Bible Believers' Newsletter 811
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are happy to see you and you are welcome.
This week's news confirms that the world is gathering to Armageddon; some items will be unpopular with those determined to hold a "strong delusion that they should believe the lie and be damned" (II Thessalonians 2:11-12). I am not ministering to them but to the elect of God, who, once born-again, cannot be deceived on the revealed Word of God (Matthew 24:24; John 10:3-5). In addition to our main article, Gathering to Armageddon Part VII, we have an article by Jewish journalist Robert Skinner, and some extremely important links compiled by John Friend to articles by himself, John Kaminski, Adolf Hitler, Ingrid Weckert, a video album "Adolf Hitler, the Greatest Story NEVER Told" by Dennis Wise, "Babylon before Hitler" narrated by author Mel Gordon, and much more.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
The Selection of POTUS Hillary Clinton?
November 18, 2013 Since the beginning of the past century Americans don't elect their presidents. Presidential elections are nothing but a grandiose "mise en scene" to fool them into believing they have elected one of the candidates of the two factions of the Repucratic party. Actually, however, the president has been selected way in advance by the globalist conspirators of the Invisible Government of the United States. . . Everything indicates that Hillary Clinton has been selected by the Invisible Government to hammer the final nail in this nation's coffin. Just recently, she was awarded in London this year's Chatham House Prize in recognition of her significant and impressive contribution to international diplomacy as US Secretary of State and her work on behalf of gender equality and opportunities for women and girls.
In this final run for the implementation of the totalitarian communo-fascist New World Order they envision, the CFR conspirators cannot afford to run any risks. For this crucial phase of their plan, they need in the White House a person they can fully trust, a power-thirsty psychopath who cannot sway or hesitate when the time comes for him or her take the drastic decisions that this moment will require. Full story: newswithviews.com
Comment: In the sixth of seven consecutive visions the Lord gave Brother Branham in 1933 "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, though I knew it could possibly be a vision of some woman rising in great power in America due to a popular vote by women" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 322:2).
Common Core Education brainwashing and RFID-chipping Kids
November 17, 2013 The Obama Administration and [eugenicists] Bill and Melanie Gates' Foundation have funded US schools to pay teachers (in addition to their regular salary) to instruct pupils to persuade parents on the benefits of Obama Care. All 50 States have now signed up for Common Core human microchipping in schools. Under HR 167 the Dept. of Education is using Common Core as an RFID Biometric data collection service to get your child's DNA through human microchipping. And a new billion dollar FBI facial recognition system being rolled out in all 50 States . . . This is a compilation of many short videos into one Full story: investmentwatchblog.com
Comment: Collectivism. Data mining, tracking 400 data points on children. Laodicea means Judaeo-communism.
Climate Change: Philippines Haiyan Typhoon NOT Result of Global Warming
November 15, 2013 While there is no scientific evidence that Super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) was the consequence of global warming . . . UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) Executive director Christiana Figueres, stated (without evidence) the typhoon was part of the "sobering reality" of global warming . . . the tragedy in the Philippines has contributed to reinforcing a consensus which indirectly feeds the pockets of corporations lobbying for a new deal on carbon trade. Cap and Trade is a multibillion dollar bonanza which is supported by the global warming consensus . . . Known and documented, cap-and-trade markets are manipulated. What is at stake is the trade in carbon derivatives which is controlled by powerful financial institutions including JP Morgan Chase. (See Copenhagen's Hidden Agenda: The Multibillion Trade in Carbon Derivatives, Global Research, December 8, 2009). In 2008, Simon Linnett, Executive Vice-Chairman of Rothschild's acknowledged the nature of this multibillion dollar business:
"As a banker, I also welcome the fact that the 'cap-and-trade' system is becoming the dominant methodology for CO2 control. Unlike taxation, or plain regulation, cap-and-trade offers the greatest scope for private sector involvement and innovation." (Telegraph, January 31, 2008) . . . The government of Benigno Aquino has embarked upon a renewed wave of austerity measures which involves sweeping privatization and the curtailment of social programs. In turn, a large chunk of the State budget has been redirected to the Military which is collaborating with the Pentagon under Obama's "Asia Pivot". This programwhich serves the interests of Washington at the expense of the Philippines populationalso includes a 1.7 billion dollars purchase of advanced weapons systems. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Clearly, typhoons and cyclones have not been stopped by Australia's carbon tax. They are tragic, but not our fault. Arguing that a carbon tax and global wealth redistribution are required to prevent typhoons and cyclones is just nonsense. Using this mad logic, it would make more sense to have a "hydrogen tax" on emissions of steam and water vapour (H2O) in an equally futile attempt to remove the real driving energy from tropical mega-storms. Intense Typhoons on the Decline and Cyclone landfalls in Philippines are at a low level.
A derivatives bet followed by a dab of HAARP might help cover certain losses on other unexercised derivatives. But dry air consists of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 0.93% argon, just 0.035% carbon dioxide, and 0.045% other gases. Unbelief in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and alien control of media and education has made dumbed-down FOOLS of us Goyim or 'human cattle' gathering to Armageddon for the cull instead of marching to the heavenly Zion. For health and prosperity the world needs MORE CO2 in the air NOT less.
Carbon Currency: A New Beginning for Technocracy?
On the world horizon looms a new global currency that could replace all paper currencies and the economic system upon which they are based . . . Carbon Currency, is designed to support a revolutionary new economic system based on energy (production, and consumption), instead of price. Our current price-based economic system and its related currencies that have supported capitalism, socialism, fascism and communism, is being herded to the slaughterhouse in order to make way for a new carbon-based world.
It is plainly evident that the world is laboring under a dying system of price-based economics as evidenced by the rapid decline of paper currencies. The era of fiat (irredeemable paper currency) was introduced in 1971 when President Richard Nixon decoupled the US dollar from gold. Because the dollar-turned-fiat was the world's primary reserve asset, all other currencies eventually followed suit, leaving us today with a global sea of paper that is increasingly undesired, unstable, unusable.
