Bible Believers' Newsletter 1230
"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 at the close of the 2022 US midterm elections. Midterm elections in the United States are the general elections that are held near the midpoint of a president's four-year term of office, on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Federal offices that are up for election during the midterms include all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives, and 33 or 34 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate.
Our main article is "Building the Stature of the Perfect Man" which might be called the shoulders of Body of Christ. Read how President Biden and Washington DC have from a legal standpoint declared war upon the EU, and how STRATCOM has virtually declared war on both Russia and China—a war it cannot ever win. Brother Branham said, "It's a million miles from being a Christian country. I don't even pray for it. How can I pray for it, and it won't repent under the mighty powers of God demonstrated before it; and denying, and closing the doors to it, and walking away? I commit it to God. And she is going further away. And now she is going to sink. Just watch what happens" (65-0718M, Trying to do God a Service without being the Will of God, par, 136; Revelation 3:15-20; 13:11-18).
Christ's Bride will be taken Home before the US mainland is invaded because when we go up Satan will come down to incarnate the pope. The Pentagon will surrender and the nation will capitulate. Then Rome will gather the federation of world religions organized at Vatican II and confirm the covenant of Daniel 9:27 with Jewry; he will restore peace and be enthroned as inaugural World President ruling from Jerusalem (Matthew 4:8-9).
Please read the Full story behind our news articles, the questions and answers, watch the videos, follow the links, and be blessed.
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.
Who blew up Nord Stream Pipelines? 'The Russians did it'
November 08, 2022 — Nord Stream which originates in Russia passes through the territorial waters of four EU member states including Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Permission was provided and approved by the parliaments of those countries prior to construction. Moreover, the Nord Stream pipelines also required the approval of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, which were part of the consultative process prior to construction.
From a legal standpoint (International Law: UN Charter, Law of the Sea) this was not a terrorist attack against Russia, it was a US Act of War against the European Union. The deliberate destruction of said "properties" within a country's territorial waters by or on behalf of a foreign state actor constitutes an act of war.
"La Classe Politique": High Treason America is no longer "An Ally" of the EU. Quite the opposite. The insidious role of the US in carrying out acts of sabotage against the EU is amply documented. Beyond doubt.
Meanwhile corrupt EU politicians are not only blaming Russia, they are setting the stage for the destruction of the European Union on behalf of Washington. They are "Sleeping with the Enemy" to the Detriment of the People of Europe. Treason constitutes an act of betrayal by European politicians in high office on behalf of a foreign power, which through various means is actively and deliberately triggering economic and social chaos in both Western and Eastern Europe (youtube.com).
The US is not an ally of the EU. Quite the opposite. Washington is waging war against Europe, with the support of corrupt government officials in high office. It's an act of treason. The media is also complicit i.e. in sustaining a flow of lies. The unspoken objective is to provide a human face to these acts of treason.
Treason at the highest levels of government. What is required is "Regime Change" throughout the European Union as well criminal prosecutions directed against corrupt politicians. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: US Act of War against the European Union: President Biden ordered the terror attack against Nord Stream. High Treason against the people of Europe by Prof Michel Chossudovsky, October 21, 2022 (globalresearch.ca).
But which Joe Biden?
There is a marked physical distinction between the old Joe Biden and the current Joe Biden. One wonders, has Jill noticed? Full story: stopworldcontrol.com
War in Ukraine: made in Washington NOT Moscow
November 7, 2022 — "Your people do not yet feel an impending sense of danger. That worries me. Can't you see the world is being pulled in an irreversible direction? Meanwhile, people pretend that nothing is going on. I don't know how to get through to you anymore." Russian President Vladimir Putin, You Tube, 12 minute video.
"The Russians have put their nuclear weapons on high-alert. This is a really significant development. They are . . . sending us a very powerful signal as to how seriously they take this crisis. So, if we start winning, and the Russians start losing, you need to understand that what we're talking about doing here, is backing a nuclear-armed great power—that sees what's happening as an existential threat—into a corner. This is really dangerous. Go back to the Cuban Missile Crisis. I don't think that what happened in the Cuban Missile crisis was as threatening to us as this situation is to the Russians. But if you go back and look at what US decision-makers thought at the time, they were scared stiff." (Mearsheimer: The risks of "backing Russia into a corner" . . . Full story: unz.com
Comment: "This Ukraine crisis that we're in right now, this is just the warm-up," said Navy Adm. Charles Richard, the commander of US Strategic command. "The big one is coming. And it isn't going to be very long before we're going to get tested in ways that we haven't been tested [in] a long time."
Richard's warning came after the US released its new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), which reaffirms that the US doctrine allows for the first use of nuclear weapons. The review says that the purpose of the US nuclear arsenal is to "deter strategic attacks, assure allies and partners, and achieve US objectives if deterrence fails." As the head of STRATCOM, Richard had previously warned that the risk of nuclear war with Russia and China is a "real possibility" . . . (globalresearch.ca).
