Bible Believers' Newsletter 726
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; it is good to see you again, and we are pleased you have joined us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
Today we begin a study of The Fifth Trumpet by defining several key terms often misrepresented in our English language Bibles. The links in several of our news items show how dictators are being installed in the EU and the USA as foretold by Daniel and Jesus Christ.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
Chile Earthquake altered Earth Axis, shortened Day
The February 27, 2010 earthquake sped Earth's spin, figure skater style. The diving tectonic plate at the epicenter of the magnitude 8.8 Chile earthquake helped to temporarily redistribute mass on Earth.
The Chile earthquake was so powerful that it likely shifted an Earth axis and shortened the length of a day, NASA announced Monday.
By speeding up Earth's rotation, the magnitude 8.8 earthquake—the fifth strongest ever recorded, according to the USGS—should have shortened an Earth day by 1.26 millionths of a second, according to new computer-model calculations by geophysicist Richard Gross of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.
For comparison, the same model estimated that the magnitude 9 Sumatra earthquake in December 2004 shortened the length of a day by 6.8 millionths of a second. Gross also estimates that the Chile earthquake shifted Earth's figure axis by about three inches (eight centimeters).
To explain the difference, Keith Sverdrup, a seismologist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, likened Earth to a spinning figure skater holding a rock in one hand. The rotational axis of the skater is still down the middle of the body, he said, but the skater's figure axis is shifted slightly in the direction of the hand holding the rock.
Just how did the Chile earthquake give Earth a bit of a turbo boost?
To explain, Sverdrup, who wasn't involved in the NASA calculation, turned again to the image of a spinning figure skater. "As she pulls her arms in, she starts rotating faster." Likewise, as a portion of Earth's mass drew in ever so slightly and quickly during the Chile earthquake, the planet began spinning a bit quicker.
The Chilean quake was a so-called thrust earthquake, which occurs when a large section of the Earth's surface—in this case, the Nasca tectonic plate—dives beneath an adjacent plate. This process, called subduction, can cause earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. "The layer of rock on the [Nasca plate] dove down into the Earth's interior, and that's like the skater pulling her arms in toward her body," Sverdrup said. Only thrust earthquakes, with their inward motion, can shorten Earth days. Other types of earthquakes, such as horizontal strike-slip quakes, in which two plates slide horizontally past one another, don't affect Earth's rotation . . .
Full story: nationalgeographic.com
188 days later there was a 7.0 earthquake in New Zealand. September 3, 2010. Full story: usgs.gov
189 days later, another axis shift. Japan 9.0 quake (March 11, 2011). The quake probably shifted the position of Earth's axis about 6.5 inches, said Richard Gross, a geophysicist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada Flintridge, in an e-mail. The temblor also should have caused Earth to rotate somewhat faster, shortening the length of the day by about 1.8 microseconds, he said . . . shifted earth's axis 4-10 inches Full story: latimes.com
188 days later, 7.3 Fiji Earthquake (September 15, 2011). Full story: usgs.gov
189 days later, another Axis shift & mega quake? Thursday March 22, 2012, next axis shift? Another mega earthquake?? Full story: wikipedia.org youtube.com
Comment: Natural types the Spiritual. Birth pains. Does the Axis shift induce the major earthquake, or do the major earthquakes cause the major earthquakes?
Obama Admin Cites 'Int'l Permission,' Not Congress, as 'Legal Basis' for Action in Syria
March 7, 2012 Under question from Senator Sessions at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing today, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey indicated that "international permission," rather than Congressional approval, provided a 'legal basis' for military action by the US. Full story: youtube.com
Involvement in the United Nations has facilitated US military adventurism by removing Congressthe body supposed to represent the peoplefrom the equation. From its origins in World War II, the United Nations has always been a war-making entity, and US involvement in it amounts to an open-ended declaration of war.
On December 20, 1945, Truman signed a measure entitled the United Nations Participation Act of 1945 (UNPA), which effectively abolished Congress's constitutional function in declaring war. Under the UNPA, the US President can "negotiate a special agreement or agreements with the Security Council" concerning the use of American military personnel and facilities for UN "peacekeeping" and "peace enforcement" missions.
