Bible Believers' Newsletter 1220

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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 commences the study "Israel's Seven Trumpets. Today we feature the Trumpet judgments of Israel's First and Second Angels. I believe you will be able to follow Brother Branham's references, the Scripture and our notes. We have only two items of current news, one of which honours President Mikhail Gorbachev who went to his reward this week.

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.

Your brother-in-Christ
Anthony Grigor-Scott

Europe's Economic & Social Suicide – provoked by US & helped along by Europe's Leaders

August 30, 2022 — Ukraine is done. Zelensky will not be overthrown by his generals until the military rids the Nazis in their ranks. And that is impossible because the west is fueling the Nazis. And Russia knows that so it will just grind away until Odessa. Then the Nazis will hang Zelensky. It is to prevent the referendum scheduled for September on Kherson becoming part of Russia. From reports I've read more than 90% of the residents have applied for Russian passports.

Zelensky is more of a pr man then someone with any insight and deep concern for the Ukrainian people . . . in this regard he works well as front man for the CIA-MI5, but he is essentially leading the army into slaughter . . . at some point this guy is toast . . . and whoever replaces him will be toast as well . . . only a matter of time before it becomes apparent to all that Ukraine is in no position to win anything and it never was . . . I see and feel total confusion in the NATOplanet. I hope many Neo Nazis from Canada and Poland are among the casualties.

I think the "loud talk" by Zelenski and his media-clown-show is/was for western Ukraine and US/NATO public consumption. The "being seen to be doing SOMETHING" syndrome. It is obvious the "senior military official" knows this and wasn't committing to any storyline that might run afoul of those he reports to.

I agree Zelensky is irrelevant, except for the western msm where he's quite relevant . . . he is the front for all the b.s. the west continue to push. It is not the narrative war that is of any relevance, but the war and reality on the ground . . . what Zelensky or the western media say is for the most part completely irrelevant . . . Crimea is a part of Russia at this time Full story:

President Mikhail Gorbachev, a Great Gentleman

G.W. BushThe secret plans of the 'hidden hand' and Bible prophecies are converging for their climax, and the climax of the Gentile dispensation. In Newsletter 340 we quoted Isaiah 48:5 and said, "In 1989 US President George H.W. Bush had an audience with the Pope, followed three weeks later by Mikhail Gorbachev of the USSR. The peaceful revolution of October/November saw the overthrow of Soviet rule in the East and on December 9, Chancellor Helmut Kohl in a televised address from the Brandenburg Gate, thanked the Pope for his role in the reunion of Germany." Proving that "history" is pre-planned by the 'hidden hand' that rules Capitalism, Communism and the Vatican, which represent Mammon and come from the same womb.

The public is ignorant of the "Plenipotentiary for the Constitutionally Special Status of Berlin". (A Body of Public Law, Provisional Seat Konigsweg 1 W-1000, Berlin-Zehlendorf 1), or that it was "forced, approved and called up for essential service by the Western Powers, and on November 15, 1987, announced in the Reichstag the exact date the Berlin Wall would fall in 1989." News stories and historical records lie about "happenstance." But the Establishment pre-planned the fall of the Berlin Wall to the day and hour two years in advance.

God also plans ahead and reveals His secrets to His servants the prophets. On March 19, 1962, six months after the construction of the Berlin Wall, God spoke through William Branham, "There has been a Roman revival. . . If they give the Eastern part of Berlin back, that puts communism out. That puts the Roman empire just exactly into the circle it was in the times of Jesus Christ. . ." (End-time Seed Sign, #62-0319). Before there was a Berlin God spoke the prophecy through Daniel (2:40-45; 7:7-8, 19-26) and Jesus (Revelation 13:1-8; 17:12-18). The old world order is dissolving, church and state are reuniting.

At the Potsdam Conference (July 17 – August 2, 1945) the Allied leaders approved earlier agreements on occupation zones and administrations for German territory, and Russia secured control of Eastern Europe (decided in 1871 or earlier), pending final peace treaty settlements. Small wonder General Paton was not permitted to halt the Russian advance: the outcome of World War II and the coming "Cold War" were pre-planned.

The Allied occupation of Germany begun 70 years ago has not yet ended. Foreign armies are still based on German soil and (like the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan) Europe's largest and most prosperous "democracy" still lacks a constitution and a peace treaty putting a formal end to the Second World War. Full story: Newsletter 344.htm

Israel's Seven Trumpets

The heavenly temple is the archetype of the earthly temple (Exodus 25:9, 40); it is therefore the ideal Kingdom of God. The Church invisible is about to become visible in the first resurrection and translation, the Ark of the Covenant types Israel's unrecognized Messiah. When Judah was taken captive "the times of the Gentiles" commenced in 606BC under King Nebuchadnezzar the head of gold, and the Ark was lost when the temple was burned in 586BC. The seventy years prophesied by Jeremiah 3; 25:11-12 ended in 536BC. John's vision of the Ark in the unveiled Holy of Holies symbolized the end of the Gentile Dispensation and the times of the Gentiles Revelation 5:5-13; 11:15-19, and the return of God's favour and Presence or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming to Israel (Luke 21:24-25; Romans 11:32).

