Bible Believers' Newsletter 697
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The world is approaching the close of the Gentile dispensation with the stage being prepared for the "squeeze," worldwide depression, resurrection, the manifestation of the Sons of God and translation of "we who are alive and remain," followed by the tribulation and martyrdom of the various classes of the "saved" non-elect, the elect Israelites and Armageddon.
The United States has resolved to save her economy by destroying it; reducing taxes for billionaires is inequitable and will not generate revenue to reduce public debt while passing the burden to the middle classes, reducing consumption which would otherwise stimulate the economy and employment. Yet communism has always regarded the educated middle class with discretionary spending an uppity threat. Government austerity measures seem calculated to reduce employment and consumption, further weakening the economy. While the US has lost its AAA credit rating, by maintaining defense and arms spending it has preserved her one asseta blooded military that makes her "the image unto the beast" and finally, having taken vows of poverty, the Vatican's poor but powerful enforcer (Revelation 13:15-18).
Brother Branham said, "Look. In a few years from now, I will say within the space of five years, maybe a little longer, maybe a little less, your money won't be worth the paper it's wrote on. It won't be worth nothing.
Over in Russia today, they have their houses papered with thousand dollar bills. It ain't worth nothing. Confederacy. . . That's right. And we're coming to the same thing.
A missionary here in Miami the other day was talking to me. He walked down the streets of London, England, where we're going to there at the London Hall. He said, "I had six hundred pounds in my pocket," which was dollars. And said, "My little girl wanted a little cookie. And those six hundred dollars would not buy that little cookie. I had to have a stamp first. It's rationed." Mark of the beast. . . No man can buy or sell except he that had the mark." And it's coming right here. You listen to it. You'll probably be seeing it 'fore I get back here again. It's right at the door, and we're near the end" (At Thy Word Lord #48-0305).
General Cornwallis, at his surrender to George Washington at Yorktown, spoke these words:
"A holy war will now begin on America, and when it is ended America will be supposedly the citadel of freedom, but her millions will unknowingly be loyal subjects to the Crown [of the City of London, NOT the Crown of England]. Your churches will be used to teach the Jew's religion [Roman Catholicism] and in less than two hundred years the whole nation will be working for divine world government [Revelation 13:1-18]. That government that they believe to be divine will be the British Empire. [He means the Jews' Empire of the City of London]. All religions will be permeated with Judaism without even being noticed by the masses, and they will all be under the invisible all-seeing eye of the Grand Architect of Freemasonry" (The Legions of Satan, by Jonathan Williams).
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.
Abbottabad Residents: Operation of killing Bin Laden a HOAX
May 9, 2011 Mr. Bashir interviewed, his home is in front of (the alleged) Osama's house. He watched whole SEALs operation from the roof of his house and said that out three helicopters only one landed and after ten to twenty minutes when it tried to lift up it crashed and the two other helicopters ran away. He rushed to house and he saw the dead bodies of ten or more people, and within twenty minutes the Pakistan Army arrived. He said that I am one hundred percent sure that they did not take Osama if he was there because of the crash of the helicopter.
Full story: youtube.com
If the English translation of Mr. Bashir’s interview is correct, one would think that there would be some interest on the part of US news organizations and on the part of the intelligence committees in Congress to question Mr. Bashir and his neighbors, many of whom are also interviewed on Pakistani TV saying that they have lived in Abbottabad all their lives and are absolutely certain that Osama bin Laden was not among them. Full story: Paul Craig Roberts
The Death of American Democracy
June 25, 2011 The collapses of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, on September 11, 2001, were the most frightening images that I have ever seen, up until May 24, 2011 when Binyamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of the United States Congress and received 29 standing ovations, along with many other outbursts of sycophantic applause.
It was the final nail in a coffin, the construction of which began long ago, and in it all remaining vestiges of democracy were joyfully laid to restby those sworn to protect itas it became clear that the United States was now controlled by Enemies inside its Gates (Anthony Lawson).
"The black budget is so top secret that Congress itself is not allowed to peer in and haggle over the price. Democratic control of the military has broken down. The military is being used for purposes that even Congress is not allowed to know, much less vote on. The US is no longer a constitutional republic but is a national security state. Foreign policy is determined behind closed doors by powerful private interests that use our military presence abroad to secure their access to cheap labor, markets and resources" (Ellen Brown, "Web of Debt").
