Bible Believers' Newsletter 1163
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
Our main article, "Millennium Shadows & Types" shows how certain elements of worship prior to Calvary unfold a pattern of worship for Old Testament saints in the Millennium Temple."Aha! Everyone who is athirst, come to the waters, and he who has no money; come along, buy, and eat; yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? And your labour for that which does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to Me and eat that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come to the Tree of Life: hear, and your soul shall live".
I expect some will have discovered that Google has restricted access to the Christian resources on our Church Website. However "seekers of Truth" can still access these Scriptural, factual historic and eschatological resources from our mirror website. Brother Branham warned us that the "squeeze" will turn the world to ignorance and blind obedience under Lucifer's one world government, and assured us that while he's returning the world to serfdom Christ has provided a way to take His people out of the world. So we rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say "Rejoice"!
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.
July 30, 2021 — Jesus said, "As it was in the days of Noah, so also shall the (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming of the Son of man be" (Matthew 24:39). As well as the besetting sin of miscegenation, "the earth is corrupt before God and full of violence, and every imagination of the thoughts of men's hearts is only evil continually." It is raining continually, last week the deluge was sinking Germany and Belgium, China, Oman, Austria and Turkey.
This week while heavy rains were sinking London and Italy, Italy, a Magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck 104 km SE of Perryville, Alaska 55.325°N 157.841°W at a depth of 32.2 km. If you follow the San Andreas transform plate boundary between the Pacific and North American Plates in western California you will notice the large Farallon Plate subduct on the west coast. It perfectly describes Brother Branham's 1933 prophecy, "Since the 1964 [Good Friday earthquake he spoke three days previously while hunting with friends at Sunset Mountain, Arizona], there is a two- or three-inch crack that come in the earth, starting in Alaska, goes around through the Aleutian Islands, comes out about a hundred and fifty or two hundred miles in the sea, comes back up at San Diego; takes in California, or Los Angeles, and comes out again just below the northern part of California there, a little place called San Jose, just below there" (65-0711, Ashamed, par. 52; see the usgs map).
Is HAARP being deployed to create worldwide weather disasters and earthquakes? You might like to know HAARP locations.
Prepare now: Global Supply Chains at risk. Covid Crisis' Engineered Economic Destruction
July 29, 2021 — The global cabal is attempting to implement The Great Reset putting global supply chains at risk to bring the economy to its knees . . . This 'shortage' of workers and goods such as food and computer chips plays right into globalist stooges hands. As prices skyrocket, the economy will further deteriorate and panic will rule the day . . . looting and violence . . . give governments a new excuse to lockdown and subdue their populations . . .
Deadly floods in economic giants China and Germany . . . ruptured global supply lines . . . compromising trillions of dollars of economic activity that rely on them . . . Automakers . . . forced to stop production . . . Buckling supply chains are hitting the United States and China, the world's economic motors that together account for more 40% of global economic output . . . Manufactured famine would be the perfect way to introduce complete control of the food supply. The ultimate goal is to eliminate meat-eating and increase consumption of GMO crops and synthetic food as only a few major corporations would control the entire world's food supply. This is why Bill Gates is now the largest landowner in the US . . . Full story: truthunmuted.org
Facts about Covid-19
August 2021 — Fully referenced facts about covid-19, provided by experts in the field, to help our readers make a realistic risk assessment. (Regular updates below). "The only means to fight the plague is honesty." (Albert Camus, 1947)
1.Lethality: According to the latest immunological studies, the overall infection fatality rate (IFR) of covid-19 in the general population is about 0.1% to 0.5% in most countries, which is most closely comparable to the medium influenza pandemics of 1936, 1957 and 1968.
2.Treatment: For people at high risk or high exposure, early or prophylactic treatment is essential to prevent progression of the disease. According to numerous international studies, early outpatient treatment of covid may reduce hospitalizations and deaths by about 75% . . .
10.Masks: There is still little to no scientific evidence for the effectiveness of cloth face masks in the general population, and the introduction of mandatory masks couldn't contain or slow the epidemic in most countries. If used improperly, masks may increase the risk of infection . . .
12.Vaccines: Real-world studies have shown a very high, but rapidly declining effectiveness of covid vaccines. Numerous severe and fatal vaccine adverse events have been reported even in young people. A previous covid infection provides equal or better protection than vaccination . . .
16.Lockdowns: In contrast to early border controls, lockdowns have had no significant effect on the pandemic. According to the UN, lockdowns may put the livelihood of 1.6 billion people at acute risk and may push an additional 150 million children into poverty . . . Full story: swprs.org
Covid Vaccine: All you need Know
July 29, 2021 — Karen Kingston, pharmaceutical and medical device business analyst and former Pfizer employee: Poison in Covid shot.
July 30, 2021 — Dr. Jane Ruby: Delta Variant a Hoax.
