Bible Believers' Newsletter 917
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ: happy to see you with us again this week.
Today we visit Matthew 13 and survey the foundation of the Kingdom of God and its development from Pentecost through Seven Church Ages to the end of the Christian dispensation. We are a blessed people living in man's most wicked and final generation that will see the consummation of life. Those with eyes to see will discover our news items report prophesies of the Scripture coming to pass in real time. Little patience is required as we approach the climax of man's day. By His Grace the Lord will take His Bride Home before the Great Tribulation.
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.
Pastor Behnam Irani
April 7, 2016 Pastor Behnam Irani, who is currently serving a six year sentence in Ghezel Hesar Prison, Karaj, Iran for crimes against national security, is now facing new charges of spreading corruption on the earth. This is an Islamic sharia charge that, if convicted, carries the death sentence. The reason for the charges against Pastor Behnam is that he continues to speak out on his own behalf and encourage believers in his church by phone. Islam regards the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as spreading corruption on the earth. Full story: presenttruthmn.com
Comment: Please uphold our Brother in prayer and perhaps write him in prison.
God Don't Never Change
"Everything is going to the dogs, but my own life is perfectly satisfactory." Until now, the 'US aristocracy'—according to the expression of [Jew] Alexander Hamilton—was composed exclusively of WASPs, or White Anglo-Saxon Protestants . . . the only true issue of the Presidential election is the maintenance of power in the hands of the WASPs, which has never been contested since the Declaration of Independence. While Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton are the guarantors of this status, the candidacy of Donald Trump announces a profound upheaval of the system which will only occur once the Anglo-Saxons become the minority.
[Jewish] presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has reassured us that in case she becomes president, a pre-emptive (first strike) nuclear attack against America's enemies including Iran and Russia is "on the table" (on grounds of "self-defense"):
"What I said and what I mean is that there will have to be consequences for any violation by Iran and that the nuclear option should not at all be taken off the table. That has been my position consistently." The crowd erupted into gasps and chatter regarding what appeared to be Clinton suggesting a nuclear weapon could be used against Iran if they fail to comply . . . (ABC Report, Hillary Clinton at the 'Brookings Institution's Saban Forum 2015').
We are no longer dealing with a hypothetical scenario. The threat of World War III is real. Public opinion has become increasingly aware of the impending dangers of an all out US-NATO led war against Iran and the Russian Federation. (globalresearch.ca).
Strangely enough, the states that Bernie Sanders has won are approximately the same as those won by Ted Cruz, while those won by Donald Trump include almost all those won by Killary Clinton. This is because, unconsciously, the citizens are viewing their future either in terms of morality, which enables redemption and then the acquisition of wealth (Sanders and Cruz), or in terms of hard work and the material success that it should bring (Trump and Clinton).
At this stage, it is impossible to predict who will be the next President, or even if that would have any importance. But for ineluctable demographic reasons, the present system will collapse in the next few years, when Anglo-Saxons become the minority. Blind Willie Johnson saw that God don't never change: "As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be when the Son of man is revealed" (Matthew 24:37; Genesis 3:1-4). Now
multiculturalismMISCEGENATION, which is accursed by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Genesis 1:11, 25; 2:17; 3) is protected and encouraged by law. Miscegenation was the original sin that hybridized Adam's race both physically and spiritually: God destroyed that world by the Flood. It appears non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews are the vanguard of today's genocidal miscegenation of Adam's race that is held in store for Killary's nuclear fire (Malachi 4:1-3; Ezekiel 38-39; Matthew 3:12; II Peter 3:1-12; Revelation 19:11-21).
US Government Accounting is Fraudulent
April 7, 2016 — Nobel prize-winning economist Joe Stiglitz says the World Bank would view any country which had a banking structure like the Fed as being corrupt and untrustworthy. The former vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas said he worried that the failure of the government to provide more information about its rescue spending could signal corruption. "Nontransparency in government programs is always associated with corruption in other countries, so I don't see why it wouldn't be here," he said:
We've known for a long time that the Bureau of Labor Statistics fudges the numbers to make unemployment look lower than it is really is. BLS itself has admitted that its "adjustments" skew unemployment data during recessions. Indeed, the former head of the BLS recently said BLS statistics are BS . . . and that unemployment is much higher than the government is letting on
The Bureau of Economic Analysis is revising 84 years of economic history . . . which will make the economy magically look better
The US (and British) governments encouraged interest rate manipulation. And central banks have been directly manipulating interest rates for hundreds of years . . .
The Secretary of Treasury (Tim Geithner) was complicit in Lehman's accounting fraud, (and see this)
The government knew about mortgage fraud a long time ago. For example, the FBI warned of an "epidemic" of mortgage fraud in 2004. However, the FBI, DOJ and other government agencies then stood down and did nothing. See this and this. For example, the Federal Reserve turned its cheek and allowed massive fraud, and the SEC has repeatedly ignored accounting fraud (a whistleblower also "gift-wrapped and delivered" the Madoff scandal to the SEC, but they refused to take action). Indeed, Alan Greenspan took the position that fraud could never happen . . .
