Bible Believers' Newsletter 1024
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we always appreciate your fellowship.
Last week I was reviewing my notes on a subject I intended to address; reading a verse in Romans 9 I became absorbed in the chapter which we studied in light of "the present truth"—what Jesus is doing now—rather than the historical context of Paul's day. Whereas Paul was anxious for his Israelite kinsmen—good people doggedly blinded by the traditions of the elders, we tremble for our kinfolk whose denominational understandings were not revealed by the Tree of Life to the apostles and prophets, but stem from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. This is the thrust of our main article entitled, "Vessels of Mercy".
We have some lengthy news items today plus an interesting, simple, scientific refutation of the theory of the evolution of species.
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.
America's Drive towards Global Hegemony, Economic Warfare and Regime Change
May 10, 2018 — Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad has been elected Prime Minister of Malaysia. The New World Order is a big threat to sovereign states . . . Malaysia might lose its independence if the government falls prey to the ploys of the US to increase its global hegemony through economic means . . . the Transpacific Partnership or TPPA is a New World Order strategy by a powerful pact of people led by the US to dominate the world economy . . . globalisation and borderless trade are being used to establish a "one world government" . . . countries that sign on the deal would be subjected to more rules and regulations than ever before . . . disputes arising from these trade deals mean corporations could sue sovereign states at investor arbitration tribunals, in secrecy . . .
Prominent academic and author Dr. Michel Chossudovsky warned that the so-called war on terrorism is a front to propagate America's global hegemony and create a New World Order . . . terrorists are not the product of the Muslim world . . . the US global war on terrorism was used to enact anti-terrorism laws that demonised Muslims in the Western world and created Islamophobia . . . NATO was responsible for recruiting members of the Islamic state while Israel is funding "global jihad elements inside Syria" . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Trump breaks Landmark Iran Nuclear Deal
May 9, 2018 — Donald Trump has announced that the US will withdraw from the landmark Iran nuclear deal, in the most significant foreign policy move of his presidency so far . . . The United States will reimpose sanctions on the purchase or acquisition of US dollars by the Iranian government, Iran's trade in gold and precious metals, and on the direct and indirect sale, supply and transfer to or from Iran of graphite, raw or semi-finished metals, coal and industrial-related software. When the 90-day period expires, sanctions also will be reapplied to the importation into the United States of carpets and foodstuffs made in Iran, and on certain related financial transactions . . . With the expiration of the 180-day period, the United States will reimpose sanctions "as appropriate" on individuals who were on US blacklists on 16 January 2016, the date when most sanctions on Iran were suspended under the nuclear deal . . . Full story: middleeasteye.net
America Planned to break 'Iran Nuclear Deal' Years before Signing It
May 9, 2018 — The so-called "Iran Nuclear Deal," officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) . . . not a vehicle towards peace—but a cynical ploy to justify future war. The United States had never intended to allow Iran to rise as a counterbalancing regional power in the Middle East or Central Asia nor escape from under the constant threat of US military intervention or the crippling sanctions it has targeted the nation . . .
The enduring presence of US military forces in Afghanistan now transcending three presidencies and nearly two decades was one of two bookends placed around the rise of Iran. The other has been a war waged in the Middle East by the US and its allies against Iraq beginning in 2003 and spreading to Syria and Yemen by 2011. Despite the numerous proxy wars Washington is waging against Tehran, US policymakers had determined years ago the necessity to justify a wider and more direct confrontation with Tehran . . . plans by US policymakers have been documented and are available freely to the public from among the various corporate-financier funded policy think tanks that produce US foreign and domestic policy . . . In their 2009 paper, "Which Path to Persia?: Options for a New American Strategy Toward Iran" (PDF), Brookings policymakers . . . peripheral conflicts including the wars in Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, and Syria used to stage US troops and equipment ahead of a future war with Iran itself . . . supporting, arming, and training of Persian Gulf state armies in preparation for conflict with Iran has also been ongoing for years . . . Israel's growing role in provoking both Iran and Syria is a signal of US desperation . . . That the US is pursuing a similar agenda through similar means in Eastern Europe vis-a-vis Russia and in Asia Pacific vis-a-vis China will jeopardize global peace and stability for years to come. Full story: landdestroyer.blogspot.com
Comment: ISIS: America's Terrorist Mercenaries youtu.be.
US Navy resurrects its Cold War-Era Atlantic Fleet to counter Russia
May 7, 2018 — The Fleet was established following World War II for the sole purpose of supporting the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Before the 2011 deactivation, the Second Fleet had approximately 126 ships, 4,500 aircraft, and 90,000 personnel situated at major naval installations along the East Coast . . . NATO has recently suggested that Russia expanded its naval patrols in the Baltic Sea, the North Atlantic and the Arctic regions, along with its submarine activity at levels not seen since the Cold War.
