Bible Believers' Newsletter 722
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
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In our main article we examine the context and import of the three Scriptures Brother Branham selected as texts when he delivered his teaching on "The Feast of the Trumpets."
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
The Observers Mission Report of the League of Arab States to Syria
February 1, 2012 The report acknowledges the existence of "an armed entity" involved in the killings of civilians and police as well as the conduct of terrorist acts, which contributed to triggering actions by government forces. The Report refers to "armed opposition groups" as well as to the "Free Syrian Army," both of which, according to the AL Mission, are involved in the deliberate killing of innocent civilians: in some zones, this armed entity reacted by attacking Syrian security forces and citizens, causing the Government to respond with further violence. In the end, innocent citizens pay the price for those actions with life and limb.
"In Homs, Idlib and Hama, the Observer Mission witnessed acts of violence being committed against Government forces and civilians that resulted in several deaths and injuries. . . "Such incidents include the bombing of buildings, trains carrying fuel, vehicles carrying diesel oil and explosions targeting the police, members of the media and fuel pipelines. Some of those attacks have been carried out by the Free Syrian Army and some by other armed opposition groups". . .
The Mission also underscored the role of media distortion in the coverage of events in Syria as well as the campaign to discredit the Mission's findings. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca Leaked Report of the Arab League Observers Mission
Comment: News reports and statements by Mrs. "Killary" (we came, we saw, and he is dead) Clinton and Mr. Ban Ki Moon are egregious fabrications in service to the 'City of London,' it's Federal Reserve, and the Big Oil Scam. Here is the skinny on them and their BIG LIES concerning Syria, the road to attack Iran. It boils down to the fact the banksters have Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and other exporters with huge USD reserves over a barrel whereby either the City conquers the oil-producing nations and the value of US dollar reserves is preserved or even increased, or they mind their own business and behave as civilized human beings and the USD and economy fail. Now you see why the triumvirate of Vatican City State, Jewish banksters, and their US military minion will shortly rule one totalitarian world government under the presidency of Lucifer incarnate in the pope of the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church. I Timothy 6:10: "The love of money is the root of all evil".
West uses UN as Cover to Wage Wars
February 5, 2012 It is very important that those vetoes have taken place for the simple reason that what is at work here is an attempt to hijack the United Nations as it has been so many times and deploy as a cover for naked intervention on the part of the CIA and the Mossad and of the imperial forces of capitalist west.
The question here is not that there is a mass movement in Syria. It is not a question of there being widespread opposition to the government of Basher al-Assad. The issue is that the armed intervention on the part of what is called the Free Syrian Army has been well-documented as an operation of both the Qatari and Arab League front spokespeople for United States and NATO and Israel.
We have documented this, the Chinese and Russian representatives have stated very clearly. I quote: "We are concerned with the absolutely unrealistic provision expecting that the government in Syria withdraw from cities and towns exactly when sponsored armed groups are taking over quarters of those cities and towns". . .
This is armed intervention on the part of the United States, Britain and Special Forces, it is not even disguised that they are using the Turkish army as a support instrument, unmarked NATO planes or the Turkish military borders and bases close to Iskenderun on the Syrian border are delivering weapons from the late Muammar Gaddafi's arsenals and volunteer soldiers from a statement of a former CIA agent, Philip Giraldi that I have cited before on Press TV. . .
This is a propaganda exercise for imperial intervention on the ground. They do not care about the fate of the population in terms of democracy or rights or bloodshed. On the contrary the record in Afghanistan and in Iraq and in Libya is overwhelmingly clear. . .
In the instance where China and Russia are vetoing these resolutions, are reflection of the fact that both Russia and China well understand that this agenda, this war agenda is also aimed at them. It is also aimed at any country that has its own national interests, its own aspirations to develop its resources, its own need to defend its people against exploitation by imperial behemoth. Full story: presstv.com
Will Iran be Attacked?