Revelation 8:6, "And the seven angels who had the Seven Trumpets prepared themselves that they might sound." These Trumpets have called God's judgment upon Israel throughout the Christian dispensation, "For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled" (Luke 21:22; Matthew 27:25-26). The Sixth Trumpet was fulfilled under World War II; the Seventh Trumpet will call the resurrection of the sleeping Church Age saints and gather the Children of Israel for redemption to the Land of their Covenant.

Revelation 8:7, "The first Trumpet sounded, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of the earth was burnt up, and the third part of the trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up." The "third part" pertains to Noah's youngest son, Shem, hence "The third part of the earth" is the Land of the Covenant, and the third part of the trees spoke of great and rich men (Isaiah 2:13; 14:8; Zechariah 11:2), while "all green grass" signify the common man (Isaiah 40:6-8; I Peter 1:24-25). Deicide by the Edomite Jews and reprobate Israelites was a horrid sin: Titus was God's "servant" to execute the prophecy of Ezekiel 9 – 10:2 and "Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women . . . beginning at God's Sanctuary . . . in the days of God's vengeance"!

Brother Branham taught, "When the First Seal was opened, the First Trumpet sounded and the first plague fell" (61-0618 Revelation Chapter Five, Part II, p. 781:196). The Jewish–Roman wars were a series of large-scale revolts by Eastern Mediterranean Jews against the Roman Empire between 66 and 135AD. While the First Jewish–Roman War (66–73) and the Bar Kokhba revolt (132–136) were nationalist rebellions, striving to restore an independent Judean state, the Kitos War was an ethno-religious conflict, mostly fought outside Judea. General Titus conquered Jerusalem in AD70, forty-years after Jesus' crucifixion. The six destroying angels were preceded and directed by the Writer with the ink horn, the sealing Angel or Holy Ghost. All who were sealed with the Holy Ghost paid heed to Jesus' warning and escaped (Matthew 24:15-21; Ezekiel 9:4). Jesus foretold this destruction in the parable of the marriage of the king's son (Matthew 22:7).

"Paul the first messenger. . . declared war on the Judeans for not recognizing the Messianic sign Jesus manifest" (Hebrews 4:12). [Today's churches have not recognized the same sign and are "crucifying to themselves the Son of God afresh" (Genesis 18; Luke 17:28-38; Revelation 3:17-20)]. "Why, they should have knowed it. They should have knowed Him. Remember Paul come at the end of the age; Brother Branham came at the end of the Age—all the messengers come at the end of the age. It's at the end time when these things are brought forth . . . knowing the Scriptures, and knowing that Jesus was Messiah, and he blasted those synagogues, from place to place, with the Scriptures, and was put out of every one of them. Till, finally, he shook the dust from his feet and turned to the Gentiles. What was it? Sounding of a trumpet; an angel, messenger, standing there with the Word! Oh, my! Don't you miss that now . . . Cost him his life" (62-1230E, Is this the Sign of the End, Sir? par. 270-272).

The reference to the Egyptian plagues under Israel's First Trumpet is obvious: "There was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous . . . and the hail smote every herb of the field, and broke every tree of the field" (Exodus 9:23-25). This resemblance asked Israel to remember the mighty works of God in old times but this plague differs from the Egyptian in the introduction of blood. This ties in to Joel 2:1-32; read it! Brother Branham said, "Making ready to call them to the Day of the Atonement. See? They rejected the true Atonement. And these years have been lengthened out through here, has been the year of Pentecost, [the Gentile dispensation]. See? Now the sounding for the Jews Israelites comes next" (64-0719M, The Feast of the Trumpets, p. 19:144-154).

The First Trumpet manifest under the First Seal (AD30 – 606) Revelation 6:2, 8:7, "And I . . . insert YOUR name (because the Church Ages are over and John represented Christ's end-time Bride) . . . saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow but no arrows; a crown was given to him (Matthew 24:4-5; John 5:43): and he went forth conquering, and to conquer."

