Bible Believers' Newsletter #075
"We focus on the PRESENT Truthwhat Jesus is doing NOW . . ."
Greetings in the wonderful Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
This newsletter serves those of like precious faith and whosoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. The Lord Bless you as you confirm these things personally in your own Bible. . . .
,br> Brother Anthony
A subscriber asked, "How should the Bride prepare for Y2K? Some pastors tell their congregations not to prepare, others may suggest a gun. What is the balance? And should we help the community, or each to his own?"
I think we should individually visit some of the Y2K sites on the Net because Christians must act in an informed manner based upon a clear understanding of fact. Listen to your pastor, but prove what he and this Newsletter say, to ensure we are all in the same spirit and not following some misconception or man-made theory. Previous Newsletters, Teaching Sermons and Radio Transcripts have links to sites managed by some of the world's foremost experts on Y2K.
Personally, I believe families should hold about one year's supply of food and necessaries, and not be totally dependent upon public utilities for electricity, gas or water. We should all be planting vegetables sufficient to can or preserve. Others could be advised how they can make preparations for their own household. Learn to keep your own counsel for security reasons, remembering you can't provide for the whole community. And as Joseph found out in Egypt, most people will make no preparations.
For reasons explained in previous Newsletters, I don't believe Y2K is accidental, but one of several contrivances useful to those working to introduce a totalitarian one world government, and global depopulation. God works all things to the benefit of His elected; I take Y2K as a WARNING, enabling the end-time Bride to make preparations, as Jesus' prophecy about the destruction of Jerusalem warned the early saints to prepare (Matthew 24:15-21).
We should prepare because God plans to end the dispensation with an earthquake that will shake the world. So if Y2K doesn't destroy the division of labor, the sinking of Los Angeles and the cleaving of the mount of Olives will.
Prepare to rely upon neighbors and the local community for you may be unable to rely on the doctor, fire brigade, plumber or police. Befriend your neighbors as everyone did forty years ago. What if there's no petrol, power or phone? No food in the Supermarket? No electricity to pump water to flush your toilet or fuel to power the trucks that distribute food, illumine the stores and run their refrigerators? You'll need to know whom you can trust, who will help you; who might need your help. This may be a last opportunity to share the faith of Jesus Christ to a dying world.
You can best help your community by FIRST learning about what you want to warn them about and having the correct information. If you don't know what you are talking about, you had better say nothing. Educate yourself by STUDYING what the experts say about Y2K. Make your OWN decision, and act upon that.
Whatever you have put away, keep your own counsel, and be sure any guns, ammunition, food, fuel and other supplies are secure and not in public view. I don't own a gun. The Word of God and prayer will be my Sword, although it was at such a time as this Jesus advised His disciples to arm themselves (Luke 22:36-38). But if you do own a gun, don't tell others about it. They want to disarm you. Study some of the Teaching Sermons and also the Books Areas to learn just how dangerous a world we live in.
Some folk are survivalists. Christians are not trying to "survive" through these times. We believe the Lord will take His people Home and that the rest will enter the Tribulation and perish. AFTER the earthquake and dispensation change, the saints will be bereft of all material possessions, let alone weapons. But we will have the "third pull" of the spoken Word for the manifestation of the Sons of God, experientially instilling resurrection faith in our hearts for translation grace.
These three points will contribute to your security and enable you to shine your Light:
It used to be that the family that prays together stays together. We must quickly restore family and community togetherness because very soon we will be unable to fall-back upon Government services, utilities or welfare that have replaced the family.
- It's time to get in touch with families and friends.
- Families are not necessarily blood relations.
- Know your neighborhood.
The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, Illuminati, occult, communism and humanism, call them what you will, all originate in the Talmud and have engineered the destruction of race, nations, moral standards, community and family.
Whereas we should be proud of our own race and nation, uphold high moral standards, support our local community and maintain family unity, for the most part we have not. The enemy of God and man has divided us into a mixed multitude in order to conquer and enslave mankind.
Families need not be based solely on blood. Knowing neighborhood will be the key to survival if things get out-of-control as Henry Kissinger has predicted.
Spend time getting to know the people in your community. Encourage others in your community to get to know you. A smile and a kind word is sufficient to establish a presence and be recognized. Once you are known, keep the Token (or Life of Christ) on display. Your acquaintances will return be blessed.
