Bible Believers' Newsletter 737
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Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
Bilderberg Power Masters meet in the US
May 23, 2012 Every time a "Bilderberg Meeting" takes place, important things happen. The last time they met in the US was an election year, 2008and the world got Obama. This year they're back in the US: will they decide who the next president of the United State . . . Although most Bilderberg annual meetings are held in EuropeFrance, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Denmark, England, Scotland, Norwaythis US election year they're again gathering at the Westfield Marriott Hotel in Virginia from May 30 to June 3. . .
A favorite Bilderberg method consists of inviting wannabe future heads of state to their meetings to determine whether they will go along with their agenda. We thus saw George H. W. Bush attend their 1985 meeting, Bill Clinton attend their 1991 meeting, Tony Blair in 1993, and Romano Prodi, former head of the EU Commission, in 1999. . . Clearly, they run countries around the world, not voting citizens . . . Full story: rt.com
Bilderberg Scheme to save the Euro
May 15, 2012 The euro crisis is at its most severe point in history, outstripping similar crisis points which coincidentally also occurred just before the annual Bilderberg Group meetings in 2010 and 2011. Bilderberg is terrified not only that Greece will exit the euro, but that in doing so it will go on to see a massive economic rebound and become an example for other eurozone countries to follow the same course. This fear is exemplified in a piece appearing today in the Bilderberg-controlled Financial Times entitled Greece's exit may become the euro's envy.
"Expelled from the eurozone, Greece might prove more dangerous to the system than it ever was inside itby providing a model of successful recovery," writes Arvind Subramanian a Senior Fellow at the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics, which counts amongst its directors numerous influential Bilderberg members . . .
Full story: prisonplanet.com
US/Israeli/Saudi-funded Terrorists destabilizing Syria under Fire in Lebanon
May 14, 2012 According to a 2007 New Yorker article by Seymour Hersh, "The Redirection," the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia had been assembling a region-wide army of extremist-mercenaries to battle Hezbollah in Lebanon, destabilize and overthrow Syria, and create a united front against Iran. The forces recruited for this effort would come from the ranks of the CIA-created "Arab foreign legion," Al Qaeda itselfextremist groups fresh back from fighting US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, including listed terror organizations like the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) from Libya.
Hersh's 2007 report exposed the groundwork for the very violence unfolding in Syria today, and now Lebanon. Forces to destabilize Syria were primarily to be staged in northern Lebanon, as explained in the article, and indeed the heaviest fighting over the last year has been seen in the Syrian city of Homs, just across the border from northern Lebanon. Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and his government have been, since the beginning of the violence, attempting to illustrate just thisexplained in detail in 2007, and demonstratively being carried out today, with responsibility for deadly bombings being claimed by terrorists, the Pentagon itself admitting Al Qaeda is present in Syria, and reports indicating foreign fighters, weapons, and cash are flowing over Syria's borders. . .
Far from genuine sectarian violence, it was planned since 2007, to use terrorist proxies in a battle stretching from Lebanon to Iran with Arab nations from North Africa to the Middle East aiding the effort, dominated by freshly installed US proxies (Tunisia and Libya) and the Muslim Brotherhood, stated in Hersh's 2007 article to be wards of the West. . .
Full story: globalresearch.ca
It was also examined in detail, how in 2007, US, Saudi, and Israeli officials admitted they were creating a militant front of extremists for the sole purpose of causing the destabilization of Syria we see today, and ultimately overthrowing the Syrian government. It was noted how these extremist militants had direct ties to Al Qaeda. . .
In the Washington Post's article, "Syrian rebels get influx of arms with gulf neighbors' money, US coordination," not only is this admitted, but claims made by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have been confirmed that Syria's historically violent Muslim Brotherhood, stated in 2007 by Seymour Hersh as being a direct proxy of US-Saudi-Israeli funding and support, is also directly arming and funding contingents of extremists committing acts of terror across Syria. . .
Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Jewish traitor F.D. Roosevelt said, "If something happens in politics, you can bet it was planned that way".
Assange Impact: Internet Censorship
May 22, 2012 India's proposal that the United Nations appoint a 50-member watchdog body to regulate the internet has elicited some sharply divergent opinions. One side maintains that the proposed Committee for Internet Related Polices (CIRP), which would oversee all Internet standards bodies and rule on all Internet-related disputes, is a draconian measure that puts India in the same bracket as regimes that restrict or oppose Internet freedom . . .
There can be little doubt that whistleblower par excellence, Julian Assange, and his WikiLeaks revelations triggered America's determination to have totalitarian control over the Internet. In Australia, Assange's native country with which Washington recently deepened strategic ties, Attorney-General Nicola Roxon announced on 4 May 2012 that she wanted to give law enforcement agencies the power to bug phones and intercept emails for up to six months; the same day she and junior minister Jason Clare announced a series of agreements on data sharing with US secretary of homeland security, Janet Napolitano. . .
