Bible Believers' Newsletter 696
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
It is a blessing to know you are reading these words, and that you will not simply browse the news articles and our study on the third of Zechariah's eight continuous visions, but that you will visit the links and check the Scriptures so that you prove all things by the Absolute of God's Word and verifiable facts. Without a clear vision we will perish.
Near enough is not good enough for God. We don't want to be like the cross-eyed denominational believers who ran into each other because one did not look where he was going, while the other did not go where he was looking.
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.
Norway Terror Attack: another Ultra Right Wing Zionist False Flag
July 24, 2011 A special police unit conducted drills or exercises near the opera house in downtown Oslo which involved the detonation of bombs in 2010exactly what caused the bloodshed a few hundred meters away on Friday. [A by passer videoed the damage. The image below shows the crater caused by the car bomb which appears to have blasted into the basement]. . . US intelligence agencies had been conducting a large-scale program of recruiting retired Norwegian policemen with the alleged purpose of conducting surveillance inside the country . . . SIMAS Surveillance Detection Units [Gladio revived?], provided a perfect vehicle for the penetration and subversion of the Norwegian police by NATO. . . Thanks to document dumps by CIA . . . subsidiary Wikileaks . . . an obvious path for using the Norwegian terror attacks as a rationale for overthrowing the current government has already been provided. Real or doctored State Department cables obligingly made available by Wikileaks portray the Norwegian government which NATO hates as a collection of bunglers and misfits, unable to take effective measures to safeguard the national security. Full story: Webster Tarpley Alex Jones
Are the CIA, MI6 and MOSSAD running this 'City of London' false flag black op? Adrian Salbuchi identifies the Zionist root behind the Oslo attack and the Jerusalem Post quotes Breivik as saying: "Jews that support multiculturalism today are as much of a threat to Israel and Zionism as they are to us . . . So let us fight together with Israel, with our Zionist brothers, against all anti-Zionists, against all cultural Marxists/multiculturalists."
Anders Behring Breivik (born 13 February, 1979) is suspected of being the perpetrator of the 2011 Norway attacks. On 22 July, 2011 he allegedly approached a Labour Party youth camp posing as a police officer, then proceeded to open fire on the 13 to 25 year old youth present. He has also been linked with the bomb blast that took place approximately two hours earlier and is now in police custody. It is claimed he wrote to anti-Muslim and Zionist blogs Gates of Vienna, Jihad Watch, and document.no run by Zionist Jew Hans Rustad under the pseudonym Fjordman, however Fjordman was in conversation on-line before, during, and after the slaughter when Breivik was imprisoned. Full story: wakeupfromyourslumber.com
According to Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg first learned of this plot against his country last Wednesday after reading a "top secret" report prepared for him by the Norwegian Intelligence Service (NIS) on the late March computer attack against Norway's top military leaders that showed them involved in a conspiracy with Britain's MI5 Security Service and the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to launch a "two-phase" attack upon Norway modeled after false-flag operations in both Australia and America in the mid-nineties.
The false-flag operations being modeled in Norway were based on the 19 April 1995 bombing attack on the Oklahoma Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building said to have been caused by a lone right-wing Christian fundamentalist who used a fertilizer bomb that killed 168, and the 28 April 1996 Port Arthur massacre in Australia (eutimes.net). [However Breivik, like Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols is not a Christian].
This a false flag attack against Norway which is prepared to support a UN resolution President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to bring before the UN in September for recognition of a Palestinian state within the borders prevailing before the 1967 war, with East Jerusalem as its capital. This was NOT a "lone gunman" massacre any more than the JFK, Fort Hood and Port Arthur shootings and the Oklahoma Bombing, which were all blamed on innocent 'patsies.' The "image to the beast" was warning Norway: "Stay in line, or else!" As it warned Australia's Stalin and "man of steel," war criminal John Howard, by having him in Washington to witness the WTC false flag black op on 9/11.
A Norwegian pension fund has divested shares from Israeli corporations, and two Israeli firms have been excluded from a €450 billion oil fund. Norway is not a member of the EU and she is withdrawing from the treacherous and cowardly invasion of Libya where her state oil company Statoil has large investments. The perfidious governments of the US, France and UK have recognized traitors of the rebel council as the "sole governmental authority" of Libya as they "transformed a squalid pack of nominally Islamic (but ideologically Marxist) pimps, dope peddlers, and black market organ smugglers into the 'legitimate' government of Kosovoa province and organic part of Serbia for centuries." Norway was warned: "Remember Japan and Kosovo? Stay in line, or you'll be next!"