The Six-Point Star of David, the Oldest Flag in the World?
In Hebrews we read that Jesus is "a priest for ever." A priest is a Mediator or intercessor. When I preached on Christ's Offices or dispensation claims in Michigan in about 1986, explaining by the God's Word, that since the opening of the Seven Seals in 1963, Jesus is no longer a Mediator, the pastor quoted those Scriptures.
Taking those verses without understanding we might equate "for ever" with eternity, and be wrong. "For ever" is a period of time that has a beginning and an end. Were Jesus an eternal mediator, He couldn't have been born of the virgin Mary, and we could never come to perfection as He commanded in Matthew 5:28.
Jesus has three major Offices or dispensation claims of Prophet, Priest and King. But this doesn't make Him a Trinity anymore than the Offices Father, Son and Holy Ghost make God a Trinity. Jesus had to fulfill the Office of Prophet and be sacrificed before He could become our High Priest or Mediator. As Mediator, He stood between God and His elect ONLY, interceding in behalf of their ignorance of the Word just so long as the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals. He was NOT a Mediator for sinners.
Since the Seven Seals are revealed, as High Priest He is now Judge (John 5:27; Revelation 1:13-17), and the end-time Bride crown Him King of Kings by coming under pre-eminence to the fullness of the Word (Revelation 1:5-7; 5:8-14). And when the glorified Jesus returns to earth with the saints of all Agesafter Armageddon destroys all lifeHe will be in the Office of Son of David, and King.
Jesus is no longer in the Office of Son of God Mediating for the saint's ignorance of the Word, yet He understands our weaknesses because He has "been there", but He has NOT "done that." We must distinguish between empathy, and the dispensation claim or Office. You and I are mediators (in a humbler way) for those with whom we can identify in life's journey.
When Paul disputed with Epicurean and Stoic philosophers in Athens he quoted from a "Hymn to Zeus" by Epipmenidas, and "Phainomena," an address to Zeus by Aratus (Acts 17:16-31). Paul knew he must speak in terms familiar to his audience if his Message was to be heard, so he was "all things to all men," until he had their attention. Then he would turn the conversation around to prove his point by that common ground.
A critic taking the letter of Acts 17:16-31 might claim Paul was denying Serpent's seed and the original sin, or that he was in agreement with the pagan worship of these men. Those in the same Spirit as Paul would understand his motive and objective, knowing he was quoting the pagan philosophers to illustrate a point, not teaching the doctrine they believed.
We must get into the Spirit to know what the prophets MEAN because if we take the letter of their speech, we will be wrong. I have given these examples because I wish to speak on something William Branham said. Like Paul's discourse on Mars' Hill, it might seem that Brother Branham is preaching untruth when in reality he is illustrating his Message in terms that would be familiar to most of his listeners.
Brother Branham said, "the oldest flag in the world, the six-point star of David, which has been down for over two thousand years, flies again over Jerusalem. We're at the end time."
The Prophet used a familiar symbol to illustrate the lateness of the hour and the fulfillment of prophecy (Matthew 24:32-34). What he said about that symbol is not strictly true. But that does not make Brother Branham a false prophet. He was not teaching on the hexagram, but using it to illustrate how Israel's restoration to the Promised Land was a Spiritual sign to the Bride of Christ.
I believe it will be useful for us to learn the true origin of the hexagram or six-point Star of David, and the five-point star or "Pentagram." Both are associated with the Cabbala or Jewish occult and witchcraft. They were connected with Solomon who experimented with evil and magic, not with his father, David.
The Lord God appeared to Solomon twice and commanded he desist and abandon his strange gods but Solomon paid no heed so the Lord took the united kingdom from his son, Rehoboam. Solomon was the last king of a united Israel.
I Kings 11:1-13, 26-36, "Solomon loved many women, besides the Egyptian princess, women of the Moabites, Ammonites Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites; of the (Serpent's seed) nations which the Lord said to the children of Israel, You shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods. Solomon did so anyway. He had seven hundred wives, and three hundred concubines: and when he was old, his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth (meaning "star") the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom (meaning "great king") the abomination of the Ammonites, (the god Molech"king"who required child sacrifice).
Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord, and refused to follow the Lord, as his father David did. Then Solomon built a temple for Chemosh (identified with Baal-peor, Baal-zebub, Mars and Saturn), the abomination of Moab, in the mount of Olives, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon. He did likewise for all his strange wives to burn incense and sacrifice to their gods.
The Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the Lord God of Israel, Who twice appeared to him specifically to warn him against worshiping other gods: but he ignored the Lord's command. Wherefore the Lord said to Solomon, Forasmuch as you have not kept My covenant and My laws, I will tear the kingdom from your family, and give it to your servant. However for the sake of your father David, I won't do this in your lifetime: but will take the kingdom away from your son. Even so, I will permit him to be king of one tribe for David My servant's sake, and for the sake of Jerusalem, My chosen city."
Verses 26 to 36, "And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow woman, rebelled because while Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of Jerusalem, Jeroboam was very able, and when Solomon saw how industrious he was, he placed him in charge of his laborers from the tribe of Joseph. And one day when Jeroboam was leaving Jerusalem, the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite, wearing a new robe as a symbol, called Jeroboam aside to talk in a field: Ahijah tore his new garment into twelve pieces saying: Take ten pieces: for thus saith the Lord, I will tear the kingdom from Solomon, and give ten of the tribes to you: (But he shall have one tribe for My servant David's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel): Because Solomon has forsaken me, and worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and has not walked in My ways, to do what is right in My sight and to keep My statutes and judgments as his father David did. However I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand: and I will let Solomon rule all the days of his life for David My servant's sake, whom I chose, because he KEPT My commandments and My statutes:
I will take the kingdom from his son, and give ten of the tribes to you. His son shall have the other tribe, so the descendants of David will continue to reign in Jerusalem, the city in which I have chosen to put My Name."
It is not the star of David, for David never saw it. It is the crest of Solomon and was produced when he was backslidden. One of the reasons Stephen the martyr was stoned by the Jews was because he pointed this out. Acts 7:42-43,54,57, "Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O You House of Israel, you have offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness? Yes, you took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the Star of your god Remphan, figures which you made to worship: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon."
"When the Jews heard Stephen say this, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth . . . and stopped their ears". (See also Hosea 4:17 and Amos 5:27).
From the word hexagram, which means six sided figure, we get the word hex, which means to curse or cast a spell. It is actually the male and female equilateral triangle interlocked to bring forth the great emanating light of Lucifer. That is why witches stand skyclad or naked in a six-pointed star to invoke the principalities and powers from beyond the astral plane. The hexagram is also the geometric form of the mark of the beast, for in it are six angles right, six angles left, and six angles in the core or center, which is 666. This has nothing to do with the Israelite people but with a Christless religion that welds witchcraft and Judaism together (and also melds in much of so-called "Christendom").
The hexagram or six-point star of David was not Israelitish, but pagan. The first mention of this symbol was in 922BC in connection with Solomon's involvement in witchcraft, magic and idolatrous worship to Ashtoreth and to Moloch. It appears the Hebrew children brought it with them in their exodus from Egypt. It comprises two equilateral triangles having a common center and is related to the "Ying and Yang," being known to the Hindu, Chinese and Peruvians.
The Jewish Encyclopedia (under Cabbala, p. 464, 458) traces the Cabala to the Chaldees, thence to Lucifer in the garden of Eden. Amos 5:25-26 and Acts 7:43 refer to the star Saturn who represents Satan, Titan, Tammuz, Dragon, Bacchus, Kronos, Nimrod, Ninus, Sagittarius (the Archer), Oanes, Osiris, Mars, Pluto, Iswara, Deoius, etc.,
Amos 5:25-27, "You have offered me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel. But you have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun, names for the planet Saturn, the STAR of your god, of which you made images. So I shall send you away in captivity beyond Damascus."
King Solomon took this pagan symbol to himself when he went into idolatry and it became known in Arabic magic and occult circles as "the Seal of Solomon".
Among Israelite symbols from Hellenistic times (discussed by E. Goodenough, Jewish Symbols in the Greco-Roman Period), both the hexagram and the pentagram are missing.
From the thirteenth century AD, the six-pointed star began to gather favor as a Jewish national symbol, following the ill-fated 1254 crusade of the Khazar false Messiah David al-Roy (Menahem ben Duji) who was assassinated on his way to "liberate" Palestine. Thereafter it began to be attributed to king David, appearing on the Jewish Flag in Prague in 1527.
