Bible Believers' Newsletter 1046
"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 you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
News, news, news, unfolding the promises of God is real time. Jeremiah 12:1-4, "Righteous are You, O lord, when I complain to You; yet I would plead my case with You. Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all who are treacherous thrive? You planted them, and they take root: they grow and bring forth fruit. You are near in their mouth, and far from their heart. But You, O Lord, know me: You see me, and tried my heart toward You. Pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and mark them for the day of slaughter. How long will the land mourn, and the grass of every green field wither? For the wickedness of these that dwell in it? the beast and the birds are swept away, because men said, He will not see our latter end".
Our main article is "Redemption Revealed – II" I pray it contains a special blessing just for you and yours.
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.
With Kavanaugh on the Court, Checking and Balancing is Not Going to Happen
October 9, 2010 — The Republicans know that Kavanaugh would provide a reliable vote against immigrants, workers, voters, and gay and transgender people. He would deliver a dependable vote for employers, private property and church-state bonding, and they can rest assured that he would do his best to immunize Trump from criminal liability, and enable him to continue their mean-spirited, right-wing agenda. And this is more important to them than any judicial temperament, than any credible allegations of sexual assault, because the bottom-line issue—one of the most significant issues—is abortion rights, reproductive rights, and overturning Roe v. Wade, in addition to gay rights, and they have rationalized all of these other horrors to that end . . . they want Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court before the November 6 midterm elections, because if the Democrats achieve a majority in the Senate, then there might not be sufficient votes to confirm him after the election. That's the most immediate consideration, but they were in a hurry to get him confirmed by October 1, which was the first day of the Supreme Court's new term, and they want to help ensure the outcome of several hot-button cases that are on the Court's docket, including cases involving double jeopardy, immigration, age discrimination and the Endangered Species Act. And there is a possibility that the Court might decide to take up cases involving gerrymandering, gay and transgender rights, and the separation of church and state . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Revelation 13:10 and 17 prophesy the union of church and state.
Trillions in US Net Worth vulnerable to Recession: IMF
October 10, 2018 — Severe recession would slash US public wealth by about US$5 trillion, causing vastly more damage to Washington's finances than just an increase in debt and deficits, the IMF warned on Tuesday. Yet governments around the world, many of which face similar dangers, do not clearly publicise their overall net worths, the IMF said . . . The global crisis lender, which is staging its annual meetings with the World Bank in Indonesia this week, cut its outlook for global gross domestic product on Monday by two tenths to 3.75 through next year [pointing] to rising trade tensions as a cause for worry and also predicted slower growth in the US next year and beyond . . . Beyond tax revenues and sovereign debts, a government's balance sheet contains a range of other assets and liabilities, such as the state enterprises, land and natural resources it owns as well as the money it has to pay to fund public-sector employee pensions . . . net worth of 17 advanced economies together was now US$11 trillion lower than it had been prior to the GFC . . . a deep global recession, rising interest rates but collapsing stock and real estate prices, would see sovereign debt balloon by 9% but net worth dive by another 17%, mainly because falling real estate prices would drag down the value of publicly owned structures. Full story: straitstimes.com
Comment: Brother Branham said, "You watch for a depression, brother. You think you've seen something; you just wait after while. You haven't seen nothing" (Jezebel Religion, p. 22:100).
Beware US Military's Experiments with Climatic Warfare
October 10, 2018 — The debate on climate change does not acknowledge the role of climatic warfare, namely the deliberate manipulation of climate for military use. "HAARP is a weapon of mass destruction, capable of destabilising agricultural and ecological systems globally. Climatic warfare' potentially threatens the future of humanity, but has casually been excluded from the reports for which the IPCC received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize."
Rarely acknowledged in the debate on global climate change, the world's weather can now be modified as part of a new generation of sophisticated electromagnetic weapons. Both the US and Russia have developed capabilities to manipulate the climate for military use. Environmental modification techniques have been applied by the US military for more than half a century . . . capabilities that enable it selectively to alter weather patterns . . . the triggering of floods, hurricanes, droughts and earthquakes . . . unilaterally . . . generate precipitation, fog and storms on earth or to modify space weather . . . production of artificial weather all are a part of an integrated set of [military] technologies. Full story: globalresearch.ca
The Pentagon's Insect Army
October 9, 2018 — The Pentagon is busy pursuing all sorts of research. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is studying the possibility of using insects to infect crops, while the Office of Naval Research hopes to use other insects as sensors, capable of detecting explosives. This is not science-fiction. Swarms of insects, transporting genetically modified infectious viruses, attack the agricultural crops of a country and destroy its food production—this is not a science-fiction scenario, but a plan that is actually being prepared by DARPA, the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency . . . Full story: voltairenet.org
Comment: Is the US is a rogue state? Pentagon's plan: transformation of cereal fields into GMOs . . .
'Porcine Plague' Epidemic in Belgium: Trigger is Pentagon Experiments in Georgia
October 8, 2018 — From the 100,000 page document published by the former Georgian Minister for National Security, Igor Guiorgadze, it appears that the Gilead Sciences lab at the Richard Lugar Centre, Tbilisi (Georgia) pursued chemical and biological weapons tests for the Pentagon. These experiments, supposed to fight Hepatitis C, have cost the lives of 73 patients, of which at least 49 have been deliberately sacrificed. General Igor Kirillov is the lead for the biological, chemical and nuclear fight in the Russian Ministry of Defence. He considers that the strains found in the animals that died from the "porcine plague" epidemic in Russia in 2007-18, are identical to those of the Richard Lugar Centre known by the name Georgie-2007.
