Bible Believers' Newsletter 143
"We focus on the PRESENT Truth — what Jesus is doing NOW . . ."
We greet you in the wonderful Name of our Lord Jesus Christ and appreciate your fellowship.
If you have been following the end-time Message of William Branham over many years yet find you lack a clear understanding on Bible doctrines like Serpent's seed, the true Oneness of the godhead, marriage and divorce, or Christ's "parousia," you lack faith. However take heart; this is the grace of a loving God exposing your nakedness now that you may clothe yourself in His righteousness.
Last week I received e-mail from a Sister who does not see that the physical Serpent seed came through the Flood. A brother without a revelation of Daniel's Seventieth Week rebuked me because Brother Branham taught only three and a half years of ministry remain to Israel, as if this somehow shortens the prophecy. And a long-time subscriber wrote stating that he has only just realized I have been preaching that Christ's "parousia" began in 1963, and that He is here now.
Praise God whose grace wakens us from slumber. The wise virgin will understand these things. The foolish will attend Message Churches and read these Newsletters, believing intellectually without understanding, because they have not taken the time and effort to prove all things in their own Bibles. When some false anointed one says we are all physical Serpent's seed, or that Daniel's Seventieth Week is only three and a half years, these become confused and unstable because they have built on a foundation of sand—the "letter" of the Message without the rock of Spiritual revelation of the Word.
Remember, since the revelation of the Seven Seals in 1963, Christ has not been a Mediator for ignorance of the faith.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith; and whosoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. It is not enough to read this Newsletter and lay it aside. You must prove it personally in God's unchanging Word, and obey what It says do. You should also make full use of the Christian resources on our Church web site, attend Church, and honor your own pastor, proving all he teaches.
Mad Cow Cover Up
An organic farmer from Somerset has gathered convincing evidence to suggest that the outbreak of BSE in the UK was a direct result of a commercial pesticide. Despite being shot at and having his house burnt down, he persists in trying to expose the cover-up.
Officially, Mad Cow Disease (BSE) came about because scrapie-infected sheep meat and bone meal was fed to cows. Since 1982 British farmers have been forced by law to treat their cows for warble fly with an organophosphate called Phosmet. Observing his own organically reared cows never developed BSE, but Phosmet-treated cattle brought onto the farm did, Mark Purdey refused to treat his herd.
Full story: Pamela Valenti email@example.com
Anti-Americanism Spreads in Indonesia
JAKARTA (UPI) October 29 — Muslim hardliners launched a sweep through hotels in an Indonesian city on Sunday, searching out American citizens to be evicted from the country. The raids were a part of rising anti-American sentiment in the world's most populous Muslim nation. Indonesian anti-Americanism was triggered by Washington's sympathies for Israel in the recent flare up of violence in the Middle East.
(Ed. The situation in Indonesia and the Middle East is the realization of long term plans to orchestrate World War III between Islam and the political Zionists, by those who brought us two World Wars, Nazism, Communism, disease, famines and economic catastrophes). Full story: rapidcontent.com
Chemtrail Equipment Pictures + CIA Link + More
This chemtrail issue is related to the plan for decreasing the world population to around 450-500 million—starting with the US, because Americans are the only ones who might stop it—if they knew about it. The world's elite covet the US for its geographic diversity and plan to return the land to its pre-Columbus condition, without the Native Americans.
Several national parks have been designated world biospheres—that's the plan for all of North America, a giant nature park and playground devoid of human beings. Those actually involved in the spraying, and who take part in the rest of the plans, are duped into believing they will be spared to live on as administrators and caretakers of this vast nature preserve. But it's unlikely these people will be Americans.
The plan is to sensitize the US population to being wiped out by influenza. Over the past few years, people have been encouraged to get flu shots to protect them against the generally non-lethal strains. Each year the US government has guessed which strains were most likely to spread. They always seem to guess right—don't they? Full story: wmi.cban.com/ srh.noaa.gov contrailconnection.com InsideTheWeb.com cryptome.org
Chinese sell Human Organs on Internet
CHINA'S shadowy trade in human organs has moved onto the Internet, where healthy but impoverished Chinese have begun offering to sell body parts through a network of middle-men. China has always denied such sales, saying all donations are "voluntary". But clinics have long been accused of offering prisoners' organs for sale to wealthy overseas patients, most of them from Asia. Doctors at the Sun Yat-Sen University Hospital in Guangzhou urged investigators to book an organ quickly, to take advantage of an execution campaign under way. Full story: 10 January 2000: China 'sells livers' after New Year executions; 7 July 1998: China denies selling body parts of executed prisoners; 1 May 1995: Queue for transplants from China's holiday executions; http://www.telegraph.co.uk
Deep in the Heart of Texas
Using paleomagnitic dating, a 55-foot high wall near Dallas, Texas, enclosing a 3.5 x 5.6-mile rectangle has been estimated to be 40 million years old. Structures 40 feet below ground level indicate its inhabitants were 7-10 feet tall. If you have any suggestions please contact Mr. Kevin Richeson
Full story: rockwallfoundation.org/
Selling out America – Revelation 16:12?
