Bible Believers' Newsletter 1060
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are happy to see you once again for fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
Today we have prepared a Bible study on Revelation chapters 21 and 22 concerning our a one-way flight to "The Future Home of the Heavenly Bridegroom and the Earthly Bride." Please linger over this lesson lest you inadvertently miss some deeper revelations. I believe you be impressed by the prophecy of II Timothy 4:2-4, being aware that "the time came (in 1963 when Christ opened and revealed the Seven Seals Revelation 4 – 6:1 and 10:1-7) that those in the world church system would not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, heap to themselves teachers according to their own lusts; and turn away their ears from the truth, and be turned aside to fables." As some of you cannot access current news it is important that you acquaint yourselves with international events we mention in order that you may recognize Bible prophecies taking place in real time. The hour is so late we must redeem the time; not "play church" but apprise ourselves of what Peter called "the present Truth" and see that part of God's Word living through us.
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.
First Six OneWeb Satellites launched from French Guiana
February 27, 2019 — Six satellites lifted off Wednesday aboard a Soyuz rocket from the edge of the Amazon jungle in South America to kick off a series of at least 21 planned launches to deploy OneWeb's global Internet network . . . to a polar orbit roughly 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) above Earth, tilted 87.77 degrees to the equator . . . Full story: spaceflightnow.com
Comment: The satellites will beam 3G, 4G, 5G and Wi-Fi worldwide . . . a health and environmental disaster. Microwave radiation impacts biological organisms including bees, birds, trees, and humans. It damages DNA, breaches the blood-brain barrier, impacts the heart and the blood, disrupts the immune, neurological, hormone, and reproductive systems, and may damage chitin [the major constituent in the exoskeleton of arthropods and the cell walls of fungi]. The US National Toxicology Program and Ramazzini Institute results last year confirm this radiation is a carcinogen . . . Elon Musk's SpaceX plans to send 1000s of satellites into orbit, beginning in June. These companies intend to cover the entire Earth. There will be no place to escape . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
5G & GMO: Electromagnetic Waves & Genetic Engineering: Profit Driven Destruction
February 25, 2019 — Genetic engineering of the plant and animal kingdom alters their DNA, and does the same to those who regularly ingest GM foods. People, animals, fish, insects and plants that absorb or are cross contaminated by other genetically modified species, are the victims of the recombinant DNA laboratory techniques used in genetic engineering . . . Electro Magnetic Frequencies (EMF). This synthetic form of pulsed electricity started its life as a military/secret service weapon, using microwave frequencies to penetrate buildings and spy on human activities.
. . . GMO and EMF . . . both . . . used as 'intentional' weapons of biological destabilization. There is no chance that (EMF) technologies capable of such drastic alteration to the genome responsible for the propagation of life on Earth, were commercialized simply to provide people with convenient pocket-sized wireless communication tools and Flavour Saver tomatoes . . . GMO and 5G share the same basic goal: to alter living matter in such a way as to exert 100% control over it . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Italian Court orders public safety campaign on the health risks of mobile phones. Aldous Huxley: "people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies [smart phone, ipad, microchipping, bluewave, robots, 'social credit,' AI, chemtrails, narcotics, compulsory inoculation of diseases, GM food, Hollywood programming of the subconscious . . . television has no place in a Christian home; constant electrical digital stimulus will] undo their capacities to think . . . What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance (youtube.com, watch this first, and then sample this concerning control by the 'usual suspect').
US Army transported [stole?] 50 Tons of Gold from Syria
February 26, 2019 — US forces transferred about 50 tons of gold from areas seized from Daesh terrorists in eastern Syria's Deir el-Zour region and gave a portion of the remaining gold to the PKK's Syrian offshoot People's Protection Units (YPG) . . . 40 tons of gold bullion stolen by Daesh terrorists from Iraq's Mosul province was also taken by the US forces. Full story: dailysabah.com
Comment: Add to this 143 tons of Gold the US stole from Libya, 116 tons stolen from the Ukraine, plus 3,450 tons (and doubtless many times this figure) stolen from the Philippines. Prior to the introduction of fiat money backed only by bluff since Bretton Woods in 1971, the US had the largest trade surplus. Trade imbalances were reconciled by shifting gold from a deficit country to a surplus country, effectually reducing the money supply, forcing up interest rates, and reducing spending on imports. The Jewish bankster-controlled Fed is responsible for US$250 trillion debt worldwide, making the rich richer and impoverishing the average man.
Bull Market & Today's Financial Crisis. 'Great Crash of 1929.' Will History Repeat Itself?
February 25, 2019 — A simple chart . . . covers the value of the Dow Jones for over one hundred years. It has a wee bump at 1929 when the market boomed and then crashed. The chart has an easy to see trend line that is pretty flat for about 100 years up until the mid-eighties. Then it soars! Why?? While the Dow Jones is at 25,000 as I write this, a simple straight line projection from the pre eighties suggests it should be at about 2,000 today. Since it's not, we need to understand why . . . We are left with the problem of when will it collapse and how far down will it go. Below is a chart that covers 91 years ending in 2018. It begins with the wee bump in 1929 and has the long trend line from the twenties to the nineties. If you look at that, how low do you think it should be until the next crash comes? Something to think about. Full story: globalresearch.ca
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).
