Bible Believers' Newsletter 1254
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we appreciate your patience, understanding how other responsibilities sometimes delay the posting of our weekly Church Newsletter, and always look forward to our regular mutual fellowship in Christ.
This week we will be studying "The Law of Redemption" which demands eye for eye, tooth for tooth, and life for Life. When Eve committed her atrocious sin with the Devil-incarnate Serpent she should have been burned as scripture requires, but Adam loved her and took her unto himself thereby forfeiting his dominion over this earth to Satan. Thus we were each been born in sin, shaped in iniquity, came into the world speaking lies, and are unqualified to redeem one another because we are each in need of redemption. The Lord made a way through the virgin birth of Jesus Christ the Word by the spoken Word Mary received by faith, that Word became flesh and maintained the integrity of sinless holy Life then surrendered His life on Calvary as the True Lamb of God who died to redeem the first Adam and his elect descendants. Israel's innocent sacrificial bulls and goats could redeem no one for without a soul they could come back upon the believer.
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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.
Contagion: US Banking Woes & Rise of the Great Reset
April 28, 2023 — "So the problem is that the 2009 crisis was not a systemic crisis, but now, the rising interest rates have created a systemic crisis because the Fed., by saving banks' balance sheets by inflating the prices for capital assets, by saving the wealthiest 10% of the economy from losing any of their money—by solving that problem they've boxed themselves into a corner.
"They cannot let interest rates rise without making the entire economy look like Silicon Valley Bank. Because that's the problem: the assets the banks hold are stuck." As Silvergate Capital and Silicon Valley Bank were beginning to recede in the rear view mirror, the second shoe has finally dropped in the continuing financial bank crisis. First Republican Bank has now seen its stock decline by 60% this past week following news that in the past month, depositors had withdrawn more than $100 billion. The bleed was shored up partially following the deposits of $30 billion in uninsured deposits by the big banks.
The San Francisco banks intend to sell off unprofitable assets and have just laid off 25% of its workforce, roughly 7,200 employees by the end of the year. This is a signal that the failures that resulted in early March are not over. And that this latest catastrophe is probably not the last. Full story: globalresearch.ca
All Roads Leading toward International CBDC in Cashless World
April 26, 2023 — "The masses are still oblivious to the machinations of their shadowy overlords" – Jim Quinn
The idea of government "of, by and for the people" has become a sick joke. Federal/corporate power dominates a fearful public from which it has effectively separated itself. Elected representatives consort with lobbyists flush with cash. A collective of unelected 3-letter agencies—IRS, SEC, CDC, FDA, DHS, DEA, FCC, FBI, CIA, EPA, etc., say "Obey!", and a conditioned public goes along.
Above it all sits a shadowy body of globalists . . . and coming down the pike is the final piece of their game plan for total control of the human family: abolishment of physical money and establishment of a programmable electronic currency dubbed CBDC for Central Bank Digital Currency.
It would be as thorough as any high security prison. And what is most alarming is that an apparently unaware majority is being guided toward CBDC, stepwise in a process of normalization. Here is what's going on now: Full story: globalresearch.ca
- Why CBDC entrapment would be absolute is clear—that one's every buy/sell action, down to penny candy, would be recorded;
- that CBDC is controllable as to where, when, and how it may be spent; that "bail ins" (reductions in one's account) could be done anytime government might wish;
- that a time limit can force spending and make saving impossible; that should one have unwanted opinions, or refuse some governmental dictate, their CBDC account could be frozen, etc.
Russia-Africa Relations under 'the Crisis of Existing World Order'
April 28, 2023 — Key direction in the near future attractive for African countries . . . may be . . . the development of bilateral opportunities for technological partnership. The most pressing problem facing Africans today is energy. About half of Africans do not have access to electricity. A promising solution to the problem of providing energy could be the construction of nuclear and hydroelectric power plants . . . equipment for the oil and gas industry, ferrous metallurgy, mining, small aviation, and agriculture . . . Water purification technologies play a special role since the problem of clean drinking water is very topical for a number of African states.