February 8, 2012 Washington has made tremendous preparations for a military assault on Iran. There is speculation that Washington has called off its two longest running warsIraq and Afghanistanin order to deploy forces against Iran. Two of Washington's fleets have been assigned to the Persian Gulf along with NATO warships. Missiles have been spread amongst Washington's Oil Emirate and Middle Eastern puppet states. US troops have been deployed in Israel and Kuwait.
Washington has presented Israel a gift from the hard-pressed American taxpayers of an expensive missile defense system, money spent for Israel when millions of unassisted Americans have lost their homes. As no one expects Iran to attack Israel, except in retaliation for an Israeli attack on Iran, the purpose of the missile defense system is to protect Israel from an Iranian response to Israeli aggression against Iran. . . [there are] 44 US military bases surrounding Iran.
On February 5, President Obama canceled [Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin] Dempsey's warning to Israel when he declared that he was in "lockstep" with the Israeli government . . . despite the fact he told NBC that "we don't see any evidence that they [Iran] have those intentions [attacks on the US] or capabilities." By being in lockstep with Israel and simultaneously calling for a "diplomatic solution," Obama appeased both the Israel Lobby and Democratic peace groups, thus upping his vote.
[T]his spring is a prime time for attacking Iran, because there is a good chance that Russia will be in turmoil because of its March election. The Russian opposition to Putin is financed by Washington and encouraged by Washington's statements, especially those of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Whether Putin wins or there is an indecisive result and a run-off election, Washington's money will put tens of thousands of Russians into the streets, just as Washington's money created the "Green Revolution" in Iran to protest the presidential elections there. . . In the course of the conversation I asked how Washington got so many other governments to do its bidding. . . "bags of money. We buy the leaders" . . .
Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: World peace and the lives of millions hinge on the pride and self-seeking of the Jewish usurper to POTUS, his masters the banksters of the 'City of London,' and the love of money.
Crossing the Rubicon: Obama's Endless Global Warfare
January 30, 2012 "Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm" exposes the key authors . . . America's sadistic neo-cons Richard Perle, David Wurmser and Douglas Feith . . . A decade later, the authors of that study are gone in name but their spirit of unending wars is alive and well within the Obama Administration's recently announced "Defense Strategic Guidance" as part of "Sustaining US Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense," Where Clean Break offered what was then a radical Middle East military strategy, Obama's DSG identifies US military priorities for the 21st century to "confront and defeat aggression anywhere in the world" with an emphasis on the Middle East and Asia-Pacific region as the "greatest challenges for the future. (Panetta, 1-5-2012) . . . Neither the president nor Panetta felt any need to articulate a credible global threat that requires eternal armed vigilance as the country continues to dismantle its People Programs and as its infrastructure continues to crumblenor did either provide the American people with a thoughtful rationale for who, why, when, where and how. . . After the president's departure, Panetta, once known as a liberal House Democrat from California, began to morph into a gnarl-faced Dr. Strangelove with every utterance of war, enemies, threats, death and destruction as he touted US military dominance and its ability to "decisively prevail in any conflict" (Renee Parson "US Plans for Perpetual War" ICH: 01/27/2012).
"The US government is so full of self-righteousness that it has become a caricature of hypocrisy. Leon Panetta, a former congressman who Obama appointed CIA director and now head of the Pentagon, just told sailors on the USS Enterprise, an aircraft carrier, that the US is maintaining a fleet of 11 aircraft carriers in order to project sea power against Iran and to convince Iran that "it's better for them to try to deal with us through diplomacy . . . Washington has kept America at war for ten years while millions of Americans lost their jobs and their homes. War and a faltering economy have exploded the national debt, and a looming bankruptcy is being blamed on Social Security and Medicare. The pursuit of war continues. On January 23 Washington's servile puppetsthe EU member statesdid Washington's bidding and imposed an oil embargo on Iran, despite the pleas of Greece, a member of the EU. Greece's final ruin will come from the higher oil prices from the embargo" (Paul Craig Roberts, "Drowning in Hypocrisy", Paulcraigroberts.org: 01/24/2012). . .