Australia has also committed to "working more closely with the US on information and intelligence sharing, in particular, targeting and risk assessments to combat transnational organized crime, including terrorism." [Barrister and National President of the Australian Lawyers Alliance] Greg Barns points out that the Australian Prime Minister believes that WikiLeaks is covered by the term "transnational organized crime". . . Full story: vijayvaani.com
Comment: The police state's framework for suppressing information and opinion arguably threatens all forms of independent thought and appears poised to intensify as the "war on terror" continues. As the recent emergence of US plans for indoctrination in reeducation camps reveals, Western governments' actual enemy is the capacity for a people to exercise critical thought en route to intervening in and altering political-economic processes. . .
The technocratic mindset of agencies such as the DHS and Federal Bureau of Investigation that oversee federal, state, and local policing procedures seeks to short-circuit and quell dissent by identifying transgressive thought that deviates from an assumed normalcy, then interlinking it with perceived threats or violent actions against the state. In a grand governmental exercise of Freudian-style projection, the DHS's usage of inflammatory terms such as "terrorist" and "extremist" are routinely utilized to emphasize the nature and degree of various activist groups' alleged deviant ideologies. This practice proceeds in light of the fact that most every "terrorist" act within the US since 9/11 has been carefully guided by the FBI or, as was the case with the initial "underwear bomber, Western intelligence agencies likely working in concert. . . (globalresearch.ca).
The Spread of Islamophobia is Part of America's Imperial Design
May 14, 2012 The rationale for US imperialism, for its wars of predation, had been at the time that the Soviet Union was still in existencethe supposed danger of international communist terrors and subversion . . . a rationale for maintaining US hegemony over subject peoples in the over-exploited world of Africa, Asia and Latin America, as it was for sustaining a permanent, ever expanding US military capacity and for projecting US ruling class power over the planet. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, this entire rationale for the trillions of dollars allocated to the Pentagon and to the military over decades, the largest constant factor in the entire capitalist economy, had been removed . . .
So the putative rationale for the constant preparation for war, for the maintenance of this huge missile arsenal and ever enhanced nuclear capacity in preparing for nuclear war, and for imperial war generally, was no longer available. Consequently, the ideological rationale for imperialism became something else, namely the "war on terror." It was, in some respects, borrowed, as it were, from the Mossad. There was an important document published by a man named Oded Yinon an academic with ties to the Mossad . . . the fundamental task was to break up the various countries of the region into their ethnic and religious components, ad seriatim. This was first projected as targeting Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and so on.
Essentially, US imperialism, which is the primary sponsor of the Israeli state, incorporated that notion of the necessity to demonize Islam and to create a rationale for permanent war in the region, and adapted it as the ideological cover for US capitalism and imperialism itself in the projection of military and imperial hegemony globally. It did not begin with 9/11 as such. I should point out that in 1993, the World Trade Center was attacked . . . the entire plan for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center . . . was, in fact, organized out of the FBI office in New York through an Egyptian intelligence operative under FBI mandate named Emad Ali Salem. The organizing of the undertaking included the Mossad figure Guzie Hadas.
. . . These are government ops. They are designed to create hysteria; a mindset in the public that there is a menace to our population that can only be met by this constant imperial predation upon the peoples of the region and the world by US military force, by US imperialism itself, even as our basic democratic rights are removed. Full story: globalresearch.ca
'Terrorism Plot' or Entrapment? The Case of the NATO 3
May 20, 2012 NATO 3 has become the moniker for three activists who arrived in Chicago to protest the NATO Summit . . . Michael Deutsch, representing the NATO 3 and employed by the National Lawyers Guild and the Peoples' Law Office, has alleged entrapment and possibly more as the activists charged with terrorism see their first day in court on May 22.
"We believe these are fabricated charges that are based on police informants and provocateurs," said Deutsch . . . "To discredit protesters that come to the city and to make it seem like the police are under attack when people are peacefully protesting." Inside the courtroom, Deutsch said, "This is just propaganda to create a climate of fear. My clients came to peacefully protest". . . Full story: truth-out.org
Comment: Chicago police have a long history of infiltrating peaceful protest groups and fomenting violenceit's one reason the Red Squad was banned by a federal court order (later lifted at the request of Mayor Daley)and infiltration of protest groups seems to be standard operating procedure for "national security events." newstips.org. Two more have been fingered by the same police informants.
The Case of the Missing Terrorists
May 15, 2012 If there were any real terrorists, Jose Rodriguez would be dead. . . He is the criminal who ran the CIA torture program. Most of his victims were not terrorists or even insurgents. Most were hapless individuals kidnapped by warlords and sold to the Americans as "terrorists" for the bounty paid.
If Rodriguez's identity was previously a secret, it is no more. He has been on CBS "60 Minutes" taking credit for torturing Muslims and using the information allegedly gained to kill leaders of al Qaeda. If terrorists were really the problem that the FBI, CIA and Homeland Security claim, Rodriguez's name would be a struck through item on the terrorists' hit list. . . So, also, would be John Yoo, who wrote the Justice (sic) Department memos giving the green light to torture . . . Apparently, Yoo, a professor at the Boalt School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, was ignorant of US and international law. And so was the US Department of Justice (sic).