The deathly economic state of today's world is a direct reflection of the sum of its sick and dying currencies, but this could soon change. Forces are already at work to position a new Carbon Currency as the ultimate solution to global calls for poverty reduction, population control, environmental control, global warming, energy allocation and blanket distribution of economic wealth. Unfortunately for individual people living in this new system, it will also require authoritarian and centralized control over all aspects of life, from cradle to grave . . . Full story: augustforecast.com
Comment: Ezekiel 7:19, "They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord." To ensure their monopoly are the 'insiders' removing CO2 from the air?
Other titles of possible interest concerning Lucifer's NWO are Transhumanism, Technocracy, Total Surveillance Society, and Technocracy's Endgame: Global Smart Grid. While Wikileaks exposes Obama's Corrupt TPP Trade Deal.
9/11 Explosive Evidence Experts Speak Out
July 3, 2013 Public Broadcasting Station, Colorado Public Television (cpt12.org), have courageously thrust themselves at the forefront of our nation's public service media network. We are approaching the 11th year since that fateful day in September and more and more people are becoming aware that they haven't gotten the whole story on 9/11. Over 1,700 high-rise architects, structural engineers, scientists, physicists, chemists, scholars, educators, firefighters, forensic fire engineers, demolition experts and others have put together a ground-breaking scientific assessment of the events at the World Trade Center. The sudden, complete collapse of the third skyscraper on 9/11, WTC Building 7 at 5:20pm, is now being seen around the world as "the smoking gun" which disproves the official story about 9/11. We can no longer afford to ignore the World Trade Center evidence. Full story: topinfopost.com
West Bank Rabbi: Jews can kill Gentiles who threaten Israel
November 9, 2013 Just weeks after the arrest of alleged Jewish terrorist, Yaakov Teitel, a West Bank rabbi on Monday released a book giving Jews permission to kill Gentiles who threaten Israel. Rabbi Yitzhak Shapiro, who heads the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva in the Yitzhar settlement, wrote in his book "The King's Torah" that even babies and children can be killed if they pose a threat to the nation. Shapiro based the majority of his teachings on passages quoted from the Bible, to which he adds his opinions and beliefs.
"It is permissible to kill the Righteous among Nations even if they are not responsible for the threatening situation," he wrote, adding: "If we kill a Gentile who has sinned or has violated one of the seven commandmentsbecause we care about the commandmentsthere is nothing wrong with the murder" . . . Full story: haaretz.com
Israel Killed Arafat
November 8, 2013 According to Al Jazeera: "Dave Barclay, a renowned UK forensic scientist and retired detective (said) results (showed) Arafat was poisoned. "Yasser Arafat died of polonium poisoning," he said. "We found the smoking gun that caused his death. What we don't know is who's holding the gun at the time."
It doesn't take a leap of faith to hold Israel responsible. It bears repeating. It had motive, opportunity and expertise. It wanted Arafat eliminated. It wanted Abbas installed to replace him. It rigged his election to assure it. Nearly five years after his term expired, he remains Palestinian president. In 2005, he lacked legitimacy. He has none now. He's Israel's man. He's well rewarded for services rendered. According to Barclay:
"The level of polonium in Yasser Arafat's rib is about 900 milibecquerels. That is either 18 or 36 times the average, depending on the literature." Barclay believes proving who killed Arafat won't be easy. He died nine years ago. It's a cold case. If his death was more recent, "you'd have witnesses and cell phone records, emails, bank transfers," he said. Today, this type information is hard to get. Israel is expert at covering its tracks. It doesn't always succeed. Arafat wasn't the first leader it eliminated. In February 2005, compelling real time intercepted video and audio evidence showed Israel killed Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri. Washington blamed Syria. Assad denied responsibility. Hezbollah was later falsely blamed. Israel bore full responsibility. It remains unaccountable. Its rap sheet includes decades of targeted assassinations as well as crimes of war, against humanity and slow-motion genocide. Palestinian suffering persists.
On November 5, Suha Arafat got a copy of SR's report. "I'm mourning Yasser again," she said. "It's like you just told me he died" . . . Full story: thepeoplesvoice.org globalresearch.ca
Comment: "In mid September, Israel's government passed a law to get rid of Arafat. Israel's cabinet for political security affairs declared it "a decision to remove Arafat as an obstacle to peace." Mofaz threatened; "we will choose the right way and the right time to kill Arafat." Palestinian Minister Saeb Erekat told CNN he thought Arafat was the next target. CNN asked Sharon spokesman Ra'anan Gissan if the vote meant expulsion of Arafat. Gissan clarified; "It doesn't mean that. The Cabinet has today resolved to remove this obstacle. The time, the method, the ways by which this will take place will be decided separately, and the security services will monitor the situation and make the recommendation about proper action." (See Trish Shuh, Road Map for a Decease Plan, November 9, 2005).
The Modern State of Israel: Providence, Miracle, or what Really Happened
By Robert Singer
May, 2010 The following Glossary, abbreviations and essay will help the reader understand how Theodor Herzl on August 29, 1897 predicted that within fifty years there would be a Jewish state. . .
The Labour Leader newspaper of Britain on December 19, 1891 referred to the Rothschilds when it wrote:
"This blood-sucking crew has been the cause of untold mischief and misery in Europe during the present century, and has piled up its prodigious wealth chiefly through fomenting wars between States which ought never to have quarreled. Wherever there is trouble in Europe, wherever rumors of war circulate and men's minds are distraught with fear of change and calamity you may be sure that a hook-nosed Rothschild is at his games somewhere near the region of the disturbance . . ." (ibid, p. 12).
In "Imperialism," writer J. A. Hobson wrote: "No Great War could be undertaken by any European State . . . if the house of Rothschild and its connections set their face against it" (ibid, p, 25).
The Labour Leader did not use the term Jew because the Rothschilds are the descendants of Khazars; they are not of Abraham's Seed.
Rothschild founded and funded the Zionist movement to further a New World Order agenda. At the first Zionist Conference Rothschild agent (Ragent) Theodor Herzl makes it clear Rothschildism (RothIsm) is not about saving Jews. "It is essential that the sufferings of Jews . . . become worse . . . this will assist in realization of our plans . . . I have an excellent idea . . . I shall induce anti-Semites to liquidate Jewish wealth . . . The anti-Semites will assist us thereby in that they will strengthen the persecution and oppression of Jews. The anti-Semites shall be our best friends.
