Bible Believers' Newsletter 1059
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; it is our privilege to meet with you in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
Today we will study "The Promise of the Rapture," which is not the physical resurrection and translation but Spiritual revelation imbued after being caught up in the Spirit into the Day of the Lord with your two feet firmly planted on terra firma, like John on the Isle of Patmos in Revelation 4:1-2. Throughout the Book of Revelation John represents Christ's end-time Bride who will not see death. It is important that you read the items of current news because they report what our Adversary in doing now and highlight Scripture coming to pass in real time. "For God will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth" (Roman 9:28). Brother Branham prophesied, "God will do in ONE YEAR what all theology's failed to do in two thousand years".
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.
Black Alliance for Peace: Struggle in Haiti and Venezuela Connected
February 18, 2019 — The recent revelation that Haitian President Jovenel Moïse embezzled nearly $4 billion Venezuela had loaned the island nation a decade ago caused the popular uprising taking place in the country. And this is where we see where US interventions in Venezuela and Haiti connect.
Moïse is nothing more than a puppet controlled by the US government to disallow Haitian self-determination.
The Haitian people are no strangers to the tentacles of US interventionism, which has been in place since the 19-year occupation commenced by President Woodrow Wilson in 1915 . . . actors associated with the US stranglehold on Haiti and its right to self-determination may have changed—from Wilson, to Clinton, to Obama—but the strategy and modus operandi have remained consistent. The method involves financial manipulation, election rigging and racketeering. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: For more than a decade Venezuela has aided the governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic through a preferential system known as Petrocaribe, which provided subsidized crude oil prices . . . In spite of the backstabbing vote of the corrupt Dominican and Haitian administration's against Venezuela at the OAS, the people of Hispaniola's solidarity with Venezuela has been manifest in many ways (tonyseed.wordpress.com).
Hands off Venezuela
February 16, 2019 — As Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza read out their new statement, declaring the illegality of unilateral coercive economic sanctions, and territorial invasions, it became obvious that the power of this new solidarity, which includes China, Russia, Cuba, DPRK, Syria, Iran, Palestine, Nicaragua, Venezuela, etc. constitutes a formidable force which Western capitalism will antagonize at its own peril. This is a long overdue counterforce to Western domination of the United Nations, a domination based on money, on the large payments enabling the US and other capitalist powers to bribe, threaten and otherwise control the direction of the UN, and distort and destroy the independence, impartiality and integrity which the UN requires in order to maintain its legitimacy, and implement the sustained global peace and justice for which Franklin Delano Roosevelt created it . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Instances of US government overthrowing, or trying to overthrow, a foreign governmant since the World War II (globalresearch.ca).
Full Spectrum Dominance
February 7, 2019 — Two weeks ago, Washington crowned Juan Guaidó President of Venezuela, . . . declared President Maduro illegitimate . . . and pre-announced his deportation to Guantánamo . . . This week Washington took a step further . . . NATO expanded once again with . . . North Macedonia as its 30th member . . . Washington . . . taking—an increasingly rapid succession of acts of force by which the USA and the other Western powers will attempt to hold on to unipolar predominance in a world which is fast becoming multipolar.
This strategy—an expression not of strength but of weakness . . . tramples on the most elementary rules of international law. The emblematic case in point is the adoption of new sanctions against Venezuela, with the 'freeze' of 7 billion dollars belonging to the state oil company, with the declared purpose of preventing Venezuela, the country which has the greatest oil reserves in the world, from exporting oil . . . the US Treasury Department, together with the Ministers of Finance and the governors of the central banks of the European Union and Japan . . . sequestered 31 tonnes of gold bars belonging to the Venezuelan state . . . cold-faced theft . . . economic strangulation . . . to accelerate its collapse. . .
With the same contempt for the most elementary rules of conduct in international agreements, the United States and their allies accuse Russia of violating the INF Treaty, without presenting the slightest proof, while ignoring the satellite photos broadcast by Moscow which prove that the United States had begun to prepare the production of nuclear missiles forbidden by the Treaty, on a site belonging to Raytheon, two years before they accused Russia of violating the Treaty. Finally . . . the forthcoming expansion of NATO . . . Full story: voltairenet.org
Comment: According to Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova . . . "A provocation, involving victims, is being put together under the guise of a humanitarian convoy . . . They need it just as a pretext to use outside force, and everyone should understand that".
Zionism contradicts Judaism
February 14, 2019 — New York historian, journalist, and lecturer, Alfred M. Lilienthal, was the leading 20th century American Jewish spokesman against the Zionist project of creating a Jewish state in Palestine. His views gained a wide audience in the United States when his essay, "Israel's Flag is not My Flag," was published in the September 1949 Reader's Digest. The following is an excerpt from that article, which was written in the form of a letter to his mother:
"The plain fact is that we Jews are not a race and we should not let the Zionists persuade us that we are. Proof to the contrary lies in Palestine, plain for all to see. You had my letter, Mother, from my Army furlough there. I was second to none in my enthusiasm for what my co-religionists had done for a desert brought to bloom, for clean new cities rising out of age-old sand dunes. All of these wonders had come to pass while only a few fanatics talked of statehood. One evening I went to see a performance of an opera in Jerusalem. In that theater lobby you could distinguish almost at a glance the Yiddish-speaking Ashkenazic Jew from Poland, the Spanish-speaking Sephardic Jew from North Africa or Turkey, the German Jew, Jews from a score of countries all differing in dress, language, manners and mental attitudes. I had visual proof of the arguments of anthropologists who laugh at the notion of a distinct Jewish race . . ."