"Kabbalists maintain that he who kills inherits the best traits (the essence) of the one he has slain, and it was this kind of teaching that inspired among Jews the fetish for ritual murder and the imbibing of Christian blood. It is a long accepted tradition of thought among Jews of all denominations that the "Jewish people" represent the living God on earth. The more non-Jewish blood that can be spilled in the name of this entity, the more mendaciously powerful the entity becomes. Quite clearly, the Jews and their wars are designed to satisfy the blood lust of their God of the inner sanctum, Baal-Baphomet, who was definitely not the Father of Jesus Christ" (Eli James and Clay Douglas, "Mystery Babylon," p. 153 pdf version).
"It is time for decent Americans to take their country back from those who are selling it down the river, for the proverbial thirty pieces of silver, which buys them their cosy seats in Congress but which leaves the rest of you OUT IN THE COLD" (Anthony Lawson). Full story: youtube.com
As it was in the Days of Lot, so is it in the 'Good 'Ole US of A' and UK
VIDEOS of elementary schools normalizing homosexual lifestyle to young children! The "Little Black Book"Hard-core pornographic homosexual "how-to" booklet given to kids at high school! Schools using "safe zones" to counsel children who feel differentmaybe they should "come out" as gay! Elementary school teaching cross-dressing and transgenderism in 3rd grade.
California Bill SB48 would require public schools and textbooks to portray homosexuality and transgenderism in a positive light! "Old Navy" stores now selling "gay pride" shirts. Donating percentage of sales to radical homosexual group targeting kids . . . Hello sailor!
Meanwhile in the UK, using the widely-used classroom resource, "Living and Growing" produced by Channel 4, children are primed for under-age and pre-marital sexual activity. Children of five are given exercises to identify the sexual organs; 7-9 year-old children see a cartoon showing sexual intercourse and are told that touching the sexual organs gives a nice feeling. Primary school children see a cartoon of ejaculation and are told that masturbation is pleasurable and perfectly normal. Sex is promoted as a normal topic of conversation for children of 10-11 years old.
Primary school children should be protected against this kind of exploitation. Full story: massresistance.org
Power Grid Tampering will End an Era
August 5, 2011 A yearlong experiment with America's electric grid could mess up traffic lights, security systems and some computers and make plug-in clocks and appliances like programmable coffeemakers run up to 20 minutes fast ... CBS News also reported that: "Tom O'Brian, who heads the time and frequency division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, expects widespread (unspecified) effects . . ."
The CBS report did not specify who approved this test. This test will begin without public consent, substantial public notice or public debate in mid-July 2011. This test could disrupt so many businesses, state and local governments, and other government agencies, that it could quickly become a National Security nightmare and a massive public headache... Full story: Power Grid Tampering to End an Era newswithviews.com
Zechariah's Fourth Vision
Zechariah's expansive and unambiguous revelation of the universality of the Messianic dispensation is apparent even on a perfunctory assessment of his visions which saw the Kingdom of Israel enlarged by the union of myriads of Christians from every Adamic family (Isaiah 2:1-4; 65:18-19; Micah 4:1-5), with the boundaries of the Old Covenant enlarged until they are coextensive with the limits of the habitable earth (Zechariah 6:15; 8:20-23; 9:10; 14:9-16). He foresees the sacred inscription on the crown of the high priest, HOLINESS TO THE LORD, that proclaimed his entire consecration to the priestly function, engraved hereafter even on the bells of the horses in token of the fact all creation is to be holy in communion with He who is Most Holy.
Zechariah's Fourth Vision
Zechariah 3:1-5, "The interpreting angel [William Branham] showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord [as mediator interceding in behalf of Jerusalem], with Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him. But the Lord said to Satan, I reject your accusations, Satan; I the Lord [who now and habitually] choose Jerusalem [through election (I Peter 1:2)] rebuke you: Jerusalem (Zechariah 2:12) is as a burning stick plucked out of the fire."