For 600 years the first Christians were predominately converted Israelites. The Ephesian Church Age "left her first love" Christ the Word, and non-Semitic Edomite Jews introduced "the DEEDS of the Nicolaitanes—a clerical hierarchy which Jesus hates." In the Smyrnaean Church Age Jesus said, "I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews Israelites, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan." And in the Pergamaean Church Age He said, "they dwell in Satan's seat [which moved from Babylon, to Pergamos, to Rome] . . . you have them that hold the doctrine of Balaam—and substitute human reasoning for God's unchanging Word (II Peter 2:15) and the DOCTRINE of the Nicolaitanes"—Roman dogma (Revelation 2:4, 6, 9, 13, 15). The "deeds of the Nicolaitanes" were made "doctrine" when the Judaeo-Roman church organized at the First Nicaea Council.

Hereby Satan was accumulating SPIRITUAL influence and power in his war against Christ and His Church. "See how that Judas spirit came back as a rider on a white horse. It was white—so close to the real, just as Judas was so close to Jesus. A crown was given to him (white horse rider). How? That spirit was now in the leader of the Nicolaitane system and he was a triple crowned pope who sat as God in his temple, calling himself the vicar of Christ (Isaiah 14:12-14; II Thessalonians 2:3-8). If vicar of Christ means 'instead of Christ' or 'in place of' or 'on behalf of God' then the pope was calling himself the Holy Ghost, or deposing and acting for Him. That was the Judas spirit in him doing that. See how he conquered—going forth conquering and to conquer. Christ did not do that. The only ones that came to Him were already predestined by the Father. And so on and on went that spirit and one day it will become truly incarnate in a man who will head up the World Council of Churches, just as we have been saying. And by his gold (remember Judas held the bag) he will control the whole world, and that antichrist system will own everything and try to control everybody. But Jesus will come back and destroy them all with the brightness of His coming. And their end will be the lake of fire" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 379; Revelation 19:20; 20:10).

Josephus records the first of these Trumpets was the Roman siege of Jerusalem, when the Jews ate their animals, grass and bark off the trees, even their own children. Titus breached the city wall, torched the temple, and God's six angels, each with a slaughter weapon in his hand, led his legions on the bloody rampage prophesied in Ezekiel 9 (Matthew 24:15-21). According to Josephus, 1.1 million non-combatants died in Jerusalem, mainly as a result of the violence and famine. This number far exceeds the pre-siege population of Jerusalem as many of the casualties were observant Israelites from Roman provinces such as Babylon and Egypt who had traveled to Jerusalem to celebrate the annual Passover and were trapped in the siege. He also states that 97,000 were enslaved.

Rebellions in the diaspora erupted in the year 115, when a majority of the Roman armies were occupied fighting Trajan's Parthian War on the eastern border of the Empire. Major uprisings by ethnic Judeans in Cyrenaica, Cyprus and Egypt spiraled out of control, resulting in a widespread slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Roman garrisons and civilians by Jewish rebels. The Jewish rebellions were finally crushed by Roman legionary forces. But in 133 they broke out more violently than ever, under their false messiah Bar Kokbah; and the war continued until the year 135, when almost all Judea was desolated. Fifty well-fortified cities, and nine hundred and eighty-five well-inhabited towns of the Jews, were wholly destroyed in this war. Vast tracts of land were likewise left desolate and without inhabitant. The war and its aftermath helped differentiate Christianity as a religion distinct from Judaism.

As Christianity grew throughout the Gentile world, it diverged from its Jewish and Jerusalem roots. Jewish Christians continued to worship in synagogues together with contemporary Jews for centuries. There is evidence of continuous interactions between Jewish-Christian and Rabbinic movements from the mid-to late second century to the fourth century.

Since all Seven Trumpets sound after Pentecost, God's agent for chastising Judah unto the consummation is the last Gentile world empire of Imperial Rome, the Holy (sic) Roman Empire and Papal Rome. As God raised Nebuchadnezzar as His servant to chastise Judah under the first Gentile world empire, He has raised Judaeo-Communism to be His servant to destroy the Judaeo-Roman church and her (once) Protestant image (Revelation 17; 18).

Israel's Second Trumpet

"The trumpets sound at the same time as the Seals . . . a trumpet always denotes war or a POLITICAL disturbance that causes war" (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 136:2-3). Throughout the Thyatira Church Age under the Second Seal and Second Trumpet Satan was gathering POLITICAL power to himself while Christ was interceding for the Redemption of the saints in the priestly Office Son of God.

For the first 600 years the Christians were converted Israelites. Drastic POLITICAL change came in 380 when Emperor Theodosius I decreed Christianity to be the official state religion. By then, the earlier population imbalance of Jews over Christians was a distant memory, even if pagans in the empire still far outnumbered the favoured newcomer, with this declaration the Jewish position became precarious. Political measures against the Jews did not immediately follow but the circumstance did not bode well for Judaism or any religion other than Christianity.