"It is in the War Crimes Arena where Washington shows the greatest hypocrisy. The self-righteous bigots in Washington are forever rounding up heads of weak states whose countries were afflicted by civil wars and sending them off to be tried as war criminals. All the while Washington indiscriminately kills large numbers of civilians in six or more countries, dismissing its own war crimes as "collateral damage." Washington violates its own law and international law by torturing people . . . There is no question that Bush/Cheney/Obama have trashed the US Constitution, US statutory law, and international law. But Washington, having overthrown justice, has established that might is right. No foreign government is going to send its forces into the US to drag the war criminals out and place them on trial . . . War abroad and austerity at home is the policy that is being imposed on the western "democracies." Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Know your enemy in the Build up to WWIIIOBAMA Freezes IRAN Assets in the USpeaceful Iran. The colonies of the Jews' City of London would destroy you in their pretended war against the abstract noun "terror" and the enforcement of their Hegelian controlled two party sham democracy. Their immediate objective is to maintain oil sales in USD, then conquer China and Russia in order to attain to global hegemony.
NYPD Muslim Spy Scandal Grows: Plan to Target Shiite Mosques
February 3, 2012 New revelations have emerged about the New York City Police Department's secret program to spy on Muslim communities. The Associated Press has just uncovered a confidential NYPD plan from 2006 to engage in targeted surveillance of Shiite mosques following increased tensions between the US and Iran; the latest revelation on its secret intelligence operations focused on Muslim neighborhoods. On Thursday a coalition of Muslim and civil rights organizations reiterated their call for the immediate resignation of NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly . . .
Full story: truth-out.org Comment: US provocation of Iran.
Egypt Defies US by Setting Trial for 19 Americans on Criminal Charges
February 5, 2012 Although the charges against the 19 Americans are part of a broader crackdown on as many as nine nonprofit groups here, its most prominent targets are two American-financed groups with close ties to the Congressional leadership, the National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute. Both are chartered to promote democracy abroad with nonpartisan training and election monitoring.
The Americans facing criminal charges include Sam LaHood, director of the Republican Institute's Egypt operations. He is the son of Ray LaHood, the secretary of transportation and a former Republican congressman from Illinois. . .
Full story: nytimes.com
Comment: US government political interference in tandem with George Soros/Rothschild exposed to reveal the US remains a colony of 'the City'.
Green Toys for Rich People?
January 30, 2012 The Climate Scare/Green Energy Bubble will be the defining feature of our age. Never before have so many people wasted so much money and time on climate fables, alarmist handouts and energy toys.
Already it has spread further, distracted more people and wasted more community resources than the South Sea Bubble, the Tulip Mania or Y2K. Future generations will read in wonder how sensible people like Germans, British, Spanish, Danes, Californians, Australians and Kiwis lost their ability for critical thinking. . . It is time to end all government promotion and subsidies for electric cars which are just the latest green fad, as costly and impractical as most other green fads.
Electricity is not a primary source of energyit is a way of transmitting energy from primary sources or storages to electric applications and machines. In Australia, 93% of electricity is generated from carbon fuels, 77% from coal. This will not change dramatically in the near future. Therefore most electric cars will run on coal power. Such vehicles will produce more carbon dioxide per kilometer than the petrol/diesel cars they replace. They do not reduce carbon dioxide emissions, even if that mattered. They increase emissions and move them somewhere else. . . Electric cars can have no effect on global climatethey are another example of costly green tokenism. . . Full story: carbon-sense.com
And Three make the Perfect Baby
February 06, 2012 Australian scientists want to create designer babies with the DNA of three parents to prevent children inheriting life-threatening diseases. IVF specialists argue they could eradicate mitochondrial mutationswhich can cause multi-organ failure and fatal heart, liver and muscle conditionsby removing defective genes and replacing them with healthy DNA from a donor.
The procedure, described by scientific opponents as "fraught with danger," would ensure women with the severe genetic condition do not pass it on to their children. "This would mean we are using the genes of three parents," Professor Peter Illingworth, of assisted conception services program IVF Australia, told the Sunday Telegraph . . .