Former Time Magazine journalist, Kenneth Timmerman, alleges he was fired for revelations concerning the Clinton administration's misdeeds. His book, "Selling Out America: The American Spectator Investigations," makes a compelling case against President Clinton and William Perry, second secretary of defence. From illegal upgrading of Chinese MiG fighters, to transfer of critical information about multiple re-entry warheads, and worse, he lays the responsibility for selling out America squarely at the feet of Mr. Clinton and his closest advisers. Full story: washtimes.com/
Pope Celebrates Assumption of Mary
VATICAN (CWN) November 1, 2000 — Pope John Paul II celebrated the feast of All Saints with a solemn Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, and noted that the date also marks the 50th anniversary of the day when Pope Pius XII proclaimed the dogma of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
During a previous holy year, in 1950, Pius XII published the apostolic constitution Munificentissimus Deus, in which he formally defined the "truth" that the Virgin Mary, "after having finished the course of her life on earth, was lifted body and soul to the heavenly glory." Full story: cwnews.com
Four Cherubim and a Flaming Sword
Romans 13:11-12, "Knowing that the time is later than you think, "high time" (the Masons would say) to wake up, for the Coming of the Lord is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent; the day of our redemption is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us fully equip ourselves for living in the Light" (Ephesians 5:11-20).The Flaming Sword was a revolving flame, corresponding to the glory which appeared above the Mercy Seat between the Cherubim in the Tabernacle. It proclaimed God's justice against sin, turning every way to guard the way of the Tree of Life—not against man, but for the appointed time when man is fit to recover, enjoy and never more depart from the Presence of the Tree of Life.
Metaphorically, night or midnight, is the time for deeds of sin, shame and moral stupidity, the time when the weary and also the drunken give themselves up to slumber; whereas day is the time for abstaining from vice, crime and indulgence. Godly men have labored against sin through almost 6,000 years of darkness, walking in the Light as Christ was in It. The night is far spent, the coming Millennium will be a Sabbath honeymoon for the earthly Bride and her heavenly Bridegroom and "the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days," as in the day the LORD reveals Himself to the 144,000 elect Israelites (Isaiah 30:26).
New Jerusalem will not require the light of the Sun or the Moon, because the glorious Shekinah will illuminate it. It is the City or dwelling-place and source of Light. New Jerusalem is the glorified saints as Jesus affirmed in the vision of Matthew 16:28-17:3 wherein Moses representing the resurrected saints, and Elijah those translated without death, appeared in the Light of Christ (Matthew 5:14-16; John 12:36; Ephesians 5:8; I Thessalonians 5:5). The nations of the saved shall walk in the Light of this City which is the incarnate God manifest in His elect (Isaiah 24:23; 60:1, 19; Revelation 21:23-24). Let us therefore clothe ourselves with the armour of Light.
The hour is indeed later than we think or dare imagine. High time to examine our own selves—whether we are in the faith. Faith is not believing God's Word, but understanding what It means. The wise shall shine forth understanding as the brightness of the heavens; and they who turn many to righteousness (which is the baptism with the Holy Ghost or new birth) as the stars forever and ever. Building the New Jerusalem!
When Brother Branham recognized Christ's mediation was fulfilled, he said, "That ought to set every Christian to searching himself and holding his hands before God . . . For if the righteous be scarcely saved, where will the sinner and the ungodly appear? It's checking-up time" (William Branham, The Revelation of the Seven Seals, 400:5).
The first dispensation in the Garden of Eden ended in failure. Adam set the type for Christ by dying to redeem his own wife, but he was too weak to retain his own innocence, even in the most favorable circumstances, and needed redemption himself. It remained to be seen whether, having tasted the bitter consequences of sin, man could recover his position by his own means and return to obedience and holiness.
