Bible Believers' Newsletter 1006
"We focus on the present Truth — what Jesus is doing now . . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we wish you a Happy and blessed New Year in 2018. We are pleased to see your smiling face.
We are looking forward to the close of the Gentile or Christian dispensation, to the manifestation of the Sons of God, our change in the atoms and translation to the Wedding Supper in the air. This will require us to exercise the 'third pull' by "The Power of the Spoken Word," and this is the title of our main article. Following Newsletters 1004 and 1005 we provide additional information demonstrating the power of the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake in Alaska which was "spoken" by Brother Branham. The Prophet declared it was "beginning of the sign of time" Jesus promised in Matthew 24:3b and 30, an evidence assuring us of the vastly more powerful earthquake that will sink Los Angeles and a huge section of earth's crust.
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.
Of Billionaires, Fiscal Paradises, the World's Debt, & the Victims
January 2, 2018 — Bloomberg's Billionaires Index covers only the 500 richest people . . . they have increased their wealth by 1 trillion dollars in just one year. Their fortunes went up by 23% to top a comfortable 5 trillion dollars (the US budget is now at 3.7 trillion). That obviously means an equivalent reduction for the rest of the population, which has lost those trillion dollars . . . the amount of money circulation remains the same; no new money has been printed to accommodate the 500 richest billionaires! . . . China has now surpassed the US; with 594 billionaires . . .
The Institute for International Finance estimates that at the end of 2017 the global debt—private and public—would have reached a staggering 226 trillion dollars, more than three times global annual economic output . . . Globalisation is obviously rewarding capitals, not human beings. Well, this is having an impact on politics, and not the best one. There is everywhere an increasing number of losers, especially in rich countries, also because of technological development, and shift in consumption . . . Full story: human-wrongs-watch.net
Israel & Palestine: the Maps tell the True Story
The truth is that far from being the poor victim it likes to portray itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with. The following maps show just who is wiping who off of the map!
How does a defensive action result in the total conquest of someone else's lands? The answer is that it does not. Israel is the aggressor. The maps of Israel then and now prove it . . . Another claim that Israel likes to make is that Palestine never really existed to start with. "How can we return the occupied territories? There is nobody to return them to" Golda Maier PM, March 8, 1969. "There was no such thing as Palestinians, they never existed" June 15, 1969.
"The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina" (Exodus 15:14).
"Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent. Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his appointed times" (Isaiah 14:29, 31).
"Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompense? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompense upon your own head" (Joel 3:4).
And again, the maps tell a different story . . . The History of Palestine—
JewsIsraelites and Arabs do NOT have a thousand year history of animosity! . . . [note Google's YouTube has deleted some videos] . . . Full story: whatreallyhappened.com
Comment: One year after the ides of Nisan, likely in 2018, a mass exodus of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Israeli Jews from Palestine will allow genuine sons of Jacob to return to the Land of the Covenant for their redemption without "fear of the Jews" (Isaiah 6:10-13; 11:11-16; 13:6-16; 27:13; 49:17; Zechariah 14:2; Matthew 24:29-31, etc).
Syria 2011 all over again? Watch as Kurdish, Islamist Groups call for a Violent Uprising in Iran
December 30, 2017 — In Syria in 2011, peaceful protesters calling for economic and political reforms had their peaceful protests hijacked by armed Muslim Brotherhood [CIA, MI6, Saudi Arabia] fanatics who fired upon security forces, allowing for the protests to descend into a civil war. The same is now occurring in Iran . . . violence has been agitated by imperialist shills who are spreading fake news that the protests are about regime-change in Iran . . . details of a colour revolution descending can also be read here . . . this truly bares resemblance to what occurred in Syria in 2011.
Full story: fort-russ.com
Comment: While Russia strives to move Syria on from a stage of war and bloody anarchy to one of peace, stability and reconstruction—by inviting all parties to next month's Sochi conference to agree a roadmap including a new constitution and presidential and parliamentary elections—the US and Israel are drawing up plans to detonate the region and plunge it into new wars on the pretext of confronting the Iranian threat . . . White House later confirmed the existence of the agreement . . . the coming year may prove to be a frightening one for the US and its Israeli ally . . . try their luck . . . outcomes will definitely not be to their liking. For the region is changing—and fast (raialyoum.com).