"Now Joshua was standing before the Angel of the Lord clad in filthy garments, [representing the abject state of the priesthood and people at the return from Babylon]. And the Angel said to those ministering before him, Remove the filthy garments from him. And turning to Joshua he said, I have removed the iniquity [of that land (verse 9)] that was upon you, and I will clothe you with high priestly festal robes of "beauty and glory" [dignifying imputed righteousness]. And I said, Let them put a clean turban [emblematic of purity and forgiveness] on his head. So they put a clean turban on his head, and dressed him in garments while the Angel of the Lord stood by [presiding over and approving the ceremony]."
In these first five verses Joshua the high priest of the restoration of the Temple stands before the Angel of the Lord opposed by Satan. And there was no denying the truthfulness of Satan's accusations, but Joshua is forgiven, and instead of damning the office of Israel's high priest and mediator, the iniquities he bears in behalf of Israel are forgiven and placed on Satan's accountnot because Joshua or Israel is innocentbut in the sovereign grace and purpose of God's elective love. Had the Lord cast off Judah entirely as He did Israel and recalled His grace promised to the patriarchs, there would be no room for Messiah to appear in accordance with the ancient prophecies, for the confessed sins of Israel sufficed to secure their final rejection from God and thus eliminate the prospect of a blessing for all families of Adam's race.
Jerusalem is as "a firebrand plucked out of the burning" as Amos prophesied when he foretold how the Lord would "sift the house of Israel among all nations as one shakes a sieve, yet not the least elect grain will fall to the earth, but all the sinners who boast, "God will not harm us[we are g_d's chosen people"]will die by the sword of God's Word during the great tribulation (Revelation 19:15). In that day the Lord will restore the fallen tabernacle of Davidthe whole house of Israelnot Jewryas the millennium temple of David's greater Son, Jesus Messiah, built of 144,000 elect and precious living stones, 12,000 from each tribe. . ." (Amos 4:11 9:15).
Amos prophesied to the Northern kingdom as Zechariah prophesied to the southern kingdom which will be reunited for their common destiny under Christ and His Bride in the millennium. It is interesting to note both prophets are distinguished in their insight into the moral and spiritual meaning of the Mosaic dispensation as "the shadow and type of good things to come and not their very image" (Hebrews 10:1), illustrating Paul's statement: "the Law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith [not works, as Judaism and Judaeo-Catholicism teach]" (Galatians 3:24).
The former prophet draws from an allusion to the Coming Messiah and the angels to the Seven Church Ages in God's first Bible, "The Gospel in the Stars." In Amos 5:7-8 he says, "[By your carnal misapplication of the Law and pagan idolatry of the golden calves set up in Bethel and Dan and astrology under the same principle as Rome's images and icons] you turn justice into an image of bitter wrong, trampling righteousness under foot! Seek Him who made the seven stars [Pleiades] and Orion, and turns darkness into the morning, and darkens the day into night: who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out upon the surface of the earth: The Lord is His Name." Like the Romans, they were worshipping natural types in creation instead of the Creator in His antitypes.
Zechariah draws upon Israel's high priest and his assistants who minister in the Presence at the Altar of Incense before the Holy of Holies to portray their antitype, Jesus Messiah and the Messengers to the seven Church Ages whose ministries manifest the mystery of God revealed in Israel's glorified King and His Queen whom Israel must recognize in His 'parousia' Coming to them and "anoint the Most Holy Place" (Daniel 9:24) in order for the nation to be born again in one day. And in the last six verses the high priest swears that the priesthood is restored to the repatriated Judahites as a token of the coming Branch whose ministry will remove sin once and for all and restore the Kingdom to Israel.
Zechariah 3:6-10, "The Angel of the Lord solemnly charged Joshua, THUS SAITH THE LORD OF HOSTS; If you will walk in My ways, and keep My precepts, then you will also judge [Israel] My house [to ensure its sanctification], and guard My courts [from idolatry and ungodliness], and I will permit you to enter and depart My Presence in the sanctuary among the attendant priests [typed by the Seraphim] in the discharge of your priestly duties."