The 'porcine plague' epidemic has spread during the decade from Georgia to China on the one hand and Russia and the Baltic countries on the other. It could therefore originate, intentionally or by chance, from the experiments carried out by Gilead Sciences . . . The documents that form part of the study, could also allow a connection to be made between the Gilead Sciences trials and the mosquitoes that carry the haemorrhagic fever Crimea-Congo, which is currently spreading in Southern Russia. Among the documents that Igor Guiorgadze made public features a patent for a drone capable of disseminating infected insects; a discovery that must be linked to the DARPA research studies on how crops are infected. Russia has sought explanations from the United States and, in anticipation that these are not produced or are lacking, is getting ready to go to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OIAC) [implementing body for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)]. Full story: voltairenet.org
Comment: Is the US is a rogue state? Gilead Sciences' criminal drug testing: a cover for the Pentagon's illegal arms testing? deliberately carried on with testing Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir), its drug against Hepatitis C, in violation of international laws and without first obtaining its patients' consent. 24 patients died in December 2015, during tests conducted by the Georgian laboratory of the US firm . . .
International Relations: the Calm before the Storm?
October 9, 2018 — All international problems are currently suspended, awaiting the results of the US mid-term elections. The partisans of the old international order are gambling on a change of majority in Congress and a rapid destitution of President Trump. If . . . the White House holds fast, the protagonists of the war against Syria will have to admit defeat and move on to other battle fields . . . if Donald Trump should lose the elections, the war on Syria will immediately be revived by the United Kingdom . . . destruction of the Ilyuchin-20 on 17 September 2018 handed Russia the occasion to terminate this extended war and come to an agreement with the White House to stand against other aggressors . . . a rerun, on a smaller scale, of the Russian/US reaction to the Suez crisis of 1956.
Moscow has not only given the Syrian Arab Army anti-aircraft missiles (S-300's), but has also deployed an entire integrated surveillance system. As soon as this system is operational, and Syrian officers have been trained to use it, which will take three months at the most, it will be impossible for Western armies to over-fly the country without permission from Damascus. [Anticipating defeat, Ambassador James Jeffrey has called for US occupation forces to be withdrawn].
President Trump announced in advance that he intends to withdraw US troops from Syria. He went back on this decision under pressure from the Pentagon, then agreed with his general officers to maintain pressure on Damascus as long as the United States were excluded from the peace negotiations in Sotchi. The deployment of the Russian armies—for which the White House had probably given its agreement—provided President Trump with the occasion of forcing the Pentagon to back off. It would have to withdraw its troops, but it could maintain the presence of its mercenaries (as it happens, these would be the Kurds and Arabs from the Democratic Forces).
Syrian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Walid el-Mouallem, speaking before the General Assembly of the UNO, demanded the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of the foreign forces of occupation, US, French and Turkish. If the United States leave, then the French and Turkish troops will be unable to stay. The Israelis would no longer be able to overfly and bomb the country. The British have already left.
However, Tel-Aviv, Paris and Ankara still hope that President Trump will lose the elections of 6 November and will be fired. They are therefore awaiting the results of this fateful election before they decide. If it happens that Donald Trump should win the mid-term elections in Congress, another question will arise. If the Western powers give up on the battle in Syria, where will they go to continue their endless war? This is indeed a reality on which all experts agree—the Western ruling class has become so swamped in bad blood and hubris that it is unable to accept the idea of being geared back behind the new Asian powers. Wisdom would dictate that once the war is lost, the aggressors should withdraw. But the intellectual disposition of the West prevents them from doing so. The war here will cease only when they find a new bone to gnaw on.
Only the United Kingdom has given its response any thought . . . although London maintains its diplomatic pressure on Syria via the Small Group, its attention is already focused on the revival of the 'Grand Game' which saw the Crown [of the Jews' City of London] confront the Tsar throughout all of the 19th century. After having invented the Skripal affair, and on the model of the 'Zinoviev Letter,' London has just 'caught' the Russian Exterior Intelligence Services red-handed in their attempt to discover what is being plotted against them by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPWC).
This geopolitical doctrine is independent of the events which serve as its pretext. The 'Grand Game' was the strategy of the British Empire [of Jewry's City of London]. Its resumption by the current United Kingdom is the consequence of Brexit and the policy of 'Global Britain.' Just as in the 19th century, this anti-Russian configuration will lead in time to an exacerbated rivalry between London and Paris. On the contrary, should Theresa May fail, along with the questions concerning Brexit and the maintenance of the United Kingdom in the European Union, all these projections will be cancelled.
If France is now studying the possibility of leaving the Middle East in order to concentrate on the Sahel, the position of the United States is a lot more problematic. Since 9/11, the Pentagon has enjoyed a certain autonomy. The ten combat Commanders of the armed forces no longer receive orders from the president of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, but only from the Secretary of Defense. With time, they have become the veritable 'viceroys' of the 'American Empire'—a function which they do not wish to see reduced by President Trump. Some of them, like the Commander for South America (SouthCom), intend to continue with the Cebrowski strategy, despite the admonitions of the White House.
So there remains much uncertainty. The only positive step taken concerns Daesh—for three years, the Western powers pretended to be fighting this terrorist organisation, while at the same time supplying them with weapons. Today, Donald Trump has ordered the cessation of this experience of an explicitly terrorist state, the Caliphate, and the Syrian and Russian armies have pushed the jihadists back. The Westerners have no desire to see their friends, the 'moderate rebels,' now qualified as 'terrorists,' turn up in their countries en masse. Consequently, whether they admit it or not, they hope they will all be killed in Syria. It is the US mid-term elections which will decide whether the war continues in Syria or move on to another battle field . . . Full story: voltairenet.org
Skripal Case: Israeli Expert on Work of Special Agents
September 28, 2018 — An Israeli expert on international terrorism, writer Alexander Brass . . . draws parallels between the work of the special services of Israel and Russia—he believes that if we compare the British version with the practice of the special agents, then the absurdity becomes obvious.