Lethally shooting around 20 or Iranians through New Year's day, including at least one policeman, suggests foreign interference . . . around 27 percent of the new hash tags against Iran are generated by the Saudi government . . . Israel's dirty hands are involved . . . so-called People's Mujahedin of Iran . . . CIA-supported group calls for toppling the Islamic Republic violently.
Will mainland USA be invaded and briefly garrisoned in the first quarter 2018? (William Branham, The Handwriting on the Wall, #58-0101, p. 11:84-91; #58-0309, p. 19:152-155).
The Quad: US searches Edge of Asia for Allies to contain Beijing
December 28, 2017 — The so-called Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad)—a coalition of sorts counting the United States, India, Australia, and Japan as members. Promoted by familiar corporate-financier funded policy think tanks, the Quad is being portrayed as a step past Washington's ill-fated "pivot to Asia" to address its waning power in the region . . . including US efforts to undermine, overthrow, and replace with obedient client regimes the governments of several ASEAN states including Myanmar, Thailand, and Malaysia . . .
Another component was a series of artificial conflicts the US manufactured and then served as mediator in resolving surrounding the ongoing South China Sea territorial dispute. ASEAN collectively refused to become involved, and even supposed claimants in the dispute—Vietnam and the Philippines—have drifted away from the hard-line approach proposed by the US to confront Beijing . . . The final component of America's pivot to Asia was the proliferation of terrorism sponsored by Washington's closest allies in the Middle East. This included a 2015 bombing in Bangkok . . . and the sudden appearance and spread of the so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS) in the Philippines . . . Without the Quad, the US will have to search even further for partners in its quest for Asian primacy. With the UK signaling interest in sending warships around the planet to assist the US in provoking the Chinese off their own shores, perhaps Asia-Pacific will be relabeled once again . . . to Anglo-Pacific, and the Quad replaced by an Anglo-American Duo . . .
Full story: globalresearch.ca
Will a War with North Korea be Our Political Leaders' Greatest Regret?
December 27, 2017 — We are now on the verge of another unnecessary war—this time with North Korea . . . nuclear security expert Scott Sagan predicts one million people could die on the first day—a figure that exceeds the death toll of the entire Rwandan genocide. Even more worryingly, Russia and China are making military preparations, suggesting that a Korean war could quickly escalate into a world war.
Despite this horrific scenario, President Trump continues to ratchet tensions by issuing bombastic threats and overseeing provocative military exercises. He is increasingly keen to launch a "preventative" strike, and there are multiple indications that he plans to do so within the next three months unless North Korea agrees to denuclearize. At the same time, he is forbidding diplomacy; blocking any possibility of a peaceful solution to the crisis . . . war could be inevitable if Trump remains in power. Government leaders therefore have an ethical obligation to remove him from office before he fulfills his dream of using nuclear weapons. Impeachment, however, is no longer a viable solution—the impeachment process takes several months, whereas Trump is reportedly looking to drop the first bomb by March . . . Full story: commondreams.org
The Power of the Spoken Word
In 1954 the Lord showed Brother Branham a vision in which his local council would resume some of his land to widen the road. God said, "When you see the surveyor peg out a new boundary moving your gate, that will be the sign that you are to move westward" (for the evening-time Light and the setting of the sun (Zechariah 14:7; Matthew 24:27-29). when redemption will be Over, and (Gk.) 'chronos' "time will be no more".
The vision signified a new boundary called the Breach between the Church Ages of PART Word and Christ's mediation for ignorance of the fullness of the Word in the Office Son of God and the revelation of the Seven Seals which brought Christ back to earth in W_O_R_D form as Judge in the Office Son of man (I Corinthians 13:10; I Thessalonians 4:13-16; Revelation 10:1-7). The "Shout" of Brother Branham's Message is calling Christ's Wife out of the Breach across the chasm into Christ, the Chief cornerstone the builders rejected (Matthew 25:6; Revelation 10:7). The Breach and the area without the pyramid of the Body of Christ are nominal Christians, agnostics, atheists or heathens en route to the Great Tribulation on the broad road that leads to the gates of hell (Matthew 7:13-14; Deuteronomy 16:1-12; Revelation 3:20).