Yesterday's Government Accountability Office (GAO) report also predicted:
By 2089 . . . debt held by the public as a share of GDP reaches 314 percent in our baseline extended simulation or 568 percent in our alternative simulation
As the head of the GAO put it, "We're going to owe more than our entire economy is producing and by definition this is not sustainable."
The Hill reported in November:
The former US comptroller general says the real US debt is closer to about $65 trillion than the oft-cited figure of $18 trillion.
Dave Walker, who headed the Government Accountability Office (GAO) under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, said when you add up all of the nation's unfunded liabilities, the national debt is more than three times the number generally advertised . . .
"If you end up adding to that $18.5 trillion the unfunded civilian and military pensions and retiree healthcare, the additional underfunding for Social Security, the additional underfunding for Medicare, various commitments and contingencies that the federal government has, the real number is about $65 trillion rather than $18 trillion, and it's growing automatically absent reforms . . ."
But former Senior Economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisers and current Boston University economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff says that—when unfunded liabilities are taken into account—the fiscal gap for the US is actually 3 times higher . . . $205 trillion as of 2013 (and getting worse all the time).
We believe that an accurate would show that the government already owes more than the entire economy is producing ... government accounting is fraudulent . . . Full story: washingtonsblog.com
Comment: This confirms "God put enmity between the Serpent and his seed Cain and the seed of the first and last Adam" (Genesis 3:15). History is pre-planned by the 'hidden hand'; the coming global depression, disguised by the 'hot stage' of World War III in which Israel and the USA shall be defeated, will be worse than the Great Depression!
ISIS is a US-Israeli Creation. Top Ten 'Indications'
April 7, 2016 ISIS is a US-Israeli creation, a fact as clear as the sky is blue. It's a truth as black and white as the colors on their flag. For many alternative news readers, this may be patently obvious, but this article is written for the large majority of people in the world who still have no idea who is really behind the rise of ISIS. No matter which name they go by—ISIS, ISIL, IS or Daesh—the group has been deliberately engineered by the US and Israel to achieve certain geopolitical goals. It is a religious, fundamentalist, Sunni terrorist organization created to terrorize and overthrow certain secular or Shiite Arab nations such as Syria and Iraq, but they are not just "Islamic." They may be Muslims, and they may be advocating an Islamic State, but they are very much working towards the goals of Zionism . . . We have been inundated with propaganda surrounding the fraudulent war on terror, notably terms such as Islamic terrorism and radical Islam, but more accurate phrases would be Zio-Islamic terrorism and radical Zio-Islam. Secret military agencies such as the CIA and the Mossad pull the strings. Here is a list of the top 10 indications or proofs that ISIS is a US-Israeli creation . . . Full story: freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com
Comment: This war on the abstract noun 'terror' was set out in hard copy on August 15, 1871; seventy-seven years before the modern Israel state, and has been on the Church Website for almost thirty years biblebelievers.org.au. History is not happenstance, history is episodic and pre-planned.
The US Government's War Reputation
March-April, 2016 I found sources that cite 134 conflicts the US was involved in during the calendar year 2014. Over and above that, there are any number of secret military operations and invasions by the CIA and US Black Ops that are "classified" and never reported. Add to that America's domestic police state with militarized police forces that consider themselves in a state of constant war with American citizens. Thus, the number of total military operations becomes difficult to estimate. Suffice it to say that the number of wars/military invasions, government espionage with constant war room planning, strategies and military contingencies with active covert operations and national insurgencies ... that the US is in constant war, to some degree, with nearly every nation on this planet, including America itself . . .
It is the United States and Israel, not Iran, that have been waging wars of aggression. How many countries has Iran attacked in the past 50 years? The answer is, of course, zero. But America and Israel have attacked and bombed fourteen Muslim countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, Iran, Sudan, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, and Tunisia . . . and there are others they don't admit.
The US, in the name of "fighting terror," is stirring up war in numerous Muslim countries as well as Ukraine and Georgia. The ultimate target, of course, is Russia. The US is funding and directing militant mercenaries (al-Qaeda, ISIS, ISIL, al-Nusra, etc.) who are financed and directed by the CIA, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, with plans for them to eventually infect Russia as well. These paid and orchestrated mercenaries are not true Muslims. They are labeled "Muslim Extremists" by western politicians and news rooms, and ignorant western citizens believe it. But they are not Muslims . . . they are mercenary terrorists, and their eventual goal is to stir up rebellion in Russia among the considerable numbers of Russia's Muslim residents . . .
Since the United States was founded in 1776, she has been at war almost constantly. In other words, there were only 17 calendar years in which the US did not wage any wars. But, the average American has been trained to think of other nations as war mongers . . . The only time the US went five years without war (1935-40) was during the isolationist period of the Great Depression . . .