What's about to happen will change the World
November 6, 2022 — This is a warning about a deception coming into the world. Lucifer's Roman world government Jesus said, "He that is not with Me is against Me; and he that gathers not with Me scatters abroad" (Matthew 12:30). Full story: youtube.com
EU Warns Musk not to restore Free Speech Protections after Calls from Clinton and other Democratic Leaders
November 2, 2022 — We have been discussing how Democratic leaders like Hillary Clinton called on foreign companies to pass censorship laws to prevent Elon Musk from restoring free speech protections on Twitter. The EU has responded aggressively to warn Musk not to allow greater free speech or face crippling fines and even potential criminal enforcement. After years of using censorship-by-surrogates in social media companies, Democratic leaders seem to have rediscovered good old-fashioned state censorship.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) declared Musk's pledge to restore free speech values on social media as threatening Democracy itself. She has promised that "there are going to be rules" to block such changes. She is not alone. Former President Obama has declared "regulation has to be part of the answer" to disinformation.
For her part, Hillary Clinton is looking to Europe to fill the vacuum and called upon her European counterparts to pass a massive censorship law to "bolster global democracy before it's too late." Full story: jonathanturley.org
Comment: So much for the First Amendment and "The Land of the Free"!
The Money $cam
October 20, 2022 — The Financial Crisis and the collapse of our industrial civilization are existential. The currencies of all WWII allies became attached to the US Dollar in 1944 under the Breton Woods Agreement and Britain was no longer the sole superpower; the USD replaced the GBP as the World Reserve currency. After two World Wars Britain was Bankrupt, it owed the USA $9.5 Billion at the end of the war, the equivalent of 9.5 billion x by 5,000 = $47.5 TRILLION. The USA wrote off the balance of this war debt in December 2006.
In 1944, the US Dollar was backed by gold, so it was acceptable as the new World Reserve Currency. By Executive Order in 1971 President Richard Nixon scrapped the Breton Woods Agreement: the USD was no longer backed by gold, and neither was the currencies attached to the USD, including the GBP. So the banknotes in our pocket were worthless paper beyond what the Money Market quote, and since 1971 all currencies became Fiat their values are manipulated.
Since 1971, Central Banks have been tasked with targeting "inflation" at 2% per annum. However our currencies are devalued by 2% p.a. annum making goods cost 2% more, hence "inflation" but true inflation is when prices of goods rise in value (owing to supply and demand), not because the value of money has declined.
The idea was to reduce sovereign debt over time, but if ordinary citizens receive a 2% pay rise each year while the value of our currency has declined by 2%, the gain is zero. The average increase in Net Worth of the wealthy however, is around 12% p.a. so deduct the 2% devaluation and their gain is still 10%. Hence we have seen a massive rise in inequality over the years and our standard of living has declined. The rich get rich, and the poor get children. This was a major factor in the collapse of the Roman Empire. Rome also devalued the gold dinar by increasing the percentage of copper in the coins.
Until the 60s Global Debt was manageable, but in the late 60s and 70s Sovereign debt grew exponentially. In 1971 US Debt was around $600 Million, today it is $31 trillion, while US GDP is negative. In 1971 UK Debt was negligible in terms of GDP; today stands at £1.6 trillion, and the UK is adding £18 million per hour to our National Debt. This is unsustainable Full story: youtu.be
Comment: The US Government tries to hide how obscenely top-end the nation's wealth-distribution is; but one remarkably clear presentation of it (the US private-wealth distribution) was the web-page from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System that presented an "Overview" of "Distribution of Wealth" starting in "1989:Q3" and extending up till "2021:Q2" (globalresearch.ca).
Former Israeli Spies in Top Jobs at Google, Facebook & Microsoft
October 31, 2022 — A MintPress study has found that hundreds of former agents of the notorious Israeli spying organization, Unit 8200, have attained positions of influence in many of the world's biggest tech companies, including Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon.
The Israeli Defense Forces' (IDF) Unit 8200 is infamous for surveiling the indigenous Palestinian population, amassing kompromat on individuals for the purposes of blackmail and extortion. Spying on the world's rich and famous; Unit 8200 hit the headlines last year, after the Pegasus scandal broke. Former Unit 8200 officers designed and implemented software that spied on tens of thousands of politicians and likely aided in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi . . . Full story: unz.com
Comment: Israeli corporations have a strong handle on US telecommunications. AOL and Yahoo are owned by Verizon which handles all interstate and overseas telephone and email traffic in the USA, and I believe Verizon also owns Amdocs, software and services provider to communications and media companies which handles billing for the telephone companies is also a subsidiary.
Questions on the Seven Seals and Seven Trumpets
Brother Branham said, "And then, in there, there is Seven Churches, Seven Plagues, Seven Seals, Seven Trumpets. Now, a Trumpet represents war; a Seal, a mystery unfolding; and a plague is what follows every war. And by God's help, and with the book of history, I can prove to you that we're living at the Seventh Trumpet, for the Seventh Plague, and the Seventh Seal to be opened, and the Seventh Vial to be poured out. When the sixth one sound; we'll get on that, maybe, the sealing away, on Friday night. When the First World War, why, that Sixth Trumpet sounded according, exactly according to the time God spoke of it. Exactly, geographically, following the Seal before that. [The Sixth Trumpet sounded on Armistice Day officially marking the close of the First World War 11/11/1918]. And when the mystery was revealed in there, for the baptism of the Holy Ghost; [formally 1906 . . . but many were manifesting the gifts before 1906, notably Brother Elias Letwaba (1870-1958) mentioned in newsletter 1214] and the—and the people then, how the church did not move up; and those who were moving refused to walk in Light, and went back. And the plague was opened at that time, and poured out upon the earth, which was [influenza], that killed all the people as it did, the thousands times thousands" (54-0512, The Seven Church Ages, par. 28-30).