Full story: theaustralian.com.au
Comment: "As it was in the days of Noah" (Matthew 24:37; Genesis 6:1-4). Talk about mongrelization! Brother Branham called the United States "the prostitute of the nations," well look out, here Australians. Instead of the 52 children born in Australia each year with a mitochondrial condition the professor wants to bastardize the whole nation! The world is going insane!
US Air Force draws Criticism for removing 'God' from Logo
February 8, 2012 The patch included a line written in Latin that read, "Doing God's Work with Other People's Money." But after the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers complained, Forbes said the line was rewritten in Latin to read, "Doing Miracles with Other People's Money". . . Full story: dailytelegraph.com.au
The Feast of Trumpets Part II
In Part I of this series we laid a ground work for our study of Brother Branham's Message, "The Feast of the Trumpets""what happens after the close of the Gentile dispensation and the translation of Christ's Bride," or "the gathering of the 144,000 and the revelation of the mystery of their redemption." Today we will focus on the three Scriptures from which the Prophet drew his context, not that we doubt the Divine inspiration of his teaching, but to "prove all things" and make our calling and election on the sure built on the foundation of revelation rather than the repetition of Brother Branham's words since faith is not the Rhema but the Logos in us.
Leviticus 23:23-24, "The Lord told Moses: Tell the children of Israel, in the seventh month, in the first day of the month, you will declare a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of Trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall do no servile work therein: but you shall offer an offering made by Fire to the Lord".
Isaiah 18:1-3, "Ho to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia: that sends ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, you swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled! All you inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see and take note, when the Lord raises an ensign on the mountains; and hear when He blows a Trumpet".
Isaiah 27:12-13, "In that day, the Lord shall thresh out the grain from the canals of the Euphrates River [Israel's northern border] to the stream of Egypt [Israel's southern border]. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Great Trumpet will be blown (Matthew 24:31; I Corinthians 15:52; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 11:15), and [Israelites] who were ready to perish in the land of Assyria and outcasts in the land of Egypt, will return and worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem".
How often does the Lord have to spell out to those in the circle of this Message that most of the present residents of the modern state of Israel are non-Semitic, anti-Semitic imposters who call themselves Israelis? They are not Israelites descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and have no part in the Old Covenant, but like the denominational Christians of this day, "God has visited them with a strong delusion that they should believe the lie with all of their hearts, so all who do not believe the truth but have pleasure in unrighteousness might be damned" (II Thessalonians 2:11-12). The true heirs of the promise dare not yet return to the land of the Covenant "for fear of the Jews" who have determined to kill them according to the oath of their father Esau (Genesis 27:39-41), and are doing their utmost using the overwhelming military might of the apostate colonial troops of the 'City of London,' led by the US and UK. We daily witness their slaughter in Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Iran and other Muslim lands of their exile in the ancient Assyrian empire. Blood Israelites will not return to the land of the Covenant for their redemption till the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week (as prophesied in Psalm 17:7; Isaiah 6:10-13; 11:11-16; 13:14; 27:13; 49:17; Jeremiah 3:12, 18; 16:15; 23:8; 31:8; Ezekiel 37:14; 39:27-28; Micah 5:3; Zechariah 10:9-12; Matthew 24:29-31, and elsewhere).
Brethren who accept the "letter" of Brother Branham's Message without taking it back to the Scripture for understanding by the Spirit that inspired him imagine that Daniel's Seventieth Week is only three and a half years when it is seven full years. In the first three and a half years God will reconfirm the New Covenant with 144,000 elect Israelites through the ministry of a "Moses" and an "Elijah." After their martyrdom Christ will return to Israel by their recognition of His second or 'parousia' Coming on the Mount of Olives three and a half years previously as the Message of their martyred prophets is quickened to revelation. Their awakening in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week will be the birth of the nation in one day as prophesied in Isaiah 66:8.