July 29, 2021 — Dr. Jane Ruby: majority of new hospitalized patients diagnosed with 'COVID' have been 'vaccinated'.
July 27, 2021 — Dr. Andy Wakefield calls out Big Pharma, mainstream medicine and Tony Fauci.
July 26, 2021 — Dr. Jane Ruby: CDC, PCR Tests and 'pool testing' used to lock you down. Dr. Bryan Ardis, inoculated people donating blood, with spike protein and graphene oxide.
Covid-19 Vaccines lead to New Infections and Mortality
July 28, 2021 — Mortality and morbidity have increased dramatically as a result of the 'vaccine.' Incidence of Covid positive cases has also increased.
"And everywhere they have been followed by a dramatic rise in new infections and mortality for several weeks or months." Dr. Delépine carefully analyses the pre and post vaccine trends for 14 countries in major regions of the World. The latest official figures for the European Union which are rarely acknowledged by the mainstream media indicate the following:
From late December 2020 to May 22, 2021:
1.12,184 deaths and 1,196,190 injuries following injections of four experimental COVID-19 shots (Moderna, Pfizer-BionTech; AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson's Janssen). Serious injuries are of the order of 604,744 (i.e. more than 50% of total injuries).While Pfizer has the largest numbers of deaths and injuries, the EU Commission has largely placed the blame on AstraZeneca.
2. The Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA gene-edited vaccine has resulted in the largest number of fatalities: Total reactions for its mRNA vaccine Tozinameran: 5,961 deaths and 452,779 injuries to 22/05/2021.
Ironically, not only does Pfizer have a criminal record with the US Department of Justice for "fraudulent marketing", the EU Commission has chosen Pfizer BioNTech as its "Reliable Partner" for the production of 1.8 billion doses over the next 3-4 years, in a contract which is currently under negotiation . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
No Scientific Reason to vaccinate against SARS-CoV-2: Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi
July 28, 2021 — There is simply no benefit and the rollout must be stopped.
- Your immune system is your best defence against SARS-CoV-2, and indeed all corona viruses.
- If you have been infected, even if you experienced no symptoms at all, you are immune to all variants.
- We have already reached herd immunity.
- There is no scientific reason to vaccinate against SARS-CoV-2. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Forced Vaccination and the Road to 'Digital Tyranny': Agenda ID2020 Revisited
July 17, 2021 — The Presidents of Tanzania and Burundi, they did not want to jab their people with poisonous mRNA inoculations. They . . . died mysterious deaths . . . nobody dares to investigate them . . . The President of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse was assassinated . . . He too, said there was no need to jab Haitians . . . free of masks . . . Haiti's "case numbers" and deaths were very low. youtu.be.
Remember Agenda ID2020? See this and this. What we are living today, is the Lockstep Scenario, according to the infamous 2010 Rockefeller Report, confirmed by Klaus Schwab's (WEF) "The Great Reset".
These Rockefeller Report's four scenarios (Lock Step; Clever Together; Hack Attack; and Smart Scramble), have been on the drawing board for decades. Every so often we were told and warned about the deadly actions they had in store for us. This is part of their [religious] cult. They have to tell people. [Then they can deny liability].
And they did on numerous occasions. But nobody listened. For example, by publishing the 2010 Rockefeller Report which was never a secret. Not even now. See this. (p. 34). Have you noticed, the scenario "Hack Attack" is being tried out in plain sight? The highly propagated blame and breach of cyber security is on Russia and China. And hardly anybody is linking it to the openly displayed chapter "Hack Attack" of the 2010 Rockefeller Report (p 34).
How come? Are we so blind or brain-brushed and brain-washed to ignore the open warnings we receive? Then almost simultaneously, Bill Gate's TedTalk in February 2010, in Southern California, where he says "If we are doing a real good job, we could reduce world population by 10% to 15%"; see this, called "Innovating to Zero".
This profoundly immoral and criminal endeavor has been on the drawing board for years. The final and formal decision to go ahead NOW, albeit planned, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos—behind closed doors, of course. The Gates, GAVI (an association of vaccination-promoting pharmaceuticals), Rockefellers, Rothschilds et al, they are all behind this decision—the implementation of Agenda ID2020—see links above. The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020." Vaccination as a Platform for "Digital Identity". Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Vaccine Passports, how they work. The initial proposal for 'Vaccine Passports' was first published on 26 April, 2018 by the European Commission [even before the plandemic began]. The proposal, ignored by the mainstream media and was buried deep in a document (read below) dealing with 'Strengthened Cooperation against Vaccine Preventable Diseases'.
Mologic to become a 'Social Enterprise' after acquisition by social impact funders and investors
July 25, 2021 — Soros Economic Development Fund (SEDF), with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is today announcing the launch of Global Access Health (GAH), a social enterprise that will seek to expand access to affordable state-of-the-art medical technology through decentralized research, development, and manufacturing in and for the Global South.