Plain-speaking Jewish journalist Barry Chamish writes: "Norway is Israel's number one enemy in the West, the premier organizer of Palestinian statehood today, and the promoter of the ghastly Oslo Accords of the '90s. The disdain of Jews towards Norway was nowhere clearer to be seen as in the reports of its recent terror attacks . . . someone was fixing up his image at the last second. He had a Twitter account set up with no tweets and one literary message, and one idiotic [and altered] Facebook page . . . give us some credit for rationalityno thirty-two year old man still plays video games . . . while hunting and enjoying Machiavelli. This personality page was too violent and political to be real. . . Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store [who] heads an international aid committee for Palestine . . . told the youths that the Palestinians deserve a country of their own and that the occupation must end . . . The next generation of Israel's political enemies were gunned down, execution-style at camp. . ."
German journalist Ulrich Sahm reported on the pro-Israel Israelnetz.com website that many of the youths who survived the massacre said they thought the killer, dressed as a police officer, was simulating Israeli crimes against Palestinians in the occupied territories. They believed "the cruelty of the Israeli occupation" was being demonstrated to them (whtt.org).
Still confused? With the clear-minded prescience of 9/11 and the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, Hollywood's backers predicted Norway's false flag black op in "Captain America," a movie purveying fear to distract from the 'hidden hand' behind the scenes and to finger Zionist-manufactured Neo-Nazis and opponents of the multiculturalism (miscegenation) contagion accursed by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, replicating the original sin. Jesus Messiah prophesied "the people against whom the Lord has indignation forever" would impose this iniquity to inflame "religious and race hatreds [they] have fostered into a huge growth in the course of the past twenty centuries" with the purpose of dividing and conquering the nations for global Hegemony as Lucifer's children (Protocol 5:5; Genesis 1:11; 6:1-4; Malachi 1:4; Matthew 24:37; Revelation 18:21-24).
Mind-manipulated Breivik was used for this Satanic attack to direct "the perplexed" of all so-called "religions of the Book" into the Satanic amalgam of the Judaeo-Catholic church as per Albert Pike's Military Blueprint for Lucifer's totalitarian one world government, behind which are the enemy of God and man, I Timothy 6:10, Mr. Rothschild, Judaeo-Communism, then Armageddon as God's Holy Bible and Satan's Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion clearly define for both camps.
World War Three is to be fomented by using the differences the agentur of the Illuminati stir up between Political Zionists and the leaders of the Moslem world. The war is to be directed in such a manner that Islam (the Arab World including Mohammedanism) and Political Zionism (including the State of Israel) will destroy themselves while at the same time the remaining nations, once more divided against each other on this issue, will be forced to fight themselves into a state of complete exhaustion physically, mentally, spiritually and economically (as per Protocol 14). Can any unbiased and reasoning person deny that the intrigue now going on in the Near, Middle, and Far East is designed to accomplish this devilish purpose? After World War Three is ended, those who aspire to undisputed world domination will provoke the greatest social cataclysm the world has ever known:
"We shall unleash the Nihilists and Atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will be from that moment without compass (direction), anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view, a manifestation which will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time" (William Guy Carr, Pawns in the Game, p. xv-xvi).
This strategy is corroborated by Dr. Dennis L. Cuddy PhD. in The Power Elite's use of Wars and Crises. It is clear from this report why Brother Branham called America "the prostitute of the nations." She is the whore pimped by the enemy of God and man who has seduced Spain, Russia, Germany, France, Britain, China, the nations of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, to destruction with flatteries and lying promises of freedom, truth, democracy, and peace she herself has never known, and delivered bondage, subterfuge, dictatorship, and war. As a 'colony of the 'City of London,' she is under the "strong delusion that they too should believe the lie and be damned by not believing the Truth but have pleasure in unrighteousness" (II Thessalonians 2:11-12).
This New World Order, financed through tax-exempt foundations by banksters and ignorant US taxpayers, commenced in Russia in 1917. In an interview on Australia's taxpayer-funded propaganda network, war criminal Tony Blair was peddling a cerebral one world hybrid religion for his Judaeo-Catholic tax-exempt Faith Foundation "in partnership with a network of [faith-exempt] leading global research universities including Yale, National University of Singapore, Durham University, McGill University, Tecnologico de Monterrey, and Peking University".
Here is the short cut to the nub of the matter. Breivik is another expendable pawn, a "useful idiot" serving the objectives of the City of London "and knows it not" (Revelation 3:17). A further illustration of this subterfuge is the City's support for CIA and MI6-directed rebellions against legitimate governments throughout the Middle East to "grow democracy out of the barrel of a gun." Their objective is to enable the nationals to democratically elect their own destruction in the form of fanatical Islamic governments who can be provoked into the "hot stage" of World War III against the political Zionists. And remember, the City plans for the pope of Rome to rule the world from Jerusalem (Daniel 9:27; 11:45).
