Bible Believers' Newsletter 693
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We appreciate your fellowship around God's unchanging Word and thank those who have emailed or written to the Iranian government in behalf of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, and those who have written words of encouragement to Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani (Lakan Prison, Rasht, Islamic Republic of Iran). Please continue to pray for Brother Youcef and other Christian Brethren incarcerated in Iran for the faith of Jesus Christ.
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
Environment Regulators aware of Understated Seismic Risks to Nuclear Plants
March 18, 2011 Nearly six years before an earthquake ravaged Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, US regulators came to a sobering realization: seismic risks to nuclear plants in the eastern two-thirds of the country were greater than had been suspected, and engineers might have to rethink reactor designs. What are the risks of an earthquake beneath a reactor near you? This image combines a 2006 map by the United States Geological Survey showing varying seismic hazards across the US with locations of nuclear reactors. Reactors in black are active; reactors in blue are proposed sites for the new model known as the AP1000. Probability of strong shaking increases from very low (white), to moderate (blue, green, and yellow), to high (orange, pink, and red).
Thus began a little-noticed risk assessment process with far-reaching implications despite its innocuous-sounding name: Generic Issue 199. The process, which was supposed to have been finished nearly a year ago, is still under way. It is unclear when it will be completed. GI-199, as it is known, was triggered by new geophysical data and computer models showing that, as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission put it in an August 2010 summary document, "estimates of the potential for earthquake hazards for some nuclear power plants in the Central and Eastern United States may be larger than previous estimates" . . . Full story: iwatchnews.org
The New Era of 'All Natural' False Flag Disasters
June 30, 2011 On 9/11 the premise for explaining the dramatic ritual that unfolded before the world was that steel structures can collapse into dust from jet fuel fires. Never before has a steel structure collapsed from any kind of fire nor has one since, yet that day 3 huge buildings dropped like rocks into their own footprintsone, Building 7 that didn't come down till the afternoon, did so even without jet fuel. . .
Nuclear reactors have never before been destroyed (or triggered) into a mega crisis by floods. Now we have several incidents under way in Japan, with a threat to two more in Nebraska right on their heels. . . .
BTW, you say the tsunami was an exception? Why was their back up generator put in the basement? Why are there so many questions surrounding faulty construction, strange equipment malfunctions and explosions at the reactors? . . . Yet the world believes it was "all natural". . . despite the strangeness, non sequiturs and news blackout.
Now go on to explain why the US Army Corps of Engineers with all their resources deliberately flood massive areas near these Nebraska nuclear facilities, but don't have enough foresight to protect one simple compound housing a massive nuclear arsenal? . . . never mind the problems incurred at the Cooper reactor downriver in Iowa? Oh, they put up a rubber berm balloon, but oops, there was an "accident".
Now let's go to Los Alamos. The area has been hit by wildfires before, yet they've kept the largest stockpile of nukes in the country sitting next to the rest of their nuclear research facilities. And in . . . canvas buildings!
Put reactors in the way of hazards, irradiate people for "safety", produce junk food, bad drugs, GMO crops and poison the air and water. . . and what do you know? Sick and dying people. "Guess this crippled country will be ready to join the new world order after all, eh Mr. Rothschild?" . . . Full story: beforeitsnews.com
Mormon Leaders accused of Billion Dollar Gold Theft
June 22, 2011 It seems that Robert Vincent de Oliverri, the Rothschild-Mormon convert, wanted to transfer 1,000 metric tons of gold from Geneva Switzerland to Iron Mountain in New York. . . the Granite Mountain Vaults owned by the Mormon Church. Thousands of metric tons of gold, sitting in the vaults of the Mormon Church . . .
Full story: moneyteachers.org
Vaccines as 'Cluster Bombs'
June 28, 2011 Vaccines are not and never have been effective at preventing disease, instead they cause diseasealways have. . . Sometimes slow and sometimes faster (subject to differences of individual's systems), but they do no good to anyone, except the pharmaceuticals ($$$$) and those with a devilish plan to harm and destroy humanity!
Full story: coto2.wordpress.com
Instability in Israel sparks Growing Exodus from Promised Land
June 25, 2011 Every year more Jews leave Israel for Europe and the United States than the other way around. One in five Soviet Jews has already returned home. . . due to security fears, growing numbers of Israelis want to leave, opting for EU or American citizenship to meet their expectations of a promised land. . . In the last decade, some 50,000 Israelis have applied for EU citizenship. A quarter of a million already have a second passport. It is unlikely that any other country in the world has such a large percentage of new immigrants preparing to leave. . . Full story: salem-news.com
Comment: There will be an exodus of self-styled Jews FROM Israel at the end of the Gentile dispensation, and an influx of genuine blood Israelites returning for their redemption.
Draft Law requiring Palestinians to pay for Their Own Home Demolitions
June 29, 2011 A Committee of the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) passed a first draft of a law that will require that Palestinians whose homes are destroyed by Israeli forces pay the Israeli government for the demolition costs. . . Since 1967, Israeli forces have demolished 24,813 Palestinian homes. 90% of these homes were destroyed for 'administrative' reasonsbecause they either lacked a permit or were in an area designated for expansion by the Israeli military. No permits have been issued by Israeli authorities for Palestinian construction in the Occupied Territories since 1967. The remaining 10% of the demolitions have been 'punitive' demolitions of the homes of Palestinians accused of attacking Israel, or of their families' homes.