Mologic Ltd, best known today for the deep-nostril technology used to deliver rapid Covid-19 tests. The technology can also be used to test for dengue, bilharzias and river blindness, as well as for COVID-19. The rapid so-called lateral flow tests offer an early-warning screening for Covid-19 and have been used around the world as an aid to help reopen shops, bars, sporting events and workplaces by giving an early warning result for people who may have no symptoms but are still infectious and can give the virus to others. In the UK, lateral flow Covid tests need to be confirmed by a second test before Covid-19 is officially diagnosed. Full story: mologic.co.uk
Comment: CDC announced that PCR tests will soon no longer be available for emergency use to determine whether individuals have contracted COVID-19, and seemed to tacitly admit that the tests are unable to differentiate between COVID-19 and influenza viruses . . .
Who runs the World? Blackrock and Vanguard
April 21, 2021 — If you've been wondering how the world economy has been hijacked and humanity has been kidnapped by a completely bogus narrative, look no further than this video by Dutch creator, Covid Lie.
What she uncovers is that the stock of the world's largest corporations is owned by the same institutional investors. They all own each other. This means that "competing" brands, like Coke and Pepsi aren't really competitors, at all, since their stock is owned by exactly the same investment companies, investment funds, insurance companies, banks and in some cases, governments. This is the case, across all industries. As she says:
"The smaller investors are owned by larger investors. Those are owned by even bigger investors. The visible top of this pyramid shows only two companies whose names we have often seen . . . They are Vanguard and BlackRock . . . Full story: video
New World Holocaust
By John Kaminski © 2021 all rights reserved
Unless you are a Christian regenerated by the end-time Message you have nowhere to turn and we have no chance.
Remember those nine million Ukrainians who were starved to death by the evil Soviet Union in the 1930s that The New York Times completely neglected to report? The "Hodolomor" was the real Holocaust, not the fake one the twisted powers-that-be blamed on Germany. But those psychopathic Soviet Jews were nice guys compared to the pathological phonies who are killing us today.
Ice Age Farmer has the chilling rundown of what looks to be happening throughout the world today, as drought and fires on every continent are ruining the food supplies of all countries. Mass starvation appears to be our most likely future as we are locked down in our own countries by a conspiracy so evil and so widespread as to be without precedent in all of human history (Amos 8:11; Revelation 6:8).
Global wheat supplies are short as drought, flood ravage crops and the supply chain falter.
Then, as we are corralled into believing this invented and patented dread disease is killing millions, a truly satanic cabal of politicians, actors and media icons—many of whom we trusted with a feverish hope for survival—are telling us a poison vaccine will save us.
Where do we go from here? Straight to hell appears to be our destination. Everything the government has told you is a lie.
Neuro Weapons. Directed Energy Weapons. Mind Control. Targeted Individuals
September 16, 2021 — "I can disrupt an individual from the level of their system and disrupt individuals on a variety of levels, from individuals all the way up to the social fabric. Target a specific individual, change or eliminate that individual with very little attribution or trace . . ." – Dr. James Giordano, DARPA Neurologist/Weapons Expert, Presentation at the Modern War Institute Full story: youtube.com
Millennium Shadows & Types
Old Testament animal sacrifices were shadows and types of good things to come in consequence of the vicarious death of our near Kinsman Redeemer Jesus Christ for His Wife on Calvary as Adam surrendered his life to save his wife Eve, and the Tree of Life provided each a ram, signifying Jesus Messiah. Later He provided a ram to preserve the life of Abraham's promised son, Isaac. The burnt offerings of the Old Testament were a blood testament pointing to our promised Lamb who died for the elect of Adam's race "life for life" and "eye for eye" (Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 9:22).
Exodus 40:33-35, "When Moses finished the Tabernacle, a Cloud covered the tent of the congregation, the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle, and Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation because the Shekinah filled the tabernacle, and the Cloud abode thereon".
Leviticus 1:1-9, "The Lord called to Moses, and spoke to him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When any man of you brings an offering to the Lord, you shall bring your offering of animals from the herd or the flock."
"If his offering is a burnt offering of the herd, he shall offer a male without blemish (Leviticus 22:18-21): he shall offer it of his own voluntary will for his acceptance before the Lord through the atoning life of an acceptable substitute at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord. And he shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, that it may be accepted for him to make atonement on his behalf. The offeror shall kill the young bull before the Lord: and Aaron's sons, the priests, shall offer up the blood and sprinkle the blood around on the altar that is at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation (John 19:34). And he shall skin and divide the flesh of the burnt offering, to prove it is without blemish (Leviticus 7:8) and cut it into its pieces. And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire on the first sacrifice of a newly-erected altar, (as it was required afterwards that the fire should be kept always burning upon the altar, or when not in use, raked together so as to consume the sacrifice (Leviticus 6:8-13), and arrange wood on the fire: and the priests alone, Aaron's sons, shall arrange the pieces, the head, and the fat over the wood that is on the fire which is on the altar."