When that vision came to pass, the Prophet told his wife, "It's time now, honey, we must turn west".
On December 22, 1962, while he was standing in his bedroom one morning, he entered a vision, and saw some tiny little birds sitting in a bush in the form of a pyramid. They flew eastward and a flight of doves arrived from the west, flying east in pyramid formation. God wanted Brother Branham to be conscious of the fact that he would be in the desert near Tucson picking a burr off his clothes, looking back to his church in the east when this vision came to pass. No sooner had the doves flown out of his sight than he turned back west: there was a blast of thunder and seven Angels come to him in the form of a pyramid—signifying that all seven portions of the Spirit that had anointed the Church Age messengers would anoint him to unfold the mystery of the Seven Seals. God said, "Turn westward and go to Tucson. You will be forty miles northeast picking a bull header off your clothes when this vision is fulfilled."
Brother Branham related this vision to his congregation on December 30, 1962, in his recorded sermon, Sirs, is This the Time?
A constellation is made when fixed stars appear to form a separate and specific grouping, usually named with reference to the outline enclosing them, for instance, the Big Dipper or the Bear. In Revelation 1:16 and 20 the angels to the seven Church Ages are signified as stars. In his vision, these seven stars formed a pyramid-shaped constellation representing the capstone that was never placed on God's second Bible, the Great Pyramid at Giza. It was never placed for it represented Jesus Christ the fullness of the Word, the Stone that the Hebrew builders and Laodicean churches rejected (Romans 9:33; 11:32; I Peter 2:6-10).
Brother Branham's ministry was to "Restore the apostolic faith" (Malachi 4:5, 6b; Matthew 17:11), and to "Finish the mystery of God" (Revelation 10:7), or as Paul said, "When that which is perfect [the fullness of the Word] is come, PART-Word and Christ's Mediation for ignorance of the fullness of the Word will be done away" (I Corinthians 13:10). The revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to earth in W_O_R_D form through the lips of His Prophet as the Capstone that finishes the Building (Job 38:6; Isaiah 28:16; Psalm 118:22; Zechariah 4:7; Ephesians 2:20; I Peter 2:6). And we do have today, by God's help, the perfect interpretation of the Word with Divine vindication. Now the fullness of the Word is incarnating Christ's end-time Bride to finish the Building. The pyramid-shaped constellation formed by the angels portrayed perfection as the loose ends of revelation left unfinished by the death of the Church Age messengers were gathered by the seventh angel and united to the Word by revelation of the Seven Seals (Ephesians 4:13-16). Christ's end-time Bride is resting under the S_O_N-Light of the fullness of the Word as "the Voice of the Archangel" whispers His amours, placing the Message from Genesis to Revelation to bring her to maturity in the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the great translation (I Thessalonians 4:16b).
At the start of January 1963, Brother Branham and his family relocated from Jeffersonville to Tucson, Arizona. One morning he was woken by the Lord and told to climb up into Sabino Canyon. Kneeling alone with hands upraised, he asked God to show him the meaning of the pyramid of seven angels. Suddenly a sword was in his hand and a Voice said, "This is the King's Sword. Fear not. This is the Third Pull and the vindication of your ministry".
Then on February 28 the Supernatural Cloud prophesied in Daniel 7:9, Matthew 24:3b, 30 and Revelation 1:14 manifest in Arizona's usually cloudless skies. This Cloud was a public witness and "the sign of the end-time" announcing that Jesus Christ would open and reveal the Seven Seals which would bring about His second unseen (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming (Psalm 19:1-6; Daniel 7:9; Matthew 26:64; Romans 10:18; Revelation 1:14; 10:1).
When Brother Branham left Jeffersonville, tradesmen commenced the work of refurbishing his Tabernacle. This work was scheduled to take six weeks after which he had planned a series of meetings to teach on the Seven Seals of Revelation.