The transfer of Russian technologies, as well as cooperation in the scientific field, is beneficial to Russia . . . overcoming technological backwardness and training qualified personnel who will master and promote Russian technological solutions. Russia gets the opportunity to develop and improve its technologies in demand by the rapidly growing young African population, and a huge market for Russian high-tech goods and services so necessary for many domestic manufacturers. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: China played the pivotal role in building the bridge of peace between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Now, China is turning its efforts to negotiating an end to the war in Yemen . . . a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia. China's new status as a peace builder has side-lined the US, which had been profiting from arms sales and wars in the Middle East for decades. Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen have all been devastated by the US military and their allies since 2003, and the US military continues to occupy parts of Syria. In Yemen, the US participated as a military partner with Saudi Arabia and made huge profits from selling arms to Riyadh. China's efforts in peacemaking are set to affect the US arms business, and may leave the US as the big looser in Yemen's peace (globalresearch.ca).
This is what I have learned
Blackrock owns 59m Dominion shares; Blackrock owns 45.7m Fox shares. Blackrock sued itself and fired Tucker Carlson as part of that lawsuit. Figured it out yet?
Tucker Carlson had not defamed the manufacturer of Dominion voting machines, but explained that these machines were connected to the Internet and could therefore be operated remotely during voting, something that no one disputes. Full story: twitter.com
Comment: It's actually Dominion Resources, which is an energy company and not the voting machines. The world has been privatized youtu.be. We are experiencing the completion of The Matrix in which expressed doubt or even unspoken suspicion of official narratives are criminal offenses. Truth-tellers receive almost nonexistent support. The inescapable conclusion is that in the Western world truth has no future. Tyranny is upon us.
The former head of the Swiss Central Bank, Philipp Hildebrand, joined BlackRock in 2012 as Vice-Chairman in charge of investments. If the plaintiffs win with a claim of say CHF 20 to 30 billion against the Swiss Government, Switzerland could not absorb the debt with taxpayers' money, they would pass it on to UBS. UBS would unlikely be able to absorb such a debt. That would add another US$5 trillion to BlackRock's already at least US$10 trillion of managed assets and make the giant financial rock even more powerful (globalresearch.ca).
Groups Pushing Vaccine Passports, Mandates were Quietly Funded by Pfizer
April 28, 2023 — Pfizer, the manufacturer of one of the most widely used COVID-19 vaccines in the country, silently funded groups advocating for vaccine mandates and passports, according to a report by Lee Fang . . . Earlier that year, the Chicago Urban League had received $100,000 from Pfizer for a project on promoting "vaccine safety and effectiveness." The organization did not list Pfizer as a donor or partner on its website and Freeman-Wilson did not mention the funding during the interview.
National Consumers League . . . received a $75,000 grant from Pfizer for "vaccine policy efforts" . . . the Immunization Partnership publicly lobbied against bills introduced in Texas aimed at banning vaccine passports and vaccine mandates . . . did not disclose that Pfizer gave it $35,000 earlier that year for "legislative advocacy." Full story: thefreethoughtproject.com
The COVID Trojan Horse: It's Time to move beyond this Diabolical Deception to Understand the Real Agenda!
April 24, 2023 — To begin to understand this Covid Trojan Horse, Kennedy's speech in Berlin, on August 29, 2020 to over one million people becomes a critical starting point. "I must say one more thing . . . they have not done a very good job about protecting public health but they have done a very good job of using the quarantine to bring 5G into all of our communities and beginning the process of a digital currency which is the beginning of slavery" . . . "The pandemic is a crisis of convenience for the elites who are dictating these policies." Robert Kennedy Jr. gave an important clue to the world in Berlin, linking the unprecedented rollout of 5G with the so called Covid Pandemic agenda. The pretext of a pandemic has enabled a technology (5G) with no safety studies to be put into place around the world. 5G along with the nanotechnology now being discovered within the vaxx bioweapon becomes the foundational step for a transhuman agenda.
Bill Gate's (Microsoft) Patent WO 060606 that was issued in March of 2020 delineates the madness of what Kennedy alluded to when he talked about, "the corrupt merger of state and corporate power that is threatening now to impose a new kind of corporate feudalism on our country." It is difficult to say when this transhuman agenda to control humanity began in earnest.