According to the text of that measure, "The President shall not be deemed to require the authorization of the Congress" to make American troops and assets available to the Security Council. In essence, Truman and his successorsincluding George W. Bush, whose conservative supporters were considered an enemy of UN-centered "multilateralism"have used the UNPA as a perpetual declaration of war granting them authority to deploy American troops anywhere in the world under the color of the UN's supposed authority.
Senator Arthur Vandenberg (R-Michigan), who had been a defender of US independence before being blackmailed by British intelligence into supporting the internationalist cause, observed during the debate over the UNPA that requiring "the consent of Congress to every use of our armed forces . . . would violate the spirit of the [UN] Charter"as if that document, not the US Constitution, was the one he was sworn to uphold. That confusion may have come naturally to Vandenberg, given that he had signed the Charter as a delegate to the UN's founding conference in San Francisco. . . Full story: republicmagazine.com
Comment: During the hearing yesterday Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey brazenly admitted that their authority comes not from the US Constitution, but that the United States is subservient to and takes its marching orders from the United Nations and NATO, international bodies over which the American people have no democratic influence.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's testimony asserting that the United Nations and NATO have supreme authority over the actions of the United States military, effectively declare Congress a ceremonial relic, has prompted Congressman Walter Jones to introduce a resolution that re-affirms such behavior as an "impeachable high crime and misdemeanor" under the Constitution.
Brzezinski: America's Global Dominance is Over
March 5, 2012 Last week, American political scientist Zbigniew Brzezinski made a series of sensational confessions. . . now the US have come to the point where we can say that "America's global supremacy is over" . . . the global economic crisis has forced him to change their forecasts. Now he has no doubt that this power has already become China.
According to Brzezinski, the US can no longer reign supreme as the only superpower in the world"the world is much more diverse." Americans also need to hope and strive to "adapt to this new world." This must be done in order to survive. "If we want to compete in the new world, America must revitalize itself. We should use the flexibility and intelligence in our relations with China," says the analyst. . . "If Americans want and are willing to change, the U.S. does not fall apart".
Full story: 3rm.info
This is How Dictatorship Begins
November 27, 2011 Italy Claudio Messora of Byoblu.com: The governments of two democratic states have been removed in the space of a day and replaced by two technocratic governments, controlled by men originating from international high finance and the Trilateral Commission . . . Is this a coincidence?
UK Independent Party Leader Nigel Farage MEP: What we do know is that two democratically elected premiers were removed by the Bully Boys from Brussels . . . not one of them an elected politician. Whatever the source, I think we have to say that if we believe in freedom and democracy, it is a monstrosity. Is this all about coincidence? No! It's all about control. This is how dictatorship begins. . . Full story: youtube.com
November 6, 2011 Greece Greg Palast: Greece's economy blew apart because a bunch of olive-spitting, ouzo-guzzling, lazy-ass Greeks refuse to put in a full day's work, retire while they're still teenagers, pocket pensions fit for a pasha; and they've gone on a social-services spending spree using borrowed money. Now that the bill has come due and the Greeks have to pay with higher taxes and cuts in their big fat welfare state, they run riot, screaming in the streets, busting windows and burning banks.
I don't buy it. I don't buy it because of the document in my hand marked, "RESTRICTED DISTRIBUTION." I'll cut to the indictment: Greece is a crime scene. The people are victims of a fraud, a scam, a hustle and a flim-flam. Andcover the children's ears when I say thisa bank named Goldman Sachs is holding the smoking gun. . . Full story: gregpalast.com
Comment: Like The United States of Europe and the World Plot, The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, and the 19th century blueprint for three world wars, this is "old news" . . . that has been written in your dusty Holy Bible for 2,000 years. Do you see the beast from the sea, the Holy Roman Empire reviving under the ten kings, or unelected dictators of Daniel 7:24, Revelation 13:1-2 and 17:12-18?
Santorum, Opus Dei, Freeh, Terrorism, and Organized Crime
February 20, 2012 GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum's links to the secretive and ultra right-wing Roman Catholic Opus Dei sect . . . [and] . . . extreme Catholic beliefs are in contrast to then-Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy's promise that his Catholicism did not mean he took orders from the Pope in Rome. While Kennedy was able to fend off attacks by his enemies that he was beholden to the Vatican, Santorum . . . told the National Catholic Reporter that Kennedy's separation of his personal religious beliefs from his public duties as president resulted in "great harm to America."