The conviction that Jews had crucified Jesus and that their descendents bore hereditary guilt because they had never repudiated it must have been fixed in the popular mind (Matthew 27:24-26; John 11:47-54). A fair presumption is that Jews and Christians got on fairly peacefully at the neighborhood level, knowing that pagan idolatry was the common enemy.

Pope Gregory I (590-604), himself a Jew, unsurprisingly favoured their becoming Christians, but demanded justice under Roman law. From his letters we learn that toward the year 600 some Jews in the empire were deeply involved in the slave trade; in certain regions Jews lived untroubled lives among Christians and were dealt with cruelly in other regions. Following Gregory's papacy the expulsion of Jews was beginning in Europe; from France under King Dagobert I (626) and under the Spanish monarchy—with church collusion—when in 694 the Jews were required to choose between baptism and slavery (works without faith). These moves appear to be based on religion, but history has shown that all such expulsions and persecutions are dependent on other factors such as politics, xenophobia, and scapegoating. The unique factor was that the Christians early arrived at the conclusion that the Jews were being divinely punished for not having come over to their way of belief.

In his farewell address Moses delineated explicit blessings Israel would recognize as from the hand of God in the sight of the nations conditional to their obedience to the Law: "As the Name of the Lord is to be acknowledged by Israel in its blessed condition in the Land of the Covenant, so all the nations beyond will see that Jehovah is your Husband and King, and holds you as His possession, and they will fear you" (Deuteronomy 28:9-10).

However, if the Israelites failed to obey the Commandments then they would receive curses that would match and mirror the Blessings. Again these curses would be seen by the surrounding nations so that: "You will become an astonishment, a thing of horror, a byword and taunt among all the peoples where the Lord will drive you" (Deuteronomy 28:37). So has it been since the times of the Gentiles commenced in 606BC. Here are 109 locations whence Jews have been expelled since AD250.

These Curses would be for the Israelites themselves and extend through history under their Seven Trumpet judgments. "And they will be upon you for a sign and a wonder, and upon your descendants forever" (Deuteronomy 28:46). This is confirmed in Revelation 7:4-9 where the tribes of Dan and Ephraim are missing: Deuteronomy 29:20, 26 foretold they would be "blotted out from under heaven . . . because they served and worshipped other gods." However when they repent and are born-again in Daniel's Seventieth Week the tribes will be restored to Divine order in the millennium, and glorified (Ezekiel in 48:1-8, and 22-29).

God warned that the most severe judgments under the curse would come from other nations.

"The Lord will bring a nation against you from afar, from the ends of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies, and whose language you will not understand. A nation of fierce countenance without respect for the aged or favour to the young. They will devour the young of your livestock and the crops of your land until you are destroyed . . . until you are ruined. They will lay siege to all the cities throughout your land until the high fortified walls in which you trust fall down. They will besiege all the cities throughout the land" (Deuteronomy 28:49-52).

The Romans were truly "brought from afar," and from the rapidity of their conquests, might well be compared to eagles—an allusion to the standard of the Roman armies," of the United States, the image unto Imperial Rome, of Germany, and of Russia (Revelation 13:11-18).

The gravity of God's curse would compound with the passage of time.

"You will be uprooted from the land you are entering to possess. Then the Lord will scatter you among all nations, from one end of the earth to the other . . . Among those nations you will find no repose, no resting place for the sole of your foot. There the Lord will give you an anxious mind, eyes weary with longing, and a despairing heart" (Deuteronomy 28:63-65).

These blessings and curses were then established by Covenant between God and the Israelites: "That today He may establish you as His people, that He may be your God as He promised you and as He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. "Neither with you only do I make this Covenant and this oath . . . but also with those who are not here today" (Deuteronomy 29:12-15).

This Covenant will be binding on the children of future generations. In fact it was directed at future generations—both Israelites and foreigners for us Christians are "Abraham's seed" by the baptism with the Holy Ghost (Romans 9:8); thus since Pentecost Israel has been chastised with the Trumpet judgments.

"Your children who follow in later generations and foreigners who come from distant lands will see the plagues and sicknesses with which the Lord has afflicted you . . . the whole land is brimstone, and salt, and burning, there has been neither sowing nor harvest, there is no grass, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the Lord overthrew in His anger, and in His wrath: all nations shall say, Why has the Lord done this to this land? Why this fierce, burning anger?"

The description is borrowed from the local features of the Dead Sea and its vicinity. The towns of the Vale of Siddim were fertile and well watered (Genesis 13:10) until devastated by the wrath of God (Genesis 19:24-25). The ruin of Israel and its land should be of the like sort (compare Leviticus 26:31-32; Psalm 107:34; Zephaniah 2:9). The desolate state of Palestine at present and the traces of former fertility and prosperity are attested by every traveler.