The beginning of mind control experiments through programs such as MK Ultra that took place in the United States and Canada from the 1940s to the 1960s could indeed be a starting point. MK Ultra and other programs led to the use of what has been termed synthetic telepathy—using technology to monitor the thoughts of individuals, as well as transmit messaging to the minds of its victims. For a select group of people who have reported hearing voices, they were unwitting test subjects.
The technological advancements as revealed by Dennis M. Bushnell of NASA and all the nefarious agendas that were moved forward after 9/11, beginning with the Patriot Act to strip away the rights and liberties of We The People will be my starting point. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: This is a plot by Rockefeller and Big Oil, knowing Climate Change is a hoax and a fraud, like COVID and the inoculation of diseases to increase the price of hydrocarbons when the hoax and fraud of "renewables" in exposed.
Russia's investigations about US Biolabs concluded
April 17, 2023 — A special parliamentary committee had been formed to carefully analyze evidence of crimes such as the production of biological weapons in military biolabs found and neutralized by Russian armed forces. The parliamentary group worked in partnership with experts linked to Russia's Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defense Troops for over a year. The results indicate that in fact Washington maintains illegal bio-military activities.
Investigators pointed out that the US would be working towards the creation of a kind of "universal biological weapon," genetically modified to cause serious damage, comparable to that of a "nuclear winter." The data collected by the Russians indicate that Washington plans to develop weapons capable of damaging not only enemy soldiers in a war scenario, but also animals and even agricultural crops. With this, the objective would be to completely destroy the country affected by the proliferation of these pathogens, also affecting the civilian population, food security and the environment . . . investigators made it clear that the possession of this type of weapon would completely change the contemporary nature of armed conflicts, which generates a wide list of military, legal and humanitarian concerns . . . Full story: infobrics.org
Great Energy Deception: Truth behind $5 Trillion Renewable Energy Scam
Governments worldwide have spent over $5 trillion in the past two decades to subsidize wind, solar, and other so-called renewables . . . if you earned $1 a second 24/7/365—about $31 million per year—it would take you 158,550 YEARS to make $5 trillion . . . even with that astronomical financial support, the world still depends on hydrocarbons for 84% of its energy needs—down only 2% since governments started binge spending on renewables 20 years ago (Mark Mills/Manhattan Institute): "solar, wind, and battery technologies cannot be surged in times of need, are neither inherently 'clean' nor even independent of hydrocarbons, and are not cheap."
It's shocking and depressing so many adults think they can magically change the underlying economics, chemistry, engineering constraints, and physics of energy production to suit their childish fantasies and political agendas. Unreliables—i.e., renewables—will not replace hydrocarbons anytime soon and will certainly not bring about energy security . . . despite what many "serious" people believe.
When it comes to reliable base load power, most of humanity has only three choices:
1) hydrocarbons—coal, oil, and gas
2) nuclear power
3) abandon modern civilization for a pre-industrial standard of living.
So, with Western governments intent on going green, sanctioning large energy exporters (Russia, Iran, Venezuela), and shunning hydrocarbons in general, it boils down to a simple choice . . . They can either embrace nuclear energy—which has zero carbon emissions—or give up reliable electricity . . . The people really in charge—the central bankers and those behind them—understand all of this. That's why they aim to corral people into an Orwellian system that monitors and controls every penny you earn, save, and spend. Full story: internationalman.com
Comment: Carbon emissions are not a problem. If you want to understand what's going on and what you can do to get into the rapture.
Honourable President of Uganda
April 27, 2023 — Last month, legislators in the East African country overwhelmingly passed the proposed legislation, potentially one of the world's harshest anti-LGBTQ laws, and sent it to the president for approval. President Yoweri Museveni has refused to enact the law punishing homosexuality with death sentences. This law, passed under the influence of evangelical Christian churches, took up and aggravated the old Victorian law. Full story: aljazeera.com
Law to protect Women in Sport
March 8, 2023 — The US House of Representatives passed (H.R.734) Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2023 requires athletes to compete based on their "reproductive and genetic biology at birth," not their gender identity Full story: congress.gov
The Law of Redemption
Redemption (Heb.) 'ge'ula,' means to secure the release or recovery of persons or things by payment of a price. It is a covenantal legal term closely associated with the ransom of souls which was a legally imposed tax of half a sacred shekel to be collected from all adult males (including the Levites) without distinction between rich and poor when the census is taken. "That there be no plague among them when they are numbered" (Exodus 30:12; Numbers 1:49). This meets the pecuniary demands made by the perpetual sacrificial service of the herd, of the flocks, and of the fowl (Leviticus 1). By this payment the consecrated congregation was distinguished from people in the unconsecrated state of nature.