> Question: Here is what I am able to make of it following it through the Scriptures.
> THE Sixth Trumpet sounded on Armistice Day marking the close of the First World War 11/11/1918.
> 1. I thought Revelation 8:13 associates the fifth, sixth and seventh Trumpets with the three woes. So does that not mean it was the FIFTH Trumpet that sounded on Armistice Day marking the close of the First World War 11/11/1918? (Revelation 9:12; Revelation 7:2-3.)
Response: To be precise, through Jewish propaganda German seamen mutinied the 3rd of November, 1918, and on November 7th, a large body of marines deserted while on their way to the Western Front. Germany was victorious; the Kaiser sought an armistice in order to defend Germany from Communism and did not seek pecuniary reparations. He demobbed his troops, expecting the Allies would honour their word, as President Gorbachev took the United States and NATO leaders at their word. Conditions deteriorated until November 9th; the Kaiser abdicated and the war over. The close was marked four days later by signing the Armistice. See Investigation Judgment.
Revelation 8:12 is the Fourth Trumpet addressing the apostasy of blinded Israel. All of the New Testament biblical symbols in Luke 21:25-36 were meaningless to them: by grace we know that these signs indicate the sinking of Los Angeles and the dispensation change.
We might regard Revelation 8:13 as a parenthesis as turns us Gentiles to a new subject. ". . . insert YOUR name . . . saw and heard an angel [lone eagle] flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!" This would appear to be the cherub with the face of an eagle as in Revelation 14:6 and Matthew 24:14 because the scene is set under the Fourth Seal and Brother Branham's commission was to restore the apostolic faith (Malachi 4:5, 6b) before Revelation 10:1-7.
The three WOES of World Wars I, II, and III are under the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Trumpets, as you have said.
The Fifth Trumpet did not sound on Armistice Day, but under the War from Revelation 9:1-11. Verse 12: "The First Woe (i.e. WWI) is past." Turning to Revelation 9:13-15 we see the partial dealings of Rothschild-owned Allies' Central Banks sign the treacherous terms of the Armistice, signaling the Second Woe of World War II in retribution against Jewry who's Weimar Republic would plunder and turn Germany into a bordello of open sins against god and man. Revelation 9:15, "And the four angels were "loosed," which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men (Shem/Israel, and their impersonating non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews will receive the same reward for this evil)".
Jewry trod the Tanak's THUS SAITH THE LORD underfoot and replaced it with the satanic Babylonian Talmud, "making the Word of God of none effect." They crucified Messiah and stole from the world by usury which is forbidden; cheated and deceived Germans who gave them equal rights. These people earned an immense burden of ill will by their ungodly misconduct and the Lord God "loosed" the demonic spirits of their enemies over two thousand years Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Imperial Rome subsumed into Papal Rome upon Israel and their impersonators.
Revelation 7:1-3, "And after these things I . . . insert YOUR NAME here as you are Christ's end-time Bride . . . saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding [restraining] the four winds of the earth [war and strife], that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree [before Armageddon and the consummation]. And I saw another Angel [Christ] ascending from the east, having the Seal of the living God: and He cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads".
The consummation cannot come until the 144,000 elect Israelites are baptized into Christ and martyred in "the time of Jacob's trouble" (Jeremiah 30:7).
> 2. I understand the Fifth Trumpet is not particular to the third part as it bears a global outlook and is to have effect "upon those without the seal of God".
Yes, Shem, the "third part of men" is identified but not differentiated from the first and second parts of men, Japheth and Ham, because this is the Gentile dispensation under which the Lord is calling "whomsoever will" of Adam's race to be Messiah's Bride, so those demons have open season upon all but Christians who are exempt, for Christ's Bride is His Chosen people (John 15:16; Revelation 9:4).
> 2. Does Revelation 9:12 not suggest that the Fifth Trumpet judgment was connected with the First Woe? And the (Fifth) Plague was opened at that time, and poured out upon the earth, which was [influenza] that killed all the people as it did, the thousands times thousands. Revelation 16:10-11
Yes, Revelation 9:12 marks the end of the War. Yes, the Fifth Plague is the investigation judgment on the nominal church. Influenza was caused by inoculations concocted by Big Pharma for US troops going to Europe to fight the tail end of World War II. See The Fifth Plague & Fifth Vial, inadequate testing probably caused the unintended deaths, unlike the untested experimental COVID inoculations which are fulfilling one of the essential stages to achieving Lucifer's one world government.