Because Adam heeded the voice of his wife rather than God's Voice, he sold the world under sin. Not that he was deceived on the Word like Eve, but because he loved her Adam was willing to share her fate and lay down his own life for a season. By faith he knew that as a Son of God he was eternal with God, and that some time, somehow God must redeem him and Eve too, because God had joined them together as one flesh. Eve was a part of him, and for the love of his wife, Adam sold the world under sin.
It is essential we see that man is made in the image of God, while woman is made in the image of man, and for man. Woman is not God's original creation but is a byproduct from man. Paul explains, it is for this reason she is to be under submission to man and to obey her own husband. So when Adam obeyed the voice of his wife instead of the Voice of God he broke their relationship with God and abrogated his responsibility as Eve's ruler and guide.
In forsaking his responsibility of headship over his wife, Adam forfeited his dominion over the world to Satan. Death fell upon the animal kingdom, and God cursed the ground so that henceforth Earth would not spontaneously yield its abundance but man would have to cultivate and farm against thorns and thistles for his sustenance.
"Sin" is "unbelief in the revealed Word of God". Adam could not sin or disbelieve God's Word for he was the Word manifest in flesh. Eve being a byproduct did sin or disbelieve God's Word and tried to entice her husband to sin. Adam was not deceived and disobeyed knowing God would raise him again.
Now Eve should have been burned along with the Serpent for their awful deed, as her antitype will be burned with her seducer, for the whore and her children and the antichrist and Satan will all have their time in the lake of Fire (Revelation 17:1-5; 19:20; 20:10). God laid the blame upon Adam because God's Word is forever settled in heaven. If a woman leaves her husband and goes with another man she is an adulteress and is no longer married and the husband is not to take her back (Leviticus 21:9; Psalm 119:89). That Word was true in Eden as it was true when Moses wrote it in the Law and it cannot change. Adam took her back, and because he did, ". . . sin entered into the world, and death is the wage of sin; so death spread to all men, no one being able to stop it or escape its power because all have sinned. Certainly people were sinning from the time of Adam until Moses, but God did not judge them guilty of death for breaking His laws where there was no Law to transgress. Nonetheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them who had not personally transgressed a positive command like Adam did. Adam was a type of One to come in a mirror-image reverse, the former destructive, the Latter saving" (Romans 5:12-14).
From the time of Adam until God gave the Law through Moses there was a period wherein every man should go in his own way, and do that which was right in his own eyes. History records how the image of God in the heart of man became so darkened that Noah was the only just and righteous man on earth (Genesis 6:9; 7:1). "For the wickedness of man became great and his thoughts and desires were continually evil; all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth, and the earth was filled with violence." And as it was in the days of Noah, so is it at this time of the "parousia" of the Son of Man (Genesis 6:5-12; Luke 17:26).
The libertarians, free-thinkers, Marxists, anarchists Jesuits, Masons and revolutionaries of the last three hundred years are among the diverse agencies and "fronts" established or manipulated to direct the energies of deluded men, culminating in the planned chaos calculated to destroy this present world order. They are managed from behind the scenes by the hidden hand (always under another name and in a different occupation) working towards world hegemony. They appeal to dupes who know not that for 3,500 years the world was given the opportunity to prove "man's inherent goodness" if left to his own resources without restriction. Such people are "trying to re-invent the wheel" so to speak, repeating an experiment which failed abysmally as recorded in Genesis 6:1-13.
Solomon said, "What can you point to that is new? History repeats itself, and there is nothing new under the sun. How do you know it didn't exist in ancient times? We don't remember what happened in former times, and in the future, no one will remember what we are doing now" (Ecclesiastes 1:9-11).
God expelled Adam and Eve from the place of His Presence in the enclosed paradise of Eden, and caused the Cherubim and a Flaming Sword to dwell at the East. The Cherubim proclaimed the mercy held in store for lost man, and were a token of the restoration of man and the creatures subject to him (Romans 8:17-24; Hosea 2:18). God does not change. Do you see the unity and order in God's creation—in human society, in marriage, and the great Masterpiece of a family—the second Adam and His Eve now ready for the garden, the Millennium? God is restoring fallen nature to its original order by redeeming its master.
In Revelation 5:9-12 the four Cherubim represent the elect redeemed. All creation is summed up in the perfect Man, Christ "Who is pre-eminent over all things, and by Whom all things are established and maintained in their proper order and in harmonious relationship to one another" (Colossians 1:17; Ephesians 1:21-23). All creation, being Attributes of the Logos, is summed up in Christ Who is the Fullness of the Logos expressed in virgin-born flesh. We are His by creation. And by purchase He is Lord both of the dead and the living (John 1:1-3; 14; Romans 14:9).
