Bible Believers' Newsletter 1012
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased to have your company around God's unchanging Word.
Our main article, "The Spiritual Mind can see the Type" demonstrates that as Christ's Bride was accounted crucified in Him before the foundation of the world, Jesus Christ will manifest His Presence in His end-time Bride to endue us with translation faith while the Church Age saints are being raised and glorified.
Be sure to read the Full story behind our news items which illustrate prophecy unfolding in real time, reinforcing our expectations in the discernment of time.
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.
The Coming War on Lebanon: Israel, Saudi Arabia, US prepare 'Long-Planned Middle East War'
February 13, 2018 — Israel—seemingly leading the squad with the green signal from Washington—has just fabricated yet another grounds for war . . . Israel, Saudi Arabia and the US have one main objective at the moment and that is to destabilize Lebanon and attempt to defeat Hezbollah before they prepare for another offensive in Syria to remove Assad from power. Before they declare all-out war on Iran, they must neutralize their allies, Hezbollah and Syria which is by far an extremely difficult task to accomplish.
The Israeli government knows that it cannot defeat Hezbollah without sacrificing both its military and civilian populations. Israel needs the US military for added support if their objective is to somewhat succeed. Israel and the US can continue its support of ISIS and other terrorist groups to create a new civil war in Lebanon through false-flag terror operations which in a strategic sense, can lead to an internal civil war . . . a war against Hezbollah would mean that missiles would constantly strike within Israel, creating a massive amount of stress on Israeli citizens and a downturn of the economy would only add another dimension to the wide-reaching full-scale war. Israel hopes that Hezbollah will be temporally neutralized until the US congress and the Trump Administration jointly approve another military and economic aid package worth billions in time to continue its wars . . . The biggest loser in all of its foreign policy blunders is the US Israel and Saudi Arabia. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Presidents of the 52 Major Jewish American Organizations are leading President Trump, like a puppy on a leash, into a major war with Iran . . . busy manufacturing Holocaust-level predictions that a non-nuclear Iran is preparing to 'vaporize' Israel. The buffoonish US President Trump has swallowed this fantasy wholesale and is pushing . . . war for the sake of Israel and its US-based supporters and agents. We will cite ten recent examples of Israeli-authored policies, implemented by Trump in his march to war (there are scores of others) . . . (globalresearch.ca). Police investigating Netanyahu have recommended to Israel's Attorney-General that he be charged with bribery in two cases.
According to the Old and New Testaments war will be brief with Israel utterly defeated and an exodus of non-Semitic self-styled Israeli Jews, enabling genuine Semitic Israelites from the twelve tribes to return to the Land of their Covenant without "fear of the Jews".
US declares Full Support to Israeli Airstrikes on Syria. Hezbollah backs Damascus
February 11, 2018 — On February 9, Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway officially announced that the US supports the Israeli attack that targeted twelve positions of the Syrian Air Defence Forces and the Iranian forces in Syria. The Pentagon spokesman told reporters that the US fully supports "Israel's right to defend itself," according to Reuters . . . Meanwhile, the Damascus ally, Lebanese Hezbollah, said in an official statement that the shootdown of the Israeli warplane by the Syrian Air Defence Forces was the "start of a new strategic phase" that will put a limit to the Israeli interventions into Syrian airspace . . . From its side, the Russian Foreign Ministry expressed its concern over the Israeli airstrikes on Syria in an official statement and called on all sides to avoid the escalation of the situation. In its statement, the ministry also warned Israel of threatening the lives of Russian servicemen in Syria . . . While the situation on the Syrian-Israeli border is once again under control, local sources believe that this calm could end at any moment as both sides are now ready, more than ever, for another armed confrontation.
Full story: southfront.org
Comment: Consensus between the Syrians at Sochi. Russia and its allies are now centre-stage, and the US, the UK, France and Saudi Arabia have excluded themselves. Saudi Arabia and France are the great losers of this operation.