This pattern is, in my view, not about the Fed "bumbling in the dark." In fact, I see most Fed activities as quite deliberate, including the creation and deflation of large credit and equities bubbles. Sometimes these crashing bubbles are used as an excuse by the Fed to launch an even more invasive program of stimulus, and sometimes the bubbles are allowed to collapse, allowing international banks to vacuum up hard assets for pennies on the dollar. During the most widespread collapse events, the banking elites use the chaos and distraction to not only centralize assets, but shift entire geopolitical and fiscal dynamics in order to centralize power . . . The central bank is deliberately creating economic crisis conditions. When chaos strikes, the Fed will attempt to obscure their dominant role in economic decline. It is our job to grab hold of their neck like pit bulls and never let them free.
Mobilise for Peace. US no longer 'Top Dog': Threat of World War Grows as US Power Declines
February 24, 2019 — The US-NATO war alliance and its allies litter the road with threatening alarms, proclamations, and edicts, disguising their plans with lies, frightening everyone as they drive the world on to total destruction. All the while the peoples targeted by their aggression call for dialogue and the peaceful resolution of issues, whether real or feigned. They call for an end to war, to never-ending conflict, and ask simply to be treated with the mutual respect due to each nation from each.
Russia has called for dialogue and peace, China, Iran, Syria, Iraq, and Venezuela; there is a never-ending outpouring of pleas for peace from them. But the gangster nation that wants to run the world like a mafia don, the United States of America, rejects them all . . . President Trump has de facto pulled the USA and its war allies out of the obligations imposed upon them by the United Nations Charter to keep the peace.
The United Nations suited American purposes while they were top-dog in the world, but now that their post World War II dominance is weakening the UN is used simply as a vehicle for their propaganda and otherwise ignored while the powers of capital in the USA rely solely on their military machine and their military alliances to achieve their supreme objective; dictatorship of the world . . . And so in the campaign by American capital for world domination that began after World War II the general population, fed and fattened on propaganda about "spreading freedom" and "democracy," not seeing that what is meant by the first is the freedom of capital to exploit them, and, by the second, the crushing of any democracy that fulfils the needs of the people, make themselves parties to crimes they have no comprehension of. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Why is Japan so Bitter about the Unstoppable Rise of China?
January 13, 2019 — Japan is in decay . . . deterioration is now just too visible . . . not as drastic as one can observe in some parts of France, the United States, or the UK. But decay it is. The optimistic, heady days of nation-building are over . . . The mass media has been, since the end of the war to now, controlled and censored by the regime in Tokyo. Major Japanese newspapers, as well as the Japanese national broadcaster NHK, would never dare to broadcast or publish any important international news, unless at least one major US or British mainstream media outlet had set the tone and example of how the story should be covered by the mass media in the 'client' states. In this respect, the Japanese media is not different from its counterparts in countries such as Indonesia or Kenya . . . meantime, China . . . is leading in scientific research, in urban planning, and in social policies. With 'Ecological Civilization' now part of its Constitution, it is way ahead of Japan in developing alternative sources of energy, public transportation, as well as organic food production. By 2020, there will be no more pockets of extreme poverty on the entire huge territory of China.
. . . while Japanese corporations are plundering entire countries, and corrupting governments, China is helping to put entire continents back on their feet, using good old Communist internationalist ideals. The West does its best to smear China and its great efforts, and Japan is doing the same, even inventing new insults, but the truth is more and more difficult to hide. One speaks to Africans, and he or she finds out quickly what goes on. One travels to China, and everything becomes even clearer. Unless one is paid very well not to see . . .
Now, the cultural life of Beijing and Shanghai is incomparably richer than that of Tokyo or Osaka. Modern architecture in China is much more impressive, and there are innovations in both the urban and rural life of China, that are still far from being implemented in Japan . . . I work with China, because I love where it is going . . . China is building, inventing, struggling and marching forward, confidently, surrounded by friends, but independently. Japan is tied up and restrained. It cannot move. It doesn't even know how to move, how to resist, anymore. And that is why Japan hates China!
Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: City of Xi'an and why the new Chinese Silk Road terrifies the West?
Israel Pharmaceutical Firms test Medicines on Palestinian Prisoners
February 20, 2019 — Israeli Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian revealed yesterday that the Israeli occupation authorities issue permits to large pharmaceutical firms to carry out tests on Palestinian and Arab prisoners, Felesteen.ps reported. The Hebrew University lecturer also revealed that the Israeli military firms are testing weapons on Palestinian children and carry out these tests in the Palestinian neighbourhoods of occupied Jerusalem.
Speaking in Columbia University in New York City, Shalhoub-Kevorkian said that she collected the data while carrying out a research project for the Hebrew University. "Palestinian spaces are laboratories," she said. "The invention of products and services of state-sponsored security corporations are fuelled by long-term curfews and Palestinian oppression by the Israeli army" . . . Full story: middleeastmonitor.com
Comment: Israeli doctors experimented on children, the Ringworm Children, tens of thousands of Arab Jewish and Palestinian children were irradiated for ringworm.
