Bible Believers' Newsletter 772"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
We have embarked on a project which will enable this Newsletter to reach believers without access to electricity or land lines. Please support this in your prayers as it will dominate our time and preclude me from study.
The focus of our main article is Jesus' three prophecies in Matthew 24:1-3; the first came to pass as forewarned in verses 15-20 when both the Temple and the City of Jerusalem were about to be destroyed. His second prophecy was publicly manifest to us Christians on February 28, 1963, but since Matthew wrote primarily to Israelites it will be fulfilled for them one Nisan 14 very soon at the end of the Gentile dispensation when the Mount of Olives cleaves in two and Jerusalem is again invested according to prophecy. Jesus' third prophecy was fulfilled when the modern nation of Israel was established at midnight on May 14, 1948.
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.
Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
Beyond the US Criminal State, the Grand Plan for a New World Order
February 19, 2013 Those immediately named guilty without any forensic proof certainly fitted the need for a plausible Enemy now that the "threat of the Soviet Union" and "communist world rule" were dead. How else could the billion-dollar-a-day military be justified with no peace dividend amidst a corporately hollowed-out US economy entering its long-term slide? While all the media and most of the people asserted the official 9/11 conspiracy theory as given fact, not all did.
A Bay Street broker with whom I was improbably discussing the event in Cuba had no problem recognizing the value meaning. When I asked what he thought about the official conspiracy theory, he was frank:
"You can call it what you want, but America needs a war to pull the people together and expand into new resource rich areas. That is what it has always done from Mexico on. And that is what it needs now." When I wondered why none in the know said so, he smirked: "It would be impolite," adding, "It affects the entire future prosperity of America and the West." And all the deaths? "It had to be done "far less than it could have been." The 19 Arabs with box-cutters reducing the World Trade Center buildings to powder in a few seconds? He shrugged . . .
One already knew that suspension of belief is the first act of fiction, and that instant culture rules the US. One already knew that monster technical events are America's stock in trade. And one already knew the long history of false US pretexts for warso well established that a young strategic thinker a decade after 9/11 advises the right-wing Washington Policy Institute on how to create a crisis by deadly planned incident to make war on Iran"it is the traditional way of getting into war for what is best in America's interests". . .
The 9/11 crime scene re-sets the transnational rule of terror into the Middle East and the US itself. Unnamed, the criminal global state and its supranational sovereignty of private money capital sequencing continue to cumulatively destroy societies and the planetary life-host with 9/11 as the twenty-first century's launch-pad of entitlement.
Full story: journalof911studies.com
'Democracy' Racket: US Covert Attempt at 'Regime Change' in Malaysia
February 17, 2013 The Australian reported in its article, "Xenophon deported by Malaysia," that Australian Senator Nick Xenophon has been detained then deported in Malaysia as part of an "unofficial parliamentary delegation to review the electoral system." In reality, Senator Xenophon was part of a Western effort to assist Malaysia's Wall Street-London backed opposition into power as part of a wider geopolitical strategy to align Southeast Asia against China's emerging regional influence.
Confirming this, the Australian also reported that: "He and other Australian MPs were to meet opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, as well as Malaysia's minister in charge of parliamentary affairs, Mohammed Nazri, and members of the group Bersih, the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections."
Bersih of course, is admittedly funded by the US State Department through the National Endowment for Democracy. According to a Malaysian Insider report on June 27, 2011, Bersih figurehead Ambiga Sreenevassan herself "admitted to Bersih receiving some money from two US organizationsthe National Democratic Institute and Open Society Institute [Rothschild's Georg Soros]for other projects, which she stressed were unrelated to the July 9  march". . .
Russia has set the precedent, Malaysia is following suit and lending Russia's decision much needed legitimacy in the face of a still Western-monopolized global media landscape. Other nations must follow, dropping the pretense that the West is somehow "exceptional," and that there are somehow no conceivably, justifiable circumstances that could see an Australian senator detained and deported. Indeed, Xenophon has exceeded his mandate and responsibilities to represent the interests of the Australian people, breached Malaysia's sovereignty, while misappropriating both Australia's time and resources as he meddles in the sovereign affairs of a foreign nation.
The 'democracy' and 'human rights' racket the West has used to cover up what is indeed neo-imperialism is crumbling, not least because of its stalwart, stubborn support for what are now clearly Al Qaeda terrorists mass murdering civilians in Libya and Syria. When these are 'freedom fighters' promoting 'democracy,' what does that make Bersih and Anwar Ibrahim when they are taking cash and support from the same interests that are propping up Al Qaeda abroad? What does that make Senator Nick Xenophon for using Australia's reputation and resources to aid and abet such people?