Brother Branham said, "Now getting back to the story of Joseph meeting his brethren. You recall that not all the brethren came. Joseph knew that and insisted that all the brethren appear before him, or he could not make himself known unto them. Finally they brought the one that was missing, little Benjamin. It was little Benjamin, the full brother of Joseph, that set his soul on fire. And when our Joseph, even Jesus, will come to the people who have kept the commandments of God and who have gone back to Palestine, His soul will be set on fire. Little Benjamin typifies the 144,000 Israelites from all over the earth who have gone back to Palestine for their redemption. They will be standing there ready to receive Him, Whom to know aright is Life eternal. They will say, "This is our God for whom we have waited." Then they will see Him Whom they have pierced. And they will cry out in dismay, "Where did these awful wounds come from? How did it happen?" And they will wail and cry, every family apart, everyone apart in the agony of sorrow."
This will be Israel's recognition of Christ's 'parousia' Coming and NOT the physical return of the glorified Jesus, who will be in the Palace with His Wife. As Brother Branham explained, "This is the revelation story of Zechariah 12:9-14. Zechariah prophesied this about 2,500 years ago (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 36:5). The second physical or 'erchomai' return of the glorified Man will not take place until after the consummation of life, when, with the glorified saints of all Ages He steps out on the ashes of the wicked for a thousand years of peace (Malachi 4:1-3).
"Now where will the Gentile Church be while Jesus is making Himself known to His brethren? Remember that the bride of Joseph with the two children were in the palace, for Joseph had commanded, "Let everyone leave me; put them all out from before me." So the Gentile bride was hidden in the palace of Joseph. Where will the Gentile Church go in the rapture? Into the palace. The Bride will be taken off the earth. She will be caught up before the great tribulation to meet her Lord in the air. For three and one-half years [the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week] while the retributive wrath of God is poured out, she will be in the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Then will He return [by revelation], leaving His Bride in "His Father's house," while He makes Himself known to His brethren. At this very time, the antichrist covenant that the Jews [NOT Israelites will] have made with Rome will be broken. [There we are, "in the midst of the week" (Daniel 8:25; 9:27; 12:7; Revelation 11:3; 13:5-7; 17:7-18) leaving three and a half years to the consummation]. Rome and her allies then send their troops to destroy all the God-fearing, Word-abiding Jews." [Brother Branham means Israelites, NOT Jews].
"But as they come against the city to destroy it, there will appear in the heavens the sign of the Coming of the Son of Man with His mighty armies to destroy them who have been destroying the earth (Revelation 11:18; 19:11-14). With the enemy repulsed, Jesus then comes and presents Himself to the 144,000. Having seen His mighty acts of salvation, they have come to know His power. But also seeing His wounds and knowing that they had rejected Him even to that moment, causes them to cry out in the agony of terror and fear, even as did their brethren of old when they stood before Joseph, being sore afraid that they would be killed. But as Joseph said, "Don't be angry with yourselves. It is all right. God was in it all. He did it to preserve life." Even so will Jesus speak peace and love to them" (ibid. p. 40:1-2).
The "ensign" or signal that moves Israelites to return to their Homeland will manifest at the blast of the Seventh Trumpet mentioned in Isaiah 5:26; 11:10-12; 18:3; 30:17; 31:9; Daniel 7:13; Zechariah 9:16; 12:10; 14:4; 29:6; Matthew 16:27; 24:30; Acts 1:11; Revelation 1:7). This will be the unrecognized sign of Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming to Israel at the close of the Gentile dispensation accompanied by the sinking of Los Angeles, the cleaving of the Mount of Olives, and the invasion and rape of Jerusalem as foretold, causing a mass exodus of Jewry to their homelands in Russia, Poland, etc., The catalyst stirring Israelites to return will be the emigration of the feared Jews and hostility among the citizens of their former safe havens within Islam following the demolition of the Dome of the Rock.
