Bible Believers' Newsletter 1256
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Let the people praise Thee, O God; let all the people praise Thee. O let the Goyim be glad and sing for joy: for You shall judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Let the people praise Thee, O God; let all the people praise Thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall revere Him.
We greet you once again in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus; thanks for your company around God's unchanging Word. Today we will be responding to "Questions from a Believer." Our News items expose the deception whereby our people are killed all the day long as sheep for the slaughter; our people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. They do not search the Scripture daily or prove all things by two or three witnesses of God's unchanging Word. They trust their pastor, politicians and leaders, mothers and fathers, teachers, gossip broadcast as "news" without news, and fraudulent history, making no attempt to understand the true motive and objective of such decisions.
Life nowadays is impersonal rather than face-to-face with knowledge delivered at arm's length via television, radio or internet. Shoulder your own responsibility to prove all things, research and question your pastor to the intent that you may pass from belief to faith, which is a clear personal understanding. Your personal duty is to ensure that you are that "one in a million".
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.
When the Lie becomes the Truth. Prof. Michel Chossudovsky
May 11, 2023 — A witch-hunt is being waged against independent journalists, renowned academics, scientists and politicians who have the courage to confront the 'narrative' imposed by powerful financial interests. The unspoken objective is to sustain government propaganda and 'fake news' by the mainstream media while systematically curtailing freedom of expression and independent analysis.
When the Lie becomes the Truth, there is no moving backwards. Censorship did not occur overnight. The September 11, 2001 has greatly influenced the way the media expresses itself. Full story: video
Archbishop Viganos Letter to the First Session of the International Movement of Russophiles Meeting
by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò Former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America © 2022 all rights reserved
Moscow March 14, 2023 — Dear Friends, it gives me great joy to be able to address a brief message to you on the occasion of the establishment of the International Movement of Russophiles. The Manifesto of this association begins with a word that seems to have disappeared from Western vocabulary: friendship. In this case, it is friendship for the Russian people, shared by so many people throughout the world, and the friendship of the Russian people towards other peoples, in that spirit of brotherhood which finds its foundation in recognizing ourselves as children of the one Eternal Father and as brothers and sisters in Our Lord Jesus Christ.
When the Western Roman Empire lost its political role under the pressure of the barbarian invasions, the baton passed to Constantinople. And when the Eastern Roman Empire also fell with the conquest of Byzantium by Mahomet II, it was Moscow that saved its religious and political legacy, with its Saints and Holy Kings. The present crisis shows us the collapse of a corrupt West, in which there is no Pope Leo the Great to save its fate, but which still has a destiny, if it can recover its providential mission and recognizes what unites it to the mission of Russia.
Recent events have shown us that the materialist atheism that devastated the Russian Empire and the world since 1917—as the Most Blessed Virgin Mary announced at Fatima—has today joined liberalism in the globalist ideology which underlies the delirious project of the New World Order. An infernal project, as President Vladimir Vladimirovic Putin rightly pointed out in a recent speech, in which hatred for Christian civilization wants to create a society of slaves subservient to the Davos elite. A dystopian society, without past and without future, without faith and without ideals, without culture and without art, without fathers and mothers, without family and spirituality, without teachers and spiritual guides, without either respect for the elderly or hopes for our children. We cannot be surprised that, after de-Christianizing the Western world, this elite considers Russia an enemy to be overthrown. The Russian Federation undeniably stands as the last bastion of civilization against barbarism, and gathers around it all those nations that do not intend to submit to the colonization of NATO, the United Nations, the WHO, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and that heap of [Jewish] foundations that have as their purpose the indoctrination of the masses, the manipulation of information, the creation of "colored springs" to destabilize governments legitimately elected and sow chaos, wars and misery as instrumentum regni. The recent pandemic farce—conducted with criminal methods that I have not hesitated to denounce since the beginning of 2020—has been followed by new emergencies—including the Ukrainian crisis—deliberately provoked with the aim of destroying the social and economic fabric of nations, decimating the world population, concentrating control in the hands of an oligarchy that no one has elected and that has perpetrated a real world coup d'état, for which sooner or later it will be called to answer before the world.