Full story: globalresearch.ca
Pope will have Security, immunity by remaining in the Vatican
February 15, 2013 Pope Benedict's decision to live in the Vatican after he resigns will provide him with security and privacy. It will also offer legal protection from any attempt to prosecute him in connection with sexual abuse cases around the world, Church sources and legal experts say . . . said one Vatican official, speaking on condition of anonymity. "It is absolutely necessary" that he stays in the Vatican, said the source, adding that Benedict should have a "dignified existence" in his remaining years. . .
The final key consideration is the pope's potential exposure to legal claims over the Catholic Church's sexual abuse scandals. . . "(If he lived anywhere else) then we might have those crazies who are filing lawsuits, or some magistrate might arrest him like other (former) heads of state have been for alleged acts while he was head of state" . . .
After he resigns, Benedict will no longer be the sovereign monarch of the State of Vatican City, which is surrounded by Rome, but will retain Vatican citizenship and residency. That would continue to provide him immunity under the provisions of the Lateran Pacts while he is in the Vatican and even if he makes jaunts into Italy as a Vatican citizen. . . Richard Dawkins and the late British-American journalist Christopher Hitchens commissioned lawyers to explore ways of taking legal action against the pope. Their efforts came to nothing because the pope was a head of state and so enjoyed diplomatic immunity. . . Full story: reuters.com
Comment: Rothschild's news agency is protecting the goose with the golden egg that will deliver totalitarian one world government "one hour with the beast" (Revelation 17:12).
Did Pope Benedict resign to avoid Arrest by Easter?
February 13, 2013 A Global Media Release and Statement from The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) states:
The historically unprecedented resignation of Joseph Ratzinger as Pope this week was compelled by an upcoming action by a European government to issue an arrest warrant against Ratzinger and a public lien against Vatican property and assets by Easter. The ITCCS Central Office in Brussels is compelled by Pope Benedict's sudden abdication to disclose the following details:
1. On Friday, February 1, 2013, on the basis of evidence supplied by our affiliated Common Law Court of Justice (itccs.org), our Office concluded an agreement with representatives of a European nation and its courts to secure an arrest warrant against Joseph Ratzinger, aka Pope Benedict, for crimes against humanity and ordering a criminal conspiracy.
2. This arrest warrant was to be delivered to the office of the "Holy See" in Rome on Friday, February 15, 2013. It allowed the nation in question to detain Ratzinger as a suspect in a crime if he entered its sovereign territory.
3. A diplomatic note was issued by the said nation's government to the Vatican's Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, on Monday, February 4, 2013, informing Bertone of the impending arrest warrant and inviting his office to comply. No reply to this note was received from Cardinal Bertone or his office; but six days later, Pope Benedict resigned . . . I doubt that it's totally coincidental that Ratzinger was forced out of office so quickly barely ten days after our Common Law court published online hard evidence of the Pope's involvement in crimes against humanity. Any new Pope will face the same charges, of colluding in a massive criminal conspiracy. Full story: itccs.org Genocide in Canada, Past and Present
Comment: All Wars are Bankers' Wars!, written and spoken by Michael Rivero, is an excellent exposition of the financial dictatorship of Rothschild's private central banking system that ties in with the resignation of Benedict XVI. According to Kevin Annett, the fallacy that "looming scandals" about child rape and coverup are behind his resignation is just the cover story. What pronounced the death knell on Pope Benedict was his personal implication in the bribery and money-laundering practices of the Vatican Bank, comically known as The Institute of Religious Works (IOR); and how that dirty connection gave the anti-Ratzinger faction in the College of Cardinals the lever they needed to dump the obstinate German from the papal throne.
When "Vatileaks" broke into the news with a ludicrous story of how Ratzinger's loyal butler Paolo Gabriele disclosed the pope's dirty secrets to the Italian media. The damning documents detailing Ratzinger's secret rewarding of Vatican contracts to his friends and family members originated in the Vatican Secretary of State's office, which the fall-guy butler could not have accessed.
The Secretary of State and the real power behind the papacy is Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, an old insider who also engineered the sacking of Gotti Tedeschi, head of the Vatican Bank, last May. Tedeschi had taken seriously the call of the European Parliament for "greater transparency" by the Vatican Bank/IOR, and was about to disclose to Brussels how his bosses had been laundering money for the mob for decades. The last Pope who had tried such a disclosure, John Paul 1, died from poisoning in September, 1978 after less than a month in office.