Notice that Rodriguez, "The Torturer of the Muslims," doesn't have to hide. . . Another easy mark for assassination would be former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, who staffed up the Pentagon with neoconservative warmongers such as Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith, who in turn concocted the false information used to justify the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. . . Condi Rice, Colin Powell, who delivered the Speech of Lies to the UN inaugurating the invasion of Iraq, and Dick Cheney . . . Yet, the tough, macho Navy Seals who allegedly killed Osama bin Laden . . . highly trained killers themselves, don't dare show their faces . . . A couple of weeks after the alleged bin Laden killing, the Seals unit, or most of it, was wiped out in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
If you were a Muslim terrorist seeking retribution for Washington's crimes, would you try to smuggle aboard an airliner a bomb in your underwear or shoe in order to blow up people whose only responsibility for Washington's war against Muslims is that they fell for Washington's propaganda? . . . The "War on Terror" is a hoax, one that has been successfully used to destroy the US Constitution and to complete the transformation of law from a shield of the people into a weapon in the hands of the state. By destroying habeas corpus, due process, and the presumption of innocence, the "War on Terror" has destroyed our security. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: The slaying of CIA agent Osama bin Laden is a lie the SEALS, murdered by the real terrorists of 9/11, can now never expose. Al Qaeda is a CIA/Mossad operation, the Muslim Brotherhood is a MI6 operation, and war on the abstract noun "terrorism" is a hoax of the 'City of London' to bring humanity to submission under Lucifer's totalitarian NWO.
What Happened to the Planes and Passengers on 9/11
May 22, 2011 An important investigation by civilian and military professionals. Full story: youtube.com
Pilots for 9/11 Truth Present '9/11 Intercepted'
August 10, 2011 What happened on the morning of September 11, 2001? Why were our defenses ineffective? Pilots for 9/11 Truth analyze NORAD response, audio recordings as well as radar data provided by government agencies. War games, simulated radar tracks, aircraft exceeding their max operating limits by more than 130-150 knots, inaccurate aircraft position reports, false aircraft target reports, aircraft convergingflying virtually in formation withand then diverging from reported 9/11 aircraft, fighters launched in the wrong direction, aircraft seemingly still airborne after the alleged attack, poor communications, phones not working. . . Full video: youtube.com
Natural Disasters the Machinations of the Pentagon?
May 18, 2012 Federal Secretary of Pakistan on Climate Change Mohamed Dzhavaid Malik told reporters that his country is one of eight nations of the world most vulnerable to climate change. The federal official listed a number of natural disasters that occurred in recent years in his country, and aviation accidents that occurred under mysterious circumstances. Malik said that he had information that the recent accident at the Siachen glacier, which killed Pakistani soldiers, cannot be blamed on blizzards and avalanches but on laser beams aimed at the glacier from one of NASA satellites. Accusations of Pakistani officials are based on the fact that since 1993, US scientists are working on the program of ionospheric research. This global geoengineering project is the largest and most expensive in history, and this is not the first year the international community has found cause to reflect on its secrecy. Under the guise of atmospheric research, Americans are developing a climate weapon. Mohammad Malik said that in future countries will converge in a brutal war for resources. In his opinion the United States is today preparing for this battle, putting considerable money into the development of climate weapons and testing samples of these weapons on Pakistan.
Full story: gismeteo.ru
House stealthily passes Extreme Pro-Israel Legislation
May 18, 2012 Not a single mainstream medium has reported . . . HR4133, the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012, was introduced into the House of Representatives of the 112th Congress on March 5 "to express the sense of Congress regarding the United States-Israel strategic relationship, to direct the president to submit to Congress reports on United States actions to enhance this relationship and to assist in the defense of Israel, and for other purposes." The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) reportedly helped draft the bill, and its [Zionist Jew] co-sponsors include Republicans Eric Cantor and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Democrats Howard Berman and Steny Hoyer. Hoyer is the Democratic whip in the House of Representatives, where Cantor is majority leader. Ros-Lehtinen heads the Foreign Affairs Committee . . .
It is interesting to note what exactly the bill pledges the American people to do on behalf of Israel. It obligates the United States to veto resolutions critical of Israel, to provide such military support "as is necessary," to pay for the building of an anti-missile system, to provide advanced "defense" equipment (including refueling tankers, which are offensive), to give Israel special munitions (i.e., bunker-busters, which are also offensive), to forward deploy more US military equipment to Israel, to offer the Israeli air force more training and facilities in the US, to increase security-and advanced-technology-program cooperation, and to extend loan guarantees and expand intelligence-sharing (including highly sensitive satellite imagery). Actually, there's even more included, and I may have missed the kitchen sink. But the objective is to provide Israel with the resources to attack Iran, if it chooses to do so, while tying the US and Israel so closely together that whatever Benjamin Netanyahu does, the US "will always be there," as our president has so aptly put it.
The scariest bit of the bill is its call for "an expanded role for Israel within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), including an enhanced presence at NATO headquarters and exercises." If Israel becomes part of NATO, which is clearly Congress's intent, the US and other members will be obligated to come to the aid of a nation that is expanding its borders and is currently engaged in hostilities with three of its neighbors. Israel has also initiated a series of regional wars . . .
