Bible Believers' Newsletter 1251
"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 this Good Friday around God's unchanging Word.
Readers and subscribers to our free weekly Church Newsletter understand that the hour, day, month and year of the crucifixion of the Son of Man was written in Exodus 12:1-20 and Daniel 9:25-26. Being acquainted with Malachi 3:6 and Hebrews 13:8 we know that God cannot change His Word and ways. Pontius Pilate declared Jesus innocent yet all of the Sadducees, theologians, Pharisees, and denominationals cried in unison, "His blood be upon us and upon our children" (Matthew 27:25). Jesus declared, "Upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom you slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this race" (Matthew 23:35-36).
Having claimed the Book of Redemption in 1963, Jesus loosed its Seals and descended upon Mount Sunset with the open Book in His upraised left hand. He placed judgment upon Rome and her apostate (once) Protestant US image, raised His right hand to heaven and swore that there should be (Gk.) Chronos time no more. Redemption was over; the mystery of God was finished and His spoken Word will call His end-time Bride out of Babylon (Revelation 10:1-7, 18:4).
"It is impossible for those [like the Pentecostals of the Laodicean Church Age] who were once enlightened, and tasted of the heavenly gift [as the Son of man was revealed in Brother Branham's ministry (Luke 17:30)], and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the good Word of God, and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing that they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame. For the earth which drinks the rain that often falls upon it and brings forth vegetation suitable for those for whom it is tilled, receives a blessing from God: but if it bears thorns and briers it is rejected and burned" (Hebrews 6:4-8).
Good Friday closed the Old Testament in death on Calvary, their saints having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise. We were in Him on Calvary: there we paid for our sins, when He was raised we were raised in Him. They could not be made perfect until we were raised in Christ and the heavenly temple cleansed of their accumulated sins. On the Day of Pentecost our New Testament Brethren began to receive the Token of His Life in them as Old Testament shadows and types blossomed into reality (Hebrews 11:39-40).
The six resurrections preceding that of Christ were only restorations to the present earthly life (I Kings 17; II Kings 4; the resurrection caused by the bones of Elijah, II Kings 13; Jairus' daughter, Matthew 9, the son of the widow of Nain Luke 7, and Lazarus, John 11).
Matthew 27:50-53 forms a type and pattern for the close of the Gentile dispensation—not as it was on a national scale, but on a global scale encompassing "whosoever will" in Adam's race, and whosoever are not and will not. Multitudes that bear the Name of Christ have crucified Him afresh unto themselves. The great bulk of humanity is atomic fodder (Malachi 4:1-3; Matthew 13:36-43; Revelation 20:6-15). This Good Friday I expect an earthquake of unprecedented magnitude that will shake not the earth only, but also the heavens, sinking Los Angeles, many mountains and islands, cleaving the Mount of Olives, and igniting volcanoes worldwide.
Jesus said that "no man knows the day or the hour" . . . Jesus did NOT say no man could know the year, month or week in which His [threefold] coming was to be completed." We do know the month and Week, and I believe we know the year. Speaking of his 1933 apocalypse of visions the Prophet said, "What is left? Nothing except Hebrews 12:26. "Whose voice then shook the earth: but now He has promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven." Once more God will shake the earth and with it shake everything loose that can be shaken. Then He will renovate it. Just last March, 1964, that Good Friday earthquake of Alaska shook the whole world though it did not unbalance it. But God was warning by a world tremor what He will soon do on a greater scale. He is going to blast and rock this sin-cursed world, my brother, my sister, and there is only one place that can stand that shock, and that is in the fold of the Lord Jesus. And I would beseech you while God's mercy is still available to you, that you give your whole life, unreservedly to Jesus Christ, Who as the faithful Shepherd will save you and care for you and present you faultless in glory with exceeding great joy (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 322:4).
Be encouraged by your personal revelation of God's unchanging Word, not by what I believe for I am your Brother.
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.
Watch Waves from M7.0 Quake in Papua New Guinea roll across seismic stations in North America
April 3, 2023 — This animation, called a Ground Motion Visualization (GMV), shows the motion of the ground as detected on seismometers across North America. Each dot is a seismic station, and when the ground moves up it turns red and when it moves down it turns blue Full story: twitter.com
A few hours later, a strong M6.5 earthquake has struck the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East. Strong shaking was felt near the epicenter but there is no threat of a tsunami. The earthquake struck at 03:06 p.m. UTC on April 3, 2023, with the epicenter located about 10 kilometers from Vilyuchinsk or 28 kilometers from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the capital of the Kamchatka region.