Brother Branham loved hunting and arranged with friends to take in the javelina pig season, which ran from March 1 to 10, before his Jeffersonville meetings. However after preaching "Doors in a Door" on February 23 their plans were unexpectedly postponed when he received a three-page telegram from Mr. Ted Kipperman, a Jew in partnership with a Catholic named Ayers married to a Jewess. These two unbelieving photographers had been engaged by a Baptist critic, the Rev. Dr. Best, to take his photograph threatening to skin Brother Bosworth in the auditorium of the Rice Hotel in Houston on January 24, 1950. Six photographs of Dr. Best waving his fist at Brother Bosworth turned out blank. God would not permit the photographers to dishonour his aged servant. The seventh photograph portrayed Brother Branham overshadowed by the Shekinah or Pillar of Fire that appeared above his head as he spoke. Ezekiel called it "the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord." Now both of these photographers had published insulting remarks about Brother Branham's ministry, calling him a 'hypnotizer.' Whilst the upshot of the debate was that God honoured Brother Bosworth's witness and Dr. Best's folly was manifest before thousands. Many from his own denomination testified to having received God's healing during the meetings that week. At the conclusion of the debate when Brother Branham took to the platform to close the meeting in a good spirit, the Shekinah appeared above his head and shown in the image.
God used unbelieving Dr. Best and his photographers as witnesses to photograph the Pillar of Fire, develop the film and have it scientifically examined, certified authentic and registered for copyright. He turned their unbelief to His glory. Mr. Kipperman asked and obtained Brother Branham's permission to reproduce and sell copies of this now famous photograph for a fair price. When he was found to be overcharging by some two hundred percent, Brother Branham stopped him from selling at his meetings.
"It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. "Now Mr. Kipperman was pleading with God's Prophet William Branham, to intercede in his behalf for the lives of his family. "Strike not My anointed, and do My prophets no harm." By the grace of God and the Spirit of Christ in His prophet, their death sentences were commuted to imprisonment. When Brother Branham preached "The Absolute" in Brother Hoekstra's Tabernacle that night he said, "I knew that those children were facing death, I thought if something would happen to those children I would never forgive myself for not coming here to give my opinion, and doing all I could to help the mother and father of these children, and to do all that I could for the saving of their lives. And Houston is a memorable place to me. . . Mr. Ayers, Mr. Kipperman, the night that the camera proved that I wasn't telling anything that was wrong: it was truth. And when the mechanical eye of the camera caught the . . . reality, the Christ that we preach and so love was with us, that He promised to be with us. And the camera took His picture" (John 13:3).
The telegraph was a deep apology by the Jewish photographer and an appeal to Brother Branham to intercede for his sister's son who was to be executed. Brother Branham drove to Houston where he entreated the governor in behalf of the boy and his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment. On March 4 at a prayer meeting convened by the prison chaplain, long time friend Raymond Hoekstra, he preached "The Absolute." Immediately after service he and Brother Norman drove 1,100 miles back to Tucson for the remainder of the Javelina hunting season. The hunting party pitched camp on March 6 and Brother Branham shot his javelina the following day, March 7.
On March 8 he was on Sunset Mountain forty miles northeast of Tucson, and having already shot his pig, he directed his companions to a place where they should find some pigs he had spotted. Climbing a vantage point he sat down to rest, and plucking a bull header off his trouser leg he realized he was in the vision but seeing a herd of hogs on the mountainside opposite he threw down the bull header, shouting, "I'll get them, I'll hang a piece of paper on this ocotillo to let you know which way to go, and we'll get Brother Fred." He set off for the other mountain running as hard as he could when a sudden blast shook the whole country. He thought he'd been shot, but there before him stood a constellation of seven Angels. When he met the brethren, they asked, "What was that?" He replied, "That was the vision [I reported in Jeffersonville on December 30, 1962 in the sermon, Sirs, is This the Time?]. I'm returning home, for THUS SAITH THE LORD, God is going to unfold those seven mysteries that have been sealed in the Bible for all of these years".
