Bible Believers' Newsletter 1037
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is always a blessing to have your company; we are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
The Bible prophesied that there would be four Gentile world kingdoms. Daniel lived under the first kingdom, which was Babylon. He foretold: "[As a church kingdom] the fourth Gentile world kingdom will differ from all other kingdoms and devour the whole earth, tread it down, and crush it. Ten kingdoms will arise from the division of Imperial Rome and after them Papal Rome shall rise [with the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking great boasts]; as [pope] he will differ from the first kings, and subdue three kingdoms" (Daniel 7:23-24, 8). Jesus Christ and His spiritual heirs have all lived under dominion to Rome, the fourth Gentile world kingdom.
It had been my intention to demonstrate how Rome legally but not lawfully rules every nation under the sun and owns every soul, alive or dead through codes of law. Unfortunately I am so far behind in my work I have been unable to complete that teaching, and in order to bring my work up to date there may be some weeks in which I will be unable to prepare a Newsletter. Please remember the work in your prayers.
The title of our main article today is "Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and His Righteousness" which emphasises the priority of simple living according to "the present Truth" that the righteousness of Jesus Christ may shine through you. We have more news items than usual, some especially important. Please follow the links to the Full story.
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.
Indonesia Earthquake 259 dead in Lombok, Bali Residents Flee
August 10, 2018 — The magnitude 7 quake struck at a depth of 15 kilometres early on Sunday evening in the northern part of Lombok, triggering a brief tsunami warning and damaging buildings as far away as Denpasar in Bali. It was followed by aftershocks as strong as magnitude 5.4. On Lombok, thousands fled from their homes to gather for safety in open spaces, but a tsunami warning was lifted . . .
The island of Lombok has been shaken by a third big earthquake, magnitude 5.9 as authorities say the death toll from an earlier quake has reached at least 259, causing more "trauma . . . Full story: abc.net.au
Comment: A magnitude 4.3 earthquake has struck in the south of Western Australia at Norseman, in the Goldfields-Esperance area at a depth of 17km. Earlier a magnitude 3.2 quake rattled Adelaide in South Australia at a depth of 12km.
Israeli Bombing targets Members of Isis in Syria
August 6, 2018 — Israel's Minister of Defence, Avigdor Liberman has recognized that the government of Damascus is the only valid interlocutor in Syria. During an inspection of the Israeli armed forces in Northern Syria, Liberman admitted that the war against Syria is being drawn to an end with a return to the situation that existed pre-2011.
Immediately confirming that the target had now changed, Israel bombed a huddle of Isis members on Syrian soil. At least 7 terrorists died in the Israeli operation. From the time the Putin-Trump summit was held in Helsinki, several countries all part of the "enlarged Middle East" now consider now that the Syrian Arab Republic has won the war against the jihadists. They are trying to get their heads round this phenomenon and respond to it. So to give you an example, the United Arab Emirates is getting ready to reopen its embassy in Damascus . . . Full story: voltairenet.org
Comment: The Blue Helmets of UNDOF—the UN force tasked with observing the separation of the forces of Israel and Syria on the line marking off the Golan—carried out their first patrol in 4 years along this boundary line. The redeployment of the Blue Helmets coincided with the date commemorating the establishment of the Syrian Arab Army (August 1 1945) . . .
How Putin & Trump put an End to the War against Syria
August 7, 2018 — It is with prudence and determination that the Russian Federation and President Trump put a definitive end to the domination of the world by transnational interests.
Convinced that the balance of powers does not depend on their economics but rather on their military capacities, President Putin has certainly reinvigorated the quality of life for his compatriots, but he developed the Red Army before making the Russians rich. On 1 March, he revealed to the world the principal weapons in his arsenal and the beginning of his programme for economic development. In the days that followed, the war was concentrated in the Eastern Ghouta. Russian Chief of Staff General Valeri Guerassimov telephoned his US counterpart, General Joseph Dunford, and told him that in the case of US military intervention, Russian forces would target the 53 US ships in the Mediterranean and the Gulf, including their nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. Above all, he requested that President Trump be made aware of his country's new military capacities.
Finally, the United States allowed the Syrian Arab Army and a few Russian infantry-men to free the Ghouta of the jihadists who occupied it. Only the United Kingdom attempted to anticipate events by organising the "Skripal affair" . . . Full story: voltairenet.org
Comment: An extremely important article. The UN Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA) considers that the damages, the aftermath of the war against Syria, reach at least 388,000 million dollars. This figure was the figure announced during a conference that took place in Beirut on 7 and 8 August 2018 . . . Donald Trump, considers that the conflict that took place in Syria is a war of aggression organized by transnational financial interests—such as the investment fund KKR, Toyota, the global leader of Cement Lafarge, etc. Therefore it must be the transnationals involved and the States that worked with them that have to pay the damages (voltairenet.org).