It is no coincidence that the Islamic faith forbids usury banking, and the Jewish/American culture is built upon usury banking . . . In America's "Civil War" (War Between The States), over 600,000 Americans were killed . . . the most Americans in any war. Full story: benwilliamslibrary.com
Comment: The United States is the image of the beast of Imperial Rome as the apostate (once) Protestant churches are the image of the beast of Papal Rome (Revelation 13:11-18). The United States will be defeated and briefly occupied in the 'hot stage' of World War III, and Israel will be finished as a military power. Then church and state will unite over one totalitarian world government.
Expensive Weapons of Mass Destruction: Saudi & Allies Bombard Yemen, US Clocks up $33 Billion Arms Sales in Eleven Months
April 1, 2016 Sometimes even to the most towering cynic, American hypocrisy is more than breathtaking.
As they lambast their latest "despot," Syria's President Assad—a man so popular in his country and the region that the US Embassy in Damascus had, by the end of 2006, devised a plan to oust him. Arms sales to countries where human rights are not even a glimmer on the horizon have for the US (and UK) become an eye watering bonanza.
The latest jaw dropper, as Saudi Arabia continues to bombard Yemen with US and UK armaments, dropped by US and UK-made aircraft, is sales worth $33 Billion in just eleven months to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) according to Defense News . . . "In addition, the US government and industry also delivered 4,500 precision-guided munitions to the GCC countries in 2015, including 1,500 taken directly from US military stocks—a significant action given our military's own needs," he added, stressing: "that the US government would like to continue to strengthen partnerships with Kuwait and Qatar through defense sales and other security cooperation activities."
A metaphor for our times that "partnerships" are "strengthened" with lethal weapons, not in trade of goods, foods, medical, educational or intellectual exchanges. . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Winds of a New Economic Recession gather Force in the United States
March 22, 2016 The North American economy has increased the risks of becoming the epicentre of the next global recession. In spite of the fact that the federal funds interest rate is maintained at a historically low level, between 0.25 and 0.50%, the banks continued denying credit to business. The bankers had no confidence that their loans would be paid; simply they did not find confident signs of recovery in production.
In these moments the magnates of finances of the United States found it more profitable to engage in mergers and acquisitions among corporations, acquire their own actions, or buy goods rooted in emerging countries. The increase in productivity is not sufficient, business investment is too weak and wages are stuck. In consequence, inflation remains below the objective of 2%. This situation was desperate for the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FED), Janet Yellen, who found no way to stimulate the economy . . .
For the famous North American businessman, Jim Rogers, the scenario is even more pessimistic. In his judgement, there is a 100% probability that the economy of the United States will fall into recession during the present year. "One should not pay attention to the figures of the government, we must pay attention to the real numbers", he said in an interview. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Sibel Edmonds on Gladio B
February 20, 2013 Sibel Edmonds of BoilingFrogsPost.com joins us for the third part of our series on Gladio B, the NATO-directed effort to radicalize, enable and protect Islamic terrorists to further their own geopolitical ends. In this edition we discuss the Hood Event, the Gladio A/B transition, Israel's role in funding both sides of the regional conflict, and how the Kurds have been used and abused by every would-be regional power in the area. Sibel also takes questions on Ayman al-Zawahiri and begins to discuss Huseyin Baybasin (aka "Europe's Pablo Escobar") and the NATO-protected heroin operations in Europe. Full story: youtube.com
Rothschilds and the Geoengineering Empire
November 13, 2012 Why would the Rothschild's be so interested in owning the largest and most recognized weather modelling organization out there? Why would E L Rothschild LLC wish to have the controlling interest in the world's leading provider of interactive weather graphics and data services for television, web, and mobile? Because when you are involved in climate decimating geoengineering programs, you must also control the "forecast" models to cover your tracks.
The scope and scale of the global spraying of our skies can hardly be comprehended. SAG (stratospheric aerosol geoengineering) and SRM (solar radiation management), the massive web of supporting structures for these programs is mind bending. What is even more difficult to understand is how all of this happens in plain sight, and almost none seem to connect the dots.
Defense contractor "Raytheon" does all the "forecast" modelling for the National Weather Service and NOAA. Lockheed Martin does the modelling for the FAA. Since both of these private defense contractors are up to their necks in weather modification patents and programs, the "forecasts" are more or less the "scheduled" weather. Now, with the Rothschild's acquisition of the dominant private modeling organization, the control of weather "modelling" seems complete. This control of "forecasts" and "graphics" provides for the constant visual conditioning that makes the population more likely to accept the constant spraying and manipulation of our weather as "normal". When the nightly weather "forecast animation" matches what the public sees in the sky, right down to the upper level "haze" or "overcast" from the constant spraying, all seems to correlate, so nothing more is questioned. When the "forecasters" predict a hurricane will make an unprecedented 90 degree turn, and it does, nothing seems wrong. When they say there will be "heavy wet snow" at 40+ degrees, and there is, all appears OK. The global elites have, it seems, "covered all the bases". Full story: geoengineeringwatch.org
Foundation and Development of Christ's Kingdom Manifest in Seven Parables
II Timothy 2:15, "Study, doing your utmost to present yourself to God approved, a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth".