'US Foreign Policy Greatest Crime since WWII,' Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark
February 14, 2018 — The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's criminally insane back handed remarks favouring a civil war, with all the probable loss of lives . . . seems . . . appropriate within a US foreign policy of world domination. Human suffering has never been of any consequence to the financial interests of that 1/10 of 1 per cent of Americans who, to one degree or another, rule us all.
That is the way it has been since the end of the Second World War, a war made possible by US investments and joint ventures in the rearming of Nazi Germany, a war that made the USA rich and the first all powerful single superpower. Now that China is about to replace the USA as the most powerful economy in the world, maybe the days of such arrogance from a US Secretary of State are numbered, though the all powerful criminal media owned by the US military industrial complex would have us think otherwise. The CIA-overseen mainstream media is preparing its audience for a probable future 'necessary' war with US designated 'adversaries' Russia and China . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Another Unnecessary War
February 9, 2018 — The writing is already on the wall: Israel will soon launch a military operation in Lebanon. Not a targeted attack on a weapons convoy or factory, but a simultaneous attack on Hezbollah's missile production and launch sites. The operation will take place at the same time as, or immediately after, a series of assassinations of known Hezbollah operatives. That organization will, of course, react by launching a massive missile barrage at population centres in Israel, and Hamas may contribute its share in the south. Last week we were informed that missile interceptor systems have already been deployed throughout the country as part of a joint "drill" between the IDF and the US military. Washington has already given a green light . . . Which "red line" was crossed this time? According to Israel, it was the establishment of an Iranian missile factory in Lebanese territory. As far as I recall, Israel has at least three factories producing precision-guided missiles (Rafael, IAI and Elbit), but this is apparently not a sufficient pretext for a Lebanese attack. Such pretexts are an Israeli privilege alone . . . Israel has a long history of fabricating "grounds for war" . . . Full story: lobelog.com
Comment: This war is necessary to cause an exodus of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic Israeli self-styled Jews, enabling the children of Jacob to return for redemption in the Land of their Covenant without "fear of the Jews," to return stolen 'settlements' to the Palestinians and establish their sovereign state according to UN Resolution 181 (Zechariah 14:2; Revelation 16:19).
An Exodus of 'Jewish Settlers' from Palestine is Inevitable
February 12, 2018 — Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) has come a long way in advocating for Palestinian rights. They now fully embrace the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement . . . Its concerns go to the heart of Jewish identity, Zionism, and Jewish institutional culture, topics Israel has long hijacked . . . This JVP campaign is very significant because it delegitimizes Israel as a Jewish state, as a birthright of Jews worldwide. It is also directed at a Jewish demographic that, by all accounts, is moving away from Israel's hasbara [propaganda] and is likely open to transformative change.
Israel cannot survive as a Jewish state without a constant influx of Jews as immigrants to keep the Jewish majority it created by denying Palestinian right of return and blocking Palestinian aspirations to self-determination in their own homeland . . . It's finally clear that the demise of the Jewish state is inevitable, leading to an exodus of Jews from Palestine . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: "We know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together [pending the ides of Nisan]" (Romans 9:22).
Make Sports, not War
February 10, 2018 — Considering that a nuclear conflict over North Korea appeared imminent in recent weeks, the winter Olympics at Pyeongchang, South Korea, is a most welcome distraction—and might even deter a major war on the peninsula. The highlight of the games was the arrival of Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korea's ruler, Kim Jong-un . . . Her handshake with South Korea's president, Moon Jae-in was a historic and welcome moment. So too the planned joint marches by North and South Korean athletes under a new reunification flag. For all Koreans, this was a deeply emotional and inspiring ceremony.
But not for US Vice President Mike Pence, who was sent by Trump to give the Olympics the evil eye. He even refused to stand for the joint marchers in a surly act that spoke volumes about his role. Whether he meets President Moon or Kim Yo-jong remains to be seen. Even a cup of tea between Pence and Kim could end all the crazy talk about nuclear war. Does anyone in Washington know that North Korea lies between China and Russia? All this drama is happening as the Trump White House is advocating giving North Korea a 'bloody nose.' Meaning a massive bombing campaign that could very likely include nuclear weapons. Trump, who received a reported five exemptions from military service because of a little bone spur in his foot, revels in military affairs and thinks a 'bloody nose' will warn Kim Jong-un to be good. Trump is planning a big military parade at which he will take the salute . . . This writer went through US Army basic and advanced infantry training with a broken bone in his foot, and has no sympathy with the president's militaristic pretensions . . . Full story: lewrockwell.com
Comment: US Vice President Mike Pence is a man without Christ, and under the Trump administration the US mainland will be successfully invaded.