On one side, Presidents Trump and Putin were negotiating the joint defence of their national interests. On the other, the major daily newspaper for the US and the world were accusing the US President of high treason, while the armed forces of the US and NATO are preparing for war with Russia and China (Voltairenet.org).
In Helsinki, it was not the US which drew up an agreement with the Federation of Russia. It was the White House alone. Because the common enemy is a transnational group which exercises authority in the United States. Since this group considers itself, and not the elected President, to be the representative of the USA, it did not hesitate to immediately accuse President Trump of treason. [Read Genesis 3:15] (voltairenet.org).
Israel resumes Assassinating Scientists from the Middle East
August 7, 2018 — Israel's approach has been systematic. First it crossed off Iraqi military scientists, then it moved onto Iranian nuclear scientists. Now, the Hebrew [sic] State has sponsored the elimination of General Aziz Asber, one of Syria's leading military scientists . . . Full story: voltairenet.org
Israel is arming Neo-Nazis in Ukraine
July 4, 2018 — Israeli Tavor rifles . . . are produced under licence from Israel Weapon Industries, and as such would have been authorized by the Israeli government. IWI markets the Tavor as the "primary weapon" of the Israeli special forces . . . Israel's military aid to Ukraine and its neo-Nazis emulates similar programs by the United States and other NATO countries including the UK and Canada. So obsessed are they with defeating a perceived threat from Russia that they seem happy to aid even openly Nazi militias—as long as they fight on their side. This is also a throwback to the early Cold War, when the CIA supported fascists and Hitlerites to infiltrate from Austria into Hungary in 1956, where they began slaughtering Hungarian communist Jews and Hungarian Jews as "communists."
Israel's "deepening military-technical cooperation" with Ukraine and its fascist militias is likely a way to help its partner in the White House, and is another facet of the growing Zionist-White Supremacist alliance. Israel has historically acted as a useful route through which US presidents and the CIA can circumvent congressional restrictions on aid to various unsavoury groups and governments around the world. In 1980s Latin America, these included the Contras, who were fighting a war against the left-wing revolutionary government of Nicaragua, as well as a host of other Latin American fascist death squads and military dictatorships. It also included the South African apartheid regime, which Israeli governments of both the "Zionist left" and Likudnik right armed for decades. Full story: electronicintifada.net
Comment: Israelis who read the Old Testament know that the modern state of faux Israel will very soon suffer utter defeat, which is why they had their US puppet under the Jew President Obama master the coup in Ukraine, formerly their homeland, Khazaria.
The Great Purge on the Internet has Begun
August 8, 2018 — In less than 12 hours, Internet giants have closed down all internet accounts belonging to the Group Infowars and the US journalist Alex Jones, both pro-Trump. This purge follows a US House of Representatives Hearing of the Justice Committee on Censorship of the Internet and was coordinated by Apple, Facebook, Google, Spotify and You Tube (but not Twitter).
Every video Alex Jones had made has been deleted from the Internet . . . a restricted group of private journalists with ties to the US Democratic Party has just put an end to one of the principles on which the US was built. Full story: voltairenet.org
India: State of Independence. British Colonialism replaced by New Hegemony
August 8, 2018 — India celebrates its independence from Britain on 15 August. However, the system of British colonial dominance has been replaced by a new hegemony based on the systemic rule of transnational capital, enforced by global institutions like the World Bank and WTO. At the same time, global agribusiness corporations are stepping into the boots of the former East India Company.
The long-term goal of US capitalism has been to restructure indigenous agriculture across the world and tie it to an international system of trade underpinned by export-oriented mono-cropping, commodity production for the global market and debt. The result has been food surplus and food deficit areas, of which the latter have become dependent on agricultural imports and strings-attached aid.