Who would Jesus bomb (Revelation 17:16; 18:8-20)?
Iran tells Christian Pastor: Recant or Face Execution
July 15, 2011 Baptist Press reported July 8: Christians in Iran were challenging news reports that Nadarkhani's death penalty had been annulled. The Christian Solidarity Worldwide human rights organization reported July 14 that the court's written verdict had been released, confirming that Nadarkhani faces execution unless he renounces his faith.
The original verdict on charges of apostasy was based on "fatwas" by Iran's most powerful religious leadersAyatollahs Khomeini, Khamenei and Makarem Shirazimeaning the Supreme Court may have been reluctant to overturn the verdict for fear of inviting controversy, CSW advocacy director Andrew Johnston said in a press statement. Following reports of the verdict, the US State Department issued a statement expressing "dismay" over the situation, according to Fox News. Human rights advocates, however, say apostasy isn't even identified as a crime under Iranian law. . . Nadarkhani was arrested in October 2009 while attempting to register his church. His arrest is believed to have been due to questioning the Muslim monopoly on the religious instruction of children in Iran. . . Full story: bpnews.net
Former French FM: Israel Controls French Intelligence
July 20, 2011 Former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas referred in a book he published entitled "Coups et blessures" (Assaults and Injuries), that "The Israelis are doing whatever they want in France, and are controlling the French Intelligence with what serves them". . .
Dumas strictly affirmed, "The Iranian atomic bomb is in my view similar to the weapons of mass destruction possessed by former Iraqi President Sadam Hussein, i.e. I don't believe in all of that. . . "The confusion in the French policies goes back to known interferences, where Israel's close presence makes all analysis suspicious". . . Dumas defended the Iranian point of view regarding the need to possess nuclear energy reactors, where its oil reserve might not last for more than sixty years. . . Full story: abna.ir
Tsunami seen from Shizugawa High School
April 17, 2011 Shot from high ground, people are initially alarmed, but soon their voices express horror as they watch their homes washing away and panicked residents running for their lives as the entire town is reduced to a huge pile of watery debris in minutes. Full story: sg.news.yahoo.com
Comment: Imagine when vengeance apprehends the perpetrators of this crime against humanity!
Col. Gaddafi sends Message to Russia, China
July 20, 2011 The Libyan symbolic leader informed members of the Security Council in his message that the alliance decided to carry out mass murder against the Libyan people by targeting their only drinking water source, where billions were invested and without it life stops in Libya. He wondered what is the relation between this factory and the protection of civilians that NATO claims it is carrying out?
The African leader said that the alliance is claiming to be protecting civilians in Libya by bombs, starvation and the hindering of life in general. He said that therefore civilians in Libya are in dire need for protection against the (NATO terrorist) alliance and he urged members of the (so-called UN security) council to bear international and moral responsibility as members of the Council, and to stop the NATO aggression against Libya which exceeded all descriptions.
The world is watching China and Russia, which both failed to prevent the abuse of the so-called international laws by the white racist former colonial powers of Britain, France, other European neo-colonialists and the imperialist USA . . .
Full story: mathaba.net. The great man made river project.
Brother Branham said: "The world is going insane".
Brother Paul wrote: German TV news featured a story on Ethiopia. The opening scenes showed lush green fields full of crops and explained that farmers export their food crops to Europe because "the Ethiopian people are too poor to pay the prices they receive for produce sold to Europe." The next story said millions in Ethiopia and Somalia are supposedly hungry in refugee camps, and Europe is donating €millions so these countries can buy food and is airlifting food. So first we BUY food from them, AND THEN give them millions so they can buy food from us. The NUTSOS are running the ASYLUM!
The Australian Federal Government will fund: two thirds of the A$13million purchase price of a 2,000 sq. mile cattle station which they propose will become one of the world's largest "carbon farms," drawing pollution from the atmosphere by selling offsets to companies that pollute. [That's NEW physics]! The conservation effort will begin with the removal of 17,000 cattle by year's end, significantly reducing emissions of methane gas. [THAT'S the trick]! The project managers will then orchestrate a campaign to weed out introduced plants that have choked the propagation of native, carbon-storing species. [Gotta have magic "native carbon-storing" plants]! New efforts will be made to cull the population of feral camels, [methane gas?] and the company will manage fires on the property. [GOOD-O]! Full story: theaustralian.com.au
UN Food and Agriculture Organization economist Mario Zappacosta said: "About 10,000-12,000 tons of cereals are needed for every 100,000 people." The very poor, such as those in Southern Sudan, are being priced out of the cereal market. He expects meat and milk to rise at least as much as grains because meat and milk is made from cereal grains and soybeans. According to FAO statistics, cereal grains, like corn, were up 39% in one year, and oils and fats were up 58%.