In the first five months of 2011, Israeli forces demolished more Palestinian homes than in the entire year of 2010, rendering homeless 706 Palestinians, including 341 minors. . . Full story: imemc.org
Making the World safe for Hypocrisy
June 30, 2011 The history of the United States has been one of territorial and economic expansionism, with the benefits going mostly to the US business class in the form of growing investments and markets, access to rich natural resources and cheap labor, and the accumulation of enormous profits. [Like British subjects] The American people have had to pay the costs of empire, supporting a huge military establishment with their taxes, while suffering the loss of jobs, the neglect of domestic services, and the loss of tens of thousands of American lives in overseas military ventures.
The greatest costs, of course, have been borne by the peoples of the Third World who have endured poverty, pillage, disease, dispossession, exploitation, illiteracy, and the widespread destruction of their lands, cultures, and lives. As a relative latecomer to the practice of colonialism, the US could not match the older European powers in the acquisition of overseas territories. But the United States was the earliest and most consummate practitioner of neoimperialism or neocolonialism, the process of dominating the politico-economic life of a nation without benefit of direct possession.
Almost half a century before the British thought to give a colonized land its nominal independence, as in Indiawhile continuing to exploit its labor and resources, and dominate its markets and tradethe United States had perfected this practice in Cuba and elsewhere. In places like the Philippines, Haiti, and Nicaragua, and when dealing with Native American nations, US imperialism proved itself as brutal as the French in Indochina, the Belgians in the Congo, the Spaniards in South America, the Portuguese in Angola, the Italians in Libya, the Germans in Southwest Africa, and the British almost everywhere else. Not long ago, US military forces delivered a destruction upon Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia that surpassed anything perpetuated by the older colonizers. And today, the US counterinsurgency apparatus and surrogate security forces in Latin America and elsewhere sustain a system of political assassination, torture, and repression unequaled in technological sophistication and ruthlessness.
All this is common knowledge to progressive critics of US policy, but most Americans would be astonished to hear of it. They have been taught that, unlike other nations, their country has escaped the sins of empire and has been a champion of peace and justice among nations. This enormous gap between what the United States does in the world and what Americans think their nation is doing is one of the great propaganda accomplishments of the dominant political mythology.
It should be noted, though, that despite the endless propaganda barrage emanating from official sources and the corporate-owned major media, large sectors of the public have throughout US history displayed an anti-interventionist sentiment, an unwillingness to commit US troops to overseas actionsa sentiment facilely labeled "isolationism" by the interventionists. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: The US is merely a tool in the hands of the international banksters of the City of London.
Punishing Pakistan and Challenging China
June 30, 2011 It would seem, then, that the true cause of chaos, destabilization, and war in Pakistan is not the Orientalist perspective of Pakistanis being the 'Other': barbaric, backwards, violent and self-destructive, in need of 'intervention' to right their own wrongs. Following along the same lines as the dismantling of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, the destabilization of Pakistan is aimed at wider strategic objectives for the Western imperial powers: namely, the isolation of China. While Pakistan has long been a staunch US puppet regime, in the wider geopolitical context of a global rivalry between the United States and China for control of the world's resources and strategic positions, Pakistan may be sacrificed upon the altar of empire. The potential result of this strategy, in a country exceeding 180 million people, armed with nuclear weapons, and in the center of one of the most tumultuous regions in the world, may be cataclysmic, perhaps even resulting in a war between the 'great powers.' The only way to help prevent such a potential scenario would be to analyze the strategy further, and expose it to a much wider audience, thus initiating a wider public discussion on the issue. As long as the public discourse on Pakistan is framed as an issue of "terrorism" and the "War on Terror" alone, this strategic nightmare will continue forward.
As the saying goes, "In war, truth is the first casualty."
But so too then, can war be the casualty of Truth. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Corinthians, Book of Correction
I Corinthians 13:8-10, "Charity never fails. As for prophesyings, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will lose its meaning. For our knowledge is fragmentary, and so is our prophesying. But when that which is perfect and complete has come, that which is imperfect will be done away".
The church in Laodicea at the end of the Gentile dispensation is like the Church in Corinth at the beginning of the Gentile dispensationsensual and sensational"for the time has come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but gather teachers who will tickle their ears [so that they are] ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth." The ten senses of our perishing flesh and mortal spiritsee, hear, taste, touch and smell, and conscience, reasoning, memory, imagination and affectionhave been given to enable us to contact this material world, but there is another sense in our soul that governs the worldly senses and determines our eternal destiny, and that is faith, or doubt. Today as in Corinth, we find the gifts of the Spirit in common operation are out of order and contrary to God's Word because they are without the Spirit. And in the circle of this Message we find ministers and Brethren following a man by the Supernatural manifestation of his historic ministry and the letter of his Message, memorizing and reciting quotations without the Spirit to generate faith by understanding what it means.
Paul's objective was to encourage the believers to establish themselves in Christ by a clear understanding of the shadows and types embedded in the written Word of the Old Testament so that they could recognize the Scriptures that were already fulfilled and the promises God would fulfill in their day to ensure that they would not be deluded into impersonating the Word for a day gone by, but recognize their day and its Message, and see that part of the Word living through them. The purpose of Brother Branham's Message likewise is to open our understanding of the Holy Bible and acquaint us with the One He introduced: Jesus Christ the perfect and complete Word, that we might identify our place in the Body, which is the intelligence, and not impersonate the arms, legs or even the tongue of a bygone Age. Since the fullness of the Word is present now, "the mystery of God is finished" and the temporal gifts that were sent to encourage and edify the Church Age saints whilst the Book was sealed are largely "done away." Now we can be taught understanding in our own tongue and communicate our faith in the vernacular, "If a trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for the battle" (I Corinthians 14:8)?