The Angel of the Lord addresses both Joshua and his associates who minister in the Holy Place because they are shadows and types of Jesus and His messengers to the coming Church Ages whose ministry would complete the days of grace and mediation and introduce Messiah's second or 'parousia' Coming as King of kings and Judge in the office of Son of man; first to we Gentiles, thence to Israel in "the time of Jacob's trouble." If you do not understand why He was once a Mediator, that He has not been a Mediator since the opening of the Seven Seals in 1963, and why we as His end-time Bride and after us our 144,000 Israelite servants neither have nor will require a mediator, you are admonished to study "Christ's Mediation".
"Listen and take heed, O high priest Joshua, you and your colleagues seated before you: for they are significant men [who type the seven angels to the coming Church Ages (Isaiah 8:18; 20:3; Ezekiel 12:11)], while you, Joshua type My Servant, Messiah, the BRANCH [or offshoot of the almost extinct house of David (Isaiah 11:1; 53:2; Jeremiah 33:15; Ezekiel 34:23-24; Zechariah 6:12)]. In Ezekiel 17:22-24 the Lord having described the house of Judah as the once "high cedar" plucked up by the roots and left to wither and die, declares that He will take from its topmost boughs [the house of David], "a tender twig," and plant it in Mount Zion where it shall take root, and grow, and spread, until it commands universal admiration so every tree of the field acknowledges its superiority and every fowl of heaven seeks its shelter.
The monarchy which under David and Solomon stood like a majestic and wide-spreading tree now lies in ruinsits huge trunk cut down, mangled, burned. But from the stump there should come a slender shoot, which in the course of time (from lowly, unpretentious and uncompromising origins) should grow up into a mighty monarch of the forest, putting out limbs and foliage under which whole nations should collect themselves.
The term "Branch" does not refer to a limb in the sense of one upon many on the same tree but one shoot that springs up from the root, and which, though small at first, becomes a tree of wonderful qualities. Brother Branham often spoke of grafted branches, citing the example of an orange tree into which lime, lemon, grapefruit, mandarin and other citrus branches are grafted. These he likens to denominationsall are grafted into the Vine but each bears its own fruitthe Anglican bears more Anglicans, the Baptist more Baptists, and Pentecostals multiply Pentecostals, whereas when the Tree puts forth a new branch it bears Christians"written epistles of the present Truth!" Jesus said, "Let them grow together until the harvest," at which time they will be known by their fruits, or revelation! "The reapers are the angels," and the seven angels or sevenfold Spirit of God that anointed the messengers to the seven Church AgePaul, Irenaeus, Martin, Columba, Martin Luther, John Wesley and William Branham, each with a measure of the Spirit which together brought the fullness of the Spirit in these last days. Hence Brother Branham said, "The Elijah of this day is the Lord Jesus Christ. He is to come according to Luke 17:30. The Son of man is to reveal Himself among His people: not a man, God. But it'll come through a prophet" (Trying to do God a Service without it being His Will, p. 33:212). And He will reap by the Prophet's Message or "midnight cry" of Matthew 25:6, which is the "shout" of I Thessalonians confirmed by the heavenly Voice of Revelation 18:4 calling the wise and foolish virgin out of the vine and into the Root!
He said, "And when I got off the platform, this great leader raised up, he said, "You didn't mean that," he said, "we know that we're all grafted in." Well, that is true that we are grafted, stump grafted, that's right; but not in the Vine, grafted" (ibid, p. 4:31). Jesus was the "Root and Offspring of David," and we have to be grafted into that Root, not into the branches of Lutheran, Wesleyan, Pentecostal or any other Church Age, but into Christ the Capstone. "The stone which the builders rejected, has become the Head of the Corner [or five-sided Capstone signifying grace (Zechariah 4:7)] this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes" (Matthew 21:42)!
"He will be the Foundation Stone of the true Temple, [a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens (Ephesians 2:20; Hebrews 9:11; I Peter 2:6)] upon that One Stone shall be seven eyes ["which are the sevenfold Spirit of God sent forth into all the earth" as the anointed Messages of seven Church Age Messengers bringing new birth to the elect of each Age (Revelation 5:6)]: behold, I will engrave its inscription [and reveal its mystery in the days of the voice of the Seventh angel (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 10:4, 7)], and by this revelation [through the ministry of Israel's 'Moses' and 'Elijah'] I will remove the iniquity of the land [of Israel] in one day. In that day, you will all live in peace and prosperity, each with his own home to which he can invite his neighbours to share millennium blessings under his vine and under his fig tree".