An Ocean of Lies on Venezuela
February 22, 2019 — Abby Martin and UN Rapporteur Alfred de Zayas expose coup [proving the United States is the image unto the beast of Imperial Rome]. Full story: youtube.com
Comment: No one actually thinks the same Donald Trump who kicked off his run for the White House by calling Mexicans rapists, and subsequently, as president, left Puerto Rico for dead after Hurricane Maria, cares at all about the Venezuelan poor. No one actually thinks the murderers row of Cold Warriors—led by two of the most extreme right-wingers in American politics, [Jewish] Venezuela envoy Elliott Abrams and national security adviser John Bolton—cares at all about the starving people in Venezuela or their plight. No one reading this, be they right, left, center, libertarian or communist, actually buys the prevailing narrative that the US is sending "aid" to Venezuela as a humanitarian gesture (truthdig.com).
Venezuela coverage takes us back to golden age of lying about Latin America. CBC (2/15/19) acknowledged it had been had in swallowing a lie from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the Venezuelan government had blockaded a bridge between Colombia and Venezuela to prevent aid shipments. The newly built bridge has never been open. (fair.org).
US-backed opposition caught on video the moment a man on the Colombian side of the border pelted a Molotov cocktail at the truck, while another video from the scene showed the opposition activists openly preparing the incendiary devices. Border security guards can be seen patiently holding their line at a distance, casting further doubts on claims that the truck was seized and torched after it had crossed into Venezuela (rt.com). The way to preserve and protect Iran and Venezuela is for Russia and China to draw a red line not to be crossed by sending thousands of peacekeepers to give the US pause to deter the military option without firing a shot.
Senator Mark Rubio tells Maduro he will end up like Gaddafi
February 25, 2019 — This little tweeted tirade was intended for the ignorant masses in America who know virtually nothing about Venezuela beyond what a lying and script-reading corporate media tells them. For instance, they don't know Russia and other countries have sent food and supplies to Venezuela and the US-orchestrated events on the border are designed to make you think Maduro is denying aid and wilfully starving his people . . .
So, what are these vile communists doing? In return for subsidized oil [Cuba is] providing doctors and diplomats. But if you read The War Street Journal, you will get a different picture: the Cubans are orchestrating the murder of Venezuelans and spying on Venezuelan army officers to head off a coup . . . "If the international community wants to head off disaster, a good place to start would be in Havana," Mary Anastasia O'Grady wrote for the newspaper in 2017. Neocon favourite Marco Rubio let it be known what the US has in mind for Maduro. Senator Marco Rubio tweets picture of slain Gaddafi in an apparent threat to Venezuela's Maduro. Rubio championed overthrowing Gaddafi, claiming in 2011 "a new beginning for the people." The resulting civil war left it with tens of thousands killed, terrorism and slave markets . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Juan Guaido is a traitor to his people . . . The other two politicians that shared the leadership of his political formation are two criminals sanctioned by the courts . . . This overly-ambitions person has broken all constitutional rules in Venezuela . . . Guaido's master, with eyes fixed on Venezuela's oil and other valuable mineral reserves, was quick to extend diplomatic recognition to his Venezuelan protégé and able to get many Western European nations to follow suit . . . If the US attack on Venezuela takes place, every single victim will fall upon the conscience of Guaidó and his protector: Donald Trump (adiohc.cu).
Last August during an Oval Office meeting, Trump pressed aides, asking why can't the US invade Venezuela to topple Maduro. "Why can't the US just simply invade the troubled country?" . . . More US-orchestrated violence and bloodshed is likely coming–Maduro to be falsely blamed for Trump regime high crimes against sovereign Venezuela. Elected Presidents Assad and Maduro are not the brutal dictators. We are.
City of London
February 21, 2019 — MI5 was complicit in the activities of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi . . . security services, far from being apathetic in this affair, were intimately involved in facilitating the travel of British Libyans and exiled Libyans based in Manchester to Libya in 2011, the year, you might remember, when our government was making huge efforts to rid that country of Muammar Gaddafi . . . The Middle East Eye report carried an interview with Belal Younis, a British Libyan, who revealed how he was stopped by counter-terrorism officers on his return to Britain after a visit to Libya in 2011, "but after providing them with the name and phone number of the MI5 officer he had spoken to previously, and following a quick phone call to him . . . "The government didn't put any obstacles in the way of people going to Libya . . . Previously, Younis told Middle East Eye, he had been asked by an MI5 officer: "Are you willing to go into battle?" "While I took time to find an answer he turned and told me the British government have no problem with people fighting against Gaddafi" . . .
"I still cannot believe that the Prime Minister has refused to take my evidence or investigate this matter as this decision has sent out a clear message to the intelligence services that they can fund terrorism, conspire to murder people with impunity, and take enormous risks with our security . . . A contempt which means that, "Labour and Conservative governments have connived with militant groups . . . to control oil resources, overthrow governments and promote Britain's financial interests" . . . This is the reality which the corporate media will never reveal . . .
Full story: 911forum.org.uk
The Future Home of the Heavenly Bridegroom & the Earthly Bride
Matthew 19:27-30, "Peter asked Jesus, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed You; what then will there be for us?" Verse 27 is answered in verse 29: the reward is common to every Christian. "Everyone who has left houses, or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands for My Name's sake, will receive manifold, and inherit eternal Life" (Revelation 21:7). Verse 28 applies exclusively to the twelve apostles who have followed Jesus in the new birth, renovation or renewal. "Jesus told His disciples, I assure you who have followed Me in the regeneration, when the Son of man will sit on His glorious throne, you also will sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel".