Like Paul, Brother Branham was a seer and as the angel to the seventh Church Age, the "shout" of his Message caught us up into heaven in the Spirit, to "see things that must take place hereafter" (Revelation 4:1). His Message lifted us above the emotion of denominational worship, beyond the rhythm of the music, clapping of hands and Pentecostal joy, into the rapture. Yet our feet are planted firmly on terra firma; it's a mystery denominational teaching cannot fathom.
The exercise of the gifts of the Spirit have diminished since the Coming of the fullness of the Word terminated Christ's mediation for ignorance, and Brother Branham said: "So all these little things of jumping up-and-down like a kid, trying to talk in tongues, and all these other things, "when that which is perfect. . ." And we do have today, by God's help, the perfect interpretation of the Word with Divine vindication. "Then that which is in part is done away with. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child; but when I become a man, I put away childish things." Amen" (COD, p. 1005:57).
None of those gifts was an evidence people were even "saved," let alone born-again. Satan can impersonate all of the gifts of the Spirit, but he can't match the Word. Paul said a man can have all of the gifts without the Spirit, and be lost. The evidence of the new birth is righteousness: the Token of the Life of Christ on display that "all men may recognize the present Truth so obviously written in you, not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of your heart" (Romans 4:5-7; II Corinthians 3:2-3).
Chastisement is for correction, not punishment, "For the Lord disciplines those He loves and chastises every son He receives. You must endure for the sake of correction; God is treating you as a Son. For what son is he whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, such as all sons share, then are you bastards, and not sons. . . Of course no discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful: nevertheless afterwards it yields a quiet growth in grace and character, the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who are trained therein" (Hebrews 12:6-9, 11).
No true believer is any stronger and spiritually healthy and alive than his knowledge of and adherence to the pure Word of God, as seen by multitudes of examples in the Old Testament. God spoke through the prophet Hosea: "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge [which is ignorance]: because you have rejected understanding, I will also reject you." A clear understanding of our day and its Message is the faith by which Christians live (Matthew 4:4; John 6:31-51).
Life-giving faith is our certainty; having seen the unseen "things that are to be" brings the conviction that gives us confidence to walk by faith rather than sight . . . if we receive correction.
In I Corinthians 10 Paul reminds us that of the two million souls who followed Moses in the first exodus, only two of the adults, Joshua and Caleb, lived to enter the Promised Land, "yet all were baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; and all ate the same spiritual meat, and drank the same spiritual drink of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ." Only one in a million professed believers among the adult men were genuine believers; the rest were idolaters, and many were fornicators. These transgressions were exposed in the Church at Corinth and abound in our wicked and adulterous generation. Paul said, "These things happened to them as a lesson for us, but they were recorded for our instruction since we are the generation of the second exodus out of bondage under the Law to liberty in the Promise of Christ. Therefore let this be a warning to anyone who is confident that he stands firm, lest he too fall into sin. But remember this; no temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not allow you to be tempted beyond your strength, but at the time of the temptation He will provide a way of escape, so that you may be able to endure it".
We are in the third exodus, called out of the world church system of Rome and her harlot (once) Protestant daughter churches; unlike the Israelites who had Moses and their high priest as the Church Age saints Christ in the office of Son of God, we have no mediator for ignorance. We can be baptized in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, attend Church, never miss a service and tithe, yet be worshiping in vain, and lost. What matters is who is in the inside of the inside of the person represented in the above diagram; is it Jesus Christ, or the spirit of this world that is in control? "For God makes His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust" (Matthew 5:45). Wheat and tares have been planted in same country, town and street; they live by the same sun and rain, grow together in the same school, join the same Boy Scout troop and attend Sunday school togetherso alike they would almost deceive the elect, if that were possibleindistinguishable until they mature and bear the fruit of the seed planted in their soul.
We live in the harvest time wherein both the wheat and tares are ripening under the Sun, waiting for the latter or harvest rain of the Spirit of God to sweep the world and bring them to manifestation. So you see the Israelites who followed Moses out of Egypt in the first exodus were a shadow and type of the wise and foolish virgin called out of the world church system by Brother Branham's Message. Like Israel most are perishing in the desert of the "letter" he spoke without the rain or genuine baptism of the Holy Spirit to quicken their understanding to what he meant. The Lord said, "Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into My barn" (Matthew 13:30).
Today the Holy Spirit is "poured out upon all flesh" (Joel 2:28) binding the tares together in the World Council of Churches ready for burning by speaking with other tongues without the Spirit in oxy-moronic ecumenical inter-faith movements; by miscegenation sponsored by multiculturalism which is accursed of God from Genesis to Revelation, and homosexuality, the other great sin prophesied for this day (Matthew 24:37; Genesis 6:1-4). While within the circle of this Message there are believers, make-believers, and unbelievers. There is the wise virgin, God's elect who are baptized into Christ, and there is the foolish virgin who are justified and sanctified and will be martyred during the tribulation by the false church then granted into eternal Life at the White Throne Judgment, then there is the Judas crowd.