Hebrews 11:6, Then wait on the Lord for the Spirit of revelation "For without faith it is impossible to please Him: whoever comes to God must believe that He exists and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently search for Him".
It is interesting to read verses 46-50 of Matthew 12 together with the accounts in Mark 3:22-35 and Luke 8:19-21 which show that Jesus is addressing people in a crowded house. His mother, brothers and sisters without could not press through to call Him to dinner; in the Spirit Jesus identified the Pharisees as Serpent's seed, warning them against blasphemy and of demon possession because they had accused Him of having an unclean spirit. Following this breach His family sought to remove him from danger and said, "He is beside himself" whereupon the Pharisees said, "Your mother and siblings are looking for you".
Carried away in zeal, Jesus ignored this unseasonable interruption and stretching forth His hand to His disciples declared, "Behold my mother and My brethren! Whosoever shall do the will of My Father who is in heaven, the same is My brother, and sister, and mother".
Filial subjection to the will of God is the indissoluble bond of union between Jesus and His Brethren; whoever enters this hallowed circle becomes His brother, and sister, and mother! "So do your utmost to present yourself to God as approved, tested by trial, for He is a rewarded of those who diligently seek for Him".
In Matthew 13 Jesus teaches on several occasions, expounding the founding of His Kingdom of pure love built upon a clear understanding of God's unchanging Word through all of its phases from beginning to end. Now Jesus leaves the house and escapes the crush in a boat anchored just offshore from where he addresses the multitudes. His sharp mode of address to the Pharisees who knew the letter but not the Spirit of the Law now becomes the soft diplomacy of parabolic teaching the Good News of the Kingdom of heaven framed in earthly terms familiar to His audience.
"A farmer went to broadcast seed. As he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside [on the hard, beaten, unploughed edge of his unenclosed fields], and the birds came and ate them. [This is the result of testifying or giving tracts to willy-nilly without first qualifying the prospect]. Other seeds fell on rocky, shallow soil, and sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow. But the plants soon wilted under the hot sun for lack of moisture [of the Holy Spirit], and since they didn't have deep roots, they soon withered. Other seeds fell upon unscarified ground and thorns grew up and choked out the tender plants [with the cares of this world]. Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted! Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand".
I had a Brother and Sister Skaggs who sang:
It will take some fighting, a warrior I must be;
To bring my body subject, so the Word can live through me.
I'm predestinated, I know I'll make it through.
But I want to be a hundredfold Christian, and nothing else will do.
Amen! Consider the Devil's children whose objective is to rule this world without restriction as to cost, where or how it is sourced or liability to meet financial, humanitarian, moral, economic, cultural, health or any other obligation. To them "the ends justify the means" by "whatever it takes." Chemtrails, GMO foods, pharmaceutical poisons, undeclared wars killing millions, manmade diseases, wage and tax slavery, global depopulation to between 500,000 and two millions, all working in service to their g_d Lucifer and his kingdom. Let us do our utmost by grace through faith as hundredfold Christians for the Kingdom of the God of Light, "working out our own salvation with fear and trembling" refusing a second-hand religion and foolish virgins status.
Jesus ended his discourse, "Whoever has ears, let him listen." The genuine believer, make-believer, and un-believer may all hear, and the virgins will all listen, but only the wise will hear, recognize and act on the Word of God.
"When [they were alone] the disciples asked, Why do You speak to them in parables?" He replied, To you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For whosoever has will be given superabundantly, but he who has not will be deprived of whatever he has. So I speak to them in parables because they look and see nothing; they listen and neither hear nor understand, fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah 6:9-10:"
"You shall indeed listen and listen but never understand; you will look and look, but never see at all: for this people's heart has grown dull, and with their ears they hear poorly, and they have their eyes closed lest at any [future time] they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and return and be converted and I would heal them".
"But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. For I assure you that many prophets and upright men have longed to see those things that you see and did not see, and to hear what you are hearing and did not".
In Luke's (8:11) account Jesus said, "The parable is this, the Seed is the Word of God." One of Brother Branham's more important sermons is entitled "The Spoken Word is the Original Seed" Parts I and Parts II.
From John 6:63 we learn, "Jesus' Word is the Holy Spirit in a form we can receive by faith and be baptized thereby into His Body, the Church, with eternal Life." The preaching of the Gospel is eternal Life to those who receive it, or eternal separation and ultimately annihilation to those who freely choose to refuse it (John 5:40) thereby excluding themselves from eternal Life. When Moses informed Pharaoh of God's sovereign will and of the consequence of refusal he was offering grace. Pharaoh made the wise choice but hardened his heart and changed his mind.
