Long before America claimed to be a "Christian nation", England claimed the title.
According to a poll, the number of practising Muslims in England is set to overtake the number of Anglicans. By 2002 there'll be 4,000 more regular worshippers of Islam, than regular worshippers of the C of E at Anglican services (The Strategy, p11, June 1997).
Jeremiah (31:34) foretold the day when, "It will be unnecessary to admonish one another to know the LORD: for everyone from the least to the greatest shall know Him, and He'll forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more".
That's how it was for 2,000 years. We had comparatively few laws in Protestant countries. Statutes were unnecessary because the Law of God was written within our hearts. Our whole society, even though the majority were only nominal Christians, knew in their hearts what was right and what was wrong. Unlike the animals, they possessed a conscience.
Our parliaments are not elected to make laws, but to govern within existing law according to the Constitution. The fact our statutes are growing at an exponential rate is indicative of one thing: the apostasy of the once Christian church. It denominated and died. No longer is it capable of writing God's Laws into the heart of man. They've rejected His Word, and replaced It with their dead creeds and man-made traditions. The tables are full of vomit; there is no place clean. Ichabod is written over her portals. Organized crime controls the land.
Praise God who sent us a prophet with a way to escape His judgment plagues. That prophet was the late William Branham, the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 10:7, whose ministry restored the apostolic faith, finished the mystery of God, and is calling God's people out from all man-made religion into the unity of the faith, for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation.
But all of us whose faces are not veiled from the revealed Word of God, behold when we look into the mirror of His Word, the glory of the Lord IN us, changing us into that image from glory to glory, by the Spirit of the Lord. And if the "Token" or Life of Christ is is not recognized in the Christian, It's veiled to those who are lost. For Christians are written epistles of the PRESENT Truth - the manifestation of what Jesus is doing now.
Is there life on Mars? The recent successful landing on the red planet has not passed unnoticed by earth-bound Vatican theologians who posed the question, "If there is life on Mars. Does it require salvation? Is it, like man, born in sin, shapen in iniquity, and come into the world speaking lies? Was there also a "fall" in some Martian "Garden of Eden?"
Certainly if there's a mirror-image of the serpent on Mars, that's been changed and put on his belly, it won't lack for dust to eat.
Are plans afoot to train a team of modern Matteo Ricci's, and Dom Boscoes', to transplant Romanism to Mars? Will their interstellar evangelism be at the point of a sword as it was on earth? And will they baptize Martian babies in the Titles, "Father, Son, and Holy Ghost" to "save their souls", only to thrust them through with a sword? These and many other questions demand an answer from the Holy See.
In considering the possibility that intelligent life may exist on Mars, perhaps the Roman spokesman, if he believed God's unchanging Word is the Bible, might have consulted the Good Book. After all, since "the mystery of God was finished" under the ministry of Bro. Branham, the angel to the seventh Church Age, nothing can be added to or taken from the words of his prophecy.
Let's do what the Catholic church did not do, and read God's Word!
According to Jesus and John, our Savior is "the beginning of the creation of God", less than 2,000 years ago, when He was born of a virgin. The Bible is the story of God, changing His Form from the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts, to their transformation in the flesh of His glorified Family. Those who receive them by faith and become the manifestation of what His Word revealed.
So if "the beginning of the creation of God" is Jesus Christ, and the continuation is His Family, which is the New Testament Church, born of the faith, pray tell, how can it be continued on Mars?
But if there were life on Mars that did not require salvation, God could never reveal Himself to them. Unless they'd fallen in sin, and required redemption, God couldn't reveal Himself as a Savior. Without a fall, they'd never experience sickness, age or death, and God could not reveal Himself as Healer, Judge, or the Merciful Provider. And Martians wouldn't know Jesus Christ is God manifest.
If on the other hand there were life on Mars that had fallen, they could only be redeemed by a near kins-man. God's Word states that the wages of sin is death. He requires a life for a life. He left a loophole in the Law whereby a near kinsman could pay that price. That's why Jesus was born of a woman. To qualify as our Savior, He had to belong to Adam's fallen race, a descendant, a near kinsman. And to be worthy to redeem, He had to be born of a virgin, because the original sin was adultery between Eve and the serpent, hence we're all born in sin, shapen in iniquity and came into the world speaking lies. To avoid imputation of sin, yet be in Adam's race, Jesus had to be born of a virgin.
Clearly, if there were Martians requiring salvation, their savior could not be Jesus Christ, because He is not kin to Martians. And their savior would not be "the beginning of the creation of God". The god of fiction perhaps, but not the God of the Bible.
And remember, this earth is Jesus' dominion and throne, not Mars.
Oh the foolishness of sinful men who know not God but have the effrontery to call themselves His ministers.