Back in 2011, the prospect of US-Russia relations seemed healthy, after the Obama administration declared a reset in 2009. Now, it appears as the Trump administration has performed an about-face with a dramatic reversal to reactivate the Second Fleet amid Moscow's continued support for President Bashar al-Assad of Syria. War is coming . . . Full story: zerohedge.com
Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano expected to bring more Destruction
May 10, 2018 — The US Geological Survey has warned more violent eruptions at the crater could being in mid-May, with potentially devastating effects. Rocks weighing several tonnes could fly as far as 1km, according to the survey, with pebble-sized projectiles landing even further. Houses up to 32km away could also end up covered in volcanic ash. The risk will rise as lava drains from the summit crater down the flank of the volcano, and explosions could occur if the lava drops below the groundwater level.
"This is the first of perhaps more events like that to come," Tina Neal, the scientist in charge of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said of Wednesday’s blast, which shot projectiles from the crater. . . . Full story: news.com.au
For Economic Truth turn to Michael Hudson
May 9, 2018 — Economics taught today is known as neoliberal. This economics differs fundamentally from classical economics that Hudson represents. For example, classical economics stresses taxing economic rent instead of labor and real investment, while neo-liberal economics does the opposite.
An economic rent is unearned income that accrues to an owner from an increase in value that he did nothing to produce. For example, a new road is built at public expense that opens land to development and raises its value, or a transportation system is constructed in a city that raises the value of nearby properties. These increases in values are economic rents. Classical economists would tax away the increase in values in order to pay for the road or transportation system.
Neoliberal economists redefined all income as earned. This enables the financial system to capitalize economic rents into mortgages that pay interest. The higher property values created by the road or transportation system boost the mortgage value of the properties. The financialization of the economy is the process of drawing income away from the purchases of goods and services into interest and fees to financial entities such as banks. Indebtedness and debt accumulate, drawing more income into their service until there is no purchasing power left to drive the economy . . .
Hudson shows that international trade and foreign debt also comprise a financialization process, only this time a country's entire resources are capitalized into a mortgage. The West sells a country a development plan and a loan to pay for it. When the debt cannot be serviced, the country is forced to impose austerity on the population by cutbacks in education, health care, public support systems, and government employment and also to privatize public assets such as mineral rights, land, water systems and ports in order to raise the capital with which to pay off the loan. Effectively, the country passes into foreign ownership . . . Since the financial collapse caused by the repeal of Glass-Steagall and by financial deregulation, the Federal Reserve has robbed tens of millions of American savers by driving real interest rates down to zero for the sole purpose of saving the "banks too big to fail" that financial deregulation created . . . Full story: paulcraigroberts.org
Comment: "Creating wealth through debt: The West's Finance-Capitalist Road" michael-hudson.com
Shoah Group urges German Police to find Fugitive Neo-Nazi
May 7, 2018 — A Holocaust survivors' group is urging German authorities to intensify their search for a notorious neo-Nazi who didn't show up for her prison sentence. The International Auschwitz Committee said Sunday it hopes that Ursula Haverbeck, 89, who has been sentenced to two years in prison for incitement, will soon be found. Haverbeck was sentenced last year for repeatedly denying the Holocaust—a crime in Germany. She was supposed to start her prison sentence on Wednesday in the town of Bielefeld. Committee member Christoph Heubner told the German news agency dpa "one can only hope that . . . police are looking for her with high pressure."
Local paper Westfalen-Blatt reported that Haverbeck's home in Vlotho in central Germany seemed empty for days with mail piling up in front of the door. Please write to Ursula at: JVA Bielefeld-Senne (Hafthaus Ummeln), Zinnstr. 33, 33649 Bielefeld, Germany. Full story: foxnews.com
Comment: The great difficulty for truthful people whose prayer is "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men," is, Truth is no defence against those who have been prophesying and reporting the many holocausts and exterminations millions and billions of so-called Jews over the past 2,000 years. For there is certainly no business like shoah business, and 9/11 business.
Reading the Talmud introduced to him by a genuine convert from Judaism, Luther became "Jew-wise" and wrote the famous tract, "The Jews and Their Lies" in which he stated, even the utterances of the Popes almost pale by comparison. Luther's stinging sermons and tracts and all the Papal Bulls exposing the Talmud and warning against the Jews have been conveniently forgotten by the Catholic Clergy and so-called Protestants of today. But the Talmud remains the same and an elite among the self-styled Jews work toward world dominion still. And they still lie.