This is a metaphor for the moral conditions of our day (Matthew 24:37; Genesis 6:1-13; II Timothy 3:1 – 4:5). God's answer will be:

"It is because this people abandoned the Covenant of the Lord, the God of their ancestors, the Covenant He made with them when He brought them out of Egypt . . . Therefore the Lord's anger burned against this land, so that He brought upon it all the curses written in this Book . . . the Lord uprooted them from their land and thrust them into another land, as it is now" (Deuteronomy 29:21-27).

The Old Testament records shadows and types of things that will transpire under the New Testament, whereby "the Lord will magnify the law, and make it glorious" (Isaiah 42:21). These include the Trumpet Judgments that befall Israel. Malachi 4:4, "Remember the Law of Moses My servant, even the statutes and ordinances which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel." When the children of Jacob living in the now Muslim lands of the Middle East and North Africa "remember," the God of Israel will have compassion on them. He will recover the remnant of His people and bring them to the Land of their Covenant where He will "circumcise their heart" (Deuteronomy 30:1-6; Isaiah 11:11; Malachi 4:4; Revelation 149:1-5, 12 – 15:4).

When the venerable Polycarp heard that the First Christian Church of Rome was involved in pagan ceremonies and had corrupted the truth of the Gospel, he went there to implore them to change. He saw them prostrate themselves before images named after apostles and saints. He saw them light candles and burn incense on the altar. He saw them celebrate the Passover under the name Easter, where they elevated the disc shaped bread that honored the sun god; then they poured the wine out as a libation to the gods. But this aged saint who had traveled 1,500 miles could not arrest their downward plunge. God spoke through him just as he was leaving, "Ephraim is married to his idols, let him alone" (Hosea 4:15).

Pergamos means "thoroughly married" and church and state were "thoroughly married" when the Judaeo-Roman Universal church organized at Nicaea in 325 in the Pergamean Church Age and quickly turned to idolatry. The "Dark Ages" is traditionally the period AD476 – 1453, that asserts a demographic, cultural, and economic deterioration in Western Europe following the decline of the Roman Empire.

Brother Branham taught that "between the [antitypical] feast of Pentecost [our Gentile dispensation] and the Feast of Trumpets, was a long period of time [almost 2,000 years]; exactly fifty days between Pentecost and the Feast of the Trumpets [that will be revealed to Israel by their two prophets in the first 1,260 days of Daniel's Seventieth Week]. And fifty days, Pentecost means "fifty" [49 days or seven Church Ages plus the Day of Pentecost]. The first fruits of the harvest will be brought in [by the first Resurrection and the translation of Christ's end-time Bride]. And we see it was in type back there, with the natural first fruits representing the first fruits of the Holy Spirit poured out upon the people.

And we find out, then, that them fifty days was received by the Gentiles, which, "God called from the Gentiles a people for His Name," the feast of the Pentecost. And we have been going through that long feast of Pentecost.

Now, actually, from the fifty days, would be exactly seven sabbaths. And seven sabbaths represented the Seven Church Ages, to be called in the time of the Pentecostal feast, of Pentecost, to call a people from the Gentiles for His Name.

Now, at the end of these seven sabbaths, which has been, there was to be the Day of Atonement, which was the Seven Trumpets. And the Seven Trumpets was to call a day of mourning, back for the Sacrifice, or the Atonement [on Calvary's Cross]. And we find out that the Seven Trumpets pertained only to Israel.

And, then, why He wouldn't let me preach them Seven Trumpets. I even was ready to announce it, had the halls ready and everything to go into, to preach the Seven Trumpets. And I said, "There is something bothering me so bad," I said. We kept on working, and Billy and all of us, trying to get everything ready for the air-conditioned building, for this next coming week, for the Seven Trumpets; having ten days, or eight days, had the school auditorium. But the Holy Spirit wouldn't let me do it, for some reason, and I wondered why.

And when I went in to pray. I told the wife, "I'm going in." And sincerely I knelt down before God, to pray. And He revealed to me that them Seven Trumpets sounded under the Sixth Seal, and I've done preached it, supernaturally. See, it's the hand of God, the whole thing. It pertains to Israel, and we picked it up under the Sixth Seal; you all who have that, how the persecution of the Jews.

The time of the Gentiles has been this Pentecostal feast.

The Trumpets . . . all of them was sounded [or will be revealed by Israel's two prophets] under [the tribulation of] the Sixth Seal. And we picked it up last Sunday, under the Feast of the Trumpets, if you all want to get it. What was it to do? To rush the Jews, from all parts of the world, back into their homeland. It must be there. And . . . The Seven Trumpets sounded in the Sixth Seal.