Whether through IMF-World Bank structural adjustment programmes, as occurred in Africa, trade agreements like NAFTA and its impact on Mexico or, more generally, deregulated global trade rules, the outcome has been similar: the displacement of traditional, indigenous agriculture by a corporatized model centred on transnational agribusiness and the undermining of both regional and world food security. The global food regime is in effect increasingly beholden to unregulated global markets, financial speculators and global monopolies . . . Full story: asia-pacificresearch.com
Militants threaten China's OBOR Initiative in Myanmar
July 8, 2018 — Militants in northern Myanmar have once again put China's One Belt, One Road initiative on hold. It should come as no surprise that Anglo-American history played a direct role in their creation, and currently fund and back networks supporting them. The BBC has mounted a propaganda campaign aimed at once again placing pressure on Myanmar's military, within a wider effort to drive a wedge between Myanmar and China. Amid an already ongoing and deceptive narrative surrounding the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar's southwest state of Rakhine, attention is now being focused on the nation's northern state of Kachin . . . based entirely on hearsay from alleged villagers . . . Full story: asia-pacificresearch.com
America's about to unleash 'NOPEC Superweapon' against Russians & Saudis
August 6, 2018 — The "No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act," NOPEC . . . enables the US to extraterritorially impose its domestic legislation on others by giving government the right to sue OPEC and OPEC+ countries like Russia because of their coordinated efforts to control oil prices. Lawsuits, however, are unenforceable, which is why the targeted states' refusal to abide by the US courts. Likely predetermined judgement against them will probably be used to trigger sanctions under the worst-case scenario, with this chain of events being catalysed in order to . . . break up the Russian-Saudi axis that forms the core of OPEC+, which leads to the second goal then of unravelling the entire OPEC structure and heralding in the free market liberalization of the global energy industry . . . the US could threaten primary sanctions against the state companies involved in implementing OPEC and OPEC+ agreements, after which these could then be selectively expanded to secondary sanctions against other parties who continue to do business with them . . . Full story: orientalreview.org
India Mortgaged? Forced-Fed Illness & Neoliberal Food Regime
July 30, 2018 — Like many countries, India's food system was essentially clean just a generation or two ago but is now being comprehensively contaminated with sugar, bad fats, synthetic additives, GMOs and pesticides under the country's neoliberal 'great leap forward.' The result has been a surge in obesity, diabetes and cancer incidence, while there has been no let-up in the under-nutrition of those too poor to join in the over-consumption . . . India's mineral deficient soils haven't helped . . . made worse by Green Revolution practices. Green Revolution crops, unlike their predecessors, fail to adequately take up minerals such as iron and zinc from the soil. So even though people might consume more calories (possibly leading to obesity), their intake of these key micronutrients has fallen. A quarter of the world's population are affected by Green Revolution iron deficiency and research indicates that the condition impairs the learning ability of more than half of India's schoolchildren . . . Full story: asia-pacificresearch.com
Depositors – not Taxpayers will take Hit for Next Cra$h . . . Bail-In
August 8, 2018 — The Federal Reserve's recent undermining of the Volcker Rule brings depositors closer than ever to a Cyprus-style 'bail-in' in another 2008 crash. And all signs indicate another [crash] is on the way. This time, however, many US banks may confiscate deposits to stay solvent because the Dodd-Frank law bars them from touching taxpayers' monies. Indeed, most major banks have been planning the "bail-in" tactic ever since Dodd-Frank . . . for months, financial pundits and experts such as William Cohen have been warning an even bigger one is on its way because nothing has essentially changed . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Robert Swan Mueller III
June 19, 2018 — Robert Mueller III Chief Terrorist of America's secret political police would have, in an earlier time, also been the perfect choice to head the FBI. During this period of time the Bureau played a key role in covering up airline sabotage—such as the Watergate plane crash in Chicago, one month after Nixon was re-elected President, in 1972. Twelve Watergate figures died in that crash, including Dorothy Hunt, the wife of the Watergate burglar, E. Howard Hunt. Together they had blackmailed two million dollars out of the Nixon White House. They held documentation that detailed Nixon's role in the assassination of President of John F. Kennedy.
The details of this air disaster, supported by 1,300 pages of suppressed government documents were exposed in a book written by Sherman Skolnick that was stopped in the press cycle by the Rockefellers; who at the time held a majority ownership stake in United Airlines. A former FBI official and later Mayor of Memphis, Tennessee, covered up the role of the FBI in the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. (See Orders to Kill by William Pepper, Carrol & Graf, N.Y., 1995)
As part of this pattern of cover-up and bloodshed is Robert Swan Mueller III . . . Mueller supervised the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which crashed over Lockerbie, Scotland, in December of 1988, about six weeks after the Elder Bush was elected President . . . In contrast to the past, Mueller now has a formidable foe. One that can out-think him, one that can out-wit him; and one that is much smarter than anyone Mueller has ever combated before: President Donald J. Trump . . . Full story: neilkeenan.com
Big Pharma exposed Ultimate Vaccine Fraud Expose
July 2, 2018 — Are some vaccines more dangerous than others?