The Old Testament speaks of a jubilee every fiftieth year in which all debts are cancelled, Hebrew slaves were freed and any land that was mortgaged is returned (Leviticus 25:10). It seems the letter "v," which in Hebrew represents the number six, has not been copied, so with Talmudic license the rabbis have twisted this to mean, "You shall return minus six million" (Facts on File Inc., 460 Park Ave., S., New York, NY 10016, 1990, page 214. quoted by Ben Weintraub (Robert L. Brock), in The Holocaust Dogma of Judaism: Keystone of the New World Order, Cosmo Publishing, PO Box 15248, Washington, D.C. 20003, USA. (1995), p. 3; based upon The Secrets of Hebrew Words by Rabbi Benjamin Blech, p. 5-6).
The first reference to the extermination of six million Jews appears is an article on 'Antisemitism' in the Encyclopaedia Britannica (10th Ed. (1902) Vol. XXV p. 482), "While there are in Russia and Rumania six millions of Jews who are being systematically degraded. . ." Next Chief Rabbi of the United States, Russian immigrant Stephen S. Wise wrote in The New York Times, of June 11, 1900, "There are 6,000,000 living, bleeding, suffering arguments in favor of Zionism." And The New York Times, of March 25, 1906, quoted Jewish publicist Dr. Paul Nathan "the Russian Government's studied policy for the "solution" of the Jewish question is systematic and murderous extermination." Then Max Nordau, co-founder with Theodore Herzl of the World Zionist Organization claimed "In the World Zionist Congress of 1911, 22 years before Hitler came to power, and three years before World War I . . . the same righteous governments, who are so nobly, industrially active to establish the eternal peace, are preparing, by their own confession, complete annihilation for six million people." (Quoted by fellow-Zionist Ben Hecht, in his book Perfidy, p. 254).
The Babylonian Talmud, or Oral Torah (so-called) is considered by the rabbis more authoritative than the five Books of Moses or written Torah, which it makes void and of no effect (Matthew 15:1-9). This book claims Nebuzaradan slew 2.11 million Jews in a valley and 0.94 million in Jerusalem, and that warm blood bubbled up out of the ground. An exceptional witness himself, Elie Wiesel, who contradicts himself from book to book, wrote regarding Babi Yar where it is claimed Jews were executed: "Later, I learn from a witness that, for month after month, the ground never stopped trembling; and that, from time to time, geysers of blood spurted from it" (Paroles d'étranger (Editions du Seuil, 1982), p. 86).
Gittin 57b states that Vesparsian killed 4 billion Jews in the city of Bethar, and that Hadrian slaughtered 1.2 million Jews in Alexandria. Gittin 58a claims the Romans wrapped 64 million Jewish children in scrolls and burned them alive. However ancient demography indicates there were not 64 million Jews in the entire world at that time, much less 64 million Jewish children, or four billion Jews. Click on image to enlarge, or here to read text.
Here are some stories printed in the New York Times and other papers claiming World War I resulted in the starvation of six million (five million in some stories) Eastern European Jews, who although starving, had an infant mortality rate of "nearly 100%." Mentioned as an aside later on, nearly all the money raised by these big capitalists like Jacob Schiff and media barons like William Fox went to "Soviet Russia." This demonstrates that Judaism has been engaged in a perpetual and extremely lucrative pity party or "racket" (as honest Jewish Professor Norman Finkelstein explains in his book, The Holocaust Industry which continues to this day at the expense and defamation of Germany and German people).
Proteins: Intelligence with no Brains
Have you ever wondered what a protein really is? Proteins are workers inside the cells of your body. Among other duties, proteins are the transporters within the cells, the stevedores that lug everything around.
How do they know what they are supposed to do? Who tells them what, where, when, and how much to carry? Another protein (often a constructor) moves over to the transporter, touches him momentarily, and the transporter then knows exactly what to get and how much is needed. Each protein is carefully assembled by another protein—which was itself assembled only a short time before. It does the assembling job from materials lying around. And it never makes a mistake.
Who taught the protein how to assemble another protein? Each protein has a very complex structure. It is made up of hundreds of organic amino acids, arranged in a totally complicated order. There could be only one correct arrangement of each protein—yet there are millions of wrong ways it could be arranged.
Could the utter randomness of evolution ever come up with the right combination for each protein? If the constructor protein finds he does not have the right amount and combination of amino acids lying around, he tells another protein to bring him some more! The messenger goes to the edge of the cell and tells the gatekeeper (another protein) to bring them in, which he does. And this is going on millions of times a minute in every cell of your body.