[The head was especially mentioned in order that the whole animal may be expressly included, since it would not be considered one of the "pieces" into which the animal was divided. The "fat" is that which was separated from the entrails and taken out to wash. All was to be lain in order upon the wood in the same relative positions as in the living animal; everything about the sacrifice must have method in propriety fitting an act of worship. The "head and fat," the knowledge of earth and its prosperity must first pass into the fiery death; then also the purified organs of growth, nourishment, and motion].
"But his entrails and his legs he shall wash in water: and the priest shall burn all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour to the Lord." The intestines and all soft internal organs, and the legs, especially the hind legs, below the knee. It is doubtful whether the washing was required for the heart, the lungs and the liver. The sacrifice was "made clean" to show what Christ was by nature—pure and holy (Ephesians 5:26).
Like the animal sacrifices, the old tabernacle was a shadow and type; when it was dedicated God took His abode as the Shekinah and settled between the cherubim over and above the blood on the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant in the Holy of Holies separated from the Holy Place by a heavy veil. The high priest alone saw the Shekinah on the Day of Atonement after repeated admonitions and ablutions. In a vision Ezekiel foresaw it depart Solomon's Temple before the treacherous Edomite Serpent's Seed and Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Jerusalem and razed the Temple.
The Ark was God's judgment Seat and a type of Christ, it sat in the Most Holy Place. In the Millennium Temple the Most Holy Place will be the Throne of our Lord Jesus Christ, and His Wife will be seated with Him in authority over the Kingdom.
"When Jesus came from Galilee to the river Jordan for John to baptize Him, John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized by You. Jesus answered, Suffer it to be so now: for it is fitting for us to fulfil all righteousness as the sacrifice must be washed before it is offered. Then he permitted Him. And when Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water: and the heavens were opened, and He saw the Shekinah descending as a dove, and coming upon Him, and a Voice out of heaven, saying, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased to dwell in" (Matthew 13:13-17). Jesus is God's tabernacle; this is where God has placed His Name. "And if the Spirit of God dwells in you, you are the Temple of God".
God has only one provided place of Worship and that is the place where He has chosen to place His Name (Deuteronomy 16:1-7). God was no longer dwelling under badger skins but under the skin of the virgin-born Jesus Christ. Now God was in plain view veiled behind the skin of Jesus Messiah. When He died at Calvary, God sent fire and lightning, and rent that veil from top to the bottom, so that the whole Mercy Seat was in plain view. But they were too blind to see It. As Paul said, "When Moses is read, that veil is still on their heart." When the veil was rent God came into plain view, hanging on the cross, but they were too blind see It. And today's Gentiles, having married to the traditions of their fathers, have done the same thing (Revelation 3:15-20).
They will not receive "the present Truth," and those who see the Truth are "neither cold nor hot: I would you were cold or hot. So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth" (Revelation 3:15-16).
Exodus 12:23, "The Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the Lord will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come into your houses to smite you".
Hebrews 11:28, "Through faith Moses kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest He that destroyed the firstborn should touch them".
Concerning the Passover God commanded Moses, "This day will be a memorial to you, and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord; throughout your generations you are to celebrate it as a permanent ordinance" (Exodus 12:14, 24).
Israel's deliverance from Egyptian bondage and adoption by Jehovah as His servant nation was sealed by the Passover, as their consecration to Him separated them from the nations (Numbers 23:9). Exodus 12:1-14 directs Moses as to the Passover before the Exodus, Exodus 12:15-20 as to the seven days' "feast of unleavened bread" (leaven signifying corruption, as setting the dough in fermentation; excluded therefore from sacrifices, Leviticus 2:11). The Passover was a kind of sacrament, uniting the nation to God on the ground of God's grace to them. The slain lamb typified the "Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world" (John 1:29). The unleavened loaves were called "bread of affliction" (Deuteronomy 16:3), reminding them of past affliction and symbolizing the new life cleansed from the leaven of the old Egyptian nature (I Corinthians 5:8), of which the deliverance from the external Egypt was a pledge to the believing.
Ezekiel 45:18-20 appoints special offerings for the first and seventh days of Nisan. "On Nisan 1 you shall take a young bullock without blemish, and cleanse the sanctuary: the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering, and put it upon the posts of the house, and upon the four corners of the settle of the altar, and upon the posts of the gate of the inner court. So shall you do on Nisan 7 for every one that unintentionally errs from ignorance, or is naive: so shall you reconcile the house".