The "Great Trumpet" is Israel's Seventh Trumpet that will sound on or about Nisan 14, which is the first month of Israel's sacred calendar, to signal the end of the Gentile dispensation and man's day, and the beginning of the Day of the Lord and His renewed dealings with the nation. Brother Branham said, "What day that God determines Israel to be a nation, that's the day that there'll never be another Gentile saved . . . And God never did deal with Israel till she came to her homeland. Hear me! THUS SAITH THE LORD, God will not deal with His Church till she comes back to the Homeland, the Message of the hour (Daniel 30:126, 133)!" God is still dealing with us Gentiles. We learned last week, "there is a church and a Bride"; likewise, there are so-called Jews and blood Israelites. Jews founded the modern state of Israel in 1948 as the Prophet said, and the Bible states that the Israelites from whom the Lord will call an election of 144,000 will not return until the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week. Now despite what the Prophet has said in so many of his sermons you have just heard him say, "What day that God determines Israel to be a nation, that's the day that there'll never be another Gentile saved . . . And God never did deal with Israel till she came to her homeland. Hear me! THUS SAITH THE LORD." So those now occupying the Land of Israel are NOT Israelites!
The Seventh Trumpet is not the Feast of Trumpets which in the natural took place on Tishri 1, the seventh month of Israel's sacred calendar. Its antitype will be the ministry of Israel's two prophets anointed with the Spirit that endued Moses and Elijah. Their Message will gather the elect of Israel and bring the Law of Moses to their remembrance to show how through its dread prophecies, shadows and types God has "magnified the Law" and chastised their forefathers under the Trumpet Judgments. Their Message will reveal the true atonement in Jesus Messiah, after the martyrdom of their prophets to bring them to remembrance before the Lord with the baptism with the Holy Spirit.
Because Israel's two witnesses will prophecy for three and a half years and the pope will rule for the same length of time it would seem that their anointing with the Holy Spirit and his possession by Satan will commence shortly after the end of our dispensation in order to coincide with the Day of Atonement "in the midst of the week" and prior to the seventh day of the Feast of ingathering, which represents the Millennium.
Brother Branham read only the first three verses of Isaiah 18 and said "this connects this [Leviticus 23:23-24] together." The "connection" is an offering made by Fire to the Lord." This offering, mentioned in Isaiah 18:7 and 27:24, will be the 144,000 Israelites Jesus Messiah will "baptize with the Holy Ghost and with Fire: whose [winnowing] fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly purge His threshing-floor, and gather His wheat into the garner; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable Fire" (Matthew 3:11-12; Isaiah 66:16-18; Jeremiah 25:31; Ezekiel 38:14-23; Daniel 9:27; Joel 3:2; Micah 4:12-13; Zephaniah 3:8; Malachi 4:1; II Thessalonians 1:6-10; Revelation 19:1-21). All three texts selected by the Prophet describe how the Lord will "send His angels [the Hebrew prophets of Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11] with a great sound of [the Seventh] Trumpet and they shall gather together His elect [Israelites] from the four winds [war and strife], from one end of heaven to the other" to the land of the Covenant; here as in Goshen, they will be preserved from the plagues and ministered during the first half of Daniel's Seventieth week (Matthew 24:31).
The two prophets will unfold Israel's Seven Trumpet mysteries, whose revelation will separate the wheat from the chaff. Malachi 3:2-6 likens Christ's 'parousia' Coming to Israel "as a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap: and He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord an offering in righteousness. [The 144,000 are themselves the offering purged by the Holy Spirit and Fire and by the penalty of the Law, "life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe" (Exodus 21:23-25), which the nation invoked by the oath "His Blood be on us, and on our children" as it is to this day (Matthew 27:24-25). "Then the offering of [regenerated] Judah and Jerusalem shall be pleasing to the Lord, as in days of old, and as in former years." All three texts point to God's chastisement and judgment on refractory Jerusalem "which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt" (Revelation 11:8), and to the memorial of blowing of Trumpets unfolding the mystery of the sixfold purpose of Gabriel's visit to Daniel (Daniel 9:24), the destruction of their mutual enemies, and Earth's purging with fire for the Millennium.