If rats were consuming 13 billion bushels of grain a year and they could be stopped with a stroke of the pen, it would happen. If a new blight, weed, or insect was robbing the poor of that much corn, we would have action in Congress. But the lobbies that support the ethanol industry are so powerful; few voices have been heard in opposition.
Why the silence? Why does the US government exclude food and fuel from its Consumer Price Index? Why doesn't the United Nations point out that a major source of the problem is burning corn? Why doesn't even one Member of Congress point out what the subsidy to ethanol is really costing? Why don't Bill and Melissa Gates, Warren Buffet, or George Soros start a project to stop food burning?
Answer: Because they are eugenicists and the objective is massive world DEPOPULATION! Full story: whtt.org.
Brother Luke wrote: It all boils down to "free" energy. A while ago I purchased some Kakadu plums and went to pick them up from the truck depot as they came from Northern Territory. One of the truck drivers there told me his truckload of pumpkins came from South Australia, and they were heading to Queensland. The week before, he transported a truckload of pumpkins from Queensland to South Australia. The system is set-up to burn oil. So pseudo-free trade is using the energy of individuals, towns, states and nations against one another to enslave men to a wicked system designed by international banksters (who own the oil companies) to return the world back to serfdom.
Free energy is available from the vacuum of space, but as Norman Dodd, Director of Research for Congressman Reece's Select Committee Investigation into the subversive activities of the tax-exempt foundations discovered between 1952 and 1954, human activities are franchised worldwide as outlined in the editorial of Newsletter 308.
Mr. Rothschild explains: his application of the laws of energy on the 25th anniversary of the Third World War, called the "Quiet War," conducted using subjective biological warfareyou and I and everyone elsefought with "silent weapons" of Modern 'Commercial Law' based on Ancient Babylonian Codes. This looter, his privately-owned central banks and kindred banksters employed your kinetic energy to steal 97% of the value of the US dollar and most other fiat currencies which they have converted into hard assets and say-so. The world is incurably insane.
Zechariah's Third Vision
In Romans 11:22-26 Paul cautioned Christians in Rome to "note the kindness and severity of God: severity toward the nation of Israel that has fallen from grace; but kindness toward you, provided you continue in His kindness; otherwise you will likewise be cut off. And if Israel does not persist in unbelief it will be grafted in; for God is able to graft them in again. . . I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own conceits; for although individual elect Israelites receive the "blessing of Abraham" and new birth, their nation, like Pharaoh, has been hardened against and blinded to God's Word until the full number of elect Gentiles is baptized into Christ, then the whole nation will be born-again in one day[all 144,000]" (Isaiah 66:8; Ezekiel 39:22; Zechariah 3:9).
Paul established his case for Israel's salvation on the authority of Isaiah 59:20-21, and I Thessalonians 2, II Timothy 3-4, and Revelation 3:17 foretold the hardened blindness of Christendom toward "the Voice of the seventh angel" in this holy convocation of the fiftieth day of the antitype of Israel's Pentecostal Feast in order that God may return to Israel with mercy and fulfill Daniel's Seventieth Week. We will read Isaiah 59 in its entirety because the wretched moral and spiritual condition of Israel in the day of Christ is like our worldly-wise "wicked and adulterous generation of sign-seekers" that is blind to the vindicated Scriptural signs of the Presence of Jesus Messiah in these last days (Luke 17:28-30).
Isaiah 59:1-21, "Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear too dull to hear; your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear. Your hands are defiled with blood and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue has muttered wickedness. No one enters suit justly, nor goes to law honestly; they trust on empty pleas and speak lies, they conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity. They hatch the eggs of asps, and weave the spider's web; he who eats their eggs dies, and a viper is hatched from one which is crushed. Their webs will not serve as clothing; men will not cover themselves with what they make. Their works are works of iniquity; deeds of violence are in their hands. Their feet run to do evil, and they hasten to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; desolation and destruction are in their highways. They know not the way of peace, and there is no justice in their paths; they have twisted their ways before them, no one who walks in that way knows peace."
Israel had been conquered by Assyria and her citizens transported to various colonies throughout the Empire. In Isaiah 59 the Lord charges the Judahites with moral corruption as they gravitate to the worship of Babylon's pagan trinity of godsthe very apostasy that brought God's wrath upon Israel. Judah, too, would be conquered and her people exiled to Babylon where they would further "twist their ways before them" by devising the Talmud, the antithesis of the Torah that generated such disobedience her people committed deicide (Matthew 15:1-9; Acts 2:23). The condition of the Israelites was at that time wretched, miserable, poor, spiritually blind and naked like the nominal Christian world today which is "crucifying to themselves the Son of God afresh".