The theorists of this coup have names and faces, starting with George Soros, Klaus Schwab, and Bill Gates. Those who today declare that Russia is an enemy consider Europeans, Americans, Australians and Canadians as enemies and treat them as such, persecuting and impoverishing them. But while World Economic Forum emissaries in Western governments can legislate against the good of their own citizens and hold world leaders in the palm of their hands, regime change that has been successful in other nations has stopped at Russia's borders. On the other hand, the electoral fraud of 2020 in the United States of America was also indispensable to prevent the confirmation of President Donald Trump, just as in 2013 the deep state and the deep church managed to get Pope Benedict XVI to resign and to elect a person pleasing to the New World Order, the Jesuit Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
Your commitment must certainly promote Russia's friendly relations with all peoples, according to that principle of multipolarity which, in a wise long-term political vision, is the best way to combat globalist monopolarity. But this friendship, these relations of concord and mutual cooperation, cannot disregard the denunciation of the coup d'état perpetrated against humanity by dangerous subversives whose declared purpose is the establishment of an infernal tyranny, in which hatred of God as well as hatred of man created in His image, illness, death, ignorance, poverty, violence, selfishness, and corruption reign supreme. It is the kingdom of the Antichrist. This Leviathan must be identified and combated, with an action that involves all free peoples, first of all by rejecting the programmatic points of the Agenda 2030 and the Great Reset with shared initiatives. We need an Anti-Globalist Alliance that returns to citizens the power that has been taken from them, and to nations the sovereignty eroded and ceded to the Davos lobby. The Russian Federation will play a decisive role in this effort, as will the message that the International Movement of Russophiles will bring to the peoples of the West, which needs to return to being proud of its Faith and proud of the civilization to which Saints Cyril and Methodius also contributed.
We are fighting an epochal battle: we shall remain under the mantle of the Most Blessed Virgin, the glorious Nikopèia, together with the Archangel St. Michael. The victory belongs to Christ, and to those who choose to align themselves under the holy banner of the Cross.
Carlo Maria Viganò, Archbishop Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: The Ukrainian role in the current debacle is being organized under the auspices of President Volodymyr Zelensky [who is of Russian Jewish descent. His mother tongue is Russian. Until recently he was not fluent in Ukrainian]. Zelensky is a pornographic actor brought to power by the show biz antics of billionaire handler, Igor Kolomoisky. He reminds one of the non-Semitic Wandering Jew, who taunted Jesus on the way to the Crucifixion and was cursed to walk the earth until the Second Coming. His operation involves the ruthless human sacrifice of Ukrainians on an enormous scale. The real aim of the murderous enterprise is not to protect Ukraine but to provide the pretext for the invasion and destruction of Russia as we have known it—concluding over a thousand years of warfare by Atilla, leader of an empire of Huns, Ostrogoths, Alans, and Bulgars, among others, in Central and Eastern Europe and subsequent invaders from Lower Mongolia under Genghis and Kublai Khan who conquered the Ukraine, established Khazaria and converted overnight to Rabbinic Jewry in AD740.
Limits to Growth, Climate Change, Digitization of Everything & Worldwide Censorship – lead to WEF & Behemoth Cult Commanding It
May 10, 2023 — "Limits to Growth," written in 1972 by various authors of the Club of Rome, has been advocating mass genocide already for over 50 years. The Club of Rome was created in 1968 by David Rockefeller (1915 – 2017), a notorious eugenicist. The Rockefeller and Gates families—also eugenicists—are related.
Since 2008, the Club of Rome is quietly settled in 'tranquil' Winterthur, Switzerland, which coincidentally accommodates many of the world's most infamous white collar delinquent institutions, such as the World Health Organization; GAVI the Vaccination Association and close ally of WHO, also called the pharma-industry's "cash cow"; the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), seated in Basle, close to the border with Germany, from where it was routing US Federal Reserve money to Germany's Reichsbank to finance Hitler's war against Russia during WWII. Today, the BIS goes as the Rothschild-controlled Central Bank of all central banks; the dark below the surface Swiss Banking Conglomerate—and more . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: On Limits to Growth, Rockefeller, etc., see our Teaching Sermons and early Newsletters.
The Lies about World War II
May 9, 2023 — So much for free thought and truth in the Western world; nothing is so little regarded in the West as free thought, free expression, and truth. In the West explanations are controlled in order to advance the agendas of the ruling interest groups; as David Irving has learned, woe to anyone who gets in the way. Full story: unz.com
Comment: Also read the lies that form our consciousness and false historical awareness, and World War I
How Britain initiated both World Wars
Recently Hollywood has given us two movies lionizing the brave British and their government about World War II, "Dunkirk" and "Darkest Hour." This is not a good sign. We can't help but be reminded, after all, that only four months before the events of September 11, 2001, we were treated to Hollywood's romantic and thoroughly fictitious account of what happened on December 7, 1941, with its movie, "Pearl Harbor." "Darkest Hour" is particularly ominous because it has been heavily publicized and because Gary Oldman was given the Academy Award for best actor for his performance as the movie's hero, British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill . . . How Britain initiated both World Wars give our lives to others.
Comment: For those of us who were uninvited or unable to attend the Coronation Fiasco. God save the King. This is a private viewing. And this is the Coronation of HM King Charles III and Queen Camilla in full – BBC News
Where not to be in a Crisis
Since 1945, the First World countries (the US, UK, EU, Japan, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand) have led the world in both prosperity and power. Under the driving force of the US, they've created not only the advances of the last eighty years but also the rot that has led to the current crisis. As such, these countries are not only the countries where we're seeing the most dramatic oppression of people; they will also experience the most precipitous fall economically, politically, and sociologically.