The most important illustrative event of redemption in the Old Testament is the Exodus, where Israel is redeemed and God acts as the Redeemer. "I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians and I will deliver you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment. I will take you to be My people, and I will be your God, and you shall know that I am the LORD your God, who has brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. I will bring you into the land that I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I will give it to you for a possession. I am the LORD" (Exodus 6:6–8). The Passover meal is a memorial of this redemption (Exodus 12:23–28).
The (Heb.) go'el, or "redeemer" is the nearest of kin charged with three rights: the duty of restoring that person's rights and avenging wrongs done to him or her. The title is applied to Christ, who has redeemed "whomsoever will" of Adam's race from all evil by offering Himself as the Paschal Lamb.
1. To purchase back the forfeited inheritance for an Israelite who, through poverty, had pledged his land; as Boaz ("in strength)," redeemed the land of Ruth's deceased husband Mahlon and her deceased father-in-law Elimelech (Ruth 4:3-5) as a type of Christ. Otherwise the land would have been held from impoverished kinsmen by the mortgagee until the year of Jubilee (Leviticus 25:10; 13-16; 24-28). By assuming our manhood, Jesus Christ became our go'el, and "tasted death for every man of Adam's race" saving us from being disinherited forever (Hebrews 2:9-15); the full restoration of our inheritance is to be at "the times of restitution of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all is holy prophets since the world began" (Acts 1:11; 3:21; Matthew 17:11; 19:28; Romans 8:21), the last Jubilee (Isaiah 61:2-4) will be ushered in as the Israelite Jubilee, with the great Seventh Trumpet, manifestation of the Sixth Seal and Seventh Vial, taking us to the Millennium (Revelation 11:15; I Corinthians 15:52; I Thessalonians 4:16; Isaiah 27:13).
2. The go'el ransomed his kinsman from bondage to the foreigner (Leviticus 25:47-49). Adam forfeited his dominion and sold us all to Satan's bondage; our elder brother Jesus purchased our redemption with His precious blood (I Peter 1:18-19); the ransomed "prey shall be taken from the mighty, and the lawful captive delivered" (Isaiah 49:24-26).
3. As the "avenger of blood" the go'el avenges the death of his slain kinsman as a point of honor (Deuteronomy 19:1-13; Joshua 20:1-9; Daniel 7:26; Malachi 4:3; Revelation 19:20; 20:10, 15). So our Redeemer "through death has destroyed Satan, (man's) murderer from the beginning," (John 8:44) "who had the power of death," and has delivered us from everlasting "bondage" to him (Hebrews 2:14-15; Hosea 13:14). Our Boaz has not "left off His kindness to the living and to the dead" (Ruth 2:20). Job 19:25-27 "I know that my Redeemer, (Vindicator and Kinsman) lives, and at the last day He will take His stand upon the earth: even after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my (resurrected) flesh shall I see God (My Redeemer]): Whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another; my heart faints within me" (placing my wrongs on Satan, their inflicter).
The earth, like God's elect, cannot be sold permanently, because we are His, whereas the non-elect are only strangers and sojourners. "You are not your own, for you were bought with a price" (I Corinthians 6:19–20). Writing to the Colossians, Paul gives thanks to the Father who "delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the Kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins" (Colossians 1:13–14).
To Timothy and the Ephesians he says: "There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all" (I Timothy 2:5–6). He reminds Titus of "our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession Who are zealous for good works" (Titus 2:13–14). To the Galatians he exclaims "Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law by becoming a curse for us" he later elaborates "when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of woman, born under the Law, to redeem those who were under the Law, so that we might receive adoption as sons" (Galatians 3:13; 4:4–5).
Peter uses this language too, exhorting the Christians of Asia Minor: "conduct yourselves with true reverence throughout you time on earth, knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot" (I Peter 1:17–19). And John on Patmos reports that he heard those in heaven sing a new song: "Worthy are You to take the Scroll and to open its Seals, for You were slain, and by Your blood You ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation (of Adam's race), and You have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth" (Revelation 5:9–10).