No Time for Complacency over Korea War Threat
February 7, 2018 — War scares on the Korean peninsula have temporarily gone quiet . . . when the games end, count on the Trump administration reviving its ultimatum to North Korea . . . we've heard nothing but confirmation from his senior advisers, within and without the administration, about Trump's commitment to use deadly force if Pyongyang does not yield . . . like anesthetized animals awaiting slaughter, most of us seem to be passively accepting our fate.
The US military is certainly preparing to carry out a presidential order for war. Besides undertaking a host of war games with South Korea over the past year, it has moved long-range B-52, B-1, and "stealth" B-2 bombers to Guam, from which they can strike North Korea with nuclear or conventional bombs. The Defence Department has also been testing the world's most powerful non-nuclear bomb, the 30,000-pound GBU-57, which has the capacity to plough through hundreds of feet of earth to destroy "hardened" weapons silos . . . Full story: consortiumnews.com
Comment: Beware the ides on Nisan!
China's Polar Silk Road offers the West a Chance to escape Post-Industrial Rot
February 12, 2018 — North America's stagnant economies have suffered for nearly 50 years under a false set of poisons known dualistically as "post-industrial-consumer society" on the one hand and an "anti-industrial growth economy" on the other . . . [since] the 1971 destruction of the Bretton Woods Fixed exchange rate system, politics became nothing but a game of sophistry, corruption and hypocrisy, while "economy," now unbounded by the "moral constraints" of national regulations, became simply a cover for post war imperialism via debt slavery, cheap labour, frenzied speculation, and resource looting . . . Intelligence agencies, now under the full control of the Anglo American financier oligarchy ensured that no nationalist, pro-industrial leader would long be tolerated in office in any country globally . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: In Australia, the enemy of God and man has eliminated our manufacturing base, ensuring we cannot produce our way out of debt to their banksters, loaded the nation with inassimilable aliens living on welfare, stolen and privatized public utilities and enterprise to their cronies who add their unproductive percentage for the use of these services.
Political Insanity & Nuclear Posture Review: Washington Threatens America & World
February 8, 2018 — The new American nuclear posture review is a neoconservative document that has within it the destruction of all life on earth. The insane people responsible for this document are those in the policy positions to implement it. It gives us the paradox that an American president elected in part by his professed intent to normalize relations with Russia has signed off on a posture review that tells Russia and China that Washington has a policy that permits a first strike against them. Clearly, this is not normalizing relations.
Already Russia has experienced a quarter century of American deceit and duplicity. President Gorbachev was promised in exchange for Soviet agreement to the unification of Germany that Washington would not move NATO one inch to the East. But the Clinton Regime moved NATO to Russia's very border. The George W. Bush Regime withdrew from the anti-ballistic missile treaty. The Obama Regime placed ABM missiles on Russia's border. And now the Trump Regime tells Russia and China they are subject to surprise nuclear attack.
Never in the history of mankind has a more reckless, irresponsible, destabilizing act, one that threatens the entirely of humanity, been committed. It is difficult to imagine a government, even one as criminally insane as the US government, telling nuclear powers such as Russia and China that they are subject to US surprise nuclear attack . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: "Trump's Nuclear Posture Review claim that there is 'an unprecedented range and mix of threats, including major conventional, chemical, biological, nuclear, space, and cyber threats, and violent non-state actors' is 'utter rubbish.' 'America's rage for endless wars of aggression, along with its rogue allies, poses the only serious threat to world peace and stability' (globalresearch.ca).