A M6.1 earthquake just occurred near the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia (April 3, 2023; 14:59 UTC). At 85 km depth, this event has likely produced fairly wide-spread, but low intensity shaking . . . People have reported shaking from as far away as Singapore.
In the last week, there was an earthquake swarm at the Yellowstone supervolcano in Wyoming. Elsewhere, the red colored Ulawun volcano produced a new volcanic eruption while in the Galapagos Islands, the Sierra Negra volcano is showing signs of ground deformation (uplift) which is likely magmatic in origin.
Tyranny Unleashed: Death of Free Speech, Truth, & Rule of Law
April 3, 2023 — A Delaware Superior Court Judge, Eric M. Davis, has ruled for Dominion election machines that Fox News reporting of evidence of election fraud in the last presidential election is false. In other words, on his own authority Davis has negated the evidence. Having disposed of the evidence by edict, he has given a go-ahead to Dominion's law suit against Fox News for defamation. We are witnessing the abuse of law to enforce the official narrative of the election, a narrative disproved by evidence presented by many experts. In other words, Davis is using his court to punish those who report news unfavorable to official narratives. Davis' ruling signals the end of truth and free speech in the United States.
Davis' ruling opens the door for any and all reporting that is false or objectionable to official narratives to be open to defamation suits or other claims. For example, the insistent and widespread reporting by the print and TV media and by NPR that the Covid "vaccine" is safe and effective. We now know that it is neither, and many died and were injured by the "vaccine" . . . In other words, the hatred of Trump created by the presstitutes becomes grounds for convicting him not on the evidence but on the emotions of Democrats. This signals the end of the rule of law. Tyranny has been unleashed. Full story: paulcraigroberts.org
Comment: China and Russia are the only countries with sophisticated nuclear arsenals able to go toe-to-toe with the US. The US can't attack Russia and China with impunity because they can match each move up to all-out nuclear war—the US is deterred from entering a direct military conflict with China and Russia—even though they are about to strike a fatal blow to the petrodollar system. The Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE) allows oil producers to sell their products for yuan (and gold indirectly) while bypassing the US dollar, sanctions, and financial system.
Your US dollar will fail when Los Angeles sinks . . . whoops; it's already yesterday in LA. He who sups with the devil should have a long spoon. The Seventh Trump, Sixth Seal and Seventh Vial will terminate man's day and place the world under judgment in the Day of the Lord.
Banking Crisis gets worse! $1.7 Trillion in unrealized Losses Loom as US Banks Rapidly Bleed Deposits
April 3, 2023 — During the week ending March 15th, 98.4 billion dollars was pulled out of US banks. During the week ending March 22nd, 126 billion dollars was pulled out of US banks . . . Over the past year, well over a trillion dollars has been pulled out of US banks . . . US banks are facing unrealized losses of 780 billion dollars.
Nouriel Roubini . . . points out that the rise in interest rates has led to a decrease in the market value of banks' other assets . . . accounting for these factors, US banks' unrealized losses actually amount to $1.75 trillion, or 80% of their capital . . . McDonald's just decided to close all of their US offices while they decide which of their employees still get to work for them . . . Full story: heeconomiccollapseblog.com
Xi-Putin Summit: Strategy Meeting for the Coming East-West War?
April 3, 2023 — The Western media did not say much about the summit . . . They seem to believe that their god-given mission is to demonize China and Russia and other nation states which are not Washington's "vassal countries".
It is about time for the mainstream media to have some decency in informing people about the truth so that humanity can choose the right kind of regime and leaders . . . they knew what was going on during the summit, but they did not share what they knew with the public . . . a meeting of two countries hunted down by the West for "three unforgivable sins".
- First, they have resisted against becoming Washington's vassal countries.
- Second, they have become too rich and too powerful.
- Third, they have exerted political influence in the Third World undermining the interests of the West's neo-colonialism.
The West did not expect the recovery of Russia from the graveyard of the Soviet communist regime. But such recovery took place. This alarmed and displeased the West because of Russia's three sins . . . To prevent further development of Russia; the West expanded NATO towards Russia's border and armed the Azov-Nazi forces in Ukraine, which bombed the Russian speaking Donbass region since the Euromaidan uprising of 2014.