Following Bible types there must be a trusted man, a Judas, in the circle of this Message. Moses had his Dathan and Korah, and Jesus his man of Iscariot. Just thinkall of your good works printing and distributing the Message, crossing sea and land like the scribes and Pharisees to make one proselyte, and when he is made, you make him twofold more the child of hell than yourself, parroting vain repetitions of what "the Prophet said," not understanding what he meant (II Timothy 3:7). I have seen this wasted expenditure of energy and the often sacrificial gifts of well-intentioned people who love the Lord within denominational and Message circles. Cradle to grave religious organizations compass sea and land making proselytes to genuine moves of the Spirit that were fulfilled centuries ago, and they know it not. But as Brother Branham would say, "the pot can't call the kettle black" because within the circle of this Message we find Satan shrewdly raising up self-perpetuating organizations to build and bind followers to the "letter" the Prophet's sayings and to the phenomena of his first and second 'pulls,' squandering the gifts of believers to harvest tares and convert the physical Serpent's seed, yet shunning to introduce Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming, they themselves reject.
A prophet is a sign of impending judgment upon sin (Amos 3:6-8). Before God can do anything of great moment He always shows a sign in the heavens and sends a prophet with warning and a way of escape (Amos 3:7; Psalm 19). Yet a prophet cannot introduce himself as such, for God is His witness and his Words are the Voice of God Who vindicates His Word and the prophet's office by signs that will be recognized by believers. And if he is a covenant prophet like Moses, Jeremiah, John the Baptist, Jesus Christ or William Branham, his life and work will confirm those promises (John 5:39).
God does everything in threes and He never changes His ways. He has revealed Himself to His children in three major offices or dispensation claims. As the Father He was above His people, as the Son He was with His people, and today as the Holy Spirit He is in His people. There are three Comings of Christ. His first Coming was to redeem His Bride on Calvary, His second Coming is to unite with and receive His Bride in the rapture, His third Coming will be to reign on Earth with His Bride for a thousand years of peace. There are three exoduses. In the first exodus God called Israel out of Egypt, in the second Exodus He called the Church out of Israel, now in the third exodus he is calling a Bride out of the Church.
There were three witnesses to your natural birth. First the water breaks, second the blood, and third you draw breath to receive a spirit of mortal life and become a living soul. There are also three witnesses to your Spiritual birthjustification by grace through faith and baptism in water as a public testimony confirming that faith is real, sanctification by the Blood, and the baptism with the Holy Spirit (I John 5:1-8). All three stages are essential for a live birth.
Every true sign of God is followed by the Voice of God. You must prove by the written Word that it is His Voice promised for this day, and not the Word for a day gone by. If a sign declares the same old theology to which you've been accustomed over the years, or if a message in tongues with interpretation says for instance, "God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting Life," you know that sign or message was not from God. As it is already written in the common tongue, why then would He anoint somebody to declare it in an unknown tongue? God's signs are to edify His people and point them to something new and unknown like a further unfolding of His Word, or to warn them of danger.
The Lord gave Moses three signs. Exodus 4:2-9, "The Lord said to Moses, What is that in your hand? And he said a rod. God said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a snake; and Moses fled from before it. And the Lord said to Moses, Put forth your hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand: that they may believe that the Lord God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you. Again the Lord said put your hand into your bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom; and when he took it out, his hand was leprous as white as snow. Then God said, Put your hand back into your bosom; and when he took it out, behold, it was restored like the rest of his flesh. The Lord said it shall come to pass, if they will not believe you, nor mind the voice of the first sign, they will believe the voice of the latter sign. However, should they not believe these two signs or heed your voice, you shall take some of the river water, and pour it onto dry land; and the water which you take from the river shall become blood upon the dry ground".
God's judgment was in the stretching forth of the rod, but before that rod could be handled in judgment Moses had to have conviction and confidence in God's spoken Word, and his heart cleansed from unbelief. His conviction was confirmed by his obedience in casting down his rod then picking it up by the tail after it had become a snake; the conviction of his faith transformed it back into a rod, which gave him confidence.
When Moses placed his hand in his bosom over his heart and removed it in a leprous state that indicated he was a sinner by nature like you and I and every man born of woman through human conception. On account of the original sin we are all born in sin, conceived in iniquity, and come into the world speaking lies. Then when he returned his hand into his bosom and withdrew it again, it was restored whole as his other flesh, showing God had cleansed his heart from sin. He had to have a holy heart and holy hands before he could wave the rod in judgment before the Israelites and pharaoh. And before a man stands behind the pulpit to deliver the Word of God he must be born-again, yet few are.
Moses did these signs in the sight of Israel, and they believed. However when he demonstrated his first sign to pharaoh, his magicians impersonated it as today the make-believer and unbeliever impersonate church membership and the Spiritual gifts of the genuine believer.
God told Moses to present himself before pharaoh again the following morning when he bathes in the river, and tell him, "The Lord God of the Hebrews has sent me, saying, Let My people go, that they may serve Me in the wilderness: but you would not hear. Thus saith the Lord in this you will know that I am the Lord: I will smite the waters of the river with the rod that is in my hand, and they shall be turned to blood. And the fish in the river shall die, and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians shall loathe to drink of the water of the river. And the Lord said to Moses, Tell Aaron, Take my rod, and stretch out your hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, their rivers, and their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone. And Moses and Aaron did as the Lord commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters in the river were turned to blood. And the fish in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt. And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, neither did he hearken to them; as the Lord had foretold".
The voice of this third sign signified death, and the military might of the Egyptian superpower would drown in the Red Sea. Brother Branham has shown that as God gave Moses three signs, all great ministries have three 'pulls.' Jesus told Peter and his brother Andrew, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." Thus in an analogy of fly fishing God explained to Brother Branham how his ministry would consist of three 'pulls.' His First Pull would attract the attention of the little fish but he would keep the lure just beyond their reach so their activity would attract the attention of the larger fish. His Second Pull would keep the lure just beyond their reach, and they would attract the attention of a very special fish. His Third Pull would catch this "rainbow trout," or elect of God. Jesus confirmed this objective in His parables.
