Bible Believers' Newsletter 808
"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.
Today we will touch on the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week when 144,000 elect Israelites recognize the second or 'parousia' Coming of Jesus Messiah, crown Him by revelation and "anoint the most holy place" with joy unspeakable and full of glory as New Jerusalem descends from God out of heaven.
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
Fukushima Reactors. Irradiated Groundwater flowing into Ocean
October 24, 2013 A letter to all young athletes who dream of coming to Tokyo in 2020, and to their coaches and parents: some facts you should know: Inside Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactors #1 #3 the pipes (which had circulated cooling water) are broken . . . the nuclear fuel overheated, melted, and continued to melt anything it touched . . . and sank into the ground . . . deep under the surface the ground water is also being irradiated, and the ground water flows out to sea and mixes with seawater through sea-bottom springs. It is too late to do anything. Full story: enenews.com
The Ocean is Broken
October 18, 2013 Exactly 10 years before, when Newcastle yachtsman Ivan Macfadyen had sailed exactly the same course from Melbourne to Osaka, all he'd had to do to catch a fish from the ocean between Brisbane and Japan was throw out a baited line.
"There was not one of the 28 days on that portion of the trip when we didn't catch a good-sized fish to cook up and eat with some rice," Macfadyen recalled. But this time, on that whole long leg of sea journey, the total catch was two. No fish. No birds. Hardly a sign of life at all.
"In years gone by I'd gotten used to all the birds and their noises," he said. "They'd be following the boat, sometimes resting on the mast before taking off again. You'd see flocks of them wheeling over the surface of the sea in the distance, feeding on pilchards."
But in March and April this year, only silence and desolation surrounded his boat, Funnel Web, as it sped across the surface of a haunted ocean. . . The next leg of the long voyage was from Osaka to San Francisco and for most of that trip the desolation was tinged with nauseous horror and a degree of fear.
"After we left Japan, it felt as if the ocean itself was dead," Macfadyen said. "We hardly saw any living things. We saw one whale, sort of rolling helplessly on the surface with what looked like a big tumour on its head. It was pretty sickening.
"I've done a lot of miles on the ocean in my life and I'm used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3,000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen." In place of the missing life was garbage in astounding volumes. "Part of it was the aftermath of the tsunami that hit Japan a couple of years ago. The wave came in over the land, picked up an unbelievable load of stuff and carried it out to sea. And it's still out there, everywhere you look." And something else, the boat's vivid yellow paint job, never faded by sun or sea in years gone past, reacted with something in the water off Japan, losing its sheen in a strange and unprecedented way. Back in Newcastle, Ivan Macfadyen is still coming to terms with the shock and horror of the voyage. "The ocean is broken" . . . Full story: theherald.com.au video
Comment: Radiation levels at radiation monitoring stations all over the country are elevated . . . this is particularly true along the west coast of the United States. Every single day, 300 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima enters the Pacific Ocean. That means that the total amount of radioactive material released from Fukushima is constantly increasing, and it is steadily building up in our food chain. Ultimately, all of this nuclear radiation will outlive all of us by a very wide margin (Revelation 6:8). Full story: globalresearch.ca
US Imperialism and America's War Machine: A Destructive Apparatus
October 25, 2013 Externalized racism and depleted uranium radiation warfare smashes the aspirations of target victims in Afghanistan and Iraq, CIA drones slaughter civilians mercilessly in Pakistan, napalm and agent orange used in Vietnam is still effecting children with birth defects, hundreds of thousands in El Salvador and Guatemala miss their disappeared relatives that the US military and CIA trained Latin American dictators and their police constabularies in racist anticommunist doctrine to murder and justify the imperial extraction of natural resources to protect the elite wealthy classes and rich landowner death squads using secret police assassination methods. . .
30,000 drones will fly over the US by 2020. This war-surveillance machinery is already used in a global assassination campaign that denies both foreigners and US citizens the right of trial before execution. Surveillance drones deny the target freedom from unreasonable searches, seizures and surveillance under the fourth amendment, domestically, not to mention the national sovereignty and lives of the targets of US-CIA-military imperial violence including scores of innocent civilians deemed "collateral damage," or worse yet, associates of the target deliberately murdered for political assassination purposes. US Imperialism—it's no delight for the people of the world and increasingly not for US citizens unaffiliated with the war machine either. Full story: globalresearch.ca
The Cape of Good Hope
October 5, 2013 First, the good news. American hegemony is over. The bully has been subdued. We cleared the Cape of Good Hope, symbolically speaking, in September 2013. With the Syrian crisis, the world has passed a key forking of modern history. It was touch and go, just as risky as the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. The chances for total war were high, as the steely wills of America and Eurasia had crossed in the Eastern Mediterranean. It will take some time until the realisation of what we've gone through seeps in: it is normal for events of such magnitude. The turmoil in the US, from the mad car chase in the DC to the shutdown of federal government and possible debt default, are the direct consequences of this event . . .