Now, the seventh angel's Message is to open the mystery of the Seals, calling the eleventh-hour Gentile workers to receive the same pay that the first hour workers got [by Malachi 4:5, 6b and Matthew 17:11—"restoring us to the faith once delivered to the apostolic saints."] See?

Now, Jesus taught it [in Matthew 20:1-16]. He said there was some peoples went into the harvest. They were hired. And when they did, of early morning, they received a penny for the day. And then at noontime, someone else come in and went to work. And then at the eleventh hour, that's the last hour of the day, that someone come in and received the same kind of pay that they did at the first hour of the day; last hour.

It's so perfectly, how the first-hour messengers with the Word, with the Gospel, with the Truth, they came in at the Day of Pentecost. Then there was a Dark Age that blocked them out. Then at the middle of the day, Luther and Wesley and them came in. And then there is to be an evening-time Message, and to receive the same thing that they did at the beginning. The evening-time Message is to restore back again, to bring back that same thing again" (64-0726M, Recognizing Your Day and its Message, p. 7:34-39).

Israel's Second judgment Trumpet manifest under the Second Seal of redemption throughout the Thyatira Church Age which lasted from 606 to 1520 and is known as the Dark Ages. Thyatira means, "Dominating Female" thus this age is characterized by a dominant force that ruthlessly invades all, conquers all and despotically controls. Now a dominating female is the greatest curse in the world. The wisest man the world ever saw was Solomon, and he said, "I applied my heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness; and I find more BITTER THAN DEATH THE WOMAN, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: he who pleases God shall escape from her; but the SINNER shall be taken by her. Behold, this I have found, said the preacher, adding one thing to another to find an explanation, which I am still seeking, but have not found. One man among a thousand have I found; but I have not found a woman among all these" (Ecclesiastes 7:25-28). Paul said, "I suffer not a woman to teach or to USURP authority." From the Garden of Eden onward, woman has constantly and successfully tried to take control over the man, and right today it is a woman's world with the goddess of America being a naked female" (I Timothy 2:12; Genesis 3:16).

"Being a dominating female is antichrist and the seeds of the Roman Catholic Church are in her though she may deny this ever so vehemently. But when it COMES TO THE WORD, Let God be true and every man's word a lie. Amen. In this Thyatirean Church Age she is a DOMINATING FEMALE. She is Mystery Babylon. She is the great whore. She is Jezebel the false prophetess. WHY? Because the true female is submissive to God. Christ is her head. She has no word but His, no thoughts but His, no leadership but His. But what about this church? She has cast out the Word, destroyed the Bibles and worthy essays of the godly. She has slain those who would preach the truth. She has taken over kings, princes and nations—controls armies and insists that she is the true body of Christ and that her popes are the vicars of Christ. She is entirely seduced by the Devil until she in turn has become the seducer of others. She is the bride of Satan and has produced his bastard-child religions" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 214:3, 215:1; Revelation 17:5).

When any religious people embrace both Nicolaitanism and Balaamism, and have the political, financial and physical power to back it up there is only one direction they can go. That direction is right into the Jezebel doctrine. Nicolaitanism is organization, humanizing the leadership of the Church and thereby deposing the Spirit. Balaamism is denominationalism which takes the church manual instead of the Bible.

Ahab married Jezebel as a POLITICAL maneuver to strengthen and secure his kingdom, as did the church when it married the state under Constantine for POLITICAL reasons, though they put a spiritual air to it. Constantine was a pagan with what looked like Christian trappings, like Ahab, his motives were POLITICAL (Revelation 2:18-29). Jesus foretold that the bankrupt United States, which rejected her last chance for national repentance in 1956/7, would be accursed of God, unite church and state, force her mark of the beast and be blasted from the map re-Communized Russia.

Revelation 13:11-18, "And I . . . insert YOUR name (because the Church Ages are over and John represents YOU as Christ's end-time Bride) . . . saw another ferocious power coming up out of the earth [sparsely populated North America]; and he had two horns like a lamb (civil and religious power like the dualism of the Holy Roman Empire), and he spoke like the dragon (Papal Rome that rose up out of the densely populated Mediterranean as heiress of the four POLITICAL world empires). And he imitates the authority and power of Imperial Rome in the Papal presence (invading indefensible resource-rich nations—the US regime has killed 20-30 million innocent people since World War II), and causes the earth and them which dwell therein to worship Rome, whose deadly wound was healed [when the crumbled Empire was morphed into the Holy Roman Empire, thence to Papal Rome]."