Although these countries have, until recently, seemed to be the most attractive locations in which to live, that condition has now begun a reversal, and in the coming years, they'll represent the very nexus of decline. As such, they'll become the most unpredictable and even the most dangerous places to be.
Conversely, the choicest countries in which to live will be those countries where change will be minimal. Those countries where the populations and governments have been relatively unambitious over the last half century or more, will be the locations that are the least likely to change dramatically during the crisis. That one fact speaks loudly to the reader's economic, political, and social well-being in this period . . . Full story: internationalman.com
African Union to join G20? Or just a Western Pipe Dream?
May 8, 2023 — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is on a three-day trip to Africa, first stop Ethiopia, where he told African Union (AU) chairperson Moussa Faki, in Addis Ababa, that integrating African nations into the G20 will ensure that they "can participate and have a say," presumably meaning in world affairs . . . the fakeness of it must be well known to Ethiopia and other East African countries, who suffer regularly from drought and famine. Manmade, drought and famine. They know about the science of ENMOD—Environmental Modification technologies—that are sold as climate change . . . even highly educated intellectuals cannot grasp and will not understand the level of evil western politicians have reached to attempt dominating the world without scruples and without shame. Remorseless killing is the name of the game.
On day 2, Chancellor Scholz moved on to Kenya, where he was discussing "green energy"—other climate change related nonsense, especially to an African country . . . they have no money or human resources to waste on green energy . . . inefficient and a sheer farce . . . much of the famine in Africa is caused by manmade weather modifications. This is not even a secret anymore. Africa is still by far the resources-richest continent—other than Russia . . . being attacked for the same reason: her riches in natural resources! . . . most of Africa . . . is . . . in the process of being integrated into eastern, Russia-China led organizations and associations, such as the BRICS-plus (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, plus Iran) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). This is practically an irreversible trend . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: The same people who made war by deception behind Alexander, Napoleon, Britain, France, Germany, Judaeo-Communism and Judaeo-Nazism are now making war behind the blood and treasure of NATO and the apostate Western nations.
Cities in Latin America are being turned into Smart Cities
For example: in Rio de Janeiro, 450,000 street lights will be replaced with LED lights that are concealed surveillance and data collection devices, as well as mind control apparatuses that can alter the mood and behavior of people. According to the former Chilean president Sebastian Pinera, 5G is not only able to read our thoughts and emotions, but it can also insert thoughts and emotions. He adds that 5G will become the central nervous system of society, and authorities will make sure it reaches every home. In other words: everyone living in Smart Cities will not only constantly be monitored—with all their thoughts, emotions and dreams recorded—but they can also be turned into perfectly obedient citizens by the insertion of desired thoughts and feelings. "Most of what we think is vanity anyway," Pinera concludes . . . Full story: stopworldcontrol.com
How Rock Layers & Fossils disprove Evolution
April 7, 2023 — The presentation by Dr. Andrew Snelling of Answers in Genesis reveals the assertion made by atheists about rock layers and fossils do not proving that the Bible is misguided. In fact, rock layers and fossils actually disprove the theory of evolution. Full story: youtube.com
Comment: Also view The shocking Truth about the James Webb Telescope.
A Kingly Proposal: Letter from Julian Assange to King Charles III
May 5, 2023 — To His Majesty King Charles III,
On the coronation of my liege, I thought it only fitting to extend a heartfelt invitation to you to commemorate this momentous occasion by visiting your very own kingdom within a kingdom: His Majesty's Prison Belmarsh. You will no doubt recall the wise words of a renowned playwright: "The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath."
Ah, but what would that mercy faced bard know of the reckoning at the dawn of your historic reign? After all, one can truly know the measure of a society by how it treats its prisoners, and your kingdom has surely excelled in that regard. Your Majesty's Prison Belmarsh is located at the prestigious address of One Western Way, London, just a short foxhunt from the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. How delightful it must be to have such an esteemed establishment bear your name.
It is here that 687 of your loyal subjects are held, supporting the United Kingdom's record as the nation with the largest prison population in Western Europe. As your noble government has recently declared, your kingdom is currently undergoing "the biggest expansion of prison places in over a century," with its ambitious projections showing an increase of the prison population from 82,000 to 106,000 within the next four years. Quite the legacy, indeed. As a political prisoner, held at Your Majesty's pleasure on behalf of an embarrassed foreign sovereign, I am honoured to reside within the walls of this world class institution. Truly, your kingdom knows no bounds . . . Your most devoted subject, Julian Assange (A9379AY). Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: A montage of seemingly unrelated events to unfold the continuum of City of London dominance doing war by deception declassifieduk.org.