The most dramatic event of September 2013 was the high-noon stand-off near the Levantine shore, with five US destroyers pointing their Tomahawks towards Damascus and facing themthe Russian flotilla of eleven ships led by the carrier-killer Missile Cruiser Moskva and supported by Chinese warships. Apparently, two missiles were launched towards the Syrian coast, and both failed to reach their destination . . .
The Russian rebellion against US hegemony began in June, when the Aeroflot flight from Beijing carrying Ed Snowden landed in Moscow. Americans pushed every button they could think of to get him back. They activated the full spectre of their agents in Russia. Only a few voices, including that of your truly, called on Russia to provide Snowden with safe refuge, but our voices prevailed. Despite the US pressure, Snowden was granted asylum. The next step was the Syrian escalation . . .
As US hegemony declines, we look to an uncertain future. The behemoth might of the US military can still wreck havoc; a wounded beast is the most dangerous one [Revelation 13:1-18]. Full story: israelshamir.net
Comment: Forbes magazine 2013 "snapshot of power puts the Russian President on top. Putin has solidified his control over Russia and anyone watching the chess match over Syria has a clear idea of the shift in the power towards Putin on the global stage. The ex-KGB strongmanwho controls a nuclear-tipped army, a permanent seat on the UN Security Council and some of the world's largest oil and gas reservesis allowed to serve another six-year term, which could keep him in office until 2024" (forbes.com). If so it is Mr. Putin who will annihilate the North American continent.
VP Biden: 'Immense' Jewish Role in American Mass Media and Cultural Life
July 2013 In a remarkable but under-reported address, Vice President Joe Biden recently acknowledged that the "immense" and "outsized" Jewish role in the US mass media and cultural life has been the single most important factor in shaping American attitudes over the past century, and in driving major cultural-political changes.
"Jewish heritage has shaped who we areall of usas much or more than any other factor in the last 223 years. And that's a fact" . . . it's fair to say that Jewish heritage is American heritage," he added. . . I bet you 85 percent of those [social-political] changes, whether it's in Hollywood or social media are a consequence of Jewish leaders in the industry. The influence is immense, the influence is immense. . ."
"America's pluralistic society is at the heart of Jewish security," says Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League . . . "which has enabled us to be such important allies for the State of Israel . . ."
American motion pictures and television, in collaboration with influential Jewish-Zionist organizations, have for many years sought to persuade Americansespecially younger Americansto welcome and embrace ever more social, cultural and racial "diversity," and to regard themselves simply as individuals. While striving to belittle and break down racial, religious, ethnic and cultural identity and cohesion among non-Jewish Americans, the US media promotes a tribalistic nationalism (Zionism) for Jews, and defends Israel as a proudly Jewish ethnic-religious state.
Without an understanding of the Jewish role in the American mass media and US cultural life, major social-political trends over the past century are all but incomprehensible. Vice President Biden's frank acknowledgement of this "immense" clout is a welcome contribution to a greater awareness of this important reality of American life. Full story: ihr.org
Comment: See Jewish Power entrenched throughout Western History.
Syria Christians targeted for supporting Assad
October 28, 2013 While Syria has turned into the scene of deep and spiteful aggression by the United States and its allies, Christians in this country are facing very difficult conditions . . .
In fact, attacking the Ma'loula village was a strategic mistake on the part of foreign-sponsored armed terrorist groups, which exposed their true nature. In reality, assaulting a Christian-populated village proved two fundamental points; On the one hand, the attack on Ma'loula proved to both the Syrian nation and the regional countries that these assailants are not Syrians as the residents of this village had been living in peace with Muslims for over 10 centuries and they were not even once harassed by Muslims.
On the other hand, it became clear that if these terrorist groups ascend to power in Syria, they will target everyone but the Wahhabis and they will finally set the stage for the occupation of this country by the Israeli regime and the United States. . . According to principles of the al-Qaeda, which is the follower of Wahhabism, all Muslims, except Salafis, have exited the religion of Islam and the Christians are also infidel and should be eliminated. . . Full story: presstv.ir
Jesus' On Pastor's Wife's Tombstone denied, deemed Offensive
October 20, 2013 Pastor Mark Baker, of Harvest Baptist Church in Ovid, Colorado, just lost his wife Linda due to cancer. One of Linda's last requests was that her tombstone would be inscribed with a Christian Ichthus fish with name of Jesus in the center. Pastor Baker relayed Linda's request to Shawn Rewoldt, the director of the city cemetery in Sterling, Colorado. To the pastor's surprise, Rewoldt told him that the Ichthus fish would be okay, but that he would not approve of the inscription of Jesus' name on the tombstone.