The UK's Hidden Hand in Julian Assange's Detention
February 13, 2018 — It now emerges that the last four years of Julian Assange's effective imprisonment in the Ecuadorean embassy in London have been entirely unnecessary. In fact, they depended on a legal charade . . . Sweden wanted to drop the extradition case against Assange back in 2013 . . . Britain persuaded Sweden to pretend that they still wished to pursue the case . . . Assange has long warned, there is a very different agenda at work: efforts to extradite him onwards to the US, where he could be locked away for good . . . Now the UK (read US) authorities have a new, even less credible pretext for continuing to hold Assange: because he "skipped bail." Apparently the price he should pay for this relatively minor infraction is more than five years of confinement . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Episcopalian Church to adopt a 'Gender-Neutral God' Policy
February 7, 2018 — Episcopalians in Washington, DC passed three resolutions: one declared the city a 'sanctuary diocese,' the second was acceptance of transgenderism, and the third called for an end to gendered references to God. Reverend Alex Dyer argues that his goal is to follow Jesus' Message. In practice, however, his church has become aggressively aligned with leftist politics—and those who used to attend services to follow the message of Jesus have left in droves . . . Full story: needtoknow.news
The Spiritual Mind can see the Type
The spiritual mind can see the type and will seek after and recognize the antitype for the picture of the future is painted in the colours of the past, as the circumstances of the prophet supplied the images under which he represents the blessings of the future. The crucifixion of Jesus the Man, followed by an earthquake, a failing sun and blood moon, the cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary and His resurrection in glorified flesh type the crucifixion of the anointed Word, that will be marked by an earthquake of unprecedented magnitude, a failing sun, a "blue" blood moon, another cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary and the resurrection of the New Testament saints in glorified flesh (Matthew 27:45-52; John 20:17; Revelation 12:7-9) after the close of the Christian dispensation of grace (Matthew 24:29).
"Blue moon" is a descriptor for the second full moon in a calendar month. It is relatively rare, hence the expression "once in a blue moon".
The Bible does not start with the full moon, but with the new moon that by implication determines the full moon about 13 days after the new moon, on the fourteenth of the month. A new moon appears about 16 days after a full moon. There will be two full moons this Coming March 2 and 31, 2018. The moon reflects the light of the S_U_N during its absence and types Christ's Church which reflects the Light of the S_O_N "till He come." Does this portend that the full number of Christ's Bride of all Ages will be sealed by Nisan 14, (March 30), and that the Gentile dispensation will end this year?
Brother Branham said, "God had saw all in Him, at the finish, see. When God looked down upon the body . . . The Spirit left Him, in the Garden of Gethsemane. He had to die, a man. Remember, friends, He didn't have to do that. That was God. God anointed that flesh, which was human flesh . . . If He'd have went up there, as God, He'd have never died that kind of death; can't kill God. But He didn't have to do it."
"But, remember, He went there with you in Him. See, God had never separated the Bride from the Groom, yet. So when God looked down upon the body of Christ, He saw both male and female. It was all redeemed in that one body. See? They are one, same, same Word. The same Word, spoke of the Groom, speaks of the Bride" (Romans 12:4-5; I Corinthians 12:12-20).
"Well, how can the Bride come, and fail to manifest everything was promised of Him; and the Groom come, and He wouldn't be the Bride? But when He did everything, even to proving it by raising Himself up from the dead, afterwards, then don't the Bride have to do the same thing, have to be exactly what the Word said She would be in these last days? Don't She have to return through Malachi 4? Don't She have to be manifested like it was in the days of Sodom? Don't the world have to be just exactly like it is? Isn't these things a perfect identification of the Word of God made known to us?"
". . . But God foresaw the Bride in the Groom. Hallelujah! See, to save His Wife, like Adam, He had to go with Her. Adam knowed what he was doing; Eve didn't know what she was doing, but Adam walked out with his wife. See? And Jesus took His Wife's place and became sin for Her. Remember, He became you, He stood your punishment, that you might stand in His place. He stood in your place, that you might stand in His place. What a love! What a fellowship! How can we deny it? How can we do anything but love Him, friend? I could stay on it hours, but let's move on a little farther" (It is the Rising of the Sun, p. 30:240-245).