UN Resolution (GA 181)
August 29, 1897 Theodor Herzl, the founder of RothIsm at the First Zionist Congress predicted that within fifty years there would be a Jewish state. UN Resolution (GA 181) partitioned Palestine in 1947.
RothIsm is a political movement to encourageforce if necessaryJews to move to Palestine. All Jews were encouraged; it didn't matter if you were of Abraham's seed, you left for Palestine or else.
Herzl picking 1947 as the end of the Diaspora and the return of the Jews to the "Holy Land" is either one of those "bizarre coincidences," like the same person winning the lottery three weeks in a row, or the partition of Palestine finalized in 1947 was part of Rothschilds plan for a New World Order, "to effect complete and total control over every human being on the planet and to dramatically reduce the world's population by two thirds." Rothschild's secret societies, The Bavarian Illuminati, Order of Perfectibilists, the Skull and Bones are no longer classified as prehistoric science fiction and have their origins in the ancient religions and the occult: Jesuits, Knights Templars, Rosicrucians, Freemasons and Kabalah [are, like the Roman Catholic church, Jewish Ed]. . .
RothIsm was not-so-secretly funded when Baron Edmond (Binyamin) de Rothschild purchased 90,000 acres in Palestine launching Israel's future initially as an agricultural society. After the early settlers arrived, they wanted Rothschild to "take his hands from it." Baron Edmond responded, "I created the Yishuv, I alone. Therefore no men, neither colonists nor organisations have the right to interfere in my plans".
Lord Moyne, the British Secretary of State in Cairo in 1942, tried to interfere in Baron Edmond's plan when he declared "the Jews were not the descendants of the ancient Hebrews and they had no "legitimate claim" on the Holy Land. In favor of limiting Jewish immigration into Palestine, he was accused of being "an implacable enemy of Hebrew independence" and on November 6, 1944 Lord Moyne was murdered by two members of the Stern Gang (Yitzhak Shamir's group).
Grand Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum, believed RothIsm is "the work of Satan, a sacrilege, a blasphemy"; and the Holocaust, he wept, "was a direct result of RothIsm, a punishment from G-d."
Rothschild was well aware of Jewish history, and Jews according to the Christian New Testament, persecuted and crucified Jesus Christ and most of his early followers. America's traditional churches in the 19th Century would never have stood for a Jewish occupation of Jesus' homeland.
Rothschild-backed Zionist Jews (RBZJ) and a con artist Cyrus Scofield were used to change America and its religious orientation by the use of the Scofield Reference Bible from Oxford University Press. After being released from prison, Scofield was introduced to Samuel Untermeyer, President of the Koren Hayesod and the RothIsm movement in America. An attorney, Untermeyer was instrumental in preparing the Federal Reserve Banking law in 1910, and financing Scofield's Reference Bible.
The Scofield Bible has hundreds of easy-to-read footnotes in the margins and at the bottom of the pages that misleadingly weave parts of the Old and New Testaments together as though the same people wrote both at the same time. The most convincing evidence of RothIsm influence on Scofield are the notes themselves, below are examples taken from the revised 1967 Edition:
For a nation to commit the sin of anti-semitism brings inevitable judgment.
God made an unconditional promise of blessings through Abram's seed to the nation of Israel to inherit a specific territory forever.
In fact there is no sin of anti-semitism in the Bible and Abraham did not bequeath a "specific territory" to his descendants.
Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell weave Scofield's "Jews" into Genesis 12:3, "And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed" and falsely conclude:
God has blessed America because America has blessed the Jew. If this nation wants her fields to remain white with grain, her scientific achievements to remain notable, and her freedom to remain intact, America must continue to stand with Israel.
John McArthur, author, pastor at Grace Community Mega-Church came up with a "Just War" explanation for the Iraq War because of Scofields "specific territory" note. On CNN he told Larry King, "Iraq is 'a just war' because Iraq has not only rejected the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but has done everything it can possibly do to stamp out the people of God, namely Israel."
Robertson, Falwell and McArthur because of Scofield, ignore the central tenets of Christianity: seeking peace and loving one's enemies, "Peace be with you, that the meek and those who work for peacerather than the powerful and violentare blessed by God."
Then he will say to those on his left (Robertson et al), "Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave Me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite Me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe Me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after Me. They will answer, Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you? He will reply, I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for Me" (Matthew 25:41).
Pre-millennialism, Dispensationalism, Judeo-Christianity and "Christian Zionism" all rely on the Scofield footnote "A curse laid upon those who persecute the Jews" to justify the Iraq war and Israel's human rights violations in Gaza and the West Bank.
It is impossible to overstate the influence of Cyrus Scofield and the Oxford Press on twentieth-century Christian and Jewish sectarian beliefs. With limitless advertising and promotion, the Scofield Bible became the most important instrument for spreading the message of Christian Zionism: that the Modern State of Israel as the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. . .
As the United Nations debated a resolution to divide the Palestinian land, the UN-appointed mediator Count Folke Bernadotte thought the resolution offended basic principles by preventing these innocent victims of the conflict [Palestinians were not to blame for the Holocaust] from returning to their homes, while Jewish immigrants flood into Palestine and, what's more, threatening to permanently replace the dispossessed Arab refugees who have been here for centuries." He described, "Zionist pillage on a grand scale and the destruction of [Palestinian] villages without apparent military need".
His report (UN Document A. 648) was filed on September 16, 1948. The next day Count Bernadotte and his assistant were assassinated in the part of Jerusalem occupied by the Zionists. . .
On May 14, 1948, the British Mandate over Palestine expired and Rothschild had established the Jewish State, located in the only place in the world that could have a clash of civilizations, Jerusalem. . . The Rothschild New World Order only needs 500 million of us for slaves. . . Full story: thepeoplesvoice.org
Comment: I have omitted unsound interpretations of Scripture from this otherwise factual article by Jewish Journalist Robert Singer. You will observe the "enmity" of the non-Semitic Herzl and the Rothschilds and note how they project their own anti-Semitism upon humanity as they project the so-called holocaust, an invention of their own sick minds.