Yes. The DPT shot for example. The MMR. But some lots of vaccines are more dangerous than other lots of the same vaccine. As far as I'm concerned, all vaccines are dangerous. Several reasons. They involve the human immune system in a process that tends to compromise immunity. They can actually cause the disease they are supposed to prevent. They can cause other diseases that the ones they are supposed to prevent . . .
What contaminants did you find in your many years of work with vaccines?
. . . I'll give you some of what I came across and I'll also give you what colleagues of mine found. Here's a partial list. In the Rimavex measles vaccine, we found various chicken viruses. In polio vaccines we found acanthamoeba, which is a so called 'Train-eating" amoeba. Simian cytomegalovirus in polio vaccine. Simian foamy virus in the rotavirus vaccine. Bird-cancer viruses in the MMR vaccine. Various micro-organisms in the anthrax vaccine. I've found potentially dangerous enzyme inhibitors in several vaccines. Duck, dog, and rabbit viruses in the rubella vaccine. Avian leucosis virus in the flu vaccine. Pestivirus in the MMR vaccine . . . Remember, this material is going into the bloodstream without passing through some of the ordinary immune defences . . . I'm not even mentioning the standard chemicals like formaldehyde, mercury, and aluminium which are purposely put into Flu vaccines . . . Full story: neilkeenan.com
Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and His Righteousness
Cartoonist, illustrator and children's story writer Dr. (Theodor) Seuss (Geisel) wrote: "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." Good advice for Christians who are not ashamed to live the Gospel they profess to believe.
Never be ashamed of your Lord and His unchanging, unfailing Word of promise. Don't ever be ashamed of your husband or your wife, your children, or your parents (so long as they are well-behaved) and whatever your occupation may be, work honestly and give of your best that you may be proud of your labours and deserving of self-respect. "Don't be like the heathen, worrying about whether you will have sufficient food or clothing, for they take pride and exercise much care in all of these things and your heavenly Father knows full well your needs. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Don't be anxious about tomorrow, live one day at a time, for He will take care of your tomorrows too" (Matthew 6:31-34).
In Matthew 13:45-46 "Jesus likened the kingdom of heaven to a merchant man seeking precious pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it".
This merchant represents the untiring seeker of Truth, which is Spiritual wisdom here in the figure of "precious pearls." He was a dedicated man, conscientiously searching and striving for the Absolute. Unlike the hired labourer, he takes pleasure in his business, and conducts it with enthusiasm and expectancy. His theological experience was precious to him until he encountered the Person of Christ by revelation—the reality for which he readily surrendered his intellectual learning, history, denominational tradition and esteem among men.
When one possesses and is possessed by Christ he is born-again. So the merchant man became the kingdom of God and His righteousness when Christ entered into him and he possessed the hope of glory. This man was God's elect. In God's foreknowledge he always was a part of the kingdom. When he heard the call he recognized his day and it's Message, discovering who he was and identifying His place in eternity.
The merchant sold his business, forsook his social prestige, his denominational teachings, his intellectual Bible studies and worldly aspirations that he might possess this pearl of great price. Like this priceless pearl, new birth is a rare Spiritual and abiding personal possession to which few attain, yet is freely available to any child of Adam if only they will reach out by faith and take it unto themselves.
Isaiah 55:1-3, "Listen, every one that thirsts, come to the waters, and he who has no money; come, buy, and eat; yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why spend your money on food that has no sustenance? or work for that which satisfies not? Listen diligently and I'll tell you where you can obtain Spiritual food in due season—the present Truth that fattens up the soul. Come to Me with your ears wide open, for the life of your soul is at stake: I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David".
Eternal Life is free. But it is not cheap. Like the pearl of great price its value is inestimable and will cost you everything you have or could hope to attain in this life. New birth is a great leveller; it will cost the rich man everything he has acquired, and the beggar what little he has (Galatians 3:28).
In Mark 10:17-23 a man knelt before Jesus and implored, "Good Lord, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal Life? And Jesus said, Why call Me good? there is none good but God. You know the commandments, do not commit adultery, do not kill, do not steal, do not bear false witness, defraud not, honour your father and mother."
"He answered, Lord, from my youth I have never broken a single one of these laws." Even so he knew he did not possess eternal Life.
"Feeling genuine love for the man, Jesus looked him in the eye, and said, One thing you lack. Go and sell whatsoever you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, take up your cross, and follow Me."