When Pastor Baker and his family asked why, Rewoldt first told them that it wouldn't fit, but the family didn't buy that excuse and pressed him for the real reason. Eventually, Rewoldt admitted that he wouldn't approve of having 'Jesus' inscribed on the tombstone was that he believed it might offend others. . . when the family couldn't get the city to listen, it took its grievances to Facebook. Others began contacting local media outlets. Soon afterward, [City Manager Joe] Kiolbasa explained that there had been an "error" in Rewoldt's judgment, and that the city would not interfere with Christian-based inscriptions on tombstones . . . courts and politicians have said it's okay to offend millions of Christians, but you can't offend one homosexual or one Muslim or one illegal alien. . . Full story: godfatherpolitics.com
Selective Snow Blindness
October 31, 2013 When Britain suffers a heat wave or storm, it is trumpeted as evidence that human industry is causing dangerous global warming. Similarly, another drought in Somalia, another typhoon in China, another flood in the Mississippi or another bushfire in Australia will all be blamed on our growing use of carbon fuels. But records show that none of these events are unusual and there is no measurable evidence linking any of them to increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. They cannot even be blamed on rising global temperature because that has not risen for 15 years.
However, record cold temperatures are ominous warnings that the theory that CO2 controls global temperature is suspect. And a trend of rising CO2 and stable or falling temperature is fatal for the theory and indicate that the computer models underpinning global warming alarmism are worthless. Maybe that is why the increasing ice at both poles is not mentioned on the ABC news, why Al Gore does not mention the record early snow in South Dakota, and Tim Flannery does not reveal the ominously early start to the sixth cold winter in central Europe. It appears the desperate warmists and their old media mates have developed selective snow blindness"We see nothing coldtherefore there is no cooling". . . Full story: carbon-sense
Gathering to Armageddon Part IV
Peter and young John were entering the temple for prayer one afternoon when a certain man lame from his mother's womb, now "above forty years old" and accustomed to being carried and daily laid at the Beautiful Gate to seek alms, on seeing them, asked for some money. They looked at him intently and Peter said, "Look at us," that through the eye faith might be aided in its birth. "Expecting to receive something, the man eagerly fixed his attention upon them, but Peter said, Silver and gold have I none but such as I have I will give you. In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk. And gripping him by the right hand, he raised him up"precisely as Jesus had done to Peter's own mother-in-law (Mark 1:31).
"Instantly his feet and ankles were healed and grew firm so that he rose with a leap, stood for a moment and began to walk, entering the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God. When the people in the temple courts saw him walking around praising God, and recognized him as the lame beggar they had seen so often at the Beautiful Gate, they were inexpressibly surprised. And as he held fast to his benefactors, his heart full of gratitude and devotion, all the people crowded toward them at the place called Solomon's Porch".
Thus furnished with a vast audience, whose wonder at the spectacle prepared them to listen with reverence to his words, Peter seized his opportunity and with heroic courage addressed the crowd with the gravest of all conceivable crimes: deicide. "Men of Israel, why are you surprised at this, and why do you stare at us as if through our own power and piety we had made this man whole? The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and disowned before Pilate, when he had decided to let Him go. But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer be granted to you. [Such fanatical hatred Matthew 20:19; 27:22-25]! You killed the Prince of Life, whom God raised from the dead; of this we are witnesses. By faith in His Name this man whom you see and recognize has received his perfect health in the presence of you all".
We are interested in Acts 3:17-26. Like his Master, Peter "will not break the bruised reed." Now he hastens to assuage the wounds it was necessary to inflict by these heavy charges prompted by love (Genesis 45:7-8; Zechariah 12:10 13:6). "I know, brothers, that you behaved ignorantly; and the same can be said of your leaders; but God has thus fulfilled what He made known beforehand through the mouth of all the prophets, that His anointed should suffer."