Full story: councilforthenationalinterest.org
A Tipping Point for Israel
May 20, 2012 Americans have finally reached our tipping point. Recently Peter Beinart, a Zionist and defender of Israel for many years, released The Crisis of Zionism, which explains how Israel has become an armed camp dedicated to repressing and even expelling its Palestinian helots. As a liberal Jew, he rejects the militant values that drive the Israel of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and has even gone so far as to support an economic boycott of Israel, similar to the pressure that was put on South African apartheid. The book has predictably provoked a firestorm of criticism from the pro-Israel establishment, but Beinart is not alone. Tom Friedman and Paul Krugman of The New York Times, both Jewish and both longtime friends of Israel, have voiced the same concerns, namely that Israel no longer represents the liberal and humanistic values that they themselves cherish. It has been noted in passing that young American Jews increasingly do not view Israel in positive terms, a sign, if one was needed, that the older generation that believes Israel is always right, no matter what it does, is passing into history.
And it does not end there. Even the mainstream media is now, perhaps reluctantly, on board. On April 22, 60 Minutes, the most watched television news and commentary program in the United States, aired a segment on Israeli persecution of Christians. The program was a real shock for the many fundamentalist Christians who have viewed Israel through rose-tinted glasses. Many evangelicals have promoted the myth that Israel is actually a protector of Christians, which it most emphatically is not; it seeks instead to marginalize them and force them to emigrate, as the 60 Minutes program demonstrated. Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, who tried to kill the story and called it a "hatchet job," was interviewed as part of it. His performance was alternately smug and angry, and it is widely regarded as a public relations disaster. He even said that mainstream Christian churches are "known for their anti-Semitism" . . .
Full story: councilforthenationalinterest.org
His Holiness by Gianluigi Nuzzi: Book of Leaked Documents 'Criminal'
May 19, 2012 Pope Benedict XVI has already appointed a commission of cardinals to investigate the "Vatileaks" scandal, which erupted earlier this year with the publication of leaked memos alleging corruption and mismanagement in Holy See affairs and internal squabbles over its efforts to comply with international anti-money laundering norms. . .
In a bid to show it has mended its ways, the Institute for Religious Works this week invited ambassadors from thirty-five countries in for a tour and a chat with its managing director as part of a new transparency campaign. . .
Full story: huffingtonpost.com
Census: Minority Babies are now Majority in United States
May 17, 2012 For the first time in US history, most of the nation's babies are members of minority groups, according to new census figures that signal the dawn of an era in which whites no longer will be in the majority.
Population estimates show that 50.4 percent of children younger than 1 last year were Hispanic, black, Asian American or in other minority groups. That's almost a full percentage point higher than the 49.5 percent of minority babies counted when the decennial census was taken in April 2010. Census Bureau demographers said the tipping point came three months later, in July.
The latest estimates, which gauge changes since the last census, are a reflection of an immigration wave that began four decades ago. The transformation of the country's racial and ethnic makeup has gathered steam as the white population grows collectively older, especially compared with Hispanics . . . Full story: washingtonpost.com
Comment: This was the objective of multiculturalism, a repetition of the original sin prophesied for this day (Matthew 24:37). Speaking before a special meeting of the Emergency Council of European Rabbis in Budapest on January 12, 1952, Rabbi Emanuel Rabinovich said concerning progress towards their NWO, ". . . We will openly reveal our identity with the races of Asia and Africa. I can state with assurance that the last generation of white children is now being born. Our Control Commissions will, in the interests of peace and wiping out inter-racial tensions, forbid the whites to mate with whites. The white women must cohabit with members of the dark races, the white men with black women. Thus the white race will disappear, for mixing the dark with the white means the end of the white man, and our most dangerous enemy will become only a memory . . ." (Captain William Guy Carr, Pawns in the Game, p. 104-106).
General Motors is becoming China Motors
May 4, 2012 General Motors is becoming China Motors. Forget the spin; the evidence is clear and convincing. Did US taxpayers save GM for China? Listen to the candid comments of GM's CEO. Full story: a MUST see
Comment: "The church carnal, the Esau church, she's come to her end. What she doing? Heading up in the federation of churches, which will finally join with Catholicism to fight Communism" (William Branham, Hearing, Recognizing, Acting on the Word of God, p. 29:215).
The Rise of a Beautiful but Cruel Woman in the United States
"In the sixth of seven major continuous visions there arose up in America a most beautiful, but cruel woman. She held the people in her complete power. I believed that this was the rise of the Roman Catholic Church." Full story: youtube.com
Joseph Branham/VOG Response to WHAS TV News
My name is Joseph Branham. I am the son of Reverend William Branham and President of Voice Of God Recordings/William Branham Ministries. I am writing this letter from both my brother, Billy Paul, and me in regards to the recent article on the six o'clock news titled: "Former Member of Controversial Branham Tabernacle speaks out," aired on May 14, 2012.
I appreciate the comment made by the anonymous man in the shadows, pointing out that Brother Branham was the father of the charismatic movement. Famous ministers such as Jack Coe, T.L. Osborn, and even Oral Roberts readily acknowledged that Brother Branham was not only a great inspiration to their ministries, but also that he truly was a prophet of God. I also appreciate the reporter pointing out that Brother Branham claimed to use the power of God to heal. That is most certainly true; he never claimed to have any power in himself. He claimed that Jesus Christ is the healer . . .