Each little protein molecule does the most fabulous things. It carries out complicated tasks which require great intelligence. The problem is there is not a nerve cell anywhere in its body. No brains. Armies of proteins carry out complicated series of actions. Every step is complex, yet the finished result is always perfect.
How can this be done, when different proteins which never meet each other take part in the different steps? None of the proteins lives very long. And none of them teaches the new proteins they construct how to do the work they are going to do! There are no classroom teachers in the cell; the students have no brains, yet they know exactly what to do! Even if we grant that just one time, evolution might produce one correct protein—could it ever repeat that long-shot success again?
Enzymes: Mathematical Odds
Enzymes are proteins of high molecular weight. Sir Fred Hoyle and Professor Wickramasinghe wrote: "Biochemical systems are exceedingly complex, so much so, that the chance of their being formed through random shufflings of simple organic molecules is exceedingly minute, to a point where it is insensibly different from zero" (F. Hoyle and C. Wickramasinghe, Evolution from Space. Dent, p. 3).
They explain that there are perhaps 1080 (10, followed by 80 zeroes) atoms in the universe and 1017 seconds have elapsed since the alleged 'big bang'. The number of independent enzymes necessary for life is about 2,000. The probability of building just one of these enzymes cannot be better than one in 1,040,000. This outrageously small probability could not be faced, even if the whole universe consisted of organic soup.
"If one is not prejudiced either by social beliefs or by a scientific training that life originated on Earth, this simple calculation wipes the idea entirely out of court" (Ibid, p. 24). Fred Hoyle, writing in New Scientist, repeated that 2,000 different and very complex enzymes are required for a living organism to exist. Then he added that not a single one of these could be formed by random, shuffling processes in even 20 billion years! Our existence on earth is as if we had won a million-dollar lottery a million times in a row.
Amino Acids: Impossible Odds
There are 20 amino acids. There are 300 amino acids in a specialised sequence in each medium protein. There are billions upon billions of possible combinations! The right combination from among the 20 amino acids would have to be brought together in the right sequence—in order to make one useable protein. The possible arrangements of the 20 amino acids is 2,500,000,000,000,000,000.
If evolutionary theory is true, every protein arrangement in a life form has to be worked out by chance until it works right—first one combination and then another until one is found that works right. But by then the organism will have long been dead, if it ever had been alive! It's a good thing an evolutionist is not a mathematician because he would realise how unrealistic his attempted explanations are.
All need to exist Together, Instantly!
Now would you please consider this carefully:
* DNA only works because it has enzymes to help it.
* Enzymes work only because there are protein chains.
* Protein works only because of DNA.
* DNA only works because it is formed of protein chains.
So DNA . . . enzymes . . . and protein ALL have to be there together, immediately, at the same time. There's no other way! That complexity cannot be reduced to anything simpler!
Let's say that again:
* The enzymes only work because the protein chains are coded in a special sequence by an already existing DNA.
* DNA can only replicate with the help of already existing protein enzymes.
Do you see the problem? We are really in a chicken and egg situation.
What do you think? Might it be time we stopped believing in a mid-19th century theory that was devised when almost nothing was known about proteins, genetics, or microbiology? (The Forbidden Secret by Jonathan Gray, beforeus.com).
Vessels of Mercy
God's people must make their calling and election certain by irrefutable revelation leaving no room for doubt. In and of ourselves we are unworthy, under-serving and undeserving, else grace is void and election an entitlement of debt. To those called and chosen election is an irrevocable promise. God is omniscient: He is not now learning nor even taking counsel with Himself, He has never had a new thought about anything because all His thoughts He has always had and always will have. Our Lord God is the "I Am": He is not in time. He is eternal with no past or future, everything is "now" except for the personal short comings, mistakes and regrets of His saints whose trespasses and iniquities He has remitted and will remember no more (Hebrews 10:17-18).
Our longsuffering God is full of grace so remember that "He causes [these] things to work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be firstborn among many brethren [in the new creation of God-men]. And whom He predestinated, He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified . . . There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit" (Romans 8:1, 28-39). This is your destiny for His glory, doubt it not.
We draw our context from John 15:16, "You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in My Name, [not three Titles, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost], He may give it you".
II Peter 1:1-12 explains how the Body of PART-Word saints would be built by seven distinct baptisms with the Holy Ghost unfolding the Message of the angel to His elect in each Church Age from Ephesus (AD53 – 170) to Laodicea (1906 – 1963). It names seven virtues added in successive dispensations as the Body "grew toward the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto the measure of the full stature of the perfect man in the Capstone" (Ephesians 4:13). Everyone in Christ is a new creation: "old things of the Law and denominational guesswork of former ages have passed. Behold, all things have become new" (II Corinthians 5:17). "Those weak and beggarly elements" must be burned with fire (Matthew 3:11; I Corinthians 5:7-8; Galatians 4:9).
