Bible Believers' Newsletter 1068
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; it is always good to see you and share your fellowship in God's unchanging Word.
Our main article, "Desiring God," traces the ancestry of the first Adam to the last Adam, the perfect Man, the first God-man who is the Author and Beginner of the creation of God Himself. Like the first Adam He surrendered His life so that He might redeem His beloved wife. As members of His Body we are the Wife of Christ, a perfect Woman. In the flesh we have lived apart for almost two thousand years, however, since He loosed and revealed the mystery of the Seven Seals He has been present, leading us to maturity in the spiritual stature of the perfect Man in preparation for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation.
Ours news items are very important as they reveal how the apostate nominally Christian developed nations are forcing Lucifer's one world government upon defenceless resource rich underdeveloped nations at the point of a sword. The history of Imperial Rome is repeating and world is falling apart once again. Natural and spiritualist circumstances are approaching a climax. The world systems must fail: only the private Federal Reserve has more debt than China. America's credit system is currently sitting at $68 trillion. It's the largest debt ceiling in the history of the world—more than twice the value of every home in America. And it's about to collapse. Meet your obligations, release yourself from lingering debt and keep the Token on display.
Your questions, suggestions and corrections are always welcome.
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.
Sri Lanka and New Zealand: the Real Link
April 25, 2019 — I see the Sri Lanka carnage as a well-orchestrated manoeuvre to thwart Christian-Muslim amity which manifests itself in Palestine and is growing in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement directed against Israeli occupation. This then is the real link between New Zealand and Sri Lanka. The carnage in Sri Lanka allegedly perpetrated by a Muslim group has been manipulated to negate and nullify the positive vibes between Muslims and Christians emanating from the aftermath of the New Zealand massacre.
. . . perpetuating the image of Islam and Muslims as inclined towards terrorism and violence . . . assiduously cultivated by religions followed by secular elites in Europe for more than a 1,000 years and precedes even the crusades. Perpetuating it has become even more imperative today since non-violent modes of struggle—like the BDS movement—are becoming more prominent. As they gain traction especially among Europeans, Israel and the US are becoming increasingly desperate. It is more difficult now to convince even some of their allies that Israel's existence is threatened by militant, terror-oriented Palestinian and other groups. After Christchurch where Muslims were victims of violence . . .
Indeed, the Sri Lanka carnage compels us to develop a deeper understanding of terrorism itself. Since ISIS claims to be behind the carnage, one has to ask searching questions about ISIS itself. How did ISIS emerge? Who is helping to sustain ISIS? Who created Daesh? Or for that matter, who sired Al-Qaeda? . . . linked to geopolitics and the pursuit of global dominance and power? [The Pentagon, CIA, MOSSAD, MI6, Judaeo-Catholicism, Israel and their US puppet].
In the face of such cynical manipulation of terrorism by the powerful and their readiness to resort to unfettered violence, it is incumbent upon the adherents of all religions to accord much more emphasis to the values and principles that they share in common. It helps to repudiate any attempt to play one religious community against another. In the process, it reinforces a moral bond that transcends conventional religious boundaries and enhances our collective consciousness as human beings committed to justice and to a shared human dignity. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Former Notre Dame Chief Architect: Ancient Oak doesn't Burn like That
April 18, 2019 — Benjamin Mouton, who served as Chief Architect of Historic Monuments in France and oversaw restoration work of Notre Dame until 2013 . . . highly unlikely an electrical short circuit took place . . . "Oak that is 800-years-old is very hard—try to burn it . . ." newswars.com
"The system was based on the assumption that if the cathedral ever caught fire, the ancient oak timbers in the attic would burn slowly, leaving ample time to fight the flames." He added, "The fire alarms in Notre-Dame did not notify fire dispatchers right away. Instead, a guard at the cathedral first had to climb a steep set of stairs to the attic—a trip that would take a "fit" person six minutes." Therefore, there was already a built-in delay of about 20 minutes for the firemen starting to fight the flames, an important time span at the beginning of a fire . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca).
Comment: Anastasia: "The reason they are burning churches in France is because they are owned by the state, and therefore, the Catholics would not be having the "investigation," the state would, and the state would cover it up, while the Catholic Church would not cover it up." 875 Judaeo-Roman Catholic churches were vandalised in France in 2018, and last month 12 were vandalised just in Paris.