"The man's countenance dropped, and he went sadly away for he had great possessions. Watching him go, Jesus said, it is almost impossible for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God".
Jesus discerned the man's problem, and as God will not share His glory with another: "if we love the world and the things of the world, the love of God is not in us" (I John 2:15).
What do I need to surrender, Lord, that I may have eternal Life?
What do you own?
Then surrender it. Anything else?
I have a car.
You'll have to surrender that too. Anything else?
I have a wife whom I love.
You'll have to put Me first.
And I have five lovely children and my parents.
You must put Me before them all.
You will have to surrender your friends, your culture, your religion, your ambitions—even your own thinking, in order to receive My thoughts so that My Life can live through you (Philippians 2:5-7).
Luke 14:26-27, "If any man comes to Me, and does not hate his father and mother, and wife and children, his brothers and sisters, and even his own life—in comparison with his attitude toward God, he cannot be My disciple. And whosoever does not carry his own cross, and follow Me, cannot be My disciple".
We are to follow Him, not follow family or neighbours, culture or class, but follow Christ the Word. And if we've given our word we must carry our own cross and honour the obligation to which we have committed ourselves. If we are truly born-again Christ the Word is the Husband of our soul and we are to treat Him as our Lord which means "Master" or "Ruler over me," even as Sarah called Abraham lord.
The natural marriage types the Spiritual. The Christian wife is to obey her husband in every thing. We are not to even flirt with a creed or any strange word.
What if Paul had decided he would follow intellectual reasoning instead of the revealed Word? Paul became a prisoner to the faith. This great student of Gamaliel separated himself from his kinsmen and spent three years in Arabia emptying himself of all of his theological studies, replacing learning with revelation from Above built upon the shadows and types God had revealed to Moses and the Old Testament prophets whereby He inspired the antitype or New Testament to Paul (Galatians 1:17-18). Paul saw that Jehovah of the Old Testament is Jesus of the New. He was certainly no Trinitarian. Neither were any of the apostles and prophets on whose doctrine Jesus is building His Church (Ephesians 2:20).
The love of God was so endearing it transformed Paul's thinking, disproved all of his theological training and dispelled all of his ambitions. His newfound love and liberty imprisoned him to manifesting the living, unfolding revelation from which he could not escape. This is the life-changing experience of every elect believer, "born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which lives and abides forever" (I Peter 2:23).
Like the merchant man who found the pearl of great price, when we find the Absolute we surrender everything in this world to imprison ourselves to the vision. Married to the Word we are one in the faith as a man and his wife are one in the flesh united in common understanding and their sacred vows to one another (John 17:20-22; I Corinthians 2:16).
We have to empty ourselves of everything that is not God so that He may fill us by faith or understanding in His revealed Word. I am not speaking about your lying, smoking, drinking, stealing or your adultery; that is sanctification, just house cleansing. If you are born-again, correctly taught and pastored, your desire for that old sensual life will die. I'm speaking about receiving the deeper love of Christ through the intimacy of His Word living in you. Those hidden mysteries and secret things He whispers only to His beloved; essential precious revelations the non-elect hear only as parables, and scoff, being without understanding.
Paul turned a corner from the Mosaic Law to the New Covenant of grace. That was almost 2,000 years ago now, and Paul's Gospel by which God will judge the world, has been diluted and perverted by myriad man-made traditions that make the Word of God of none effect today. Nevertheless, God will present Christ with a Word Bride who will be in the unity of the faith and manifest the Sons of God in a new wave offering (Leviticus 23:15-21; Romans 8:19; Ephesians 4:13). To this end He sent William Branham whose ministry has restored the faith Paul delivered, finished the mystery of God and introduced the second Coming of the Word (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; Acts 3:19-23; Revelation 10:7).
As Paul found following his conversion, we need to unburden ourselves of worldly theology and reasoning against the faith to enjoin our life with "that which is perfect"—the fullness of the Word which is Christ, by the perfect faith (I Corinthians 13:10). Since the revelation of the Seven Seals we have the perfect interpretation of God's Word and must neither add to and or take from THUS SAITH THE LORD delivered by God's prophet William Branham who was the "angel" of Revelation 1:1—the only man to whom Jesus revealed these things (Revelation 22:6-19).
Jesus Christ was a Mediator only so long as the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals. So long as the Bible was sealed, men were ignorant, and worldwide every minister—including Brother Branham—preached error prior to the revelation of the Seven Seals. It could not be otherwise since no man was worthy to open or understand the Book until Jesus loosed the Seals and revealed their mysteries after His mediatorial Office was fulfilled.