The Realist Report with John Friend
November 19, 2013 The personal diary of President Kennedy's European travels during the summer of 1945 is published. In 1945, John Kennedy was a reporter for Hearst newspapers, first covering the San Francisco Conference, which eventually established the United Nations, before traveling to Western Europe, including England, Ireland, France, and Germany, to cover the situation there following the surrender of Germany at the end of WWII. The book is fascinating, and a must-read for anyone truly interested in understanding President Kennedy and the issues that shaped his worldview. After Kennedy visited Adolf Hitler's mountain home at Berchtesgaden and his "famed Eagle's lair," he had this to say about the most maligned and slandered man in history . . .
I find Kennedy's comments about Adolf Hitler, easily the greatest and most righteous leader in modern Western history, quite interesting indeed. Full story: JFK on Adolf Hitler
Comment: One of the hallmarks of a Christian is to recognize and confront the terrible reality: "I am WRONG." My parents, my friends, my school, church and nation were and remain in errors I had blindly believed and sincerely followed because I neglected to "prove all things and hold fast that which is good" (Acts 17:11; I Thessalonians 5:21). Now I repent, and laying aside all else seek to find what is Truth and Right, then turn from the broad path of accepted ignorance to walk in the Light of "the present Truth" Jesus is manifesting now (II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7).
You absolutely MUST read these five linked articles and watch the videos which reveal how the supposedly Christian West is led by the enemy of God and man:
The Hitler Test by John Kaminski
Rethinking Hitler & National Socialism by John Friend
Was Hitler a Zionist stooge? by John Friend
Hitler's Declaration of War Against the United States IHR
Adolf Hitler The Greatest Story NEVER Told!
Jesus did not even pray for the world and died to take out of the Gentiles an election for His Name, a wife (John 17:9; Acts 15:14). So "study to show yourself approved of God; rightly dividing the Word of Truth . . . Make your calling and election sure" (II Timothy 2:15; II Peter 1:10).
"Take unto you the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand" (II Peter 1:12; Ephesians 6:13), because Satan and his children are gathering the world to Armageddon (Revelation 16:13-16).
Gathering to Armageddon Part VII
The vision of the millennium Kingdom of Israel as seen by John in Revelation 21:1 22:5 is portrayed in Old Testament symbols that remain meaningful to the Christian dispensation. Ezekiel recorded his vision of the Kingdom in symbols that would remain familiar to those of the Hebrew dispensation from his day to their fulfillment in Daniel's Seventieth Week.
Ezekiel 40:1-2, "In the twentieth-fifth year of our Babylonian captivity, in the beginning of the year, in the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after Jerusalem was taken, in the same day the hand of the Lord was upon me, and brought me in visions of God into the land of Israel, and set me down upon a very high mountain, on the south of which was a city".
Ezekiel sees Israel restored to the Promised Land. Not from their captivity in Babylon but from captivity to sin. This is the 144,000. The "very high mountain" is Zion; the city on its southern aspect is New Jerusalem, the City and Bride of David's greater Son.
Psalm 48:1-3, "Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the City of our God in His holy mountain. Beautiful for situation, the joy of all the earth is Mount Zion, the City of David. On its northern side are Mount Moriah and the Temple. God is known in her palaces as her sure defence" (Matthew 5:35).
When John first saw the vision in Revelation 1, the City was signified by the golden lamp stands that stood before God in the southern side of the sanctuary. Ezekiel saw it after the Gentile dispensation was complete when the sanctuary has been transformed into the "very high mountain" like Mount Sinai wherein no profane thing may so much as touch its border (Exodus 19:12-13; Revelation 21:27; 22:14-15). Solomon's Temple signified the fifteen hundred-mile high pyramid-shaped holy mountain of God's dwelling place on earth; the golden lampstand that stood in the south is transformed into the City of God on the southern side of the mountain, while the table of showbread that stood in the north side of the sanctuary representing Israel is here transformed into the millennium temple on the northern side of the same mountain or Kingdom.
God manifested His Presence in the Pillar of Fire and Cloud in the Holy of Holies of Solomon's Temple on Mount Moriah. His Presence led the Israelites from Egypt to Canaan (Exodus 13:21-22), covering them from the heat of day as it will cover New Jerusalem throughout eternity (Psalm 105:39; Isaiah 4:5). By night it was a fire giving light to the Israelites but "cloud and darkness" to the pursuing Egyptians. In the vision of Ezekiel 10:4 and 11:23 the Presence departed the Temple at the commencement of the "times of the Gentiles" consequently it was absent when restored by Zerubbabel and extended and adorned by King Herod. For two years it appeared to the magi who followed it by night from Babylon across the Tigris and Euphrates through Arabia to Bethlehem where they worshipped the infant Jesus. After His baptism in the Jordan at about thirty the Shekinah manifested above Jesus Messiah "and a Voice from heaven said, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am pleased to dwell in." This was the ordination and dedication of God's Third Temple, and when the Jews him for a sign of vindication He prophesied of His Body saying, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up" (John 2:18-21).
Throughout this period the Temple suffered frequent desecration by the heathen and a corrupt priesthood. Eventually God sent General Titus to destroy the Temple which became an abomination after the priesthood and the whole nation laid hands on Jesus Messiah and cried "Crucify Him" (John 19:6-15) as He prophesied to His disciples (Matthew 20:17-19). The destruction of this temple fulfilled Jesus' prophecy of Matthew 24:2, "There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down," and God "raised up" His Third Temple (John 2:19; Acts 5:30). But from the appearance of the Roman legions on the Mount of Olives to the present day, Christ's Body the Church has been persecuted at the hands of His enemies in the great tribulation (Matthew 24:15-28; Revelation 7:9-17; 20:4). Soon it will strike all God-fearing, Word-abiding Israelites, with the climax to come in Daniel's Seventieth Week when Satan incarnate in "that man of sin" will exalt himself in a new temple modern Israel's atheist first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion called "a shrine of the prophets [Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed] to serve the federated union of all continents . . . the seat of the supreme court of Mankind" (Isaiah 14:13; II Thessalonians 2:1-4).