NATO has armed Ukraine enough to make Ukraine a fixed aircraft carrier right at the front gate of Russia capable of threatening its sovereignty . . . Now, as for China, since the normalization of diplomatic relations with the US in 1972, and under the regime of Deng Xiaoping, China was "a good boy to the West" by preventing global inflation, offering (Made in China) factories and (cheap labor) assembly lines as well as markets for the West's goods and services.
The West cannot accept this peace plan, because the "West's war industry loves the war" and NATO wants to fight until the destruction of Russia and the China. Joe Biden is behind the West's war industry and so is NATO.
China knew that the 12 point proposal mentioned above would be rejected by the West, but the West can no longer blame China for not doing something for the Ukraine-Russia conflict.
Russia welcomes the proposal. China is ready to negotiate peace directly with Ukraine, but without the participation of the West. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Towards Multipolarity: Russia's Divorce from the West the Dawning of Eurasia
By Adeyinka Makinde © 2023 all rights reserved
One development emanating from the pressures applied to Russia in the aftermath of the Cold War has been the ignition of a closer state of relations between the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China. Tentative at first but intensifying in recent years, these two nations are now in a de facto alliance against the United States-led West. [Is it rather the United States and her vassals that are in alliance against Russia, China and the global south? – Ed].
This state of affairs, a contrast to that which existed during the Cold War when the two leaders of global communism, the Soviet Union and Red China, were in a permanent state of antagonism, is one which is clearly detrimental to the continuation of American global hegemony, the very thing which American foreign policy pre-dating the neoconservative Wolfowitz doctrine had strenuously sought to avoid.
In its rawest form, the geostrategic theory postulated by the British geographer and scholar Halford J. Mackinder, provided a theoretical basis upon which the United States acted towards preventing a unification of the contiguous landmass which encompasses Europe and Asia. In his paper titled "The Geographical Pivot of History" which was published in 1904, Mackinder postulated what he termed the 'Heartland Theory'. It divided the globe into three geographical regions. The Americas and Australia were referred to as "outlying islands" and the British Isles and the islands of Japan he labelled "outer islands." The combination of Africa, Europe and Asia he termed the "World-Island." And at the centre of the "World-Island" is the "Heartland", which stretches from the Volga River to the Yangtze River and from the Himalayas to the Arctic Ocean.136
He refined his thesis in his book "Democratic Ideals and Reality", published in 1919 which summarised the essence of his theory as follows: "Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland; who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island; who rules the World-Island commands the world." 137
His explanation of global power which had rested in the hands, first of the British Empire, an "offshore Island", and later with the United States, an "outlying island", was that sea power which had enabled the rise of Britain and the United States would give way to land power situated in the "heartland" of the "world island" unless measures were undertaken to ensure that the power wielded by the "heartland" could be balanced. The "heartland" encompassed most of the lands controlled respectively by the Russian empire and the Soviet Union. Mackinder suggested that one of the ways through which the power of the "heartland" could be balanced was by controlling eastern Europe.138
Although there have been modifications of Mackinder's thesis by other theorists while others have argued that it is outdated and has never been proven in all its component parts, this does not diminish the importance of Russia and China in any calculations related to the geopolitical balance of power.139 A key tenet of Mackinder's argument lies in the distribution of global resources and access to where such resources lie. Russia's abundance of natural resources and the U.S.-led West's objective of controlling these resources lie at the heart of its policy towards Russia regardless of whether it is ruled by an 'autocrat' or by a 'democrat' [covetness – Ed].
It is not difficult to appreciate how the Mackinder thesis helped shape and inform U.S. policies geared towards containing the Soviet Union during the Cold War, as it is to appreciate its influence in the formulation of the Brzezinski Doctrine as a template for seeking to diminish Russian political and economic sovereignty by prising it apart from Ukraine and by maintaining its hegemony within Eurasia.
A concomitant aspect of U.S. policy towards Russia has been an enduring hostility on the part of the U.S. towards any substantive economic relationship between Germany and Russia. As George Friedman has noted on several occasions including in his 2010 book The Next Decade, collaboration between Europe and Russia has been frowned on by the United States, but Russian-German cooperation in particular needed to be "nipped in the bud". Thus, he concluded "maintaining a powerful wedge between Germany and Russia is of overwhelming interest to the United States".140 In a lecture given in 2015, Friedman characterised Germany as "Europe's basic flaw." It was, he asserted, a country that is "economically powerful and geopolitically fragile." If it left the EU, it would gravitate eastward and seek cooperation with Russia and revive the enduring fear of "German capital and technology" allied to that of "Russian resources and manpower".141 This backdrop is extremely important in understanding U.S. hostility towards the Nord Stream and earlier gas pipelines and the suspicion that the U.S. was responsible for carrying out the undersea act of pipeline sabotage in September 2022.