The last phrase of Psalm 81:3 "on our solemn feast day" (Heb.) 'chag' (from 'chagag') refers to the three compulsory annual pilgrim feasts at Jerusalem, two of which, the Feast of Unleavened Bread and Tabernacles begin on the fifteenth of the Hebrew month, that is, the appointed time of the full moon (Genesis 1:14-16; Proverbs 7:20). The third compulsory pilgrim feast is Pentecost (Exodus 23:14-17), the anniversary of our release from bondage to "the Law of sin and death." Whereas the release of our servant nation Israel will be a Day of Atonement Jubilee when they mourn the unbelief of their forebears (Leviticus 23:26-32; Zechariah 12:11 – 13:9), Christ's Bride of all Ages looks forward to a Pentecostal Jubilee over forty-seven days beginning Resurrection Sunday, Nisan 16, with the resurrection of the sleeping saints ranked by Church Age during 'the squeeze' on Christ's end-time Bride and the manifestation of the Sons of God to instil "the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe in accordance with the working of His mighty power which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead" (Ephesians 1:21-22).
When Jesus was born, the night became bright to anointed eyes by "the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord" or Pillar of Fire that guided the wise men from the east for two years. When Jesus died the day darkened the whole earth with the sun at its meridian. A solar eclipse cannot occur during Passover as solar eclipses require a new moon while Passover only takes place during a full moon, therefore on the day of Calvary the three hours of darkness from noon, when the sun stood highest and the day was brightest, to three p.m. was not a naturally occurring event but a miraculous sign. Besides, the maximum possible duration of a total solar eclipse is 7 minutes 31.1 seconds. The rending of the temple vail from the top to the bottom was also a Supernatural phenomenon as it was one finger thick and 112 foot 6 inches long.
Leviticus 23:2, "Speak to the children of Israel concerning the feasts of the Lord, which Israel shall proclaim to be holy convocations [wherein no servile work may be performed], these are My feasts." I Corinthians 11:25-26, "Jesus also took the cup, after the evening meal, [His supper, not His breakfast or His lunch], saying, This cup is the New Testament in My Blood: this do as oft as you drink it, in remembrance of Me [recollection by vivid revelation because He is physically absent]. For as often as you eat this bread, and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death [to purchase your redemption by paying the price of your sin] until He comes to meet us in the air "when the Day of Pentecost has full come" . . . again: a (Gk.) 'erchomai,' NOT a 'parousia' coming (I Corinthians 4:5; John 21:22).
When in His great thinking God saw Jesus crucified before the foundation of the earth He saw His elect in Him on Calvary (Revelation 13:8). As Attributes of the Logos, flesh of His flesh and bone of His bones, we paid the supreme penalty life for Life. Delivered for our offences then pronounced innocent, He was raised again for our justification and we rose in Him (II Corinthians 5:13-21). When He comes to meet us in the sky there will be no necessity for such symbols as bread and wine for we shall see His face and His Name will be on the foreheads. So when the kings of the earth tithe of their increase at the gates of New Jerusalem they will take a leaf from the Trees of Life and say to their fellow kings, "relations between the nations and with God are healed and we are at peace forever more" (Revelation 21:22 - 22:4).
Wine will be drunk "anew" in the Father's kingdom by Christ and His people of which heavenly banquet the Lord's Supper is a spiritual foretaste (Matthew 26:29). New Jerusalem is the antitype of the Holy of Holies into which as yet only Christ our High Priest has entered (Hebrews 9:6-7); but at His coming, we too shall enter (Revelation 7:15; 21:22). As the antitype of the Lord's Supper the Wedding Supper joins the two closing periods of the Old and the New dispensations (Mark 14:17-27).
The Prophet said, "Matthew 24 mentions signs in the heavens concerning this last day just before Jesus comes. I wonder if you noticed such a sign recently fulfilled as to portray the very truth we have been discussing. That truth is that Jesus has been steadily pushed aside until in the last age He is pushed outside the church (Revelation 3:20). Recall that in the first age it was almost a full orbed Church of truth. Yet there was a little error called "the deeds of the Nicolaitanes" that kept the circle from being full. Then in the next age more darkness crept in until the ball of Light glowed less, and darkness covered more of the circle. In the third age it was eclipsed still more, and in the fourth age which was the Dark Ages, the Light had all but gone."