In the Sixteenth century AD, the hexagram became accepted in "Jewish" circles as "the Shield of David," following the influence of the Cabalist Isaac Luria (1533-72) (Jewish Encyclopedia, 1964, p. 469). Prior to this time there was no usage of the six-point star in Jewish, and certainly not in Israelite circles. King David's symbol had always been the Menorah or seven-branched lampstand. Only "Jewish sources called the star the "Shield of David". All non-Jewish sources call this symbol the "Seal of Solomon".
According to the Encyclopaedia Judaica (1972, Vol. XI, p. 688) "It is not clear in which period the hexagram (Magen David) was engraved on the seal of Solomon mentioned in the Talmud (Gittin 68a) as a sign of his dominion over demons, instead of the Name of God which originally appeared on his ring," (his signet or seal). The article goes on to explain how the Seal of Solomon or hexagram was widely used in Arabic magic.
In 1822 the "Magen David" was adopted by the Ashkenazim (Khazar) self-styled Jew, Mayer Amschel Bauer who hung a red hexagram on his door to identify his address. Upon becoming a supplier of coinage to the royal Court, he changed his name to "Roth Schild," meaning Red Shield, and it was used on the Rothschild coat of arms when they were raised to the nobility by the Austrian emperor (Encyclopaedia Judaica, p. 696).
(Red is the color of Esau who is Edom, and of Communism, which is Talmudism and Judaism. From the House of Rothschild, the hexagram was lent to the Zionist movement, later taken over by Edmond Rothschild and the House of Rothschild).
The modern design derives from the flag designed in 1891 by David Wolfsohn who succeeded Theodor Herzl. It was first displayed at the first Zionist Conference in Basel, Switzerland in 1897, conducted by Herzl, and was confirmed as the Jewish flag by the eighteenth Congress in 1933. The State of Israel was created by the UN in 1948, and on November 14 adopted the occult symbol of the six-pointed star (of Ashteroth or Astarte) which now adorns the Knesset (or parliament) and flies on their flag. The blue and white are derived from the Hebrew tallit or prayer shawl. Their national emblem, the Menorah, is modeled on that which appears on the Arch of Titus in Rome. They signify the Nile and the Euphrates which the so-called Jews regard as "Greater Israel".
Theodore Herzl's design for the Zionist emblem was to have been a white flag with seven yellow stars, one at each point of the hexagram which was to have been replaced with the Hebrew words, "Aryeh Yehudah" (the Lion of the Tribe of Judah), the seventh star was to be above the apex of the topmost of the six. The Magen David Adom (Red Shield of David) is the symbol that appears on Israel's equivalent to the Roman Catholic "Red Cross" organization and Red Crescent Service of Moslem countries.
Thus a pagan occult symbol has become the international symbol of the "Jews", few of whom are Hebrews or Israelites descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Less follow the Law and the prophets who have been supplanted by the lewd and blasphemous Talmud. And today it seems that the Rothschilds almost rule the world.
Lubbavitcher Rebbe Rabbi Shulkem ben Schneersohn knew what he was about when he wrote: "The Zionists are more cunning in their evil and they have made nationalism a substitute for Torah and Commandments" (Michael Selzer, Zionism Reconsidered, p. 12).
Nathan Birnbaum, who coined the term "Zionism," and was present at the First Congress in Basel, left the movement in 1899 and became completely Orthodox and absolutely hostile to the Zionist Movement. In his paper, "In Bondage to Our Fellow Jew", he wrote: "It seems, that we are better qualified to deal with our bondage to the Gentiles that with our bondage to our brothers who are estranged from the Torah and its teachings" (Michael Selzer, Zionism Reconsidered, p. 6).
Things are often not as they appear superficially. It may interest you to know that the use of the cross as a divine symbol in pre-Christian times is almost universal, being used in India, Syria, Persia, Assyria and Egypt. But it had no occult connection.
My objective is to demonstrate that we must prove all things, hold fast that which is good. The letter or rhema of the words William Branham or any other prophet will be your death warrant if you are not in the same Spirit as the speaker to understand what He meant. God is building His kingdom on a clear understanding of His Word which is His thoughts expressed, or faith. nl075.htm
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Brother Anthony Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister. He has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations in various countries. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to minister in your church.
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