On the Day of Pentecost the Shekinah lit upon the heads of the inaugural members of Christ's extended Body, the Church, and will shortly return to Israel's reinstructed millennium temple built in one day without hands (Isaiah 66:8; Ezekiel 39:22; Zechariah 3:9-10). Satan will ensure "there shall not be left here one [of those 144,000 fleshy tables of] stone upon another that is not thrown down" in martyrdom (Ezekiel 43:2; Revelation 6:11; 14:1-5, 1-13; 15:2-4); but in the regeneration not just the temple precinct on Mount Moriah but the whole of the "very high mountain" of Zion shall be sacrosanct (Isaiah 11:6-9; 65:21-25; Matthew 19:28-30).
The deliverance and glorification of Israel will take place after the deepest humiliation: "In the last days it shall come to pass, that Mount Zion shall be established as the highest of all mountains [or head of all kingdoms], and be exalted above the hills; and peoples shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, 'Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for the [magnified] Law shall go forth from Zion and the Word of the Lord from Jerusalem'" (Micah 4:1-2; Isaiah 2:2-4; 42:21; Revelation 21:24-27).
Nebuchadnezzar "saw a [pyramid-shaped] stone cut out of the mountain without human hands. It smote the image of his dream on its feet of iron and clay and broke them into pieces. Then the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, all together were broken in pieces, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so no trace of them could be found: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain that filled the whole earth." In revealing the interpretation of the king's dream through His prophet Daniel, God said: "When Papal Rome rules Satan's New World Order, the God of heaven shall set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed: nor shall its sovereignty be left to other people, but it shall break and crush and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever" (Daniel 2:34-35, 44; I Peter 2:4-8). So what is this holy mountain? It is the spoken Word of God made manifest by the virgin birth through which God had pre-eminence of one Man to declare Himself and redeem an election from Adam's race. As they come under Christ's Headship, they reflect His glory by manifesting the Word for their age, and are changed into the same image from glory for glory, in proportion to the measure of Spirit revealed to their day (II Corinthians 3:18). Once Christ's end-time Bride comes into the unity of the faith and is under His pre-eminence He will manifest the fullness of the Godhead through her in the manifestation of the Sons of God and impart grace for translation faith: then He will take us Home. After the Wedding Supper, we shall return to earth as that City descending from God out of heaven and after the millennium when earth is restored to Edenic perfection we will live and reign upon that great mountain. This is God's threefold purpose of Colossians 1:15-29.
One of the seven angels that had the Seven Vials of wrath to pour upon the nominal church carried John, who represents us, Christ's end-time Bride, in the Spirit to that "great and high mountain" as the Spirit of the Lord transported Ezekiel in his vision (Ezekiel 40:2). This angel was William Branham (1909-1965) who showed John a preview of our return to earth as "the City of the Great King" (Malachi 4:5-6; Revelation 10:7; 17:1-3; 21:9-10).
God brought Ezekiel to the City, New Jerusalem, by vision. In the flesh the prophet was in Babylon, on Nisan 25, 574BC but he was caught up into the Spirit in the Lord's Day to a time approaching the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week.
Ezekiel 40:3-4, "The Lord brought Ezekiel to the City of God, and there was a man, whose appearance was like brass, with a line of flax in his hand (for long measures), and a reed (for short lengths), standing in the gate. And he said, Son of man, look with your eyes, and hear with your ears, and set your heart on all that I shall show you; for you are brought here to see these things then declare all that you see to the house of Israel."
Now the identity of this man interests us because he is Brother Branham (Revelation 21:9-15) who revealed the mystery of God to John who represents Christ's end-time Bride. Ultimately it is the fullness of the Word portrayed in Revelation 1:13-15 as "one like the Son of Man," which is Christ's Bride drawn out from all seven Church Ages reflecting His glory. When God expelled Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, He set cherubim and a flaming sword at the east gate. It was via the eastern gate that Ezekiel saw the Spirit of the Lord depart Solomon's Temple, and by this gate He sees Him enter His new Temple for the millennium, a Temple not made with hands. Christ's Bride stands in the gate of the City where in ancient times judgments were made, for God will judge the world by Christ and His Bride (Matthew 19:28; John 5:27; Acts 17:31; I Corinthians 6:2; Revelation 21:12).
Judgment is signified in Revelation 1:13-16 where the Bride is girt about the breast with Truth (Ephesians 6:14) and in Ezekiel 40:3-4. In Revelation 11:1-2, "A reed as a measuring rod [of the Absolute of the open Book of Revelation 10] is given to John [who represents the end-time Bride]: and Christ said, Rise, and measure the Temple of God and the altar of incense, and all [the sanctified blood Israelites] who worship inside. But omit the outer court, and measure it not; for it is given over to the Gentiles: and they shall tread the holy City under foot forty-two months." That is, for the first three-and-a-half years of Daniel's Seventieth Week in which God's Covenant in Christ is reconfirmed to Israel (Daniel 12:6-7; Revelation 12:14; 13:5).
God's standard is incarnate in Christ's end-time Word-Bride against whom He is measuring or judging the faith and character of 144,000 Israelites who will constitute His millennial temple by the unbending reed of THUS SAITH THE LORD of the fullness of His Word by which she was called and chosenwithout a Mediator.
Let's confirm the identity of this symbolic Man in Daniel 10:4-6. "In the twenty-fourth day of Nisan, as I was by the side of the great river Hiddekel, which is the Tigris; I lifted up my eyes, and looked, and saw a Man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with pure gold of Uphaz: His body also was a golden lustre like yellow serpentine, His face looked like lightning, His eyes were like flaming torches, His arms and His feet shone like polished brass, and the sound of His Words was like the voice of a multitude".
This is the same Being we saw at an earlier stage in the development of this prophecy. It is the heavenly Bridegroom of the future Bride of Christ afterwards revealed to John and Ezekiel as New Jerusalem, the dwelling-place of God. As Brother Branham said, this symbolic man of brass was so "like unto the Son of Man" that through the invisible marriage union the two have become one as Jesus prayed in John 17:21-26.