There was a rough provocation by the British special services . . . "stupidity on stupidity." The story with Petrov and Boshirov does not hold up . . . If you need to eliminate someone, then this is a very serious operation . . . prepared over a long time . . . dozens of employees. On the territory of this state, an "advanced command post" is being created . . . a technical support group, a logistic group, a cover group, an external surveillance group and a group of performers . . . appear at the very last moment. They do not go anywhere, lighting up on cameras, do not use public transport, but move on rented cars . . . will not stop in hotels, but . . . in safe houses provided by the logistics group. Such groups do not come under the passport of their country, do not go to the embassy for obtaining a visa, leaving fingerprints . . . Professionals do not work that way.
. . . Here, two alleged GRU officers go to the embassy, leave their fingerprints there, get a visa, stop at the hotel, pass under all the cells. This you will not find even in ladies' detective novels . . . kitchen conversations . . .
Were there any cases when the Mossad operation ended unsuccessfully . . . Full story: news-front.info
Comment: This is a well-thought-out strategy of demonization and international isolation of Russia. In the UK, as in the rest of the Western world, everything works very simply. Most people do not read newspapers at all. And those who read, do not understand half. But everyone sees the headlines. Provocation with the Skripals is needed to exclude the Russian Federation from the Commission for Investigating the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria. This is a minimum program.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said Skripal poison may have been BZ nerve gas not Novichok; Russia's foreign minister has claimed Sergei and Yulia Skripal were not poisoned by nerve agent Novichok, but a separate chemical possessed by the UK and US. Sergei Lavrov said Moscow had received information from a laboratory in Spiez, Switzerland suggesting the Russian double agent and his daughter were exposed to a non-lethal substance known as BZ. He claimed the laboratory had passed Russia confidential information after analysing samples of the agent used in the attack on the Skripals in Salisbury last month.
At the close of the dispensation of Law Jesus exposed the apostate non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews—sworn to kill Israelites—as LIARS of Cain's race (Genesis 3:15; 27:39-41; John 8:44). Paul foretold that at the close of grace their apostate nominal Christian vassals "Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the Truth—men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith" would continue Jacob's genocide (II Timothy 3:7-8).
The Israel nation cannot be restored until Daniel's Seventieth Week (Deuteronomy 28-30; Ezekiel 35-37; Daniel 9:24; Luke 21:24 and Romans 11:25). Political Zionists are apostate non-Semitic, anti-Semitic Edomites and kin sworn to kill the descendants of Jacob (Genesis 27:39-41). According to Isaiah 14:9; 66:8; Ezekiel 39:22; Zechariah 12:1 – 14:9; Revelation 7:4; 12:16; 14:1-5; 15:4, etc. Israel will be born as a nation in "one day." Their impersonators are using the apostate nations of the "coalition of the willing" to kill the rightful heirs who live in exile in the Middle East and North Africa as their Edomite forebear, King Herod the Great, tried to assassinate his Rival and true Heir to the Throne, Jesus Christ.
US' New National Strategy for Counterterrorism (NSCT) Targets Pakistan
October 6, 2018 — US National Strategy for Counterterrorism is very problematic for Pakistan because it'll likely be wielded as a Hybrid War weapon for eventually sanctioning the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor CPEC . . . while most news reports on this policy-guiding document tend to emphasize America's claims that Iran is "the most prominent state sponsor of terrorism" . . . observers should pay attention to its relevant Pakistani component too . . . it's unlikely that Islamabad will save itself from Washington's Hybrid War wrath because the US needs to scapegoat Pakistan for its failures in Afghanistan and ensure that China isn't able to reliably use CPEC as its game-changing shortcut to the Afro-Asian Ocean. That's why the most probable scenario is that the NSCT is weaponized in order to qualitatively enhance the effectiveness of the US' ongoing fake news infowar campaign against Pakistan prior to imposing "anti-terrorist" sanctions against it that are really aimed against CPEC . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
China's Uyghur Problem: Recruitment of Uyghur Muslims to join Al Qaeda
October 6, 2018 — In August Reuters [i.e. Rothschilds] published an article under the headline, "UN says it has Credible Reports that China holds Million Uyghurs in Secret Camps." A closer look at the article reveals no official UN policy statement, but rather a quote from one American member of an independent committee that does not speak for the UN, a member with no background in China. The source of the claim it turns out is a UN independent advisory NGO called Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The sole person making the charge, American committee member Gay McDougall, stated she was "deeply concerned" about "credible reports." McDougall cited no source for the dramatic charge.
Reuters [Rothschilds] in their article boosts its claim by citing a Washington DC based NGO, the Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD). In an excellent background investigation, researchers at the Grayzone Project found that the CHRD gets hundreds of thousands of dollars from unnamed governments. The notorious US government NGO, National Endowment for Democracy, is high on the list of usual suspects. Notably, the CHRD official address is that of the Human Rights Watch which gets funds also from the [Jew and Rothschild agent] Soros' Open Society foundation.
The true state of affairs in China's Xinjiang Province regarding Uyghurs is not possible to independently verify, whether such camps exist and if so who is there and under what conditions. What is known, however, is the fact that NATO intelligence agencies, including that of Turkey and of the US, along with Saudi Arabia, have been involved in recruiting and deploying thousands of Chinese Uyghur Muslims to join Al Qaeda and other terror groups in Syria in recent years. This side of the equation warrants a closer look, the side omitted by Reuters [Rothschilds] and UN Ambassador [Israel First pro-war Indian] Haley.