It is dangerous, indeed, because it is precisely the sort of paranoia and us-against-the-world mentality upon which the very dangerous little state of Israel is founded. Take it from Lilienthal, as bad ideas go, this Israel foolishness has to be just about the worst . . .
"This highly intelligent, well-educated man was Jewish. He was strictly against the creation of the State of Israel and said that it would spawn great problems in the Middle East. So it has. The Zionist creators of the State of Israel operated by lies, deception, trickery, subterfuge, and even harassed their own Jewish people in order to force them to immigrate to Palestine. They even had the power to manipulate the delegates of the United Nations who made recommendations for this situation at that time. Enter King David Hotel Bombing into your search engine, and you will discover Menachem Begin, former Prime Minister of Israel, was a Zionist terrorist, who masterminded this bombing, resulting in the death of a great number of people, including the British High Command whose job it was to keep law and order under the British Mandate. An excellent read for those of you who are not afraid to discover the truth. Remember, Lilienthal was Jewish".
He might also have suggested a search of "Menachem Begin Deir Yassin Massacre" to get a bit more of the flavour of the terrorist role that Begin played in the creation of the state of Israel. One of the better articles one comes up with is "Deir Yassin: The Massacre that Sparked the Nakba" by Britt Wilkins on Counterpunch. Full story: heresycentral.is
Comment: Theodore Herzl, the father of modern political Zionism, argued that a Jewish state in Palestine would "form a portion of a rampart of Europe against Asia, an outpost of civilization as opposed to barbarism."
Pope & Islam's most important Imam signed a Covenant pushing us closer to One World Religion
February 11, 2019 — Billed as "the most significant prophetic event this year! (2019)" youtu.be. A historic interfaith covenant was signed in the Middle East on Monday, and the mainstream media in the United States has been almost entirely silent about it. Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb is considered to be the most important imam in Sunni Islam, and he arrived at the signing ceremony in Abu Dhabi with Pope Francis "hand-in-hand in a symbol of interfaith brotherhood" . . . [this revelation is a step towards the establishment of a Judeo-Sunni alliance against Shiite Iran, as announced by US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. The beast and its image are in lock-step – Ed].
The pope and the grand imam of al-Azhar have signed an historic declaration of fraternity, calling for peace between nations, religions and races, in front of a global audience of religious leaders from Christianity, Islam, Judaism and other faiths.
Pope Francis, the leader of the world's Catholics, and Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the head of Sunni Islam's most prestigious seat of learning, arrived at the ceremony in Abu Dhabi hand-in-hand in a symbol of interfaith brotherhood.
In other words, there was a concerted effort to make sure that all of the religions of the world were represented at this gathering. According to the official Vatican website, a tremendous amount of preparation went in to the drafting of this document, and it encourages believers from all religions "to shake hands, embrace one another, kiss one another, and even pray" with one another . . .
The document, signed by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Ahmed el-Tayeb, was prepared "with much reflection and prayer", the Pope said. The one great danger at this moment, he continued, is "destruction, war, hatred between us." "If we believers are not able to shake hands, embrace one another, kiss one another, and even pray, our faith will be defeated," he said. The Pope explained that the document "is born of faith in God who is the Father of all and the Father of peace; it condemns all destruction, all terrorism, from the first terrorism in history, that of Cain."
There is a lot of language about peace in this document, but it goes way beyond just advocating for peace. Over and over again, the word "God" is used to simultaneously identify Allah and the God of Christianity . . . Full story: intellihub.com
Comment: Before his untimely death in 1999, Jewish Jesuit Dr. Malachi Martin, who was with Vatican intelligence assessing things in Israel and an adviser to three popes told Uri Dowbenko, "I think that from the very start John Paul II for whatever reasons has sought after one thing and one thing only. The formation of what now appears to be in his mind, a universal assemblage of Catholics at the core; grouped with them the Protestant denominations, sects and churches; grouped around them believing Jews, believing Muslims, believing Hindus, believing Buddhists. And that would be a universal religious assembly that could have a powerful dynamic kick in civilization and in solving the problems of men and women today. That is the only thing you can really say this man has sought heart and soul and body with all his travelling. . ." (Uri Dowbenko, Bushwhacked: Inside Stories of True Conspiracy, ISBN 0971004218, p. 213).
Iran is Cornered
February 7, 2019 — The United States is preparing to organise the 'Greater Middle East' without their troops . . . to create a Judeo-Sunni military alliance, dubbed the 'Arab NATO' by the Press . . . to fight the Shiites. On January 10, during a conference at the American University of Cairo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo set the aims of the Ministerial:
— to oppose the 'Iranian regime' and its 'representatives';
— to set up a strategic Judeo-Sunni Alliance against Shiite Iran.
. . . US foreign policy . . . must be connected with the return of [The Jew] Elliott Abrams to the State Department after 30 years of absence. This Trotskyite, rallied in 1980 to Republican President Reagan, is one of the founders of the neoconservative movement. He is also one of the initiators of theopolitics, the school of thought which allies Zionist Jews and Christians, according to which the Earth will know peace only when it has a world government based in Jerusalem [ruled by the Pope – Ed].