In order to be just the Lord God must keep His laws. There cannot be a law without a penalty. A law is not a law, without penalty. "The transgression of the Law is sin (unbelief)" (I John 3:4); and "the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23). What we have now is corruptible and swayed to suit the exigencies of politicians and the faceless power of the usual suspect directing them.
God commanded Adam "The LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the Garden you may eat freely: but of the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat or partake thereof you shall surely die" and the couple did not live out a full day (Genesis 2:16-17; Psalm 90:4; II Peter 3:8).
The Tree of Life was God Himself in theophany. The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil was a manifestation of Lucifer: who incarnate the Serpent and seduced Eve when she broke God's Word by the lust of the flesh and the pride of life expecting to instruct her husband in Lucifer's knowledge of procreation contrary to faith; our second birth is without sexual desire in the unity of the faith (Genesis 3).
"Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression" (I Timothy 2:13-14). She is no longer co-equal in nature but "subject to her own husband in everything, and he shall rule over her" (Genesis 3:16; Romans 7:2; Ephesians 5:24). Genesis 3:20-24, "And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living (but Adam did not father Cain). And the LORD God made coats of skins and clothed them (under the blood of natural lambs). And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the Tree of Life, and Eat, and become an eternal sinner, the LORD God sent him from the Garden of Eden, to till the ground whence he was taken. So He drove out the man; and stationed the cherubim at the east of the Garden of Eden, and the flaming sword which turned in every direction, to guard the way of the Tree of Life".
Henceforth man was to sacrifice a male lamb of the first year without spot or blemish, a type of our near kinsman Redeemer Jesus Christ. However animals are not kin to man; their innocent life is sacrificed but they have no soul that can return to purge our sin and consciousness as Jesus' Holy Spirit has. Hebrews 10:1-9, "The Law was only a shadow of the good things to come, and not their very image; it can never by the same sacrifices year by year, which they offer continually, make perfect those who draw near. Otherwise they would have ceased to be offered, because the worshippers once purged should have no more consciousness of sins. But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Therefore when Messiah entered into the world, He said, Sacrifices and offerings You have not desired but You have prepared a Body for Me to offer. In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You have had no pleasure. Then I said, Lo, I come to do Your will—obedience—O God; to fulfill what is written of Me in Psalm 40:6-8. When He said, You have neither desired nor have you taken delight in sacrifices and offering and burnt offerings and sin offerings, all of which are offered according to the Law; then He said, Lo, I come to do Your will, O God. Thus He abolishes and annuls the former order (as a means of expiation of sin), so that He may establish the latter order (or New Testament in Christ on Calvary)".
When "all of the people said, His blood be on us, and on our children" (Matthew 27:25; John 11:49-52; Revelation 6:11; 7:1-9), Israel's high priest and mediator crucified God's prepared sinless virgin-born Body on Calvary and "spiritual blindness and hardness of heart befell Israel until the full number of the ingathering of elect Gentiles has come in" (Romans 11:25). On the Day of Pentecost the Lord turned from Israel to anyone of Adam's race who will believe and enter the faith. And the Avenger of blood declared that Israelites and Jews so-called "shall fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled" (Luke 21:24).
Hosea prophesied how God's servant nation Israel would be put away in divorce: "the servant does not ever abide in the house as his tenure is conditional: but the son remains forever without conditions" (John 8:35). We know from the example in the Book of Ruth and Hebrews 11:38-40 that Christ had to redeem Israel as a nation before He could marry the Gentile Bride. And on the third day following His crucifixion the Old Testament saints entered into His resurrection glorified and appeared to many (I Corinthians 15:1-8). The contemporary Israel nation having murdered Messiah is estranged to this day.
In 780BC Hosea 6:1-3 prophesied, "Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for He has torn, and He will heal us; He has smitten, and He will bind us up. After two days (each of one thousand years) will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight. Then shall we know if we follow on to know the LORD: His going forth is prepared as the morning; and He shall come to us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth." Counting from 780BC we are now well into "the third day" of one thousand years in which Hosea prophesied the Israel nation—all 144,000—will be restored to divine favour in one day and then martyred (Joel 2:32; Romans 11:26; Isaiah 66:8; 30:26; Jeremiah 3; Hosea 2; Revelation 6:9-11; 14:1-5). Their indissoluble bond of the Spirit will be that of servant, for the marriage of the Lamb will end at the manifestation of the Sixth Seal and Seventh Trump (Revelation 6:12-17; 11:15; 19:7).