According to Syrian media cited in Voltaire.net, there are presently an estimated 18,000 ethnic Uyghurs in Syria most concentrated in a village on the Turkish border to Syria. Since 2013 such Uyghur soldiers have gone from combat alongside Al Qaeda in Syria and returned to China's Xinjiang where they have carried out terrorist acts. This is the tip of a nasty NATO-linked project to plant the seeds of terror and unrest in China. Xinjiang is a lynchpin of China's Belt Road Initiative, the crossroads of strategic oil and gas pipelines from Kazakhstan, Russia and a prime target of CIA intrigue since decades.
Since at least 2011 at the start of the NATO war against Bashar al Assad's Syria, Turkey had played a key role in facilitating the flow of Chinese Uyghur people to become Jihadists in Syria. I deliberately use "had" tense to give benefit of the doubt if it still is the case today or if it has become an embarrassment for Erdogan and Turkish intelligence. In any case it seems that thousands of Uyghurs are holed up in Syria, most around Idlib, the reported last outpost of anti-regime terrorists . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Fake news and BIG LIES from the Jew-controlled US image to the beast of Revelation 13:11-18 are fulfilling the plan.
US Presidency of UN Security Council's Attempt to demonize Nicaragua
October 4, 2018 — In a historic ruling against the United States on May 10, 1984, the World Court (International Court of Justice) ordered the Reagan administration to stop mining Nicaraguan harbours and giving military aid to anti-Sandinista rebels. 'The United States of America should immediately cease and refrain from any action restricting, blocking or endangering access to or from Nicaraguan ports, and in particular, the laying of mines,' Judge President Taslim Olawale Elias of Nigeria in a ruling accepted by all the ICJ's 15 judges, May 10, 1984 . . .
September 2018 was the turn of the United States to hold the Presidency, and this was presided over by US Ambassador Nikki Haley. On September 5, Ambassador Haley called a meeting on Nicaragua, and this meeting was fiercely opposed by numerous members of the Security Council, who stated that Nicaragua is not a threat to international peace and security, which is the mandate of the Security Council . . . Seared into the historic memory of the Latin American peoples is the tragic and terrifying pattern of the United States, throughout the 1950's to the 1990's, methodically and scientifically destabilizing the economies of Guatemala, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, etc., etc., (countries who had democratically elected Presidents committed to using their countries' resources for the benefit of their own people), and ultimately fomenting military coups which installed US-backed dictatorships which institutionalized torture, terror and every conceivable form of human rights abuses . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: The United States is the image of the beast of Imperial Rome.
World Court Rules on Illegality of US Sanctions against Iran
October 4, 2018 — All unilateral sanctions by one country against others are flagrantly illegal. Under international law, Security Council members alone may impose them. The International Court of Justice (ICJ-World Court) preliminary ruling against the US is positive. It didn't go far enough because on July 16, 2018, the Islamic Republic petitioned the ICJ for sanctions relief, claiming the Trump regime violated terms of their 1955 US-Iran Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Seven Days in September
October 3, 2018 — In the first seven days of September efforts to manage and perhaps oust a constitutionally elected president [Donald Trump] were stunningly made public, raising complex questions about America's vaunted democratic system. What unfolded appears reminiscent of the novel and film Seven Days in May": the story of an attempted military coup against a US president who sought better relations with Russia. The fictional president was based on the real one, John F. Kennedy, who opened the White House in 1963 to director John Frankenheimer to film the only scenes of a Hollywood movie ever made there.
Kennedy was well aware of the Pentagon brass' political fury after his refusal to proceed with a full-scale assault against Cuba in the Bay of Pigs operation. It was compounded by his desire for detente with Moscow after the Cuban Missile Crisis, which Kennedy expressed forcefully in his seminal American University address, five months before his death . . . Full story: consortiumnews.com
Venezuela: President Nicolas Maduro risks Life with Appearance at UN General Assembly
October 4, 2018 — "The United States seems destined to plague all of the Americas with misery in the name of liberty" — Simon Bolivar, 1829
On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, the Chief of Staff of former President Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel, affirmed that: "Donald Trump's government could eventually be considering taking military action in Venezuela to avoid domestic legal and political pressures facing the mid-term elections scheduled to take place in October."
On September 3, 2018 the Permanent Representative of the USA to the OAS, Ambassador Carlos Trujillo, threatened Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Moros, and said that he was putting himself at risk if he decided to travel to New York to participate in the General Debate of the 73 Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Trujillo further stated that a conflict is being planned involving the Governments of Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Peru, to launch an attack against Venezuela. On September 21, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News that the US government is preparing a "series of actions" in coming days to increase pressure on the Venezuelan government."
The list of actions contemplated and threatened against the Venezuelan government of Nicholas Maduro Moro is very long and alarming, and follows the classic regime change blueprint of destabilization and intervention by which progressive governments have been weakened and eventually overthrown in Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The methods were partially enumerated by Venezuelan Ambassador Mr. Suarez Moreno during the September 5 meeting of the UN Security Council: . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: October 5, 2018 — Four short paragraphs dedicated . . . to Venezuela understates the US determination, the drive and the actions to delegitimize and destabilize the democratically elected and therefore legitimate Venezuelan government. It does so by using old Cold War language like "socialism," "communism," "misery" they bring," and "repressive regime." We will never know how Trump reconciles his contradiction apparent in another statement in his speech, "We believe that when nations respect the rights of their neighbours, and defend the interests of their people, they can better work together to secure the blessings of safety, prosperity, and peace" globalresearch.ca
Redemption Revealed – II
Hebrews 12:3-8, "Consider Jesus Who patiently endured such hostile contradiction of sinners against His innocent life lest you become wearied and despondent and faint in your minds. You have not yet resisted sin to the point of pouring out your own blood.
Have you forgotten the Divine exhortation and encouragement which appealed to you as sons? My son, don't think lightly or scorn to submit to the correction and discipline of God, nor be discouraged when you're reproved by Him (Proverbs 3:11): for the Lord corrects and disciplines all He loves; He chastens, even scourges, every son whom He recognizes, [adopts or places] as a son.