Luke 14:16-24, "A certain man gave a great supper, and bade many, sending his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all with one accord began to make excuse. The first said to him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it: I ask you to have me excused."
"Another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them: I ask you to have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come."
God's First Pull was calling Israel to receive Messiah. It was their invitation to the Wedding Supper of the Lamb.
"So that servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind."
"And the servant said, Lord, it is done as you have commanded, and still there is room."
His Second Pull was to the poor, the maimed, the halt and the blind, represented in the healing ministry of our Lord Jesus.
"Then the lord said to the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say unto you, that none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper".
God's Third Pull was Jesus' condemnation of the Judahites which spelled Jerusalem's doom (Matthew 23:37-39; 24:15-22), then His Voice called to "compel whomsoever will, be they Hebrew or Gentile, bond or free, male or femaleAll things are ready. Come to the Feast." So today this parable applies to the whole of Adam's race, and the church which has been invited to the Spiritual Pentecostal feast of firstfruits is so involved with worldly affairs it is declining the invitation and will enter the tribulation.
In the days of John Hyrcanus the Hebrews were taken over by non-Semitic, anti-Semitic Edomite self-styled Jews. When the Judahites rejected Messiah they betrayed Jerusalem into the hands of Titus (Genesis 27:39-41) for judgment follows when God's mercy is spurned. Since then the Gospel has traveled from Palestine to Europe and Germany; from Germany to England and finally to America. When Germany rejected grace through faith for intellectual reasoning, the so-called "higher criticism" of Marrano Jewish-German professors, they began to question every statement in the Bible and to destroy its authority. Soon they too were taken over by Jews. John Wesley's revival preserved England for two hundred and fifty years. But when she rejected holiness, the Jews (who conquered England in 1688) began to exercise overt power, as now they rule over the United States, and England was forced to provoke and fight their wars for world hegemony.
In his Epilogue to the 1905 Edition of the Protocols, Professor Nilus shows the course of the Symbolic Snake of Judaism. Its first stage in Europe was in 429BC in Greece, where, about the time of Percales, the Snake first started eating into the power of that country. The second stage was in Rome in the time of Augustus, about 69BC. The third in Madrid in the time of Charles V, in AD1552. The fourth in Paris about 1790, in the time of Louis XVI. The fifth in London from 1814 onwards (after the downfall of Napoleon). The sixth in Berlin in 1871 after the Franco-Prussian War (when the military blueprint for World Wars I, II, and III was adopted). The seventh in St. Petersburg, over which is drawn the head of the Snake under the date of 1881. This "Snake" is now being drawn through the Americas; in the United States of America it has been identified as the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission.
Had Russia accepted the Pentecostal blessing when the Holy Ghost fell in Siberia 100 years ago they would not have been conquered by Judaeo-Communism and doomed to judgment and the tyranny of Gog and Magog. Then the United States crossed the line between mercy and judgment in 1956/7, the jubilee year of the Pentecostal Revival in Azusa Street, Los Angeles. Los Angeles is doomed to be sunk by earthquake at the close of the Gentile dispensation, and the United States is bound to the ignoble role of fulfilling the blasphemous blood curdling prophecies of Revelation 13 by uniting church and state to form an image to the beast of the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church which Jesus called a Synagogue of Satan. Now Jewry rule the United States as Israeli Prime Minister and war criminal Ariel Sharon boasted (William Branham, Is Your Life Worthy of the Gospel, p. 7:31-53).
Matthew 22:1-14 recounts and enlarges the prophecy of the parable of Luke 14:16-24, foretelling the razing of Jerusalem by Titus, and the soon-coming martyrdom of the foolish virgin. They believe the Message, but without a wedding garment of the baptism with the Holy Ghost they are not Bride but Pentecostal souls in prison mistaken for Old Testament saints who are the "guests," or friends of the bridegroom and evicted at God's 'third pull' (Matthew 25:10).
Jesus' Ministry had three pulls. His First Pull was healing the sick, which made Him a popular Man. All the synagogues wanted Him to preach and everyone seemed to believe. His Second Pull was prophesying for He was the Word foretold by the prophet Moses; He discerned the thoughts and intents of the heart, revealing the sins of the people, their priesthood and their nation, which made Him very unpopular.
These two Pulls repeated in Brother Branham's ministry to reveal Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. This was the last sign Jesus promised before the end of our dispensation (Luke 17:28-30). So long as the sick were being healed every denomination wanted Brother Branham, but when God began to discern the thoughts and intents of people's hearts, exposing personal sin and condemning organized religion he was as unwelcome as Jesus when He cried, "You Pharisees are a generation of vipers. How can you escape the damnation of hell?"
After they killed Jesus God turned to we Gentiles (Genesis 9:27; Isaiah 49:6; Zechariah 9:10; Malachi 1:11; Acts 13:46-48; Romans 11:7-25). And after Brother Branham fell asleep God turned from the church to awaken the Bride. Through our ministry Brother Branham is "riding this trail once more" as foretold (Revelation 10:8-11). After the Bride goes Home God will return to Israel by the Voice of two Hebrew prophets (Zechariah 4; 13:7c; Romans 11:26-31; Revelation 11:3-12).
Jesus' ministry continued after the crucifixion. His Third Pull was preaching to the lost. Having refused mercy they were eternally separated from the Presence of God who made them witnesses to the vindication of His Word when He raised the saints who had been captives of death, and made them captives of eternal Life (Ephesians 4:8; I Peter 3:18-20).