The doctrine of a suffering Messiah was totally at variance with the views of Jewish theologians, and hard to digest even by the Twelve up until the day of their Lord's resurrection. Peter himself revolted and protested against it when it was first announced, for which the Lord delivered the terrible rebuke, "Get thee behind Me, Satan! You are a hindrance to Me: for your thinking is carnal." Now born of the Spirit, Peter affirms it to be the fundamental truth of ancient prophecy brought to pass unwittingly by the Israelites themselves, yet by a glorious divine ordination (Isaiah 11:10; 49:22; Romans 11:11).
"Repent therefore: change your mind and attitude to God, so that your sins may be blotted out in order that the times of refreshing and blessedness may come from the Presence of the Lord with the return of Jesus, your predestinated Messiah, whom heaven must receive until the times of universal restoration and renewal of all things to the ultimate order and condition which God designed and promised. This is dependent upon Israel's national conversion of which God has also spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets through the ages." (Some references to this restoration or condition that far transcends anything that has ever existed are Isaiah 1:24-31; 65:17, Joel 2:25, Zechariah 1:17, Malachi 3:4, II Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 2:15-16 and Revelation 21:5).
"Moses said, The Lord God will raise up from among your brethren a prophet like me [with whom God will speak "lip to ear" (Numbers 12:6-8) as Mediatorial Head of a New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-40; Hebrews 3 - 4). Peter takes it for granted that, in light of all he had just said, it would be seen at once that only one had any claim to be that Prophet]. Listen to Him in whatever He tells you." Then in order to shut up the audience to the obedience of faith, he adds: "And every soul that will not listen to that prophet will be destroyed from among the elected" (Genesis 17:14; Deuteronomy 18:19; Malachi 4:6; Revelation 22:18-19).
"So all the prophets that have spoken from Samuel and those after him, have likewise proclaimed these days [of Messiah; all pointing to "the time of reformation" (Hebrews 9:10) and of the Kingdom of God on earth (II Samuel 7:11-17)]. "You are the sons of the prophets and heirs of the covenant God gave to your fathers, saying to Abraham, Through your Seed [singular] will all families on earth be blessed (Genesis 12:3; 22:18; Galatians 3:8, 16). When God prepared His Servant, Jesus, He sent Him blessing you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities".
Abraham's new name means "Father of the Gentiles" and this last verse presupposes and indirectly testifies that Messiah and the blessing which is given in Him is appointed for the Gentiles also, although only after they are first presented to Israel as a nation and refused. Peter is saying: "Hitherto Israel had looked for a Messiah who would shed Abraham's outward blessings on the nation generally, and through it upon the world; while the self-styled Jews imagine Gentiles as animals God created in human form to serve Jews (Bereshith, 25a; Kiddushin 66c). But we have learned other things, and now announce to you that the great blessing with which Messiah came laden is the turning away of every one of you from his iniquities." Having established by irrefutable Scriptures the guilt of his audience in crucifying the Lord of Glory, Peter soothes their awakened consciences by the assurance of forgiveness upon repentance, confession and obedience to faith with hope of a glorious future when the nation is converted, terminating with the personal return of Christ from the heavens, and a restored and renewed heaven and earth.
570 years before Peter's address, Daniel foretold this restoration and how it would be accomplished according to the sixfold purpose of Gabriel's instructions which Daniel outlined but was forbidden to expound and commanded to seal up the vision and prophecy to the time of the end (Daniel 9:24; 12:4, 9). As you can see from this diagram which lists the Scriptures Brother Branham employed in expounding the sixfold purpose, God determined Seventy Weeks to Israel in which He would accomplish the universal restoration and renewal of all things to the ultimate order He designed and promised, far transcending anything that has ever existed. His New World Order is dependent upon the national conversion of Israel which Gabriel called "thy people," followed by the anointing of New Jerusalem He called "thy holy city." Not the "spiritual Sodom and Egypt" that now is (Revelation 11:8), but "Jerusalem which is above and is free, which is the mother of all elect sons of Adam" (Galatians 4:26; Hebrews 12:22; 13:14). This fifteen hundred mile high pyramid City not made with hands but spoken into lively stones of the fleshly tables of the hearts of God's saints, this heavenly Jerusalem free from sin is the mother of all who were conceived in God's mind before the foundation of the world and will be manifest in glorified flesh without blood (Zechariah 14:9-11; II Corinthians 5:1; Revelation 21:1 22:5).