Questions from a Believer
Question: Two aged preachers in the Message for over 30 years have been in disputation. Their major issues are:
1. Was the 1963 cloud the coming of the Lord? One preacher says it is while the other preacher says it is not.
Response: If you carefully study Newsletter 752 you will find that the Pillar of Cloud appeared twice, we explain this below. Its first appearance was on February 28, 1963 was a witness to the general public (Genesis 1:14; Psalm 19:4; Amos 3:7; Romans 10:18). It alerted Christians to Jesus' imminent close of His mediatorial office as Son of God and His unseen (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming in the prophetic office Son of Man and Judge, terminating the seventh and final Church Age of Laodicea (1906-1963) in apostasy (Revelation 3:15-20; II Timothy 3:1 – 4:4) and bringing judgment upon Pentecostal and earlier denominations.
Revelation 1:1-15, "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, to show His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel (William Marrion Branham) unto his servant John who bore record of the Word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw." In a series of visions during his incarceration on Patmos Island during AD95-96 John saw and heard Brother Branham teaching the revelation of the Seven Seals as Jesus Christ revealed them to him in real time from March 17, 1963 to his death in December, 1965.
"Blessed is he who reads, and those who hear the Words of this prophecy, and heed those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand." The time was not "at hand" until after the close of the Laodicean Church Age when our Lord Jesus claimed the Book of Redemption, loosed its seven Seals and began to unfold "the finished mystery of God" to His prophet (Revelation 4:1 – 6:17; 10:1-7). So you understand that as Jesus revealed the mysteries to Brother Branham, he revealed them to John who represents us, Christ's end-time or Capstone Bride, throughout the Book. Clearly the revelation of the Seven Seals was not revealed to the Church Age saints who were redeemed before Jesus claimed the Book and before Brother Branham "finished the mystery of God."
Jesus said, "You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in My Name, He may give it to you" (John 15:16). Matthew 25:5-6, "The Bridegroom tarried from Pentecost through seven Church Ages, and the believers all slumbered and slept in the denominations. And at midnight there was a cry, Behold, the Bridegroom! come out of Babylon and her apostate (once) Protestant daughter churches to meet Him." The "midnight cry" was the "Shout" of Brother Branham's Message announcing Christ's unseen second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming "as a thief in the night" (I Thessalonians 4:16a; Revelation 18:1).
Only Christ's end-time Bride is chosen and ordained to receive this revelation: after about twelve years—the age of accountability for a female—it began to unfold to a small number in the church.
Revelation 1:4-8, "John to the seven Churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from Him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits that are before His throne; and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him who loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen".
"Behold, He comes (Gk.) 'erchomai' with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also who pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen." This is speaking of the second physical return of the glorified Jesus for the Great White Throne Judgment after the Millennium and general resurrection (Revelation 1:7). On Mount Transfiguration Peter, James and John saw a vision Jesus glorified "coming in His Kingdom"—Moses represented the resurrected saints while Elijah represented those who will be translated without death (Matthew 16:27 – 17:13). "I am Alpha and Omega saith the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to (Gk.) 'erchomai' come, the Almighty" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 61:2 – 63:1).
Revelation 1:9-15, "I John, your brother, and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was in the Island called Patmos for the Word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. I was in the Spirit in the Lord's Day, and heard behind me (in man's day) a great voice, as of a trumpet." This was the Seventh Trumpet announcing the end of the Gentile dispensation and man's day, and the commencement of the Day of the Lord and "the time of Jacob's trouble" (Jeremiah 30:7) which are yet future. "Saying, What you see in the visions, write in a book, and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia; to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamos, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea (behind you in man's day). And I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden lamp stands; and in the midst of the seven lamp stands one like the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt across His breast with a golden girdle. His head and His hair were white like wool, as white as snow; and His eyes were as a flame of fire; and His feet like burnished bronze when it has been caused to glow in a furnace; and His voice like the sound of many waters.
This is the judgment, His voice was as the sound of a multitude of witnesses, people and tongues who, from Pentecost to Laodicea have testified of Christ by the Holy Spirit and preached the Gospel calling unto repentence and eternal Life. Your thoughts are louder in heaven than your voice is here on earth (Hebrews 4:12).