God hides Himself in humility and reveals Himself in simplicity. In the days of His flesh as in the present time, the proud exclusivity of many Israelites and their impersonators the self-styled Jews caused their exclusion from the "mysteries" and "the blessing of Abraham" and from the Kingdom, (exposing the umbilical cord from Judaism to its Judaeo-Catholic and Judaeo-Islamic offspring). Jesus spoke in parables to protect Himself from a charge of heresy. But some comprehended:
Matthew 21:45, "And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard His parables, they perceived that He spoke of them".
Being carnal men of renown they could not examine that matter impartially with the Scripture lest they spoil their business (John 11:47). Jesus' employed parables not merely to educate the simple but that His hearers should be accountable for what they have heard and become "doers of the Word [that grow and progress in the faith], not hearers only, deceiving themselves" (James 1:22).
Jesus "speaks plainly" to His disciples in verses 18-23: "Hear then [with your spiritual ear] the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the Message of the Kingdom and does not understand it, the wicked one comes and snatches away what is sown in his heart almost as it is heard; he is represented by the wayside. But the rocky ground represents he who hears the Word and immediately accepts it with emotional, Pentecostal joy; yet with no root in himself he is but a creature of circumstances, changing as they change, and endures for a while, but when tribulation or persecution arises because of the Message, he stumbles and falls at this rock of offence and turns away."
Such are unregenerate ministers and brethren who read heretical websites that denounce William Branham as a false prophet whose Message is contrary to Scripture and with no root of revelation in themselves, renounce the faith they never possessed (II Timothy 3:7-9). There is a judicial element in Jesus' parables, and the Capstone is as sharp as a razor (Joshua 1:7; Hebrews 4:12).
"The thorny ground represents he who hears the Message but the cares of this world, and the enjoyment of wealth, chokes the Word, and it becomes unproductive. This one is not entirely surrendered but is living with one foot in the Message and the other foot in the world. But the good ground represents one who hears and understands the Message; He bears fruit and yields, one a hundredfold, one sixty, and another thirty"—to each according to the measure of his gift, his personal disposition, and his personal capacity for receiving, promoting and representing the Kingdom.
Throughout this parable the Seed is the "present truth" of the Gospel for the hour or dispensation in which one lives (II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7). The Sower is Christ and the angels to the Seven Church Ages, and the field is those of Adam's race in the world. You will notice that the "good soil" is the heart of God's elect that has been turned up, broken down, and from which the thorns and weeds have been removed.
Matthew 13:24-30, "Jesus put before them another parable, The Kingdom of heaven is like a Man who sowed good seed in his field, but while men slept, His enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away. But when the blade came up, and the wheat headed, the tares appeared also. So the servants of the Householder came to Him and said, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Whence then came the tares? He said to them, An enemy has done this. They asked Him, Would you have us gather them up? But He said, lest while you gather up the tares you uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and at harvest time I will direct the reapers, to first gather the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn".
The Sower and Householder is our Lord Jesus Christ, the Seed is the Word for the age (Luke 8:11; II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7) from which spring the children of the Kingdom and the field is the world. The seed of discrepancy is false doctrine sown by the Devil which spawns his denominational bastard children. These are the tares—"so close to the wheat that if it were possible they would deceive the very elected" (Matthew 24:24).
Brother Branham explained, "There is a True Church and a false church. There is a True Vine and a false vine. But of course that false church, false vine body will always try to usurp the position of the True Church and contend that she, and not the Elect, is the real and authentic. The false will try to kill the True. That is how it was in the Book of Acts, that is how it is set forth in the Seven Ages, and that is how it is declared in the various Epistles. That is how it has been. That is how it is now. That is how it will be. It can't change."
"Now let us be very careful that we are not confused at this point. Thus we will seek the Word to validate this claim. Let us go back to the Book of the beginning, Genesis. In the Garden of Eden there were TWO trees. One was good; one was evil. One produced LIFE, the other produced Death. There were two children who originally offered sacrifices to God. Let me repeat that, they BOTH offered sacrifices to God."
Genesis 4:3-5, "And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering He had not respect . . ."
"But one (Cain) was evil, being of his father (that Wicked One), while Abel was righteous before the Lord. Again, there were two children from the flesh of the same parents. They were the twins of Isaac and Rebekah. One was the elect of God and the other was reprobate. Both worshipped God. In every single case there was worship of God involved. In every case the evil hated the righteous and persecuted the righteous. In some cases the evil destroyed the righteous. But notice. They were planted together. They lived together. They both made claims upon God and worshipped God."
"These illustrations depict perfectly the parable of the Lord Jesus Christ when He said that the kingdom of heaven was like unto a man who sowed good seed, only to have an enemy come and plant tares amongst those good seeds. God did not plant the tares. Satan planted those tares right amongst the good seed of God. Those two kinds of plants (people), from two different seeds, grew up together. They partook of the nourishment in the same earth, they shared in the same sun, rain, and all other benefits, and both were harvested in their turn. Do you see it? Don't ever forget these truths as we study the Church Ages and later the Seals. And above all, don't forget that it is in this last age, when the tares are getting bound for their burning, that they will shove out the wheat that is to be garnered by the Lord" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 69:1 - 70:1; Genesis 3:15).