The accumulation of pressures on Russia through the implementation of the 'shock and awe' sanctions has only served to push Russia towards China, creating a Eurasian economic entity which will likely develop an alternate form of international payments system and work towards developing trade in Asia and the rest of the world under the aegis of BRICS. Thus, in addition to Brazil, India and South Africa, Russia and China will seek to provide an economic umbrella for other countries, several of which have applied to join the organisation.
If BRICS is expanded to include countries such as Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Nigeria and Argentina, it would encompass over half the global population, 60% of global gas and 45% of global oil reserves. 142 Moreover, the sale of Russian gas in rubles and more recently Russia's increasing use of the Yuan for payment of oil exporters, as well as in facilitating commercial loan transactions and as a preferred currency for household savings can only hasten the trend of de-dollarisation.143
The status of the American dollar as the global currency is thus under threat. In the early 1970s, the administration led by President Richard Nixon entered into a bargain with the House of Saud which involved the United States guaranteeing the security of the Saudi state in return for the Saudis selling oil in dollars. This arrangement, which was made possible due to Saudi dominance within the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), ensured the survivability of the U.S. dollar as the de facto reserve currency of the world.
There are arguably two pillars on which the dollar’s status as the world reserve currency lies. First is the perception that the U.S. has the world's largest economy. While this is presently true in terms of calculations based on Gross Domestic Product (GDP), it is not the case when based on measuring China's Purchasing Power Parity (PPP).144 The second pillar involves the tradition of conducting oil transactions in U.S. dollars. If the three largest oil producers in the world: Saudi Arabia, Iran and Russia trade under an alternative currency, then it will signify the demise of the US dollar as the global reserve currency.
Apart from the expansion of BRICS, there is the threat to the United States of the development of both already existing institutions and brand-new institutions which would offer an alternative to those created at Bretton Woods in the aftermath of World War 2. The New Development Bank (NDB)145 created after the Fortaleza meeting of BRICS in 2014 is one such institution. Apart from BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a Eurasian body that encompasses political, economic, International security and defence functions, as well as the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) also present an institutional basis of an alternative global economic framework to that so far dominated by the United States-led West.146
Assessing the future of the world in terms of a distinct and powerful Eurasian region within a new multipolar order is no longer within the realm of speculation but is in fact now a reality. U.S. foreign policy pressures have led to the conflict in Ukraine and served to create a deep and, at least for the foreseeable future, an unmendable fissure between Russia and the West. Similar pressures have also been applied against China which is now preparing for a separation from the West.
For Russia, whose leaders, including Vladimir Putin and Sergey Lavrov, had over the years continually referred to "our Western partners", the breach is now permanent and irreversible. In his speech to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in June 2022, President Putin excoriated the United States for operating as an imperialist empire which did not accept the right of other nations to act as politically and economically sovereign states. He included the states of the EU as being subject to this vassalage when accusing the organisation of not being ready to play the role of an "independent, sovereign actor" during the Ukraine crisis. Putin used the occasion of his speech to specifically declare that "the era of the unipolar world is over."147
The following month in a statement in the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI) forum 'Strong Ideas for the New Time', Putin appeared not only to suggest that a new global economic model was needed to replace what he termed the West's "Golden Billion" model, his assertion that this model, inherently "racist" and "neo-colonial" in nature, and which "took its positions due to the robbery of other peoples both in Asia and in Africa", appeared intended to appeal to the nations of the Global South.148
China, whose contemporary rivalry with the United States was officially inaugurated by President Obama's doctrinal 'Pivot to Asia', has been on the receiving end of U.S. economic measures that began to be ramped up during the Trump administration. 149 While accusations of its bullying of neighbours over the South China Sea are not without foundation, Beijing has been aggrieved by what it claims is the United States abrogation of its acceptance of a 'One China' policy during the 1970s through a series of agreements which followed President Nixon's historic visit to China in 1972 and the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979. The release by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs of two policy documents in February 2023, "The Global Security Initiative? Concept Paper" 151 and "US Hegemony and Its Perils", 152 confirm that China considers itself to be in an adversarial relationship with the United States.