Santorum is a congregant of the Opus Dei-linked St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church in upscale Great Falls, Virginia, not far from the CIA headquarters in Langley. St. Catherine is noted for its Latin masses. The congregation counts other Catholic notables among its members, including Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and jailed-for-life FBI Russian spy Robert Hanssen. . . In 2004, Santorum and his wife became Knight and Dame of Magistral Grace of the Knights of Malta at a ceremony at St. Patrick's Church in New York. The Sovereign Military Order of Malta, headquartered in Rome, enjoys, as does Vatican City, independent diplomatic status and representation at the UN by an observer mission. Although the Catholic military order has diplomatic relations with 104 nations, it is not recognized by the United States. It appears clear that a Santorum administration would reverse that long-standing policy. . .
A Santorum administration may see a place for Freeh as Attorney General or, in a worst case scenario, on the US Supreme Court, alongside other such "notables" as Opus Dei member Scalia, and Sammy "the Snake" Alito, Clarence "Slappy" Thomas, Elena Kagan, and Chief Justice John Roberts. Full story: waynemadsenreport.com
Trillion Dollar Terror exposed: Bush, Fed, and European Banks in $15 Trillion Fraud, All Documented
February 23, 2012 At surface, it appears we have stumbled upon the largest terrorist organization in the world and have found original documents tracing its funding to the Secretary of the Treasury and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, two of the top financial officers in the US.
On February 16, 2012, Lord James of Blackheath, member of Britain's House of Lords presented evidence of an illegal scheme begun, he has thus discovered, in 2009. His documents including originals signed by Alan Greenspan and Timothy Geithner, show the illegal "off the books" transfer by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York of $15 trillion to, initially, HSBC (Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation) London and then to the Bank of Scotland.
The Bank of Scotland, under royal charter but restricted from involvement in any such transactions, simply "gave" the money to 20 European banks to use in a highly profitable scheme of co-trading "fresh cut" MTN's (mid-term notes), generating trillions of dollars in profits over 3 years, none of which is shown on books, none has been taxed or has benefited shareholders in those banks.
As Blackheath outlines, the "deception and cover" for this transfer is the imaginary seizure of 750,000 tons of gold by agents of an unspoken entity (confirmed by the highest official sources as the Bush family and CIA), the listed "source" of the money. The government of Indonesia confirms this to be an utter fabrication and that the individual named had 700 tons of gold (about half of what Gaddafi was holding), not 750,000. It is noted that only 1,500 tons of gold have ever been traded in world history, as stated in the House of Lords. Full story: theintelhub.com
Comment: We have published information on Bush's involvement since at least 2006 (Newsletters 433, 475. 506, 514, 531, 544, 548, 615, 669, and 670).
February 2, 2012 List includes Banks, Investment Houses, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Equity Funds, Savings Retirement Funds and other shadow banking organizations. The line is very blurry between these entities, some are owned by banks some are banks, some invest in banks as well as owning entire industries (common in Hong Kong and Japan).
It is not known under what circumstances these individuals have left their positions; I make no judgment on that. I find the timing of so many resignations extremely curious and a temporal marker in history of high significance . . .
Full story: americankabuki.blogspot.com.au
Interracial Marriages at New US High: 1 in 12
February 16, 2012 Interracial marriages in the US have climbed to 4.8 milliona record 1 in 12as a steady flow of new Asian and Hispanic immigrants expands the pool of prospective spouses. Blacks are now substantially more likely to marry whites. . .
"In the past century, intermarriage has evolved from being illegal, to be a taboo, and then to be merely unusual. And with each passing year, it becomes less unusual," said Paul Taylor, director of Pew's Social & Demographic Trends project. "That says a lot about the state of race relations. Behaviors have changed and attitudes have changed."
Full story: washingtontimes.com
Comment: Matthew 24:37, "But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the Coming of the Son of man be".
Genesis 6:1-4, "[In the days of Noah] it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God [Adam's descendants] saw that the daughters of men [Cain's descendants] were fair; and they took them women of all which they chose. And . . . There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them". Miscegenation is a repetition of the original sin, and the genocide of Adam's race whatever the colour of their skin. Nicolas Sarkozy has finally acknowledged there are too many foreigners in France.
