folks were, one beside me said, "They are your people".
I was so astonished I asked, "Are all these Branhams?"
He said, "No, they are your converts." He then pointed to one lady and said, "See that young lady that you were admiring a moment ago. She was 90 years old when you won her to the Lord."
I said, "Oh my, and to think this is what I was afraid of."
The man said, "We are resting here while waiting for the Coming of the Lord."
I replied, "I want to see Him."
He said, "You can't see Him just yet; but He is coming soon, and when He does He will come to you first, and you will be judged according to the Gospel you have preached, and we will be your subjects. [Then we go back to earth and take up bodies; then we eat. We don't eat here, neither do we sleep"].
I said, "Do you mean I am responsible for all these?"
He said, "Everyone. You were born a leader."
I asked him, "Will everyone be responsible? What about Saint Paul?"
He answered me, "He will be responsible for his day."
"Well," I said, "I've preached the same Gospel that Paul preached." And multitude cried, "We're resting on that."
I can see that God is going to give a special reward to His messengers who have faithfully discharged the responsibility He has placed upon them. If they have received the revelation of the Word for that Age and faithfully preached in their day, and lived what they preached, they will receive a great reward" (ibid, p. 209:2 210:8).
The close of the Gentile dispensation will be signaled by Israel's Seventh Trump which we will recognize by the sinking of Los Angeles and an immense section of earth's crust. After three days the theophanies of the PART-Word saints will come to earth for their resurrection bodies, raising Church Age by Church Age preceded by the apostolic saints, for "the dead in Christ will rise first" while "we who are alive and remain" become a hunted and persecuted little group manifesting by the 'third pull' that we are the Sons of God to build faith for translation grace so that after the resurrection we can change in the atoms without death and "be caught up with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air."
Brother Branham said, "They're going to find out someday that they're not seeing a hundred and fifty million years of light space either; they're going right around in a circle. That's exactly. You're going to find out one of these days that when you go to heaven, you don't fly off somewhere else; you're still right here too, just in another dimension faster than this. Right through this room's coming color. Every color shirt, dress, whatever you got on is eternal, laying right on records, going around and around the world. Every time you bat your eyes, it's right on record. Watch, television will prove that. . .
"You see these little pockets going through the air they call "saucers," so forth. . . "Hear how these people come up missing?" you say. Don't hear from them; they're standing there, and they're not there. That's the way the rapture's going to be. One of them would drop right down, and this terrestrial body will take on a celestial body. And they'll be hide, hair, or bones left. It'll be transformed in a moment of time, dropping right out of space and taking that home. . . We see all this going on now, and the Pentagon wondering about these lights, and mystic lights, and everything they're seeing in the sky. You seen they had one here in the paper at Jeffersonville this week and so forth, a mystic light saw. Oh, they don't know what that is. But listen, little children, it's going to pick you up one of these days (See, see?); don't worry" (Christ is Revealed in His Own Word, p.14:63, 68; I Corinthians 15:40). nl662.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.