In 1964 he was hunting on Sunset Mountain in the Coronado Forest, Arizona, whence He had been caught up into the Pillar of Cloud the previous year and told to return to his Church at Jeffersonville and preach the Seven Seals which would be revealed to him. One day with Brother Woods the Lord told His Prophet, throw up a rock (as in Jeremiah 51:63-64 and Revelation 18:21). When it comes down, say, THUS SAITH THE LORD, "Within a day and a night you're going to see the glory of God." And the next day a whirlwind came out of the skies. When it went up "It spoke three words in three great blasts." The men only heard the blasting. I understood what it said: "Judgment striking West Coast!" As Moses held his staff in faith over the Red Sea Brother Branham's action in throwing up the rock as the Lord had commanded caused a vortex as it fell, symbolizing the whirlwind that would manifest. The following day whilst the party was in camp, it came down and blasted pyramid-shaped rocks from the mountainsides which cut the tops off trees about three or four feet above his head. It made three big blasts, and fifteen brethren ran over asking, "What was that?"
The rock that Brother Branham threw up into the air initiated the Good Friday earthquake which was surety of the earthquake that will mark the close of the Gentile dispensation one coming Good Friday, sinking Los Angeles beneath the Pacific, thus it types "the stone like a great millstone the mighty Angel will cast into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great City Babylon [the Jews' Los Angeles and Hollywood] be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all." There are two Babylons, one in Revelation 18:1-20 and one in Revelation 18:21-23. The first resurrection will commence three days after Los Angeles sinks (Matthew 27:50-53).
Two days later a magnitude 9.2 earthquake struck Alaska on Good Friday March 27, 1964, the second-largest earthquake recorded in modern times (after a 9.5 earthquake in Chile in 1960), and the largest in the written history of North America. It released 100 times as much energy as the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and was followed by tsunamis. During the earthquake, more than 100,000 square miles of Alaska broke, twisted, tilted, dropped and rose. "Since that earthquake, there is a two-or three-inch crack that come in the earth, starting in Alaska, goes around through the Aleutian Islands, comes out about a hundred and fifty or two hundred miles in the sea, comes back up at San Diego; takes in California, or Los Angeles, and comes out again just below the northern part of California there, a little place called San Jose . . ."
"And everything has been said, oh, even to the destruction of California, coming up now, and all these other things. And how I told them how many days it would be, how it would be where this big earthquake happened in Alaska, and that would be the beginning of the sign of time and what would take place (65-1125, The Invisible Union of the Bride of Christ, par. 302; Matthew 24:3c; Revelation 10:1-6). And just word by word, what it said, it's never failed one time. You've never seen It fail. And It can't fail, because It's God's Words. "And Heaven and earth will pass away, but It can't fail." That's right (65-0711M, Ashamed, par. 45-97; 65-0725E, What is the Attraction on the Mountain? par. 143-148).
In Matthew 24:3 the disciples asked Jesus three questioins: "When will there not one stone of the Temple left upon another, which will not be torn down? What will be the sign of your second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming? And what will be the sign of the end of the (Gk.) 'aion' or unbroken age," the beginning of the sign of time? Christ's mediation in the office Son of God ended at Revelation 3:20 when the Pentecostals apostatized, joined the older denominations impersonating the Word for a day gone by, put Christ without their camp "and crucified unto themselves the Son of god afresh" (Hebrews 6:6-8). When Israel rejected the Word introduced by the Elijah of Malachi 3:1, they crucified the Son of Man; when the churches rejected the Word introduced by the Elijah of Malachi 46b, they crucified the Son of God: that terminated the Laodicean Church Age and Redemption was Over. In Revelation 4 there is no more Blood, thus the Mercy Seat became the Judgment Seat and John was called up higher to see "things that must be after the Church Ages." Throughout the Book of Revelation John represents Christ's end-time Bride—caught up to witness Jesus in Revelation 5 claim the Book of Redemption and loose its Seals. The Marriage of the Lamb was over when the last PART-Word saint was baptized into Christ by His intercession we are His Wife. Like the 144,000 elect Israelites we do not require intercession for ignorance because we are ordained to receive the fullness of the Word through the revelation of the Seven Seals as they are ordained to receive the fullness through revelation of the Seven Trumpet mysteries. Therefore we were all fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary.