Satan's counterfeit New World Order governed from the sinful city of old Jerusalem will also be dependent upon Israel's national conversionbut to Catholicism. There incarnate in the papal priest-king of "Mystery, Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth" and enthroned as God in Jewry's shrine of the prophets (Moses, Jesus and Mohammed) according to prophecy, Jewry's god Lucifer will force trinitarianismthe mark of the beast (Isaiah 14:1-15; II Thessalonians 2:3-12; Revelation 13:15-18). Jesus Messiah must contest this Imposter at the battle of Armageddon "with a Name written on His vesture and on His thigh, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS" before the (physical) "restoration of all things spoken by the mouth of all God's holy prophets since the world began." Victorious, He will judge the world with an iron measure, and cast death and hell into the Lake of Fire with Satan and his followers.
Let us now look briefly at the Book of Job which I see as a type of Israel in the time of "Jacob's trouble" and Job 38:1-7 symbolizing Christ's 'parousia' to the 144,000. After preparing the way by the doctrine and repentance preached by Elihu, who was Christ, God spoke out of a whirlwind in response to Job's repeated challenges, to correct and vindicate him. "Who is this that by words without knowledge denies My divine wisdom in the providential arrangements of the universe? Gird up your loins like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me."
"Where were you when I laid the foundations of the Earth? Tell Me, if you have insight. Who determined its dimensionssurely you know! And who did the surveying? Upon what were its foundations sunk, or who laid its cornerstone, as the morning stars [of the Seven Church Ages] sang together [unfolding one harmonious revelation], and all the Sons of God shouted for joy [as they recognized their day and its Message]?"
The Lord was not describing the new heaven or new earth "which hangs upon nothing" (Job 26:7) but Abraham's eternal city, New Jerusalem, "a city which has foundations, whose Builder and Maker is God" (Hebrews 11:10). This City is Christ and His Bride, whose Hebrew servants will govern the "saved" of all nations. God's first Bible is the stars; His second is the Great Pyramid that symbolizes the Word now being made flesh as the City of God. Its type was built by careful measurement on a prepared platform of rock represented on this drawing as the double base line of faith once delivered to the apostolic saints (I Corinthians 3:11-13; Ephesians 2:20).
In 1800 French savants described sockets cut into the leveled rock to receive the four corner stones which represent the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John in the spiritual antitype foreshadowed by the four leading tribes: Judah, Ephraim, Reuben and Dan, and the four cherubim that guard the way into God's Presence. A fifth five-sided Chief Corner Stone of grace, the Capstone "which the builders rejected" (Mark 12:19), completes and transforms the six-sided structure of man's labour against sin into His five-sided eternal pyramid mountain Kingdom that is all of grace.
Six is the number of labour, of man's labour apart and distinct from God's rest. Like man, the serpent was created on the sixth day, and Cain's descendants are given only as far as the sixth generation. Six is the number stamped on all that is connected with human labour. We see it stamped upon the measures used in his labour, and on the time during which he labours. And we see this from the very beginning.
The number six is stamped on the measurements of the Great Pyramid, the unit of which was the inch and its sexagesimal multiples. The first multiple is the foot, 12 inches (2x6); and after this the rises are 18 (3x6), 24 (4x6), 30 (5x6), and 36 (6x6 or 72=the yard). (On the other hand, the sacred cubit, though not a round number, was a multiple, indeed the square of 5, being 25.3 inches).
Corresponding to these measures we have the first division of the natural time-spaces which measure man's labour and restthe day, consisting of 24 hours (4x6), divided into the day and night of 12 hours. The multiples and subdivisions are also stamped by the number six. The months being 12; while the hours consist of 60 minutes (6x10), and the minutes of 60 seconds (6x10).
The base of the Great Pyramid shows that the unit-inch (differing from the Pyramid inch by 1 in 40,000) was obtained by a division of the original circuit, 36,000 inches or 1,000 yards.
On account of the curse (Genesis 3:16-19), the number six tells not only of labour, but of "labour and sorrow," it specially marks all that is "under the sun," all that is "not of God." Thus in Deuteronomy 29:16-20 God pronounced the curse against idolatry, or spiritual fornication (which is spiritual miscegenation by hybridizing God's unchanging Word that we call spiritual Serpent's seed), and the tribes of Dan and Ephraim that turned to idolatry (I Kings 12:25-30; Hosea 4:17) had their names blotted out "from under heaven" or "from under the sun" so that in Revelation 7:4-8 they are missing; however after the tribulation (during the millennium) the tribes are once more back in divine order as seen in Ezekiel 48:1-8, 22-29. The true "sabbath-keeping" now is in reserve; for there is no rest apart from "peace with God" which He has given us in the renewal of our soul (Matthew 11:28), and which 24,000 Danites and Ephraimites will find from the midst of Daniel's seventieth week, their conversion placing them in heaven which "is consisted of the Word" (Number in Scripture by E.W. Bullinger).