Deuteronomy 16:1-6, "You may not sacrifice the Passover within any of the towns, which the Lord your God is giving you: but at the place which the Lord your God shall choose to place His Name . . ." God was called "Father," which is a title; He was called "Son," which is a title, and He was called "Holy Ghost," which is a title. He was called "Rose of Sharon," "Lily of the Valley," "Morning Star." "Jehovah-Jireh, Jehovah-Rapha," seven different, compound, redemptive names: all of them titles. But He has a Name and that Name is "Jesus," "I am come in My Father's Name" (John 5:43). God's one provided Place of worship is in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Light of the hour (Isaiah 11:10; 66:1; Matthew 11:27-30). All the denominations claim to be that Place but God has not chosen to put His Name in any denomination which are typed by the forced worship at the tower of Babel. Moses was a type of church organization which failed God, he brought the Law then glorified himself by striking the Rock a second time, claiming the insufficiency of the Word. So you see, one cannot worship in Spirit and in Truth until he enters that Place (I Corinthians 12:12-13).
II Peter 1:10-12, "Therefore, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if you do these things, you will never fall: hereby an entrance into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ will be abundantly ministered to you. I will always be ready to remind you of these things, though you already know them, and are established in the present truth [what Jesus is doing now"] (I John 1:7).
The only way to "bring forth fruit" is for the Life of Christ to pass through the Body of Christ to sow His Seed of "the present Truth" and germinate the souls of the elect woman, His Church. Today almost every church is apostate, impersonating the Word for a day gone by, not having recognized their day and its Message. These are not Christ's Body but the world with God's Name of it. For fifty-five years Christ has been calling the wise and foolish virgins out from Rome, the independents and her harlot daughter churches into maturity in the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation (Matthew 25:6; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 18:4; Ephesians 4:13; Romans 8:19; I Corinthians 15:50-56).
We are going to read Romans 9—not from the historical standpoint, but in view of "the present Truth"—what Jesus is doing now:
Romans 9:1-5, "I speak the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, that I have great sorrow and unceasing grief in my heart. For I could wish that myself were anathematised from Christ for my denominational brethren: who believe they are Christians to whom is the adoption of sons, and the glory, and the New Covenant of grace, and the promises of God. They presume, without "studying to show themselves approved unto God by rightly dividing the Word of Truth," that their rest is built upon the faith of the apostles and prophets of which they are ignorant".
Having portrayed the glory of New Testament believers a surprised Paul sees the end-time phenomenon: the vast majority of 'Christians' will enter the tribulation "accursed for preaching a denominational gospel of mythology" (Galatians 1:8-9), ultimately killing all who do not obey the (once) Protestant US image of the beast and causing all to receive the mark of the beast, which is trinitarianism (Revelation 13:15-18). As the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church martyred 68 to 150 million Christians over almost a thousand years of the Dark Ages, dissenters will once again be martyred by zealous sin-hardened trinitarian 'Christians'.
We will now read Paul's historical words so that you can recognize the horrible sin of the first Eve which brought forth Cain whose race God set at enmity with Adam and his race, and how her sin is replicated in her spiritual antitype, the false church, that claims to be the espoused Bride of the last Adam yet is at enmity against The Word and His seed (Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 53:10; Revelation 17:1-6; 22:18-19).
Romans 9:6-13, "But it is not as though the Word of God has failed: neither are they all children because they are Abraham's seed: but in Isaac shall your seed be named. That is, it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. [Abraham begat [his firstborn] Ishmael by Hagar, and Isaac by Sarah, then he married Keturah, who bore him six more sons—Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah. He had many sons, but the promise was to Sarah (Genesis 18:10)]. For the Word was of unconditional promise, "At this season I will come, and Sarah shall have a son." And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one man, our father Isaac. (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of Him who calls); it was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated".
This has been demonstrated from 1948 to the present day. Malachi 1:1-5, "The burden of the Word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi. I have loved you, said the Lord. Yet you say, How have you loved us?"