Revelation 10:1-6, "I saw another mighty Angel come down from heaven, clothed with a Cloud: and the rainbow was upon His head, and His face was as it were the sun, and His feet as pillars of fire: and He had in His left hand a little Book open: and He set His right foot [in judgment] on [papal Rome the beast from] the sea [or multitudes], and His left foot [in judgment] on [the once Protestant united States] the [beast from the] earth, And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars: and when He had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a Voice from heaven saying, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. And the Angel [Christ] which I saw stand in judgment on the [Judaeo-Roman beast of the] sea [multitudes] and on the [her once Protestant US image that rose up sparsely populated] earth lifted up His [right] hand to heaven, and swore by Him that lives forever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be (Gk.) 'chronos' time no longer".
Lest any should underestimate the power of the 1964 Alaska earthquake, it was reported in the Virginian Pilot (November 12, 1967) that it actually moved mountains. It temporarily raised the level of the Mississippi River, and sent a seismic wave as far as the Antarctic! "The Commerce Department's Coast and Geodetic Survey—more than three years after the Good Friday disaster—is still gathering data on the effects of the strongest earthquake ever recorded on the North American continent," states this Associated Press story.
Some of its findings are incorporated in a technical report issued by the Environmental Science Services Administration. It said some Alaskan mountains subsided because of the quake, and that the sea floor in one area rose as much as fifty feet and a seismic wave was recorded in the Antarctic twenty-two and a half hours after the quake.
"This giant wave", the report said, "had travelled 8,445 miles at 430 miles an hour. The earthquake caused one hundred thirty-one deaths and more than $750 million in damage not only in Alaska but along the US Pacific coast as well".
Here are some findings from the report: "The Mountains on Kodiak Island and the Kenai Peninsula and the Chugach Mountains near Prince William Sound subsided seven feet or more. Earlier surveys revealed that some Kenai Peninsula Mountains shifted laterally about five feet".
"The ocean floor rose in an area 480 miles by 127 miles with the highest upheaval fifty feet—the biggest ever recorded—between Kodiak and Montague Islands. Shock waves oscillated the water as far away as Key West, 3,968 miles distant. Surges of water began along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas between thirty and forty minutes after the quake" (Edgar Cayce on Prophecy, by Mary Ellen Carter, p. 68; ISBH 0-446-34223-8).
This earthquake warned of the massive earthquake Brother Branham prophesied will sink Los Angeles: "Fifteen hundred mile chunk of it three or four hundred miles wide will sink maybe forty miles down into that great fault out yonder one of these days, and waves will shoot plumb out to the state of Kentucky. And when it does, it'll shake the world so hard that everything on top of it will shake down" (William Branham, A Thinking Man's Filter, p. 25:145).
Brother Branham said, "this big earthquake happened in Alaska [on Good Friday March 27, 1964, as a token of the earthquake that will sink Los Angeles] and that would be the beginning of the sign of time" (The Invisible Union of the Bride of Christ; Matthew 24:3b). The fracture began in the Aleutian Islands; scientists interviewed on television traced a 1,500 x 300 - 400 mile segment of earth's crust that will sink beneath the Pacific.
Presumably the New Madrid Fault Line parallel to the Mississippi River will become active, dumping waters from the Great Lakes through the State of Kentucky and forming a large inland sea all along the present Mississippi River—sinking much of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, portions of Georgia and Texas.
Furthermore the Prophet said, "I think that England would be sunk someday beneath the ocean. . ." (William Branham, Recognizing Your Day and Its Message, p. 26:147). And, "here on the (Florida) coast, which we know will someday go beneath the ocean, and there won't be a stone left upon another. . ." [as when the Lord destroyed the Temple in AD70] (William Branham, Christ is Identified the Same, #64-0415).