Elliott Abrams participated in the 'Iran-Contras operation', which notably consisted of selling Israeli weapons via Sheik Hassan Rohani (currently the Iranian President) to Ayatollah Hachemi Rafsandjani (who consequently became the richest man in his country) in order to resist the Iraqi attack (which was also commanded by Washington). This operation was carried out without the knowledge of Congress, then condemned, and later amnestied by President Bush Sr.
During this period, Abrams was implicated in several massacres, in Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua . . . considering that the states implicated in the war against Syria will be awarded a privileged status, Israel is claiming responsibility for a number of anti-Syrian operations which it had so far refused to mention . . . Full story: voltairenet.org
Comment: The crisis which is destabilising Venezuela, like those which are beginning in Nicaragua and Haiti, needs to be analysed in order to enable us to address it. Readers and subscribers in Africa, the Middle East, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela must read the full story (above and below).
Five heavily armed suspected US mercenaries, Burton Talon, Christopher Osman M, Daniel Dustin, Estera Michael, Kroeker Kent Leland, Danilo Bajavic, and Vlad Jankovic, were arrested in Haiti, caught in possession of automatic weapons, pistols, satellite phones, and drones according to a CNN report. All of the Americans have US military and special forces backgrounds, and appear to be career private security contractors, one is a Serbian national and another is said to be Russian. Possibly employed by US puppet, President Jovenel Moïse to put down the civil unrest. Uncle Sam has huge pools of 'well-qualified' Haitian criminal-type ex-pats to do all kinds of mischief after extensive "re-orientation." Please uphold the Haitian believers in prayer.
London is planning to open two permanent military bases. The first will probably be in Asia (Singapore or Brunei), and the second in Latin America—most likely in Guyana, in order to participate in the new stage of the Rumsfeld-Cebrowski strategy of the destruction of those regions of the world which are not connected to globalisation. After the 'African Great Lakes,' the 'Greater Middle East,' it's time for the 'Caribbean Basin.' The war will probably start with an invasion of Venezuela by Colombia (pro-US), Brazil (pro-Israeli) and Guyana (pro-British) (voltairenet.org).
OBGYN who Delivered 5,000 Babies: Abortion is 'never' necessary to Protect a Woman's Health
February 12, 2019 — Doctor and Kansas Rep. Roger W. Marshall wrote an op-ed saying there aren't any reasons why a late-term abortion is necessary to protect a woman's health. "To this day, I can't think of a single scenario where I thought a late-term abortion would help to improve a woman's mental health," Marshall wrote in a Monday op-ed published by Fox News. "Contrary to the pro-abortion movement, regardless of the mother's underlying medical health, I never saw the scenario where we had to choose between a mom's life and a baby."
Marshall is an obstetrician who has delivered more than 5,000 babies in Western Kansas over 25 years. He also served as an OB-GYN at a state mental health hospital and prison . . . "Point blank, late-term abortions are unsafe and are more dangerous than naturally occurring childbirth in almost any situation" . . . Full story: lifenews.com
Why Big Brother wants you to drive an EV
February 14, 2019 — In an attempt to boost the number of electric vehicles on our roads, Infrastructure Australia is calling for a country-wide rollout of charging sites. In its list of priority projects, the statutory authority is recommending fast charging sites be established along the national highway network to be used by trucking companies and by private drivers . . . Australians aren't buying them. EVs make up just 0.2% of Australian cars. Full story: abc.net.au
Comment: Just before the start of the 2018 season, Formula 1 chairman emeritus Bernie Ecclestone urged the sport's commercial rights holder, Liberty Media, to make a radical break with the past and embrace an electric-powered future (reuters.com i.e. Rothschild).
The most popular motivation proposed by industry and government is environmental. But the manufacture of uneconomical wind turbines, short-lived solar panels and electric vehicles all use energy sources that are highly destructive to the natural environment. So, if saving the environment isn't the real motivation for the adoption of EVs, then what is?
EVs are cheaper to manufacture and maintain with 99% less moving parts than an average ICE and dealerships have no competition with used EVs. Profit, not the environment motivates automakers to pursue EVs. The next evolution of EVs will be self-driving cars that must always be connected to a network. Big Brother will know the location of every self-driving car at all times, and could reroute it to a government location at any time.
The Promise of the Rapture
The 'rapture' is a revelation, a promise that either apprehends and avoids death, or overcomes and restores one by and to "the way, the truth and the Life" (John 14:6). Put simply, rapturing faith ensures a saint living in this sin-cursed world will be transferred into the Sixth Dimension without death, or transposed from death to eternal Life in glorified flesh. Hebrews 11:5, "By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God." Likewise Elijah was translated or transferred into the Sixth Dimension without death (II Kings 2:11). Then on the third day from His crucifixion Jesus Christ, the fullness of the Word was transposed from death to glorified flesh.
Brother Branham said, "the evidence of the Holy Spirit is righteousness"; the 'rapture' is the blessing for righteousness (Feast of Trumpets, p. 14:101-102). Moses said, "At the mouth of two or three witnesses shall one who is worthy of death be put to death" (Deuteronomy 17:6). We are speaking of death and have provided the witness of three raptures in the Old Testament, including that of Jesus Christ, the Headstone and our KINSMAN Redeemer "who is our peace, and having broken down the middle wall of partition, made both one" (Ephesians 2:14). Concerning the Old Testament saints Paul explained, "All of these, having obtained a good witness through faith, did not receive the promise, because God foresaw some better thing for us, that without us [their Queen, Christ's New Testament Wife] they should not be made perfect, consecrated and glorified" (Hebrews 11:39-40).