Wojtyla John Paul II and Judaism
In memory of one of Rome's many Jewish popes. A pictorial review. Full story: nostra-aetate.org
The Fifth Trumpet Part I
Revelation 9:1-3, "Then the Fifth Trumpet angel sounded and I saw a star that had fallen to the earth from heaven, to whom was given the key to the pit of the Abyss. He opened pit of the Abyss, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace, so that the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke from the pit. Out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power like the power of scorpions of the earth".
This star was "Lucifer, son of the morning!" who has weakened the nations by scheming to take God's place in the hearts of men, imposing his dominion through the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life. His tools are sensual: warfare, religion, empire, ungodly music, immodest dress and lawlessness engendered by profane and dishonest print and broadcast propaganda, education, lewd movies and television that have diminished morality and destroyed good manners between individuals and nations (Isaiah 14:12; Luke 10:18)! This verse refers to Lucifer's abasement from God's right hand man"the anointed guardian cherub . . . full of wisdom and beauty and . . . blameless in his ways from the day he was created till iniquity was found in him"to Satan, the angel of the Abyss and adversary of God and men since he polluted Eden (Ezekiel 28:11-15; Genesis 3:1-6). As the Adversary is still our accuser, this was not his literal casting down to earth which awaits the close of the Gentile dispensation (Revelation 12:7-11).
When grace ends Satan's accusing will be over as he will no longer have access to God's Presence. Then all decisions that determine a man's destiny will have been made so that "He who is unjust and he who is filthy: he who is righteous and he who is holy will ever continue in his state" (Revelation 22:11; Daniel 12:10). The number of righteous non-elect Israelites saved by grace under the Fifth Seal will have all been martyred; the remaining non-elect of Adam's race whose names remain in the Book of Life, including the foolish virgin, will die in martyrdom to preserve their names on the Book of Life and their salvation (Revelation 14:12-13; 13:15-18; Matthew 25:11, 30, 40). After the Sixth Seal opens God will be sifting and purging an election of 144,000 Israelites of the blood of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in Israel, who were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary.
Now the Word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any twoedged sword, and does not return to Him void but will accomplish what He has purposed, delivering blessing to those who act upon it, and judgment to the disobedient (Hebrews 4:12; Isaiah 55:11). Thus the measure of Spirit that anointed the Church Age Messenger and his Message to impart eternal Life and transform the elect into written epistles of the Word for their Age, whether Israelites or Gentiles (Acts 10:34; Galatians 3:28), became God's judgment rod under the Seven Vials of the ordeal of jealousy to separate the make-believers from the un-believers, as under the Seven Trumpet judgments it purges the righteous non-elect Israelites and condemns the unrighteous and their Edomite impersonators, whilst the revelation of the feast of the Trumpets will baptize 144,000 elect Israelites into Christ under the Seventh Trumpet.
Our Scripture is set between the Sardis and the beginning of the Laodicean Church Age, say 1918, just before the "roaring 20s" when Laodicea was rich and in need of nothing materially but lukewarm to God's revealed Word. The key that unlocked the pit of the Abyss was unbelief in the revealed Word. Earth's birth pains began in Laodicea under the Fifth Trumpet with the First Woe of World War I (Matthew 24:8): the man-made plague of the Vial that followed that war was influenza. As smoke darkens the air from which we sustain our natural life, impeding the light of the Sun, the seed of error darkens the fourth dimension or medium through which we receive the Light of the S_O_N by spiritual revelation. Laodicea was the twilight of Spiritual grace, "a unique day known to the Lord, not day, or night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be Light" (Zechariah 14:7). And so it was when the Message of God's Prophet restored the apostolic faith and finished the mystery of God for Christ's end-time Bride in this holy convocation of the antitype of the fiftieth day of Israel's Pentecostal feast (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; 24:27-28; Revelation 10:7).