Revelation 21:9-10, 15, "One of the seven angels who had the Seven Vials full of the seven last plagues, came and spoke with me, saying, Come with me! I will show you the Bride, the Lamb's wife. And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God. [This is the same vision as Ezekiel 40:2 only the focus of that vision was on the 144,000 Israelites in the restored theocracy of the millennium]. And he who spoke with me had a golden reed to measure the City, and its gates and its wall." The golden reed is the Absolute of God's unchanging Word and signifies the eternal quality of God's elect.
The angel with the Vial was Brother Branham. Only Brother Branham's ministry could define the City which is the Bride of all Ages, the Lamb's Wife; it restored the apostolic faith and finished the mystery of God (Malachi 4:5-6; Revelation 10:7). He preached the same revelation as Paul by which God will judge the world by Jesus Christ"the full measure of the stature of the perfect Man" (Acts 17:31; Romans 16:25; Ephesians 4:13). When the Prophet was translated beyond the curtain of time, and met some of his Laodicean converts, he declared, "Everything Paul preached, I preached exactly the same." They replied, "We're resting on that".
Measuring the City defines the harmony of Word on Word in perfecting the saints and building the Body as the revelation of Christ was delivered through the Church Ages, "here a little and there a little, so that by speaking the Truth in love we may grow up into Him in all things, who is Christ the Head, from whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of each individual, causes the growth of the Body for the building up of itself in love" (Ephesians 4:15-16). The diagram lays out God's ground plan for building His New Jerusalem which is the Body of Christ or stature of the perfect Man revealed in Revelation 1-3 showing the Word or measure of Spirit by which God called and manifested the "lively stones" ordained for each division of the City. From "An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages" and "The Revelation of the Seven Seals" we discern who was accounted worthy to pass judgment and enter through its gates and foundation stones which bear the names of Israel's patriarchs, and the twelve apostles on whose doctrine it is built. In the renewed heavens and renewed earth the patriarchal and apostolic fathers will sit in the City gates to judge and receive tithes from the "saved" dwelling around the circumference of earth (Matthew 19:28; Revelation 21:24-26). Finally, Brother Branham defined the proportions of the City wall which signifies 144,000 elect Israelites (Revelation 21:14-20). Like ourselves, they will be built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20). This is our Absolute, the golden reed of the fullness of the Word possessed by His Bride (Revelation 11:1-2).
The Vial pours out the temporary judgment of the angel's Message to try nominal believers and sift the un-believers of the Message to their Age from the foolish virgin who are justified and sanctified yet dilatory or had never heard the revelation of the "present Truth" that alone can quicken a soul to new birth; these cannot be born-again. We know from Revelation 1:1 and 10:1-4 that the revelation of Jesus Christ was given to Jesus by God after His ascension, and that He revealed it to only one manthe angel to the seventh or Laodicean Church AgeWilliam Branham. This man explained to Ezekiel that the showbread in the north of the sanctuary represented the 144,000 elect Israelites signified as the millennium temple in his visions as later he showed John that the golden lampstand south in the sanctuary in his visions symbolized the Bride of Christ, which is the holy City, New Jerusalem.
When John saw Christ's parousia in the revelation of the Seven Seals (following the close of mediation in Revelation 4), he was about to write down the hidden mystery when a voice from heaven commanded: "Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not . . . but in the days of the voice of the prophet-messenger to the Laodicean Church Age, the mystery of God should be finished" (Revelation 10:7).
The messenger to the Laodicean Age was the one man to whom Jesus revealed the Seven Seals. The angel who guided John throughout the Book of Revelation was William Branham. Like Ezekiel, John was caught up in the Spirit into the Lord's Day. In the flesh, he was on the Isle of Patmos. In the Spirit he saw visions of the future and heard the angel William Branham teaching "those things which the seven thunders uttered".
Like Daniel, John could not comprehend everything signified by Old Testament symbols, and was forbidden to transcribe the words of the voices of the seven thunders (which are the mysteries hidden under the Seven Seals), he recorded the symbols he saw and the words of the angel, William Branham, "to show to God's servants things that must shortly come to pass" (Revelation 1:1).
God always foretells things before they occur and believers through the ages, unable to grasp the full significance of the symbols nonetheless held them to be true. In this last day, "time [or delay occasioned by Christ's mediation whilst the Book was sealed] is no longer," as the saints predestinated to the PART-Word Body of the seven Church Ages have all been baptized into their places in the Body.
Since the mystery of God is finished the end-time Bride with the fullness of the Word is without a Mediator yet she has no excuse for ignorance for she establishes her place in the Word and her position in the body by applying the mystery of the seven thunders to the symbols in the Book and fulfilled history. Hereby we identify which Scriptures and therefore which divisions of the Body are already fulfilled, and recognize our day and its Message. And since Israel is God's timepiece we can measure the lateness of the hour, the nearness of the first resurrection and Daniel's Seventieth Week.
Ezekiel 40:5 42:20 is God's instruction to Ezekiel for building the millennium temple. The temple is where God revealed His glory to Israel and dwelt in their midst. He now wishes to reveal His glory in the Temple of Christ and His Bride to Israel's elect 144,000, making them His millennium temple where we can dwell in love once their stony hearts have been converted into hearts of flesh. The Bride is already manifested Word and in Revelation 11:1-2 we apply the Absolute of the revealed Word to measure and choose the 144,000 who will be our personal servants.