"Was not Esau Jacob's brother? said the Lord: yet I loved Jacob, and I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the serpents of the wilderness. Whereas Edom said, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the Lord of hosts, They shall build, [as they have], but I will throw down, [and He will]; and they will be called, "The Land of Wickedness," and "The people [of My curse (Isaiah 34:5)] against whom the Lord has indignation forever" (Isaiah 6:9-13; 13:6-16; Joel 2:2; Zechariah 14:1-2; Revelation 16:12). [In 125BC Judah's high priest John Hyrcanus assimilated Edom: "They were hereafter no other than Jews" (Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, xiii, 9, 1). By his Talmudic tale Satan caused Jewry to crucify Israel's Messiah and the guilty were blotted from the Book of Life (Revelation 12:4, 9; Psalm 69:27-28; Matthew 23:33-36; 27:23-25; John 11:47-54; Acts 2:26; 13:46; 18:6)]. "And Jacob, your eyes shall see these proofs of God's love for you, and witness the overthrow of Edom (Psalm 91:7-9; Isaiah 34:1-8; 66:8; Zechariah 12:1 – 13:9; 14:1-2; Revelation 1:7; 16:19), and you will say, "The Lord will be magnified beyond the Land [for the whole world will be the Kingdom of Israel in the millennium]".
Unlike Cain and Abel who had different fathers (Genesis 3:4, 13; II Corinthians 11:2-3; I Timothy 2:14)], Jacob and Esau were born and raised by the same holy mother and Father. Esau possessed the birthright and the double portion, a type of election, but he had no respect to the birthright. His blood brother Jacob desired it even from the womb whence he stretched forth and grabbed Esau by the heel (Genesis 25:26). God is just, He did not abitrarily choose one to glory and another to loss but granted each freedom to choose or refuse His sovereign will and determine their destiny by the decisions each freely takes on His revealed Word. Consequently one is "elect according the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification by the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the Blood of Jesus Christ" (I Peter 1:2).
God's sovereign "purpose" can be realized only by living one's faith in disciplined dedication to fulfil one's revelation as God's will and unchanging Word of promise. God's promise to Israel was not rendered void for it did not apply to all of Abraham's descendants just as the blessings of Revelation two and three do not apply to everyone who is called a Christian, only to an election—foreknown by God—who yield self-will in service to His sovereign "purpose." God's promise to Israel is in abeyance until Daniel's Seventieth Week (Jeremiah 30:7; Romans 11:7, 26-27). The Church Ages finished with Laodicea at Revelation 3:22 when Christ opened the Seven Seals and His end-time Bride was caught up in the Spirit in Revelation 4 represented by John. From Revelation 4-19 Israel is a nation and we see the Church Age saints no more until Revelation 19-22 where they return with our Lord for the millennium where the Kingdom will be restored to Israel (Acts 1:6).
Ephesians 1:3-9, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: [your place in His Word as illustrated in our diagram]. God chose us in Christ before [time and] the foundation of the [material] world (Genesis 1:1, 27; Revelation 13:8), to be holy and blameless before Him in love: having predestinated us to be presented as children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intent of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His Blood, the forgiveness of trespasses, according to the riches of His grace; which He lavished upon us in all wisdom and insight; having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He determined in Himself".
A word is a thought when it is expressed, and God's sovereign will is His Word. He gathers glory to Himself when His Word is manifest in His elect, and He is only writing epistles of "the present Truth." What the world regards as "the Church" is a carnal substitute "materially rich and in need of nothing, but spiritually bankrupt, wretched and pitiable, blind to the faith and naked of the Blood; it put Christ without the camp in 1963 when it rejected His second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming in W_O_R_D form by revelation of the Seven Seals, and knoweth it not." It cannot see the antitype of Genesis 18 prophesied in Luke 17:28-30 manifest the Coming of the Son of man—NOT Son of God—veiled behind a sinner-saved by grace "discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart" revealing "Jesus Christ the same yesterday and today and forever" (Hebrews 4:12; 13:8). Yet it has received the two messengers, Billy Graham and Oral Roberts who visited the non-elect churches in Sodom.
The denominations have not recognized the antitype of Genesis 6:1-4 manifest today. Miscegenation, the besetting sin of Noah's day is rife and encouraged by the unscriptural 'politically correct' euphemism 'multiculturalism' prophesied in Matthew 24:37. Because of this sin, which is genocide to Adam's race, God destroyed the world by the Great Flood: He will answer this satanic deceit by destroying the world by fire! At the tower of Babel He dispersed the nations and separated the children of Adam from Cain's offspring: He cannot now bring them together, for God created man in His own image to bring forth after their kind and cursed Cain and his race (Genesis 4:11). His law of redemption demands a "near kinsman," and Jesus Messiah is the last Adam; He is not the last Cain.