The days of ignorance and 'play church' are past and the soul who does not empty himself of man-made denominational guesswork and receive this end-time Message will be cast into the great tribulation (Malachi 4:5-6; Acts 3:23; Revelation 22:18-19). Since the revelation of the Seven Seals God has been calling the wise and foolish virgin out from Rome and her once Protestant daughters into the unity of the faith by the fullness of the Word: we have no need of a mediator.
Christ is no longer a Mediator since the Seals are revealed and God will not receive denominational beliefs today (I Corinthians 13:10). Without a Mediator to intercede for and excuse ignorance they are as vain as Israel's sacrifices, an abomination, a stench in His nostrils (Isaiah 1:10-17; 66:3; Amos 4:10; 5:21-27). Denominational guesswork is rejected in this day; if this is what we offer we too will be rejected because the worshiper is identified with his sacrifice. We must each examine our own selves, whether we are in the faith of Jesus Christ or in denominational hocus pocus and headed for the Lake of Fire (Revelation 19:20-21).
Deuteronomy 16:1-8 and Isaiah 28:8-13 demonstrate how God revealed a further portion of His Word in each dispensation and ordained the saints to shine that Light. Any traditions from a previous dispensation were to be burnt with fire for His elect must always walk in the Light of the present Truth. The Light He shone in the days of Noah, Moses, Luther, Wesley and the Pentecostals is Darkness today. It is sin and death! Don't try to hold onto Christ with one hand and an Anglican, Methodist, Baptist or Pentecostal tradition with the other. We must burn them with Fire! And let the Holy Spirit lead us into the Light God is shining now!
God, make us prisoners of Jesus Christ and led by the Spirit like Paul. Jesus is the Word. If you're a prisoner to the Word, no denomination can sway you from it and your life will act out what it says do. When you can see that you always were in Christ even before there was anything made that is made, that is the tie post of the soul, and nothing can shake you from that revelation (Revelation 13:8). And when a man predestinated to eternal Life has been born-again by the Word of God, God will add Word upon Word, Word upon Word. Not a denominational creed and then a Word, and more creed and a Word. Leaven will not mix with his born-again soul. There is only one eternal Life and that is God the Word.
God alone is eternal Life and those born of His Word are His offspring. Jesus Christ is the beginning of God creating Himself a part of this material world, less than 2,000 years ago. The new creation of God-men of whom Jesus is our first born elder Brother and us saints the genes of God's Spirit (Hebrews 2:10-18; Revelation 3:14).
The natural types the spiritual. Our natural birth into this world under Satan's dominion follows nine months after our father's gene as sperm fertilizes the ovum in our mother. Our first birth is a process consisting of three stages. First the water breaks, then the blood, and when we leave our mother's body the spirit of mortal life and our soul unite with our body and we become a living soul. You are your soul. Your body is merely the house in which you your soul lives and contacts this world. Our mortal spirit is like a charge of electricity that powers the body and operates the brain.
Our body is of the earth, earthy. It was formed in iniquity and conceived in sin, and must perish with the world. Our mortal spirit is given by God, but it is not of God and must also perish. It is the foreknown souls of God's elect that Jesus died to redeem.
Redemption is not replacement: to redeem means to "buy back" or "repurchase." Our corruptible flesh will be replaced with a glorified body and our mortal spirit will break up and be replaced by our theophany or angel, while our soul must be redeemed. It is not replaced, just changed from its old husband by fornication with world which is the nature of Satan, the present god of this world, to the nature of God. But before we can be remarried to Christ the Word, our old husband the nature of this world must be dead to us (Romans 7:1-1-6). We do not receive a new soul but a new nature, Husband or ruler over our soul.
Our Spiritual birth into the Kingdom of Heaven is a process consisting of three stages. Our soul is the part of man that is made in the image and after the likeness of God (Genesis 1:26). It is the feminine of God, and until it mates with and is impregnated by the Word, it is without eternal Life. John 6:63, "My Word is Spirit, It is Life".
Jesus distinguished natural life from Spiritual Life when He told the unbelieving Jews, "No man can come to Me, except the Father which has sent Me draws him to Me [by a clear understanding of His Word, or faith]: and at the last day I will cause all such to rise from the dead".