Ezekiel's instructions show Israel that the way into the Presence where the likeness of the glory of God is revealed is by a total separation from all uncleanliness. His Book reveals how the Presence of the Spirit of the Lord departed Solomon's temple prior to its destruction by His servant, Nebuchadnezzar, and the commencement of "the times of the Gentiles." These chapters prophesy how His Presence will return to Israel in their revelation of the 'parousia' Coming of their King and High Priest Jesus Christ with His Queen to restore the kingdom to Israel after the "Gentile dispensation." They explain how Christ's Bride is the "lively" stones from which the temple was built in seven stages signified in the seven rests or sabbaths of seven Church Ages that are the antitype of Israel's Pentecostal feast (Matthew 3:9). Individually each member of the Bride entered into the Holy of Holies through the riven veil of Christ's Body by three successive stages of grace during Israel's blindness (Ezekiel 40:24-37), and the Shekinah took its abode in each one of us as signified at the inauguration of Christ's mystic Body on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4). Revelation 11:2 demonstrates conclusively that once the Gentile dispensation has ended there will be no further opportunity for nominal or false Christians, or Gentiles of any station including so-called Jews, to pass beyond the outer court, for under the Old Testament type they would have been slain by the temple guards (Genesis 3:24).
On the northern side of the sanctuary were tables for slaying and dividing the sacrificial beasts. Like the bodies of those beasts that were flayed and inspected for imperfections before acceptance, Israel will be sifted, purged in the fire of afflictions as silver and gold are refined, and crushed like grapes (Amos 9:9-10; Malachi 3:2-6; Revelation 14:12-20). This signifies Israel will enter the Presence through the great tribulation. The Temple itself stood on the east of Mount Moriah, and when Titus destroyed Jerusalem, judgment began at the sanctuary of the Temple (Ezekiel 9:6; I Peter 4:17).
During the tribulation, the beast will establish his headquarters in Jerusalem and profane a new "shrine of the prophets" to be built on Mount Moriah (Daniel 11:45; Isaiah 14:13). His judgment and the slaughter of Armageddon will also come from the north, the side of the sanctuary that held the table of showbread that represents Israel. Under the Sixth Seal it will come upon the Christ-rejecting world in general; under the Seventh Trumpet it will afflict Israelites and Israel, while under the Seventh Vial the curse will be poured out upon the Vatican and (once) Protestant United States by God's servant Gog the self-styled Jews' colony of Russia, and on self-styled Christians to separate the foolish virgin from the denominational harlots (Revelation 7:1-3; 17:1 18:20).
As John represents Christ's end-time Bride throughout the Book of Revelation, Ezekiel represents an election of the whole nation of Israel throughout his Book. In chapter 4:4-6 he lay on his left side three hundred and ninety-days representing Israel, and on his right side forty days to represent Judah. In chapter 42:20, the angel instructs Ezekiel as Israel's proxy into the revelation of the Glory. Commanded to define the sanctuary and its 144,000 worshipers, he measures a thick wall surrounding and separating the sanctuary from the profane place, which in John's symbolical temple is to be given over to the heathen, for in the holy City, New Jerusalem, nothing unclean can approach the Presence (Zechariah 14:4; Matthew 24:30-31; Revelation 21:27; 22:14-15).
The plan for Ezekiel's temple requires an area far greater than Mount Moriah where the temples of Solomon, Zerubbabel and Herod once stood. Ezekiel is translated in the Spirit by a vision into the Lord's Day where his angel guide (40:1-4), Brother Branhamultimately the Bride of Christ (Revelation 11:1-2)meets him and measures the Temple. At the climax of his tour of instruction, which is in reality the revelation of the Feast of Trumpets to Israel by the two Hebrew Prophets of Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11, Ezekiel sees the Shekinah returning by the gate whence it departed (Revelation 7:1-2).
The seven judgment angels of Ezekiel 9 are the seven-fold Spirit of God that destroyed the temple by Babylon, the head of gold, under Nebuchadnezzar whom God called "My servant" to sanctify Israel (Jeremiah 27:6); by Rome, the legs of iron under Titus, and in the near future by Rome and her globalist allies, the feet of iron and clay, under the incarnate Beast. The judgments under Rome were signified to John in Revelation 8:1 11:15 as the Seven Trumpet angels who pronounce judgments upon Israel for rejecting the Gospel trumpets sounded by seven earthly angels to the Church Ages through the Pentecostal feast.
Revelation 8:5, "And the angel took the censor, and filled it with fire of the altar (as in Ezekiel 10:7), and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake."
These coals from the altar of incense in the heavenly Sanctuary had sanctified and offered back to God the revelation of His Word made flesh in the Bride of each age. The evening service of the Pentecostal feast being ended, the cinders are cast down to earth, cleansing the heavenly Sanctuary of their dross. Gentiles having shut their ears to "sound doctrine" have rejected His 'parousia' Coming and will soon unite with the State to force Rome's mark of the beast. The fire cast down upon earth signifies judgment that will commence with the earthquake at the close of grace.
Ezekiel 9 and 10:2 type the Seven Trumpet judgments on Israel under the New Testament dispensation. Jesus came to His own and His own received Him not. The First Trumpet judgment came upon Israel a generation after they rejected Calvary, Pentecost and Paul's Message to the Ephesian Church Age. Jesus foretold this destruction in the parable of the marriage of the king's son (Matthew 22:7). Notice how the six destroying angels were preceded and controlled by the Writer with the ink horn, the sealing Angel or Holy Ghost. When Titus scattered the coals over Jerusalem in AD70 all of those who paid heed to Jesus' warning were sealed with the Holy Ghost and escaped (Matthew 24:15-21; Ezekiel 9:4).
Israel thought God was inexorably bound to the city and temple. However God doesn't dwell in buildings made with hands, but in the spoken Word Body of Christ and His Bride. Ezekiel 9 portrayed Him in the midst of the destroying angels. God was able to destroy both the city and its temple and depart. Very soon He will depart from the Gentiles, taking His Bride Home to the Wedding Supper while two Hebrew prophets "set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people" (Isaiah 11:11).
Ezekiel 10:18-19, "Then the Glory of the Lord departed from above the entrance of the temple, and stood over the cherubim. And they lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth in Ezekiel's sight when they went out with the wheels beside them, and stood at the entrance of the east gate of the outer court that opened into the city; and the Glory of the God of Israel was over them".
Ezekiel, 11:22-23, "Then the cherubim lifted up their wings, with the wheels beside them; and the Glory of the God of Israel was over them. And the Shekinah rose up from over the midst of the city, and stood over the Mount of Olives to the east of the city".