The morning stars that sang together as the Capstone was laid are the "constellation" or alignment of the angels Paul, Irenaeus, Martin, Columba, Martin Luther, John Wesley, and William Branham. Their harmonious Messages are the Voices of the Seven Thunders which are the revelations of the unwritten Seventh Seal of Revelation 8:1 that unfolds the mystery of the six written Seals and caps the pyramid, completing the Body of Christ (I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:7). "The Sons of God who sing for joy" are Christ's Bride rejoicing in their redemption by the revelation of the Word for their day. Specifically Christ's end-time Bride for the Capstone revelation gathers up the "loose ends" of Scripture not fully expounded by the Church Age messengers and transforms "that which was in PART to that which is perfect or complete." While the Book was sealed the Church Age saints labouring through the great tribulation from Pentecost through Laodicea (Revelation 7:9-17; 20:4) building a six-sided Body of PART-Word with Christ's mediation for ignorance of the fullness which were "done away" when Christ opened the Seals in 1963. Unlike the Church Age saints, we do not labour to presume the meaning of Scripture but rest in this holy convocation of the fiftieth day of the antitype of Israel's Pentecostal feast since we now have the perfect interpretation of the Word with divine vindication that called us out from the world church system and is bringing us to maturity in the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation (Ephesians 4:13; Romans 8:19; I Corinthians 15:52). The revelation of this Message has placed us in the rapture thereby shortening the days of the great tribulation (Matthew 24:21-28; Revelation 8:1; 10:1-7) and we rejoice in the Capstone with shoutings of "Grace, grace unto it," (Job 38:7; Zechariah 4:7).
Ephesians 2:20-21, "Jesus Christ is Himself the Chief corner stone in which all the building fitly framed together grows into a temple that is holy in the Lord: in whom you also are builded together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit." The Capstone was "refused by the builders" (Psalm 118:22); being five-sided it was "a stone of stumbling and a rock of offence" with no place in the building until after Laodicea when the finishing touch of grace, grace, amazing grace was revealed for Christ's end-time Bride.
Isaiah 19:19-20, "In the Day of the Lord there shall be 1), an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and 2), a pillar to the Lord near its border. It will be for a sign and a witness to the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt. . ."
In the natural this was the Great Pyramid that Enoch built before the Flood; it was both in the midst and on the border between Upper and Lower Egypt, a testimony that "the Word of the Lord endures forever by which the Gospel has been preached" to form you into a "lively stone" in its antitype, New Jerusalem (I Peter 1:25).
The mountain upon which New Jerusalem shall descend will cleave the Mount of Olives as it begins to push up from beneath. Zechariah 4:7, "What are you, O great Mountain [of Olives]? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain: and He shall bring forth the Headstone of the Temple of the Lord, [which is New Jerusalem, the Body of Christ], with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it." Zerubbabel was governor over the returnees from Babylon to Judah, and as a descendant of David he types Jesus Christ (Haggai 2:21-23; Zechariah 4:9-10). As the hands of Zerubbabel began and completed the temple which was the first priority in the restoration of Old Jerusalem, Jesus Christ laid the foundation and set the Capstone on God's ultimate Temple, which is New Jerusalem, by the Seven Thunders of the sevenfold Spirit that spoke through the Church Age messengers and restored His end-time Bride to the faith once delivered to our apostolic fathers. He is Alpha, the Word delivered at the beginning (Jude 3), and Omega, the Word restored at the end (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; Revelation 22:13); He was not the PART-Word in-between which is why the Church Age saints required a mediator. In the time of earth's baptism of fire following Armageddon, the Millennium and the final judgment, a pyramid-shaped mountain whose base is 1,500 miles square, and whose apex is 1,500 miles high will be lifted up, and the whole surface of the Earth will be transformed (Isaiah 2:2-4; Daniel 2:35; Micah 4:1; Zechariah 8:3; 14:10-11). Whereas the Great Pyramid cast no shadow during the day, there will be no night in the New Jerusalem for the Shekinah glory will anoint the City thus there will be neither shadow or darkness as "The Lord is there" (Ezekiel 48:35; Revelation 21:23-24).