Christ is the true altar "whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle" (Hebrews 13:10); for He is the propitiation for our sins, and He has sanctified Himself for us (John 17:19). No one could enter the Temple without passing by the altar, "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is not another Name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved" (Acts 4:12). Golgotha is the true altar of burnt offering, the antitype of all sacrifices. Thus God comes first and gives grace; His grace makes ashamed, chastises, sanctifies, reconciles, and produces intimate eternal fellowship. Christ and the apostles have given additional clearness to Ezekiel. In the New Testament we no longer offer material, but Spiritual sacrifices through Christ Jesus (I Peter 2:5).
Regarding the millennial animal sacrifices in Ezekiel 43:20, 26-27, the application of the victim's blood to and upon the altar formed an integral part of every expiatory offering. But whereas in all the other kinds of sacrifice the blood was poured indifferently round about the altar of the forecourt, in the sin offering it was not to be sprinkled, lest the intention should be overlooked, but carefully smeared with the finger upon the horns of the altar, and on the four corners of the settle, and the border round about (verse 17). This smearing with blood was to cleanse and purge or make atonement for the altar, not for the people. Without an atoned-for altar, there could be no atoned-for people. Hence the risen "Jesus said to Mary, Touch Me not; for I am not yet ascended to My Father: but go to My brethren, and tell them, I ascend to My Father, and your Father; and to My God, and your God" (John 20:17). Jesus had to preserve sanctity as He was to ascend and with His own Blood cleanse the heavenly sanctuary of the sins of the departed Old Testament saints before He could descend and "lead captivity captive," resurrected in glorified bodies.
The sin offerings of Ezekiel 45:15, 17 and 20 will be for cleansing unintentional mistakes, errors or contamination with the world, dust, blood or ashes on the altar: reconciliation and atonement of what would offend the holiness of our Lord God. One who is "unclean" was disqualified from the Temple. The animal sacrifices during Christ's millennial reign solve the difficulty of ceremonial uncleanness, enabling a person who became impure to be restored to the Presence of the Lord.
The sacrifice for Jehovah, Who calls it "My sacrifice" (Exodus 23:15-18; Exodus 34:25) came first; the seven day Feast of Unleavened Bread then showed Israel walking in fellowship with Jehovah, in the strength of the pure bread of a new life. Leaven was forbidden in all offerings (Leviticus 2:4-5; Leviticus 7:12; Leviticus 10:12); it is a symbol of hypocrisy and misleading doctrine (Matthew 16:12; Luke 12:1). Seven stamped the feast with the seal of Covenant relationship. The first and seventh days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Nisan 15 and Nisan 22, were sanctified by a holy convocation, Jehovah having made Israel His own people (Isaiah 43:1; Isaiah 43:15-17; also Exodus 13:3-10 and Leviticus 23:4-14).
Thus throughout the Millennium Israel will observe the Passover on Nisan 14 with a young bullock as a sin offering (Ezekiel 43:21). The Passover was not only a memorial that looked back to the Exodus when Israel was born as a nation, it was also a shadow that looked forward to the true sin offering of our Lord Jesus Christ on Calvary's cross and forward to the restoration of the Kingdom to Israel.
"Therefore behold, the days are coming," declares the Lord, "when they will no longer say, "As the Lord lives, who brought up the sons of Israel from the land of Egypt," but, "As the Lord lives, who brought up and led back the descendants of the household of Israel from the north land and from all the countries where I had driven them."Then they will live on their own soil" (Jeremiah 23:7–8).
Exodus 20:24, "You shall make an altar of earth for Me, and you shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen; in every place sanctified by a special revelation from God [a type of the seven Church Ages] whatever place where I cause My Name to be remembered [or manifest My Presence], I will come to you and bless you." Thus it is God who brings the historical blessing to our remembrance which glorifies His Name as His unchanging Attributes of character bring Him glory.
Ezekiel 36:22, "Therefore tell the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God, I don't do this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for My holy Name's sake, which you have profaned among the heathen, whither you went".
God creates situations and causes His people to remember Him in every sacrifice. God memorializes His own faithfulness when He is mindful of His own holy Name in every sacrifice on the part of man. The text places the emphasis on God's activity as the subject of the verb.
Aaron bore two onyx stones on the shoulders of the ephod engraved with the names of the Tribes as a memorial to the children of Israel before the Lord continually when he approached the Presence of the Lord in their behalf as God commanded Moses (Exodus 28:12, 29; 39:7; Memorials and Shadows, Bob Bolender).
The Feast of Unleavened Bread in the first month lasted seven days as did the Feast of Tabernacles in the seventh month, which was the celebration of harvest home and rest prior to the general resurrection, the White Throne Judgment, and eternity in the renewed heavens and renewed earth on the eighth day.
As Pentecost typed the firstfruits of the world's harvest of an election from all nations in Adam's race, the Feast of Tabernacles typifies the completion of that final and universal harvest of the Kingdom of Israel and the final opportunity for blood Israelites to receive redemption. Only elect blood descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob living within the Land of the Covenant can qualify (Ezekiel 37; 48; Revelation 7:1-8).