The second appearing of the Pillar of Cloud was seen only by Brother Branham when it caught him up from Sunset Mountain on March 8, 1963. This was the fulfillment of Revelation 10:1-7 following Revelation 5:1 – 6:17 after the close of the Laodicean Church Age when He claimed the Book of Redemption, opened it's Seals and changed from Son of God and Mediator as He was in Revelation 3:22, to Son of Man and Judge. Then in Revelation 10:1 the Pillar of Cloud descended upon Mount Sunset as foretold in I Thessalonians 4:14-16. He placed Judgment of the Roman beast and on its US image in verse 2. And from Revelation 5:5-8 He had the little Book of Life open in His left hand, raised His right hand and swore the oath of verses 2-6 that Mediation was finished, and in Revelation 10:3-4 the Voices of the Seven Thunders uttered the revelation of the unwritten Seventh Seal that John had heard but was forbidden to write. Now remember, throughout the Book of Revelation John represent's Christ's end time Bride, we heard the voices of the Seven Thunders on records, tapes, cassettes, and DVD, and read the what they said to Brother Branham when he ministered the Seals from March 17 – 24, 1963 but did not receive the revelation until 12 years later; many in the circle of this Message still do not see the revelation.
Now the Coming of the Lord is the threefold PROCESS of the rapture described by Paul. It consists of the "Shout" of Brother Branham's Message which multitudes have heard but few have understood (Matthew 25:6). Then the "Voice of the Archangel" Jesus Christ whispers the secrets of the unwritten Seventh Seal to the heart of His end-time Bride once they are born-again (Revelation 8:1-2; 10:4-11). The third stage is the Seventh Trumpet that will signal the close of the Gentile dispensation with an earthquake of unprecedented magnitude since men were upon earth (Revelation 16:18-19); after three days the resurrection of the sleeping Church Age saints will commence Church Age by Church Age. Christ's end-time Bride will manifest that we are the Sons of God, and after a short time of persecution we will be changed in the atoms and translated to meet the Lord in the Air.
The Coming of the Lord was in the form of the Pillar of Cloud formed of the theophanies of the previous six angels; it caught Brother Branham up from Mount Sunset into itself. "So great a cloud of witnesses" with the Church Age saints (Hebrews 12:1). Each angel was anointed with a portion of the Spirit, but the fullness of the Spirit was required to anoint Brother Branham to introduce Christ the fullness of the Word by the Revelation of the Seven Seals. This was Christ's unseen second or 'parousia' Coming. This second appearing of the Cloud was the Coming of the Lord with the open Book (Revelation 10:1-5).
Many people focus on the scientific explanation, or lack thereof, surrounding the cloud. These issues pale in comparison to the real issue: are William Branham's accounts of the cloud's formation credible? And if they are not, then where does that leave a person with respect to William Branham's overall credibility?
Because he was deeply concerned about the confused claims published by believethesign.com who neither understand nor believe the heavenly sign, the pastor wrote:
> Also of importance is the issue of the difference in dates pertaining to the Cloud's appearance and WMB's hunting trip. believethesign.com
Brother Branham must have been home in Tucson on February 28, 1963 preparing for his hunting trip, unaware of this public appearance of "the sign of Christ's imminent 'parousia' Coming," Daniel 7:9, Revelation 1:14 and 10:1-7. Dr. James E. McDonald of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, University of Arizona wrote: "Approximately 175 letters have now been received from persons who observed the stratospheric cloud. Correspondence with those who indicated that they had taken photos has led to a present total of 85 photographs from 35 different localities in Arizona and New Mexico (Stratospheric Cloud over Northern Arizona; and Status of Investigation of the Northern Arizona Stratospheric Cloud of February 28, 1963). Daniel 7:10-14; Zechariah 14:4-5, Matthew 24:3, 30-31 and Luke 21:24-33 foretell a similar public sign over the Mount of Olives after the end of the Gentile dispensation. This will announce Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming to Israel heralding the "Kingdom of God" on earth for which His disciples sought before their re-birth (Acts 1:6). We go to "the Kingdom of heaven" for the Wedding Supper of the Lamb in the Sky (Revelation 19:9).
An article in Life Magazine (May 17, 1963)—"High Cloud Ring of Mystery" over Arizona—caught Brother Norman's attention while visiting and he borrowed the magazine. When Brother Branham came by the following Sunday to take the Normans to dinner, he recognized the Cloud as that into which he was caught up from Sunset Mountain where he was hunting with Brothers Gene Norman and Fred Sothman on about March 8, 1963. He borrowed the magazine and reported his discovery to the Church on Saturday, June 1, 1963 in his sermon"Come, follow Me" (63-0601, par. 13-16). Also see "Standing in the Gap (63-0623M, par. 82), and "Is Your Life worthy of the Gospel? (63-0630E, par. 6-7).
This Cloud appeared twice, and Brother Branham could not have known of its appearance on February 28 or these photographs before May 26. Let us discern the logos from Brother Branham's rhema:
Come, follow Me, par. 13-16: "When I come [to Tucson], one thing, was by a vision, that [the Lord showed me in Jeffersonville on December 22, 1962 in which] I was standing above [about forty miles northeast of] Tucson up here when a blast went off. Brother Fred was there [but Brother Branham was alone picking sand burrs from his trouser legs] when it went off. [Brother Branham is speaking of the fulfilment of Revelation 10:1-4 on March 8, 1963 when he was hunting with Brothers Sothman and Norman at Sunset Mountain in the Coronado Forest]. And they [anonymous members of the public] took that picture [of the Cloud on February 28], you know, in the sky. And I didn't think much about it, never noticed it [until I saw "Life" magazine]. So it begin to impress me somehow the other day. And Brother Norman, Norma's father here, told me, said, "Did you notice this?"