Isaiah 18:1-3, "Alas, Ethiopia, land of whirring [insect] wings beyond the rivers of Upper Egypt, that sends ambassadors by the Nile in swift papyrus skiffs. Return, you swift messengers, to a nation tall and of a shining skin, a people feared beyond its borders for their warlike prowess; that conquers and treads down, whose land the rivers divide! All you inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see and take note, when the Lord raises an ensign on the mountains; and hear when He blows a Trumpet."
Brother Branham was not directing his Message to the Israelites but to Christ's end time Bride with the admonition of Matthew 24:32-34: "Now learn a parable of the fig tree [the symbol of Israel]; When his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer [with the Day of Atonement, Israel's redemption, and the feast of Tabernacles which speaks of the Millennium] is nigh: likewise you, when you see all these things, know that the end of the world [system] is near (Matthew 24:3c), even at the doors. Verily I tell you: This generation shall not pass, till all these things are fulfilled." In this context the "ensign" was the flag of modern Israel.
Jesus was showing that Israel is God's timepiece, and Brother Branham taught that the generation that saw the modern state of Israel established will not expire through old age before the millennium begins:
"Notice, two thousand, yeah, twenty-five hundred years the Jews has been scattered to every nation under heaven. As God hardened Pharaoh's heart, bringing them back, He hardened Hitler's heart, Mussolini's heart, and so forth, till He's drove them back to Palestine. Coming back they have made them a nation again, and on May the sixth, 1947, the Jewish flag was raised over Israel for the first time for twenty-five hundred years. The oldest flag in the world was raised for the first time in twenty-five hundred years. And He said in the last days He'd raise up an ensign over Jerusalem, showing that the time is at hand" (Beginning and Ending of the Gentile Dispensation, p. 10:89; The Feast of the Trumpets, p. 29:225).
Confirming his statement, the First Committee of the United Nations, on which each of the 55 members is represented, held twelve meetings, from May 6 to May 13, 1947, using the facilities for simultaneous translation available at Lake Success on May 6 to determine the make-up of the commission called the "United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP) that would determine the future of Palestine (UN docs. A/C.I/P.V.46-57 (May 6-13, 1947).
We are instructed to "prove all things," for Brother Branham said, "Treat me like the Dutchman, take me for what I MEAN, not for what I say. In other words don't be content with the rhema or "letter" of what he said, seek for the logos or understanding intended by the Spirit within him. We must not presume that the blue hexagram between two blue lines on a white background is the oldest flag in the world; that is the contemporary occult Jewish flag of the House of Rothschild, not the ancient flag of Israel.
Isaiah 18, like many Scriptures has a compound meaning: the Ethiopians are bidden to fight in alliance with Israel but they must know that it is the Lord who will grant them the victory. "For THUS SAITH THE LORD: I will take My rest, and I will consider in My dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest. For before the harvest, when the blossom time is over and the bud becomes a ripening grape, I will cut off the shoots with pruning hooks, and I will snip the spreading tendrils." By the favour of His non-intervention the power of Assyria, which in Isaiah's day would have been the empire east of Judah (Ezekiel 38; 39; Daniel 11:40), brought almost to the pinnacle of victory. But marginally before this high point is attained, the Assyrian, typing the coming "the kings of the East [with] the King of the North" will be destroyed, and the beasts of the field and birds of the air shall dine for a year on God's sacrifice for them (Ezekiel 39:17-20; Revelation 16:12; 19:17-18; Proving His Word, p. 44:236). The compound points us to Matthew 24:32-34 and Israel's revival under the feast of Trumpets under the Seventh Trumpet, to Armageddon, the end of the Ages or dispensations, and the purging of Earth for the millennium as discussed.
"Their mighty armies shall be left unburied for the vultures of the mountains, and for the wild beasts of the land: and the fowls will feed on them all summer, and the beasts of the land will winter upon them. At that time the present shall be brought to the Lord of hosts of a people tall and smooth, from a people feared beyond its borders for their warlike prowess; that conquers and treads down, whose land the rivers divide, to Mount Zion, the place of the Name of the Lord of hosts".