The European Union is obliged to participate in US Wars
April 23, 2019 — Since the Treaty of Maastricht, all the members of the European Union (including the neutral countries) have placed their defences under the suzerainty of NATO, which is directed exclusively by the United States. This is why, when the Pentagon delegates the economic headquarters of the countries it wishes to destroy to the US Department of the Treasury (USDT), all members of the European Union and NATO are obliged to apply US [economic] sanctions.
. . . President Trump has found new allies in exchange for his discharge by prosecutor Mueller of the accusation of high treason. He now supports the objectives of his generals. US imperialism is back. The war that Hillary Clinton promised to start has been declared, but not only by military force. This transformation of the rules of the game, without equivalent since the end of the Second World War, immediately forced all actors to rethink their strategy, and therefore all the plans for alliance upon which they were based. Those who turn up late will pay for it.
Economic war has been declared . . . Wars will always be mortal and cruel, but for Donald Trump, who was a businessman before becoming President of the United States, it is best that they cost as little as possible. It is thus preferable to kill with economic means rather than by the use of arms. Given that the United States no longer share trade agreements with most of the countries they attack, the real economic cost of these wars (in the genuine sense of the term), is in effect supported by third-party countries rather than by the Pentagon . . .
Today, US [economic] sanctions concern at least twenty countries—Belarus, Myanmar, Burundi, North Korea, Cuba, the Russian Federation, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nicaragua, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Serbia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Ukraine, Yemen and Zimbabwe. That gives us a very precise map of the conflicts led by the Pentagon, assisted by the US Department of the Treasury (USDT).
These targets are never in Western Europe (as specified by the Monroe Doctrine), but exclusively in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean Basin and Africa. All these regions were listed as early as 1991 by President George Bush senior in his National Security Strategy as being flagged to join the New World Order. Considering that they had been unable or unwilling to do so, they were sanctioned in 2001 by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and his advisor for the transformation of the armed forces, Admiral Arthur Cebrowski, and doomed to chaos . . .
We should remember the total support offered by the European Union to all of the Pentagon's adventures, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen. In all these cases, without exception, the EU marched along in step with its suzerain, NATO . . . Because of the consecutive treaties, it would be impossible for the EU to free itself from NATO, (which means the United States), and declare itself a power in its own right . . . Contrary to a commonly-held belief, NATO is not governed by the North Atlantic Council, in other words [by] the states which are members of the Atlantic Alliance . . .
The members of the European Union, which formed a single bloc with the United States during the Cold War, discovered with stupefaction that they do not have anything like the same culture as their trans-Atlantic ally. During this parenthesis, they had forgotten both their own European culture and the exceptionalism of the USA, and believed wrongly that they were all in agreement with one another . . . International commerce is beginning to decline. This is not a passing crisis, but a deep-rooted phenomenon. The process of globalisation which defined the world from the dissolution of the USSR to the mid-term elections of 2018 is now ended. It is no longer possible to export freely all over the world . . . Full story: voltairenet.org
Comment: If you look with the eyes of Melchisedec and you will see Revelation 13:11-14 and 17:11-18 are traps ready to spring. Wake up virgin!
The Strategy of Controlled Chaos
April 18, 2019 — Like a steamroller, the United States and NATO are extending to the world the Rumsfeld/Cebrowski strategy for the destruction of the state structures of countries which are not integrated into the globalised economy. For this, they are using the Europeans, whom they bamboozle into the belief in an alleged 'Russian menace.' By doing so, they are running the risk of provoking a general war.
Everyone against everyone else—this is the media image of chaos which is spreading across the Southern shores of the Mediterranean, from Libya to Syria. It is a situation before which even Washington seems powerless. But in reality, Washington . . . is the central motor of a strategy—the strategy of chaos—which, by demolishing entire States, is provoking a chain reaction of conflicts which can be used in the manner of the ancient method of 'divide and rule'.
Emerging victorious from the Cold War in 1991, the USA self-appointed themselves as remaining 'the only state with truly global strength, reach and influence in every dimension—political, economic and military,' and proposed to 'prevent any hostile power from dominating any region—Western Europe, Eastern Asia, the territories of the ex-Soviet Union, and South-Western Asia (the Middle East)—whose resources could be enough to generate a world power' . . . Full story: voltairenet.org
Comment: If you look with the eyes of Melchisedec you will see Lucifer's One World Government unfolding.
Israel Plans to launch a Surprise War against Lebanon
April 20, 2019 — Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah held a private meeting this week with his top military commanders in which he warned them to prepare for a hot Summer because Israel plans to launch a surprise war against Lebanon. Sayyed Nasrallah has asked his men to share the reality of the situation and the possibility of war when briefing their men, families and people in the villages and cities in which Hezbollah operates. He also prepared them for the likelihood of his assassination and the killing of Hezbollah's first line of command in the event of such a war and that they will have to run the war on their own, as they were trained . . . He believes the Israelis, the USA, the British and many Arab states could all participate in the forthcoming war . . .