Verse 30, "But many that were first will be last; and the last first." This could apply to those like the rich young ruler, the first labourers in the parable of the vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16), and even Christ's disciples who like those under the Law were by their own estimations deserving by virtue of their self works rather than grace through faith.
This scene is the Great White Throne Judgment after the general resurrection when the twelve Patriarchs and twelve apostles will be at Jesus' right hand and at His left as honoured counsellors and judges in the Kingdom and whose rank and dignity is second only to the King Himself (Matthew 25:31-46; I Corinthians 6:2; Revelation 20:11).
Brother Branham explained, "Judas . . . never got to Pentecost as he was not true seed. He was not a true child of God. No sir. And it is that way right now in the synagogue of Satan. Don't be fooled. You won't be fooled if you are of the very elect. Jesus said you wouldn't be fooled.
Yes, these folks say they are Christians but they aren't. "I will make them come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee." I Corinthians 6:2, "Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world?" Not only will there be twelve apostles on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel but the saints, also, will judge the world. That is when these who claim to belong to God and claim that God loves them will find out exactly who is the child of God and who is loved of the Son. Yes, that day is coming when it will be made manifest. These who are now ruling the world in a measure, and who during the last age will build an image to the beast whereby they will actually rule the world, will one day be humbled when Jesus comes with His saints to judge the world in righteousness. That is exactly what we saw in Matthew 25 when "All" the ones who missed the first resurrection will stand before the Judge and His Bride" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 311:2 – 312:2).
Christ Himself had spoken of the era which He inaugurated as "the regeneration," and His followers soon understood that the Gospel would realise all the precious visions which had sustained the failing hopes of Israel. The fulfilment may seem to tarry and unbelievers doubt or scoff (Matthew 24:43-44; I Thessalonians 5:2; II Peter 3:3-4); but the elect realized in the Gospel the power of spiritual regeneration, making all things new (II Corinthians 5:17), and learned to look forward to the widest and fullest restoration, and to expect the renewed heavens and earth "wherein dwells righteousness" (II Peter 3:13).
Despite the prophecy of Enoch and his son, Methuselah, whose name means "When he is dead [the Flood] will be sent," men did not believe and scoffed. They could never have imagined that the first heavens and earth contained such powers of destruction—since cloudless blue skies had remained for upwards of 1,600 years without so much as one raindrop? Although the earth came into existence and is sustained by the Word of God, they could not understand that they might also be destroyed by the Word of God as His prophets Enoch and Noah forewarned.
The world of man was destroyed by the heavens and earth, which to them had the appearance of imperishable existence. "The [second] heavens and earth which are now, by the same Word [that created them] are preserved from destruction by a second deluge [of Fire] and treasured up to be burned with fire unquenchable after the millennium and the Day of judgment and perdition of godless men." This is called the "Day of Judgment" because after six thousand years of longsuffering patience God will perform a quick despatch of sin and sinners.
The historian Josephus wrote, "Adam's prediction that the world was to be destroyed at one time by the violence and quantity of water, and at another time by the force of fire" (Antiquities of the Jews, I, 2:3). Isaiah 66:15-16 agrees, "The Lord will come with fire, and with His chariots like a whirlwind, to render His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by His sword will the Lord plead with all flesh: and the slain of the Lord shall be many." According to Isaiah 34 the Lord will soon regard the whole world as Edomite Serpent's seed, the people of His curse. Speaking of the end of the Gentile dispensation when the Sixth Seal manifests sinking Los Angeles (Joel 2:10, 30-33; Amos 8:8-9), and Seventh Trumpet Sounds, and the plague of the Seventh Vial is poured out, and Satan is cast down to earth to incarnate the Pope "All the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falls off from the vine, and as a rotten fig from the fig tree. For My sword shall be bathed in heaven (Revelation 12:8-8): behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of My curse, to judgment." (Also see Daniel 7:9-10; Malachi 4:1; II Thessalonians 1:8-9; II Peter 3:10).
In the present heavens and earth God is dividing Adam's race by faith under a covenant with Noah and every living creature with the Token of a rainbow (Genesis 9:11-17). Ham marred his inheritance by committing incest with his father's Serpent's seed wife, Naamah, who bore Canaan, the first physical Serpent's seed born on this side of the Flood (Future Home, p. 17:123, 466-467, 513; COD, p. 943:Q242; 1044:230; 1092:143; Serpent's Seed, p. 26:193-210). In Genesis 10:25 we read, "And unto Eber [emigrant, the father of the Hebrews, the great, great grandson of Shem] were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg [division]; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan [diminished, father of all the Arabian tribes]." Here is the division, between the line of Peleg through the monotheistic Abrahamic line and his Brother Joktan, ancestor of the Arabs.
In the general resurrection following the millennium, "The sea will give up the dead which were in it; and death and hell will deliver up the dead which were in them: and every man will be judged according to his works. And death and hell will be cast into the Lake of Fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life will be cast into the Lake of Fire" (Revelation 20:13-15). Then God will create a third world, a renewed heavens and renewed earth wherein dwells righteousness.
Revelation 21:1-7, "And I saw a renewed heaven and a renewed earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the Holy City, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a Bride adorned for her Husband. And I heard a great Voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, or mourning, or crying, or pain: for the former things have passed away. And He who sits on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And He said, It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to one who thirsts of the fountain of the water of Life freely. He who overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be His God, and He will be My son." This is equivalent to Isaiah 65:17-25.