You must endure chastening for discipline, God is dealing with you as with sons; for what son is there whose father does not so train and correct? But if you're exempt from chastisement, and without the discipline in which all of God's children partake, then you are bastards, and cannot qualify to be born-again [or placed] as sons."
Ephesians 4:15, "Let our lives lovingly express the truth in all things. So let us grow up into Him in all things, Who is the Head of the Body, the Church, even Christ."
In this service, we'll discuss election and predestination by the foreknowledge of God in the redemption of Abraham's faith seed. As our introductory texts explain, wisdom or character aren't natural endowments but virtues we earn on earth by the exercise of our own free moral agency, basing all of our choices upon the Absolute of God's unchanging Word.
Many of God's children, and I speak from personal experience, seem to major in the mistakes they make. That's alright, our Father's a God of Grace. Our Brother Jesus has experienced greater temptation and more pitfalls than we are likely to encounter, and He made a way of escape for us. But we are expected to learn.
We've been placed on an incentive scheme. If we do well, we please our Father and receive a pat on the back. When we fail, He will chasten us with a view to our correction. He's not a jokey God of frolic. He's a sober God fulfilling a Divine purpose. That is, to raise a Family of "little gods" in His image and likeness. For us to be recognized in His Family we must be under pre-eminence to His Word, which is to have His mind in us.
God is waiting for us to grow-up into the likeness of His first born Son, the beginner of the new creation of Himself in His Family. The saints who've gone before us are waiting upon us to grow-up and mature. The whole creation is groaning in the pain of mortality as they wait for you and I to grow into the stature of mature sons able to be trusted with God's Word, and see Him do what we say.
In this service I will be reading a number of quotations from the expositions of the prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 10:7, the late William Branham. (Transcripts of his sermons are on-line at http://www.branham.org; and printed books are available in many languages from Voice of God Publications, PO Box 950, Jeffersonville, Indiana USA 47131).
"When a baby is conceived in the mother's womb, it's just flesh and blood, jumping, quivering. And although you don't see it, there's a [mortal] spirit and soul hanging near that mother to come into baby as soon as it's born. God has created a soul and a spirit to be in that baby just as soon as it comes into this world. That little baby becomes matured, and it begins to learn; then it becomes a living soul and it knows what's right and wrong. [At the age of accountability]. Then it's got, just like Adam and Eve, set before a tree of right and wrong [the Tree of Life or Christ, and the Tree of carnal knowledge or Lucifer]. It makes its choice. And then it becomes intelligent [having made the right choice]. It's growing all the time in God's great economy.
Finally it comes down to the end of the road, for this physical body. And just as this body is deteriorating and going away, there is one being prepared to receive it. Just as soon as it leaves here, this soul that's in us now and this spirit leaves this body and goes to another, a young one, a good one, a better one, one that won't get old; one that won't pass away" (The Comforter, 8:52-53).
Your mortal spirit breaks up when you die, but your soul goes on to its destination as determined by the choices it made during its journey here on earth (Ecclesiastes 12:7). Before the foundation of the world, God knew the choices it would make. And according to His foreknowledge, each one of us is predestinated to eternal Life or to damnation.
I Peter 1:2-4, says that as the elect of God we were "chosen according to His foreknowledge of our sanctification by the Spirit, to obey His Word and be sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ, signifying our sealing into His Body (Hebrews 9), with grace and increasing tranquillity under all circumstances."
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. By His boundless mercy we've been born-again to an ever-living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance beyond the reach of change and decay, undefiled and unfading, [that's a resurrection to glorified flesh] reserved in heaven for you."
It's this foreknowledge of our glorified appearance God sees. Paul spoke of this in Romans 8:28-30. Moses explained it briefly in Genesis 1:27. God doesn't see His elect defiled in sin, mired with the world, in sickness or old age. He sees us under the Blood, or in Christ. He's not in time. He sees our glorified form. In His mind, we are finished and glorified Sons and daughters now.
God's thoughts are what He is. "As a man thinks in his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7). We are what we think. His mind is Spirit; it is the attributes of Himself. So when he looks at His finished family, He sees our angels or theophany bodies, the appearance of our glorified form. They're like the negative of a film which has yet to be developed.
When a mother gives birth, that spirit which God foresaw becomes a manifested soul, coated with flesh, and immersed in the developing solution of His Word in this world, to put on His image which is a Christ-like character under all circumstances.
This demonstrates the importance of recognizing our day and its Message, because our lives are acting-out the understanding in our soul. The Lutherans are trying to live Martin Luther's Message and it won't work today. Methodists are trying to live what John Wesley taught, the Baptists are impersonating John Spurgeon, and the Pentecostals are impersonating William Branham. They are all souls imprisoned by their own mind set into a day gone by. And they'll perish in the coming tribulation because of this sin. We must walk in the Light Jesus is fulfilling NOW, not impersonate the glare of a day gone by.
Look at Judah. They were carried away captive into Babylon because they tried to impersonate the nations of the world. And the church lives just the same as the world. Dresses like the world, worships like the world, thinks and acts like it, yet claims it's called out of the world. Their life proves they are not God's Church as Judah proved it was not separated from the nations.
In our earthly walk, we're influenced either by the Force of Light or the forces of darkness. On one side God is incarnating Himself into His Church by a trinity of justification, sanctification, and the baptism with of the Holy Ghost. On the other side, Satan is incarnating himself into his church, by a trinity of the Dragon, the beast and the false prophet.