> 3. And thereafter the first woe of the Fifth Trumpet, the sixth heavenly angel sounded the loosing of the four angels of Satan to slay the third part. Revelation 9:13-21.
The First World War of the Fifth Trumpet ended in Revelation 9:12. After the signing of the Armistice the four angels of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Imperial Rome subsumed into Papal Rome were loosed upon "the third part of man"—Israel and their impersonators for ungodly wickedness (Revelation 9:13-18).
> 3. Thence the Sixth Vial, the drying up of the River Euphrates of Roman dogmatic influences the way of the kings of the East was prepared; the three isms began to manifest leading the way to Armageddon. (Revelation 16:12-16).
Yes, dogmatic Romanism has no Holy Spirit at all, and was no challenge to the Eastern religions or the three isms which came out of Rome as three spirits. The Euphrates separated Israel from their enemies under the Old Testament, and was a type of the Holy Spirit which separated the pagan East from the (once) Christian West. Euphrates also marked the eastern border of the Roman Empire. Babylon or Iraq was a buffer state, but the United States destroyed the most modern nation in the Middle East.
"The three spirits gather together the non-elect to Armageddon" (Revelation 16:16).
> 4. This brings "The second woe is past and the third woe cometh quickly" (Revelation 11:14).
Yes, Revelation 10:1 – 11:13 is a parenthesis explaining God's work between the second and third WOES. Revelation 11:15 will be the Seventh Trumpet marking the close of the Christian dispensation and the beginning of the First Resurrection on Nisan 16, the first Day of Pentecost.
> 4. Then William Branham appeared. Revelation 10 manifests the Seventh Seal in 1963, and then the Seventh Trumpet and Seventh Vial will follow after the 4th Seal of Redemption.
Brother Branham was caught up with the theophanies of the previous six angels indicating the seventh angel must be anointed with the fullness of the Spirit to introduce Christ's second or (Gk.) Parousia Coming and reveal the fullness of the Word. Brother Branham unfolds what the Lord showed him but the logos or revelation must come to you personally from the Voice of the Archangel (I Thessalonians 4:16b; Jude 9).
> 4. So the Fourth Trumpet which comes before the Fifth and Sixth Trumpets and after the third in sequence of time sounded at the late nineteenth century, when the sun and moon and stars were darkened for the mixed multitude of Israel as they abandoned the Torah to draw its Messiah from political Zionism. [Revelation 8:12]. Does this scripture not imply that the fourth Trumpet will be terminated by the seventh Trumpet under the seventh seal?
The Trumpets run in parallel with the Seals.
"The sun, moon and stars" mentioned in Luke 21:24-25 is speaking of the end the Gentile dispensation after which the ministry of the Moses and Elijah will remove the elect of Israel's spiritual blindness. The Third Trumpet would have sounded from 1520 -1906 under the ministry of Martin Luther and John Wesley.
Israel in majority abandoned the written Torah and devised the so-called "oral" Torah of the Palestinian and Babylonian Talmud. You can forget about the Palestinian Talmud. The Babylonian Talmud was contrived from the Babylonian Slave Trading and Mercantile Laws during Judah's Babylonian captivity. Israel drew their Messiah from the Talmudic guesswork rabbis drew from the Babylonian Talmud, as the Roman Catholics draw their beliefs from Papal dogma, and at one time from the Babylonian Talmud as I mentioned recently. Political Zionism is caught in the same trap.
Exodus 12 and Daniel 9 state the day, week and year Messiah would be murdered. Judah was looking for His Third Coming, not the First Coming, and today the denominations are looking for His Third Coming instead of the Second Coming.
I understand that the Fourth and Fifth Seal end at the Seventh Trump.
> 4. I understand the first four Trumpets follow the four Seals of redemption of the Church. The last three (Fifth, Sixth and Seventh) Trumpets are Woe Trumpets. On the other hand the Vials follow the Church Ages and are only poured out at the end of the sealed mystery that opened those ages, hence for instance the fifth and Sixth Vials come after the Third Seal and the end of the 6th Church Age, while the Seventh Vial comes at the end of the Fourth Seal and Laodicea at the time of the Seventh Trumpet.
The Trumpets and Seals are parallel. The First Seal opens and Paul, Irenaeus and St. Martin sound their Gospel Trumpets for whosoever of Adam's race will receive them in their Church Age under the First Seal. The elect receive their Gospel Trumpet that baptizes them into Christ and calls a spiritual war while the non-elect fall short. The first three Trumpets follow bringing natural war against Israelites who did not receive the Gospel Trumpet to their Church Age. St. Columba was the angel to the Thyatira Church Age under the Second Seal, the elect received its Message and the non-elect rejected or fell short. The Second Trumpet called for natural war upon the Israelites who did not receive the Gospel Trumpet of St. Columba.
Under the Third Seal the angels Martin Luther and John Wesley sounded their Gospel Trumpets invoking spiritual war in the Sardis and Philadelphia Church Ages; the Third Trumpet of judgment wrought natural war—WWI upon Israelite, Jew or Gentile without the Seal of God, and brought WWII upon the world, but specifically upon Israelites and their impersonators.