All things new. Two Greek words are translated new in our English Bibles: 'kainos' as respects form or substance, unprecedented, unused: "new bottles" (Matthew 9:17), "new tomb" (Matthew 27:60; John 19:41); and 'neos,' which relates to time "new wine" (Matthew 9:17), "new man" (Colossians 3:10).
In the new heavens and new earth "there is no more sea" (Revelation 21:1; COD 980:261; 1045:235), God will explode it as explained in Amos 7:4 and II Peter 3:10-12, this is literal not metaphoric (Future Home, p. 22:168-173). Water is made up of two elements, hydrogen and oxygen. Hydrogen is flammable, oxygen is not. Flammability is the ability of a combustible material with an adequate supply of oxygen (or other oxidiser) to sustain enough heat energy to keep a fire going after it has been ignited. When hydrogen combines with oxygen the result is water, where the atoms of hydrogen and oxygen are linked together to make a molecule with entirely different properties. You cannot burn pure water, which is why we use it to extinguish fires. You can, however, break it down into hydrogen and oxygen by putting energy into it, in the form of an electric current, but watch out for sparks, or there will be an explosion as the hydrogen and oxygen spontaneously recombine to form water again.
Peter spoke of three worlds: "the earth standing out of the water and in the water." The heavens and the earth became the instruments that destroyed the world when the windows of heaven were opened and rain fell for the first time (II Peter 2:5; Genesis 2:7). "The heavens and earth which are now are stored up for fire after the White Throne Judgment." And I saw several visions in succession . . . Revelation 19:11-16, Christ's second or 'parousia' when "every eye shall see Him" Coming with the Bride of all ages "Called chosen before the foundation of the world, and then faithful to the Word by their choosing;" Revelation 19:19-21 Armageddon and the consummation of life; Revelation 20:1-3, Satan is bound for the millennium; Revelation 20:4, the resurrection of martyred Church Age saints for the millennial reign; Revelation 20:11-15, the general resurrection and White Throne Judgment. Thereafter Revelation 21:1-3 takes us to eternity in the renewed heavens and the renewed earth and the "saved" non-elect to fullness of joy without New Jerusalem wherein I beheld a perfectly new state of things where "there was no more sea" separating the fellowship of men and women of different branches of Adam's race.
The heavenly City, the womb of God's mind, the Logos, is the mother of us all (Hebrews 12:22-23; 11:10, 16; 13:14; Galatians 4:26; Ephesians 4:19-22; 5:11). Wholly new in a faster dimension not of this world or the millennium, it was just above Abraham's head, "New Jerusalem descending from heaven to the renewed earth prepared as a Bride adorned for her Husband" like the Shekinah that descended from heaven in the form of a dove and remained upon Jesus (John 1:32). New Jerusalem, Christ's Bride "has prepared herself for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb dressed in fine linen, bright and pure, which is her own righteousness inherent in her union with Him," for she is dressed in "the true sayings of God," the THUS SAITH THE LORD of Brother Branham's Message" (Revelation 19:7-9). "Her jewels are the hidden man of the heart, even a meek and quiet spirit" with the seven virtues of Revelation 2 – 3 on display, "being in subjection to Christ the Word" (I Peter 3:4-5; Isaiah 49:18; 61:10). Character is a victory, not a gift (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 117:1).
Brother Branham said, "I'll know you, my people, my jewels in the crown" (Future Home, p. 58:485). In his Message, "The Rapture" he saw the first century Alpha Bride of Pentecost, the Churches in-between, the apostate churches of today, and finally the Omega Church with the Token on display. He said, "I seen the preview of the Bride. I stood there and seen a beautiful little lady, just correctly dressed, and things, marching this way. There was Somebody standing by me, in the vision. And I seen. They said, "The preview of the Bride." I seen Her go by. They come on this side, and went around.
I heard it coming up, the churches coming up from this other side. There come the Asian church. Oh, you talk about filth! Here come the European church. Oh, my! And then I heard a rock-and-roll coming, and it was Miss America, the church, and she didn't even have on any clothes. She had papers, like newspapers, gray, hold in front her, dancing by rock-and-roll; Miss America, the church.
I stood there in His Presence. I thought, "O God, as a minister, if that's the best we could do? Oh! Oh!" You know how you feels. Then I thought, "God, hide me. If I could just get away from here. If all that we've done, and that's what we have to produce, if that's what?"
And then when them women passed by, all doing all kinds of rocks and things, and short hair, and painted faces. And as they passed by like that, supposed to be virgins to Christ. And when she passed by like that, I turned my head, you know, with this holding in front of me. It was disgraceful, the back of them. And there they was, going like that. And I turned my head, to weeping, like that.
I said, "I couldn't stand it in there. Him standing there, and me know that me, a minister of the Church, and that's what I had produced for Him." I said, "O God, I can't look at it. Let me die. Let me fade away," and like that.
And as soon as it went out, every time one of them would come, they'd go out to a certain place, then drop off. I'd just hear the sound of it as it went away.