First of all; blacking out the mysterious guest's face is a blatant attempt to give the illusion that this man's life would somehow be in danger if he was identified. In reality, he is an outspoken critic of both my father and all of us who claim to believe his teachings. He makes absolutely no efforts to hide his identity, and you even posted the link to his website that has his name, picture, email address, and his own life story. He plainly says on his website that he is the grandson of Brother Willard Collins, who you interviewed for the story. Do you think the fact that this man is attacking his grandfather might make a difference to your viewers?
You also used a quote from Brother Branham and cut his words short of finishing his sentence, making it sound like he falsely predicted the end of the world. Why would you do this, other than to discredit our ministry? Here is his entire sentence:
William Branham: "Now, counting the time, we find that we have exactlylistenseventeen years left, and we will have the same span of time given to us as God dealing with us in the power of the Holy Spirit since AD33 until 1977, the same span of time of 1954 years".
Here is what your clip said,
Reporter: In 1960, Branham predicted the end of the world.
William Branham: Now, counting the time, we find that we have exactlylistenseventeen years left.
This is NOT objective journalism. In fact, I would say this is a blatant lie to the public . . .
Your reporter said, "Branham predicted he would be alive to see the return of Jesus Christ," and "Many of his followers don't expect him to stay inside the grave. People come from all over the world every Easter anticipating that Branham will rise up to foretell the Second Coming of Christ." This is even more misleading than the previous example. The Bible predicts that the dead in Christ shall rise and meet the Lord in the air (I Thessalonians 4:13-18). All Christians believe they will be alive at the Coming of the Lord, no matter if they die first or not . . .
William Branham: "If I die before Jesus comes and they give me a funeral, they're going to play (the song "Only Believe") when they putting me down in the grave. So you here in New York, if you hear about it, you know when it's going to be, stop and sing "Only Believe" once and remember me, will you? And remember, I believe this: that someday I'll come out of there. That's right. That's my faith. I believe the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God with all my heart".
And as far as people coming from around the world to the graveyard to see Brother Branham return, this is gossip . . . Easter is a time of worship in all Christian faiths, and Brother Branham has been having Easter meetings in Jeffersonville since 1933. The gravesite is a place for believers to visit and pay their respects to a man they hold in the highest regard. A professional journalist would have at least found someone who actually believes this, rather than cutting and splicing David Forsberg's testimony . . .
Your reporter asked why so many local people don't know about William Branham. Your mysterious guest said, "It's almost behind closed doors . . ." If there is a more open ministry than ours, I would like to see it . . .
And about your mysterious guest's comments on Voice Of God Recordings/William Branham Ministries (VGR). He talked about selling toys and other things for a profit. We do sell a few things, but almost always, the items are sold at or below what we pay for them, and almost all of the material shipped overseas is given away. In fact, over 95% of the material produced by VGR is given away completely free-of-charge. We operate almost entirely on free-will donations . . .
And finally, I take personal offense at a comment made by your reporters: "They play the same old tapes, eleven hundred and forty sermons; they listen to them over and over and over again. That they did back in the fifties and sixties." If my father preached the Word of God, then it should not be called "the same old tapes," just as no one should say "they (Christians) read the same old 66 books of the Bible over and over and over again." The 1,200 sermons we have are precious to us, because we believe they were spoken by a prophet of God. If God's Word was true when it was written thousands of years ago, then it is still true today. We believe that for the Bible and for the Message of William Branham. God's Word does not expire . . . Full story: branham.org
Dry Bones: Ezekiel Chapter 37 Part II
Like John in Revelation 4:1, Ezekiel was caught up in the Spirit of the Lord in a series of visions to witness the historical process and ultimate "restoration of the Kingdom to Israel." Newsletter 736 (37:1-14) describes his vision of "dry bones" and its interpretation wherein He who made the promise is also the quickener of the bones (verses 5 and 8) which are a metaphor for the twelve tribes descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and not their impersonators who have stolen their identity and country. Were the "dry bones" literal we would anticipate a reaction regarding the danger of defilement from contact with the dead as the prophet was also a priest (4:14; 39:11-16; Numbers 19:11-22). The diaspora Ezekiel addresses from his day to this is considered "slain" and their foreign residences as their "graves" (verses 9 and 11). The "dry bones in the valley" signify that the judgment formerly threatened in chapter 6 and Jeremiah 7:32 8:2 has begun; "the times of the Gentiles" who will rule over Israel unto the consummation have commenced (Daniel 9:27), and contrary to Lucifer's sophistry (Genesis 3:4), "The soul that sins shall [surely] die" (18:3; 33:14). This applies to the individual but also to Israel since the Law of sin and death treats that nation as an individual personality, thus death, particularly for the latter, is in constant prospect since it's decisions from the exodus to the present day take the similitude of Eve's and the most grievous reproach upon an Israelite is to dwell in a foreign land, for outside the land the Covenant is of no effect so that the captivity and diaspora are conceived as national death.