Friends, there is no life on Mars or any of the planets. God hides himself in simplicity and reveals Himself in humility. The wisdom of man trying to "work-out" these fantasies is his own undoing and foolishness to God.
"All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are 'the called' according to His purpose". Everything we see, all the evil and all the good throughgout the ages, works together for the blessing of God's elect. And if you wonder how the whole universe can be for the blessing of man, remember it's only for an election. Not for every man but for those who can recognize their day and its Message, and see that part of God's Word manifesting through them.
If you are a Christian, you're a space cadet. In training to blast way past Mars and the planets, into the manifested Presence of God with the saints of all ages, to the Wedding Supper of the Lamb in the sky. The man from the Vatican will still be trying to work-out his own foolishness; and while the true Church is with Jesus at the Wedding Supper, Rome will be ruling the NWO. Causing all that will not serve his image to be killed.
We space cadets are not navigating the heavens by guesswork. God's given us a heavenly star chart. Revelation chapter one says there were seven stars, one to each Age. There was Saint Paul, followed by Irenaeus, Martin, Columba, Martin Luther, John Wesley, and William Branham.
A life lived by the Message of these men brought the new birth and made space cadets of the saints of each age. The Church Age saints pass through a door marked "Death", whereas the saints of this present day fly higher in the Spirit through a door marked "Life", that's remained open after the Church Ages ended.
There's no way the saints of this age will see death in the flesh. The Bible promised that the sleeping Church Age saints will rise first, then we which are alive and remain will be changed in the atoms.
Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be misguided; but let it rather be healed. Follow peace with all, and holiness, without which no man shall see God".
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen. By faith the elders obtained a good report.
Through faith we understand that the ages were framed by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which appear.
Did you hear what Scripture said? The things we see, were made of the unseen spoken Word of God made manifest. The planet we live on, the sea, the trees, everything is God's Word interpreted. And when God interprets It, it happens. He said, "Let there be," and there was. God is His Own interpreter. He interprets His Word by sending a prophet or by bringing It to pass.
God's prophets were often uneducated men - like Elijah, John the Baptist, and William Branham the Elijah of our day. Their ministry was too important to be confused with intellectual reasoning or theology. They lived and learned by observing nature. God's in nature. Man's in education.
William Branham, the Elijah of this day, was educated to seventh grade in primary school. Without an education to lean on, he drew his inspiration from God's Word, typing It with nature.
John's father was a priest but he was led to the wilderness by the Spirit because he was to introduce Messiah. His commission was too important for him to be confused by the ideas of the Pharisees. He had to get his Message from God.
At the age of thirty he came out of the wilderness uneducated, but with a revelation from God burning in his heart from a vision that he was going to introduce Messiah. His revelation was so sure, he said, "Messiah's standing among you right now. You don't know Him; neither do I. I'm not worthy to remove his shoes. He'll baptize with the Holy Ghost and fire. His fan is in his hand."
Being a prophet, he knew what was in the heart of those Pharisees. But did you notice his manner of speech? His inspiration followed nature. He knew that a snake was little, low-down, and sneaky. So he said, "You generation of snakes, who's warned you to flee from the wrath that's to come? Don't begin to say you belong to this or that denomination. For God's able of these stones" (what he'd seen in the wilderness), "to raise children unto Abraham. Also the axe is laid at the root of all trees." Every tree that doesn't bring forth good fruit is used for firewood. His inspiration followed nature.
If you watch nature closely, you won't get too far from the Word. Because God is in nature. Consider a tree in Autumn, the sap goes down into the roots, and the leaves die. But in Spring the sap returns, bringing revival in a new leaf. There's a resurrection! It's testifying there's a life, death, burial and resurrection.
Anything that serves God's purpose has a resurrection. But it can only rise if it serves God's purpose. If a plant isn't germitized, it won't rise again. A soul not quickened by faith, won't rise. Anything that doesn't serve God's purpose has no resurrection. But you can't keep something in the ground that served God's purpose. It comes forth again, to testify of a resurrection and encourage us. Each day, everywhere you look, you see God.
The natural types the Spiritual. There's a natural body of people and there's a spiritual Body of people. And when spiritual Life enters natural life, it improves the natural life. When I see a natural bride, young couples, their hearts beating as one, I think of Christ and His Spiritual Bride.
Man's natural achievements type God's Spiritual achievements. Let's take transportation. The first was by one horse power. Next, by automobile, the car was maybe 20 horsepower. Then science built an airoplane with hundreds of horsepower. We keep achieving higher and higher, greater and greater. The achievements of science are a forerunner of the spiritual fulfilment of God's promised Word.
The natural man, looks backward for his intellectual achievements. Science discovers what God did in the past. Truth's not made by man, its the discovery of what God has done. Men pick up rocks and fossils, taking what God's made, and changing it from its original estate, to make his home a little better with existing creation.