Moreover, Lebanon is going through a grave economic crisis in which the population can hardly afford a devastating war. The Middle East is entering a new configuration, with Israel expanding its relationship with Arab countries and certain to benefit from their financial and intelligence support in the case of war against Iran's partners in Lebanon . . . the classification of Hezbollah as a terrorist country by more countries, the repeated warnings of the US establishment to Lebanon against embracing Hezbollah, the enmity against Iran by the Arab states and the tightening of sanctions on the Levants, the "Deal of the Century" scheduled for this summer and the extreme right-wing victory in Israel . . . It could well be that Israel is not preparing a military war and is happy to see the US working on its behalf—through economic sanctions on Lebanon, Syria and Iran. But the summer is not far away, a perfect time for Israel to start a war while the sky is clear. Will the Lebanese . . . become refugees? Full story: ejmagnier.com
Comment: Now that Iran has designated the US military as a terrorist organization in response to the US declaring Iran's Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group, it would be only fitting for the mullahs to offer a bounty for info on donors to the war party political class in the United States . . . The Iranians might want to start with casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. In addition to donating millions to politicos who have sworn loyalty to Israel, Adelson famously called for nuking Iran.
Imagine the response if Hassan Rouhani called for nuking the US (. . . Iran does not have nukes, unlike the US and Israel). Considering the history of Israel and its use of political assassination, it is more than likely the outing of Hezbollah donors will result in murder. Normally, any such assassination would be considered terrorism, but the propaganda media in the US doesn't report it that way.
Hezbollah's track record on terror is largely speculative. There is no evidence the group kidnapped the president of the American University in Beirut . . . attacked the US embassy in Beirut or truck bombed a US military barracks in Lebanon. [Israel was the perpetrator] . . . other murders, bombings, and airplane hijackings have been attributed to Hezbollah, again with scant evidence. However, for the neocons, evidence is not required. Big Lies suffice. History is . . . Hezbollah was formed after Israel invaded Lebanon (to steal its water) and began imprisoning and torturing Shi'a Muslims . . . (Amnesty International) . . . an integral component of the Lebanese government and removing it . . . impossible short of killing just about every Shi'a in Lebanon (globalresearch.ca).
America just declared war on Iran . . . a destabilizing move by Trump, it's no longer a question of if US forces will die but when . . . engaged in a secret shadow war with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), dating back to the American invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003 . . . to support Israeli Prime Minister . . . Netanyahu acknowledged in a tweet (theamericanconservative.com).
Wiki-Gate: Julian Assange was Framed by the People who Supported Him
April 22, 2019 — The unspoken objective of Assange's indictment is to create a legal precedent that will enable Washington and its allies to arrest independent and anti-war journalists indiscriminately. What is at stake—revealed by Wikileaks—politicians in high office are the architects of war crimes. To protect them and sustain their legitimacy, they require the suppression of freedom of expression, which in turn requires "the criminalization of justice." Ironically, from the very outset (over a period of more than 12 years) there has never been a concerted effort on the part of Washington (and its national security intelligence apparatus) to suppress the release of classified US government information or to close down the Wikileaks project. In fact, quite the opposite.
Why? Because the carefully selected and redacted Wikileaks quotes by the mainstream media have been used to provide legitimacy to US "foreign policy" as well as obfuscate (through omission) many of the crimes committed by US intelligence and the Pentagon . . . note that Julian Assange from the outset was supported by the mainstream media, which was involved in releasing selected and redacted versions of the leaks. And despite Assange's arrest and imprisonment, Wikileaks continues to release compromising US diplomatic cables, the latest of which (reported by McClatchy, April 17, 2019) pertains to "evidence that US troops executed at least 10 Iraqi civilians" including a 5 month old infant.
At the outset of the Wikileaks project, the mainstream media including the New York Times, The Guardian and the Economist praised Julian Assange. The British elites supported him. Assange became a personality. It was a vast PR campaign . . . a money-making undertaking for the corporate media. In 2008 The Economist (which is partly owned by the Rothschild family) granted Assange The New Media Award . . . Assange has been the object of an all out smear campaign by those who supported him.