This means that the U.S.-led West will likely face a military alliance of nations led by Russia and China in addition to an alternate economic global framework composed of nations transacting in currencies which will be pegged to gold.
Conclusion: The route from the unipolar world bestridden by the United States after the breakup of the Soviet Union to the contemporary situation of a fast-developing state of multipolarity is one which can be strongly argued to have been facilitated by the mismanagement of United States foreign policy. The influence of neoconservative ideologues who espouse a particularly aggressive form of American exceptionalism, as well as those of the National Security State and interests in the Military Industry, have led the United States from one foreign policy disaster to another.
The era following the ending of the Cold War has been characterised by the conspicuous absence of the employment of sound statecraft of the sort seen in previous generations of leaders. This has created the circumstances in which tensions between Russia and China, both economically and militarily important nations, have been allowed to rise to increasingly intolerable levels. The lack of a genuine application of diplomacy has led to the wholesale dismantling of the nuclear treaty system painstakingly built during the Cold War, as well as to the avoidable creation of a destructive conflict in Ukraine which John Mearsheimer noted has been led down the primrose path with the result of its being wrecked.153 Lee Smith of The Tablet forecasted in an article published the day after the launch of the SMO that by "tying itself to a reckless and dangerous America, the Ukrainians made a blunder that client states will study for years to come." 154
The conflict in Ukraine presents foreseeable openings to an open confrontation between the West and Russia, just as the mishandling of China's rise, a case study of the 'Thucidides Trap', 155 threatens a Pacific War in the near future. [Australia has dived into this trap – Ed.]
It is symptomatic of the present era that American foreign policy has united the Eurasian landmass against it, whereas during the Cold War era it assiduously strove to maintain the divisions between the Russian-dominated Soviet Union and Red China through the endeavour of reopening trade and diplomacy with the latter. The American empire it appears has failed to grasp from its predecessor Anglo-Saxon global power, the British empire, the stratagem of an "economy of enemies" policy.
Equally symptomatic of the times is how US militarism and the weaponization of trade through the use of sanctions, has succeeded in alienating large swathes of the world. It has been estimated that as much as a quarter of the global population is placed under some form of sanctions.156 Many nations in the Global South have reacted negatively to American and Western European criticism of their resistance to joining in the sanctions placed on Russia since the escalation of the war in Ukraine. Members of governments have accused the United States and the EU of hypocrisy in regard to the criteria used for justifying the imposition of sanctions.157 They are also likely weary of the invention of the 'democracies' versus 'autocracies' rationale for the antagonistic international climate which has been fomented.
The redundancy of the policies pursued are evident in so far as the conflict in Ukraine is concerned: The EU states are facing economic hardship including Germany which is grappling with deindustrialisation. The Ukraine war has also shown that Russia is capable of Industrial warfare in a manner which the United States, with its diminished industrial base, would find hard to match.158 And as with the case of the lengthy engagement in Afghanistan, the billions spent on shoring up a corrupt state is only serving to facilitate a wealth transfer from U.S. taxpayers to military contractors. 159
The lack of public debate to which Wesley Clarke referred when explaining how neoconservative ideologues had "hijacked" American foreign policy persists, as does the lack of accountability on the part of the National Security State which in concert with the neoconservative movement has ensured the diminution of American moral prestige around the globe and the growth of its sovereign debt.
These forces have unwittingly assisted in the creation of a Eurasian-centred New World Order. nl1251.htm
Index to bibliography and the Full Story: adeyinkamakinde.blogspot.com
Look Away to Jesus
If Christ lives in me, I must do the very works of Christ Who is the Word. He said, "If you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, ask what you will; it will be done for you." Because the Word is in you, all it needs is the Light of understanding and in the right time for the right motive and objective It will live to express the mind of Christ in you.
Brother Branham said, the "Third Pull" has now been vindicated . . . there'll never be an impersonation of that because it is the physical manifestation of the spoken Word (John 15:7) but it will not be used in a great way until this World Council begins to tighten up, but when the squeeze comes down you'll see what you've seen temporarily manifest in the fullness of its power. It speaks for itself and will start the rapturing faith for the going away.