"And (like Elijah) the United States did great wonders, so that it made fire come down from heaven on earth in the sight of men when it struck Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear bombs. And misleads the whole world by threat of its nuclear power granted to him to work in the presence of the untamable Papacy; telling them that dwell on the earth, to make a Protestant image to Rome, which had the wound by a sword, and revived as Papal Rome. And he had power to give life to the (once) Protestant image of the ferocious Papacy, that the image should both speak, and cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. And legislated all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand [indicating servile obedience], or in their foreheads [indicating acknowledgement of doctrine]: and that no man might buy or sell, unless he had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
V + I + C + A + R + I + V + S   F + I + L + I + I   D + E + I = 666—Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six".

After Los Angeles sinks at the close of the Gentile dispensation US power to create limitless dollars and export hyperinflation worldwide will cease. Jewry's paper wealth will dissolve and the psychological power of Rome's religious superstition will be tried. Church and state will unite, and Rome, supported by Europe's Black Nobility will confirm her covenant with Jewry (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 17:11-13). This will rescue the Babylonian fractional reserve system of usury and Jewish paper wealth and revive the global economy. Lucifer will incarnate and rule one world government from Jerusalem over the kingdoms of this world, and Judaeo-Communism will be restrained until Rome breaks her covenant with the usurers; then the Pope and the Black Nobility will abandon Vatican City State and the United States to their nuclear destiny.

"It was impossible to save the great Republic. She was rotten to the heart. Lust of conquest had long ago done its work. Trampling on the helpless abroad had taught her, by a natural process, to endure with apathy the like at home; multitudes who had applauded the crushing of other people's liberties, lived to suffer for their mistake in their own persons" (Mark Twain).

This does this have a familiar sound!

Revelation 8:8-9, "Israel's Second Trumpet Angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain [Imperial Rome, and from 800 the Holy (sic) Roman Empire Jeremiah 51:25; Zechariah 4:7] burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; and the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed." Islam had wrested maritime superiority over the Mediterranean. Satan rode his red horse, "and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword" (Revelation 6:4). The Second Trumpet blasted its "certain sound" under the Second Seal from 606 to about 1520. Matthew 24:6, "And you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that you are not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet".

In September AD476 the last Roman emperor of the west, Romulus Augustulus, was deposed by the Germanic prince Odovacar, who won control of the remnants of the Roman army of Italy. He sent the western imperial regalia to Constantinople, which, with its senate and capital had become a second Rome politically, then became a second Rome ecclesiastically with the elevation of the see of Constantinople to patriarchal rank next to the Roman see giving permanent form to the dualism of the empire.

The Roman empire in western Europe—a centralized superstate which had been in existence for 500 years—ceased to exist, its single emperor replaced by upwards of a dozen kings and princes.

Peter's KeysImperial Rome in the West was at its nadir, but in the Thyatira Church Age Papal Rome would begin her ascent to universal power. "From the birth of Popery in 606 under Boniface III to the present time, it is estimated by careful and credible historians, that more than fifty millions of the human family, have been slaughtered for the crime of heresy by popish persecutors, an average of more than forty thousand religious murders for every year of the existence of popery" (History of Romanism, pp. 541, 542. New York: 1871). Also see "Estimates of the Number Killed by the PAPACY in the Middle Ages and Later".

Until about 606 the majority of converts were either Israelites or Jews, thereafter the number of Gentiles increased but the church was mostly Israelites and so-called Jews until Martin Luther initiated the reformation of the Judaeo-Roman Catholic system of false worship. The great mountain represents the kingdom of Darkness tossed into the Mediterranean sea of humanity; Jewish Christians were martyred and their churches (ships) thoroughly corrupted by Catholicism. Millions of Christians would be martyred and their churches destroyed when Rome's mark of the beast, her trinity dogma, was enforced (Jeremiah 51:25, 45; Amos 7:4; Revelation 17:16; 18:8-19). Her tyranny would bring almost one thousand years of Dark Ages upon Europe, knowing the depths of Satan (Revelation 2:24).

The seventh century brought perennial strife with Persia and the sudden creation of the POLITICAL power of Islam saw Syria and all Egypt except Alexandria overcome. In the same year Mohammed retired to his cave, beginning the apostasy in the East. The Moslems cut the Empire short in the East as the Germans had cut it short in the West, and the integrity of Asia Minor was constantly menaced. The Ottoman Empire rose in 1299, and ended in 1922.

When you read Jesus prophecies and expositions in Matthew 23 and John 8, then study the "Ante-Nicene Fathers" who predate the First Nicaea Council of AD325, then "The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers," then Jesus' prophecies in Revelation 2-3 and their fruit throughout two thousand years of Church history Council you will discover the powerful influence of and interference by the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews. If you read history concerning the churches in the east and those in the west you will discover how pagan they were; the icons, images and paintings they adored were a form of polytheism. Many priests, monks and citizens worshipped these objects as representatives of the Greek heroes and Roman gods and goddesses of Babylon. Read the history of Rome in Encyclopaedia Britannica and you will find these people from the popes down were (and are) still carnal pagans whose "works without faith is death".