In 1839 Sir John Herschel, assuming that the long, narrow, polished, descending passage was meant to be leveled at the "Polar Star" (Ursa Major, the Great Bear) on the date of the Pyramid's construction, made a calculation and found such was the case. That star has since been proven to be "Alpha Draconis," the Polar Star in combination with another star. It was long supposed that the sun of our Solar System was stationary, and that the planets and comets circled around it. But now we know that it is not stationary, but revolving, with all members of our Solar System, around a central point in the Universe, believed to be "Alcyone," the central star of the Pleiades, which the Arabians considered the seat of immortality. I mention this because many Scriptures that refer to the Gospel in the stars identify the seven stars of the Pleiades and Orion with the angels to the seven Church Ages and the Archangel, Jesus (Job 9:9; 38:31-32; Amos 5:8). The universe revolves around the fruit of Christ's lips inspired to the messengers to the Church Ages, New Jerusalem (Colossians 1:16-18).
We have shown that the sixfold purpose of Gabriel's visit to Daniel is associated with Israel's recognition of Christ and His Bride in their revelation of His parousia in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week and the manifestation of the New Jerusalem when heaven and earth are renewed (Revelation 21:5). And we have seen this confirmed by Dr. Luke in Acts 3. Now we will read what Paul teaches in I Corinthians 15:12-28:
"Since you believe our preaching and eye-witness accounts that Christ was raised from the dead, how is it that some of you deny the corollary of the general resurrection (Acts 17:32; 26:8; I Corinthians 15:35-36)? If there is no general resurrection, then Christ must still be dead [for His resurrection and theirs are inseparably joined I Corinthians 15:20-22; John 14:19]. And if He is still dead then our preaching is devoid of truth and your faith hopeless. And we are found to be false witnesses of God because we have testified that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise, if, as they assert, no dead are actually raised. For if no dead are raised, then neither has Christ been raised. But if Christ has not been raised then your faith is futile, and you remain under condemnation for your sins, in which case, all who have died in Christ are lost! If our hope in Christ is limited to this life only, then we are of all people the most to be pitied" because, while others live unmolested, we are exposed to trials and persecutions, and after all this, doomed to bitter disappointment in our most cherished hope: the salvation of our soul (not merely of the body), hangs on the resurrection of Christ, without which His death would be of no avail to us (Ephesians 1:19-20; I Peter 1:3). And we should be more miserable than the heathen, for we would also be without worldly enjoyment (I Corinthians 4:9-13).
"But the fact is that Christ has been raised from the dead as the firstfruits or pledge that the whole resurrection harvest will follow, so that our faith is not vain, nor is our hope limited to this life. Because death came into the world by a man, the resurrection of the dead must also come through a man. For as all in union with the worldly nature of Adam [as representative head of mankind in their fall] die, all in personal union with the sinless nature of Christ in their life shall be made to live; each according to his proper ranking, Christ first (Colossians 1:18), and after Him the elect who die in Christ [who has done away with death by His own death in their stead] will be raised at His 'parousia' Coming [and we who are alive and remain will be changed in the atoms]" (I Thessalonians 4:16; I Corinthians 15:51; Revelation 20:4-6).
In this chapter Paul only discusses the glory of "they that are Christ's at His 'parousia' Coming" and who alone attain to the out-resurrection from the dead (Luke 14:14; 20:35-36; Philippians 3:11). "After that the end will come" preceded by the ministry of two Hebrew prophets in Israel, the regeneration and martyrdom of the 144,000 born-again Israelites, Armageddon and the consummation; then the millennium, followed by the general resurrection of the rest of the dead, the White Throne Judgment and disposition of Satan and his followers along with death and hell in the Lake of Fire (Matthew 25:46; Revelation 20:5-15). "Then, having abolished every ruler and all government and power, Jesus will hand over the kingdom to God, even the Father" (John 13:3).
I Timothy 2:4-6, "God desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For God is on one side and all men are on the other side with one mediator, Jesus Christ, Himself man, between them, to bring them together in the agreement of faith by giving Himself [as the last Adam] a vicarious ransom and equivalent substitute for the first Adam and all his race to be preached in its seasons" (Hebrews 4:14-16; II Peter 3:9).
God's longsuffering desire to bless all sinners is unlimited, yet it can only be ordained by way of faith. Since the Fall sin has separated man's natural body from God's Presence as Paul explains in I Corinthians 15:42-56; but our continuity of relationship is as Sons through the atonement of a sinless mediator who is both God and man. Hence we do all things prayerfully in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ or we do not expect an answer. Christ's relationship as "mediator between God and men" in the priestly office Son of God in behalf of the PART-Word Church Age saints for their ignorance of the fullness was "done away" when He broke the Seven Seals (on March 8, 1963) and revealed their mystery through His prophet William Branham (I Corinthians 13:10) from March 17, 1963). Now that He is in the prophetic office of Son of man and Judge and "the mystery of God is finished" He will only receive perfect revelation of the Word (John 5:27; I Corinthians 13:10).