There is coming a time where the United States is going to exercise all the power of pagan Rome before it, which when it become papal Rome, the United States and its NATO vassals will do that (Daniel 2:40-45; 7:23-26; Revelation 13:11-18; 17:12-18). The squeeze is tightening, and when you're pressed out, watch the third pull then . . . for the Bride and the Church. In Jesus we have become the very righteousness of God. As Son of man He stands in the midst of the Church, and we sing His praise, for He the Mighty Conqueror is head over the church which is His Bride. He bought that bride. He owns her. She is His and His alone and He cares for her. He is our king and we are His kingdom: His eternal possession. You can only see Him as you look at Him through His Word. We must look away to Jesus. When Isaiah looked away from the world to see Him in the Word, He saw "the Counselor, Prince of Peace, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father." Daniel saw the ending of the Gentile kingdoms, and when He saw Jesus, He was "a Stone hewn out of the mountain without hands" that crushed the Gentile kingdoms.
The sick looked at Him, and saw the Healer. The blind looked, and could see. It depends what you are looking at now. You should be looking for God in the interpretation of the unchanging Word for your day unfolding circumstances according to God's clock. When you look at Him through His Word, the Word declares who He is, but you must be familiar with "the present Truth" in order to know what you are looking for. If you are looking for Jesus you will look to the Word, for He is the Word, and "they are they which testify of Me" (John 5:39).
There will be a ministry that will show great wonders before the close of the Gentile dispensation (Joel 2:30-32). There will be no time for redemption, for years we have been testifying mainly to the lost within and without the circle of the Message (Matthew 23:27-34; Hebrews 6:4-8).
After Los Angeles sinks the US Dollar will fail, Rome will activate the confederation of Churches arranged at Vatican II and confirm the Jews' covenant of Daniel 9:27. Then the persecution will come upon the Church, but having manifested by the "third pull" that we are the Sons and Daughters of God, not by a public show, we will be ready for the translation and looking for one of our glorified Church Age Brethren to appear to us.
This week we received a Question; our answer will also explain related matters:
I am confused by the difference between the earthquakes mentioned Revelation 16:17-18 and Revelation 11:19.
Genesis 1:1, "In the beginning God created (Heb.) 'bara' out of nothing the heavens and the earth." This first verse is a caption to the whole account of the creation or a summary of the process afterwards. According to the Fourth Commandment (Exodus 20:8-11) we read "Within six days the LORD made (Heb.) 'asah' from existing material the heavens and earth, the sea, and all that is in them." So from the time God began His creative work (whatever it might include) He rested in the evening after the sixth day. The six days, each of about one thousand years (II Peter 3:8), began with the evening of the first day of the disordered matter of the co-mingled heaven and earth when "Darkness was upon the face of the earth," followed by the command for the shining of light, which was the first act described after the formation of the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:2-6 "And the earth was without form, and void; (in its unarranged original state) and darkness was upon the face of the deep (whose ocean enclosed the planet). This darkness was nothing but the absence of light which was withheld and could not shine through the obstruction of mingled fluids and solids. Chronologically it was the first night of the six days, just as the first light that follows was the first morning of the first day. This night was the obstruction of a Power until the brooding Spirit loosed the chains of darkness (II Peter 2:4), and the Voice of the Word was heard commanding that Power to come forth. "And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the (unorganized mass) of waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good and beautiful: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night (after their appearing). "And the evening and the morning were the first day." Whereas we reckon our day from sunrise, Israelites and many easterners reckon the day from sunset.
"God is Light, and in Him is no darkness at all" (I John 1:5). He is said to dwell in Light—unapproachable Light; which no man has seen or can see"—real yet unapproachable by human vision (Psalm 104:2; I Timothy 7:16). Can we doubt that Light was even then a latent Power on the deep before it was commanded "to shine out of darkness" (II Corinthians 4:6), and that it had existed before this earthly morning, which never before had visibility, but "when the cherubim sang together, and all the sons of God (you and me) shouted for joy (when we saw the plan of salvation)?" Jesus told us, "I had joy with you before the foundation of the world. We are not creatures of time. We're creatures of eternity" (Job 38:7; 58-0928, Serpent's Seed, par. 82, 149; 58-0927, Why are we not a Denomination, par. 241; 60-0518, Adoption, Part II, par. 151).
Genesis 1:6-8, "And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made (Heb.) 'asah' fashioned from existing material the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so."