But even with Tedeschi silenced, the IOR house of cards kept tumbling, as the European Parliament seized from it 300 million Euros fraudulently acquired, and even the American Securities and Exchange Commission declared the IOR's assets and practices "insecure." It was the pivotal Cardinal Bertone who leaked the pope's diary and other incriminating papers to a Catholic-friendly journalist in Rome last year the same month that Tedeschi was sacked, to prepare the world for Ratzinger's removal. For it is Bertone who is now reaping the benefits of the papal housecleaning; he is not only a primary contender for the pope's position but a key player in the IOR . . .
Tarcisio Bertone is about as institutional as you can get, and represents the old Italian crowd of the Curia who are part of the Mob-government-papal clique that run the country and the Roman Catholic church. In the words of one of the Roman Senators I spoke with, "You must understand that in my country, the Mafia and the government and the Vatican are all the same people, and they really have only one concern: protecting their assets."
Wikipedia has no listing for the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS). See footnote regarding Kevin Annett in Newsletter 619 under "Ted Gunderson the Great Conspiracy Exposed." In Newsletter 710 we published a news item dated October 28, 2011 which examined Benedict XVI's declining health and the possibility of his resignation.
For further understanding of the conspiracy involving the Black Nobility, the Vatican, and the 'City,' please review World Depopulation and SlaveryPart III. And also World Depopulation and SlaveryPart IV (read both in full): "Kissinger's primary weapon of persuading countries to adopt population reduction measures was food. Kissinger lists Nigeria, Egypt and Brazil as "targets." If destabilization of national food production can be achieved, then the primary weapon which can be used is the restriction of food aid. He foreshadows letting people die as a result of the destabilization created: "Mandatory programs may be needed . . . we should be considering the possibilities now . . . We will be forced to make choices as to whom we can reasonably assist . . . should population efforts be a criterion for such assistance" (EIR June 9, 1995, p.16-18).
Catherine Bertini, Executive Director of the UN's World Food Program is quoted as saying, "Food is Power! We use it to change behavior. Some may call that bribery. We do not apologize" (Texe Marrs newsletter, February 1999). Nations in debt will be forced to yield land for conservation managed by environmentalists in trusts. The international bankers will forgive some of the Third World debt if they give them the land they want.
The concept behind recent moves against Clinton makes sense if one considers developments in the financial sector. London appears to want financial chaos, while they move in (with hoarded gold) to conquer the world with their system. They've already succeeded in Europe with Maastricht, and in Argentina and Bulgaria with currency boards. They hope to rule the world with "currency board" type colonialism. No sovereign credit! All development is to become the property of the Crown of the City of London.
President Clinton is in favor of re-establishing a Bretton-Woods type of Agreement which would include restoring exchange rates to what they were before the hedge funds manipulated the Asian currencies, limited convertibility, controls on capital movements, and direction of sovereign credit into high technology infrastructure. This would be anathema to the plans of the elite.
The powers-that-be plan to depopulate the world and return it to serfdom. Their policies have been responsible for perhaps almost a billion deaths by famine, warfare and disease in just the past 40 years. After the earthquake that sinks Los Angeles marking the end of the Gentile dispensation, the children of this world will see Rome and its Pope as their political and financial salvation. Many will also see in him the embodiment of their god who has preserved them from slavery and death. And all the world will worship him, whose names were not written in the Lamb's Book of Life from the foundation of the world".
Vatican Bank exposed NWO Infighting?
January 5, 2011 "It emerged that US establishment-related slush fund accounts had been located in, and seized from, the Vatican Bank in Rome. The source of funds for these accounts in almost every instance was found to be the US Treasury. Beneficiaries of the covert Vatican accounts include Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and each of the Obama children, Michelle Obama's mother, all the Bushes and the Clintons, including Chelsea Clinton, Joe Biden, Timothy Geithner, Janet Napolitano, several US Senators, including Mitch McConnell, several US Congressmen including John Boehner, several US Military Chiefs of Staff, the US Provost Marshal, the US Judge Advocate General, the US Supreme Court Chief Justice, John Roberts, several US Judges, the Pope, and several cardinals. Big money was found in each of the accounts. The longer the beneficiaries have been in office, the greater the account balances were found to be. They range from a few million USD to more than a billion USD in the case of John Roberts. The total number of slush fund accounts so far identified at the Vatican Bank is said to be between 600 and 700. This number is likely to grow as international Úlite corruption investigations spread worldwide. . ." Full story: nowewont.ning.com
Comment: See Clinton + Corrupt CIA, IRS, Dope, Vatican Banking + Mafia (Italian and Sicilian Jews) + Money Laundering + Murder, Vatican Bank Sued for Alleged War Crimes, The Two Babylons - Part VII, Newsletter 448, Newsletter 593, Newsletter 740, JPMorgan complicit in Vatican Bank Money-Laundering.