The Old Testament saints could not receive the promise of remission of sins and Abraham's blessing in their lifetime (Genesis 12:4). The real Pascal Lamb Jesus Messiah was yet to fulfil the part of KINSMAN Redeemer, meet sin's price, enter the heavenly sanctuary "by His own Blood," and "having obtained eternal redemption for us [New Testament saints]" cleanse the heavenly sanctuary of the accumulated sins of the Old Testament saints (Hebrews 9:12). The promised blessing of sinless "perfection" which was not available under the Law has come by grace to us New Testament saints whereby "we draw nigh unto God" who is present now (Hebrews 7:11, 19).
Enoch is our type, one man chosen from the seventh generation from the first Adam and translated without death before the destruction by water: Christ's end-time Bride is a few called and chosen from the seventh generation of the last Adam. We will be translated without death before the consummation by fire. The rapture has many Old Testament shadows and types: by revelation Abraham knew God would renew he and Sarah physically so that they could conceive their promised son in accord with His promise, and spare Isaac's life from sacrifice to safeguard the lineage for the promised Seed. The vicarious atonement of Israel's Pascal Lamb was a type fulfilled by Jesus Christ our near KINSMAN Redeemer to satisfy God's Law of redemption. Jesus Christ was both raised from the grave, and after forty days, visibly assumed into heaven.
In Luke 16:19-31 Jesus recounted the parable of the rich man and Lazarus the beggar. Both men died and went into the realms of the departed pending Calvary; Lazarus to paradise, and the rich man to torment pending judgment. Although the prisoners could see and communicate with one another they were separated by an impassable chasm. Following Calvary Jesus' body went to the tomb; His soul re-entered His theophany and descended to the place of the departed where He vindicated Adam, Enoch, Abraham and the prophets and saints; this was a condemnation of those on the other side. He next raised and glorified His Own body; Mary Magdalene chanced on Him in the garden before He ascended to cleanse the heavenly sanctuary. Thereafter He descended to the place of the departed and led the saints who had been captives of death, captive of eternal Life; they entered in with His resurrection and paradise was done away (Ephesians 4:8-10).
Like Mary, Christ's end-time Bride chanced upon Him before He has cleansed the heavenly realm for the resurrection and translation, and cast down His Adversary. On earth believers, un-believers and make-believers all worship Christ and communicate with one another, but a chasm, the breach between the Church Ages and the Revelation of the Seven Seals marked "Holy Spirit" separates the make-believer and the un-believer from Christ and the Believer. One can only cross the chasm into the Capstone by a clear revelation of the Message of the "seventh angel," the Prophet William Branham. This revelation is the 'rapture'.
There has already been one witness under the New Testament, Matthew 27:50-53, "When Jesus had cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks rent; and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, went into the holy city, and appeared to many." This was the third rapture in the Old Testament. Jesus was the Keystone that tied the Old and New Testaments together. After forty days He was assumed into heaven (Acts 1:9-11); this was the first of three raptures in the New Testament.
Revelation 1:9 mentions the Great Tribulation that came upon Christ's Church (Matthew 24:15; Revelation 7:14) it commenced in AD70 when Roman Legions were sighted upon Mount Scopus surveying the City of Jerusalem which had been controlled by Judean rebel factions since AD66.
Revelation 1:10-14 describes John who was in the Spirit in the Lord's Day after the Seventh Trumpet. He turns to look back into the past where the Seventh Trumpet sounded the end of the Christian dispensation. The Church Ages were all fulfilled, Christ was no longer in the office Son of God and mediator but Son of Man and Judge. He sees the saints drawn out of the lamp stands at one with the Word and dressed as judges "like unto the Son of man." He is about to reveal the Revelation of Jesus Christ—how He redeemed the saints in each Church Age, and who they were (Why Are We not a Denomination, p. 36:180, 182).
Revelation 1:15-18, His Voice was the testimony of His many-membered Bride of all Ages rising up in judgment against the sinner who would not take warning. The wise and foolish both heard and answered the "Shout," but only the wise with oil in their lamps heard the "Voice of the Archangel," Christ, whispering His secrets to the hearts of His elect. Jesus is here portrayed as Peter, James and John saw Him transfigured into His second or 'parousia' Coming, introduced first to his end-time Bride by the Elijah of Malachi 4:6b and Matthew 17:11, then to Israel by the Moses and Elijah of Zechariah 4:12, Matthew 24:31 and Revelation 11:3-12. Jesus had "the keys of hell [the grave] and death"
Revelation 1:11, 19, "WRITE the things which you have see" in the visions of Revelation 1:11-18 which was a prophetic overview of the Book; "and the things which are"—the Seven Church Ages of Revelation 1-3; "and the things that will be hereafter [the Church Ages]" described in Revelation 4 – 22—the rapture revelation, the modern Israel state, the first resurrection and translation, the 144,000, consummation, millennium, general resurrection, White Throne Judgment, and the renewed heavens and earth.
Revelation 4:1, "After these things"—the close of the Church Ages when the Blood has left the Mercy Seat, Christ's Mediation is fulfilled, Redemption is over, and Christ's PART-Word Church Age Bride enters the Presence via the grave. She is not seen again until she returns in Christ's (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming to Israel just before Armageddon when she will be seen universally by "every eye" (Daniel 7:13; Zechariah 12:9-14; Matthew 16:27 – 17:9; 24:30; John 19:37; Acts 1:9-11; 3:21; Revelation 1:7; 19:11-21).