Then I heard something like Onward Christian Soldiers. I looked, and here come that sainted bunch of little girls just exactly the way they was, all correctly dressed, their hair hanging way down on their back. Smooth, clean, marching like this, to the step of the Gospel. She was the Word. They looked like one out of every nation. I was looking at it as they passed by, and seen them pass by. Instead of going down, they started going up.
I noticed one of them trying, two or three of them trying, getting out of line. I screamed. "Stay in line." And the vision left me. And I was standing in the room, screaming, "Stay in line." Line, That.
Wonder, could it be already past? Could the Bride already be called? Is that what we're going through today?
She has to be moulded and made into the image of Christ, and Christ is the Word" (The Rapture, p. 40:198-204).
Christ's Bride lives in the wilderness of apostasy, a rose in a spiritual desert, disdained and shunned by Christians (so-called) and more-or-less invisible since we are not recognized as Churches by the world church system (Revelation 12:5-6). In His vision of Revelation 17:1-5 John recognizes that the real wilderness is Mystery Babylon and her (once) Protestant harlot daughters. The world with God's Name on it!
In the regeneration, heavens and earth will have embraced one another so that the new bodies of God's elect will be heavenly, His temple and dwelling place on earth. The "saved" living around the earth will worship God in us, for His elect is Himself manifest.
What the heavenly Voice interpreting John's vision of Revelation 21:1-2 has announced is now confirmed as His work by Jesus Christ, the One Who sits upon the throne (Revelation 21:5-6). John, who represents Christ's end-time Bride throughout the Book of Revelation understood from the heavenly Voice in Revelation 21:3-4 that this is to be the blessedness of the elect. After the Angel had expressly commanded John to write down this pledge of our future hope He says, "It is done"; [the promises of verses 3 and 4] are fulfilled".
This could also be tied back to Revelation 16:17, Brother Branham's Seventh Vial, and to Revelation 15:8, 11:15-19 and Numbers 5:11-31. So in Revelation 21:6-27 we find the Promise to the victor, and the corresponding threatening of those who have claimed to be the espoused Bride of Christ but were in fact unfaithful and unbelieving are each fulfilled (Revelation 21:8).
Revelation 21:4 takes us to the new heavens and new earth where "God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor wailing in despair or for the dead, nor pain in labour or weariness any longer: for the former heavens and earth are passed away".
"The Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end" Who began the good work will perform it (Colossians 1:17, 20; John 1:1; Philippians 1:6).
Revelation 21:9-14. The Seventh Angel William Branham "who had the Seven Vials showed me the judgment of the great whore that sits upon seven mountains." His commission was "To proclaim the Day of vengeance of our God" (Isaiah 61:2b; Revelation 8:3-5; 16:17; 17:1; #65-0219, This Day this Scripture in Fulfilled, p. 7:50-52; What is the Attraction on the Mountain, 17:106), so in Revelation 17:3 he carried us away in spirit to see Mystery Babylon and her destruction. She sat on many waters, intrigued with many peoples and nations of the world instead of giving her undivided affections to the Lamb. Now by way of contrast he shows us the whole Church, New Jerusalem, and her glory, invisible heretofore and carries us away in spirit to the fifteen hundred-mile-high Mount Zion (Ezekiel 40:2) and shows us the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God (Isaiah 60; Ezekiel 43:2; I Corinthians 11:7; Revelation 15:8; 21:3; 22:5).
These images compare the ground plan of the Holy City over old Jerusalem, over Australia, over the USA, and over the Mediterranean.
Revelation 21:22-27. In old Jerusalem the Temple was the dwelling place and the concealer of God who although present was not visibly present. In the Holy City He will be her Temple. The glory of God or Shekinah diffuses its radiance over the whole City, because it is her omnipresent sheltering Light. There is now no remembrance of old Jerusalem or the history of man's day so that the City is no longer termed new, but the Holy City. Her luminance was like a most precious stone as a crystal-clear jasper" (Revelation 21:18-19, 23; 4:3), having a great and high wall, with twelve gates inscribed with the names of the twelve sons of Israel (Exodus 28:21; Ezekiel 30-35; Zechariah 2:5; Revelation 22:14). Twelve angels were stationed at the gates, three on each side. The wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb" (I Corinthians 3:11-13; Ephesians 2:20; Hebrews 11:10). Twelve is the number of Spiritual perfection, figuratively showing that the Church was dependent upon their testimony, and what an influence the gospel they preached has had upon raising this divine structure built only on the faith once delivered to the apostolic saints.
The Holy City is the Church of God in a perfect, triumphant state, shining in its lustre; glorious in relation to Christ; which shows that the happiness of heaven consists in intercourse with God, and in conformity to Him. His City is vast; here is room for all the people of God. The foundation of the wall; the promise and power of God, and the purchase of Christ, are the strong foundations of the safety and happiness of the stature of the perfect man. These foundations are set forth by twelve sorts of precious stones, denoting the variety and excellence of the doctrines of the gospel, the graces of the Holy Spirit and the personal excellences of the Lord Jesus Christ. Heaven has gates; admission is by the Token on display. Their gate towers are each of one solid pearl. Christ is the Pearl of great price, and the way, the truth and eternal Life. The subsistence of each gate tower in one pearl speaks of that heavenly simplicity which alone finds entrance to the eternal City of God.
Real heathenism such as disfigured Yahwism into Pharisaism now known as Judaism (Romans 2), is eliminated forever from the pure Church of God. At the gates of Jerusalem nothing shall be 'cherem.' Christianity paved the way for the acknowledgment that every creature of God that can be eaten with thanksgiving is clean.