There are seven dimensions:
Just below the realm of mortal life are the souls of the unjust in Hades, (Heb.) Sheol, the place of the grave and the unjust awaiting the General Resurrection and White Throne Judgment. Under the altar of sacrifice as it were. They only know folly and what they did. The Lord Jesus preached to the souls who were imprisoned in I Peter 3:9, and we are preaching to souls that are imprisoned now. Next is Tartarus, (Heb.) Gehenna, the realm of demon power and the domain of Satan which will one day be "cast into the lake of Fire."
Going up, above kitchenware, furniture, electrical appliances and the dimensions we mortals can contact with our ten senses: light, matter and time, we have the Holy Spirit. Next are the souls of the saints under the Altar of incense. Above them is God Himself. (All this can be typed to the Holy of Holies, the Holy Place, the outer court of the Temple, and the place of removal without the city. God is of course in the Most Holy Place within the veil, which is our Lord Jesus Christ prefigured by the Ark of the Covenant. The Entombment, 65:77-86; Demonology, 71:191-198). Brother Branham said, "You can't be here a spiritual being [soul], sinner or saint, without having an influence from the underworld or from the Above world. If you're influenced from here, you're from Above. Your celestial body is waiting up here. But if you're wicked, and hypocritical, and indifferent, your celestial body is down here, regardless of how much you think it's up there; because the fruit that you bear before people proves where you're from. So you are here what you are somewhere else. Your life that you live here is just reflecting what your inheritance is when you leave here. Do you understand?" (COD, 111:37).
"Those whom He justified, He also glorified. And do you realize that our glorified, immortal body is waiting in the Presence of Jesus Christ right now, waiting for us to come?"
"As soon as that natural body is being formed in the mother, there is a spiritual body [a soul] waiting to receive it as soon as that baby's born . . . And just as sure as this spiritual body is being born [again], there is a natural body [or theophany] waiting to receive it as soon as it goes out of this world" (COD, 112:41, 43).
Your soul is the theophany of your being . . . if you're born-again (The Entombment, 65:77). A theophany is a visible manifestation of God. When Brother Branham was asked to explain about each person's angel who abides with them from birth, he said, "It isn't promised that sinners have Angels; it's only the redeemed have Angels. Did you know that? The Angels of the Lord encamp about those that fear Him (Psalm 34:7).
Now, Angels are messengers. I want you to notice It's so perfect, and it'll prove predestination to you. See?
The angel of the Lord is a messenger from the Lord, and the Lord Himself is that Person, not the [human] person of the angel, [but] the angel from the Lord. Let me show you. Earthly speaking here's an angel from the Lord [says Brother Branham, pointing to a saint in the congregation, and pointing to another]. Earthly speaking here's an angel from the Lord. Earthly speaking here's the angel from the Lord. [He points to another saint in Church]. How do we know then that they are angels from the Lord? When they bring the Word of the Lord . . .
Then there is a supernatural Angel comes down from the Lord, a Messenger like Gabriel, and Michael." (COD, 1155:51-53, 64-65).
"Just think, your glorified body's right here at the Tabernacle now, the Presence of the Holy Spirit which is your glorified condition. You're glorified in Christ right now. "Those who He justified, He glorified." And your own glorified body is standing near you right now in Christ Jesus to give to you a strength like a charge going into a battery. The Holy Spirit's in you. It's to charge your body to give you new strength, to heal you from the sickness that you've got, to make you well" (COD 102:264).
When we're born into this world, our mortal spirit, although it's from God, it is not of God. It's a spirit of nature, a spirit of the world. And the god of this world is Satan.
We're a by-product of the original creation, Adam. The first Adam was of the earth, earthy. That's why we must be reborn from Above. Our mortal life came by the sexual conception of our parents, and it can't live forever. Our soul was born asleep as if dead. It was certainly dead in sin and trespasses as we grew up, and had to be awakened or quickened to Life. So we must be born-again.
Remember the story of the ten virgins in the end-time? Matthew 25:5 says, "While the Bridegroom [Christ] tarried in mediation for the last saint predestinated to be redeemed in the Laodicean Age, those souls who would be the wise and foolish virgin in the end time slumbered and slept." In other words their souls were dead in sin and trespasses, and only the "Shout" of the prophet of Matthew 25:6, Malachi 4:5, 6b, Revelation 10:7; 18:4 and I Thessalonians 4:16 could quicken them to the Life we call new birth in this day.
The only thing that can give the new birth in any age is the Word, Message or portion of Spirit predestinated to that Age. There was a different portion of God's Word predestinated to each age. God's Word is His Spirit in a form we can receive by faith. And unless our lives are reflecting the Light He is manifesting now, we are not and cannot come under the blood, which is the new birth (I John 1:7).
When we're born-again, the nature of the world that has ruled over our soul, dies, and we become a new creation. Our desires, [that old life that began when God breathed into your nostrils at your first birth], that life of carnal nature, died. It had a beginning and it had an end. It died and the old nature was done away forever. And God came in with the new nature. Then love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, peace, patience, meekness and kindness entered, and took the place of malice, temper, hatred, emulation, and strife when you passed from death unto Life.
The Spiritual birth is like the natural birth, we're born Spirit babes in Christ and grow to maturity as we become more experienced and seasoned in the faith. Ephesians 4:11-15 says, God placed five different ministries in the Church to bring the saints to maturity for the working of the ministry—not the pulpit ministry—but for edifying the body of Christ, and to shine the Light so others may see and be born-again. We each have to grow to maturity.
Now the five-fold ministry will be in the Body until we all mature into the unity of the faith, growing into the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a finished, mature man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: that we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.
Born-again Christians grow-up into the stature of Christ as they live, developing as a baby takes form and begins to grow, from the moment our soul is quickened until it manifests the glorified form of the angel God foresaw. Day by day, year by year, as they feed their souls upon "the present Truth" and exercise themselves in the faith, they grow to the full stature of Christ. We're chastened by our heavenly Father as Jesus was trained by Joseph and Mary, and He also had to grow from a Spirit babe to maturity.