The annual celebration of Tabernacles which put Israel in remembrance of their transition from Egyptian bondage to their inheritance of blessing, was a type of their transition from bondage to the commandments of men and rejection of Messiah, to redemption of the nation—all 144,000 of them.
Following the sealing of our 144,000 Israelite attendants (Revelation 7:2-8), the spirit of Tabernacles is reflected in the rejoicing of the Church Age saints (Revelation 7:9-17). They have "palms in their hands . . . and they shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes" (Revelation 7:9, 16-17; John 7:37-38). The joy of Tabernacles is in their hearts and the Millennium is nigh.
The first day was a holy convocation and the octave (corresponding to Sunday) was a holy convocation called "the great day of the Feast." On each day water drawn from the Pool of Siloam was poured on the sacrifice in memory of the rock at Rephidim where Israel murmured against God. He commanded Moses to smite the rock on their account and it brought forth water for life. This ceremony was added in later times. Water was drawn from the fountain of Siloam (which means 'sent') and poured onto the sacrifice together with wine amid shouts of joy. You can in some measure realize the event recorded in John 7:37-38? The festivities of the Week of Tabernacles were drawing to a close. "It was the last day, that great day of the feast;" for the last time the priest had returned from Siloam with his golden pitcher and poured its contents to the base of the brazen altar. After the 'Hallel' had been sung to the sound of a flute, the people responding and worshipping as the priests thrice blew the threefold blasts from their silver trumpets, their interest raised to its highest pitch: from amidst the mass of worshippers waving a forest of leafy branches toward the altar, the last words of Psalm 118 were chanted—a raised voice resounded through the temple, carrying fear and hatred to the hearts of their leaders, and startling the multitude. It was Jesus, who stood and cried, "If any man thirst let him come to Me, and drink." By faith in Him each one should truly become like the Pool of Siloam, and from his inmost being 'flow rivers of living waters' (John 7:38). "He spoke this of the Spirit, which they who believe on Him should receive".
Thus the significance of the rite in which they had just taken part was not only fully explained, but the mode of its fulfillment pointed out. The effect was instantaneous. In that vast assembly, so suddenly roused by being brought face to face with Him in whom every type and prophecy is fulfilled, there would be many who, "when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. Others said, This is the Christ." Even the Temple-guards, whose duty it would have been in such circumstances to arrest one who had so interrupted the services of the day, and presented Himself to the people in such a light, owned the spell of His words, and dared not to lay hands on Him. "Never man spoke like this man," was the only account they could give of their unusual weakness, in answer to the reproaches of the chief priests and Pharisees.
The rebuke of the Jewish authorities, which followed, is too characteristic to require comment. Only one of their number had been deeply moved by the scene just witnessed in the Temple. Yet, timid as usually, a type of the foolish virgin, Nicodemus only laid hold of this one point, that the Pharisees had traced the popular confession of Jesus to their ignorance of the Law, to which he replied, in the Rabbinical manner of arguing, without meeting one's opponent face to face: "Does our Law judge any man before it hears him, and knows what he does?"
How blind was Israel that they failed to see Jesus as that Rock smitten so that the waters of Life could flow to save Israel, and later poured upon the sacrifice amid rejoicing in the feast of tabernacles to signify they were anointing Him with the joy of their salvation (I Corinthians 10:4).
But matters were not to end with the wrangling of priests and Pharisees. The proof Nicodemus had invited them to seek from Christ's teaching and miracles was about to be shown before the people and their rulers in the healing of the blind man. Here also it was in allusion to the ceremonial of the Feast of Tabernacles that Jesus, when He saw the "man blind from his birth," said: "As long as I am in the world, I am the Light of the world," and having "anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, "told him, "Go, wash in the Pool of Siloam" (John 9). The words, "I am the Light of the world," are those He had just spoken to the Pharisees in the Temple (John 7) before He pardoned the woman caught in adultery (John 8:1-12).
In all probability the Pharisees imagined that Jesus was referring to the two colossal candlesticks that burned in the Temple court throughout the Feast of Tabernacles signifying the pillar of Cloud by day and Fire by night that had led Israel in their journey through the wilderness. Tishri 15 was also the day on which Moses with shining face descended the Mount and informed Israel that the Tabernacle of God was to be raised among them Exodus 34-35). On this day the Shekinah appeared at the dedication of Solomon's Temple (I Kings 8), and according to Revelation 7:9-10, on this day the Bride of all Ages will rejoice in Israel's birth, the dedication of the Millennium Temple, "After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; and cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God, who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb" (Leviticus:23:39-41; Revelation 19:1).