Jesus said, "As the Father sent Me, so send I you. The works that I do shall you do also." As His Third Pull was preaching to the lost, our Third Pull is preaching to souls imprisoned now in creeds and man-made interpretations, and know it not. Titus 3:10-11, "A man that is a heretic after the first and second admonition reject . . . is subverted, and sins, being condemned of himself".
Noah's ministry had three Pulls. First he preached salvation with warning and a way of escape, next God selected and supernaturally inspired particular animals to enter the ark shut and sealed the door. Nothing and no one could enter or depart for seven days, so Noah's Third Pull was preaching to the lost.
In the days of Lot there were three Pulls. In His First Pull God sent two messengers like Billy Graham and Oral Roberts to preach to the people in Sodom "and delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: for that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, daily vexed his righteous soul with their unlawful deeds." His Second Pull was Prophecy: discerning the thoughts and intents of Abraham and Sarah's hearts (Genesis 18:9-15).
Abraham interceded for those in Sodom and the Lord agreed to spare the five Gentile cities if He could find five righteous. Presumably Abraham had in mind Lot, his wife and daughters and their husbands, but they laughed in the face of God's messengers. In our generation the two witnesses to Sodom sought five righteous among Anglicans, Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians, Pentecostals and the other denominations in Sodom.
After the prophetic ministry of His Second Pull, God went down to Sodom and found the church women still cut their hair, wore clothes that pertain to a man, painted their faces and competed with men in the workplace. And although they had heard a denominational social gospel, the men remained sodomites. God's mercy was His Message of warning, but having rejected the Holy Spirit they no longer cared for righteousness. God could not find five righteous so His Third Pull was to the lost. There being no further mercy after the Third Pull, they were all doomed (I Timothy 5:6; II Peter 3:1-12).
Jesus prophesied the conditions of the days of Lot and Noah would repeat "in the day when the Son of man is revealed." That day is upon us. "As it was in the days of Lot" the world is in a Sodom condition, and "as it was in the days of Noah" they are eating, drinking, marrying and taking to themselves in free love any woman they choose.
Brother Branham's First Pull was a sign in his hand. On taking hold of a sick person's hand the pressure of the demon power in the disease pushing back at him caused his hand to swell to almost twice its size, making it numb. "White things ran over the top of it" by which He would discern and expose the disease and God would heal those with faith to believe. But before long impersonators rose up like Jannes and Jambres; one had a sensation in his ear, another in his nose. With no revelation of the Message they thought "let us make us a name." Brother Branham said "God won't let me tell you at this time what was really the truth, but one day you're going to find out. That was just to make their folly manifested. That wasn't right at the beginning. I'll tell you one day if the Lord permits" (Anointed Ones at the End Time, p. 32:147).
God promised Brother Branham that if he would be faithful with the First Pull, it would come to pass that he would be able to discern the thoughts and intents of people's hearts and reveal what they had done wrong in their life. That was his Second Pullthe same sign that identified the Word veiled behind the created Man in the days of Lot and the virgin-born Man of the Gospels. This discernment was unfailingly accurate, vindicating Brother Branham as a true prophet. To reject his Message is to refuse the Holy Spirit (I Corinthians 14:37).
Under the anointing one could not stand in his presence without him knowing their ailment and the sins that empowered Satan to oppress them. That Second Pull was a gift of God in his possession. However, were he to pray for you all night long, it could have no effect until you believed that God has heard his prayer; Jesus Christ has already accomplished your healing on Calvary but you can only appropriate it by God's gift of faith in your possession.
Brother Branham's Third Pull revealed the Seven Seals which introduced Jesus Christ the fullness of the Word; ended His Mediation for ignorance, and "proclaimed the day of vengeance of our God" (Isaiah 61:2). "Noah shut up, was a testimony. God shut the door after his Third Pull. After the Third Pull at Sodom, the doors were shut. There was no more mercy. Five could not be found. And the Gospel preached to the lost but they could not be saved . . . every age rejects the Message before judgment. Have they done it again? Is that the appearing of that Pillar of Fire down yonder on the river? Is that appearing alone in the Message of cutting the women, and throwing the places where it should be, and rebuking those ministers who side with the denomination instead of staying on the Word, when God's thoroughly vindicated that it's Him and not some poor ignorant unlearned thing like a man. It's God. And have we now come to the spot that the Third Pull would return again to [preach to] the eternally lost?" (Souls that are in Prison Now, p. 42:300-301).
God's prophets are a sign of impending judgment as Ezekiel represented in his own person what was to befall the people of Jerusalem and Judah. Ezekiel 24:24, "Thus Ezekiel is a sign to you; according to all that he has done you shall do: and when this comes to pass, you shall know that I am the Lord God".
Throughout Scripture God has used prophets for signs, but they are always overlooked and mocked by all but His elect (Matthew 23:33-35; Acts 7:52). Sometimes they have to endure torture. For three years Isaiah walked barefoot clad only in his underwear as a sign that a three years' calamity would befall Egypt and Ethiopia (Isaiah 20:3). Ezekiel had to lie on his left side for three hundred and ninety days and on his right side forty days, each day representing one year of the captivity of Israel and Judah respectively in punishment for their iniquity (Ezekiel 4).
When the Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus tempting Him to show them a sign from heaven, He answered, you already have a sign from heaven. "When it is evening, you look up and say, it will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning you look up and declare it will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowering. You hypocrites can discern the face of the sky; but you cannot discern the signs of the times. A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign. I am God's heavenly sign, the embodiment of prophecy being fulfilled in your sight yet you cannot see it. Therefore no sign shall be given but the sign of the prophet Jonah. And He walked away from them" (Matthew 16:1-4).