"Therefore justice is far from us, and righteousness does not overtake us; we wait for Light, and behold darkness; and for brightness, but we walk in gloom. We grope like a blind man along a wall, we feel our way like those who have no eyes; we stumble at noon as in the twilight, among those in the prime of life we are like dead men. We all growl like bears, and sadly moan like doves; we look for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far from us. For our transgressions are multiplied before You, and our sins witness against us; for our transgressions are ever with us, and we are conscious of our iniquities: rebelling against and denying the Lord, and turning away from following after our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth has fallen in the public squares, and uprightness cannot enter. Truth is so lacking that he who departs from evil makes himself a prey."
"The Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice. He saw that there was no man to help and wondered that there was no one to intervene; then His own arm brought Him victory, and His righteousness upheld Him. He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation upon His head; He put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and wrapped Himself in fury as a mantle. According to their deeds, so will He repay, wrath to His adversaries, requital to His enemies; to the coastlands He will render requital. So they shall fear the Name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun; for He will come like a rushing stream, which the wind of the Lord drives".
Romans 11:26-27, "And so all Israel will be saved; as it is written in Isaiah 59:20-21: "And He will come to Zion as Redeemer, to the elect in Jacob who turn from transgression, says the Lord. And this will be My Covenant with them, says the Lord: My Spirit which is upon you, and My Words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouth of your children, or out of the mouth of your children's children, says the Lord, from the time of their new birth and for evermore".
Meanwhile, "As regards the Good News of Jesus Messiah the Israelites are enemies of God for your sakes: but in so far as the election is concerned, they are beloved of God because of His promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, because God's gifts of grace and His calling [of the elect blood Israelites (not Jews)] are irrevocable. [You must appreciate that if the Abrahamic Covenant is abrogated the New Testament is of no force, for Abraham's Seed is Jesus Christ, and Gentiles are Abraham's seed by the baptism of the Holy Ghost]. For whereas you Gentiles have in times past refused belief and obedience toward God's Word promulgated to you by the creation (Romans 1:21) but have now obtained mercy through their disobedience: even so Israel has now also not believed that through your mercy [which provokes them to jealousy of your faith (verse 11)] they also may obtain mercy. For God shut up ALL men together in unbelief and disobedience to the divine will that HE might have mercy upon all men" (Romans 11:28-32).
"There is no difference: for the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ is for all who believe, since all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" (Acts 15:9; Romans 3:22-23; 10:12-13). And all men are shut up in consequence of the Fall. The Gentiles were first bound in the process of unbelief as Paul explains in Romans 1 but when they were ripe for mercy the hearts of the Israelites were hardened. Israel followed them by means of this organic connection (Romans 2), so that when their confinement under the curse of the Law of sin and death (Romans 8:2; 7:13; Galatians 3:13, 22) was abolished, they proved by their unbelief and self-righteous conceit that "all Israel is not Israel" for the mass were children of the bondwoman; few were children of the free and able to enter liberty in Christ. Again, when the last elect Gentile is baptized into Christ Israel shall be ripe for mercy. Only by the terrible power of worldliness bringing reprobates under bondage to their ten carnal senses can sin be consummated in unbelief under God's judgment in order that sinners might seek Divine mercy while grace is still available (Romans 5:20; 7:13).
Now let us turn to Zechariah 2 where the Lord reveals the third of eight continuous visions. As his second vision foretold the destruction of Israel's foes, the third unveils the prophecy of the Kingdom with the surety of great enlargement and absolute security under the New Covenant.
The Third Vision
In Zechariah 2:1-5 we see a Man with a measuring line surveying the present dimensions of Jerusalem with a view to its indefinite enlargement to accommodate the redeemed in its ultimate future beyond the promise of Zechariah 1:15-17. This Man is Christ (Ezekiel 1:26; 40:3-4; 43:6-7; 47:3; Zechariah 1:8; 10; Revelation 1:13-15). As He departs to "stretch His line," Zechariah sees Brother Branham, the interpreting angel, approaching from the direction in which the Surveyor has disappeared. However before he reaches Zechariah he is met by a third angel, the Angel of the Lord (verses 5, 8-9) coming from the opposite direction and who instructs him as in Revelation 1:1, "Run [with the Good News]; say to that young man [Zechariah], Jerusalem shall be inhabited as unwalled villages for the multitude of men and cattle therein: for I will be to her a wall of Fire round about, and for glory within her".
This third angel is the Angel of the Lord as confirmed by Isaiah 49:1-12, which speaks of Jesus Messiah as the ideal Overcomer and Prince of God, or "Israel," and who, having been rejected by the Israelites calls us Gentiles, "Listen, to Me you far-off lands. The Lord called Me from the womb; from the body of My mother He named Me (Matthew 1:21). He made My Words like a sharp sword (Hebrews 4:12); in the shadow of His hand He hid Me and made Me a sharp arrow in His quiver. He told Me, You are My servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified. Then I replied, But I have laboured in vain, I have spent My strength for naught, and in vain: nevertheless surely My judgment is with the Lord, and My recompense rests with God."