The Laodicean Church Age ended in Revelation 3:22, the Mercy Seat became a Judgment Seat, and when Christ claimed the Book of Redemption and opened the Seals He was no longer Son of God and Mediator, but Son of man and Judge (John 5:27). Earth is Christ's domain and the place of His Judgment. However God's wrath is restrained and tribulation will be withheld until the Holy Spirit departs earth in the resurrection of the Church Age saints and the translation of Christ's end-time Bride (I Thessalonians 2:6). Our presence stays God's wrath and grace continues until the last member of Christ's end-time Bride recognizes her position in the Word and enters her place in the Body (Revelation 3:8a; 4:1a). So the earth is a Mercy Seat until we go Home because we are the Blood of Christ by the baptism with the Holy Ghost as the Life is in the Blood.
Like Jesus Christ and the Old Testament saints, the New Testament saints will rise Church Age by Church Age commencing on the first Day of Pentecost, three days after the Seventh Trump sounds and the earthquake sinks Los Angeles, typed by Leviticus 23:4-21 and Matthew 27:45-53. Los Angeles will sink on Nisan 14, or Good Friday, between 6.00 a.m. and 7.00 a.m., (after the Third Watch and about an hour into the Third Hour of the day), the time of the Morning Sacrifice. When the Sixth Seal manifests "there will be a great earthquake; and the sun will become black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon will become as blood" (Revelation 6:12; The Rapture, p. 26:127; The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 434:4 – 435:7; 445:6-7).
The earthquake will mark the climax of the threefold PROCESS of the 'rapture' Paul expounded in I Corinthians 15:35-58. As I speak the rapture has been in process for fifty-six years. The "shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16 was the Message of William Branham, the Prophet of Malachi 4:5, 6b and Matthew 17:11, "the Voice of the seventh angel" (Revelation 10:7) which was the "midnight cry" of Matthew 25:6 awakening the sleeping virgins and calling them OUT from Rome and her apostate (once) Protestant harlot daughter Churches to maturity in "the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation" (Ephesians 4:13; Romans 8:9). His Message was confirmed by the heavenly voice of Revelation 18:4; it introduced the second Coming of Christ our Bridegroom in the prophetic office Son of man. The revelation of the Seven Seals in 1963 brought Christ back to earth in W_O_R_D form.
"The Voice of the Archangel" is Christ whispering His secrets in the heart of His Bride, placing the Message from Genesis to Revelation. The "Trump" which we have been discussing will be Israel's Seventh Trump, calling 144,000 elect Israelites, not one of whom will be a so-called Jew, to the Land of their Covenant to receive the Message of the two Hebrew Prophets of Zechariah 4:12, Matthew 24:31, and Revelation 11:3-6.
In one day this unprecedented natural cataclysm will wreak universal death and destruction infinitely greater than World Wars I and II. With fear of nuclear warfare, collapse of the US dollar, national currencies and the global economy, the only agencies organized and prepared for such disaster will be the churches. And the saints recognizing the Christian dispensation has ended, will caution family and loved ones, neighbours and anyone prepared to lend an ear, that they must face inevitable martyrdom but upon no circumstances should they continue to cling to the dogma of the trinity or even serve Rome, for that is the mark of the beast. Imagine our reproach when we thus slander the goodness and genuine self-sacrifice of millions risking life and limb to bring relief, provide food, clothing, rescue the perishing and care for the dying?
Christ's end-time Bride will eventually become a hunted and persecuted little group: bereft we will exercise the 'third pull' for our necessities, and what we speak God will do during "the manifestation of the Sons of God" for we will be simply expressing His will "with the mind of Christ in us" (Romans 8:19; I Corinthians 2:16). His purpose in this experience will be to elevate faith in us for translation grace for His glory "according to the working of His mighty power which He wrought in Christ when He [changed Him in the atoms], and raised Him from the dead" (Ephesians 1:19-20).
The earthquake that marks the close of the Christian dispensation will sink a 1,500 x 300-400 mile segment of earth's crust beneath the Pacific Ocean. This is equivalent to the land area of the Australian State of Queensland (1.853 million km² or 715,300 mi²). If you live in western Europe you will appreciate that this could encompass the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Holland and Germany all disappearing from the face of the earth in one day. If you live in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka or Burma it is equivalent to 60% of the sub-continent sinking. If you reside in eastern Europe it would represent 40% of Russia becoming an ocean. If you reside in West Africa, it would approximate the whole of Nigeria, Congo, Cameroon, Benin, Togo and Equatorial Guinea; or if you live in South Africa, it would encompass that nation, Zimbabwe, and more.
Regarding the USA, although Brother Branham said that San Francisco will not be destroyed by the earthquake, He explained "there is a two-or three-inch crack that come in the earth, starting in Alaska, goes around through the Aleutian Islands, comes out about a hundred and fifty or two hundred miles in the sea, comes back up at San Diego; takes in California, or Los Angeles, and comes out again just below the northern part of California there, a little place called San Jose, just below there . . . This was a sermon that I preached on . . . here in the church . . . it said, "The time will come . . ." that . . . the ocean shall weep its way into the desert." That was thirty years ago. And, of course, the Salton Sea is about two hundred feet below sea level, and if that big churning, that earth swallowing in like that, with hundreds of square miles, hundreds and hundreds of square miles sinking into the earth, that will throw a tidal wave plumb to Arizona. Sure, it would" (Ashamed, p. 9:52-53, 60-61).
The Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys south from Sacramento and east from San Francisco will be drowned to Bakersfield in the South; Los Angeles will sink beneath the Pacific and the Salton Sea, Imperial Valley and the Gulf of California, located directly on the San Andreas Fault, are almost entirely 235ft (72m) below sea level. When the Hoover Dam below Las Vegas bursts, the Colorado River will baptise Mexicali and Baja, and the Pacific Ocean will lap Arizona, as is obvious from the topographical map.
Brother Branham prophesied, "Thou city, who claims to be the city of the Angels, who has exalted yourself into heaven, and sent all the dirty, filthy things of fashions and things, till even the foreign countries come here to pick up our filth and send it away, to your fine churches and steeples, and so forth, the way you do. Remember, one day you'll be laying in the bottom of the sea, your great honeycomb under you right now. The wrath of God is belching right beneath you. How much longer He will hold this sandbar hanging out over that? When that ocean out yonder, a mile deep, will slide in there, plumb back to the Salton Sea. It'll be worse than the last day of Pompeii. Repent, Los Angeles. Repent, the rest of you, and turn to God. The hour of His wrath is upon the earth. Flee while there's time to flee, and come into Christ. Let us pray" (The Choosing of a Bride, p. 35:229-232).
"A prophecy that I made, about 1935 or something like that, and said, "The time would come," it's written in a book somewhere, "that the sea would weep its way into the desert . . . If that thousands of square miles falls down into the lava of the earth, and slides in, there will be millions die at one time. And that'll cause such a tidal wave! Remember, plumb up into the Salton Sea, is a hundred or two hundred feet lower than the sea level. That water will probably come almost to Tucson, with that tidal wave coming across there. "And the sea shall weep its way into the desert" (Trying to do God a Service without being the Will of God, p. 6:25).
In 1986 when I was ministering in Holland, pastor Harry Van der Stel informed me he had seen a Russian submarine commander interviewed on television; he told the presenter he navigated his craft beneath Los Angeles and miles inland through cavernous tunnels hollowed out by the sea.
Brother Branham said, "As the scientists said the other day, on the television, speaking of the great thousands-of-miles break in the earth that's going to sink. He was asked the question, "It could sink there?" That's Los Angeles, the West Coast. And many of you seen how they followed it with radar, and went up through . . . broke in below San Jose, went across over into Alaska, out through the Aleutian Islands, about two hundred miles out into the sea, and come back down into San Diego, went around in behind Los Angeles, and come up there, a great pocket" (Anointed Ones at the End Time, p. 4:18).
"Now, the last few days . . . here come out a paper of science, said, "It's all honeycombed, it's got to go under." They just know it. And you watch, the water will come plumb back into the Salton Sea. Los Angeles is doomed for judgment. I tell you before it happens, that you might know when it does happen. I never spoke that by myself. And I've never had Him to tell me one thing but what happened. And you can bear record of that. That's right. When? I don't know" (Works is Faith Expressed, p. 8:62-64).
Now not only did Brother Branham prophesy the sinking of much of California, he made a similar prophecy concerning Florida, much of which will sink beneath the Atlantic. The Florida peninsula is a porous plateau of karst limestone sitting atop bedrock known as the Florida Platform . . . Extended systems of underwater caves, sinkholes and springs are found throughout the state and supply most of the water used by residents, the limestone is topped with sandy soils.
In 1953 the Prophet said, "one of these days there isn't going to be any Florida. She's going to be sunk, and the things that you so worship now will perish" (#53-1129A, The Faith that was Once Delivered to the Saints).
"Nations are breaking. The world is falling apart. Fifteen-hundred-mile chunk of it, three- or four-hundred-miles wide, will sink, hundred . . . or maybe forty miles down into that great fault out yonder, one of these days, and waves will shoot plumb out to the state of Kentucky. And when it does, it'll shake the world so hard that everything on top of it will shake down" (A Thinking Man's Filter, p. 4:144).
The New Madrid Fault extends from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes. In the Mississippi Valley it has repeatedly produced sequences of major earthquakes, including several of magnitude 7 to 8, and as recently as 1811-1812 the river flowed backwards. New Orleans independent geologist Jack M. Reed believes the origin of earthquakes along the New Madrid seismic zone lie beneath the Gulf of Mexico. According to him, the Gulf was and is tectonically active—and is the likely origin for not only the New Madrid seismic activity, there is an apparent connection of the New Madrid seismic zone with the Gulf rift features to the south. This northeast trending earthquake zone appears to connect with the northeast trending Monroe Uplift, the La Salle Arch and, possibly, to an active seismic zone located in and around Sabine Lake on the Texas-Louisiana border. If the New Madrid seismic zone is indeed part of a triple juncture, there should be an expression of this limb trending along a line in a northeast direction. . ."
Concerning the manifestation of the Sixth Seal we read "the earth is moved" (Isaiah 13:6-16; 24:1-23; 34:1-8; 61:2c; Jeremiah 49:21; Joel 2:10, 31; 3:15; Matthew 24:29-30; Hebrews 12:25-29; Revelation 6:12-17; 16:18-19, 18:21-23).