According to Pilger: "A plan to destroy both WikiLeaks and Assange was laid out in a top secret document dated 8 March, 2008 [by] the Cyber Counter-Intelligence Assessments Branch of the US Defence Department . . . Their main weapon would be personal smear. Their shock troops would be enlisted in the media." Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Public interest and democratic political economies, both domestic and international, are poison to Empire. But this must be hidden from view, hence war propaganda and fake news is protected by legislation, while Constitutionally-protected, evidence-based real journalism, a dying phenomenon, continues to be attacked. The First Amendment of the US Constitution, adopted on December 15, 1791, "prevents government from making laws which respect an establishment of religion, prohibit free exercise of religion, or abridge the freedom of speech, the freedom of the press, the right to peaceably assemble, or the right to petition the government for redress of grievances."
However, the Constitution is under constant assault by US oligarchic ruling classes. Freedom of the press has been negated by ruling class monopoly ownership and pervasive propaganda. Criminal propaganda is protected while "freedoms of speech" are under constant assault. The fakery of the news stories is protected by (unconstitutional) laws embedded in the National Defense Authorization Act which blur the lines between reality and spectacle . . . (youtube.com).
Last week I visited my one time 'home' Church where former Zimbabwean Brother Luke Mafura delivered a stimulating address with which I concur. I disremember his title and made few notes, in consequence my work strays from his pattern although his thoughts motivated this teaching and our hearts are united in love through Christ Jesus.
Brother Mafura drew his context from Brother Branham's Message, "The Unveiling of God" (p. 10:57-59): "Becky here, in Carmen, they acted that in the school where she just graduated a few weeks ago. Now, maybe one person played three or four parts. In order to do that, he changed his mask. Sometimes he comes out, he's this character; and the next time he comes out, he's another character. But it is the same person all the time."
"And that's God. He changed Himself from a Pillar of Fire, to become a Man. Then changed Hisself from that, back in the Spirit again, that He might dwell in man. God acting in man what He really was. Jesus Christ was God acting in Man, in a Man. In a Man, that's what He was. He had changed from the Pillar of Fire, and then had come in; which was a veil in the wilderness, that hid God from Israel. Moses seen the shape of His body, but really He was hid all the time behind this Pillar of Fire, which was the Logos that went from God . . . since Pentecost God . . . is acting through men. See? He was acting in a Man then, Jesus. Now He is acting through men that He has chosen for this purpose . . ."
Matthew 1:1-18 presents Jesus' lineage through the legal descent of His supposed father Joseph through the elder and regal line from Abraham to inherit the throne of David. The genealogy of the first Gospel connects the New Testament most intimately and serves as proof of the indissoluble connection between the Old and the New Testament expressing the important truth that God's revelation was carried chiefly in and by the seed of Abraham, through a succession of living men, until it reached its climax in its personal incarnation.
Jesus Christ was Abraham's promised Seed, "and if YOU are Christ's, then YOU are Abraham's Seed and heirs according to the Promise," because the life is in the blood. Following the Day of Pentecost elect Adamites are born-again—"not of bloods, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God"—and we are Abraham's seed—the Blood of Christ by the baptism with the Holy Ghost because the Life is in the Blood of the Word that was shed for us (Genesis 22:18; Romans 9:8; Galatians 3:18, 26-29; 4:28; John 1:13).
Matthew presents the life of Jesus as forming part of the history of the Israelite nation; and hence as the fulfilment of the hereditary blessing of Abraham (Genesis 28:4; Galatians 3:14). Jesus is the antitype of the Old Testament history in whom everything is fulfilled—the types in the Law, in worship, historical events, and in gracious interpositions—the fulfilment of the Theocracy. In Him the Old Covenant is fulfilled and transformed into the New, the Theocracy into the Kingdom of heaven, the demands of the Law into beatitudes, the prophetic into the teaching office, the priesthood into redemption by suffering, and the kingship into the triumph of almighty grace, restoring, helping, and delivering a fallen world. By the death of Christ the reconciliation of the world had been accomplished; this became immediately manifest in His resurrection. He is the image and revelation of God from heaven, bearing the concentrated weight of every curse, for His great love—cast down to hell by His blinded people, appears in His resurrection as the glorious and sovereign Lord and King, to whom all power is given in heaven and upon earth and who is now gathering His elect from every tribe and tongue of Adam's race (Ephesians 1:10-12; I Thessalonians 4:13-18).