"Nature is groaning. Everything seems to be out of cater. The sun doesn't shine like it used to. Science tells us that the world is bulged out so many feet in the middle and that's making the ocean shallower in the center and deeper towards the North Pole and the South Pole. . . [I received an interesting YouTube from a Brother promoting the flat earth theory. If this is so I am unsure how "the ocean [can be made] more shallow in the center and deeper towards the North Pole and the South Pole"]? The stars are not in their orbits as they should be, and everything seems to be out of cater. It's all waiting, groaning for that day of perfection, when our Lord Jesus shall come and perfect everything that's imperfected" (William Branham, A Prophet like unto Moses, #59-1120; Watchman What of the Night, #60-0722).
Now although Brother Branham was a vindicated covenant prophet with THUS SAITH THE LORD, his is not a lone voice when it comes to these matters. In 1937, seventeen year old Joe Brandt recorded this series of visions he saw when he was hospitalized following a fall from his horse.
"For some time it has been known scientifically that a good portion of the coast of California is just a shell that projects out over the water like a shelf. It is known that one can go out from the shoreline a short distance on the California coast and then it just drops off, there seeming to be no bottom. The largest part of California is washed out underneath. There are only upright supports holding the coastline of California. Scientists inform us that the coastline of California is moving northwest at the rate of two inches a year. This places a great strain on the San Andreas Fault which extends from Lower California to Palm Springs, near San Bernardino, then over to Palmdale and extending up to the San Francisco Bay area and to Point Arena. All this land west of the fault is moving every year. The stanchions or supports cannot move, as they are part of the ocean bed, making it necessary for them to incline or tip".
"One day these supports will tip enough that they cannot bear the weight of the land. This will be at the time of a great earthquake. The west side of the San Andeas fault will break off and slide into the sea." (Mark Hazlewood, Blindsided, Planet X Passes in 2003, Earthchanges, p. 83).
This is pretty much agrees with Brother Branham's THUS SAITH THE LORD. When I was ministering in Holland back in about 1987, Pastor Harry van der Stel told me he had seen a television interview with the captain of a Russian submarine who said he had taken his vessel many miles inland beneath the city of Los Angeles, and that the whole of the coastline was hollow and supported only on pillars of rock that rise from the ocean floor.
In Newsletter 221, speaking of the great spasms of nature at the manifestation of the Sixth Seal, we wrote: "This convulsion of nature, will be induced perhaps by a planetary alignment, a conjunction with the tenth or twelfth planet which passes between Earth and the Sun over about 90-days, inducing Earth's crust to slip over its molten core as it passes, so that the stars appear to fall to earth or prostrate themselves, and instantly flash freezing all life in the new location of the poles. The most accurate calculation for Planet X and its latest co-ordinates point to its next passage in Springtime, or May, 2003. As this planet glows red, when it eclipses the Sun it will cause the Moon to appear blood red". We went on to quote the Sixth Seal of Revelation 6:13-17.
It has since been brought to my attention that Planet X, which has been diligently sought by many notable astronomers over the centuries, remains very much a hypothesis. Here is a sample of some negative comment: starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov, http://www.badastronomy.com, zetatalk.com.
However, the details of Newsletter 221 remain generally unchanged, there will be a planetary realignment, seemingly without the elusive Planet X. Even so, the Sixth Seal will open with natural catastrophes that include earthquakes greater than any since man has walked this earth (Revelation 16:18-21) and tidal waves (Luke 21:24). At the close of the Sixth Seal, earth's crust will break up like Humpty Dumpty after his fall, and fresh lava will resurface the planet. Let's read what the Prophet has said:
"Anyone knows that the world, positionally, everything's setting in order for His coming: "Earthquakes in divers places; the moon is spurting out red blood, or red volcanic all over it, covering it." As Jesus said, watch for that sign in the last days: "sea a roaring, men's hearts failing for fear, and perplexed of time, distress between the nations" (William Branham, The Presence of God Unrecognized, p. 16:113).
"The hour is come when God will destroy them that destroy the earth . . . The world is . . . trying to bring forth a new world for the millennium where all this sin is purged out . . . The Sixth Seal lets her go! Brother, the earthquakes burst open, and the stars shake; volcanics will come forth, and the earth will renew itself. New lava will break forth from the center of the earth, and she'll crumble all around and around and around when she spins out in yonder" (William Branham, The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 439:1-440:2).