Revelation 16:17-21 and Zechariah 14:1-8 call for earthquakes to occur in the western and in the eastern hemispheres: "And the seventh angel [William Branham] poured out his Vial into the air" [at the second crucifixion of the Word by the church]. There will be a fresh cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary for our meeting with the Lord and the marriage supper of the Lamb; and once the Church is translated, Satan and his host will be cast down to earth.
The second 'rapture' under the New Testament will be the resurrection and glorification of the Church Age saints who have "fallen asleep" over the past two thousand years, then "we who are alive and remain" will recognize one of the resurrected, glorified saints. That experience will supercharge faith and with a short, quick pain we will be rid of our mortal spirit, and corruptible flesh will put on the incorruption of a glorified body."
In Matthew 16:24 – 17:1-13, "Jesus told His disciples, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it: and whoever loses his life for My sake shall find it. For what will a man be profited, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his soul? or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and will then recompense every man according to his works. Truly I say to you, there are some standing here, who shall not taste death until they see the Son of man coming in His kingdom." This came to pass after six days (typing Man's day," When Jesus took Peter, James and John apart, and brought them to the top of Mount Transfiguration where He was transfigured before them, and Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. Three is a witness, and the three disciples represented the 144,000 elect Israelites who will witness Christ's second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming to Israel in Daniel's Seventieth Week. Those two Hebrew prophets of Matthew 17:1-3 are the two "angels" of Matthew 24:31 endued with the Spirit and power that rested upon Moses and Elijah. They will reveal the Seven Trumpet mysteries that call and rejuvenate the Israel nation, all 144,000 (Zechariah 4:12-14; Revelation 11:3-12). They also represent the sleeping Church Age saints who will resurrect, and "we who are alive and will remain" for the body change and translation.
This is taking place because sin has reached its climax "as it was in the days of Noah"; once again the besetting sin is miscegenation in the spirit and in the flesh (Genesis 6:1-4; Matthew 24:37), so when we testify we are confronted by "scoffers, walking after their own lusts. And saying, Where is the promise of His (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming? for since the fathers fell asleep all things continue as they were" (II Peter 2:10; 3:3-4). And "as it was in the days of Lot" when the besetting sin was homosexuality in spite of the ministry of three witnesses, one of whom was God veiled behind the flesh of a created Man "discerning the thought and intents of the heart" (Genesis 18; Luke 17:28-30; Hebrews 4:12). These scriptures have been and are being fulfilled in our day, and the eyes of the world are shut, but as it was in the days of Lot God will gather the foolish virgin out of the Great Whore and her harlot daughter churches before the nuclear fire falls.
The third 'rapture' under the New Testament will be two Hebrew witnesses who will prophesy to the Israelites. Revelation 11:7-12, "When they have finished their testimony the [Judaeo-Roman] beast that ascends from the bottomless pit (Revelation 13:1-12) will make war against them, and overcome and kill them. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city [Jerusalem (Revelation 16:19)], which spiritually is called Sodom [as it is the homosexual capital of the Middle East (Isaiah 1:9-10; Ezekiel 16:46, 49:3:9)]; and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. And those of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not permit their dead bodies to be lain in a tomb. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth."
"And after three and a half days the Spirit of Life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them who saw them. And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them".
Brother Branham explained, "The veil is the flesh . . . what keeps us from seeing God, face to face, in this church. The veil is what keeps us from seeing the angels at their positions this morning, standing by the seats. The veil is what keeps us from seeing Him. We are hid behind the veil, and that veil is the flesh. We are sons and daughters of God, we're in the Presence of God, "The angels of God [our theophanies] are encamped about those who fear Him." We're in the Presence of God, all the time. "I'll never leave thee, neither will I ever forsake thee. I'll be with thee always, even unto the end." But the veil is the flesh, that's what keeps us out of His Presence. But through the soul, the Spirit, by our faith we know that He's watching us. He is standing by us. He's here now" (Hebrews 263, 590).
The resurrected Old Testament saints "went into Old Jerusalem, and appeared to many." Luke 24:12-44 (John 20:1-9) cites three examples. When Peter entered the sepulchre he observed the linen clothes by themselves where He had laid, "and the napkin, that was about His head, wrapped together in a place by itself." Brother Branham explained, "Matter is spirit slowed down," and God's Presence is in a dimension faster than cosmic light, matter and time! So is matter light 'solidified'? When a high-powered bullet strikes the target you can see the damage but the bullet has returned to the dust or gasses from which it was formed; over millennia its constituents would return to copper or other elemental form. From the sixth dimension Jesus passed through the linen without disturbing it. Later that day He fellowshipped unbeknownst with Cleopas and an unnamed disciple on the road to Emmaus; when their eyes were opened at table "they knew Him, and He vanished out of their sight." Speed! They returned to Jerusalem that night and found the eleven with their companions. Travelling like a thought, Jesus materialised through a wall and ate broiled fish and honeycomb.
The resurrected New Testament saints will appear to citizens of New Jerusalem "who are alive and remain" (Matthew 27:53); this is how we will know the time is at hand. The surge of faith on recognizing a Brother or Sister will change us in the twinkling of an eye, the speed of thought. After death the body returns to the ashes and dust whence it came, and may be transformed into other forms such as energy or light or fruit cake, and in the microcosm particles of matter are transformed into radiation, but matter is indestructible and cannot be 'uncreated.' In the resurrection the sleeping saints will return in their theophany which will put on those elements as glorified flesh, and the mortal spirit of Christ's end-time Bride will be dropped and our theophany will transform and glorify the elements of our flesh after its likeness as man or woman in the prime of life.