Like Zechariah's first three visions, his fourth encompasses over 2,500 years from Judah's return from captivity to restore Jerusalem and rebuild Solomon's temple to the restoration of the Kingdom to Israel in the millennium; almost the duration of "the times of the Gentiles".
Brother Branham explained, the revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to Earth in W_O_R_D form as Paul taught in I Corinthians 13:10: "When the fullness of the Word is come, PART-Word and mediation for ignorance will be done away." As it is! The Seventh Seal capped the pyramid after the Laodicean Church Age signifying redemption is over and the pyramid of the elect Church and Body of the Lord is completed. His end-time Bride and the 144,000 elect Israelites foreknown to receive the fullness of the Word were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary. Unlike the PART-Word saints our new birth does not entail intercession; when the last of His end-time Bride recognizes her place in the Word and takes their position in the Body, we will all go Home.
Brother Branham said: Zechariah 3:8-9, "Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that set with thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth My Servant [Christ] the Branch. For behold the Stone that I will lay before Joshua; upon . . . One Stone shall be seven eyesseven eyes: behold, I will engrave the engraving thereon, saith the LORD of hosts . . . I will remove the iniquity of the land in one day." Now, let's turn over to Zechariah 4:104:10. Listen.
"For who has despised the day of small things?. . . [God in simplicity. See?] . . . for they shall rejoice, and . . . see the plummet in the hands of Zerubbabel with those seven; these are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth".
The seven eyeseyes mean seeing. Seeing means prophetsseers. This Lamb had seven horns, and on each horn had an eyeseven eyes.
What is it? Christ and His Bride. Seven Church Ages, out of there was seven prophets that went forth, seven seers, eyes. So the last one must be a seer. All right (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 102:2-6). It is the pyramid Enoch built, the Bible in stone, Christ's Kingdom that Zechariah saw in his fourth vision.
Zechariah saw the same visions the Lord showed to John when he was caught up in the Spirit into the yet future Day of the Lord, but with different symbols because in his day the Temple in Jerusalem was God's chosen place of worship under the blood of natural lambs, whereas John saw the visions at a later stage of their development when God's chosen place of worship is under the Blood of the risen Lamb and the Temple is our Lord Jesus in "Jerusalem which is above and is free, which is the mother of us all" (Deuteronomy 16:2; Galatians 4:26). This is the vision Christ's end-time Bride is seeing now, Revelation 5:6: "Between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I . . . . (your name here) . . . . saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth." So the interpreting angel of Zechariah 3:1 who led he and John to understand their visions has to be the angel to the seventh Church Age, because the mystery of God was sealed to the time of the end, which was the close of the Laodicean Church Age when Christ opened the Seals, and Brother Branham was the one man to whom Jesus revealed these things (Revelation 1:1; 10:4-7; Daniel 12:4, 9).
Before Christ opened the Seven Seals Brother Branham recounted the Spiritual dreams of a number of Brethren concerning the five-sided Capstone, including the dream of Methodist minister Brother Junior Jackson, and he said, "I dreamed a dream," and there it was [shown to Brother Branham as a vision]. I just set still. And I listened and watched [as the Lord replayed Brother Jackson's dream in a vision]. He said, "I dreamed that there was a great big hill, like out in a field where bluegrass, or something was." And said, "Up on top of this hill, where the water had washed away the soil, there was a top rock up on top of the hill; like the top of the mountain. It was rock, no grass. And where the water had washed down, it had cut some kind of readings on these stones, and you were standing there interpreting this reading on these stones." And said, "All of it. . ." And here's the way he put it, said, "The brethren from Georgia, and from all around, we were all standing together, listening to you interpret that mysterious writing on those stones . . . that mountain."
[That was the revelation of the letters to the Seven Church Ages manifest as "written epistles known and read of all men" in the "lively stones" of the Church Age saints who made up the body of the pyramid].