The sowing finished at the close of the Laodicean Church Age in 1963, Christ's Mediation is fulfilled and Redemption is over. "The mystery of the tares and wheat of Matthew 13:24-30, is now also fulfilled . . . The wheat and the tares, which from the first age until now have grown side by side, are harvested. What Nicaea set out to accomplish has finally come to pass. With all the might of organization the false church turns from any vestige of truth and with political might reinforces herself with state backing and sets out to eradicate forever the true believer. But just when she is about to accomplish her cowardly plot the wheat is gathered into the garner. No longer will the wheat and tares grow side by side. No longer will the tares receive of the blessing of God because of the presence of the wheat, for the wheat will be gone and the wrath of God will be poured out in the Sixth Seal which will end in the utter destruction of the wicked" . . .
"Harvest time. Yes, harvest time. The two vines that grew together and intertwined their branches are now to be separated. The fruits of those vines which were at such variance will be gathered into separate garners. The two spirits will go to their separate destinations. Now it is time to heed the final call that comes only to the Wheat Bride, "Come out of her My people that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye (wheat) receive not her (tares) plagues (the great tribulation of the Sixth Seal and Matthew 24)" (ibid, p. 362:2-3; 364:1).
Matthew 13:31-32, "He put another parable before them, saying, The Kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: it is the smallest of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is bigger than any other herb, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and roost in its branches".
The mustard seed is tiny and like God's unchanging Word it will not hybridize but retains its integrity like "the faith once delivered to the apostolic saints for which we should earnestly contend" (Jude 3). Be our faith great or small unless it is pure it is no faith at all (Revelation 22:18-19). From tiny beginnings in Jerusalem, Christ's Church has grown worldwide as the mustard plant is larger than any herb, reaching to the horses' heads. Now the seed cannot be leavened, but reprobate churches merchandise Christ's virtues, claim His Name (as the self-styled Jews have appropriated the name "Israel"), and shelter under the reputation of His unleavened "little flock".
"The very name, Ephesus, has a strange compound meaning, "Aimed at," and "Relaxed." The high aspirations of this age that had begun with the fullness of the Spirit, "the depth of God," whereby they were aiming at the high calling of God, began to give way to a less watchful attitude. A less ardent following of Jesus Christ began to manifest itself as an omen that in the future ages the physical vehicle called the church would sink to the awfulness of the "depth of Satan." It had become relaxed and was drifting. Already the age was backsliding. It had left its first love. The tiny seed planted in that Ephesian Age would one day grow in the spirit of error until all foul birds of the air [demons] would roost in its branches. So inoffensive to human reasoning would that little plant appear to that New Eve (the New Church) that again she would be deceived by Satan. The Ephesian Age presented to her the opportunity for God's best, and for awhile she prevailed, and then relaxed, and in that unguarded moment Satan planted the seed of complete ruination" . . . (ibid. 77:1).
"Now then, see this, what we have been trying to show you. This seed of death that started in the first age—this seed of organization, has finally grown into the tree in which every foul bird is lodged. In spite of her claims that she is the giver of life, she is the giver of death. Her fruit is DEATH. They that partake of her are dead. This mighty world church system that fools the world that in her is physical and spiritual salvation deceives and destroys the multitudes. But not only is she death personified, but this dead carrion creature will be itself put to death with death which is the lake of fire. Oh, that men would perceive what their end will be by remaining in her. "Come out of her, for why will you die?" (Revelation 2:23; 19:20; ibid. 238:5).
"Now I said a moment ago that the false vine came into full fruition in this [Laodicean Church] Age [1906 1963]. Her fruit would mature and ripen. That is correct. This evil-spirited church, full of iniquity, will be revealed as the mustard seed that grew into a tree wherein lodged the fouls of the air [demons]. At her head will be the antichrist, the mystery of iniquity. All this is true. And if this is true, then it must also be true that the Bride Church will mature, and her ripeness shall be an identification with her Lord by means of the Word, and her Head who will come to her is the Mystery of Godliness, which indeed is Christ. And as the false church with all cunning and diabolical power made up of political force, physical force and demons of darkness come against this true vine, the true vine with the fullness of the Spirit and the Word will do the very acts of power that Jesus did [in the manifestation of the Sons of God (Romans 8:19)]. Then as she nears her Headstone, becoming like Him through the Word, Jesus will come that the Bride and Groom may be forever united as one" (ibid, p. 363:1).
Matthew 13:33-35, "He told them another parable: The Kingdom of heaven is like leaven which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour [indicating the large quantity of dogma which the leaven has to pervade], till it was all leavened. All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables; indeed he never spoke to the crowds concerning the Kingdom except in parables. For [Asaph] prophesied, I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world" (Psalm 78:2).