God's going forward in His spiritual achievements, not backward. The man of God is looking into the Word and believing Its promises for things unseen, and for faith to manifest the spiritual things God's promised. By faith He sees them coming to pass.
As a scientist in his laboratory works on different things to help man understand past creation; the spiritual man looks forward to something God's promised but hasn't yet created. The natural man looks backward. The spiritual man looks forward.
We see this in the churches. The natural church member looks back to what Luther, Wesley, or Branham accomplished. That was OK for their day. We're looking forward to a promise that's greater, and higher. Science goes back to see what God did in the past. We go forward in the Word of the Lord, to find what God's promised for the future.
The natural types the Spiritual. As science made more horsepower, by advancing to cars and airpolanes, God's increased the power of His Word.
Luther's day can be compared to the days of one horsepower. Taking Luther out of the system, God showed man that the just shall live by faith. When Luther received and preached justification through faith in Jesus Christ, not taking what the system said, the church received Life. That typed the days of the horse and buggy.
Luther gave the Church Life in the horse and buggy days. Then God took the "isms" away from John Wesley, and got him under control. By Wesley, He brought the church to sanctification. Sanctify means to separate for the glory of God. Sanctification raised the church to its feet, so it could walk away and separate from the things of the world.
The Wright brothers made an airoplane that could fly. Just before man took to the air and the unknown, the Pentecostal revival fell on Azusa Street. In the Supernatural he spoke with unknown tongues and did things unknown to the natural church, because he'd left the ground. He'd taken to the air. God showed by airplanes that His church was rising higher (Revelation 4:1).
All those things that man has achieved, are only types and shadows of what God's doing. He said there's be signs in the skies, just before the Coming of Christ.
As science achieved by looking backward; God achieves by going forward to the kingdom. From Azusa Street, the planes took great revivals that swept the world, with gifts unknown to the world.
They were considered fanatics, but they'd been enabled. God got a little cross-eyed negro down in Azusa Street and a group of people in His hands, with no more sense than to believe what God said was the truth.
When the Pentecostals took off with speaking in tongues and great gifts of healing. They left the intellectual church on the ground. They said, "You can't..." But they did it, anyhow.
They say the Holy Ghost was for another age. That's what they think. It's here! We've been flying in the air since 1906, seeing things the intellectual church knows nothing about. All they can do is sit down, and make fun of It. And blaspheme the Holy Ghost.
But now, we've moved out of the airoplane age. We have more power now. The astronaut age has come in. Spiritually, we're in the age of astronauts. It's the same Spirit with more power, to go higher. See more, believe more, be more like Christ. Not the automobile, not the horse and buggy, or bicycle, not even the airoplane, but the astronaut. He flys above each one.
It's called the eagle age in the Bible. God likens His prophets to eagles. He calls Himself an Eagle. In Malachi 4, we're promised a prophet in the last days.
He's to have a Bride in the last days with a ministry exactly like His own. As a man and his wife become one, God lives in His people - when He gets them in His image, they're one.
It fulfills what Jesus said in John 14:12, "He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also."
Now is the astronaut age. The astronaut sees what the horse rider, automobile or airoplanes could not see. He goes higher. Airoplanes are down here, bouncing around in the clouds. He goes beyond the clouds of creeds and denominations, up into the heavens.
We're living in the astronaut age. Just as sure as God's testified by natural developments, He's now testifying what He promised He'd achieve in the last days according to Malachi 4. All He has to do is get someone in His hands who can cut loose from airplanes, and cars, and not look back to what was, but accept more power to lift him higher into the Presence of God where all things are possible. We see it's happening. There's no doubt to it.
If the Spiritual astronaut can gain more power, he'll go wherever he wants. He's already in space. Airplanes are grounded. But the astronaut goes above the clouds, above creed and the denominations who say, "It isn't so. It isn't so." He's got a Guide: the Holy Spirit. The Word tells him it is so, and he moves on!
How does science make an astronaut? It takes whatever it is and makes it go higher and higher. Keeps improving it all the time, till he can go beyond reason. And God's astronaut, goes beyond all reason and church creeds that say, "The days of miracles are past, there's no such a thing."
Maybe you don't understand, but I pray God'll give you such hunger you'll come and see we're at the end time, the astronaut age. I'm not condemning what they had, just trying to give more rapturing grace. For the hour will come when we'll have to have rapturing Power, not only to heal the body, but to change it in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye. Christ will be so real in us, till He can change our body. May we take this Token and hold It before us and walk into the Astronaut Age where visions, and powers of the world beyond, and where all the great mysteries of God are unfolded in those Seven Seals, and made known to man. radio077.htm
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