Romans 9:14-29, "What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. For He told Moses, "I have [already had] mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I have [already had] compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy" (Exodus 33:19, LXX). ["Willing and running" are required and indispensable to the divine call (I Corinthians 9:24), yet election is owing to neither, so "Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling: for it is God who shows mercy, out of His own good pleasure, working in you both to will and to do" (Philippians 2:12-13)]. "For God said to Pharaoh in Exodus 9:16, "Even for this very purpose have I once more raised you up in your hardened conduct from the judgment of death to which you were already subject, that I may show My power in you, and that My Name may be proclaimed throughout all the earth." Therefore on whom He will He has mercy, and whom He will He hardens"—judicially abandoning them to the hardening influence of sin itself (Psalm 81:11-12; Romans 1:24, 26, 28; Hebrews 3:8, 13), and of the surrounding incentives to it (Matthew 24:12; I Corinthians 15:38; II Thessalonians 2:17).
God's will is the Absolute and eternal norm of righteousness, and all that He does is necessarily right (Deuteronomy 32:4). The choice of one over another is not unrighteousness, for one is only unrighteous who is under obligations which he does not fulfil; but God is under no obligations to his creatures, hence He may do what He will. By rejecting the opportunity of repentance and grace before each of the ten plagues befell Egypt, Pharaoh's unbelief in the Word of God delivered by Moses caused the hardening of his heart and brought about his own downfall. God's election is sovereign and not unjust but determined by faith and the exercise of free moral agency. His ground of exclusion is our choice to disbelieve and substitute our own righteousness by church attendance, good works or Law for the righteousness which is of faith (Romans 9:30 – 10:3-21).
Romans 9:19-29, "You will say to Me then, Why does He yet find fault? For who is resisting His will? On the contrary, who are you, O man, that replies against God? Shall the thing moulded say to Him that formed it, Why did you make me thus? Has not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel to honour, and another unto dishonour? But what if God, willing to show His wrath, and to make known His power, endured with much longsuffering vessels of wrath fitted for destruction? He did so for this purpose also that He might make known the riches of His glory on vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory, even us vessels of mercy whom He also called, not from among the Israelites only, but also from among the Gentiles?"
The doctrine objected to is God's sovereign election to glory before the foundation of the world, as with Jacob and Esau, without human responsibility and prior to any difference of personal character. We "whom He has called vessels of mercy . . . know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called [and separated] according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren [in the new creation of God-men]. And whom He predestinated, these He also called: and whom He called, these He also justified: and whom He justified, these He also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us" (Romans 8:28-31)?
This is a hard saying for denominational non-elect believers to receive, since the foundational faith of Jesus Christ is contrary to and incompatible with their "foundation built on gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay or stubble" of Nicene principles that have doctrinally and ethically moulded the world church system (I Corinthians 3:11-12).
As God once patiently made use of Pharaoh as a means of revealing His majesty and declaring the glory of His Name, He long endured the Israelites who relied on the righteousness of their own works that transformed them into vessels of wrath fitted to destruction, as the means for the transference of salvation from the Israel nation to elect individuals of Adam's race, both Israelites and Gentiles, and for making known the riches of His glory on the vessels of His mercy.
God's longsuffering throughout almost two thousand years of the Christian dispensation reached its climax when "the churches would not endure sound doctrine; but having itching ears gathered teachers to satisfy their own desires, and turn away their ears from the truth to fables" (II Timothy 3 – 4; Revelation 3:15-20). And here we are. The Laodicean Church Age (1906 – 1963) ended in apostasy along with Christ's mediation for ignorance of the fullness of the Word, as indicated by the breach of Covenant in the gap between Laodicea and Christ the rejected Capstone, the fullness of the Word now being formed of the lively stones of Christ's end-time Bride in the antitype of the holy convocation of the fiftieth day of Israel's Feast of Pentecost.
Redemption ended in 1963 when Christ claimed the Book of redemption, loosed the Seven Seals, descended with the open Book in His right hand, and revealed their mystery through His Prophet William Branham (Matthew 25:6; I Thessalonians 4:13-16; Revelation 4; 5; 10:1-7; Malachi 4:5, 6b). This was the commencement of the threefold PROCESS of the 'rapture' Paul explained. Christ has been calling the wise and foolish virgins OUT from Rome and her harlot daughters for fifty-five years. 'Christian' churches are ignorant of "this present Truth" because they are apostate "and knoweth it not".
A non-Semitic, anti-Semitic pharaoh who knows not Joseph occupies the Whitehouse; the "coalition of the willing" of his Herodian predecessors is intent on the genocide of blood Israelite heirs to the Promised Land. "For fear of the Jews" they mourn in lowly exile among Muslims in the ancient Assyrian and Babylonian empires. The modern state of faux Israel will shortly be defeated and abandoned by Israeli self-styled Jews, enabling Jacob to safely return to the Land of his Covenant for redemption in Daniel's Seventieth Week following the first resurrection, and the translation of Christ's end-time Bride. Then the churches, transformed into vessels of wrath fitted to destruction will enter the tribulation, and those who are "saved" will be martyred by the church.