Contrary to natural locusts, these do not harm any green thing but attack men who are not sealed with the Spirit without discrimination between Israelites and Gentiles since the Gospel is for all men of Adam's race (Ephesians 2:15-22; Galatians 3:27-29), and the judgment was upon those who ignored or rejected the revelation of Justification by grace through faith restored by Martin Luther. Whereas natural locusts swarm without a leader, these metaphorical locusts have a leader who is Satan, the king of the pit of the Abyss. The Hebrew name of this king is Abaddon, and in Greek it is Apollyon. Abaddon means "destruction" or the place of destruction which is Gehenna, Hell, or the lake of Fire (Psalm 88:11) while Apollyon means "destroyer" (Revelation 9:11).
Revelation 17:8 which is set in the near future under the Seventh Trumpet and Sixth Seal describes a beast with ten horns and seven heads controlled by a woman. The woman in the Judaeo-Roman universal church and this beast is the revived Holy Roman Empirea monstrous aggregate of the evils of the previous three world empires. "The beast that you saw was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the pit of the Abyss (Revelation 9:11), and go into perdition [(Gk.) 'apoleia' meaning perdition or utter destruction]: and all who dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is." This beast is Rome's pope—one pope dies and another is appointed to continue the Judaeo-Roman system of false worship. "Here is something for wise heads to consider: the seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits, and they represent seven kings [who have deified themselves]: five [Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius] are fallen, and one [Nero—the last relative of the Caesars under whose reign Vespasian commenced the siege of Jerusalem (Matthew 24:15-21)was ruling at the start of the Ephesian Church Age], and the other [Galba] is not yet come; and when he comes, he must reign a short space [seven months and six days]. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth [king, and the last Pope who will be Satan incarnate], and is of the seven, and goes to perdition [(Gk.) 'apoleia']".
Incidentally in Revelation 17:8 Jesus confirms Moses who stated that the physical Serpent's seed also populated the present, post-diluvian "world that now is" (Genesis 6:4) when He mentions those of Cain's race whose names were not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world.
We next see this king of the bottomless pit in the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week. Revelation 11:7: "When Israel's two prophets have finished their 1,260-day witness, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them." This will be the immensely powerful Devil-incarnate Judaeo-Roman Catholic "pope brought out of the United States and put over there [Jerusalem] according to prophecy" (Acts of the Holy Spirit, p. 12:87). "Which will finally be to full control of the Catholic church in the United States: then the bomb comes that explodes her" (Hybrid Religion, p. 6:6; An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 322:3).
Revelation 19:20-21, "And the beast [or Devil-incarnate last pope who looks to be Francis I] was taken, and with him the false prophet [or co-existent pope Benedict XVI] who wrought miracles in Satan's presence with which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast, and those who worshipped his image. These were cast alive into the lake of Fire that burns with sulphur. And the rest were slain with the sword that issues from the mouth of He who sits upon the horse: and all the birds were gorged with their flesh".
Can you see how this coming beast, "the son of perdition" was perfectly typed by the seven deified emperors who were "sons of the divine Julius"? This eighth deified ruler of the Roman Empire will not "fall" in death as they did; he will be "cast alive into the Lake of Fire" (Revelation 19:20).
The bottomless pit is the pit of the Abyss which is the fifth dimension where the soul of the unconverted man resides when dies, for he cannot enter rest in the Presence of God which is the sixth dimension, nor can he return to earth as all of the decisions that determine his destiny have been made in the body in which he is no longer clothed. So his time is up and he is in a nightmare condition like someone whose subconscious mind is active but whose body is asleep and physically unable to escape the horrors of his nightmare. In this situation Satan will be present throughout the millennium yet powerless and bound by a chain of circumstances since the bodies of his subjects are in the grave and in spirit form they cannot assail the glorified saints. And while the dreamer may have the presence of mind to escape the circumstances of his nightmare by returning to consciousness, the dead sinner remains in that state, his soul imprisoned in the fifth dimension until the general resurrection and judgment (Newsletter 034; Revelation 20:1-9).