Praise God! The "last day" is in "the time of the end" and resurrection. And according to Scripture it commenced with the opening of the Seven Seals over Mount Sunset on March 8, 1963; Jesus came from Heaven with ten thousands times ten thousands of His Saints, and the Bible says that "the Heavens was empty for the space of a half hour" (Sardisean Church Age, p. 348:96; Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 8:1; 10:4). Redemption was over, and according to Revelation 4:1-2 and 5:8-14 every member of Christ's end time Bride, including those not yet born-again as I write, was caught up and present to witness Jesus claim the Book of Redemption and loose the Seals whose mystery was only disclosed through His Prophet Seals between March 17-24, 1963. This means that Christendom today is apostate as Israel has been since it rejected and crucified Christ at His first Coming. This means that the threefold PROCESS of the first resurrection has been manifesting for fifty-five years and the manifestation of the Sons of God are at hand.
"It is written in Isaiah 54:13, And all Thy children [the elect] shall be taught of God. Every man who has heard from the Father and has learned the Truth from Him will be drawn or attracted to Me. [Not that any man has actually seen the Father, except He who is of God, He alone has perceived and understood the Father]."
The historical Christ is the positive fulfilment of all previous revelation and knowledge of God, and as the perfect manifestation and unfolding of God Jesus is the Absolute Prophet. We must not bend the Scriptures as do the Trinitarians and try to make Jesus a second god. Jesus is the (One) Person of God manifest in the flesh. John 1:18, "No man has visually seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the heart of the Father, He has declared Him" [or expressed the fullness of His nature and character]. John 3:3, "Unless a man is born-again he cannot understand the Kingdom of God" which is within the heart of every saint as the revealed Word for their day (Luke 17:20-21). See also John 17:6, 26 and 3:13. The Spirit guides into the understanding of God's Word, which is faith (John 16:15), not learning or memorizing what it says which is works and sweat.
"Not that any man has actually understood the Father [Word], except He which is of God, He alone has perceived and understood the Father." We see or understand not with our eyes or our brain, but with our soul. Even after Christ's resurrection many of His disciples did not believe because they did not fully understand the Scripture. And it was not until many years after Pentecost when Paul had expounded the New Testament that those who were "of God . . . perceived and understood the Father." In the Ephesian Age (AD53-170), certain saints were still "giving heed to Jewish fables".
It took time for the saints to fully turn the corner by emptying themselves of man-made theology so that they could see and enter into the full revelation of the new Message. So is it today, fifty-five years since Christ revealed the Seals and the Church turned another corner few ministers or brethren within the circle of this Message have "actually seen the Father" (John 14:9). Although they see Brother Branham was God's prophet and believe his Message they have not seen the revelation of the Message behind the veil of "the letter" of his quotes.
"Earnestly I tell you, He that believes on Me has eternal Life [present tense]. I am that Bread of Life. Your fathers ate manna in the wilderness, and are all dead," or eternally separated from God and LOST because of their unbelief in Moses' Message. Like many Message people today, they had "the letter without the Spirit".
God's revealed Word is His expression of love to His elect. We must receive His unveiling of Himself into our soul by reciprocal love to quicken and change the nature or desires of our soul from the world to the Word. Only faith or a clear understanding of the revealed Word for our day can quicken our soul to eternal Life and unite us with God for eternity. Faith in that part of the Word imparts His Gene, His Life to our soul.
God's gene or sperm is His Word. His Word is His Spirit expressed in a form we can receive by faith. Once we "see" His Word we begin to become alive to God and dead to the world, whereas previously we were dead to the Word and alive to the world. But that is just the beginning. Multitudes of supposed-to-be Christians are still-born.
The Spiritual birth, like the natural birth consists of a threefold process of justification by grace through faith in the true Oneness of the godhead and what Christ accomplished in redemption, followed by water baptism in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for remission of past sins as Jesus commanded, not in three of His Titles. Next comes sanctification by the Blood. As the bloodstream cleanses and sanctifies our natural bodies of impurities, the Blood of Christ cleanses the Body of Christ by the washing of water by the Word, or faith. The life is in the blood. Jesus' Blood was the spoken Word of God; correction by the Word sanctifies and maintains the Church in holiness. Finally we are quickened by a revelation of the present Truth, and born into our place in the Kingdom. All three steps of grace are required in the Spiritual birth.
God is only redeeming the elect of Adam's fallen race. Jesus is the last Adam. He is no kinsman of Cain, whose father was the Serpent (I John 3:12; 2:13-14). All of Adam's children, his genes, were potentially in him in the Garden of Eden. By God's foreknowledge his genealogy was recorded before creation as the Book of Life (Revelation 17:8). This is the record of our natural birth. God is not presently writing names in that Book, however he is blotting-out names as they cross the line between mercy and judgment and become lost. Those names that remain are "the saved" who will be granted into eternal Life by the saints at the White Throne Judgment.