All manner of men, kings, heroes, shepherds, heathens, sinners, poets and sages are among the ancestors of Jesus Christ, and from the first Adam they became poorer and more obscure as they approached the last Adam, terminating the Israelite dispensation in apostasy. In Matthew, Jesus' genealogy is written in the descending line whereas in Luke, Jesus' genealogy is written in the ascending line after Christ's baptism at the beginning of His public life from Joseph to Adam. The former extends to Abraham, the common blood ancestor of Israel, the latter to Adam, the common blood patriarch of Adam's race. Soon the Gentile dispensation will end in apostasy and Jesus will add Son-Light to daylight upon an election of blood Israelites soon to return to the land of their Covenant for their redemption (Isaiah 30:26; 58:8-10; Zechariah 14:7-9).
Luke 3:23, "And Jesus, when beginning the public exercise of His Messianic office, was entering His thirtieth year (Numbers 4:23; I Chronicles 23:3), being (as was supposed) the natural son of Joseph, who was the son-in-law of Mary's father, Eli." Christ's lineage, according to the flesh, is traced back even to Adam, and so to God, that it might appear that it was only He whom God promised to Abraham and David, and appointed from everlasting to His Church, which is composed of all sorts of men of Adam's race.
Luke 3:23-38 traces Jesus' lineage through the natural Davidic descent of the male or patriarchal genealogy of Mary (as implied in Acts 2:30; 13:23; Romans 1:3; Luke 1:32) to confirm that she was of the righteous line from Adam to Jesus as this Gospel was addressed to Adam's race in general, and not just to Israelites. Like the first Adam the last Adam was begotten by God's spoken Word: the Seed of the woman has conquered Satan, the Serpent's head (Genesis 3:15). Luke's genealogy commences immediately after Jesus' baptism and incarnation, then proceeds to relate His human descent, demonstrating that He is indeed flesh. Abraham's promised Seed descended from King David to Israel alone, but to all of the sons and daughters of Adam as Mary became His mother through the power of the Holy Ghost so He could have no male ancestors but hers, and the name of her father, His own grandfather and father-in law, Eli, must stand immediately before that of Jesus in His genealogy since the introduction of the mother's name into an Israelite genealogy it was not customary, and that of a father was impossible in this instance according to the Law.
What is scripturally, biologically and genealogically impossible for Israelites and others of Adam's race is possible for the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic Israeli self-styled Jews. When asked the question, "Who is Israel?—Who is a Jew?" the Israeli Government's Ministry of Foreign Affairs answered thus: "The term Israelite is purely Biblical. An Israeli is a citizen of Israel, regardless of religion. A Jew is a person anywhere in the world born to a Jewish mother, or converted to Judaism, who is thus identified as a member of the Jewish people and religion." Notice here that the Jews themselves clearly imply that the term "Israelite" and "Jew" are separate and distinct and where Jews have no relation whatsoever with the Biblical Noahic bloodline. In fact, under the heading "A Brief History of the Terms for Jew," in the 1980 Jewish Almanac (p. 3), is the following incredible admission: "Strictly speaking it is incorrect to call an Ancient Israelite a 'Jew' or to call a contemporary Jew an Israelite or a Hebrew".
Today, to trace anyone's descent to ancient Palestine would be a genealogical impossibility. The Jewish racial myth flows from the fact that the words 'Hebrew,' 'Israelite,' 'Jew,' 'Judaism,' and the 'Jewish people' have been used synonymously to suggest a historic continuity, but this is a gross misuse. The descriptive name Judaism was never heard by the Hebrews or Israelites; it appears only within modern Christianity. The English abbreviation, 'Jew,' is recent and does not correspond to anything denoted by the Aramaic, Greek or Roman terms for 'Judahite' or 'Judean,' which were in use during the lifetime of Jesus. In fact, according to Reporting Guidelines for the Australian Press Council, General Press Release No. 49 (issued June 1982) with reference to the word "Race" as applied to Jews. "The Press Council wishes to alert editors to a common mistake. There is no "Jewish race." Judaism is not a race but a religion. There are Caucasian Jews, Oriental Jews, Mongolian Jews, Semitic Jews and so on—terms defining both racial origin and religion. The Council asks all editors and sub-editors to watch for this error . . ."
The meaning of the word "Jew" in our Bible is not the same as the colloquial idiom. During Christ's lifetime, no persons were described as "Jews" anywhere. This very important FACT is supported by sound theology, suppressed historical truth and science. When Jesus was in Judea, it was not the homeland of the ancestors of those who today style themselves "Jews." Their ancestors never set-foot anywhere near Judea. They existed at that time in Asia, their true homeland, and were known as Khazars, or Turkish Mongols. In his classic, "The Controversy of Zion," Douglas Reed wrote: "No authority, Judaist or other, would support the claim to blood decent from Judah for the so-called Jews of today." In fact, the Palestinians would have more claim to the racial description, 'Semite,' than any within modern Jewry who are of Eastern-European stock and trace their lineage back to the ancient Asiatic kingdom of the Khazar.