"A little leaven leavens the whole lump," the whole lump is the Body. You can't mix one jot of denominational reasoning with Christ the Word without changing it from Spirit and eternal Life to death (John 6:63; Revelation 22:18-19).
"Seven days, eat unleavened bread." No leaven shall be found amongst the Bride, no word added, no nothing. Remember, one word caused every death that's in the earth; every illegitimate child was borned because Eve, the first church, the bride of the first Adam, doubted God's Word and accepted a denominational, or a intellectual, or a school exceptions of it; because it was reasoned out, that "Surely, God is a good God." God is a good God, but He's also a just God. He must keep His Word. Eve, she accepted it . . ."
"Now, seven days there shall be no leaven mixed in the Bride, the church, seven days . . ." (The sacrifice here is a type: the Bride coming forth from the Sacrifice which is Christ) . . . neither shall there be anything of the flesh, which thou sacrificed the first day at evening . . . [there was a different measure of Word and Spirit for each Age]" (William Branham, God's Only Provided Place of Worship, p. 24:152, 154-5).
It is impossible to consider that the Kingdom of Heaven might be leavened with evil as a power greater than itself. And as the elect of God cannot be deceived on the revealed Word of God this parable is emphasising the all-pervading influence of the Gospel to its rapid spread and subduing power when "the Word is mixed with faith in them that hear it" (Hebrews 4:2). This is evident when the Token is on display and will be confirmed in the manifestation of the Sons of God prior to our translation when we exercise the 'third pull' as "two wave loaves of two tenth deals fine flour baked with leaven [our mortal spirit and corruptible flesh under preeminence to the Word]; the firstfruits unto the Lord" (Leviticus 23:17).
Matthew 13:36-40, "Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and His disciples said, Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field. He replied, He that sowed the good seed is the Son of man; the field is the world; the good seed are the children of the Kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one. The enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the Age; and the reapers are the angels [or seven portions of Spirit that anointed the messengers to the Seven Church Ages and the Bride of all ages seen here as the Archangel Jesus wigged as Judge]." Brother Branham said "an Angel"—Christ the fullness of the Word—portrayed in the Shekinah over Tucson, Arizona on February 28, 1963 (Daniel 7:9-13; I Thessalonians 4:14-16; Revelation 1:13-16). "Just as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so will it be in the end of the Age. The Son of man shall send forth His angels, and they will gather up out of His Kingdom all things that offend, and those who do iniquity and will cast them into a furnace of fire: there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then will the righteous shine forth as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. Who has ears to hear, let him hear".
The Church Age messengers will not return "and gather up out of His Kingdom all things that offend"; but as "the voice of Abel's blood cried to God" although he was long dead, the Message of each of the seven angels speaks condemnation more loudly today than it did in their life time. Speaking in Isaiah 55:11 the Lord said, "My Word that goes forth from My mouth will not return to Me void, but will do what I purpose, and accomplish what I commissioned." And Brother Branham said that after my death "I will ride this trail once more".
As the Law was to define and separate the sacred and clean from the profane and unclean, so under the New Testament grace through faith separates Christ's Bride from the profane and keeps us clean (Ephesians 6:25-26; II Corinthians 6:14-18; Hebrews 7:26). In the beatitudes of Matthew 5 and Luke 6:22-23 Jesus said, "Blessed are you, when men hate and separate you from their company, and reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: that was how their fathers treated the prophets" (Matthew 23:33-36).
"Iniquity" is gross injustice and wickedness, a form of hypocrisy whereby one consciously does what is wrong and declines to repent. Hereby religious people through the ages have refused to walk in the Light of the "present truth" because it will offend the circle in which they move (Matthew 11:16; Colossians 3:22-25).
In every Age the Message was sent only for God's elect; multitudes in Adam's race will hear and be blessed, but only His elect will receive and become written epistles of the Word for their day. In Matthew 13:29-30 we saw there was a harvest in every age; the Message was calling God's elect out from the world and world church system into Christ by the Word for the hour. Jesus said, "In the time of harvest I will say to the reapers [or angels to the Church Ages], Gather together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into My barn." In each dispensation the tares had their revival first, and by the exercise of their own free will they judge themselves against the "present Truth" for their day and determine their own destiny.
The Holy Spirit binds or looses by revelation of lack thereof (Matthew 16:17-19) speaking with unknown tongues, growing congregations, and the manifestation of spiritual gifts without the Spirit, conduct, order and doctrine.
Jesus said, "I will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth." This verse is not a declaration that the true church will go into and through the tribulation. If it meant that it would have said that. But it said, "I will keep you from the hour of temptation." This temptation is exactly like the temptation in Eden. It will be a very inviting proposition held up in direct opposition to God's commanded Word, and yet from the standpoint of human reasoning it will be so very right, so enlightening and life-giving as to fool the world."