These "lively creatures", exhibit the fourfold nature of God's own Life He is imparting to His Family as reflected in the four heads of animal life. In and with Christ the elect realize the stature of the perfect Man combining these fourfold creaturely perfections: the kingly righteousness and hatred of evil as the lion springing on his victim; the laborious diligence to duty as the ox bound to the soil; the rational and moral nature of man, and the sublime contemplation of heavenly things as the eagle. In the number of the Cherubim we discern another evidence of their connection with the earth, since four is in Scripture, the number of terrestrial creation and also deliverance. Hence we preach the Glad Tidings to all creation (which excludes physical Serpent's seed) for the whole of creation is in travail waiting for Christ's Bride to reach maturity for the manifestation of the Sons of God.
In Daniel's visions of the four Gentile world-empires, their destruction by the fifth (after the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week when the 144,000 elect Israelites recognize their Seventh Trumpet and are born-again), causes the glad cry to go forth, "the kingdom of the world is become the kingdom of our God and of His Christ" (Daniel 2; Revelation 11:15).
A nation is born-again in one day when 144,000 recognize Christ's "parousia" to Israel. Revelation 19:5-9, "And a Voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all His servants, (Israel is God's SERVANT nation), and you who fear Him, both small and great (the "saved" who will be martyred). And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, as the voice of many waters or mighty thundering, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigns."
"Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb has come to pass, and His Wife has made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousnesses (plural) of saints."
And Brother Branham, the angel to whom Jesus revealed this Book (Revelation 1:1; 3:14; 10:7) said to John (who throughout the Book of Revelation represents us, the end-time Bride who will not see death), Write, Blessed are they (that's us) who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he said, "These are the true sayings of God."
After the first resurrection and manifestation of the Sons of God, we go to the Wedding Supper in the Sky whilst God deals with the 144,000 through the ministry of two Hebrew (not "Jewish") prophets. Then Rome breaks the Agreement she will have made with the "Jews", and is forsaken by the "Kings of the earth" who are themselves Khazar "Jews" and turn to the Judaeo-Communist Empire of Russia and the "kings of the East." They destroy Rome with an atomic bomb and Armageddon sets in.
As the redeemed will be one with Christ in His executing vengeance on the ungodly during the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week, in that we are united with the Word and It is the Word that executes God's vengeance, so the birds and beasts represented in the Cherubim have a table prepared by God in the sacrifice of the ungodly (Ezekiel 39:4, 17-19; Revelation 19:11-18).
The Cherubim on the Ark of the Covenant were made of the same mass of pure gold as the Mercy Seat they overshadowed, and gold is emblematic of Deity. Like the Redeemed, all creatures are an expression of the Logos and under us will be at one with Christ. Hebrews, 2:11, "For both Christ Who sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all out of one Father: which is why He is not ashamed to call us His brothers."
The curtains that formed the interior walls of the Tabernacle were fine linen of blue, purple and scarlet embroidered with Cherubim and coupled together with gold clasps (Exodus 26:1, 31; 36:8), signifying heaven, royalty and redemption bound by Deity. On the walls of the inner house of Ezekiel's temple, the Cherubim are associated with palm trees (Ezekiel 41:18-20). The interior walls of the Holy of Holies in Solomon's Temple were decorated with Cherubim carved from olive trees overlaid with gold—the typology is clear (Zechariah 4:11-14; Romans 11:17-21; Revelation 11:4)—here the Cherubim were associated with palm trees and open flowers (I Kings 6:23-29). The palm was considered to be the king of trees and the noblest of plants, and the flower is the glory of the herb of the field. The Cherubim and associated motifs represent the highest forms of the animal and vegetable kingdoms in its perfection, under obedience in union with its Creator, signifying redemption and restoration to the garden of God.
(For further reading on the Cherubim or "lively creatures" see the Teaching Sermons, Hubris, and Three Witnesses to Life, The River of Water of Life.
Revelation 2:7, ". . . To him who overcomes will I give to eat of the Tree of Life, Which is in the midst of the paradise of God." That Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden that could not be approached because of the fall of Adam is now given to the overcomer. The flaming sword is sheathed, but not before its blade was bloody with the blood of our Kinsman Redeemer the second Adam.