"The wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. All your scientists, and you people who are depending on some great scholarship or something another telling you how to split an atom, it can't give you Life. There's nothing can give you Life but the spoken Word of God. It's the only way that Life can come is through His spoken Word".
"That's all right, to know how to split a atom; I wish they'd never found it out. It had to happen to burst these big holes in the earth to let that lava come forth and rejuvenate this world again to make a new earth, where righteous will walk out upon the dust of the wicked, where sin will be forgotten. Everything has a way of renewing itself. And man who was given to live on this earth, by his own wisdom, taking the Tree of Knowledge instead of the Tree of Life, he'll destroy the earth God gave him to live on. But those who are still on the Tree of Life will come to a new heavens and a new earth where there is no sickness or death. Light, Light, Lord, send us Light." (William Branham, There is a Man here that can Turn On the Light, p. 17:95-95).
"Moscow, could direct their missiles, guided by the stars and radar, could land that bomb exactly on Fourth Street in Louisville if they wanted to. That's right. And we can stand out there in the sea somewhere, on our ships, and direct one right straight on the capital of Moscow if we want to. What would happen, my brother, if that great missile turning would take place, and this country would receive a shake? At the same hour we'd turn loose the same things and shake it to the other side. And we're living on a little, bitty, tiny, thin crust, anyhow, when the earthquakes have eat around and eat around until it's like hollowing out an egg. If she'd make one big burst and this eight-thousand-miles-thick of lava would spurt into the air, it would do exactly what God said would take place" (William Branham, The Second Coming of the Lord, p. 9:48).
"I saw the United States as one smoldering, burnt-over place. It will be near the end. . . President Franklin D. Roosevelt took America to England's tea party. That's right. Germany never picked on us." [Neither did the Palestinian Arabs and Hebrews whose land we stole and gave away to those non-Semitic, anti-Semitic Mongolian so-called "Jews"; Indonesia, Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Rhodesia, Belgian Congo, South Africa, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, the Sudan, Bosnia, Serbia, and scores of other nations the United States and other "Jewish" surrogates have "picked on" since World War II].
"Women, given the right to vote, elected President-elect Kennedy—by the woman's vote, the wrong man, which will finally be to full control of the Catholic church in the United States; then the bomb comes that explodes her." Brother Branham blames it all upon "hybreeding" (William Branham, Hybrid Religion, p. 6:4-6; 21:7; Genesis 3:1-15).
"I believe, one of these glorious days, when this united confederation of church goes together, and the new pope is brought out of the United States and put over there according to prophecy, then they'll form an image like unto the beast. And I tell you, the true Church of God will be driven together. The real, true believers out of Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Nazarene, Pilgrim Holiness, whatever they'll be, will go together cemented by the love of God, that'll make the Body of the Lord Jesus Christ, all the believers. And agnostics and shallow-minded will be cast to one side; they'll go right on into the confederation of churches" (William Branham, The Acts of the Holy Spirit, p. 12:87). "Not only will the world systems crumble, but the very earth will be shaken and then renovated for the millennial reign of Christ" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 320:3).
From these quotations we understand that the process of earth's self-refurbishment for the millennium will commence with earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis at the end of the Gentile dispensation and that the redness of the moon will be caused by volcanic dust in the atmosphere. But God always lets man destroy himself, as he did at the time of the Flood. The catalyst to the annihilation of all life and the obliteration of man's works will once again be nuclear warfare, throwing earth off its axis as it did in the days of Noah. Earth will spin out, but this time it will return to its correct axis in relation to the sun.
Whatever causes the natural sun to "go down at noon" cannot be an eclipse (Amos 8:9). Nor can there be an eclipse when the natural moon is full, as it will be at the time of the earthquake that marks the close of the Gentile dispensation and as it was at the first crucifixion. Isaiah 24 prophesies this period of judgment which will culminate in the destruction of all evil and the physical restoration of all things in a new heavens and new earth.
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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.