Wikipedia documents some recent activities of the Institute for Works of Religion, while Murder, Banking, Strategy the Vatican reviews related history from the time of the Lateran Treaty in 1929 to 1998 with background to the 17th century. It treats of Vatican investments in international banks and multinational corporations, Big Pharma, CIA, its dealings with narcotics (on which Lyndon LaRouche's comprehensive Dope, Inc., is silent), Mafia money-laundering and association with heads of state and other criminals.
The Path to an American Pope? Cardinal's Elevation gives US Clout at Vatican
November 24, 2012 Milwaukee Archbishop James Harvey and five others were made cardinals by Pope Benedict Saturday, Reuters reports. He reminded them that they wear red vestments because they must be ready to defend the faith "even to the shedding of your blood" in a ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica . . .
Among the six cardinal-elects is James Harvey, an archbishop from Milwaukee who will become the 11th cardinal elector from the US, strengthening the country's position as the Vatican's second-largest voting bloc after Italy. Cardinal electors are the members of the College of Cardinals who have not reached their 80th birthdays on the day the pope dies and are thus able to vote for the new prelate . . . Having lived for the past 30 years in the Vatican, he may be more familiar with the dome of St. Peter's Basilica than the "Domes" at the Mitchell Park Conservatory, but he never severed his ties with his native city. . . Full story: nbcnews.com
Retail Apocalypse: Why are Major Retail Chains all over America Collapsing?
February 17, 2013 If the economy is improving, then why are many of the largest retail chains in America closing hundreds of stores? When I was growing up, Sears, J.C. Penney, Best Buy and RadioShack were all considered to be unstoppable retail powerhouses. But now it is being projected that all of them will close hundreds of stores before the end of 2013. Even Wal-Mart is running into problems. A recent internal Wal-Mart memo that was leaked to Bloomberg described February sales as a "total disaster." So why is this happening? Why are major retail chains all over America collapsing? Is the "retail apocalypse" upon us? Well, the truth is that this is just another sign that the US economy is falling apart right in front of our eyes. Incomes are declining, taxes are going up, government dependence is at an all-time high, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the percentage of the US labor force that is employed has been steadily falling since 2006. The top 10% of all income earners in the US are still doing very well, but most US consumers are either flat broke or are drowning in debt. The large disposable incomes that the big retail chains have depended upon in the past simply are not there anymore. So retail chains all over the United States are now closing up unprofitable stores. This is especially true in low income areas. . . Full story: theeconomiccollapseblog.com
Comment: Thousands of major stores closing and tens of thousands are being dismissed. Most Americans simply don't understand that Russia and China have the power to collapse the US economy by going to a for oil system. All they have to do is pull the trigger. When Russia and China decide that oil should be traded for gold the petrodollar will die.
Russia is the world's number one gold buyer. Over the last decade Russia's Central Bank acquired 570 metric tonnes of gold. The amount is almost triple the weight of the American Statue of Liberty and makes Russia the world's biggest buyer of gold. The amount is a quarter more than runner-up China, which is suspected of downplaying its actual volume of gold by 3-4 times.
Russian Panic as Meteor Shower Rains Down
February 16, 2013 The winter dawn was briefly broken by bright light as a flaming meteor made its way across the sky over Chelyabinsk, about 1,500 kilometres east of Moscow. Officials believe the meteor exploded about 10,000 metres above the city, sending numerous fireballs crashing into the ground. The fireballs were followed by a shockwave that knocked people off their feet. The meteor raced across the horizon, leaving a long trail of white smoke in its wake which could be seen as far as 200km away in Yekaterinburg . . . A meteorite is thought to have devastated an area of more than 2,000 square kilometres in Siberia in 1908, smashing windows as far as 200km from the point of impact. . .
Full story: abc.net.au. Space expert Morris Jones discusses some recent dramatic cosmic activity.
'Hidden Hand' and the Islamisation of Australia
October 5, 2011 On Channel 7, in the "Today Tonight" program, it was revealed that so far the Gillard government has spent more than 9.7 million dollars to promote the Islam religion in Australia, also "developing and implementing activities that assist the Islamic Society of Victoria to dispel myths and misconceptions about Islam and Muslims."
The government also is funding overseas religious workers paying them a salary of $66,000 dollars per year to spread Islam in this country. My greatest concern is that the government wants the Islamisation of Australia . . .
Full story: au.news.yahoo.com
Comment: The Australian government is serving the diktat of its master, the 'City of London,' whose religion is hostile to Islam. The objective is to hasten the 'hot stage' of World War III between political Islam and political Zionism, fought in every nation with the object of dividing and beating them into submission to Lucifer's totalitarian one world government (Protocol 14). Not Muslims only but all Australians and all people are pawns in their game (Genesis 3:15).