The Church Ages are over. God restored the apostolic faith and finished the mystery of God through His prophet Brother Branham. "That which was in part has been done away." The Omega or end-time Bride is walking in the same faith as the Alpha Bride at the beginning. Revelation 22:13-14, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last." Blessed are they who do His commandments, that they may have right to the Tree of Life, and may enter in through the gates into the City."
The Sanctuaries in the Tabernacle and Solomon's Temple were foreshadowed by the Garden of Eden whose Eastern gate types the Outer Court. Here the first sacrifices were offered before God expressing the atonement or satisfaction which He had already made in His gracious Purpose and foreknowledge in the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world as typified by the slaying of two lambs (Genesis 3:21; 4:3-4,16; Revelation 13:8). God's meeting place in reconciliation with sinners where mercy and justice meet together in man's redemption by the atoning blood was the blood-sprinkled Mercy Seat of the Ark beneath the Shekinah or Pillar of Fire between the cherubim.
The placement of the Cherubim outside the Sanctuary of God's Presence indicated God's pledge to our first parents that man and the creatures made subject to vanity by his fall retained a connection with the garden and gave them reason to hope in their ultimate redemption and restoration. The garden was the place of God's Presence and is man's inheritance. Notice it had no veil separating a Holy of Holies from a Holy Place. The Supernatural rending of the veil in the Temple at Christ's crucifixion was a further token of our restoration to Eden in the permanent Presence.
Subsequently upon Mount Sinai, God showed Moses the Holy of Holies in the heavenly Tabernacle and instructed him to make all things in his earthly Tabernacle according to that pattern (Exodus 25:40; Hebrews 8:5). This vision revealed how the promised redemption of man and the creatures subject to him was closer than heretofore, and illustrated how "the Law was a schoolteacher." When Moses built the Ark which represented the Logos in the Holy of Holies, the cherubim were no longer at the sacrifice altar in the outer court where Adam saw them. They were now in the Holy of Holies covering the Place of mutual agreement where God meets man in peace and holiness under the shed blood. Thus the Law assured Israel that at an accepted time God would provide for Himself a sacrifice of which their lamb was a type, under Whose Blood we would by faith find the common ground of full atonement.
In these last days, Jesus Christ has fulfilled Revelation 4, 5 and 10:1-7, revealing Revelation 6 and the mystery of the Seven Seals. Since Christ has come forward to claim the Book of Redemption, He is seated in the Throne surrounded by the Cherubim giving Him glory and honor and thanks. "And when He had taken the Book, the four cherubim and twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, every one having harps, and golden vials full of odors, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the Book, and to open the Seals: for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation (of Adam's fallen race); And made us kings and priests unto God: and we shall reign on the earth . . . And every creature in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them (represented by Cherubim), heard John (representing the end-time Bride who will not see death in the flesh but change in the atoms) saying, 'Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, unto Him Who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb forever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshipped Him that lives forever and ever" (Revelation 5:8-10; 13-14).
This took place at the revelation of the Seven Seals in March, 1963. Around God's Throne and thoroughly identified with His redeemed New Testament Church, the Cherubim are crowned with hope since the "Shout" of the Prophet's Message proclaimed the "rapture" and introduced Christ's "parousia," they are in joyful certainty of the imminent redemption of their bodies in glorified form following the "Trump".
This revelation Light shines to the end-time Bride in the evening time, or West. But when Israel recognize Christ's "parousia", the Glorious Light of the Gospel will have travelled right around the world until It is back in the East whence It departed from them after God sent Nebuchadnezzar to take Judah captive, and the times of the Gentiles commenced. Ezekiel records how the glory of the Lord departed from the Eastern gate and together with John, foretells its return from the way of the East (Ezekiel 11:23; 43:1-2; Revelation 7:2).
When Ezekiel saw the Cherubim they were on a journey. The ark of God was on earth, rolling on wheels, as Israel took it from place to place through the desert and all the way into the temple. (Each of the wheels was a wheel within a wheel, having one wheel passing transversely through the centre of another, so that the chariot might go in the direction of either of the four faces without turning (James 1:17).
However when John saw the Cherubim, they had been restored to their ordained relationship in heaven because redemption was over and it was time for Christ to claim the Book of His Redeemed, tear open the Seven Seals, and reveal who they were and how He redeemed them in each Age. The Ark or Logos was received up into glory when the Church Ages ended in March, 1963. This is indicated when the seven lamps of Fire (or partial anointings of the Holy Spirit that led the seven Church Age Messengers), are back before the Throne (Revelation 4:5; I Corinthians 13:10). The four Cherubim or Throne guards accompanied the Ark. The Gospel has travelled from the East to the West and the Ark is now stationery in heaven, surrounded by the living creatures, the twenty-four elders, and the Angels.