"And now, said the Lordwho formed Me from the womb to serve Him and commissioned Me to restore to Him His people Israel, who strengthened Me to perform the task and glorified Me in doing itIt is too light a thing that You should be My Servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will make You a Light to the Gentiles, that My salvation may extend to the end of the earth."
"Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, to He whom man despises, whom the nation of Israel abhors, to a Servant of rulers (Matthew 17:27; 26:52-53), [Gentile] Kings shall see [Him as God's Light] and stand to attention, princes shall [see and] worship, because of the Lord who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen You [Jesus as His elect" which in turn makes those Gentiles and us His elect (Isaiah 42:1)].
"THUS SAITH THE LORD, I have I heard You in an acceptable time, in a day of salvation I have helped You [as a Man to accomplish man's salvation by performing the duty of Kinsman Redeemer for Adam and his seed]: I will preserve Your Life [from Satanic assault in order that You may make a voluntarily surrender for your Wife as Adam forfeited his life for Eve (Matthew 26:42)] and make You a covenantal pledge to Israel (Isaiah 42:6; Matthew 23:39) to restore the land of the Covenant and [like Joshua, whose name you share], divide the land among its true heirs (Isaiah 54:3; 61:4)]; saying to the [Israelite] prisoners, Come forth (Isaiah 42:7; Zechariah 9:12); to those in darkness, [Gentiles having no Light as to the one true God]: Show yourselves! They shall feed alongside the roads and on all bare hills; there shall be pasture in the ways, and their pastures [shall be] on all bare heights."
This "acceptable time" is the Pentecostal Jubilee or release from which apostate Israel disqualified herself at Passover. This was "acceptable time" for us Gentiles; we were ripe to receive God's mercy as Paul explained in Romans 11:28-32 (Isaiah 61:2; II Corinthians 6:2).
"They shall not hunger or thirst; neither scorching wind nor sun shall smite them: for He who has mercy will lead them and guide them by cool waters. And I will make all My mountains [submit to Me as My creations and lower themselves to] become a way, while [the valleys] shall be exalted. These shall come from afar: look, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim".
In their lust for mammon and dominion over Satan's Eden, Talmudic Jews have concocted an ungodly interpretation of Isaiah 60, presuming it refers to old Jerusalem when it speaks of New Jerusalem over which Jesus Messiah and the Church will reign as King and Queen. Thus Israeli Sephardic leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef said non-Jews exist to serve Jews. "Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world; only to serve the People of Israel," he said during a public discussion of what kind of work non-Jews are allowed to perform on Shabbat. "Why are Gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat," he said to some laughter. Yosef, the spiritual leader of the Shas Party and the former chief Sephardi rabbi of Israel, also said that the lives of non-Jews are protected in order to prevent financial loss to Jews.
Because of the "wall of shame" the Zionists have erected, Isaiah's prophecy is clearly not speaking of present-day Jerusalem or Judah. So it is the vastly extended 1,500-mile square by 1,500-mile high New Jerusalem that will be "inhabited as unwalled villages" (Zechariah 2:4-5) whose defense will be the encompassing Shekinah signifying the Presence of Jesus Messiah, the glory of God within. Isaiah 60:18-20, "Violence shall no more be heard in your land, devastation or destruction within your borders; but you shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise. The Sun will no longer be your light by day neither will the Moon give light for brightness at night, for the Lord your God will be your everlasting Light, and He will be your glory. Your Sun will never set, and your Moon shall never wane; for the Lord will be your everlasting Light and your days of mourning will be ended" (Isaiah 4:5; 26:1; Zechariah 2:10; Revelation 21:23-27).
Neither does Zechariah 2:5 refer to Jerusalem following Judah's return from exile because Ezekiel saw the Shekinah depart the Temple in 594BC before the destruction of Jerusalem (Ezekiel 10:18-22), and neither the Ark of the Covenant nor the Shekinah ever returned to the Temple. When the Shekinah returns in Ezekiel 43:1-7 His parousia will not be recognized immediately as indicated by the instructions in the following chapters, for Jesus said "You will not see [know, perceive or understand] Me henceforth, until you say, Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord." By revelation that compound redemptive Name is obviously LORD JESUS CHRIST, for Jesus of the New Testament is Jehovah of the Old (Luke 24:47; Acts 2:38-39; 4:12). After the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week, the revelation of His Presence will "anoint the Most Holy," fulfilling the six-fold purpose of Gabriel's visit to Daniel by the new birth of 144,000 elect Israelitesthe antitype or millennium templemade not with hands but living stones; witnesses built and inhabited by the spoken Word of God (Daniel 9:24; Revelation 14:1-5). "The Most Holy place" was where the Ark of the Covenant stood in the Temple. The true antitype of the Ark, the glorified Man from Galilee, will not set foot on earth till the millennium when the Kingdom of Israel is restored and He is the object of worship living and reigning over the hearts of the 144,000.