Like Noah, Moses, Jesus and all great ministries, when their mission was complete the Messages of the angels to the Church Ages continued preaching as "in the days of the Voice of the seventh angel" who went to his reward in 1965. The non-elect are judged or corrected under the Trumpet and Vial of the same Message. As in the days of Noah after grace was rejected God shut the door to the ark but Noah continued preaching for seven days in condemnation of those who could no longer be saved. After God had extended grace to Pharaoh by His servant Moses whose signs and wonders were thoroughly vindicated and his Message rejected, he sent the Angel of Death over the land of Egypt and took the lives of all unbelievers with the birthright, even Israelites not under the blood. After His crucifixion Jesus visited the Abyss which prior to His resurrection was partitioned between the LOST in torment, and the righteous in Paradise (Luke 16:19-31). There He preached for three days, vindicating the faith of the righteous and condemning the unbelievers. After cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary of the accumulated sins of the Old Testament saints under the blood of animals He descended and led them captive of eternal Life (Ephesians 4:8-9; I Peter 3:18-20). Paradise has been done away since the day of Pentecost because saints under the Blood of Christ go to the sixth dimension. At the end of the Gentile dispensation after God shuts the door to grace, and Message believers without the Token cry, "Lord, Lord, open to us." He will answer, "Truly, I know you not [as elect believers with the revelation of the Message"] (Matthew 25:1-13; 7:21-23). Meanwhile, Christ's end-time Bride is "relaying the Message about many peoples and nations and tongues and kings"; regrettably most of our ministry is to souls that are imprisoned now through unbelief for the preaching of the Gospel blinds the unbeliever Spiritually as it bound the Sodomites physically in the days of Lot so that they could not find the door, and that Door is Christ (Genesis 19:11; Luke 17:28-30; Revelation 4:1).
Speaking of the physical and spiritual Serpent's seed Brother Branham said: "See how that seed of the Serpent moved down, how that seed of the woman moved down, how that seed of the Serpent begin to predominate, predominate, get greater and greater, greater, greater, greater until now there's nothing left but just a little small remnant of names still left written from the foundation of the world. But when the body had been formed and that last name that's on the Book will be recognized here on earth, the books are closed, for it is completed; the story of redemption has been read completely. Then we go to see Him and to meet Him in the resurrection. . . But just before the end time, the Seed's almost gone from the earth; it's weighted out, the seed of the righteous. The seed of the Serpent is accumulating faster and faster and faster, getting ready for this atomic age to be destroyed. "But just before that time, I'll send a way of escape. I've set before you an open Door. Strait is this gate and narrow is this way, and it'll be just a few of them that'll find it, for broad is the way that leads to destruction and many will go in there at." There you are. Just before this, this great Light was supposed to spring forth" (Baptism of the Holy Spirit, p. 18:78-79, 118; Zechariah 14:7).
Egypt was ruled for so long by the Edomite Hyksos that after their eviction the new "pharaoh did not know Joseph" and he too was Serpent's seed (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 280 281; 284:3). None of the 'pharaohs' of today's apostate Edomite-ruled nations know our "Joseph," Jesus Messiah, and Death has been pronounced by Brother Branham's Message as it was in the days of Moses (Isaiah 61:2b; Revelation 6:8; 18:4). "Ichabod" was writ over Christendom in 1963 and the glory departed when Christ claimed the Book of Redemption and opened the Seals as it departed the Most Holy Place before the Lord God abandoned Jerusalem to Nebuchadnezzar. After the Seventh Trumpet sounds the end of the Gentile dispensation, our testimonies warning against taking the mark or serving the beast will be mainly to the LOST. Few to whom we testify can or will receive it even today. Soon the Angel of Death will fly over all the earth. As the Lord raised His servant Nebuchadnezzar to exile his apostate people to a lifetime's captivity, spoil Jerusalem, raze His Temple, and bring the city and nation under Gentile dominion until the consummation (Daniel 9:29; Luke 21:24) He has raised Judaeo-Communist Russia to destroy the false Judaeo-Roman church, the beast from the sea, and her (once) Protestant image, the United States beast from the earth, after He has sealed the 144,000 elect Israelites. Revelation 7:1-4 declares He will restrain the kings of the East, the king of the north and the kings of the earth from the nuclear annihilation of these two beasts until Israel is born-again as a nation in one dayall 144,000 souls (Isaiah 66:8).
First Vatican City State and the United States will be vaporized, then Armageddon will annihilate all life on earth down the tiniest microbe; the sidereal heavens will be cleansed, and earth purified with an overflow of lava that erases all trace of human history in preparation for the millennium.