Who would Jesus Drone?
February 12, 2013 The Guardian reported on February 6: CIA Using Saudi Base for Drone Assassinations in Yemen. Disclosure comes as architect of programme, John Brennan, prepares for Senate confirmation hearing to become CIA director. . .
It seems drone attacks have killed at least three American citizens who happen to have Arab names, at least one American child. Neither of the targeted men was indicted or charged with any crime in the USA. To make matters worse, the targets were in Yemen, a country where the USA has diplomatic relations, and it appears no effort was made to capture them through diplomatic ties before bombing, nor did the USA have permission to bomb Yemen, so the drone attacks were just another act of war on a sovereign country. Now that we have drones there are no rules, only secret "white papers" written to cover the guilt of those like Brennan.
John Brennan had authority over the torture programs in Guantanamo, and in some fifty other countries who tortured for the USA by proxy. Surprisingly, even Sweden was in on the torture exchange program answering to John Brennan. It is easy to see why WikiLeaks Julian Assange does not want to be extradited to Sweden. . . Full story: charlesecarlson.com
Comment: This is a list of names of innocent children killed by America's drones. The US Air Force is developing tiny unmanned drones that will fly in swarms, hover like bees, crawl like spiders and even sneak up on unsuspecting targets and execute them with lethal precision. Revelation 6:8, "I looked, and beheld a pale horse: and the name of his rider was Death, and Hell followed with him".
Monsanto takes Home $23m from Small Farmers, to maintain 'Seed Oligarchy'
February 13, 2013 Seed giant Monsanto has won more than $23 million from hundreds of small farmers accused of replanting the company's genetically engineered seeds. Now, another case is loomingand it could set a landmark precedent for the future of seed ownership. . . the Center for Food Safety (CFS) said it discovered 142 patent infringement suits against 410 farmers and 56 small businesses in more than 27 states as of December 2012. The amount of money pocketed by Monsanto comes to a whopping $23 million. . . Full story: rt.com
They asked Jesus Three Questions
In previous Newsletters we have proven by the Bible that God always sends a prophet before judgment (Amos 3:7) and that He promised us Gentiles a prophet before the end of our dispensation. We have demonstrated how this ministry was fulfilled by William Branham and discussed three essential doctrines his ministry restored. First, the revelation of the true Oneness of the godhead and the supreme Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, as taught from Genesis to Revelation; second, water baptism by immersion in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, the only New Testament water baptism; and third, the original sin in the garden of Eden.
Jesus and His apostles as well as the prophets of both the Old and New Testaments taught that the Gentile dispensation will end in apostasy and not with the great revival supposed by some denominations. In Revelation 3:20 Jesus said, "Behold I stand at the door and knock" because the Seventh and last or Laodicean Church Age had put Him outside the Church. Paul prophesied, "men would not endure sound doctrine but with itching ears for pleasant words, gather to themselves one teacher after another to foster the errors they hold, and turn aside from listening to Truth wander into fables" (II Timothy 4:3-4).
In a vision the Lord showed Brother Branham a small pile of stale loaves of bread surrounded by a flock of white chickens. The clucking fowls would cock their heads sideways to eye the feast; some pecked a little at the heap, but for the most part the bread remained uneaten. Then the angel of the Lord said, "That is your tabernacle and they won't eat the Bread of Life anymore. I am sending you farther west" (Supernatural: The Life of William Branham, Book 2, p.162).
Fancy Christ being put outside the churches that bear His Name and claim to be His Spiritual Bride; no wonder He calls them a whore and harlots. They are unfaithful to their espoused Husband the Word, yet claim to be His Body. Jesus said they would be lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold about Spiritual matters and the real Word of God. Materially rich and in need of nothing, to the extent that they would not even realize they have rejected Him.
Can you imagine a woman in the natural, who was so materially well-off, so engaged in the pursuit of 'affirmative action' to advance her own vanity that she becomes oblivious to her own husband, and doesn't know it? This is Jesus' prophecy concerning the church of today who claim to be ChristiansHis Wifebut are so engrossed with man-made traditions and programs contrary to the Word, they have left His Presence and oblivious to His absence they miss Him not.
For five hundred years, beginning in the days of Martin Luther, God tried to reform the denominational system. Now He is calling His Bride OUT from it.