Firmament: Raquiah, "the expanse stretched out as a curtain" over the earth (Isaiah 40:22, Psalm 104: 2), resting on the mountains as its pillars (the language is phenomenal, as indeed necessarily is that often even of men of science): Job 26:11. It was the reservoir of rain and snow, which poured through its opened "windows" or "doors" (Genesis 7:11; Isaiah 24:18, Psalm 78:23). It includes the atmosphere immediately round the earth, in which the birds fly, and which bears up the clouds (Genesis 1:6-7, 20; in verse 14 it also comprises the region in which the sun, moon, and stars are seen). "Firmament" (from the Vulgate firmamentum, LXX. stereoma) is derived from firmness; but the Hebrew expresses no such notion, as if Moses thought the sky a hard firm vault, in which the heavenly bodies were fixed. The sky in Job 37:18 is termed "strong, as a molten looking glass," viz. a polished copper mirror. But it is not the solidity, but the transparent clearness and the smiling brightness, which is the point of comparison. Otherwise, how could birds fly in a solid? The language is figurative and phenomenal. In Ezekiel 1:26 the throne is seen above the "firmament," therefore the firmament must be transparent [and not solid] (The Critical & Expository Bible Cyclopaedia, by A. R. Fausset, p. 231-232).
Genesis 2:2, 4, 7, "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them . . . And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made . . . And the LORD God formed (Heb.)'yatsar,' squeezed into shape man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of lives, one active and mortal and one dormant and spiritual; and man became a living soul" . . .
The (Heb.) 'bara'—to create out of nothing but God's thought expressed by the spoken Word, (Heb.) 'asah'—transform or make from existing circumstances or matter, and (Heb.)'yatsar,' squeeze into shape or mold as "the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them to Adam (as the god of this world) to see what he was inspired to call them.
Here I see the first three dimensions—light, matter, and time that consummate the Logos of God's eternal thinking and foreknowledge. When we are born our first little cry goes on tape, thereafter every move and the thoughts of our heart are recorded in the fourth dimension. Oh you may not recall the memory, but God knows . . . The sun that brings light and life through the Air or unseen ether of the firmament to support natural life types the clear S_O_N-Light of revelation that quickens us to eternal Life. Satan is "the prince of the power of the Air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience" (Ephesians 2:2). We live in the fourth dimension to determine our destiny by exercising free moral agency to choose the Spirit of Light and eternal Life or the spirit of error and darkness.
There are seven dimensions but the natural senses of our body and spirit make contact with only three: light, matter, and time, while we, our soul can contact the fourth dimension which is the channel of revelation, spiritual dreams, inspirations, visions and anointings. Here we communicate with the spirit world—God, or Satan and his angels. The sixth dimension is where the Christian goes when he dies, and God is in the seventh dimension. The bottomless pit is the Abyss of the fifth dimension where the souls of sinners and the unconverted are imprisoned pending the general resurrection and White Throne Judgment prior to being granted into salvation or cast into hell, (Heb.) Gehenna or (Gk.) Tartarus which will then be ready to receive its guests (Revelation 20:10, 14-15).
"Air," that tasteless, odorless and transparent substance is the medium through which Satan contacts Adam's children in the realm of their mortal spirit with its memory, imagination, conscience, reasoning and affection causing them to override soul and the Absolute and follow the desires of the mind to entice the passions of our flesh that by nature we become children of wrath like the rest of humanity (Ephesians 2:1-3). The Church is the elect, called out and separated from the world to the Word by sanctifying their mind; they discriminate in the company they keep, what they see, what they say and in how they devote their time. Satan's adversarial authority is reproduced in his children, and they control the medium of the "Air:" global media, television, radio, internet and print are franchisees of education with disinformation, mind-manipulating propaganda of false news, history, science and politics; entertainment, music and fashion, seeking to rule the soul through the mind. This is why Christians do not watch television, attend movies, fill their heads and yield their bodies to worldly music or accept as truth the nonsense presented as "news." Consequently we must "receive the Word with all readiness of mind, search the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so . . . and try the spirits whether they are of God" (Acts 17:11; I John 4:1).
Now let us contemplate Revelation 16:17-18, Revelation 11:19 and the earthquakes mentioned therein.