And said, "Then you picked up something, like from the air, something like a wrecking bar, or a crowbar," wasn't it, brother? Something like that, a wrecking bar, real sharp, and said, "How you done it, I don't know." And said, "You struck the top of that mountain, ripped it around, and lifted the cap of it off. It was in the shape of a pyramid. And you ripped the top of it off." Now, that was months and months and months before the pyramid message ["The Stature of A Perfect Man October 14, 1962] was preached. And said, "Beneath that was white stone, granite, and you said, 'The sun, or the light, has never shined on this before. Look in on this. Watch this'."
"And that's right, because in the formation of the world, the world was formed before there was light. We all know that. God moved upon the water, and then in the beginning He spoke for light. And naturally, down under there in the age that formation was, that light had never come upon that stone" (Sirs, is this the Sign of the End-Time? p. 14:8 15:1).
The natural types the Spiritual: he is speaking of the Capstone of the pyramid, the mystery of God, the unwritten Seventh Seal (Revelation 8:1) or mysteries of the Seven Thunders of Revelation 10 sealed from the foundation of the world to the time Christ claimed the Book of redemption and shone the Light on their mystery through His Prophet (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 10:1-7).
The Prophet continues, "You notice, the writing that was on the rocks; I was interpreting it for them. They were elated. That's the mystery of God that's been not understood for years. Could that be that? And then notice. In some mysterious way, we picked up out of the air a sharp tool that opened up the top, and in there was white granite, but it wasn't interpreted. There was no letters. I didn't interpret that, Junior. I just looked at it, and said to the brethren, "Look on this," and that's fulfilled tonight. While they were studying that, I slipped towards the west. What for? Maybe to understand the interpretation of what's written in the top of this. Could it be?" (Sirs, is this the Sign of the End-Time? p. 47:6, December 30, 1962).
It was, and Brother Branham announced that in two or three days he and his family would be relocating west to Tucson where he would wait upon the Lord for the interpretation of the mysterious Seven Thunders which is the unwritten Word of the Seventh Seal that unveils the mystery of the Six Written Seals and brought back the fullness of the Word in the 'parousia' Coming of the Headstone.
One morning in January, 1963, shortly after he had relocated to Tucson, Brother Branham looked from the window of his apartment to a distant spot in the Catalina Mountains, and heard the Angel of the Lord say to him, "Go there." At about 8.30 that morning he entered the canyon, drove up as far as he could, and set out on foot. He found himself in Sabino Canyon "up where the eagles were flying"; there in the midst of some jagged rocks he felt the Presence of the Lord and knelt down. Praying holding his hands out to God up on top of that mountain, a Sword dropped into his hand with a pearl handle and a blade about three feet long glistened in the Sun. Then a Voice that shook the canyon said, "This is the King's Sword." Later the Angel of the Lord revealed it was the Word in the hand. This was the "crowbar" or "sharp tool" that opened the revelation of the unwritten Seventh Seal that caps the pyramid.
If you read the following pages of the Seals Book you will find Brother Branham states repeatedly that Christ is no longer a Mediator, and he quotes Daniel 7:10, "the judgment was set and the books were opened." Christ's intercession for ignorance of the fullness of the Word is over, because all those predestinated to be the PART-Word members of His Body have been sealed. Hence Brother Branham titled this teaching, "The BREACH between the Church Ages and the [Revelation of the Seven] Seals." A breach is a breaking of covenant as in the violation of a marriage contract, and when the last saint was baptized into the Laodicean part of the Body, Christ found the nominal church "lukewarm" in its affection (Revelation 3:14-20; II Timothy 3; 4). This diagram illustrates the Body at the end of Laodicea but before the Seven Seals were unveiled; their revelation is the sole path whereby Christ's end-time Bride may cross the chasm into the "door open in heaven" to form His Capstone Bride. "And it only is to be revealed at the last day when this actual Seal is broken. Broken to who? Not to Christ, but to the Church. Notice, now. Oh, my, that just makes me tremble. I hope that the Church truly understands it. (See what I mean?), you people. I'm going to call you Bride. (See?) That you'll understand it" (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 139:7).
He speaks thus because the Church has been called and sealed as per the diagram, and his Message is Matthew 25:6-7, the third exodus calling the Bride OUT of Rome and her (once) Protestant daughter churches to meet the Bridegroom. "At midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the Bridegroom; come OUT to meet Him"! Then all those virgins [both wise AND foolish] arose, and trimmed their lamps".