As each precious birthstone constituted the symbol of a personal life, consecrated to God, so the pearl was made a symbol of Divine vital wisdom of that piety which is concentrated in the righteousness of faith. Thus the value of wisdom exceeds that of pearls (Job 28:18; Proverbs 8:11).
John represents Christ's end-time Bride throughout the Book of Revelation; like every reader of Revelation 21:1-2 he saw the prophesied New Jerusalem descending. But in verses 3 to 6 we heard "Voice of the Archangel" and recognized "it is done": Christ's mediation was fulfilled, redemption was over. Like John on Patmos we are caught up in spirit onto the future elevated Mount Zion and into the Holy City settled on earth.
The Ark of the Covenant with its covering of pure gold, signifying Deity, typed Jesus Messiah, and was the Most Holy Place in the Holy of Holies. King Jesus and His Bride is "God created in the flesh of His glorified Family" (Romans 8:28; Colossians 1:15-18; Revelation 3:14), "the Most Holy Place" anointed with the Presence of God which all Israel will recognize and anoint with the Joy of the Lord when Israel is born-again in one day (Daniel 9:24f). In the renewed heavens and the renewed earth New Jerusalem will be constructed of gold so pure that it glitters like crystal.
Revelation 21:15-21. "He who was talking with me had a golden reed that he might measure the City, and her gate towers, and her wall. And the City was four-cornered, and her length is as much as the breadth: and he measured the City with the reed, to twelve thousand furlongs." In Revelation 11:2 the non-measuring of the outer courts of the temple implied its being given up to secular and heathen desecration. Here, on the contrary, the measuring of the City implies the entire consecration of every part to the most exact standard of God's holy requirements. Like the Holy of Holies the length and the breadth and the height of her are equal. And he measured her wall, a hundred and forty-four cubits, the measure of a man, that is of the angel [William Branham]. And the structure of her wall [above the foundation] was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto pure glass. The foundation stones of the wall of the city were adorned with precious stones. The first foundation was jasper [Reuben, Jacob's first-born]; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius [Benjamin, Jacob's last-born]; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprasus; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst. [These were the birthstones of twelve patriarchs, the jewels set in gold in the Urim Thummim worn upon the high priest's breastplate constitute the foundations of the Holy City (Exodus 28:17-21; 39:10-13). The whole City is founded upon the breastplate of the real High Priest. What the old Covenant confined to the high priest is now a privilege extended to the whole people of God (Revelation 21:22)]. Revelation 4:3, "Jesus was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone," Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End]. "And the twelve gate towers were twelve pearls; each of the gate towers was of one pearl: and the pavement of all the streets and lanes of the city was pure gold, as it were translucent glass." All these glories but faintly represent the renewed heavens and renewed earth.
With this blended harmony of colour the foundation-stones would surround the heavenly city as with a rainbow belt of blue, violet-blue, green, golden or yellow, red, and the pure hue of light. They are twelve indicating their spiritual completeness (Revelation 7:14); as shining with a common lustre, their unity; as stones of different hues, their manifoldness; as brilliant stones, the glorification of this earthly life through the Light of Heaven. In the seer's view the Light of the heavenly city would shine with hues that betoken the advent of the morning. The varying tints glowing like pledges of a dayspring from on high.
Revelation 21:22-27. "And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the Temple of it. And the City had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the Light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk by its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honour into it [as a tithe of their increase]. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. Nothing unclean and no one who practices abomination and lying shall ever come into it, but those whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life".
"And all up-and-down here, will be the Redeemed. There will be the houses of pure gold. There will be avenues, and parks, and gardens. And the River of Life coming, trickling out from the Throne, and running down through little chasms and, oh, over the terraces. And the Tree of Life will be blooming in every yard; and bear Its fruits, twelve times a year, a changed fruit every month."
"And the kings of the earth will come into it and bring their honour. "And the leaves are for the healing of the nations," when the kings are living in peace out there. When they go out, they'll pick a leaf off like that. Like the dove come back, that the wrath of God had been settled, and brought the leaf into the ark. So when the king leaves, by bringing his glory into the Bride's chamber here into the City, he'll hold a leaf to his neighbour king, and, "We're in peace forevermore." Amen! Healing of the nations! [Not for sickness]. "It's all settled. One time we fought for one another's bloods, brother. And we've cherished, and hollered; and shot, and burnt children, everything. But now there is peace, the healing." Not disease healing; it's all done. Healing of the nation! Amen!"
[We find the Old Testament shadow in Exodus 32 where Moses descended Mount Sinai to discover the Israelites naked and worshipping a golden calf. "When Moses saw that the people were out of control—for Aaron had let them get out of control to be a derision among their enemies—then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Whoever is on the Lord's side, come to me. And all the sons of Levi gathered to him. And he said to them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Every man put his sword upon his thigh, and go back and forth from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his friend, and every man his neighbour. And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell about three thousand men of the people that day." And the Holy Ghost born Bride is saying "Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, and today, and forever" (Hebrews 13:8; Malachi 3:6). Sin is still sin. We are standing there with the Sword of the Spirit. God's servant nation was camped in groups of three tribes around the Ark in the Tabernacle just as the "saved" non-elect will dwell without the City with its twelve gates. Inside will dwell the redeemed elect. Hallelujah! Black, white, yellow, brown, the sun will not fall on them anymore . . . and through the ceaseless ages they will live and reign with Christ forever" (COD, p. 99:245-249).