Ours is the wicked and adulterous generation that has seen Israel restored to the Promised Land (Matthew 24:34). As it was in the days of Noah, the wrath of God has accumulated in heaven. When the seventh angel's vial is poured into the air there will be another cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary for the homecoming of the Bride (Revelation 16:17-18; 18:21-24). Brother Branham said in prayer, "it's most any time that there could be something happen to this nation that's forsaken Thee, that there would be one great explosion that would take the nation completely off of the map of the worldwith threats behind it of an ungodly country that's anxious to do so. And knowing thatinstead of drawing nigh unto God, they seem to get further away. Knowing that the Book of the Revelation and all down through the Scriptures has predicted this day. . ." (A True Sign That's Overlooked, p. 6:27).
God's elect have seen the sign of the prophet Jonah again. The last sign Jesus promised before the close of our dispensation was the resurrected God-Prophet veiled behind the flesh of a sinner saved by grace, discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart "as it was in the days of Lot" (Luke 17:28-30; Genesis 18; Hebrews 4:12; 13:8). That was Brother Branham's Second Pull.
His First and Second Pulls were manifest in meetings across America and around the world, sometimes before hundreds of thousands. And although these signs of Christ's Coming were published in newspapers and magazines they are ignored or criticized and ridiculed to those who are ignorant by people who should know better. "Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled."
God does not tarry where the Spirit is unwelcome. When His people recognize their need and begin to pray for Him to fulfill His promised Word for a deliverer like Moses or the messenger of Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 10:7, God sent His prophet.
A prophet is the sign of national demise. Moses' ministry spelled the destruction of Egypt's greatness. Joshua signaled the end of Jericho. Isaiah prophesied the destruction of Israel and the defeat of the Babylonian Empire by King Cyrus. Jeremiah prophesied the end of the kingdom of Judah and the commencement of the times of the Gentiles (Jeremiah 27:6-7). Jesus Christ prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus and Judah's dispersal (Matthew 24), and Brother Branham prophesied the destruction of the USA (Revelation 18:21-24).
None of these nations recognized their day and its Message and the United States will follow her unbelieving predecessors to destruction when her bought-and-paid-for friends turn against her. Foreign aid is Communist doctrine promoted by the Judaeo-Masonic United Nations in order to destroy Christian civilization. It has succeeded. The Western nations are taxing citizens in order to finance Communism in the Third World and arming nations that will become Communist once their industries are established and the US can no longer afford to buy their loyalty.
Consider Israel. Jesus said the Jews will unite with Communist Russia which will bomb Vatican City State and the United States off the map (Revelation 17-18). The plague of the Sixth Vial is Judaeo-Communism and the Judaeo-Masonic United Nations. The Prophet said, "They're coming to the battle of Armageddon; exactly what they will do. And they're uniting for that right now. That's why we have the UN and everything we have. The Western World's uniting against the Eastern World, Communism and so forth; it's all uniting together. The churches are uniting together. Everything seems to be uniting. Uniting, uniting themselves together, we see that" (The Uniting Time and Sign p. 13:56-59, 89, 96-97; Revelation 16:12-15).
God has united His Word that has been scattered since the First Nicaea Council to restore "the faith once delivered to the saints" and call believers of every race, color and creed out from man-made teachings, and bring them to maturity in the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation (Jude 3; Ephesians 1:10; 4:13).
We live in nations gentrified by Christian ideals, not born of the Spirit of God. We confuse religion and good works with Christianity. But Christianity is not foreign aid, feeding the poor, educating their young and developing Third World economies. That is religion. Christianity is a personal experience and the revelation of the Pillar of Fire. Christianity is not for nations, but for the "one in a million" individual who is God's elect. Nations do not have souls, and all nations are destined for destruction along with their material works.
Misguided government decisions stem from religious make-believers without Spiritual discernment who confuse good will and social action with Christianity and new birth, and from treacherous politicians who serve the "Hidden Hand," not the true interest of their electors and their nation.
There are hundreds of religions, each without salvation. On Mount Carmel, Elijah had a showdown between faith and religion; a showdown between THUS SAITH THE LORD and brainwashed psychology. Famine was in the land because Elijah told Ahab, "Thus saith the Lord, there shall not be dew or rain these years, but according to my word" (I Kings 17:1).
"And the Word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, show yourself to Ahab; and I will send rain" (I Kings 18:1). So Elijah told Ahab, summons "all Israel to Mount Carmel, and the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal who eat at Jezebel's table."
"And he came to all the people, and said, How long will you falter between two opinions? if the Lord is God, follow Him: but if Baal, follow him. And the people answered him not a word."
"Then Elijah said to the people, I alone am a prophet of the Lord; but Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty men. Therefore let them give us two bulls; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on the wood, and put no fire under it: and I will prepare the other bull, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under it. Then you call on the name of your gods, and I will call on the Name of the Lord; and the God that answers by fire, He is God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken" (I Kings 18:21-24).
They prepared their altar and the sacrifice, and called on the name of Baal from morning until noon, but Baal was silent so they shouted all the louder and Elijah mocked them. I Kings 18:29-31, "Midday passed, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, but there was neither voice nor any answer. And Elijah said to all the people, come near to me. And all the people came near to him. And he repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down. And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the Word of the Lord had come, saying, Israel shall be your name".
God sent Fire from heaven and consumed the evening sacrifice, the water with which it had been drenched, and the wood and the stones and the dust.