"Now think on this. The Church shines in the reflected Light of Christ. He is the SUN. The Church is the MOON. Thus this orb of Light is the moon. It had decreased from almost a full moon in the first age, to a sliver in the fourth age. But in the fifth age it began to grow. In the sixth it took a great step of growth forward. In part of the seventh age it was still growing, when suddenly it stopped short, and waned to almost a nothingness, so that instead of Light it was the blackness of apostasy, and at the end of the age it had ceased to shine for darkness had taken over. Christ was now outside the church."
"Here is the sign in the sky. The last eclipse of the moon was a total eclipse [December 30, 1963]. It waned to a total darkness in seven stages. In the seventh stage, the total darkness came as the Pope of Rome (Paul the Sixth) went to Palestine to make a holy tour of Jerusalem [January 4-6, 1964 and meet Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras]. He was the first pope to ever go to Jerusalem. The pope is named Paul the Sixth. Paul was the first messenger and this man goes by that name. Notice it is the sixth, or the number of man. This is more than a coincidence. And when he went to Jerusalem, the moon or the church went into total darkness. This is it. This is the end. This generation shall not pass away until all be fulfilled. Even so Lord Jesus, come quickly!"
"Now we can see why there were two vines, one true and one false. Now we can see why Abraham had two sons, one after the flesh (that persecuted Isaac) and one after the promise. Now we can see how that out of the same parents two boys came forth as twins, one knowing and loving the things of God, and the other knowing much of the same truth, but not of the same Spirit, and hence persecuted the child that was elect. God did not reprobate for the sake of reprobation. He reprobated for the sake of the elect. ELECT CANNOT persecute elect. ELECT CANNOT harm elect. It is the reprobates that persecute and destroy the elect. Oh, those reprobates are religious. They are smart. They are of the Cain line, the serpent seed. They build their Babels, they build their cities, they build their empires, and all the while calling on God. They hate the true seed, and they will do all they can, (even in the Name of the Lord) to destroy God's elect ones (Genesis 3:15). But they are needed. "What is the chaff to the wheat?" No chaff, no wheat. But at the end, what happens to the chaff? It is burned with fire unquenchable. And the wheat? Where is it? It is gathered in His garner. It is where He is."
"Oh elect of God, beware. Study closely. Be careful. Work out your salvation with fear and trembling. Rely upon God and be strong in His might. Your adversary, the Devil, is even now going about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. Watch unto prayer and be steadfast. This is the end time. Both the true and false vine are coming into maturity, but before the wheat matures, those ripened tares must be bound for the burning. See, they are all joining the World Council of Churches. That is the binding. Soon the garnering of the wheat will come. But right now the two spirits are at work in two vines. Come out from among the tares. Start to overcome that you may be considered praiseworthy for your Lord, and fit to reign and rule with Him" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 357:1 - 359:2).
In this study we will be examining shadows and types and specific scriptures that will be fulfilled at the close of the Christian or Gentile dispensation with the objective of confirming and reinforcing our understanding with respect to "the year, month or week in which His Coming is to be completed" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 322:4).
Our first Scripture is Isaiah 13:6-16: "Scream in terror; for the Day of the Lord is near (Joel 1:15); it comes as a destruction [not from man but] from the Almighty. Therefore all hands will fall limp in despondency, and every man's heart shall faint from fear, and they will be dismayed: pangs will seize them [in powerless agony]; they will be in anguish like a woman in travail: they will look aghast at one another; their faces aflame" (Luke 21:25-26; I Thessalonians 5:3). The now historic surprise invasion of Babylon by the Medes and Persians produced such consternation, that no defence was attempted (Isaiah 45:1; Jeremiah 50:43-46; Daniel 5:30). This types the upcoming devastation of "Mystery Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth".