Ezekiel 43:1-7, "Afterward he brought me to the gate facing east: and the Shekinah Cloud of the glorious Presence of the God of Israel came from the Mount of Olives east of Jerusalem (Zechariah 14:4): and the sound of His Coming was like the sound of many waters [the saints in unison with Christ as witnesses of judgment (Numbers 24:7; Jude 14:15; Revelation 1:15; 17:15; 19:6)]: and the earth was lightened with His glory (Ezekiel 1:28; 10:4; Revelation 18:1). And the vision was like the appearance I had seen when He came to destroy the city, like the vision I saw by the River Chebar; and I fell upon my face as the glory of the Lord entered the Temple by the gate facing east. Then the Spirit caught me up, and brought me into the inner court, and the glory of the Lord filled the Temple."
"I heard Him speaking to me out of the Temple, while the Man stood beside me. He said, Son of man, the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel forever . . ."
This is the anointing of the Most Holy Place where the Lord "will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel forever"the "Temple" that is to be re-instructed. This is when the King takes His throne in the heart of the 144,000 for the millennium reign, completing the number of names in the Lamb's Book of Life permitted entry to New Jerusalem (Jeremiah 3:12-18; Daniel 9:24; Revelation 21:27 22:1-5). This follows the pattern of Exodus 40:34-38, I Kings 8:10-11, Matthew 3:13-17, and Acts 2:1-4 when the Lord took His abode in the Tabernacle in the Wilderness, in King Solomon's Temple, in the Temple of Jesus Messiah, and in His Body, the Church. Here He is taking His abode in 144,000 Israelites born in one dayHis Millennium Temple (Isaiah 9:14; 66:8; Zechariah 3:9-10).
The Angel who measured the ruined city of old Jerusalem in Zechariah 2:1-2 is Jesus Christ, however I believe the angel who measures New Jerusalem is William Branham (Revelation 17:1; 21:9, 15-17), "the angel that talked with me" (Zechariah 1:9; 13, 19; 2:3; 4:1, 4-5; 5:5, 10; 6:4). Brother Branham was the "angel" of Revelation 1:1, the man to whom Jesus Christ revealed the Seven Seals and whose ministry "finished the mystery of God" (Revelation 10:7). Certain misguided followers of his Message thought he actually was Jesus Christ and sought to worship him but were reprimanded and brought to correction as prophesied in Revelation 21:15 22:11 (Bruised Serpent, p. 719:17-50). John, who represented Christ's end-time Bride throughout the Book of Revelation saw and heard Brother Branham in his visions from AD95-96 and he too referred to him as "the angel" and "he that talked with me" (Revelation 21:15).
In Revelation 11:1-2 Christ's end-time Bride is instructed to measure or judge and separate the sanctified blood Israelites by the Absolute of the open Book we take from Christ's hand, here represented as a reed or measuring rod whereby the 144,000 elect Israelites are separated and re-instructed. I believe Ezekiel represents the 144,000 elect Israelites as in Revelation John represented Christ's end-time Bride, "the Voice of many waters" who lightens the earth with His reflected glory (Ezekiel 43:1; I Corinthians 11:7) as in Revelation 18:1. Like John in Revelation 1:1 and 10:8-11, Christ and His Bride who are one by their invisible marriage union instruct Ezekiel, "Son of man, describe the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure the pattern [and compare it with their own lives] (Ezekiel 36:31-32; Zechariah 12:10 – 13:9). And if they are ashamed of all that they have done, show them the construction of the house [or the revelation of the Message of their two witnesses that they may recognize My second or 'parousia' Coming], and its arrangement, its exits and its entrances, and its whole form; and make known to them all its ordinances and all its laws; and write it down in their sight, that they observe the whole constitution and its regulations and do them; [that is, repent]" (Ezekiel 43:10-11).
Zechariah 2:6-7, "Attention! Flee from Babylon, the land of the north, says the Lord: for I have spread you abroad and I will gather you from the four winds of the heaven (Septuagint), says the Lord, even to Zion. Deliver yourselves, you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon" (Revelation 14:9-11).