Outside the land Israel cannot conduct its temple service, sacrifice, or observe the sabbath day and adult males cannot attend the three obligatory annual feasts at Jerusalem. Looking ahead Brother Branham said: "Many Jews in the United States, which they won't escape from" (COD, p. 97:235). And because the "slain" to whom the exiles are compared are supposed to be in Canaan, the prophesied restoration of Israel is connected with the quickening and Spiritual "birth of the nation in one day" in Canaan in Daniel's Seventieth Weeknot resurrection but revival (verses 12 and 14; Isaiah 66:8; Revelation 12:17; 15:2-4). Romans 11:15, "If the casting away of Israel [through the rejection of Messiah] meant the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance [of Jesus Messiah] mean but Life from the dead"? Clearly the Jewish hoax of British Israel/Christian Identity theory is unscriptural error.
It is the duty of us to whom prophecy is sent to immediately believe and earnestly apply ourselves to its accomplishment; hence the Messages that were delivered to the elect and nominal churches in each of the seven Church Ages closed with the command: "He that has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to churches." Had Israel done this, a far larger portion of the promised goodness of God would have been reaped than they actually experienced. Still, the prophecies concerning the reign of David's antitype could not have been completely fulfilled under the Old Covenant, and as in Revelation they describe the future under images of the past and are not intended to be fulfilled according to the "letter." These new things looked for in the future could only meet their full accomplishment in the blessings of Jesus Messiah and Life, and were precluded by the Law of sin and death, for "the blessing of Abraham is that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith, not works" (Genesis 12:1-3; Galatians 3:14).
In Part I of this study we showed that Brother Branham identified Ezekiel 37 with Hosea 6:1-3 which is yet future, showing Israelites will not return to the land of the Covenant until the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week. Ezekiel 37:11, 36:10, 24 and 39:25 confirm this. Ezekiel 37:12-14, 21-25, Isaiah 66:14; Hosea 1:10-11, Joel 3:20, Zephaniah 3:8-12 Zechariah 12:10; and Romans 11:26 likewise agree: Israelites will not return to the land of the Covenant until after the close of the Gentile dispensation.
In verse 16 Ezekiel acts out the interpretation of his vision by joining two sticks named Judah and Joseph together as one stick in his hand, symbolizing the revival of the whole nation of Israel through the unity of the royal power of Judah and the children of Israelthe small part of Benjamin, Simeon, Levi and members of the Northern Kingdom who had migrated into Judah as his associates (II Chronicles 11:13 15:9; 30:11; 31:1). Following Reuben's infidelity with one of Jacob's wives the birthright was awarded to Joseph (Genesis 49:3-4; I Chronicles 5:1-2) who received a double portion in Israelone for Manasseh, and one for Ephraimbut as Jacob was blessing the lads God crossed his hands so that the birthright passed to Joseph's younger son Ephraim (Genesis 48:13-20) who became leader of the Northern Kingdomthe larger part of ten tribes (Numbers 17:2-8; Zechariah 11:10-14).
In Exodus 19:6, the Lord ordained Israel to be "a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation" whose unity was symbolized in two pillars: the royal power "I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all" (verse 22); and in the sanctuary "Moreover I will make a Covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting Covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore" (verse 26).
Here again the birthright and royal power is transferred; this time from the house of Israel to the New Covenant Church. Whereas natural Israel was to be "a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation," we are "a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His possession; that we should show forth the praises of Him who has called us out of Darkness into His marvelous Light. You who once were no people but are now the people of God: who once experienced no mercy, but have now received mercy" (I Peter 2:9-10).
Talk about "a chosen race, and a people God has chosen for His possession." Paul prayed, "That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him [for translation faith through the unsealed revelation of Jesus Christ]: the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope to which He has called you, and what are the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power in us who believe, according to the working of His great might, which He wrought when He raised Christ from the dead and seated Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come. And has placed everything under His feet, and made Him the head over everything for the Church, which is His Body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all".
Do you see who we are? And do you realize that in the new heavens and new earth God will be worshipped throughout eternity in the flesh of His glorified Family, Jesus Messiah and His Bride of all Ages?
On Calvary the blessing of Abraham once again passed from the elder to the younger as typed by the crossing of Jacob's hands, namely from the apostate Old Testament church of God's servant nation to His New Testament Church comprising an election of sons and daughters from every nation in Adam's race: not servants but joint heirs in the throne with Jesus Messiah. John 8:34-36, "Jesus assured the Pharisees, a servant does not abide in the house forever: but a son abides forever," and although the Lord continues to call individual Israelites who made up the majority of His Church until about 606, His servant nation is dismissed from His Presence until Daniel's Seventieth Week as Joseph's servants were dismissed when he revealed himself to his brethren.
There is no justification under the Law: servants are not rewarded for work as they are the master's property. Luke 17:7-10: "Will anyone having a servant plowing or herding sheep say when he returns from the field, 'Come at once and sit at table'? Will he not rather say to him, 'Prepare My supper, and gird yourself and serve me, till I eat and drink; and afterward you may eat and drink'? He is not thanked, for he is merely doing his duty. Likewise, if you merely obey Me, doing all I have commanded you, do not consider yourselves deserving of praise, you have merely done your duty".