Two circumstances had to be dealt with by the Holy Spirit in order to prepare a Church for Christ's return. As mentioned in previous Newsletters, it was first necessary to restore His elect back to the pure faith of God once delivered to the apostolic fathers and correct the doctrinal confusion created by hundreds of denominations. But also to finish the mystery of God and expound certain Scriptures pertaining to the end-time Bride, that had never been clearly taught; like the parable of the wheat and tares of Matthew 13:24-30 and 36-43; the antichrist of II Thessalonians 2:4; the mystery of the rapture and the mysteries of the Book of Revelation. This is precisely why the Bible promised a vindicated prophetic forerunner with "THUS SAITH THE LORD," for the Word of God comes only to a prophet.
Did you ever notice that only John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ's first Coming, was able to identify the Scriptures which were being fulfilled such as Isaiah 40:1-3? When he quoted them to the denominational ministers of his day, they were so blinded by their own theology they could not see God's Word manifesting before their very eyes. Only John was able to identify the Lamb. I suppose the denominations were so sure of themselves, each thought Messiah must come to them. So was it in the days of our end-time Elijah, whose ministry foreran Christ's second Coming. It is forty-eight years since his death, and the denominations know nothing of the multitudes of Scriptures that have come to pass in this day or this essential ministry of restoration, and they could not care less.
The second circumstance was the behavior of God's people. You'll notice that besides rebuking the traditions of the clergy, John also trumpeted a call to repentance and holy living. Today, we find churches have relaxed their standard of holiness to such an extent the conduct of their people conforms almost completely with that of the world.
In today's evangelical World the focus has shifted from holiness to finance. Grand projects of many internationally famous preachers are costing billions to build and maintain. One can hardly attend a meeting or hear a religious broadcast without being accosted repeatedly for enormous sums of money to sponsor religious universities, colleges, hospitals, resorts and broadcasts. Adherents are compelled to support real estate empires and worldwide administrations.
In addition to this, mixed swimming, scantily clad women, social drinking, smoking, necking and petting among the young people has become acceptable in the churches. It wasn't so in the beginning.
Jesus identified our day with the days of Lot and Noah wherein the besetting sin was sexual promiscuity, and finally, total perversion. The word 'unisex' has been adopted to describe the appearances, attitudes and styles of today's men and women. Over the last thirty years this trend has devolved until now they are exchanging roles. The women are cutting their hair, wearing men's garments, demanding equal rights, and have forsaken motherhood and home-keeping to pursue their own careers. The men have become morally weak and perverse, growing their hair like women, wearing blouse-like shirts, tight suggestive pants, high heels, and even necklaces and earrings.
The churches, instead of resisting this perverse decline, have succumbed to and adopted these worldly standards of conduct, dress, music, and entertainment. Consequently, God has given them the portion of the unbeliever. Ichabod is written across their ornate portals, and God has abandoned them to the harlot system, and the irrevocable mark of the Beast which is human reasoning against the revealed Word; most notably trinitarianism (Revelation 13:15-18).
However God cannot forsake His predestinated and in spite of this dismal end-time scenario promises "a glorious church not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing" (Ephesians 5:27).
Once again, He has prepared an ark for a lovely but tiny end-time Bride. Her final call is twofold. One, "Come out of her [Rome and her daughters] My people" (Revelation 18:4). Two, "Come into Christ" (Ephesians 1:10), the living Word of God. She alone will receive the Message of Christ's forerunner in this day, and make Herself ready for the great translation; the rest will be swept away by the psychology of so-called revivals into the Council of Churches, and perdition. This truly is the last callthere will not be another. The Jews (not Israelites) are in Israel's homeland, the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6 has come, and gone. His Message is in the hands and hearts of God's people. The stage is set for the rapture!
Multitudes of tapes and books of William Branham's sermons have been distributed all over the world. So although he died in 1965, his voice yet speaks. In country after country God has raised up churches, and thousands have been delivered from sin, the world and denominationalism to walk according to the Scriptures. If you've been baptized by some organization under the titles Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, you need to be rebaptised in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Every Christian must realize that he cannot follow God without following His Word! The evidence of our love for God is measured directly by our obedience to His revealed Word. In John 14:15 Jesus said, "If you love Me keep My Commandments." We can only know Him as we see Him unveiled in His Word.
In the Laodicean Church Age (Revelation 3:14-22) Jesus foretold a pitiful picture of Himself knocking on the outside of the church, not the heart as many suppose, although the call is to individuals. He says, "if any man, [not Word-rejecting system], hear My Voice, and open the door, I will come in." May you who hear these words also hear and respond to the Voice of the Bridegroom, join Him on the outside of everything that has to do with man and enter into His perfect Word!
Jesus promised in Matthew 24:45 that His faithful minority at the end of the world, who love to do the will of God, would be given "meat [or Spiritual food] in due season." He promised that while He was withdrawing from an apostate world, they would have provision and be nourished. Hallelujah! As Elijah provided meal and oil for the widow of Zarephath, the Elijah of this last age was commissioned to leave a "Message" which would carry the Bride through to the translation.