We learned from the first two chapters of Hebrews that if we are born-again, God is our Father, and Jesus is our Brother. The only difference between Jesus and any of the New Testament saints is that He is the firstborn Son in the new creation. That He was born of a virgin, lived without sin, that He was the Word before He was flesh, and in Jesus dwelt the fullness of the nature and character of God whereas we manifest but a portion.
The Logos appeared to men in the theophany of a Pillar of Fire, or Cloud. Abraham saw It as Melchisedec, paid tithes and was served communion. Other saw It as the Archangel Michael. Moses saw It in the burning bush and as the Angel of the Covenant. Finally It was manifest in the mortal flesh of Jesus to be our Kinsman Redeemer.
Jesus was the Word manifested in theophany before He was flesh. In the form of theophany He knew all things. In the form of virgin-born flesh before His resurrection, He did not know all things (Matthew 24:36). We have not yet entered into our Word-form or theophany body. We're still developing the negative of our soul into the image God sees in His mind.
Like Adam, we came from the Attribute to flesh, so that our souls could be tested by Satan and vindicated as God's Attribute. Paul explained this in our opening Scripture. But when we have overcome and been recognized as Sons, . . . "If this earthly tabernacle be dissolved, we have one already waiting." We go to our theophany or Angel body, the image of our glorified form. In that Word body we can look back and see life's journey. We don't understand it now, we haven't yet become the Word. We've just become the flesh-man.
If you follow what I'm teaching you'll see we'll never be the Word unless we were a thought at the beginning. This proves the predestination of God. You can't be the Word unless you were a thought. You had to be in His thinking first, and foreknown as an overcomer. That's how your name was written in the Lamb's Book of Life from the foundation of the World. The Book is Christ the Logos, the record of His Offspring, Abraham's promised Seed.
You bypassed your theophany and came directly from the Attribute down here in flesh to be tempted by sin. When Adam was formed from the dust of the ground, his wife and all of his posterity was in him then as we were in Christ (Psalm 139:13-16). And through God's law of reproduction we were all born in due time, after the desire of our parents, not as individual creations of God—which is our second birth, and we were placed on the same basis as Adam and Eve—free moral agency.
God foreknew who would overcome the temptations of sin. And all He foreknew He's predestinated, called, justified, and glorified. Of the overcomers Paul said, "If this tabernacle of mortal flesh be dissolved, we have one already waiting." Jesus said, "All the Father has given Me will come to Me, and I'll raise him up at the last day" in a glorified body.
But you had to be in His thinking first, foreknown as becoming the image of God's Word for your day by laying aside your free will to fulfil that Word.
When we receive the Spirit of God, the Immortal Life inside of us brings this body under subjection to the Word (Romans 8:11). "He that's born of God does not commit sin" (I John 3:9). He cannot disbelieve God's revealed Word.
Romans 8:1, "There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus; who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." Obedience to the revealed Word of God, faith, brings your body subject. You won't say, "If I could only stop drinking." Just get into Christ, and those desires will be gone. Because your body is now subject to the Spirit, it's no more subject to the things of the world. They are dead; your sins are buried in baptism. You're a new creation in Christ. And your body's becoming subject to the Spirit, to live the right kind of life.
The Spirit is nothing but His foreknowledge of you coming to pass in you. This seed Word (or thought) in His mind of your glorified form, is now being made manifest, because your soul has been made alive or quickened. And when the Bible said, "Don't do this," that body quickly obeys; there's no question. It's your earnest of the resurrection. The guarantee your body will be raised again. It's already started. It was once subject to sin, doubt and corruption. Now it has the earnest, it's turned heavenly. This is the earnest that you're in the rapture.
When you see the Word for your day coming to pass in your Life you know you're a Son of God and a part of the first resurrection. And your life's an epistle of "the present Truth," read and known by all men.
Our corruptible body is now subject to the Spirit in our soul, and our life is being brought into conformity with the image of His Word as we feed upon It by faith. For since the veil of blindness has been removed from our understanding it becomes apparent that our lives are reflecting the Life of Christ as we grow into the same image from glory to glory by the Spirit of the Lord (II Corinthians 3:18). And as our character and behaviour more closely reflect His, Who died for us, our soul is growing into that image of our glorified body in His mind.
Death in the flesh took the Church Age saints to their angel or Word form Body. But I do not believe that the saints born into the Body of Christ since the revelation of the Seven Seals can die in the flesh. The saints from Pentecost through the Seven Church Ages were born of part-Word through Christ's mediation for their errors or ignorance. They enter the Presence through a door called death or the grave. Christ's end-time Bride is born of the fullness of the Word and have no need of a Mediator. We are predestinated for the new wave offering of the Holy Spirit in the finished product of the Wheat harvest, bread baked with leaven. Paul calls this new wave offering "the manifestation of the Sons of God." The Holy Spirit is waved in the Bride after the close of the Gentile dispensation while the sleeping saints are being resurrected, or "harvested" in their glorified bodies.
Jesus is our type. His wave offering was not a public show because the dispensation of Law was over, and His ministry fulfilled with Israel's apostasy. He appeared only to those who believed in Him. Similarly our wave offering will not be a public display of the Supernatural. As the Holy Spirit was waved in Jesus after His resurrection, signifying the acceptance of the Old Testament saints, and calling their resurrection (I Corinthians 15:20), His waving in us will awaken the New Testament saints. Leviticus calls us two loaves baked with leaven because we'll still be in sin-born bodies of corruption.