John Wesley's Sixth Vial poured the ordeal of jealousy upon (so-called) Christendom throughout Laodicea to our day. The Great River Euphrates, once the eastern boundary of the Roman Empire separating the nominal Christian west from the pagan "kings of the east" drying what moisture of the Holy Spirit the Papal Roman Empire once claimed. The 20th century World Wars and 21st century US wars aimed at the conquest and plunder of righteous Russia and the establishment of one Jewish Eurasian world government using the lying propaganda of Fascism, Judaeo-Nazism and Judaeo-Communism "moved the ancient boundaries" (Proverbs 23:10). Now we are all equal under the Usurer. Jewry's United Nations syndicate has hybridized nations, cultures and peoples: money trumps principle; our dual citizen leaders are citizens of the world and fellow travelers. Nation States are overridden and savaged by UN legislation, miscegenation and sanctions. Churches impersonating the Word for a day gone by missed Christ's second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming in 1963 and are not looking for Him in 2023 (Revelation 3:15-20). The Holy Spirit has dried up; only a tiny minority understands and upholds "the present Truth" . . . what Jesus is doing NOW.
At the Seventh Trump Brother Branham's Seventh Vial will be poured upon the Air where we will "meet the Lord" as the heavenly sanctuary must be cleansed of Satan "the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience"—and cast down to earth with his demons from the fifth dimension" when the Seventh Trumpet sounds the close of the Christian dispensation (Revelation 12:7-13).
Revelation 17:1, "And Brother Branham, one of the seven angels (Revelation 1:1; 21:9) which had the Seven Vials, came and talked with me (John the apostle who represents Christ's end-time Bride throughout the Book of Revelation – Revelation 21:9) saying unto . . . (insert YOUR name here) . . . Come here; I will show you the judgment of the great whore who sits upon many waters" (Revelation 17:5, 15; 19:2; multitudes, for soon after the Seventh Trumpet and Vial, Sixth Seal and the earthquakes of Revelation 17:18-19 manifest the Vatican will form a confederation of all religions, numbering billions).
Revelation 16:17, "And the seventh angel (Brother Branham) poured out his Vial into the Air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, "It is done." All seven Vials have been poured out; the New Testament saints may now enter the heavenly Sanctuary.
Revelation 15:8, "The (heavenly) Sanctuary was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from His power; and no man was able to enter the Sanctuary, till the seven plagues of the (Vials) of the seven angels are fulfilled." All seven Vials of God's wrath must be poured out upon the apostate Churches before the Church Age saints are resurrected and Christ's end-time Bride is translated—before "we who are alive and remain are caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord".
Revelation 16:18, "And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake (Revelation 6:12-14 sinking a 1,500 x 300 – 400 mile segment of earth's crust, portions of California and the City of Los Angeles, USA), such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great".
When Los Angeles sinks the world will witness a mass exodus of Israel's non-Semitic majority—anti-Semitic imposters like the Serpent's seed Edomite majority Jesus confronted in Matthew 23 and John 8. Their womenfolk will be fed up with the madhouse in that dusty land of fanatics, and return to Khazaria, Poland, Germany, Russia, Britain, France, Canada and the USA. This will enable the blood descendants of Jacob to repatriate the Holy Land without "fear of the Jews." Israelites living in the Middle East will no longer be welcome by their Muslim hosts; believing Judahites, Benjaminites, the odd Levite and members of the Ten Tribes scattered abroad will gather to the Homeland for redemption.
Revelation 16:19, "And the great city, Jerusalem (Isaiah 13:6-16; Zechariah 14:1-8; Revelation 11:15-19) was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath".
The division of Jerusalem was settled in UN Resolution 181 of November 29, 1947: Jerusalem was to be an international city open to all, with part of Old Jerusalem the Capital of the State of the nation of Palestine, and part of the new city the Capital of the nation of Israel.
Revelation 16:20-21, "And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found" (Isaiah 54:10; Jeremiah 4:24; Revelation 6:14). And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great" (Isaiah 28:2, 17; Revelation 11:19; 16:21). The earthquake in Revelation 11:19 that of Zechariah 14:1-8 and Revelation 16:19, "And the Sanctuary of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in His temple the ark of His testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail" (Revelation 16:21).
As Christians we "Look Away to Jesus" certain in the knowledge that the sinking of Jewry's modern Babylon of Los Angeles and Hollywood that pollute the fourth dimension with filth and lying propaganda, and that the cleaving of the Mount of Olives in Israel will see a multitude of Israeli self-styled Jews abandon Israel, followed by the repatriation of Jacob's children for redemption in the Land of their Covenant. These earthquakes will mark the close of the Gentile dispensation and initiate "the great and dreadful Day of the Lord". nl1251.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.