In "What Price Israel" Jewish author Alfred M. Lilienthal wrote: "Here's a paradox, a paradox, a most ingenious paradox: and anthropological fact, many Christians may have much more Hebrew-Israelite blood in their veins than most of their Jewish neighbours".
Being a cousin of Elizabeth, Mary's mother might have been a daughter of Aaron, and related to Elizabeth, while her father was related to the royal line. If so, we see prophet, priesthood and Crown foreshadowed in Jesus' genealogy, Christ (anointed) being the official designation of priests and ministers (Leviticus 4:3; Psalm 2:2).
Jews speak of "Mary, the daughter of Eli," by whom they imply the mother of our Lord: for they tell us (T. Hieros. Sanhedrin, fol. 25. 3) of "one that saw" Mary the daughter of Eli "in the shades, hanging by the fibres of her breasts; and there are that say, the gate, or, as elsewhere (Chagiga, fol. 77. 4.), the bar of the gate of hell is fixed to her ear." By the horrible malice in these words, you may know who is meant: however, this we gain by it, that by their own confession, Mary is the daughter of Eli; which accords with this genealogy of the evangelist, who traces it from Mary, under her husband Joseph; though she is not mentioned, because of a rule with the Israelites (Juchasin, fol. 55. 2), that "the family of the mother is not called a family." (The Life of Christ by Frederic W. Farrar, DD, FRS; Late Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; Canon of Westminster, and Chaplain in Ordinary to the Queen). "Nothing of the slightest importance can be gleaned from the Talmudists about our Lord Himself. The real value of the Rabbinic writings in illustrating the Gospels is indirect, not direct—archaeological, not controversial. The light which they throw on the fidelity of the Evangelists is all the more valuable because it is derived from a source so unsuspected and so hostile".
Luke goes to Adam, the first progenitor of our race and Noah; in Matthew we find three groups in the arrangement of the division of Jesus' genealogical tree, ascending from the patriarchs to the kings then declining gradually downwards through persons of royal extraction to the Babylonian captivity, and terminating in Joseph the pious village carpenter in the lineage of David.
The line of descent traced by Matthew introduces four women—Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba—who were all stained. None of the holy women are included, only they whom scriptures blame, in order that He who came in behalf of sinners, Himself being born of sinners, might destroy the sins of all. The Patriarch Judah, through whose tribe Messiah would be born, married a Serpent's seed woman who bore him three sons, Er, Onan, and Shelah. Er married Tamar and God slew him for he was wicked; Tamar was childless. Onan entered Levirate marriage (Deuteronomy 25:5-6; Numbers 36:7) with Tamar but purely for lust; he spilled his seed as he had no intention of raising a legal descendent to prolong his brother's name and heritage, and God slew him. Shelah alone remained but Judah did not give his daughter to wife as the Law required (Matthew 22:24–28). So in order to preserve the family from extinction, Tamar conceived Phares and Zarah by pretending to be a harlot and committing incest with Judah, her father-in-law. Although he was unaware who she was, Judah was guilty of fornication. God was not sanctioning but overruling evil to His own good purpose (Matthew 1:3; Romans 3:5-8; 8:28-34), Hereby the bloodline of Judah was preserved pure to Jesus Messiah.
Rahab was the harlot of Jericho who had her own house on the city wall separate from her family, a lodging for travellers, and received Joshua's spies whom she hid under the flax spread out on her roof to dry (Joshua 2:6; 3:15; 4:19; 5:10-11). Flax was harvested at the same time as barley which was the season in which the Israelites commenced their conquest of Canaan (Exodus 9:31). It seems she manufactured flax into dyed linen for "Babylonish garments" to trade with Phoenicia, Babylon and Egypt. Rahab was familiar with the facts of the exodus, the miraculous crossing of the Red Sea, and was convicted by faith that Israel would conquer Canaan. She deceived the king of Jericho to preserve the lives of Joshua's spies, but faith was the mainspring of her conduct (Matthew 1:5; 10:40-42; Romans 3:7-8). Hebrews 11:31, "By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace".