Revelation 20:1-3, "And [caught up in the Spirit through the Door still open in heaven] I . . . . (insert your name) . . . . saw an Angel come down from heaven, having the key to the pit of the Abyss and a great chain in his hand. And He laid hold on the Dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, and cast him into the pit of the Abyss, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season".
At last Satan is bound for a thousand years with his demons and the righteous non-elect in (Heb.) Sheol, (Gk.) Hades, the fifth dimension, or Abyss of the pit (Daniel 12:7; II Peter 2:4; Jude 6). This is NOT the same place as the lake of Fire, (Heb.) Gehenna and Abaddon, or (Gk.) Tartarus and 'apoleia' mentioned in Revelation 19:20 where the beast and the false prophet are: that is the place of the second death which is the eventual annihilation of the soul from which Hades, the fifth dimension or pit of the Abyss is distinguished as a prison house where souls who reject the Message are imprisoned NOW, alive and in torment. Many souls such as the physical Serpent's seed are imprisoned before their bodies die because their names were never in the Book of Life. The names of the spiritual Serpent's seed are removed from the Book of Life and their souls are imprisoned NOW while their body lives. The adult Israelites who followed Moses out of Egypt committed the unforgivable sin (Hebrews 6:4-8) at Kadesh-Barnea and were blotted from the Book of Life yet they lived forty years in the desert to bear and raise a new generation who would honour God's Covenant and enter the promised land (Psalm 95:10-11; John 6:49; Jude 5); Caiaphas, the Israelites and Edomite Jews who crucified Jesus were blotted from the Book of Life while they lived (Psalm 69:28; Matthew 23:13-36; 27:25); so are those who not discern the Lord's Body which is you and me (I Corinthians 11:27-34; I Timothy 5:6).
Revelation 20:13-15, "The sea gave up the [bodies of the] dead in it; [physical] Death [(Gk.) 'thanatos'] and Hell [Hades] gave up the [bodies and souls of the] dead in them: and each man was judged according to his works. And Death and Hell [Hades or the pit of the Abyss] were cast into the lake of Fire (Gehenna). This is the second death. And whoever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of Fire".
Ezekiel 18:20-21, "The soul that sins shall die. . . BUT IF the wicked will turn from all his sins he has committed, and keep all My statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die."
The first death is the death [(Gk.) 'thanatos'] of the body; the second death is that of the soul. Thus Ezekiel and Jesus Messiah expose the folly of the Talmudic doctrine of "Two Souls" or replacement of souls espoused by those Jesus Christ and Brother Branham identified as false anointed ones in the end-time (Matthew 15:9; 24:24; II Timothy 3:8-9).
After the millennium Satan and his companions will be loosed from the Abyss by the general resurrection and once more embodied they will assault the camp of the saints. Then "the Devil that deceived them will be cast into the lake of Fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever." This torment is not eternal, or Satan and the LOST would require eternal Life to endure it, and eternal Life would be a matter of geography or place instead of the Person of God, our Lord Jesus Christ. The LOST will have their "part" or time in the lake of Fire before they are annihilated along with all memory of them (Revelation 21:8).
In our English Bibles both Hades "the prison house," and Gehenna, the "lake of Fire" are translated Hell. Jesus is represented as using Hades only three times: in reference to the humiliation of Capernaum, Matthew 11:23 and Luke 10:15; to the deliverance of His Church from its power, Matthew 16:18; and to the imprisonment of the disembodied soul of the rich young ruler. And three times speaking through Brother Branham in reference to Los Angeles, in Ashamed, p. 8:49; Trying to do God a Service without being the Will of God, p. 5:20; and Works is Faith Expressed, p. 8:60-61. However when Jesus utters His fearful threatenings concerning casting both body and soul into Hell and unquenchable fire He employs the term Gehenna in Matthew 5:22, 29-30; 8:28; 13:15, 33; Mark 9:43-47, and Luke 12:5 as the place of Hell "fire that shall never be quenched." This identifies "the furnace of fire, where there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth" mentioned in Matthew 13:42 and "the everlasting fire prepared for the Devil and his angels" in Matthew 25:41 as the lake of Fire into which the LOST will be cast for the second death after the judgment (Revelation 20:10-15).