Under the Fourth Seal the Gospel Trumpet sounded for the Pentecostals and for Christ's end-time Bride and the Fourth Trumpet wrought Judgment upon unbelieving Israelites.
The Fifth Seal and Fifth Trumpet end as the Sixth Seal opens, the Seventh Trumpet sounds and Seventh Vial is poured out.
We appreciate erudite Brothers and Sisters who ask the questions we are all asking ourselves. Sharing these questions and answers "perfects us all for the work of the ministry and edifies the Body of Christ" (Ephesians 4:12).
Thank you and God bless you.
Building the Stature of the Perfect Man
In I Corinthians 1:2 Paul was writing to "the Church of God at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call upon the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours".
Likewise in Ephesians 1:1 Paul was writing to "the saints who are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus".
The Bible is the story of God taking rough stones of His choosing (John 15:16) out of the deserts and streams and miry clay, bringing them into due form, dressing, polishing and perfecting them as good work and true, accepted for their position in the Body of Christ. Always bear in mind that each of these stones is unique and cannot take the place of any other; neither can any other stone fit in its place in the building.
Ephesians 2:19-22, "You are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens in the Kingdom of God with the saints, and of God's household; having been built upon the foundation of the Doctrine of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief Corner Stone" (or Headstone). Ephesians 4:16, "From whom the whole body being fitted together by that which every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love"). [Four flawless cornerstones of identical form are accurately positioned on the foundation so that the construction is measured from the invisible Headstone to the four cornerstones. The building will be completed when the rejected fifth cornerstone is laid. This Headstone is Christ, the FULLNESS of the Word reproduced in the precious stones of His end-time Bride. In the renewed heavens and renewed earth the horizontal rainbow of the Shekinah will overshadow the Caagsone above the 1,500 mile high Mount Zion and lighten the Holy City (Revelation 21:23). As we read in I Corinthians 1:7, "the woman or wife is the glory of the man"], "in whom all the building fitly framed together grows unto a holy temple in the Lord: in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God through the Spirit".
I Corinthians 3:9-13, "We are God's fellow-workers; you are God's field, not ours; you are God's building. According to the grace of God which was given to me [by my apostolic office], as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation [in Corinth] and another is building upon it. But let every man be careful how he builds upon it."
Paul was building the Church universal by proclaiming Jesus Christ as the only proper object of faith; which is "the unchanging Doctrine of the apostles and prophets" — since restored by William Branham (Malachi 4:5, 6b; Matthew 17:11; Revelation 10:7)].
"The foundation" Paul laid was the apostolic faith which is THUS SAITH THE LORD so no other foundation should be laid as Rome has laid with her trinity dogma, false water baptism in three Titles and Purgatory, or as the Seventh Day Adventists have laid by sabbath day observance thus denying Christ's resurrection and the "the promise of entering into the rest of God in Christ" twenty-four hours every day new birth through the baptism of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 4:1-11; Hebrews 3:7 – 4:11). Or the SDA's Jehovah Witnesses (so-called) who also observe the sabbath day, denying the promise of Amos 3:7; Malachi 4:5, 6b; Matthew 17:11 and Revelation 10:7 by observing Rome's false trinity dogma and baptism in the compound redemptive Name Lord Jesus Christ. Likewise the (once) Protestant denominations.
"And another is building upon the foundation. But let each man take heed how he builds thereupon. For no man can lay a foundation other than one that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if a man builds upon the foundation gold, silver, marble and granite, wood, hay, straw; each man's work will become manifest: for the Day [of the Lord] will declare it [at the close of the Gentile dispensation (Matthew 25:9-13; Romans 2:16; I Corinthians 4:5; II Thessalonians 1:7-8); what is genuine or not genuine, what is truth and what mere show], because it is going to be revealed by Fire; and the Fire itself will test the quality of each man's work".
The foundation of the Church now settled beyond dispute Paul as the apostolic "master builder" cautions in which way and with what material, worthy and durable doctrines of the succeeding "angels" to each Church Age will stand the test of Fire (II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7), or "the weak and beggarly elements" impersonating the Word for a day gone by, of human wisdom, art, sculpture, philosophy (so-called) and Jewish fables. Faithful co-workers and successors must rise up the edifice on the foundation supported by two or three witnesses in order to edify and display the Token of the Life of the Person of Christ in each Church Age.
Although Paul expresses the absolute inadmissability of attempting to lay any other foundation, some even in the circle of this Message insist that Brother Branham's Message is the Absolute when the Absolute is the written Word of God's Bible. Paul and Brother Branham further state that the building must be constructed Word upon unchangeable Word, or as Jesus told Peter, "On this Rock of Spiritual revelation from Above, I will build My Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against faith" (Matthew 16:13-18).
Christ's Body, the true Church edifies itself by "speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the Head, even Christ: from whom the whole Body being fitted and held together by that which every joint supplies, according to the proportionate working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love" (Ephesians 4:15-16).
II Peter 1:1-8 states the attributes of the stones for each of the Gentile dispensations on this diagram which traces the growth of the Body from the foundation of apostolic faith to maturity in the stature of the perfect Man. "Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to (Gk.) 'zoe,' God's eternal Life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him Who called us to glory and virtue: whereby He has granted us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust."