The departure of the Glory from the Temple to the Mount of Olives symbolized the Lord's abandonment of His Temple and His people to their foes and ultimate destruction. The Shekinah was never again seen in the temple but six hundred years later took residence in the Temple of Jesus Christ when He was baptized by John in the River Jordan and became the Temple in which the Glory of God is revealed. Since Pentecost, we too are the temple of the Holy Spirit by the baptism with the Holy Ghost, for God and the soul that is joined together with God is one Spirit (I Corinthians 6:17-19).
Luke 19:37-44, "As Jesus approached Jerusalem [the city of peace] at the descent of the Mount of Olives, a whole multitude of disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen; saying, Blessed be the King Who comes in the Name of the Lord: there is peace in heaven from the misery of sin; glory in the highest heaven!"
"Some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said, Master, rebuke your disciples. But He answered, I tell you that if they should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out".
"And when He was close, He saw the city, and wept loudly over it, saying, If only you had recognized your day and it's Message which was to reconcile you to peace with God! But now it is hid from your eyes. For the day is coming when your enemies shall erect a palisade and surround you, and shut you in on every side (Josephus V. vi.2; xii.2), and will level Jerusalem to the earth, and dash her children to the ground; and shall not leave one stone upon another [that's why in verse 40 He said "the stones will cry out"]all because you failed to recognize the time of God's visitation through your Messiah."
Jesus foretold the coming destruction of Jerusalem under Titus in parallel fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 under Nebuchadnezzar. Those who became Christians remembered His Words:
Luke 21:20-28, "When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, understand that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let those who are inside the city get out; and let not those who are in the country enter in. For these are the days of God's vengeance upon the enemies in His own house, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe to them who are pregnant, and to them that nurse, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and retribution upon this people."
"And they shall fall by the edge of the sword; and shall be led away captive into all nations: (Josephus says 1,100,000 were slain and 97,000 taken prisoner to Egypt and the provinces), and Jerusalem shall be trodden down by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled." [Nebuchadnezzar, Alexander, Edomites, Titus, Chosroes, Mussulmen, Crusaders, Islam, Khazars, soon Islam, and once more Rome. Next Jesus describes events that will happen two thousand years in the future, at the end of the Gentile dispensation, just before God returns to Israel].
"And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations [bereft of resources, on account of treacherous IMF usury, the interdependence caused by globalization which has bankrupted the nations, destroying their sovereignty, self-sufficiency and independent viability via trade agreements like LIMA, GATT, NAFTA, APEC, the EU and Maastrecht; the depression is coming]; the ocean waves roaring, [following the earthquake that sinks Los Angeles], and men's hearts failing through apprehension," in anticipation of nuclear warfare before Russia invades America: for Satan will be cast out from heaven to earth.
"Then Israel shall see the sign of the Son of man [Christ's parousia] coming in a cloud with power and great Glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws nigh".
This Sign of Christ's parousia to Israel will be seen over the Mount of Olives as described in Zechariah 14:4 and Revelation 7:2. Of course, this will be a symbol as was Acts 1:9-11, Revelation 1:7 and 10:1-4 to us Gentiles; Jesus' feet will not literally stand upon the mountain.
Luke 24:50-51, "He led them out of Jerusalem by the Mount of Olives toward Bethany, and lifted up His hands, and blessed them. And it came to pass, while He blessed them, He was parted from them, and carried up into heaven" (Acts 1:7-12).
Jesus' departure from Jerusalem was typed by the departure of the Shekinah from the temple; It went east to the Mount of Olives which is higher than Jerusalem and affords a view over the whole city (Ezekiel 11:22). The Presence of the Glory was the sign of God's favor toward Israel, whilst its absence was the token of His extreme displeasure (Revelation 11:19; Deuteronomy 31:17-18; Hosea 9:12).
Christ's imminent parousia Coming to Israel will be announced by the Shekinah, possibly fifty days after the sinking of Los Angeles, returning from the east whence it departed in the form of the Supernatural Cloud upon the Mount of Olives described in Zechariah 14:4. As for us Gentiles, its public manifestation appeared and was photographed above Arizona on February 28, 1963.
Ezekiel 11:8-16 foretells Israel's dispersion among the surrounding nations, and God's blessing upon those of their number who receive His correction through chastisement. It points principally to the Gentile dispensation when Israel is apostate, having rejected the Atonement. It also speaks of their regathering and of the regeneration of the 144,000 after the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week, when the Glory anoints the Most Holy.
This is Revelation 14:1-5, "I looked, and, lo, the Lamb stood on the Mount Zion, [the Presence returned], and with Him 144,000, [prior to martyrdom] having His Father's Name written in their foreheads (Revelation 7:1-8). And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: and they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four living creatures [God's throne guards which type the 144,000], and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the 144,000, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women [churches]; for they are virgins [typed as eunuchs for they are servants to Christ's Bride]. These follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They were redeemed from among men, as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no lie: for they are without fault before the throne of God".
These are the 144,000 elect after they have been born-again, with the revelation that they were eternally a part of God, in which comfort they will lay down their lives in Judaeo-Roman Catholic martyrdom.
Ezekiel 43:1-2, "Afterward He brought me to the gate that looks toward the east." The measuring is finished in that the complete number of 144,000 elect Israelites have been gathered and sealed. Now Ezekiel is led back to the eastern gate so he may see the Glory returning to take its rest is His ancient people. "And, behold, the Glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and His Voice was like a noise of many waters and the earth shone with His Glory".
The return of "the Glory of the God of Israel" is revealed to the 144,000 as the Glory that has enlightened "the whole earth" drawing to their King "a Bride out of every kindred, tribe and tongue" of Adam's race. Ezekiel 47 and 48 signify their actual new birth and restoration in tribal order.
Isaiah 6:3, "And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of His Glory." (See also Habakkuk 2:14).
Right now, the world is gathering to Armageddon, but "if God's rejection of the nation of Israel brought grace to the rest of Adam's race, what will Israel's acceptance of Christianity mean, but life from the dead? (Isaiah 66:8; Romans 11:15).
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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.