I Kings 18:39-41, "Now when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and said, The Lord, He is God; the Lord, He is God. And Elijah said to them, seize the prophets of Baal! Do not let one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there. And Elijah said to Ahab, Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of an abundance of rain".
A showdown between denominational religion and God's unchanging Word will take place in the time of the "squeeze" following the Seventh Trump. The former or "teaching" rain of Brother Branham's ministry has restored the apostolic faith and finished the mystery of God to unite our hearts with the Word by faith in his Message (Malachi 4:5-6; Revelation 10:7-11). For the "evening sacrifice" or revelation is the morning sacrifice or apostolic faith restored (Romans 2:16; Ephesians 2:20). The four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal in one accord against Elijah's THUS SAITH THE LORD type the apostate Christian denominations now uniting together under Rome for the second crucifixion of Christ the Word introduced by Brother Branham, the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6.
At that time another Elijah and a Moses will "roll twelve stones together" or unite 12,000 elect Israelites from each tribe. As Jesus said, "God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham." This will be the time of our latter rain and Israel's former rain in the month Nisan (Zechariah 14:8; Joel 2:23; Zechariah 14:8; Matthew 27:50-54). Outside the circle of this Message there has been a famine for hearing the Word of God since the end of Laodicea, because the Holy Spirit can only give the new birth by the waters of the present Truth (Amos 8:11; I John 1:7).
One night as he was seeking the Lord, the Holy Spirit told Brother Branham to pick up his pen and write. This, in part, is what he wrote: "God has promised that at the end time Malachi 4 is going to be fulfilled. It has to be for it is the Spirit-quickened Word of God spoken by the prophet Malachi. Jesus referred to it. It is just before Christ comes the second time. By the time Jesus comes all Scripture must be fulfilled. The Gentile dispensation will be in its last Church Age when that messenger of Malachi comes. He will be right with the Word. He will take the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation. He will start at the serpent's seed and carry on to the Messenger in the latter rain. But he will be rejected by the denominations."
"He has to be for that is history repeating itself from the time of Ahab. Israel's history under Ahab is happening right here in America where the prophet of Malachi appears. As Israel left Egypt to worship in freedom, pushed out the natives, raised up a nation with great leaders like David etc., and then put an Ahab on the throne with a Jezebel behind him to direct, so have we done the very same in America. Our forefathers left for this land to worship and live in freedom. They pushed back the natives and took over the land. Mighty men like Washington and Lincoln were raised up but after awhile other men of such poor caliber succeeded these worthy men that soon an Ahab was set in the presidential chair with a Jezebel [the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church] behind him to direct him. It is at such a time as this that the messenger of Malachi must come. Then in the latter rain will come a Mount Carmel showdown. Watch this carefully now to see it in the Word. John was the forerunner of Malachi 3. He planted the former rain and was rejected by the organizations of his day. Jesus came and had a Mount Transfiguration show down. The second forerunner of Christ will sow for the latter rain. Jesus will be the showdown between the denominations and creeds, for He will come to back up His Word and take His Bride in the rapture. The first showdown was Mount Carmel; the second was the Mount Transfiguration, and the third will be Mount Zion."
"The strange behavior of Moses, Elijah, and John withdrawing from the people into seclusion left many confused. They did not realize that it was because their messages had been rejected. But the seed had been sown, the planting was over. Judgment was next. They had served their purpose as a sign to the people, so judgment was next."
"I believe according to Revelation 13:16 that the Bride will have to stop preaching for the beast is demanding the mark in the hand or forehead if permission to preach be granted. Denominations will take the mark, or be forced to quit preaching. Then the Lamb will come for His Bride and judge the great harlot" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 174:1 - 175:2).
A prophet is a forgotten sign of judgment. But remember, Christian, you are a sign of grace "known and read of all men." When Moses struck the rock it brought forth sufficient water to preserve the natural lives of two million Israelites, their flocks and herds. At Meribah the Lord told Moses to speak to the rock that it brings forth water. Numbers 20:10-12, "And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said, Hear now, you rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also. And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, Because you have not firmly trusted Me, to vindicate My holiness in the eyes of the children of Israel, you shall not lead this assembly into the land I have given them".
That Rock was Christ and "this Man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins, forever sat down at the right hand of God. . . for by one offering He has perfected forever those who are sanctified" (Hebrews 10:13-15). Moses' impassioned action spoke of the insufficiency of the Word, as if something more than Calvary, a novena, extreme unction or prayers to Mary were needed. This presaged the second crucifixion of the Son of God, not the Son of man (Hebrews 9:27), whereby Rome and her (once) Protestant daughter churches "crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh" (Hebrews 6:6). This is blasphemy, for His grace is boundless. Ephesians 3:20, "He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us." Hence the Lord is calling, "Come out of Babylon that you do not partake of her sins and receive of her plagues" (Revelation 18:4), which is the Message of the third angel of Revelation 14:9-11, who was Brother Branham.
Let us humble ourselves before the Lord and take Him at His Word by conviction that His manifest faithfulness may instill us with confidence for the greater works in the manifestation of the sons of God. Give Christ first place in your heart and forfeit everything of the world. It is your Christian virtue He respects . . . Christ in you is the hope of glory.
Look into my heart, Lord. If there be any unbelief, take it from me "and help my unbelief." Look into my heart and examine me, Lord. If there is something taking the place of Christ, take it away. If it's laziness, temper, indifference, neglect, hatred, malice, envy, strife, insufficiency, whatever it might be, take it from me. "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my Redeemer". nl693.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.