"Behold, the Day of the Lord comes, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to make the whole earth a desolation and to destroy its sinners out of it. For the stars of heaven and its constellations shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened at its rising, and the moon shall not shed its light [because the sun is darkened. Nothing would tend more to anarchy, distress, and ruin, than to have all the lights of heaven suddenly quenched]. And I will punish the world [Lucifer's Judaeo-Roman one world government, the fourth and final Gentile world government] for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease (Daniel 4:22, 30; Revelation 18:1-20), and will lay low the chutzpah of the ruthless."
"I will make men scarcer than fine gold, and mankind rarer than the gold of Ophir. Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth quake from its axis, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, in the day of His fierce anger [shaking the material universe to its foundations] (Habakkuk 3:6, 10). And it shall be as the hunted gazelle, or like defenceless sheep without a shepherd to gather them: every man will turn to his own people, and everyone flee to his own land. [As Brother Branham used to sing, "Return O dispersed to your own" (Matthew 25:6; Revelation 17:16; 18:4)]. Every one that is found in or overtaken fleeing from [Mystery Babylon] shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined to them shall fall by the sword (Revelation 19:15-21). Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be plundered, and their wives ravished." King Cyrus ordered that those found without (in the streets) should be slain; and to proclaim in the Syriac language, that those that were within doors should continue there, but, if they were found without, they should be put to death. His orders were executed as prophesied. As the Jews' USSR raped German women wholesale and looted Germany at the end of World War II this will be the fate of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic so-called Jews in the coming invasion and utter defeat of the modern Israel state (Isaiah 6:9-13; 13:16; 34:1-8; Joel 2:2; Zechariah 14:2; Revelation 16:19). And this will repeat in the imminent invasion of mainland USA typed by I Kings 20:1-6 and Isaiah 13:16.
Brother Branham prophesied: "There's only one thing left; that's Divine judgment, and it's coming. And Russia's down there setting there waiting for you. Brother, to realize that a hundred and fifty million people could die in one hour and that could be before daylight breaks in the morning. This whole nation could become annihilated. And what do you think will take place? . . . If ten thousand planes loaded with atomic bombs, if each one would drop an atomic bomb or a hydrogen bomb on this nation, the whole world would shake plumb from its orbit . . . Fulfil every Word God said would come to pass . . ." (The Handwriting on the Wall, #56-0902, p. 20:132).
"Listen friend, there isn't a thing . . . for Russia to send up its satellite and sweep it over here across this nation, train it's missile, say, "Surrender, or in two minutes you'll be nothing but dust" . . . Plane load after plane load, ship load after ship load, of ungodly communistic soldiers would swallow our lands, would grab our girls, and take them into the street and treat them like cattle, ram a sword through them, go into our homes and take our wives out and bust the baby's head against the wall, and ravish our women. You say one thing, it belongs to them."
"You say, "Will our Pentagon surrender? Sure it would. That'd be the only sensible thing for it to do. It would have to do it. If it didn't, we'd be nothing but powder in a few minutes. We'd have maybe a few more hours of life, but what a slaughter. What? They may be loading on the planes right now. The ships may be in harbor. Soon, these things that we're talking about can be a reality. There's not one thing left to keep it from happening according to prophecy. Here we are. And next week, you don't know what condition you could be in. The handwriting is on the wall. We're weighed in the balance and found wanting" (Ibid, #58-0309, p. 19:152-154).
"When could that take place? Before daylight in the morning. Who's going to stop it? Try it. The Bible says it'll happen. But let me tell you, that'll never touch the Church of the living God, we'll be gone by that time" (Ibid, #58-0108, p. 11:84-91).
Our next scripture is Isaiah 30:26: "The light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the Lord binds up the hurt of His people, and heals the breach [of covenant], the calamity inflicted by His blow [on account of Israel's sins"] (Isaiah 1:5).