The genealogy of Jesus Christ was also written from the foundation of the world by God's foreknowledge of who would receive and manifest His genes of the spoken Word for their day. Called the Lamb's Book of Life (Revelation 13:8) it is the record of His elect; our names can never be removed as we are eternal Life, a continuation of the creation of God in Christ, the beginning of the creation of God as Eve was created in and formed as a continuation of the first Adam and not a separate creation like all other female creatures. Together we are God manifest and will one day judge the world, separating "the saved" from "the lost" (Matthew 25:31-33; I Corinthians 6:2).
God's gene is His Word. His Word is His unchanging thought expressed. Therefore God's children are the manifested genes of His Spirit, as Adam's children are the manifested genes of his loins. The elect of God are His foreknowledge of how we would exercise our free moral agency when encountered by the Word for our day. So you who really do have the Spirit of God today were in Christ when He walked the shores of Galilee because the fullness of the godhead was expressed bodily in that Man (Colossians 2:9). God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself.
If you were in God as a gene, an attribute of His Word from the beginning, then you were in Jesus when He raised Lazarus from the dead; you walked with Him, talked with Him and died with Him on Calvary's cross. And when He was raised for our justification, you raised in Him. Now you are sitting in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, communing with Christ, the Word, as it feeds your soul.
If you can see yourself in Christ from the foundation of the world, you are eternal Life. You always were eternal Life, for whatever is "eternal" has neither beginning of time nor ending of days. So you were always a part of God and can never be separated from Him. This revelation is the tie post of the soul (Romans 8:38-39).
The Church of Jesus Christ is built on the faith of the apostles and prophets, not on the Bible-denying man-made creeds of some denomination headed for the Lake of Fire. If you are a true gene of God, and if you are truly baptized with the Holy Ghost, you will esteem His Word above your necessary meat, and yearn to live by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.
Good manners will follow but first we must see the revelation of His Word, and recognize our position therein. Not the Anglican's place: that part of the Body was fulfilled in 1750, yet millions of blind souls are trying to press in there today. Not the Methodist or Baptist part, their place was filled in 1906, and not the Pentecostal position which was made up in 1963. Unless we can recognize our day and it's Message, there is no way we can be born-again in this day.
The evidence of the Holy Spirit in your soul is to see the present Truth living in you. The Book of Revelation opens with a blessing upon anyone who will sit and listen as it is read. It ends with a curse upon anyone who attempts to add to or diminish from the revelation of the Seven Seals which was the Message of the seventh angel, for now "the time is at hand: the time of the end" is now (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 10:4; 22:10). This is God's last Book, and His last Word. Any contrary revelation is false prophecy and not of God, because the revelation of the Seven Seals finished the mystery of God and is THUS SAITH THE LORD (Acts 3:21; I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:7; 22:19).
This is the only Book in the Bible Christ personally endorsed. Think of that. It is the revelation of Himself and the only Book on which He set His seal. God revealed it to Jesus and He revealed it to the seventh angel whom John saw and heard in the Patmos visions as one born out of due time. Jesus put His blessings upon those who will receive it, and His curses upon those who will not receive it.
Before the foundation of the world God set and ordained five different offices of ministry upon particular men He foreknew in order to bring the saints to maturity in the faith so that their lives and testimonies could minister to others outside the Body but who desire to understand what we believe and why we live to edify the brethren and keep the Body clean (Ephesians 4:11-13; 5:26; II Corinthians 3:2).
This is not a "do-it-yourself" Message. God does not work in that way. If you are elect, God has a pastor for you somewhere. Few are called to the fivefold ministry. Attending Bible school and a lifetime pastoring denominational congregations does not place one in God's ministry, or even in the Body of Christ. Only a handful of ancient denominational ministers are born-again today because the dispensation of PART-Word and Christ's mediation ended in 1963 before the opening of the Seals and most of their younger colleagues have either never encountered or failed to recognize their day and its Message, and are impersonating the Word for a day gone by.
Some men try to pick up the Message by a quick read of the transcripts. Others try to preach it by quoting the "letter" of the prophet's Words. This will not work. The Message is the Key that unlocks the hidden mysteries of God's Bible. It was not ordained that the Message should interpret the Message. It takes the grace of God and an apprenticeship of kneeology to catch the revelation, place it in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and to preach just that.
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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.