This Message alone sent by God through his prophet can unlock the Bible, make the Word of God come alive to you, and change your life.
Paul esteemed the Bereans "more noble than those in Thessalonica in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind, then searched the Scriptures daily, to prove whether those things were so" (Acts 17:11).
Take this Message, consider it, check it out with the Scriptures and let the Lord reveal Himself to YOU. If you wish, you may write me.
Paul said, that in the end-time, which is after all Seven Church Ages and consequently Christ's Mediation are fulfilled, and they are (Daniel 12:4, 9; Revelation 10:4), the churches would be apostate and the Seven Seals would be revealed, but that ministers would "turn away their ears from the Truth, and be turned to fables." The following questions from one of our readers are certain testimony to the validity of this prophecy of Scripture. He writes:
"There has been so much watching and predicting the second coming of Christ and what it will be . . ."
I responded: But not, my Brother, by genuine Christians for the Bible so clearly says, "that day shall NOT overtake us as a thief" (I Thessalonians 5:4) because "God promised to send us a prophet in the spirit and power of Elijah BEFORE that great and dreadful day to restore the apostolic faith and finish the mystery of God" (Matthew 17:11; Revelation 10:7).
Next he said:
"I would like to have a more logical explanation. None of the gospels were written while Jesus was on earth because the early Christians were looking for an almost immediate personal return of Jesus Christ."
I replied: This is absolutely untrue and contrary to the Scripture. The Gospels, and also the Epistles, as well as the Old Testament, are chock full of prophecies that had to be fulfilled BEFORE the return of Jesus Christ. Take, for example, the three questions the disciples asked Jesus in Matthew 24:3:
1) "When will the Temple be destroyed?"
As this was not fulfilled until AD70 we know for certain that none of the early Christians were anticipating the "almost immediate personal return of Jesus Christ." At least not before Titus had destroyed the Temple because Jesus had warned them to escape when they saw the pennants of the Roman soldiers on the Mount of Olives ". . . and pray that your flight is not in winter when the hills are full of snow, or on the sabbath day because the City gates will be shut and you'll be trapped." So the destruction of the Temple had to be after the Gospels and Epistles were written, otherwise such a major event in Israelite history would have been mentioned in the Gospels.
With four Legions, Roman General Titus, later to become Caesar, began the siege of Jerusalem in April, AD70. He was joined the next day by the famed 10th Legion (founded by Julius Caesar) which marched in from Jericho and was posted on the Mount of Olives, directly east of and overlooking the Temple Mount. The 12th and 15th legions were stationed on Mount Scopus, further to the east and commanding all ways to Jerusalem from east to north. The 5th legion arrived from Emmaus and was held in reserve.
From that time the Israelites began to disperse once more. However we know that God does not deal with Israel outside their Land when He returns for Daniel's Seventieth Week following the close of the Gentile dispensation (Daniel 9:24, 27; Romans 11:25-32). In 780BC Hosea 6:2 said, "After two days he will revive Israel, in the third day He will raise them up." So the return of Christ could not come to pass until about 2,000 years after Calvary, which is NOW. We are living well into the third day.
As Peter, Paul, Jude, and John were prophets with THUS SAITH THE LORD, and the Gospels were written by scribes to whom the Holy Spirit brought to memory the Words of Jesus Christ, the God-Prophet (John 14:26), we may be certain that once born-again they were NOT expecting the imminent return of Jesus Christ.
2) "What shall be the Sign of Your 'parousia' Coming?"
This is the Sign of Daniel 7:9; Matthew 24:30; Acts 1:9-11 and Revelation 1:7. It was the Shekinah or Pillar of Fire in the Form of a Cloud that led the children of Israel from bondage in natural Egypt and has manifested again in our day to lead God's children in the third exodus from bondage under man-made creed and dogma to spiritual Egypt, into the glorious liberty of the faith (Matthew 25:6; Revelation 18:4). This Sign manifested over Arizona on February 28, 1963, when a huge Supernatural cloud formed thirty miles across and twenty-six miles highabove the atmosphere where there is no moisture to form a natural cloud. Encyclopedia and books on meteorology describe this phenomenon scientists have yet been unable to explain. It featured on the front page of the New York Times, The London Observer, Life Magazine (May 17, 1963 pictured), as well as Science, Weatherwise and numerous other magazines and scientific journals. Please view our PowerPoint presentation, The Second Coming of Christ.