When Christ's end-time Bride manifest the Sons of God it will not be a public show of the power of the Spirit as God demonstrated in the ministry of His prophet, William Branham. The Gentile days of grace will be over. Nothing would be achieved if Jesus physically returned and explained all things with signs and wonders following because by this time there will not be another Gentile redeemed. Already, redemption is over. Besides, the world will be experiencing a time of such catastrophe that the wise and foolish virgin will be a hunted and persecuted little group.
The purpose of the manifestation of the Sons of God is to build up faith in the Bride for translating grace. When we speak the Word, God will fulfil It because we will be mature and in the unity of the faith, as Jesus prayed in John 17, "At one in agreement with Himself and the Father." We'll be under pre-eminence to the Word, just like Jesus, speaking only what He has inspired to us, and doing only what is shown by vision or dream (John 5:19).
And when the day of Pentecost has fully come, we'll break into the other dimension where the resurrected saints are. Seeing them will give us that extra boost in faith to change in the atoms from this corruptible body to glorified flesh body prepared for us from the foundation of the world.
Brother Branham told this little tale to illustrate life's journey for those predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son. "Here we're formed to the Word image to be a partaker of the Word, being predestinated from the beginning. You see, that little spark of Life you had in you from the beginning when you started your journey . . . Many of you can remember it. You joined this church and joined that church, and tried this and that yet nothing satisfied. That's right! But one day you just recognized It. Right?
. . . I believe I've told the little story here about the man setting a hen and had a eagle egg under it. And when that eagle hatched out, he was the funniest looking bird that them chickens ever seen. But he walked around; he was the ugly one among them, because he just couldn't understand how that hen will cluck and scratch on that manure pile and eat, and he couldn't get the idea. She'd say, "Come on over and feast, honey." Why, he was a eagle; he just didn't eat like that. It wasn't his food.
So she'd catch grasshoppers and what more, you know, and call the little chickens. And all them little chickens would go along, cluck along, and eat. But the little eagle just couldn't do it. It didn't look right to him.
So one day his mammy came hunting him. And he'd hear that hen cluck. He'd tried his best to cluck, but he couldn't do it. He tried to cheep like a chicken, but he couldn't do it. See, he was an eagle. To start with he was an eagle. He was just hatched under a hen. That's like some church members. That's about the way it is; about one out of a setting is right.
But one day his mammy flew over and she screamed. He recognized it. "That sounded right." Why? He was an eagle to begin with. That's the way it is with the Gospel of the Word, the power of Jesus Christ; when a man has been predestinated to Eternal Life, he hears that true ring, scream of God, nothing can keep him from it. The church might say, "Days of miracles is past, cluck, cluck, cluck. Stand here and eat this, and stand here and eat that."
That barnyard stuff won't do for him anymore. He's gone. "All things are possible." He gets off the ground. That's what's the matter with so many Christians today; they can't get their feet off the ground. The old mammy said, "Son, jump; you're an eagle. Come up here where I am."
He said, "Mom, I never jumped in my life."
She said, "Well, you jump; you're eagle to begin with; you're not a chicken."
So he made his first jump and flopped his wings; didn't do too good, but he got off the ground. That's the way we do; we accept God by faith by the written Word. There's something in there (See?), that Eternal Life, you were predestinated to it.
His grandpa and grandma were eagles; he was a eagle all the way back. Eagle don't mix with other things. He's not a hybrid at all; he's a eagle.
Then after you recognize the very Word of God was Eagle Food, then you left the other thing. You've then been formed into the living image of the living God. You heard from your theophany. "If this earthly body be dissolved, we have one waiting."
You say, "Is that right, Brother Branham?" All right, let's take a couple of eagles and look at them for a few minutes.
There was a man named Moses. Everyone knows that a prophet's called the eagle in the Bible. There was a prophet named Moses. And one day God called Him and wouldn't let him go over the land and he died on a rock.
The Angels took him away and buried him. There was another man, a eagle, didn't even have to die. He just walked across Jordan, and God sent a chariot down and: "This robe of flesh he dropped and rise and caught the everlasting prize." Eight hundred years later, eight hundred years later on Mount Transfiguration here stood those two men. Moses' body had been rotten for hundreds of years, but here he was in such a form till even Peter, James, and John recognized him. Amen. "If this earthly tabernacle be dissolved..." If you're an attribute of God expressed here on earth, you've got a body waiting after you leave this world. There they was standing on Mount Transfiguration in their theophany, for they were prophets to whom the Word came to.
Also let us notice another prophet one time by the name of Samuel. He was a great man. He'd taught Israel, told them they shouldn't have a king. He said, "Have I ever said one thing to you in the Name of the Lord but what come to pass?"
They said, "No, everything you've always said in the Name of the Lord come to pass."
He was a prophet. And he died.
About three or four years later, the king got in trouble; that was before the Blood of Jesus Christ was ever shed. He was in paradise. And a witch of Endor called for somebody to come, console Saul. And when the witch saw him standing up, she said, "I see God raising up out of the earth." And after the man had been dead, buried, and rotted in the grave, here he was standing there in that cave with his prophet's robes on, and was still a prophet. Amen.
For he said, "Why did you call me out of my rest, seeing you've become a enemy to God?" Watch him prophesy. "Tomorrow night by this time you'll be with me." He was still a prophet, though he was gone from this body.
See, he had become here and was part of that Word, and he entered from the flesh life back into the body that had been prepared for him before the foundation of the world. He entered into the theophany which was the Word. You get it? That's where all believers go when we turn from here.
Then in that form the veil then is lifted. You see you are the Word also when you enter into there . . . Praise God for the opening of these Seals is my prayer, to know these things" (Who is this Melchisedec, 13:65-94).
So let us lay aside everything that might distract us from the Word and will of God, and rejoice when we are chastised, knowing it's a sign of His love. For it's later than we think.
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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.