"For this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, strength or moral excellence; and to virtue knowledge of Him; and to knowledge temperance or self-control; and to temperance patience or perseverance; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity which is love, and Christ is love. For if these qualities are yours, and abound, they render you neither barren, useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ".
Isaiah 59:19, "So shall they fear the Name of the LORD from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy comes like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD will raise a standard against him".
These seven virtues were the Token or evidence of the Life of Christ in the Saints of eight dispensations arising from the Message for their hour whereby they withstood the assaults of antichrist and their lives reflected the glory and character of Jesus Christ as the Body grew to maturity in the Headstone.
Notice how the Church was broad at the base but razor-sharp at the Headstone?
To this purpose "He gave gifts unto men, ordaining some as apostles; and some as prophets; and some as evangelists; and some as pastors and some as teachers, to equip the saints for the task of ministering toward the building up of that House of Light—the Body of Christ—until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ" (Ephesians 4:11-13).
Daniel 2:34-35, "This is the stone that was cut out without hands, and will smite the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, [Rome and Russia, Catholicism intermarried with Protestantism], and will break the kingdoms of man to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth" (Zechariah 4:7).
Acts 7:44-53, "Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, just as He who spoke to Moses directed him to make it according to the pattern that he had seen. And having received it in their turn, our fathers brought it in with Joshua upon dispossessing the Canaanites whom God thrust out before our fathers, until the time of David; who found favour before God, and asked that he might find a dwelling place for the God of Jacob. But Solomon built Him a house. Howbeit the Most High dwells not in that which is made with human hands; as said the prophet, Heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool: what manner of house will you build for Me? says the Lord: or what place is there for My rest? Was it not My hand that made all these things [not the thoughts and works of man, but the result of divine appointment and command, rather than delusive and superstitious opinions of Jewry regarding the dignity of the temple as His exclusive abode after pagan idols?]
As He is the creator of all things He cannot need the aid of man in preparing His place of rest. Then He refers to the nation as a whole, "Which one of the prophets have your fathers not persecuted? And they have slain them which showed before the Coming of the Righteous One; of Whom you have become the betrayers and murderers: you who have received the Law as ordained of angels, yet did not keep it".
God lives in the Righteous One and in His Spoken Word-born Bride . . . (II Corinthians 5:19). What and where is heaven? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, all good children go to heaven. "Heavenly places" is your position in Christ.
Hebrews 10:1-7, God's acceptable, voluntary self-sacrifice was Jesus Christ, the first Adam's near KINSMAN Redeemer.
Hebrews 11:32-40 recites a number of Old Testament martyrs ". . . Of whom the world was not worthy: they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And all these, having obtained a good report through faith, received not God's Promise to Abraham, new birth as Sons; God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect".
Christ the Redeemer had to die and redeem His Own family before He could redeem His servants. "For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins." His Bride is His Body and we were in Christ on Calvary; there we paid for our sins in Christ our Lord and Husband.
Matthew 5:48, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect".
Ephesians 4:11-15, "And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the Body of Christ: till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: that we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro by waves, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, and craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up into Him in all things, which is the Head, even Christ". The law of reproduction, brings forth of its kind, Genesis 1:11. In these last days the true Church, Christ's end-time Bride, comes to the Headstone: she will be the super Church, a super Race as she nears the great Headstone. They will be so much like Him they will be in His very image in order to be united with Him. They will be one. They will be the very manifestation of the Word of the living God. Denominations can never produce this. They will produce their creeds and dogmas, mixed with the Word, bringing a hybrid product.
The first son was a spoken Seed-Word of God. He was given a bride to produce himself again, another son of God. But she fell, by hybreeding, see. Produce himself; but she fell and caused him to die.
The second Son, a spoken Seed-Word of God, was given a bride, like Adam. But before He could marry her, she had fallen, also. For she was put to a free moral agency, like Adam's wife was, to believe God's Word and live, or doubt It and die. And she died.
Then from a little group of the true Seed of the Word, God will present Christ a beloved Bride, a Virgin, a Virgin of His Word. And through them, and by them, will be fulfilled all that has been promised for His Word in the Virgin who knows no man-made creeds or dogmas.
The Word of promise in Himself, like It was in Mary, God Himself made manifest. He will act Himself by His Own Word of promise, so to fulfill all that has been written of Him, as He did when He came from the virgin womb. Type of the Spirit womb now, so will the Virgin now accepting His Word, "Be it unto me as You have said." Though it was said by an Angel, yet It was the written Word, Isaiah 9:6.
They will love Him and will have His potentials, for He is their Head. And they are His subjects, subject to the Headship of Christ.
Notice what harmony! Jesus never did anything until the Father showed Him first, the harmony between God and Christ (John 5:19). So will the Bride: He shows Her His Word of Life and She receives It. She never doubts It. Nothing can harm Her, not even death. For if the Seed be planted, the water will raise It up again. (Amen. Then I got a great big "Hallelujah!") Here is the secret. The Word is in the Bride, and the mind of Christ to know what He wants done with the Word. And She does it in His Name. She has THUS SAITH THE LORD. Then It is germitized, so the Holy Spirit waters It until It is grown and serves Its purpose.