The pope was subject to the emperor up until the conquest of Italy by Charlemagne in the eighth century. His coronation made the Byzantine Emperor redundant, and relations between the East and the West deteriorated until a formal split occurred in 1054. The Eastern Church became the Greek Orthodox Church by severing all ties with Rome and the Roman Catholic Church—from the pope to the Holy Roman Emperor. Thereafter the pope was outside the Byzantine Empire and associated with a rival empire.

It is important for Christians to recognize that it was in the Dark Ages under the Thyatira Church Age, Second Seal, Second Trumpet and Second Vial that the Babylonian Talmud was compiled about the year AD500, although it continued to be edited later. The first complete edition of the Babylonian Talmud was printed in Venice by Daniel Bomberg 1520–23 with the support of Jewish Pope Leo X. It was with reference to the Babylonian Talmud Jesus asked the Pharisees, "Why do you transgress the Commandment of God by your tradition? . . . In vain do you worship Me teaching for doctrines the commandments of men" (Matthew 15:3, 9).

The name signifies "instruction and study;" the "Babylonian Talmud" contains much of the Commercial Slave-Trading Mercantile Codifications of "Master-Servant Relationships" which originated in Babylon. Those of the "Pharisee" (Rabbinical-Judaism) belief-system, refer in their "Babylonian Talmud" to those who are not of their culture; as "Goim" or "Gois." These words translate to mean "Human Cattle" which is how historical textbooks indicate that the ancient Babylonians referred to their Slaves. "The slave is . . . reckoned in the same way as cattle".

It was also under the Second Trumpet that the Masoretic Text of the Old Testament first became available in printed form, being published in AD1488 by Jews in Soncino, Italy. The original Hebrew texts were apparently destroyed and this counterfeit is the Old Testament in our King James Bible.

Other than the Dead Sea Scrolls the Masoretic Text is the only existing representation of the Old Testament in Hebrew. The oldest fragments date from the 9th century AD, but the oldest complete texts come from the tenth and eleventh centuries AD. However, the Hebrew text that it contains is clearly not the original Hebrew, nor even the Hebrew that was in use in the first century AD. The Hebrew of the first century AD was closely akin to the Greek Septuagint that we have today; this is clear because, although the Hebrew was little used, when it was used in ancient writing it was clearly in agreement with the Greek Septuagint rather than the Masoretic Text. For example, although Philo and Josephus both used the Greek Septuagint, it is believed by most scholars that they frequently had access to a Hebrew Bible and even consulted it on a few occasions. It is through evidence like this that we see that the then current Hebrew disagreed with the Hebrew Masoretic Text of today. In the first century, the Christians and all Greek speaking Israelites, including 1,000,000 who lived in Alexandria, Egypt, used the Greek Septuagint. Jesus and His Apostles wrote in Greek and quoted the Greek Septuagint. Of this there can be no doubt. This is a fact that can be confirmed in any encyclopedia or scholarly book on the subject. As we have already pointed out, we know this because the quotations of the Greek New Testament are exactly aligned with the Greek Septuagint, but in sharp opposition to the Hebrew Masoretic Text. There is, however, no reason to believe that they were in disagreement with the Hebrew that was current in the first century AD.

In regards to the Masoretic Text, the manuscripts date from around AD1000. The manuscripts are admittedly altered from their original form, for vowel symbols have been added and the text has been revised in light of Talmudic tradition. The Masoretic Text is based upon the Hebrew which was rejected by the early Christians, who were the true Israel of God.

In regards to the Septuagint, the oldest manuscripts date to around AD325-350 (though fragments are much older). It was never purposely changed or edited, but the oldest texts of the Septuagint represent the oldest surviving descendants of an ancient translation made of the Hebrew in the 3rd century BC which was considered divinely inspired by most Judeans at that time. It was universally accepted by the early Christians for the first 400 years of Christianity and was used and quoted from by Jesus and His Apostles, who quoted from it under divine inspiration

Brother Branham said, ". . . the Holy Spirit opened up this, to show me the reason it not profitable even for the Church at this time, 'cause it has nothing to do with the Church, at all . . . it's to Israel only. It's the calling, or the gathering of the people . . . (64-0719M, The Feast of the Trumpets, par. 44). That might have been so in 1964, But we are living in AD2022 and Israel's Seventh Trumpet will manifest in less than a year. nl1220.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.

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