"Overcomers only, that overcome the beast, overcome his mark," that's Catholicism, Protestantism, denominationalism, "who overcome the beast, his mark, the letter of his name." "He'll have a right to the Tree of Life, to enter into the gates where nothing that defiles can ever go in" . . . Tree of Life will be for the overcomers only. The kings that live in there, bringing their honour in, when they bring their honour in and lay it before the Throne of God like the eleven tribes brought in a tenth to Levi [who type Christ's Gentile Bride (Numbers 1:47-54; 18:20-24; Deuteronomy 10:8-9)].
"City with the Throne in top. Revelation 21:23, "And they need no light, for the Lamb and the Lord God is the Light thereof." See? The Lord God is that Pillar of Fire that followed the children of Israel through the wilderness. And He is ascended up on the Throne, in that perfect Kingdom . . . "the Kingdom that Jesus is to surrender to the Father, that God might be all, and in all." Jesus sets upon His Throne here, as our Joseph. And the King is that Light that will be on top of Mount Zion, and His holy Light will flood the entire City. Hallelujah!"
"Fifteen hundred miles high, and fifteen hundred miles square, with the paradises of God built all through that City; streets, avenues! Read your Revelations 21, see if it isn't right. See, "They need no light there, for the Lamb is the Light." And on the Throne can be seen, setting, fifteen hundred mile" (The Future Home of the Heavenly Bridegroom and the Earthly Bride, p. 48:399-402).
The universal natural revelation of God (Romans 1:20) was always for the heathen, in respect of its fundamental traits, a revelation through the medium of the great celestial lights—the Sun and the Moon. This revelation is now restored and perfected—in the Holy City where Sun and Moon are outshone by the glory of the Lord. In the spiritual radiance which proceeds from God, through Christ His Light-bearer, the lights of heaven seem to vanish, because they are for the first time effectual in Him in their true import. Here, at last, secured by the light of an eternal day, in the region of eternal sunshine the gates of the City of God are not shut, because the daytime is permanent.
With the cessation of night time in Revelation 21:23-25, the night side of nature, diminished by various torches, lights and inventions for obtaining light is abolished for glorified humanity as for glorified nature.
Revelation 22:1-5. "And he [Brother Branham (Revelation 1:1) showed me a river of the water of Life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of its street, and on either side of the river was the Tree of Life, bearing twelve kinds of fruits, yielding its fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and His servants shall serve Him: And they shall see His face; and His Name shall be on their foreheads. And there shall no longer be any night; and they shall not have need of the light of a lamp, nor the light of the sun; for the Lord God shall illumine them; and they shall reign forever and ever"
Revelation 22:6-11. "And he [William Branham, the angel of Revelation 1:1] told me, These Word are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel] to show His servants what must shortly come to pass. [This means that the entire revelation is now concluded and THUS SAITH THE LORD as confirmed by verses 18 and 19]. And behold, I come quickly: blessed is he who heeds the Words of the prophecy of this Book. [These Words were not for the Church Age saints, Christ has "come quickly"]. And it was I John [representing the members of Christ's end-time Bride. John is gradually returning to ordinary consciousness after his visional ecstasy—yet spiritually present before his eyes] who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel [Brother Branham] who showed me these things. And he said, Take heed not: I am your fellow servants, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the Words of this Book: worship God. And he said to me, Do not seal the Words of the prophecy of this Book: [stimulate their reading and exposition] for this is the Bride Age; the end of the Christian dispensation] is near [the Words are intended to rouse the virgins from denominational slumber. We now have, by God's grace, the perfect interpretation of the Word with Divine vindication. Christ's intercession is over, the Blood is no longer on the altar. Redemption is over: He has finished with the churches. The "Shout" has gone forth, "Behold the Bridegroom: come out of Babylon and be filled with the Spirit." Quickly decide what you are about to do]: Let he who is unjust be unjust still: and he who is filthy, still be filthy: and he who is righteous, still practice righteousness: and he who is holy, sanctify himself".
Revelation 22:12-21. Jesus Himself declares, "Behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to render to each as his work is. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end." [Brother Branham continues as Jesus], Blessed are they who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the Tree of Life (Revelation 2:7), and may enter by the gates into the city. Without are the dogs [sodomites], and the sorcerers, and the male prostitutes, and the murderers have sent My angel to testify unto you [servants of God (Revelation 1:1)] these things concerning the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright, the morning star [of the coming eternal day with the promises of Revelation 2:26-78]. And the Spirit and the Bride say, Come. And let he who hears say, Come. And let he who is athirst, [that is, all men of longing], come. He that will, let him take the water of Life freely. I testify unto everyone that hears the Words of the prophecy of this Book, If any one add unto them, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this Book: and if anyone take away from the Words of the Book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the Tree of Life, and out of the Holy City, which have been written in this Book. [This is contract law: everyone who has read these passages is committed, and Jesus is introduced as a Witness for this, and for the whole Apocalypse]. He who testifies these things says, Yea, I come quickly. Amen; come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with the saints. Amen". nl1076.htm
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Brother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.