Brother Branham said: "In Genesis when God made the sun first, the moon next, that moon and sun represents Christ and the Church. Just as the sun comes up in its power and glory, and when it goes down, it reflects its light to the moon in the darkness, to give light on the earth while the sun is gone. Jesus, when He left, He went into glory and reflected His Light back on the Church, to give the Church Light of the Gospel until He returns (Oh, my.), and then they'll get married. That'll be wonderful. It'll be one great Light of moon and . . . "The Lamb is the light thereof." They needed no more sun in the City" (Redemption by Power, p. 3:20; Isaiah 60:18-20; Revelation 21:23,24 22:5).
Joel 2:31, "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come" (Isaiah 34:4; Joel 2:10; 3:15-16; Acts 2:20; Revelation 12:8-9).
This cannot be a solar eclipse since there will be a full moon at the dispensation change on Nisan 14. Brother Branham said, "Anyone knows that the world, positionally, everything is sitting in order for His Coming. "Earthquakes in divers places; the moon is spurting out red blood, or red volcanic all over, covering it," as Jesus said watch for that sign in the last days; "sea roaring, men's hearts failing for fear, and perplexed of time, distress between the nations." Look at the perversion on the move today! Look at it today, forty percent increase in California, of homosexuals, 'natural affections already lost' . . ." (The Presence of God Unrecognized, p. 16:113-114; Luke 21:25-25; II Timothy 3:3; image shows the Pacific Ring of Fire).
"Volcanic will break forth in that great last time, and the world will burst, and belch . . ." (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 151:8). "The earthquake 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" (Ibid, 440:1-2).
"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" (The Second Coming of the Lord, p. 9:48).
Matthew 24:29-30, "Immediately after the tribulation of the Gentile dispensation [at the manifestation of the Sixth Seal, Seventh Trumpet and Seventh Vial] the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven (Matthew 24:3bc): and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory" (Zechariah 14:4).
Revelation 6:12-13, "I beheld when he had opened the Sixth Seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the full moon became as blood; and the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind." There will be no eclipse, but the sun will somehow be darkened or obscured.
Brother Branham said, "And the Son has got to be revealed again, in the Bride in the last day; the quickening Power has got to come, quicken them out of these dead denominations and creeds, to a living Word of the living God. Oh! . . . I was standing, preaching to everybody, that they must walk up these three steps before they hit the highway. And on the highway is a little pearly-like white line, run right into the doors of Heaven, to the pearly gate. And that pearl had been stretched out to the top of these steps. If that ain't my Message exactly today; justification, sanctification, the baptism of the Holy Ghost! And I was saying that a person has to come by these three steps, to be able to walk that highway . . . There was a lady come by, had on a great big pair like they wear today, spike-heeled shoes. And she come by. And I said, "Wait a minute, sister. You can't walk that highway with that." And I said, "You can't do that."
"And she said, "Ah!" She said, looked around at the rest of the women, said, "Don't believe him. He's a madman. See? Don't believe him. I'll show you I can be justified, sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost, and still walk that . . ." I just let her go. Couldn't do no more about it, couldn't stop her. And she jumped up on the highway. And she looked back at the sister, said, "See, I told you!" She started to run up, and . . . as the Bible said, in Isaiah 3:16, that they would have "outstretched necks." They have to; they're pitched over . . . have to twist, "Mincing as they go, making a tinkling with their heels; see, the daughters of Zion in the last day".
"And she started up that highway, just as hard as she could run. And, after a while, the road got narrower and narrower. She started reeling, mincing like that, and off she went . . . She just obeyed everything but one Word, see, everything but one Word. Sure, Pentecostal women can be saved, sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost, and then fail. Absolutely. "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds." See? See? And she failed It. And as I said, see, she would have went on in, all right, but, see, she failed to listen; telling her what was ahead. And He's wrote the Gospel by the disciples, apostles, and Doctrine of the apostles and prophets, and so forth, and they won't listen."
"Now notice this quickening Power, Zoe, bringing the Word, the mind that was in Christ was in you then. I'm trying to show you, that . . . when God raised Jesus from the dead, He raised you up also and quickened you to Life with Him" (It is the Rising of the Sun, p. 28:223-224, 233-240). The spiritual mind can see the type. nl1012.htm
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Brother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.