This is the "shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16 confirmed by the heavenly Voice of Revelation 18:4 by means of which the virgins trim their lamps of the carbon of Judaeo-Roman creed and ritual that they may walk in the Light of the "present Truth." Satan is the prince of the power of the air, which is essential to all natural life and a type of the fourth dimension through which we contact the spirit world and receive spiritual Life or death to our soul. Satan's children make a carnal impersonation by claiming there is too much carbon in the atmosphere when there is no carbon in the atmosphere but 0.0037% carbon dioxide, the essential building block of all life. The whole of creation would benefit were there a far higher percentage of CO2 in our atmosphere, but these Mammonites are the children and servants of the pale horse rider, whose name is Death (I Timothy 6:10; Revelation 6:8).
Now please compare the situation of us Gentiles and indeed the world at the end of the Laodicean Church Age with apostate Israel in the days of Zechariah. Had grace and election not embraced Israel by restoring Joshua, their mediator, there would have been no room for Messiah to appear in accord with the ancient prophecies, for the confessed sins of Israel had been sufficient to secure their final rejection from God and thus eliminate the prospect of a blessing for all families of Adam's race. Likewise the Gentile Church was apostate "and knew it not" (Revelation 3:17-20) as the Israel nation has been for 2,000 years (Romans 11:25). Since Christ was no longer a Mediator there is no way His end-time Bride could have been born-again to complete the Body had God not ordained Brother Branham to stand in the breach, and no way for Messiah to return to Israel.
Speaking of the seven angels, seraphim, theophanies or constellation of the seven stars of the Pleiades that type the messengers to the seven Church Ages, Brother Branham described how on March 8 he was caught up into the constellation signified by the Shekinah or Pillar of Cloud that appeared publicly on February 28, 1963 as "the sign of Christ's [second or 'parousia'] Coming" (Psalm 19; Zechariah 3:8-9; Matthew 24:3; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 1:7, 16, 20). These photographs were published in the May 17 issue of Life Magazine. "And did you notice that one Angel, I said in there, was a strange Angel? He looked more to me than any of the rest of them. You remember that? They were in a constellationthree on a side and one on top. And the one right next to me here, counting from the left to the right, would've been the seventh Angel. He was brighter, meant more to me than the rest of them. You remember, I said he had his chest out like that, and was flying eastward. You remember like that? And I said, "It picked me up, lifted me up." Do you remember that?"
"Here it is. The one with the Seventh Seal, the thing that I've wondered all my life. Amen. Them other Seals meant a lot to me, of course, but, oh, you don't know what this has meant. . ." (ibid, p. 560:4 561:1). "And the Earth was en-lightened with His glory" (Revelation 18:1). Three days after the earthquake that will end the Gentile dispensation this Angel will be seen "ascending from the east, having the Seal of the living God" in the sign of Christ's 'parousia' Coming "and His feet shall stand upon the Mount of Olives" (Zechariah 14:4; Ezekiel 43:2; Matthew 24:30-31; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 1:7). "And the SUN of righteousness will arise with regeneration and resurrection in His beams [first to Christ's Bride of all Ages, then]. . . to en-Lighten Israel with His glory through the Message of two Hebrew prophets" (Zechariah 4; Malachi 4:2; Revelation 7:2-8; 11:1-12; Ezekiel 1:28; 10:4).
You too, little Bride, have been caught up into that constellation of angels or Word, that formed and capped the pyramid, for throughout the Book of Revelation John represents Christ's end time Bridenot the Churchthe Bride. The Church was finished before the Seals were revealed. Revelation 4:1-2, "After this I . . . . (insert your name) . . . . saw, and behold, a door was open in heaven: and the first Voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show you things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the Spirit: and beheld a throne set in heaven, and One [not three] sat on the throne."
Having been "enlightened or [illuminated] with His glory" by the Seventh unwritten Seal which is the revelation of the previous six written Seals, you trimmed your wick, entered into and became one with the five-sided stone of Zechariah 3:9, Christ the Capstone, "the living Stone, disallowed by men, but chosen by God, and precious".
Aren't you glad that you can say, "I'm one of them"! nl697
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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.