This diagram plots Israel's seven annual feasts in their seasons and the calendar. The feast of seven weeks describes Christ manifest in His Bride as Alpha and Omega—beginning with the pure Word at Pentecost, followed by seven Church Ages of PART-Word mediated by Christ, and ending with the Capstone from His (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming to our translation. There are seven months from Passover to the Feast of Trumpets, and we see Daniel's Seventieth Week between the Feast of the Trumpets and the Day of Atonement, then the Feast of Tabernacles illustrates six thousand years in which man has laboured against sin, and the seventh day of a thousand years which will gather all elect Adamites into the Millennium. Zechariah 14:16-21 describes Christ's millennial reign wherein Jerusalem will become the center of worship. Then after the general resurrection and White Throne Judgment the heavens and earth will be renewed for the eternal eighth day.
When Brother Branham taught "The Future Home of the Heavenly Bridegroom and the Earthly Bride" he said, "The sabbath speaks of the old Law, which was to pass away. The keeping of a sabbath, which "passed away," or, I have said, "changed to another." It didn't pass away; it just changed from the old Law, of keeping a certain day of the week.
Isaiah 28:19, said, "Precept must be upon precept; here a little, and there a little." "Hold fast to that what's good." "For with stammering lips and other tongues will I speak to this people. And here is the rest" . . . Paul said, over there in Galatians 4. "You keep days and shadows, and things like that; I'm scared of your experience." See, we don't pass into certain days and orders. "You've passed from death unto Eternal Life," not days and times. You've passed into Eternity. That's the holy convocation.
Seven days . . . which "pass away" . . . "change to another." Eight days deals with new creation, see, not old creation. Eight days is new creation. For it was on the eighth day that our Lord raised from the dead. There is your other convocation, the holiness; not considering the sabbaths at all, or the feast of the Tabernacles, feast of this, and the feast of the Pentecost. Jesus raised from the dead for our justification on the eighth day. After the seven sabbaths, or seven days, Seven Church Ages, Jesus raised from the dead. Eighth day, which is a holy convocation, see, which is the first day.
See, you've, done has passed through time, and dropped into Eternity again; not keeping of days, and keeping of sabbaths; and new moons, and things like that. "But hath passed," changed your form; not annihilated. Glory! "But passed from death unto Life Eternal." Oh, what the Bible does teach us! See, passed from one to another. All right, "passed," the old sabbath is passed. Jesus raised on the eighth day. That was a solemn day, holy. And it wasn't a day; 'cause day, a time, had done run out. It passed into Eternity. See, it swung right back to the first day again. See?
Eternity is like a ring. You can't find no corner to it. You can't find no stopping place in a perfect circle. You go on and on. I don't care how far you go, you're still going. You can start going around like this; go through the floor, go through the earth, go beyond the earth, you're still go . . . All things that was created down in here, are perverted, not created, by Satan, will drop out when the great golden bell rings and a Trumpet sounds. And back yonder at the beginning, where the tie post was made in Eden, when man came to the earth and he fell, a little lamb shed its blood, that spoke of the great Lamb was coming to shed Its Blood. Calvary raised the cross that tied for the Old Testament; to them who, justified, looked for It. And in this new dispensation, at the Coming of the Lord, at the New Earth, the rope of salvation (the Blood, the redeemed Power that I'm talking about, and through the same system has redeemed both man and the earth) will raise right up into Eternity again. And the Lake of Fire will consume everything that's ungodly and unpredestinated to It. Do you see it?
Notice, the eighth day, Jesus raised for our justification. The Eternal King, with the Eternal Kingdom to be baptized into, for Eternal Life. Not seven days; had nothing to do with any of the days. It's speaking of another, Eternal, coming; speaking of an Eternal time, the World that I'm speaking of.
And, notice, after fifty days, or seven sabbaths from there, again there come another holy convocation. What happened? The Holy Ghost fell on the Day of Pentecost, on the eighth day. Was seven sabbaths later, exactly, after His resurrection, see; so it'd be seven times that again, bring it right back around to the first day of the week again, exactly. See?
There is your holy convocation, not have anything to do with the literal things. It's beyond that. It's into the Kingdom of God, with Eternal Life, with the predestinated that never did start. It never started on any day. You wasn't saved on any day. You was always saved. Amen. Jesus just come to redeem that; but you was saved, from the beginning, because you had Eternal Life, to begin with.
A trout fish can never be a gar or a tadpole. He might be in the same water with him, but he was, from the beginning, a trout. The net only caught him, see, but he was that from the beginning . . . You don't come by laws, and rituals, and orders. You come by predestination. Amen! There is a genuine, holy convocation! See? And we're ending the seventh Church Age, the Pentecostal age. Do you see it? We're entering that holy convocation. We are entering into that real genuine Eternity where the Church is called; not to some station, some denomination, but into Eternity with their Eternal King. See? We don't have it at all, no such a thing as days, and things, and times. You've passed into Eternity, where you come from. You was There, to begin with. See?