After the seven Church Ages of PART-Word anointed by a portion of the seven-fold Spirit of God, the ministry of God's prophet "restored the apostolic faith and finished the mystery of God spoken by the mouth of all God's holy prophets since the world began" (Malachi 4:5-6; Revelation 10:7; Acts 3:21). But for the revelation of the Seven Seals "Another mighty Angel came down from heaven . . . and cried with a loud voice." This was the Lord Himself, the Angel of the Covenant descending with a "Shout," clothed with a cloud and the rainbow upon his head . . ." This signified Christ's second or "parousia" Coming. It is the Fullness.
While Brother Branham preached the Seven Seals in ten successive services from March 17 to March 24, 1963, he was anointed with portions of Spirit given in each of the seven Church Ages until the Fullness of the Spirit introduced the Fullness of the Word.
As the Cherubim signify God's Mercy to the New Testament Church under the first four Seals, no Cherubim announce the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Seals because redemption ended with the Laodicean Church Age. The end-time Bride and the 144,000 elect Israelites predestinated to receive the Fullness of the Word were fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary. The saints predestinated to Pentecost and the Church Ages received only PART-Word because the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals. They could be born-again only by virtue of Christ's intercession for their ignorance. Christ's Mediatorial Office was fulfilled in 1963 when the Laodicean Church Age ended. Mercy will finish at the Seventh Trumpet when the Fourth Seal is fulfilled.
The Sword of the Spirit, which is the Christian's only weapon of offence, was placed in Brother Branham's hand by God in a visitation prior to the opening of the Seven Seals. It was not a Flaming Sword but the razor-sharp glistening silver of redemption by the fullness of the Word of God which "is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and mortal spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart" (Hebrews 4:12). As Israel's priests flayed the sacrifice before it was offered, the fullness of God's Word exposes and separates sin in the Bride (Ephesians 5:26-27).
The handle of this Sword was of pearl, signifying wisdom and its hilt was of Gold signifying Divine protection to the bearer. It indicated the full authority of God's Word in the right hand of Brother Branham who was the first fruit of us who are Christ's at His "parousia" Coming. He was the first Son to come to mature under pre-eminence to the Word (I Corinthians 15:23).
Brother Branham was the angel to the Seventh or Laodicean Church. This was the last Age wherein Christ as Son of God Mediated between God and His elect whilst the Bible was sealed. His ministry led us across the breach between the Church Ages and the Fullness into the present holy convocation or fiftieth day of the "Bride Age" that followed the Church Ages. It restored the apostolic faith, finished the mystery of God, and introduced Christ's "parousia" Coming as Son of Man, King of Kings and Judge.
The revelation of the Seven Seals brought Christ back to earth in Word form (I Corinthians 13:10). When It was rejected, the churches and the world crossed the line between Mercy and Judgment and were indicted (Revelation 3:17-20; 18:1-4; Matthew 12:32; John 5:25-27; Hebrews 6:4-8; 10:26-29).
The Tribulation follows this present dispensation with the Flaming Sword of the spoken Word that comes from the mouth of the two prophets God sends to Israel. Once they have reconfirmed the New Covenant and are martyred, 144,000 elect Israelites will be born-again by recognizing Christ's "parousia." And when they recognize Messiah, they also see His wife, the Gentile Church. Israel's "parousia" reveals their Warrior King returning to smite the nations with the Flaming Sword from His mouth (Genesis 3:24; Daniel 12:1; Revelation 11:5-7; 19:11-16).
Thus the Fifth Seal, which was a judgment upon true Israelites who were blinded to the Gospel by their creeds in order that we Gentiles might become a people for God's Name, a Bride for Christ, is almost fulfilled. These Fifth Seal Hebrews are martyred during the Gentile dispensation for their testimony of Moses and the Prophets. They are "saved" and will be granted into eternal Life at the White Throne Judgment. They are not Talmudic "Jews".
The Sixth Seal encompasses the Tribulation or Daniel's Seventieth Week. The Seventh Seal is the revelation of the previous Six Seals and takes us through the Millennium and White Throne Judgment until time ends in eternity of the new heavens and new earth. nl143.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.