"And just as I looked [at the magazine], right there was them angels just as plain as they could be, setting right there in that picture. You see? I looked to see when it was, and it was time, same 'bout day or two before or, day or two after I was up there [in Sunset Mountain]. I looked where it was at: northeast of Flagstaff [200 miles nor'-nor'-west from Tucson as the crow flies], or Prescott [165 miles nor-west from Tucson as the crow flies], which is below Flagstaff. Well, that's just where we was at (See?), just exactly." [Yes, "you was at" Tucson preparing for your hunt [in March] whereas the Cloud was 200 miles nor'-nor'-west of you as the crow flies in February]!
"Twenty-six miles high; why, vapour can't go for over four miles high, or five, moisture, any kind of fog or anything. You see? Planes fly at nineteen thousand. That's to get up above all the clouds. You see? And nineteen thousand is about four miles high. This is twenty-six miles high and thirty miles across it, and in the shape of the pyramid, if you've looked at the picture [of the Cloud that appeared over Prescott and Flagstaff on February 28, 1963]."
"And on the right-hand side, as I told you I noticed, outstanding, that Angel, there He is, chest out, wings back, coming right in, just exactly the way it was. I never noticed it when they first . . . There's been so many things. [In the Seventh Seal the Prophet explains the last angel was his own theophany]".
Standing in the Gap, par. 82: "And now, I didn't know at the time, that they were taking pictures of that, scientists was [on February 28], as the Angels lowered themselves from heaven to bring the Message. And you remember, I said the one on the right side of the constellation had His—kinda chest back, and His wings . . . You remember me saying that, all of you? And how that I watched him? He was very distinctive from the others. And I didn't know [until about May 26] they were taking a picture of it, 'cause immediately [after the Cloud of Revelation 10:1-4 manifested on March 8] I hurried east [to the Church in Jeffersonville, Indiana, but probably not before March 10 or 12]. But going back home to Tucson, there it was all through the papers that had been seen almost nationwide or plumb into Mexico, all the western States. And I think the "Courier" over here . . . It was on the Associated Press. How many saw a mysterious cloud in the sky? Let's see the hands. And now, the "Life" Magazine picked it up. And I have the article here this morning in the "Life" Magazine there, of the show . . . Now, here it is, the same time I was there. See the pyramid or the Cloud? I was standing just below this. And there . . . See the distinctive Angel on the right hand side? See the pointed wing of it? Just exactly what was said. And here's interview of Mexico and different places from where they took the picture. Now, this scientist here is trying to get all the information about the picture that he can, about the people who has the picture. He's studying it".
The Lord Jesus opened the First Seal nine days after this public sign appeared over Flagstaff on February 28. He daily unveiled the revelation of the Seals to His Prophet "in the little room" at Brother and Sister Wood's Jeffersonville home where he was praying and studying. He delivered the rhema of their logos from March 17 to 24, 1963 in absolute ignorance of the appearance of the Cloud on February 28, photographs or media interest, until May 26. Were news of the Cloud noised abroad at that time, "Life" Magazine would have published it before May 17, or not at all.
In spite of the Judaeo-Catholic church and the truly exceptional imagination of some Brothers, angels are the theophanies of human beings, without wings. Brother Branham was referring to the swept back appearance of the Lord's beard in the Cloud as it 'flew' eastward. In Malachi 4:2 we read, "Unto you who fear My Name will the Sun of righteousness [Jesus Christ] arise with healing [restoration and glorification] in His wings [His beams are likened to the outstretched wings of a bird]; and the righteous will go forth [rejoicing] as calves released from the darkness of the stall to frisking and leaping for joy in spring pastures" (Isaiah 30:26; Jeremiah 30:17; Revelation 1:16). The evening-time Light is restoring and building faith in us for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation (Joel 2:25; Zechariah 17:7; Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; 24:27-28; Ephesians 1:17-23; Revelation 10:7; 18:1).
The glory of the Lord represented in this Cloud is made up of the theophanies of the seven angels and their converts, including you and every member of Christ's end-time Bride who was also present in theophany when the Lamb claimed the Book (Revelation 5:8-14). Redemption is over, and since we were predestinated to be reborn of the fullness of the Word, we were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary. This is "that great Cloud of witnesses . . . the general assembly and Church of the Firstborn who are written in heaven" (I Thessalonians 4:13-14; Hebrews 12:1, 22; Jude 14).