James 2:25-26, "Rahab the harlot was justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also." Rahab's faith was working by love, and she acted on her belief (Galatians 5:6). When the city of Jericho fell (Joshua 6:17-25), Rahab and her whole family were preserved according to the promise of the spies, and were incorporated among the Israelites. She afterwards became the wife of Salmon, a prince of the tribe of Judah, overcame her former degradation of being a heathen and a harlot and her faith was richly rewarded as she became the mother of Boaz, the great grandfather of David (Ruth 4:21; I Chronicles 2:11; Matthew 1:5).
Ruth the Moabitess was the widow of Mahlon whose father, Elimelech, had settled in the land of Moab with his wife Naomi and two sons, Mahlon and Chilion who married women of Moab and died after ten years, leaving them childless. Ruth was of course pure and unblameable, a dignified woman of character and a proselyte. And when Naomi determined to return to Bethlehem faith caught hold: "Ruth told her mother-in-law, Entreat me not to leave you, or to return from following after you: for wherever you go, I will go; and where you Lodge, I will lodge: your people will be my people, and your God will be my God: where you die, I will die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part you and me. When Naomi saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more" (Ruth 1:16-18). We each understand the important Christian typology of the characters and events described in the Book of Ruth. For like Ruth, we in the holy convocation of the antitype of the fiftieth day of Israel's Pentecostal feast are gleaning after the reapers of the seven Church Ages for that last seed.
Ruth married Boaz and bore Obed from whom David sprung. Ruth was also privileged to become the ancestress of David's greater Son, Jesus (Ruth 4:18-22).
Deuteronomy 23:2-6, "A bastard [one born of incest or adultery] shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord even to his tenth generation [forever. He may be "saved," but not being elect he can never be born-again]. An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord [marry an Israelite woman]; even to their tenth generation they shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord forever: because they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when you came forth out of Egypt; and because they hired Balaam the son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia against you, to curse you." [Numbers 24:9, "Blessed is he that blesses you, and cursed is he that curses you"]. Nevertheless the Lord your God would not hearken to Balaam; but the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing to you, because the Lord your God loved you. You shall never seek their peace or their prosperity all your days forever".
The nations of Ammon and Moab were fathered by the incest of Lot's two daughters with their father Lot, Abraham's nephew. As Ammon and Moab had met the Israelites with hostility, and had brought Balaam to curse them, a curse had thereby been brought upon themselves, and they also were to be forever excluded from the congregation of Israel.
An Ammonite or Moabite is not fit to take a wife of the congregation of the Lord and shall not marry an Israelite woman. An Ammonitess or Moabitess proselyte to Yahwism like Ruth might marry an Israelite. It must be remembered that unlike Talmudic Judaism, under Israelite Law children follow the father, NOT the mother, so Ruth was not touched by this precept. "Forever" denotes the immutability and perpetuity of this law, to be inviolably observed in all succeeding ages, and not dispensed with for any merit in persons or any pretence whatsoever (The Restoration on the Bride Tree, p. 24:6 – 25:1; The Ten Virgins, p. 234:42-42).
Like Tamar, Ruth's husband died leaving her childless but his near kinsman Boaz, a type of Christ, redeemed her in levirate marriage to beget and raise up an heir to preserve the land her husband had owned (Ruth 3:9). The Book of Ruth is a picture of peaceful, virtuous, filial obedience displaying the rich reward of choosing the Lord at the sacrifice of all else. Ruth is remembered to all generations as a chosen ancestress of king David and Jesus Messiah (Matthew 1:5) . . . an instance of natural affection leading to true faith as expected of one who is elect.
Bathsheba, David's accomplice in adultery, was a beautiful woman with keen intellect and great kindness (I Kings 1:11-31; 2:11-21). She was the wife of Uriah the Hittite, a brave and loyal officer in David's army who was physical Serpent's seed and such a fanatical proselyte to Yahwism that instead of comforting his wife he "slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house." David had him murdered (II Samuel II; 23:34, 39) and Bathsheba subsequently became his wife, partner of his penitence and his throne. She was the mother of Solomon through whom the Royal line terminated in Joseph (Matthew 1:6), also of Shimea, Shobab, and of Nathan who never ascended the throne but was selected to include the chosen mother of our Lord in the Davidic line (Luke 3:31).
I have considered seven man from the genealogy of Jesus Messiah in Matthew 1:1-18 and Luke 3:23-38 under the Old Covenant from the first Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Boaz, David, and Joseph to the birth of Jesus and His crucifixion under Israel's apostasy. Moses said, "The Lord is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation. Pardon, I pray, the iniquity of this people according to the greatness of Your lovingkindness, as You have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now. And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to your word: but as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord" (Numbers 14:18-21).