John 15:14-15, "You are My friends, if you do what I command you. I no longer call you servants; for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends; for all that I have heard of My Father I have made known to you." The distinction between Israel and the Church, God's servant and His friend, is the dead "letter" and the Spirit of Life, carnal works as opposed to revelation which is faith; "and we have the mind of Christ" (I Corinthians 2:16).
Unlike Israelites our birthright is not reckoned of the flesh "born of iniquity and conceived in sin" unto death (Psalm 51:5), but of the Spirit and eternal Life. Our conception is not by sexual union but by the invisible marriage union of the baptism with the Holy Spirit in the unity of the faith making us members of one Body who's Head is Christ. I Corinthians 12:12-13, "As the natural body is one and has many members and all the members though many are one body, so it is with Christ. For by one Spirit we have all been baptized into one body, whether Judahites or Gentiles bond or free, and we have all been imbued with one Spirit." Galatians 3:29, "If you are Christ's, then are you Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise".
The nation of Israel was blinded spiritually by the Talmudism of their rabbis; this subterfuge is driving the apostate Gentile world order to insanity today. The Marriage of the Lamb will come to pass when His end-time Bride has made herself ready for the Wedding Supper, dressed in the righteousnesses of saints by the revelation of the seventh angel's Message. Grace will end "and the door will shut" leaving the 144,000 elect Israelites in the tribulation (Revelation 19:7-9; Matthew 25:10). These Israelites will be born-again and martyred in "the time of Jacob's trouble" but as the Wedding will be over they will never be Christ's Bride but will remain our servants (Jeremiah 30:7; Revelation 6:11; 14:4; 15:2-4).
This transfer of the birthright was the fulfillment of Genesis 9:27, "God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem." Japheth means "let him spread out": God's blessing is that He will enlarge, expand or make 'lebensraum'space for overspreading, signifying happiness and prosperity. In contrast, Shem means "name" or "renown": his blessing denotes concentration in a tiny land. To "dwell in the tents of Shem" is to come under the same Spiritual cover and share in the blessing of Shem. By the baptism with the Holy Spirit Japheth has received the blessing of Abraham, "the friend of God," and spread the Gospel as he expanded throughout the world. God has called a servant nation out of Shem and "a people for His Name," a Bride, from Japheth, Shem and Ham.
When the kingdom was divided, and the sanctuary was no longer common to all, first Israel went into idolatry with Babylonian trinitarianism, and then Judah "went and played the harlot also" (Jeremiah 3:6-10). Without restoring the Davidic kingdom and God's sanctuary in the temple of Jesus Messiah there can be no quickening of Israel in unity. Ezekiel 40 48 describes the sanctuary in the millennium, which will be Christ dwelling in the temple of 144,000 elect Israelites, His house of prayer. Verse 27: "My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be My people." Revelation 21:3, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them".
The visible, divine Presence of the Shekinah, the temple and promise was merely a type of the Messiah. The Shekinah or Presence of the Most High in the millennium, formerly represented by the Angel of the Covenant, Pillar of Cloud and Fire, will then be exalted in the flesh of Israel's 144,000 elect.
In verse 20, Ezekiel is instructed to hold the two sticks in his hand before the eyes of the people as he explains how the reunion of the nation will take place in the time of the end without so much as a hint that it will take more than 2,600 years to accomplish. He is to say to them, "Thus saith the Lord God; I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land." The captives will apply this to the promised release and return from Babylon to Judah at the expiration of the seventy years. However if we read from verse 12, 36:24, 11:17, 20:34, 41, and 34:12-14 we see that the Lord is pointing to the whole of Israel in Daniel's Seventieth Week with millennium promises:
Verse 22 25, "I will make them one nation in the land on the mountains of Israel; and one King shall be King to them all: they shall no longer be two nations, and no longer divided into two kingdoms. They shall not defile themselves any more with their idols and their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions, for I will save them from all their apostasies in which they have sinned and will purify them: so shall they be My people, and I will be their God. My servant David will be king over them. They will all have one Shepherd. They will follow My ordinances, obey My statutes, and do them. They shall dwell in the land that I gave to My servant Jacob; they and their children, and their children's children for ever: and My servant David will be their prince forever".
The future is indeterminate as it is to be understood in Jesus Messiah in the office of Son of David so the end point is concealed in the revelation of the rejected One in whom the Israel nation is bound up. Verse 26, "Moreover I will make a Covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set My Sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore." This "everlasting [not eternal] Covenant of peace" will be the rest of the baptism with the Holy Spirit or birth of the nation in one day (Isaiah 66:8).
Hebrews 13:20 says, "The God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that Great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting Covenant . . ." Brother Branham answers his rhetorical question: "Why wasn't it called the eternal Covenant? Because that it wouldn't be eternal. When we're [physically] redeemed, it's all over then. It is an "everlasting" which means "certain amount of time, till time is up." There'll never be another one. When time runs out, we won't need no Covenant; but until time runs out, we need the Covenant" (The Token, #2:19, p. 42:323).