They do only His will. (Amen. I'll believe that.) No one can persuade them different. They have THUS SAITH THE LORD or they keep still. Then they will do the works of God, for It is Himself in them continuing His Word to fulfill, as He did not complete all things, when He was here, He did not complete all when He was here, for it was not time yet.
Now let us stand like Joshua and Caleb. (Now watch close. This is going to have a spiritual background.) Now let us stand like Joshua and Caleb, as we see the Promised Land coming in sight. It's nearing the time to be given. Joshua, in Hebrew, means Saviour, and represents the promised end-time leader to take the Church over. Caleb represents the true believer who stayed with Joshua. God started Israel as a virgin with His Word. But they wanted something different. So did the last-day church.
Notice how God did not move Israel until His Own appointed time. (Now listen. This is going to mean something.) Joshua waited for that time. No matter how much people might have said, "God gave us the land, the promise. Let us go now and take it." They might have said, "Joshua, you lost your commission. You're all washed up. Why are you not doing something? You used to know THUS SAITH THE LORD in a moment, and what was the will of God." But this wise God-sent prophet knew the promise of God, but also knew to wait for that promise, a clear-cut decision from God for his time. (See these parables. Now watch.) And when the time came, God gave it to Joshua, who had stayed with Him, by the Word, for He could not trust others. He could trust him. So will it repeat.
Like the mighty anointed prophet Moses knew God would use him. For He had proved Moses to be His servant, by his peculiar birth, at the right time for the deliverance of Abraham's seed was that time. (Are you getting it?) Moses never stayed in Egypt and argued his Scriptural points with them. He never fussed with the priests. But he went to the wilderness and waited on the Lord, until the people were ready to receive him. He had come to testify of them, but they would not receive him. God called His prophet to the wilderness. God had testified He had chosen him and the waiting was not for Moses, but for the people to be ready to receive Moses. Moses thought the children would understand that he was sent. (I never wrote it; He did.) So is it now.
Like Elijah, after that mighty, vindicated prophet that the Word of God came to, had finished preaching His message to the modern American groups of the First Lady, with their bobbed-hairs and Jezebel-paint groups. God confirming His prophet; every time he prophesied, it was the truth. God had to call him off of the field, until He plagued that generation with mighty plagues, for rejecting the Message of His prophet and the Word of God that He had sent to them. God sent him into the wilderness, in hiding, not even the king could call him out. And those who tried to persuade him against the will of God, died for doing so. But when God spoke to His faithful prophet by a vision, out of the wilderness he came with THUS SAITH THE LORD. What did he do? Straight to the Word, back to the Word he went, brought the twelve stones and rolled them together.
Like John the Baptist, Christ's faithful forerunner, the anointed prophet. No school of his father, no school of Pharisee, no denomination could call him from the wilderness where God had sent him, until he heard the Voice of God. "The Messiah is at hand." (Are you listening, spiritual mind? What more could I say here. I'm skipping something here now). [The Pillar of Fire over the Ohio River in 1933, and the Voice from heaven saying: "As John the Baptist foreran My first Coming, your Message will forerun My second Coming" – Ed].
How different today, many so-called evangelists claim they have the answer from God, for the people. Just as Korah did, denying, disputing the authority of God's vindicated, anointed prophet, Moses, claiming he had the answer. This was a money-making scheme, too, a golden calf; as many do today, big building, big school, hatch-out incubators of their same seed. And then people, then as like now, fell for it. After they had heard the true Word of God, through an anointed prophet that was a vindicated, they fell for Korah's lie. God-proven prophet, and Israel knew God had told them, distinctly, that He would vindicate His prophets by His Word. Korah was not a Scriptural prophet, but it looked awful good to the people, same as it does now. Today, it's blood on your hands, balls of fire on the platform, oil in your fingers. And the same thing produces women preachers, short hair, bobbed, make-up. What do you have? You would not think that people would fall for it, but they did for Korah. And they do the same thing now, and turn away from the true Word, for denominations. Shorts, shows what kind of a seed that's in them.
But, thank God, all Israel never fell for Korah. Some stayed by Moses, the anointed prophet with the Word of God. Same is it, today, with many of God's Elected, by His Word and His Spirit.
Remember, the tares, the weeds, are to be gathered and bound in bundles. (That right?) This has come to pass. These apostate organization churches are bound tighter than they ever were bound. They are bundled together in a federation of churches, ready for the fires of God's judgment. (I never wrote this. I feel that He did it.) Pentecostals are full of, so called, the same as them. The wheat-Word will be gathered some day, after They leave, for the Master's.