I Peter 3:17-20, "It is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right than for doing what is wrong. For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit; in which He also went and preached to those very souls in prison now; who once were disobedient, when the longsuffering of God waited for Noah to build the ark." When Jesus died "He descended into the lower parts of the earth" where He vindicated the saints in Paradise, condemned the souls imprisoned across the impassable chasm, glorified and "led the saints captive" of eternal Life (Matthew 27:50-53; Ephesians 4:8).
I have also studied seven men under the New Testament from—Paul, Irenaeus, St. Martin, St. Columba, Martin Luther, John Wesley, and William Branham to the fullness of Christ in the Capstone now in construction from the "lively stones" of Christ's end-time Bride. Members of the PART-Word Church Age Bride under the dispensation of the Holy Spirit in the Office Son of God and Mediator were the wise virgins of their day. Christ is the Alpha and the Omega: He is the Word at the beginning and the Word at the end but not that which was inbetween. The members of Christ's end-time Bride under Jesus, the Head and Chief Corner Stone of the Body in the prophetic Office Son on Man are the wise virgins of this day wherein He is no longer Mediator but Judge. Each of these nine dispensations had its wise and foolish virgins. The lives of the wise virgins being "written epistles" acting out and fulfilling the Message of the angel to their dispensation were separated from the natural and the religious world.
In each dispensation the foolish virgins were justified and sanctified by the Spirit, but without revelation of "the present Truth"—what Jesus is doing NOW —they could not be born-again (II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7). If you read Matthew 25:6-7 you will discover that in the end-time the wise and foolish virgins both heard the "shout" of Brother Branham's Message (I Thessalonians 4:16) and came out of Rome and her apostate (once) Protestant daughter churches (Revelation 17:5; 18:4), recognized his vindication as the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6 (Matthew 17:11) and the seventh angel of Revelation 10:7. Today the wise and foolish virgins seated in the pews or standing behind the pulpits of our Churches are living godly lives, following and prayerfully studying Brother Branham's Message.
The space marked "Holy Spirit" separates the Church Age saints from the Capstone Bride and represents the breach or divorce of the apostate church after Laodicea apostatised and put Christ out (Romans 11:32; Revelation 3:20). The Bible was sealed from the foundation of the Word to "the time of the end" when Christ loosed the Seals and "finished the mystery of God in the days of the seventh angel" (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 4; 5; 10:1-7). From the Day of Pentecost to the end of Laodicea Christ interceded for ignorance of the fullness of the Word; He received the revelation for the hour, winked at their ignorance, and baptized His elect into the Body, but having loosed the Seals and delivered the fullness of the Word through His Prophet, His mediation ceased since by the grace of God we now have the perfect interpretation of the Word with divine vindication (I Corinthians 13:10).
Since 1963 the Holy Spirit has been proclaiming Brother Branham's Message from the breach with the loud voice of his printed and recorded sermons, the preaching and teaching of end-time ministers and the worldwide testimony of believers introducing Christ's second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming to whoever will receive Him and come out from the world church system. The sole entrance into the Capstone is via a clear revelation of the "shout" of God's end-time Message. The Capstone is down for those who have been baptized into Christ's end-time or Capstone Bride: all those not baptized into Christ during the Laodicean Church Age (1906-1965) are souls in prison now. Along with the foolish virgins, Israel and the rest of the world they will enter the Great Tribulation and suffer martyrdom for defence of the Gospel or have their names blotted from the Book of Life.
"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts; His acts being seven ages" (As You like It, by William Shakespeare, lines 139-142).
According to the most ancient Old Testament representations as found in the Pentateuch, some believed there is no continued living in the world beyond. Hence, excepting long life on earth, posterity is for each the highest wish and happiness. Without posterity, to die is the same as being condemned. Numerous, measureless posterity meant the same as eternal Life. Hence Moses threatened those who transgress the Lord's commandments, with visitation on children in the third and fourth generation, thus extinction. On the contrary He promises those who keep the Commandments, that the Lord will be gracious to them to a thousand generations (Exodus 20:5-6).
We no longer follow the lineage of the first Adam through God's promise to Abraham through Isaac and Jacob's natural bloodline. An eternal posterity of God-men has issued from He whom men sought to exterminate. "It pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief: when His soul is made an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and God's will shall prosper in His hand" (Isaiah 53:10). Since Pentecost the lineage of God's elect traced through the first Adam has entered the Spiritual lineage of the last Adam by the baptism with the Holy Ghost. nl1068.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.