Jeremiah 32:6-15 foresaw the reoccupation of Jerusalem, and to the Judeans who returned to the Land of the Covenant this urgent call of the Angel of the Lord to flee would appear to be directed toward the mass that remained in Babylon, but our interest is not in the historical development but to its eschatological significance stated clearly in Zechariah 2:5-13 and its now imminent reality. As we discovered in Zechariah's first two visions, it was the Angel of the Lord who scattered the Judahites to the four cardinal points, and it is He who will soon gather themprincipally from the Muslim lands of the ancient Assyrian empireto Zion, which is inseparably connected with the Temple, "for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem will be [deliverance] the only place of safety, as the Lord has said, among the remnant whom the Lord shall call" (Joel 2:32).
This urgent call of the Angel of the Lord will be Revelation 7:1-8 gathering them from the Babylonian religion of Talmudic Judaism by the Message of restoration and revelation of the two Hebrew prophets of Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11as He called His end-time Bride out from "MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT" (Revelation 18:4).
Now the only way prior to the regeneration of the 144,000, or the millennium, and the new heavens and new earth in which the Lord could be regarded as "a wall of fire roundabout and for glory in the midst of Jerusalem" is by Christ's 'parousia' Coming to Israel. He will return to the Mount of Olives whence He departed as the Shekinah or Pillar of Cloud and Fire prophesied in Zechariah 14:3-5: "His feet shall stand upon the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east." This accords with Ezekiel's vision of the Shekinah glory of the Presence of the Lord returning by way of the east (Ezekiel 43:1-7). As this image of the Pillar of Cloud that manifest over Tucson, Arizona USA on February 28, 1963 was "the sign of Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming to us Gentiles" (Daniel 7:9; Matthew 24:3; 26:64; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 1:7, 14; 18:1). The Lord will display a similar manifestation of the Pillar of Cloud above the Mount of Olives at the end of the Gentile dispensation to signify Messiah's second or 'parousia' Coming to Israel (Zechariah 14:4; Ezekiel 43:2; Matthew 24:30-31; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 1:7).
Zechariah 2:8-11, "For Thus saith the Lord Almighty, after restoring the glory [of His Presence to Jerusalem], He has commissioned Me to visit His wrath upon the nations which spoiled you: for He who touches you touches the apple of His eye. For with the mere shake of My hand they shall be a spoil to those that serve them: and [by the execution of this judgment] you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me [the Angel of the Lord]" (II Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 19). Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for I am coming, and I will dwell among you, says the Lord. Many nations shall join themselves to the Lord in that day, and shall be My people: and I will dwell in the midst of you, and you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me to you".
Here is a further example of the true Oneness of the Godhead. Jehovah of the Old Testament is Jehovah-SaviourJesus Christ of the Newthis is one and the same Person (Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; 43:3; 44:5-6; 45:21) for there is no trinity (Isaiah 44:24), God being at once the Sender and the Sent. Isaiah 48:16, "Draw near to Me and hear this: from the first I have not spoken in secret; at the time it comes to pass I will be there. For the Lord God, has sent Me and His Spirit." Both offices manifest His glory.
Zechariah 2:12, "And the Lord will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land [as Son of David] (Deuteronomy 32:9), and will take pleasure in Jerusalem again." The elect Israelites will forever be His servant nation, and servants to their King and His Queen. Romans 11:7 and 28-29 explain that although the course of God's grace to the Israel nation is interrupted for a time, the Covenant remained intact so when the 144,000 recognize the sign of Christ's parousia Coming to them the nation will be born-again in one day, and the world will move toward the great battle of Armageddon.
Within these verses one could define Messiah's first Coming followed by the Gentile dispensationthe fulfillment of Genesis 9:27: "God will enlarge Japheth and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem," and Messiah's recognition by the 144,000 elect Israelites. But ultimately they speak of the restoration of the kingdom to Israel, which is enlarged by the union of myriads of Christians from every Adamic family (Isaiah 2:1-4; 65:18-19; Micah 4:1-5), for the boundaries of the Old Covenant will be enlarged until they are coextensive with the limits of the habitable earth (Zechariah 6:15; 8:20-23; 9:10; 14:9-16).
Zechariah 2:13, "Hush, all [weak and ignorant] flesh, before the [omnipotent and omniscient] Lord: for He has roused Himself from His holy habitation." All flesh is summoned to wait in reverential silence for the day of the Lord, for He has risen from His heavenly habitation to destroy His foe in the consummation prior to the millennium: let His enemies beware. As Christ's end-time Bride is already in the rapture, we turn our eyes to I Thessalonians 4:14-16, and exclaim with Brother Branham, "Jesus comes from heaven with ten thousands times ten thousands of His saints, and the Bible said that the heavens was empty for the space of a half hour" (The Sardisean Church Age, p. 348:96). And He has, and they are!
"Behold, God's dwelling place is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be with them, and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there will be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things have passed away". nl696.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.