Brother Branham said, "Based on these seven visions, along with the rapid changes which have swept the world in the last fifty years, I PREDICT (I do not prophesy) that these visions will have all come to pass by 1977. And though many may feel that this is an irresponsible statement in view of the fact that Jesus said that 'no man knoweth the day nor the hour.' I still maintain this prediction after thirty years because, Jesus did NOT say no man could know the year, month or week in which His coming was to be completed. So I repeat, I sincerely believe and maintain as a private student of the Word, along with Divine inspiration that 1977 ought to terminate the world systems and usher in the millennium" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 322:3).
He also said, "Don't miss this. From the time God made the promise to Abraham, Genesis 12:3, to the time of Christ being rejected in AD33 by the Jews; according to Galatians 3:6 and 17, and according to Ussher's Chronology of the Hebrews; the power of God was with the Jews exactly nineteen hundred and fifty-four years. [1921BC + 33AD = 1954] . . . "Now, counting the time, we find that we have exactly (Listen.) seventeen years left, and we will have the same span of time given to us as God dealing with us in the power of the Holy Spirit since AD33 until 1977, the same span of time of 1954 years. God deals with us the same as He did with the Jews. See? How about that? Brother Branham was speaking in 1960. 1960 + 17 = 1977, Israel's seventieth jubilee; 1977 + 49 = 2026 + 1 = 2027, Israel's seventy-first jubilee (Daniel, p. 115:195-201).
Ours is a Pentecostal jubilee seven years before Israel's Atonement Day jubilee. 2019 + 1 = 2020. (See Newsletter 1053). Thus "Oh, brother, give me a church full of the Holy Ghost. God will do in ONE YEAR what all theology's failed to do in two thousand years. You wait till the anointing of the church really strikes home to that faithful the little remnant. After the doors of the Gentiles is closed, oh, God will anoint a Church then. "He who's filthy, let him be filthy still. He who's righteous let him be righteous still, and he who's holy let him be holy still." And God will anoint the Church with the power of God, and things will be taken place. Not only that then, but He's doing it now" (COD, p. 145:203).
Now, mark down in your book a little Scripture here I want to give you. Leviticus 25, begin with the 8th verse. God calls a jubilee every forty-ninth year; the fiftieth year was the jubilee. We know that. We understand that. From the first jubilee of Leviticus 25:8, in 1977 will be the seventieth jubilee, making exactly 3,430 years (i.e. Matthew 18:21 = Revelation 4:1-2). Jubilee means the going up, the release.
And for a third witness, "Now, then after that, I turned and looked, and I saw this United States burning like a smoulder; rocks had been blowed up. And it was burning like a heap of fire in logs or something that just set it afire; and looked as far as I could see and she'd been blown up. And then the vision left me. Five out of . . . of the seven, rather, has happened".
"And here comes around and shows, and then I predicted . . . I never said the Lord told me that, but standing that morning in the church, I said, "The way progress . . ." I got back to one end of the wall and run to the other end of the wall, and I said, "The way progress is going on, I'll predict that the time (I don't know why I'm saying it.)—but I predict that that'll all happen between right now, 1933, and 1977. And not knowing it, God knows my heart, I never knowed it until yesterday, that 1977 is the jubilee, and exactly the same amount of time run out that He give with Israel and everything at the end. So we're at . . . And here we are at the end of the age, at the coming in of the seventieth week. We don't know what time that the church will be gone. Oh, my. What can we do, friends? Where are we at?" (The Seventieth Week of Daniel, p. 115:196-197, 212-213).
II Thessalonians 2:1-13, "Now we beg of you, brethren, by the second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our assembling to meet Him, not to be troubled beyond a reasonable, sober, and considerate state of mind, either by spirit, or by word, or by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ has already come. Let no one deceive you in any way: for the apostasy must come first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself over every so-called God or object of worship, so that he as God takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. Don't you remember that when I was still with you I told you this? So you know now what impedes his being revealed at this time. For the mystery of iniquity is already at work; only the Holy Spirit who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way in the translation of His end-time Bride. Then that Wicked One will be revealed, whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth, and destroy Him by the (Gk.) 'epiphaneia of His parousia' or visible manner of His Coming ["in Clouds of glory as He was seen on Mount Transfiguration, His garments shining as the power of God enfolds Him. And EVERY eye shall see Him, and also those who pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him" which will be the regeneration of 144,000 elect Israelites in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week (Zechariah 12:8 – 13:9; Matthew 16:27-28; Revelation 1:7; 19:11-21; An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 36:2-5)].
"The (Gk.) 'parousia' coming of the [incarnate son of perdition] will be with great power and signs and miracles, all of them false. And with limitless deceit of wickedness for those who, being ordained to condemnation, received not the love of the Truth whereby they might retain their name in the Book of Life and be saved. For this reason God visits them with a strong delusion, that they might believe the lie Satan caused Eve to believe. That God loves them so dearly—Baptists, Buddhists, Catholics, Muslims and Jews—that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness".
"But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because from the beginning God chose you for salvation by the Spirit's sanctifying work and by faith in the Truth". nl1059
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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.