Zephaniah 3:10 is virtually a repetition of Isaiah 18:7 which speaks of the restoration of the righteous remnant of dispersed Israelites from beyond the rivers of Ethiopia or Cush, the southernmost extremity of the then known world, and the restoration of the Kingdom to Israel with "the righteous Lord in the midst of Jerusalem" (Zephaniah 3:5). These may be Beta Israel who hold to the Pentateuch, Joshua, Judges, Ruth and some non-canonical books but eschew the Talmud, and more than 120,000 Falashas have been brought to Israel under their Law of Return. However, since we have recognized the sign of Matthew 24:32-34 to which Brother Branham alludes it is appropriate that we examine the "ensign" of Isaiah 18:3 in agreement with Isaiah 11:10-11 and 66:19-20 as expounded in our study of Zechariah Chapter 14 Part II where the nations named represent the whole Gentile world: "I will set a sign among them, and I will send those [Israelites] who escape to the nations, to Tarshish [Spain], Pul [an island in the Nile between Egypt and Ethiopia], and Lud [Libya], celebrated archers, to Tubal [south of the Caucasus, between the Black Sea and Araxes, probably Cappadocia, now part of Turkey], and Javan [Greece and Asia Minor], to the isles afar off, that have not heard My fame, neither seen My glory; and they shall declare My glory, [the 'parousia' of Jesus Christ "from whom the whole Family of God in heaven and earth is named," to the Israelites] among the Gentiles. [The glory of God is employed as the Lord's standard, His ensign or rallying point in Israel (Isaiah 11:10-12; 49:22; 62:10, and Ezekiel 43:1-2)]. And they shall bring all your brethren for a [precious unbloody] offering to the Lord out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to My holy mountain Jerusalem, says the Lord, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel to the house of the Lord".
This agrees with Brother Branham's second text of Isaiah 18:1-2, and 7. Conscious of the duplicitous intrigues of the 'City of London' and their MOSSAD, MI6 and CIA in the Middle East, we realize that "all things work together for good to those who love God and are the called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28), and accept that the wickedness of the (once) Christian Western world in deceiving their own citizens with the BIG LIES of the hooked-nose 'hidden hand' to militarize the genocide of innocent millions, devastate national infrastructure and loot natural resources is "the spirits of demons, which go forth to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty" (Revelation 16:14). The three texts selected by Brother Branham point us to the sign of the end of the world, and we are conscious of the nearness of Seventh Trumpet, the end of our dispensation, Israel's feast of Trumpets, the purging of the "saved" non-elect, the 144,000, and the whole earth prior to the millennium.
Isaiah 27:12-13, "In that day, the Lord shall thresh out the grain from the or canals of the Euphrates river [Israel's northern border which under David encompassed Lebanon and part of Syria] to [Israel's southern border which under David bordered what is now Egyptian territory at the Wadi el-Arish], the stream of Egypt, [His great threshing floor is within the land of Israel where He will separate the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jewish tares and gather out one by one 144,000 blood Israelites]. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Great Trumpet (Matthew 24:31; I Corinthians 15:52; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 11:15) will be blown, and [Israelites] who were ready to perish in the land of Assyria and outcasts in the land of Egypt, will return and worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem" (Isaiah 24:23; Joel 2:32). Clearly the Israelites will NOT return to Israel until the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week.
The manifestation of the Seventh or Great Trumpet of Isaiah 18:1-3 and 27:12-13 will signal the close of the Gentile dispensation and "The Temple of God in heaven will be opened and [because there is no veil before the Holy of Holies] the Ark of His Testament will be seen in His Temple [the symbol of His renewed Presence with and favour toward Israel], and there will be a mighty earthquake . . . and the city of Jerusalem will be divided into three parts" According to United Nations Resolution 181 of 1947 (Revelation 11:14-19; 16:19). nl722.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.