If you got Eternal Life, there is only one form, that's God, and you are an expressed attribute. See? If you . . . If you're not, you're not going to be there, anyhow. "No man can come to Me except My Father has drawed him." See? Which, "passes away," all these old things; but these Things don't, so it speaks of Eternity. The Holy Ghost is Eternal. Then, you are in Eternity, where you was all the time, you've just recognized what happened.
See, you were made for an Eternal purpose, because you was the manifestation of an attribute that was in God, that thought of you and expressed you; and He made a earth to take you out of, and to make you a human being. And sin come along and perverted His way. You come, anyhow, but you was lost with the world. So He come and redeemed you, the expressed attribute, and also redeems this earth by the same way. Then, His purpose rolls on. See? Oh! Hallelujah! Oh, that does me so much good, think of just what lays ahead!
Now, in Ephesians 1:10, it's called . . . "The fullness of time." And when "the fullness of time" has come, that's when time has been fulfilled. When there is no more time, then you go into Eternity, after the seventh Church Age is over, and it is; Luther's age is over, Methodist age is over, Pentecostal age is over. And now you go into (what?) Eternity; no more seven's, no more three's, no more other. They're in Eternity, where there is no such time as numbers, and times, and things. Amen! Oh, my! You see it now?
Or, after time has been fulfilled, all sin is gone, taken away, at the Millennium, at the great White Throne Judgment. (A type, by the Holy Ghost.) After the world is on fire and baptized, its baptism of holy Fire from Heaven; all sin is gone, all germs is gone, all devils is gone, all imp temptations is gone, all evil is gone. (Type now.) Then what does God do? He can sit upon the earth, see, because all sin is gone. That's the same thing He does when He gives you the Holy Ghost baptism with Fire. He can come and dwell with you, and we can sit in Heavenly places in Christ Jesus, because we are already in Him. Not we "will be." We are now sitting in Christ Jesus. How do we get into it? By one Holy Ghost baptism. "By one Spirit we're all baptized into Christ," which, we are now. Won't "be" in Christ; we are! He is the great spiritual King over the Spirit that's in us, because we were in Him at the beginning.
See, God, in the beginning, when He thought of you and thought of others like that, thought of Himself of being tangible. That was His thoughts. See? So, He expressed His thoughts by Word. He said, "Let there be." "Let there be," and there was. "Let there be," and there was.
Then, after a while, He kept saying "let there be," till the people said, one day, "Don't let God speak!" He said, "Now I'll speak to them through a prophet." See? "From this on, I'll speak to them through a prophet" (Exodus 20:19)! And the prophet said, "There shall come; there will be," and it was, and it was. And it was, and it was, see, just like that. You get it now?
"The fullness of time" has come after time has been fulfilled. Sin is gone, after the world's baptism, after the world's baptism makes it a fit place; no sickness, no germs; no thorns, no thistles; no death, no sorrow, no heartaches; no old age, nothing to represent death; nothing wrong; all right; nothing natural. Eternal!
Then, His attribute is expressed because it was there, first, to begin with. That's what He thought . . . In the Millennium, we'll be under the Feast of Tabernacles, again, in the seventh day. But, then, after the seventh day, we have a Holy Convocation, go back into the Eternal. How? By the Eternal One that came and redeemed us and taken us back, letting us recognize that we were a part of This (64-0802, The Future Home of the Heavenly Bridegroom and the Earthly Bride, par. 211-456).
The worship of Messiah "the Prince," David's greater Son (Ezekiel 34:24; 37:24-25) will be observed in the Millennial Temple; Jerusalem will become the center of worship (Ezekiel 40-48) and the Levitical animal blood sacrifices will be reinstituted (Isaiah 56:7; 66:20-23; Jeremiah 33:18; Ezekiel 45:18-25; Zechariah 14:16-21; Malachi 3:3-4). They atone for ceremonial uncleaness caused by some mistake or unintended oversight, thus restoring people to the Presence of the Lord Jesus Christ, and apply only to the Old Testament saints.
When the Kingdom is restored to Israel in the Millennium certain elements of the Mosaic Covenant will apply to the Old Testament saints under the reign of King Jesus Messiah and His Queen, "I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God" (Exodus 19:5–6; 29:45; Leviticus 26:12; Deuteronomy 26:18–19). As David's greater Son, the Davidic Covenant will also apply (I Kings 2:4; Ezekiel 37:23–26; Jeremiah 30:18–22; 31:33; 32:36–40). Under the Abrahamic and Mosaic Covenants the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel will be a separated people (Genesis 12:1-3; Exodus 33:16). The duty of Zadokites and Levites subsequently was to separate the sacred from the profane. The glory of Ezekiel 40–48 will accomplish holiness in every aspect of life as in worship. nl1163.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.