[Speaking in 1962 he said] God has promised Malachi 4 for this last day. And Malachi 4 has not yet has been fulfilled, but it must be fulfilled for it is a germitized Word of God spoken through Malachi the prophet. Jesus referred to it. It is to be just before the [(Gk.) 'parousia'] Coming of Christ, the second time. (Listen close now.) All Scripture that has not been fulfilled must be, before that time. The Bible is to be finished. The Gentile dispensation is to be finished with the Church Age when this anointed messenger arrives. [That was in 1963]. Of course, he will plant the Seed of the entire Bible, plumb from the serpent to the messenger in the former rain [which was the revelation of the Seven Seals]. Then he will be rejected by the denominational people, as his forefather, John and Elijah, as was spoken by our Lord . . .
People, as Elijah was the first time, to Ahab's time, it will happen here in this country, as the USA is a type of Israel. (Read or hear Jezebel Religion.) As our forefathers came to this country to worship the way they wanted to, pushed out the natives and took over, so did Israel take over when they came up out of Egypt. We had godly men, like Washington, Lincoln. They had great, godly men, as David and so forth. Then they got an Ahab on the throne with a Jezebel behind him, to direct him. So have we [Roman Catholic John Kennedy and his Jewish wife].
So it's at this time, in this country, that that person will appear, for it's in the Scripture and its THUS SAITH THE LORD. Then in the latter rain there will come forth a Mount Carmel, a showdown. Bible fulfilled to the letter! John the Baptist, "His messenger before His face" in Malachi 3 planted a former rain and was rejected by the churches, the denominations, the Pharisees and Sadducees in his day. Jesus came and had the Mount Transfiguration showdown. This forerunner, of the last days, will sow for the former rain [The Revelation of the Seven Seals]. Jesus will be the showdown between denominations and creeds, which is His Word, when He comes, a showdown, the Rapture of His Bride. The first was Mount Carmel, the second was Mount Transfiguration, and the third will be Mount Zion. (Glory!) . . .
I believe, some day, the real Bride of Christ will be forced to stop preaching the Word of God. The Bible prophesies of it, in Revelation 13:16. Denominations will force It to stop or take its mark. Then the Lamb will take His Bride and judge the whore for this.
Remember, Moses, born for the work, had to wait on God for the extra gift for the job. He had to go back and wait for the time appointed by God. A certain pharaoh had to be on the throne, and the people had to be wanting the Bread of Life, before God would send him back.
Thousands of sign-workers in this last day have created a generation of sign-seekers that knows no more than nothing about the true move of God and His Word in these last days. (As I have said . . .) Give them blood and oil, and fleshly demonstrations on the platform, and they'll support it, whether it's God's Word or not, whether it's Scriptural or not. Jesus has warned us of such things at the end time. (As I have said . . .) In Matthew 24, two spirits, very close alike, "Deceive the very Elected if possible."
How can you tell them? Give them the Word test. How can you know it? Speak the Word; see what they say about It. If they don't believe the Word, they have no Seed-Germ in them. They are of the evil one, and deceive you. As the first bride was deceived, and the second bride was deceived, they are deceivers of the third bride, by hybreeding the Word, or trying to. God never placed signs ahead of His Word. (Amen. That's a scorcher.) God never placed signs ahead of His Word. They were added for proof of the Word, but the Word is first. To prove it, Elijah said to the woman, "Bake me a cake first," then watch the miracle happen. Come to the Word, first, and then watch the miracle. The Seed-Word, Itself, is what the Holy Spirit energizes.
How can a messenger sent from God just believe some of the Scriptures and not all the Word, deny part of It? The true prophet of God will proclaim the Word in the last days. Denominations will hate him. He will not pull any punches on them. He will be like he was when he come at the first coming of Christ, "You generation of vipers." But the predestinated will hear and will make ready for the countdown. The royal Seed of Abraham's faith, like him, holding to the Word of God, regardless, for he was predestinated.
The messenger of Malachi 4 will appear at God's appointed time. We are all looking for him. We believe he will come. That is according to His Word. It will be at the end time. Which, it is time now for to see it. He will be correctly dedicated to the Word, as they have always been indicated by God's Word and a vindicated. God will vindicate what he preaches to be the Truth, as He did Elijah, for it is Elijah coming, making ready for the Mount Zion Rapture. Jesus said, "In the last days it would be like Lot's time" (Luke 17:28-30).
His preaching will be with the Spirit and strength line of God's Word. Because so much has been called God's Truth, many will misunderstand this true messenger. (I've got wrote here, p-r-o-p-h-e-c-y, "Prophecy.") Because so much has been called God's Truth by fakers, many true ministers will misunderstand that messenger . . . Remember, there will be such a denominational gathering pretty soon, it'll be terrific, and they will bring themselves together into this Federation of Churches. And then this kind of a church will be put out of operation, as far as they know. It's at that time, that Jesus will appear, and He will show which is Bride and which is not [by the manifestation of the Sons of God (Romans 8:19)].
Now, this ministry here has to be honed into a place till the very same works that Jesus did, because, when He comes, the Headstone will catch right into It. Because there will be a Rapture come, and they'll be taken, and the rest of the Body will come with It, and She'll be gone into Heaven. Not a denomination, friend; a Church of the Word of God! You believe it? (62-0318 , The Spoken Word is the Original Seed, par 414-432, 434-440, 443, 450; Luke 8:11 (62-0318, Spoken Word is the Original Seed, Part II). nl1230.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.