II Peter 2:4 and Jude 6 concur, stating "the angels who kept not their office [in the liberty of Christ the Word], but left their own habitation for a life of sin, God has reserved in everlasting chains [disembodied in the pit of the Abyss] under the nether gloom of uncertainty waiting for the judgment of the great day," when with Satan they will be cast into that "everlasting fire prepared for the Devil and His angels . . . where worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched" (Mark 9:44).
II Thessalonians 1:6-9, "Since God deems it just to recompense with affliction those who afflict you; and to grant rest with us to you who are afflicted, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming Fire inflicting vengeance upon those who ignore God, and do not obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus. They shall pay the penalty of everlasting ruin [perdition, Gehenna] separated from the Presence of the Lord, and from His glorious power" [after the White Throne Judgment]. Until that time they "are reserved in everlasting chains under darkness [Hades, Sheol] to the judgment of the great day".
Both the Old Testament and the Book of Revelation employ the word 'apoleia' (Abaddon) as the place of final destruction. This is the destination of which Jesus speaks in Matthew 7:13, "Enter in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction [apoleia]." In John 17:12 He calls Judas "the son of perdition [apoleia]." Paul speaks of the Devil-incarnate last pope as "the son of perdition [apoleia]" (II Thessalonians 2:3, and the word is also used in Romans 9:22; Philippians 3:19; Hebrews 10:39; I Timothy 6:9; II Peter 2:1-3; 3:7).
Neither Hades nor the Lake of Fire is a condition; each is a separate place or dimension unseen through the veil of the flesh. There are seven dimensions but the natural senses of our body and spirit make contact with only three: light, matter, and time, while we, our soul can contact the fourth dimension which is the channel of revelation, spiritual dreams, inspirations, visions and anointings. There we communicate with the spirit world: God, or Satan and his angels. The sixth dimension is where the Christian goes when he dies, and God is in the seventh dimension. The bottomless pit is the Abyss of the fifth dimension where the souls of sinners and the unconverted are imprisoned pending the general resurrection and White Throne Judgment prior to being granted into salvation or cast into hell, (Heb.) Gehenna or (Gk.) Tartarus which will then be ready to receive its guests.
Physically we live and have our being in that tasteless, odorless and transparent substance called air. We can't see it, but as we breathe we extract vital oxygen to cleanse our lifeblood. Through this medium our five senses of sight, taste, touch, hearing and smell we contact the natural world. When an impurity such as smoke darkens the air and the loud buzzing sound of locusts comes out of the smoke, visual and aural communications are severely confused.
The sun that brings light through the air to support natural life types the S_O_N of God, whose revelation shines Light for Spiritual Life. So air types the unseen ether or fourth dimension through which we receive Spiritual vision to feed our souls by faith, and commune with the supernatural realm.
God can only impart His Spirit through the understanding that comes through our eyes or ears. "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing [or understanding] by the revelation of God's Word." Smoke types impure spirits within the fourth dimension that sting a man's soul as a scorpion stings his body and smoke stings and chokes his lungs. By darkening the spiritual atmosphere this "smoke" precludes a clear vision of the revealed Word of God and brings noisome confusion, obstructing judgment as the irritating clamor of locusts disrupts natural communication. (Read Isaiah 14:12; 60:2; Joel 2:2; Zechariah 14:6-7).
Revelation 9:3-4, "And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and to them was given authority, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men who have not the Seal of God in their foreheads".
These locusts are demons that rise with the smoke of spiritual error that ascends from the bottomless pit. As scorpions sting by raising their tails over their heads but do not kill, these exercise power to hurt men spiritually by raising religious tales contrary to faith and elevate false prophets above their rejected Head, Christ the Word. The locusts begin to fly and spiritually sting and paralyze unstable souls to destroy brotherhood and break up the unity of the Body.
When Satan and his demons are cast down to earth "Brother Branham's Vial will be poured out into the air" cleansing the heavenly sanctuary, and "we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with the resurrected saints into the Shekinah [as Brother Branham was caught up on March 8, 1963] to meet the Lord in the air" for the Wedding Supper of the Lamb (Revelation 16:17; 12:9; I Thessalonians 4:17). nl726.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.