Our correspondent is looking for and speaking of the wrong Coming of Christ. Christ's second Coming was a 'parousia', not an 'erchomai' Coming. Parousia is a Greek word meaning 'arrival and subsequent Presence,' and in relation to Christ's second Coming, does not refer to His glorified physical return. Our friend should be seeking the fullness of the W_O_R_D, not a Man (I Corinthians 13:10). Jesus was at great pains in Matthew 24:23-28 to tell us "Do NOT look for a Man".
When the glorified Man sets foot on this earth, He will return with the glorified saints of all ages to step out on the ashes of the wicked for the millennium after the consummation of life on earth (Isaiah 13 :9; Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 3:12; Revelation 20:5). No one will see the glorified Jesus Christ return but those who return with Him.
Christ's 'parousia' is not a physical Coming. His precious feet will not touch this earth; we meet Him in the air. Therefore to suggest, that "the early Christians were looking for an almost immediate personal return of Jesus Christ" is not the testimony of Jesus Christ, of Scripture, or "the early Christians" who all spoke Greek and understood the meaning of the word 'parousia,' so they knew Christ's parousia would NOT be the physical return of the Man.
Since Matthew's Gospel is directed primarily to Israelites the [heavenly] sign that will presage Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming to Israel at the manifestation of the Seventh Trumpet and Sixth Seal is described in verses 30-31 and in Zechariah 14:3-7. This will be fulfilled in the Day of the Lord and the commencement of Daniel's Seventieth Week one Nisan 14 very soon when the Mount of Olives cleaves in two, Jerusalem invested, and the self-styled Jews are again expelled according to Zechariah 14:1-2. "The Day of the Lord comes, and the spoil Jerusalem has stolen will be divided in the midst of the city. For the Lord God will gather all nations to battle against Jerusalem; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women raped; and half of the city will go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city" (Isaiah 29:6; Revelation 11:13, 19; 12:16; 16:18-19).
3) "And what shall be the Sign of the end of the Pentecostal feast, Church Ages or Gentile dispensation?"
Jesus said this sign will be the restoration of the Israel state in the Land of the Covenant. The times of the Gentiles began with Jerusalem's captivity by Nebuchadnezzar, the head of gold, and the modern Israel state did not regain sovereignty until after World War II under the papal empire of iron mixed with claywell into the third day of Hosea 6:2. Clearly any claim that the "early Christians were looking for an almost immediate personal return of Jesus Christ" is an error.
Jesus described the sign of the end of the dispensations of grace and the coming "great and dreadful Day of the Lord" in verses 32-34 as the restoration of a modern Israel state in the land of the Covenant in preparation for the return of the twelve tribes from the now Muslim lands of the ancient Assyrian and Babylonian empires for their redemption in Daniel's Seventieth Week. The prophets of Israel state emphatically that whoever the Israelis are they are NOT the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and have no part in the Old Covenant (Hosea 6:1-3; Psalm 17:7; Isaiah 6:10-13; 11:11-16; 13:14; 27:12-13; 49:17; 65:9-10; Jeremiah 3:12, 18; 16:15; 23:3, 8; 31:8; Ezekiel 28:24-31; 36:24; 37:14, 21-22; 39:27-28; Micah 5:3; Zechariah 10:9-12; Matthew 24:29-31).
In verse 34 Jesus shows that Israel is God's timepiece, thus Brother Branham taught that the generation that saw the modern state of Israel established will not expire through old age before the millennium begins:
"And a strange thing of that, that you might not know, the very day the Angel of the Lord called me out, May the 6th, 1947, and issued the gift to pray for the sick, was the very same day that Israel become a nation for the first time for twenty-five hundred years. Oh, I believe there's something in it. I just can't keep from believing that we're near the end of time. That's right" (Great Coming Revival, #54-0718A).
Confirming his statement, the First Committee of the United Nations, on which each of the 55 members is represented, held twelve meetings, from May 6 to May 13, 1947, using the facilities for simultaneous translation available at Lake Success on May 6 to determine the make-up of the commission called the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP) that would determine the future of Palestine (UN docs. A/C.I/P.V.46-57 (May 6-13, 1947).
"Notice, two thousand, yeah, twenty-five hundred years the Jews [he means Israelites] has been scattered to every nation under heaven. As God hardened Pharaoh's heart, bringing them back, He hardened Hitler's heart, Mussolini's heart, and so forth, till He's drove them back to Palestine. Coming back they have made them a nation again, and on May the sixth, 1947, the Jewish flag was raised over Israel for the first time for twenty-five hundred years. The oldest flag in the world was raised for the first time in twenty-five hundred years. And He said in the last days He'd raise up an ensign over Jerusalem, showing that the time is at hand" (Beginning and Ending of the Gentile Dispensation, p. 10:89; The Feast of the Trumpets, p. 29:225). (radio014.htm) nl772.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.