God has not received Israel's animal sacrifices for two thousand years for they deny the resurrection of their kinsman Redeemer Jesus Christ whom they crucified. Jesus rose again and sent back the Holy Spirit whereby we entered His 24/7 X 365 sabbath. Thus sabbath day observance is blasphemy as it denies Christ's resurrection and our new birth. So 2023 – 30 = 1993 Years + Daniel's 70th Week = 2,000 years. As the seven Church Ages were fulfilled in 1963 the last member of Christ's end-time Bride must soon be gathered in (Luke 21:24; Romans 11:25). Over this time Israelites have been unable to observe the annual feasts of Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles and their sacrifices at Jerusalem, morning and evening sacrifices, and Day of Atonement.
As Pentecostal shuck in the circle of this Message publicly babble in unknown tongues, neither understood nor interpreted, Catholics have their creed, Jews cling to their bloody lamb substitute, and though scripture does not promise more seed through woman after Mary, today's Jews claim—without metaphor, the Jewish people are their own Messiah. When they killed Jesus God turned to the elect of Adam's race—Japhetic, Hamitic and Semitic; He magnified the Law and by grace through faith received every Adamite whose life had become a written epistle of "the present Truth." Our KINSHIP with God in Christ is by His Covenant of Grace through new birth by Faith: hereby we are Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise (John 15:15; Galatians 3:27-29).
Religion—all religion, is of the Devil. God is in His unchanging Word but men repeat their fathers' guesswork; seldom do they "prove all things" and "study to show themselves approved of God by rightly dividing the Word of Truth" (I Thessalonians 5:21; II Timothy 1:15). Eid al-Adha, Islam's Feast of Sacrifice (June 28, 2023), is celebrated by Muslims all over the world as a major holiday for a period of three to four days. When asked about the origin of Eid al-Adha, Muhammad is reported to have said, "It is a tradition that has come down to us from Abraham".
The Feast of Sacrifice dates from the historic event when Prophet Abraham was commanded by God, in a form of a dream vision, to sacrifice his son, Ishmael—rather than Isaac, as in Genesis. But while he was in the act of sacrificing his son, God sent the Angel Gabriel with a huge ram. Gabriel informed Abraham that his dream vision was fulfilled and instructed him to sacrifice the ram as a ransom for his son. This is mentioned in Chapter 37 of the Qur'an (britannica.com).
Muhammad recognized Abraham, Moses, Paul and other vindicated prophets. In Genesis 17:3, 15-21, and 18:1-15 God promised Abraham that his heir would be born by his wife Sarah, not by the Egyptian concubine Hagar whom Abraham dismissed along with their son Ishmael. According to worlddata.info 1.8 billion Muslims dispute prophets Abraham and Moses. Muhammad was illiterate and Waraqh the Roman Catholic cousin of his Roman Catholic first wife Kadejah penned the Koran absent many contradictory Hadiths. A prophet with THUS SAITH THE LORD cannot contradict himself.
God is omniscient. He has never had a new thought about anything because all His thoughts He has always had and always will have, and knows the end from the beginning because He is God. Thus the thoughts of God are eternal; they are real. They are not simply like a man with a blueprint he has drawn up and which one day will be translated into substance and form; they are already real and eternal, and part of God. So He is not now thinking or even taking counsel with Himself and He can never change His mind on His Word because His thoughts are eternal.
Muhammad gathered some of his thoughts from Roman Catholicism, nominal Christians and Jewry. Muslim customs differ between Muslim denominations. A fine Muslim friend wears a hijab in obedience to what she has been taught to ensure she has a covering on her head. Since the original sin woman lost her co-equality in nature and must have a covering over her head, however her covering is not a hat, hijab or scarf, but uncut hair indicating that she is under obedience to the headship of her husband or father. A woman with cut hair signifies she has rejected the authority of God and man, and implies she is a whore or an adulteress, as all of God's vindicated prophets teach (Numbers 5:11-18; Jeremiah 14:3-4).