Is Your Life worthy of the Gospel? par. 12 (63-0630E): "I'd say 8:00 o'clock or 9:00 [on March 8, 1963], wouldn't you think something like that, Brother Fred; maybe 9:00 o'clock, something? I run over on this side quickly to keep the javelinas from seeing me. They're wild boar, you know, and they're pretty scary."
"So I went over the hill this way and started to run up the hill, and I just run along in a little what we call a dog trot; and all of a sudden the whole country just rung out. I never heard such a terrific blast. Just shook and the rocks rolled. And I felt like I must've jumped five feet off the ground, looked like. It just scared me. And I thought, "Oh, my . . ." I thought I'd gotten shot, that somebody . . . I had on a black hat. I thought they might've thought it was a javelina running up the mountain, somebody had shot me. It went so loud right on me like that. Then all at once something said, "Look up." There it was. Then He told me, "It's the opening of those Seven Seals; turn home." So here I come".
I expect you now recognize that the pillar of Cloud appeared to the public over Prescott 165 miles nor'-west and Flagstaff 200 miles nor'-nor'-west of Tucson in the evening from around 1840hrs MST on February 28, 1963 to fulfil the requirement of Psalm 19:1. And that the same Cloud appeared a second time to the Prophet and only to him forty miles north east of Tucson between about 0900hrs and 1000hrs MST mid-morning on March 8, 1963 to fulfil his vision of December 22, 1962.
It is the Rising of the Sun, par. 8-9 (65-0418M): "Realizing that our time is limited here, especially for those friends who are listening in by this telephone, I would like to call your attention this morning to a picture that some time ago was taken by the camera of a vision that I had [received on December 22, 1962 and recounted on December 30] here at the Tabernacle [in the sermon, "Is This the Sign of the End, Sir?" (62-1230E, par. 8-9)] of leaving Indiana to [relocate to] Arizona, where I was to meet in the form of a pyramid, seven Angels. Not knowing what would happen, later when I got there, thinking it was the end of my life, that no one could stand the blast . . . (And I'm sure all of you are acquainted with the story). And then in Sabino Canyon one morning like this [at about 8.30am in early January 1963, soon after relocating to Tucson], while in prayer, there had been a sword placed in my hand and said, "This is the Word and the Sword of the Word."
Later [on March 8, 1963] the Angels appeared as was prophesied [in the vision of December 22, 1962]. And at the same time, [actually without his knowledge on February 28] a great cluster of Light left to where I was standing and moved thirty miles high in the air and around the circle, like the wings of the Angels, and drawed into the skies a shape of a pyramid in the same constellation of Angels that appeared.
It is essential to discern the logos from Brother Branham's rhema as he frequently conflates the two visitations of the Cloud. Whilst the appearance of the Cloud on February 28 was a public testimony, his assumption from Mount Sunset into the glorious Cloud of God's Presence on March 8 was seen and experienced by himself alone as on the Day of Atonement Israel's high priest entered the Presence alone and only he saw the Shekinah in the Holy of Holies.
The main photograph in Life Magazine was taken over Flagstaff; the small pictures were taken from Prescott, Phoenix, and Winslow, a circumference of roughly 200 miles centered at Prescott. As the Cloud was twenty-six miles high and thirty miles across it would have been overhead wherever one was in that circle. Several months later Brother Branham reminded us that God always signifies major events in the heavens before they take place (Genesis 1:14; Psalm 19:1-5). He also said. "Did you notice before the Seven Seals were revealed, the great mysterious Light showed forth in the heavens up here above Tucson where we were."
The Shekinah manifest as the Pillar of Cloud on two occasions and at two different locations. The first occasion was on February 28 when it appeared for a public witness seen by thousands and noted by scientists and the media unbeknownst to the Prophet until May 26. The second occasion was over Sunset Mountain when Christ opened the Seven Seals "(Is Your Life worthy of the Gospel," par. 13) when Brother Branham was physically caught up into the "great a Cloud of witnesses," showing the Church Ages and Christ's mediation for ignorance were fulfilled. The "constellation" or alignment of the angels' Messages of PART-Word and PART-Spirit signify "that which is perfect [or complete]" and we must "look away [from the messengers] to Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith" (I Corinthians 13:10; I Thessalonians 4:14; Hebrews 12:1-2; Revelation 4:1-8; 6:1; 18:4). His assumption confirmed his "new commission" and he was told to return to Jeffersonville where the Lord would reveal the mystery of the voices of the Seven Thunders, which is the revelation of the unwritten Seventh Seal expounding the mystery of the six written Seals. Underestimating the Prophet's hunting prowess I reckoned this had occurred on March 9, 1963, however I later learned that his eldest daughter, our late Sister Rebekah Smith, had said that the correct date was March 8. No one but the Prophet himself saw this manifestation of the Shekinah, which he later 'recognized' from photographs of its visible public manifestation taken eight days previously.