It is later than you dare imagine. "The time of the end" began when Christ opened the Seven Seals (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 10:6).
Romans 9:25-29. As God said in Hosea 2:23, "I will Name them My people who were 'not My people' [his son, Lo-ammi, typed us Gentiles (Hosea 1:9-11)]; and her beloved, who was 'not beloved' [his daughter, Lo-ru-hammah' typed the Northern Kingdom (Hosea 1:6)]." This citation varies from both the LXX and from the original Hebrew and relates to the pardon and reconciliation promised to the apostate and idolatrous people of the northern kingdom; here Paul typically and prophetically applies it to the Gentiles: both those who had lost their standing as God's people and ceased to belong to Israel, and us who had never belonged to it, are to all intents and purposes in the same position.
"And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, You are not My people (Hosea 1:10)]; there shall they be called Sons of the living God. Isaiah 10:22 also cried concerning Israel, "Though the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea (Genesis 32:12), the remnant [144,000] shall be saved: for He is finishing the work, and cutting it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth."
"And as Isaiah 1:9 has already said [in Isaiah 10:22 above], Except the Lord of Sabaoth [hosts or armies] had left us a remnant, we had become [utterly wasted in the consummation] as Sodoma, and been made like Gomorrha" (Isaiah 28:22; Revelation 19:11-21).
And if God had not "shortened the days" of the almost two thousand years of great tribulation upon His Church by the end-time Message of His Prophet William Branham, there "should be no flesh saved" for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation (Matthew 24:21-28; Revelation 7:14). Pastors, Brothers and Sisters, is there but one year remaining to the end of the Christian dispensation and Christ's return to Israel?
Romans 9:30-33, "What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who were not following after righteousness, attained to righteousness, even the true righteousness which is of faith. But Israel, following after the Law of righteousness, attained not to the Law. Why? Because they sought justification not by humbly embracing Christ and submitting to His gospel by grace through faith, but by working their own righteousness fulfilling the statutes and rituals of Law that they might merit justification as a debt, not God's mercy by faith. They stumbled at [Messiah Jesus] that Stone of stumbling" (Isaiah 8:14). The rejection and crucifixion of their own Messiah, and their contempt of Him and His Message was the obstacle which prevented them from attaining the righteousness of faith; and the occasion of their fall, rejection, and ruin.
How many 'Christians' seek justification by attending church and fellowship, paying tithes and offerings, memorising "what the tapes say" without faith to know what they mean, volunteering for church maintenance, youth fellowships, dressing modestly as Christian ladies and gentlemen should, reading the Bible and other good works according to "the letter," but without one scintilla of faith stumble over the stumbling Stone?
As it was with Israel's unrecognized apostasy at Christ's first or (Gk.) 'erchomai' Coming, so is the unrecognized apostasy of the Gentile churches today at His second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming by their rejection of the revelation of the Seven Seals, which is Christ the fulness in W_O_R_D form (I Corinthians 13:10; Hebrews 6:6; Revelation 3:20). "Soon God will conclude us Gentiles in unbelief, that He might have mercy upon Israel" (Romans 11:32).
As it is written in Isaiah 28:16, "Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling-Stone and a Rock of offence: and he who believes on Him shall not be rash, hasty, and at last ashamed and confounded".
Christ is the Rock of offence and stumbling-Stone of Isaiah 8:14 Israel will recognize as "a precious cornerstone" in the latter half of Daniel's Seventieth week when the remnant is born-again as a nation on one day as explained in Isaiah 28; 66:8, and Zechariah 4:7 when God "brings forth the Headstone with shoutings, crying 'Grace, grace unto It'." This is "the Stone Kingdom cut out of the mountain without hands" (Daniel 2:45). II Peter 1:2-7 explains how Christ's Body has been edified from the Day of Pentecost to the Capstone in the present holy convocation of the fiftieth day. "Grace and peace be multiplied unto the saints of each Church Age through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given us all things that pertain to God's own Life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and virtue, by which He has granted exceedingly great and precious promises: that through these you may escape from the corruption in the world that arises from passion, and become partakers of the divine nature."
"For this very reason do your utmost to supplement your faith with virtue; and virtue with godly knowledge, and knowledge with temperance, and temperance with patience, and patience with godliness, and godliness with brotherly kindness; and brotherly kindness with love. For if these virtues are in you, and abound, they will render your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ neither inactive nor unfruitful".
Hereby the entire Body will attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, unto the measure of the stature of Christ (Ephesians 4:13). You are a "vessel of mercy"—elect—chosen by Jesus Christ as His Wife. "Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate you from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord". nl1024.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.