Christ will yield up the mediatorial kingdom to the Father, when the end for which it was established has been accomplished with the abolition of sin and all that would offend the majesty of divine sovereignty and holiness. For the kingdom can only be God's and eternal when the whole of creation is "one" as Jesus prayed in Gethsemane (John 17:21); even the "saved" without the City are considered profane in comparison with God manifest in the flesh of His saints (Revelation 22:15). When Christ has truly and fully reconciled all things to God, whether they be things on earth, or things in heaven (Colossians 1:20), God will then come into direct connection with Earth instead of mediatorially, and the "saved" will worship Him throughout eternity manifest in the glorified flesh of Jesus Christ and His Bride of all ages. "You are the temple of God [as Jesus Christ is the temple of God], and the Spirit of God dwells in you" (I Corinthians 3:16; Revelation 3:12; 21:22-23).
"The times of universal restoration and renewal of all things to the ultimate order and condition which God designed and promised" as prophesied in Acts 3:19-21 will be fulfilled when Christ returns "all power in heaven and on Earth" back to the Father.
The Prophet said, "When these last of Israel have been joined in love to the Lord, and the enemy has been destroyed, God will prepare His holy mountain, His new Garden of Eden for the Bride and His and her attendants for the thousand year honeymoon upon the Earth. As Adam and Eve were in the Garden and did not finish out the thousand years, now Jesus our last Adam, and His Eve (True Church) will fulfill all the plan of God" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 41). As gods we will subdue Earth and have dominion over every living thing (Genesis 1:28). After the millennium and general resurrection we will judge the world (I Corinthians 6:2-3); sin and death will be annihilated and when Jesus has reconciled all things to divine order (Psalm 8:6; 2:6-9), He will hand the kingdom back to God who will overshadow New Jerusalem where He will dwell eternally in His glorified Family which is the logos manifest (Revelation 20:14-15).
"Christ must reign until He has put all His enemies [whether demonic or human, and the whole of the universe] under His feet" to fulfill the divine commission (Psalm 110:1; Genesis 1:28). With no adversarial force, God can rule undisturbed and supreme and there will be no further need of Christ's mediatorial reign inasmuch as the Son who entered into the course of its history and took part in its strife, has overcome all opposition and we will all be one so that God is all in all (Luke 19:27; John 17:21-26; I Corinthians 15:28; Ephesians 1:22). And since the work of Christ, founded on reconciliation, proceeds towards a definite goal, it must terminate when that goal is reached and the transfer of power takes place.
The last enemy is Deaththe power of Satan personified in Revelation 20:14and brought under humiliating submission beneath the feet of Christ by the general resurrection where even the lost are raised to life, rendering Satan who is called Death, utterly powerless (Ephesians 1:22; Hebrews 2:14; Revelation 6:8).
"For [it is prophesied of Christ in Psalm 8:6], 'He has put all things under His feet' [as His footstool]" (Psalms 110:1). God subjected "all things" to Christ in order to restore perfect harmony by justifying the divine decree and charge of Genesis 1:28 and 2:16-17 whereby through submission to His perfect Will death is vanquished for one perfect day of a thousand years, and following the Judgment, forever. Death is not a constituent of God's creation but a perversion and intruder. "But when it says, All things are put in subjection, it is evident the One who does the subjecting to Him is excepted. When Christ has finally won the battle against all His enemies, then the Son too, will subject Himself to the One who put all things in subjection under Him, so that God may be everything to everyone."
This absolute sovereign rule and order establishes "the restitution of all things" and "anoints the Most Holy" manifest in Jesus Messiah "the beginning of God creating Himself a part of creation," and Christ's Bride who is the continuation of the same creation (Revelation 3:14). Jesus was the Word before He was made flesh, while His Bride was made flesh before she manifest as Word, and we are all out of the Logos. "If there is no resurrection then why are they baptized for the dead [Jesus Messiah]?" How wretched is their lot!
Now we can identify I Corinthians 15:24-27 with our diagram of God's "holy City" New Jerusalem at "the end" (verse 24 and Revelation 21:2), which is eternity when the sixfold purpose of Gabriel's visit to Daniel is fulfilled both in "his people" and also in "his holy City." Beyond the horizon through eternity men will see the radiance of God's glory above the Capstone illuminating the holy City (Revelation 21:22-23). The elect under perfect agreement with God are the "holy City" in whom God dwells, governing "the nations of the saved" in submission to Him through their King and Queen and their elect Hebrew servants (verse 27, Revelation 21:24). nl808.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.