Revelation 6:1, "And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the Seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come".
believethesign.com does not believe, but questions: "Is William Branham Credible? . . . The Scientific Explanation is: On February 28, 1963, a thrust assisted Thor rocket was launched from pad 75-3-5 at Vandenberg Air Force base in California carrying a Keyhole 4 military surveillance satellite. The rocket started to veer off course and was intentionally destroyed at an altitude of 146,000 feet at 1:52pm . . ."
Be this as it may it is irrelevant because the "blast" or single "thunder" of Revelation 6:1 and the Cloud into which Brother Branham was caught up according to the vision and dreams disclosed to the Church in December 1962 manifest not on February 28, 1963 but on March 8, unseen by anyone but God's Prophet.
On January 26, 1963, before the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International Convention in Phoenix the Lord spoke through his prophet expressing His complete displeasure with them and their system, "like so many others, they were now just another organization" (Revelation 3:17-20). After stating the Lord's anger, he was whirled around by the Holy Spirit in two circles, and as he left the platform he cried with a loud voice, "Come out of her My people"!
Within moments the international directors were summoned to a hastily arranged executive session. There nineteen men passed a motion stating that "No longer would William Branham be invited as a speaker to FGBMFI functions." The motion passed seventeen to two. Following the passing of the motion, Carl Williams and Clay Sonmore (both executive vice-presidents of the FGBMFI) tendered their resignations if this motion was left to stand and remain on record. In deference to them as persons whose resignations might make waves, the motion was rescinded and removed from the record.
Even though most of these men re-voted to remove the motion from the record, they remained convinced that the ministry of this Prophet should be curtailed and effectively side-lined. From that day they despised the Word of the Lord. They murmured against the Prophet that God sent to the church of Laodicea. On February 28 the Lord Jesus Christ appeared in the heavens wigged as a judge looking down upon Phoenix, and the Pentecostal church along with the Seven Church Ages ended on March 8. William Branham was vindicated (Investments), like Micaiah in the days of the 400 prophets of Jezebel (I Kings 22).
Hebrews 10:30-31, "We know Him who said, Vengeance belongs to Me, I will repay, and also, The Lord will judge His people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God".
After preaching "Doors in a Door" in Tucson on February 23 Brother Branham received a three-page telegram from Mr. Ted Kipperman, a Jew in partnership with a Catholic named Ayers who was married to a Jewess. These photographers were engaged by the Baptist critic Rev. Dr. Best to take his photograph threatening to skin Brother Bosworth in the auditorium of the Rice Hotel in Houston on January 24, 1950. Six photographs of Dr. Best waving his fist at Brother Bosworth were blank. God would not allow the photographers to dishonour his aged servant. The seventh photograph portrayed Brother Branham overshadowed by the Shekinah. The telegraph was a deep apology by the Jewish photographer and an appeal to Brother Branham to intercede for his sister's son who was to be executed. Brother Branham postponed his hunting trip and drove to Houston where he entreated the governor in behalf of the boy and his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.
Then on March 4, Brother Branham preached "The Absolute" at a prayer meeting convened by the prison chaplain, his long time friend Raymond Hoekstra and immediately after the service he and Brother Norman drove 1,100 miles back to Tucson for the remainder of the Javelina pig hunting season which ran from March 1-10. The hunting party pitched camp on March 6 and Brother Branham shot his javelina the following day, March 7, and was picking a goathead from his trouser leg as shown in the vision when the "blast" went off on March 8.
"The Road to Sunset," an article published in the June 1992 issue of ONLY BELIEVE magazine discusses the Cloud photographed on February 28, 1963 and details the hunting trip in March; the "blast," his union in the cloud of angels, and his new commission.
2. In 1963 rapture is started and not ended. One preacher says the rapture is not started. other preacher defends it is started and we are in the progress
Response: The rapture is the threefold PROCESS of a shout, the Voice of the Archangel, and the soon-coming Trump of God. As explained above, the rapture has been in process since 1963 (I Thessalonians 4:3-18).
3. 1963 is the second coming of the lord. One preacher says it is the second coming. other preacher defends it is not.
Response: There are three (3) Comings. His first Coming was the physical or (Gk.) 'erchomai' comin through the womb of a virgin. His second Coming was in 1963 and He is present with us NOW. This was His unseen (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming "as a thief in the night" He came through the mouth of His Prophet in W_O_R_D form.
His third Coming will be his second physical or (Gk.) physical return to step out on the ashes of the wicked for a thousand years of peace.
4. We are in the eternal church age. One preacher says we are in eternal church age. other preacher says we are in laodicea
The Church Ages ENDED with Laodicea in 1963, along Christ's mediation.
> Main issue: Both of the preacher says if we don't believe what they are saying we will go to hell.
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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.