I Corinthians 11:3-16, "I would have you know, that the Head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonours his Head. But every woman that prays or prophesies with her head uncovered disgraces her head (husband or father): for that is as if she were shaved (like a prostitute or an adulteress). For if the woman is not under authority, let her also have her hair cut off: but if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her head shaved, let her hair remain uncut".
"For a man indeed ought not to have uncut hair, since He is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. For this cause ought the woman to have authority on her head because of the angels" (prophets and messengers to the Church – Hebrews 2:1-3). Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. For as the woman is not original creation but a byproduct taken from the man, even so the man has his birth through the woman; but all things are from God."
"Judge in yourselves: is it proper that a woman pray to God with cut hair (uncovered)? Does not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man has uncut hair, he dishonours himself? But if a woman has uncut hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering. But if one is inclined to be contentious, we have no other custom, nor have the churches of God".
Christians are a tiny minority. One will never find a Christian woman with cut hair, immoral dress or clothing that pertain to a man, trousers, shorts, jeans or slacks, for that is "abomination to God" (Deuteronomy 22:5; Zephaniah 1:8; I Timothy 2:9-10; I Peter 3:3-6). Neither will she paint her face.
Our subject is "The Law of Redemption:" the Book of Ruth provides a biographical sketch of the pious ancestors of David the king, an antecedent and type of Jesus Christ, it contains the inner and spiritual background of the genealogies so prominent in Scripture. The family life of David's ancestors is sketched to show how they walked in single hearted piety toward God, and justice and love, modesty and purity towards man. "Ruth the Moabite great-great-grandmother of David, longed for the God and people of Israel with all the deepest earnestness of her nature, and joined herself to them with all the power of love. Boaz was an Israelite without guile, full of holy reverence for every ordinance of God and man, and full of benevolent love and friendliness toward this poor pagan woman. From such ancestors was the man descended in whom all the nature of Israel was to find its royal concentration and fullest expression" (Auberlen).
Ruth means "friend" as she most certainly was to her late husband Elimelech whose aristocratic family was related to Boaz four generations before King David. Owing to a severe famine in Judah they emigrated to the land of Moab with their sons, Mahlon "sickness," and Chilion "pining or wasting away." God could not bless their departure to a land He had rejected and where His Covenant was not in effect. Elimelech was withdrawn from Covenant favour; he died not long afterward and his sons married Moabite women, Ruth and Orpah.
After ten years in Moab the two sons died and Naomi decided to return to Judah with her widowed daughters-in-law. Orpah which means "gazelle" chose to remain in Moab, typing the lukewarm church that believes Jesus is the Christ but "Like a dog to its vomit, and a hog to its wallow" returns to the denomination. Christ's end-time Bride is truly becoming a "little flock." Ruth with her clear-cut decision, "Where you die, I'll die. Where you're buried, I'll be buried," types the elect, feeding on "the present Truth" . . . what Jesus is doing NOW" (Ruth 1:1-17). Like Paul, Ruth types the Church instructed by Naomi: Israel's Old Testament under Law is a shadow and type of the New Testament under grace. Ruth was deciding to accompany Naomi to Israel sight unseen as Rebecca decided to marry Isaac, justified by grace through faith in Eliezer's word, sight unseen.
Ruth had first to decide whether she should follow Naomi to her unseen homeland. Every believer has to make the firm decision whether to love the world and its worldly religion, old acquaintances, and the things of the world, or suffer the displeasure of family and friends who cannot understand scriptural explanations. This is justification by grace through faith.
She then had to serve, gleaning barefoot behind the reapers in Boaz' fields "unto the end of the barley harvest and of the wheat harvest" (Ruth 2:21-23; Matthew 13:38-41). Next she had to "work out her own salvation with fear and trembling" with the "strangers" (Heb.) 'nokriy' and 'goyim,'—heathen Serpent's seed and Gentiles in order to get sustaining food for the day and find favor with Boaz (Ruth 2:10, 21-23). According to Psalms 18:43 and 22:27-28 King David prophesied the Moabitess was a type of Christ's many membered Gentile Bride. So she worked her way through the stage of legalism: don't cut your hair or paint your face; study to understand what God's Word means, not memorize what it says. Serving is sanctification: hallow your life, for "without holiness no man will see God."