Israel's "Covenant of peace" is the New Covenant prophesied in Jeremiah 31:31-34: "The days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a New Covenant with the house of Israel, and the house of Judah: not like the Covenant which I made with their fathers when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; My Covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the Lord. But this is the Covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord, I will put My Law within them, and I will write it upon their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be My people. And no longer shall each man teach his neighbour, and teach his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord': for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more" (Hebrews 8:7-13; 10:16-17; II Corinthians 3:3; Daniel 9:24; Jeremiah 33:7-16).
The "Sanctuary in the midst of them forever" is a further Messianic type in addition to the "one King and Shepherd" for reunited, redeemed Israel. Ezekiel 11:16 shows that God's "Sanctuary" was His Presence with Israel during their captivity and dispersion. "Thus says the Lord God: Although I have cast them far off among the nations, and though I scattered them among the countries, yet have I been a sanctuary to them in the countries where they have gone." The revelation of the Feast of Trumpets ministered by the 'Moses' and 'Elijah' in Daniel's Seventieth Week will bring the Presence of Jesus Messiah to their disciples in W_O_R_D form. This ministry will reveal the second or 'parousia' Coming of the Son of man to Israel's elect as the ministry of the seventh angel introduced His second or 'parousia' Coming to His end-time Bride. The revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to earth in W_O_R_D form in this holy convocation of the antitype of the fiftieth day of Israel's Pentecostal Feast (I Thessalonians 4:14-16; Revelation 10:1-7).
God's sanctuary is not a building: it is His Presence. The Greek word 'parousia' means "arrival and subsequent presence." Verse 26 is in harmony with Ezekiel 11:16 and the prophecy of the promise given to Moses in the wilderness: Leviticus 26:9-11, "I will have regard to you and make you fruitful and multiply you, and confirm My Covenant with you. And you will still have such a surplus of food when the new harvest is ready. I will tabernacle [live and be present] among you: and My soul shall not abhor you." The two Hebrew prophets will reconfirm the "vision and prophecy" or New Covenant announced by John and Jesus so the 144,000 Israelites can fulfill the sixfold purpose of Gabriel's visit to Daniel (Daniel 9:24).
Verse 27-28, "My tabernacle [dwelling and Presence] also shall be with them: I will be their God, and they shall be My people. And the heathen shall know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel, when My Sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore." At that time the Lord will vindicate His Sanctuary or sanctifying Presence in the midst of Israel. Revelation 11:3, 5-11, "I will empower My two witnesses (Zechariah 4) to prophesy a thousand two hundred and sixty days clothed in sackcloth . . . If anyone tries to harm them the Fire [or 'third pull' of the spoken Word] will kill their enemies . . . They have power to shut the sky, so no rain falls during the days of their prophecy: and power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to smite the earth with every plague as often as they desire".
In the days of their prophesying in the land of the Covenant they and the elect Israelites will be inviolate like their fathers in the land of Goshen when Moses called plagues upon Egypt. "And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends from the bottomless pit will make war against them, and overcome and kill them, and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city, which is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified. For three and a half days the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations will gaze at their dead bodies, and not allow their burial. And the world will rejoice over them, make merry and exchange gifts, because these prophets had tormented all who dwell on the earth. But after three and a half days the Spirit of Life from God will enter them and they will stand up! And great fear will fall on everyone".
Following such irrefutable vindication "the nations will know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel." Rome, together with her (once) Protestant daughters and apostate Jewry will force trinitarianism which is the mark of the beast and set to martyring the elect Israelites and all classes of the "saved." The sanctifying or glorifying of God is in the outpouring of His Spirit upon the whole house of Israelall 144,000 of them as expressly declared in 39:29 and Revelation 7:4-8. The Lord deals with Israel as a nation but her people relinquished their claim to nationality in the Presence of God manifest in Messiah, and Judea was dissolved and scattered under Rome as the Northern Kingdom had been dispersed under Assyria. In our chapter the Lord promises them a united nationality in peaceful possession of the land of Canaan forever. However, this will exist for but a brief span in the near term following an exodus of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews after chapters 38 and 39 provide 'lebensraum'a German term for living space, happiness and prosperity, which is 'liebestraum,' the dream of love as in the Song of Solomon and His Bride:
Bride: So long as the King was at table
my spikenard gave forth its fragrance.
My Kinsman is to me a bundle of myrrh;
He shall lie between my breasts. . .
Christ: As a lily among thorns,
so is My Companion among the daughters [of Jerusalem].
Bride: I have charged you [144,000] daughters of Jerusalem
by the gazelles and by the hinds of the field,
that you do not rouse nor wake my love, till He please.
[That is, until the close of the Gentile dispensation:
for He will reveal Himself to the daughters of Jerusalem,
in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week].
Then the temporary "I" of the Sanctuary of God's Presence with Israel (11:16)rejected and crucified when He appeared in the flesh (John 2:19)will appear in its perfect, permanent and final manifestation: "you [once dry bones] are the [millennium] temple of God" (I Corinthians 3:16), the substance which the 144,000 facing stones on the Great Pyramid, the tabernacle of Moses and Solomon's temple foreshadowed. Revelation 21:3, "And I heard a great Voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God". nl737.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.