Ruth types Christ's end-time Bride; in Chapter 2 we see her gleaning after the close of the Church Ages where Jesus explained the parable of the tares of the field in Matthew 13. Brother Branham said, "I think we're living in a timely age, when these things should be preached on and talked about."
"Notice in verse 41, the two also very close, so close in the last days till . . . He could not depend on some certain church to separate them, say, the Methodist or the Baptist, or the Pentecostals, to separate them. He said, "He sends His angels to separate them." An angel is coming to bring the separation, the segregation between the right and the wrong. And no one can do that but the Angel of the Lord. He's the One that is going to tell which is right and which is wrong. God said He will send His angels at the last times. Not angels down through here, but angels at the last time, and would gather together. We know that this is the coming harvest time now. An angel is actually a "messenger." And we see that there are seven angels to the seven Church Ages. Notice who He said that the sowers were, and also what the seed was. One, the sower was He, the Son of God, Who went forth sowing Seed. And an enemy came behind Him, which was the Devil, and sowed the seed of discrepancy, behind the sowing of the right Seed. Now, friends that has happened through every age since we've had a world. All the way from the beginning, it started the very same thing" (65-0118, The Seed of Discrepancy, par. 18-20). The Angel of the Lord was Melchisedec, Jesus Christ in the prophetic office Son of Man and Judge who descended upon Mount Sunset with the Book of Life open in His left hand when the sevenfold Spirit that had anointed the seven angels gathered to form the Pillar of Cloud that caught up Brother Branham on March 8, 1963 (Ephesians 1:10; Revelation 10:1-4; 18:1).
Our Boaz finished the work at Calvary, then went Home to prepare a place for us (John 14:1-4). "Let not your heart be troubled: if you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions: if it wasn't so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you . . . I will come again and receive you . . ." Ruth having found favour with Boaz, Naomi told her to rest prayerfully at home until Boaz has negotiated the work of a kinsman to redeem all Naomi had lost. The Church has been resting since the close of Laodicea. In the beginning Pentecostals were hyperactive doing this and that in their own strength; now the true Church has come out of Babylon and is resting. "He who has entered into His rest has ceased from his own works as God did from His. Let us therefore be diligent to enter into that rest, lest any man fall in unbelief." Our sabbath of rest is the baptism with the Holy Spirit or new birth (Hebrews 4:10-12). We are already married to Him, resting, waiting for our full redemption and the Wedding Supper.
Boaz stood before the elders and the nearer kinsman in the gate, and announced his intent: "Be it known that today I redeem Naomi and all of her inheritance." He got the Moabite with it. Ruth's resting types Christ's end-time Bride today resting in the promises of God! We have the earnest of our salvation. We're not worried whether we're going or not, we are going! God said so! God promised it and Christ has accepted us. Jesus is doing the work of our Kinsman Redeemer, waiting for the last member of His Body to recognize her day and it's Message! The type was fulfilled in Revelation 5:6-8, we have been resting at the end of the Gentile dispensation for 60 years, soon He will return to Israel.
During the famine and thirst for hearing the Words of the Lord since the close of Laodicea (Amos 5:11; II Timothy 3:1 – 4:4; Revelation 3:17-20) we have feasted on the revelation of the spoken Word expounding the unwritten Seventh Seal whose mysteries were revealed by the Holy Spirit throughout Scripture yet hidden from the people. Ruth was rewarded in marriage to her kinsman Redeemer, Boaz.
Don't be anxious, rest with the Token on display for God's promise to us will take place at the prophesied time. Hallelujah, we are redeemed. We are "redeemed" which means "bought back." We are redeemed. Something has happened in us, we've passed from death unto Life, waiting, groaning with nature, for that time when we will receive the immortal fullness in glorified bodies when everything is redeemed. We're just waiting from Him to return back from the gate. Amen!
Revelation 19:7, "Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb has come to pass, and His Wife has made herself ready".
Revelation 21:9 "And there came unto me (John who represents Member of Christ's end-time Bride) one of the seven angels (William Branham) which had the Seven Vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me (Christ's end-time Bride), saying, Come here, I will show you the Lamb's Wife" (the Bride of all Ages). nl1254.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.