"Only the very elect will not be fooled. The temptation will come as follows. The ecumenical move that has started on what seems such a beautiful and blessed principle (fulfilling Christ's prayer that we all might be one) becomes so strong politically that she bears pressure upon the government to cause all to join with her either directly or through adherence to principles enacted into law [as racial vilification and discrimination laws crafted for the ADL by Russian-American Jew Joseph Ribakoff (suspended from practicing law for allegedly defrauding clients) have been legislated worldwide] so that no people will be recognized as actual churches unless under direct or indirect domination of this council. Little groups will lose charters, privileges, etc., until they lose all property and spiritual rights with the people."
"For example, right now unless the local ministerial association approves in many, if not most cities, one cannot rent a building for religious services. To become chaplains in the armed services, hospitals, etc., it is now almost mandatory to be recognized as acceptable to the trinitarian ecumenical groups. As this pressure increases, and it will, it will be harder to resist, for to resist is to lose privilege. And so many will be tempted to go along, for they will feel it is better to serve God publicly in the framework of this organization than not to serve God at all publicly. But they err. To believe the devil's lie is to serve Satan, even though you may want to call him Jehovah. But the elect will not be deceived".
"Furthermore, the elect will not only be kept, but as this move becomes the "IMAGE ERECTED TO THE BEAST," the saints will be gone in the rapture. And this little delightful, winsome movement that started out in fellowship at Ephesus will become the monster of Satan that defiles and deceives the whole world. For the church system of the Roman Catholic and the Protestant in coming together will control the whole wealth of the world system and force the whole earth into its religious trap, or will kill them, by refusing them the privilege of buying and selling whereby they would make a living. This will be accomplished simply, for the harlot's daughters are all but gone back to her. In the meantime, Rome has acquired nearly all the supplies of gold. The Jews have the bonds and all the paper. At the right time, the harlot will destroy the present day money system by calling in all the paper, and demanding gold. With no gold, the system falls. The Jews will be trapped and come into the alliance, and the harlot church will take over the whole world" (ibid. p. 313:2 314:1).
Matthew 13:44-52, "Again, the Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hid in a field, which a man conceals after finding it. Then for sheer joy he sells everything he has and buys that field. Again, the Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls: who, upon finding one pearl of exceptional value went and sold all he possessed, and bought it. Again, the Kingdom of heaven is like a net cast into the sea which gathered fish of every kind. When it was full men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into baskets and threw out the bad. So shall it be at the end of the Age: the angels will come forth, and sever the wicked from among the righteous, and shall cast them into the fiery furnace: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth".
"Jesus enquired, Have you understood all these things? They answered Him, Yes, Lord. So He said to them, Every teacher who has been trained for the Kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old".
At this time the priceless treasure, precious pearls and rainbow trout of elect souls, and just about every foolish virgin in Adam's race has been pulled out from the world and world church system by the "shout" of the Message of Malachi 4:5-6, Matthew 25:6, I Thessalonians 4:16, Revelation 10:7, and 18:4. And God will continue casting the net and seining until He recovers the last name written in the Lamb's Book of Life, but an old shoe, crab or driftwood is not a good fish, and an intellectual, sceptic or unbeliever will never be elect.
Like the seed hid in the ground, the treasure buried in the field, the exquisite pearl that was unrecognized, the leaven concealed in the flour, the draught of fishes unseen in the depths of the sea and the Life of the shadows and types hidden in the Old Testament revealed in the New, the authority and power of the 'third pull' is concealed from common view in the heart of Christ's end-time Bride pending the latter rain at the close of the Christian dispensation. Even the 'rapture,' which has been in PROCESS since the revelation of the Seven Seals in 1963, is concealed from all outside of Christ's end-time Bride as was His Coming in Revelation 10:1-4 between the Sixth and Seventh Vials (Revelation 16:15-16). "Then kairos time will be past, all decisions will have been made and destinies decided. Christ will come quickly with recompense to render to each according to his doings" (Revelation 22:11-12).
Matthew 13:53-58, "When Jesus had finished these parables, He departed, and coming into His own town He taught them in their synagogue. They were astonished, and said, Whence did this man's wisdom and mighty miracles come? Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brethren, James, and Joseph, and Simon, and Judas? And His sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then did He get all this? And they were offended at Him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own town, and in his own house. And because of their unbelief He could not perform many mighty works there".
The Nazarenes regarded Jesus not as their inferior, but themselves as His equals, and doubted only His claim to superiority, which was forced upon them by His wisdom and miracles. It is the same natural surprise as when an old acquaintance meets his former humble associates with a distinguished rank or reputation. The Lord often experienced the same reproach veiled behind Brother Branham.
"While the Bridegroom tarried" and because of the infirmity of the flesh, the wise and foolish virgins slumbered and slept through the seven Church Ages. When Christ returned in 1963 at the end of Laodicean Church Age "all those virgins heard the Midnight cry or shout of Brother Branham's Message introducing His second or 'parousia' Coming, arose and trimmed their lamps" (Matthew 25:6; I Thessalonians 4:16).
Lamps provide light in the absence of the S_U_N. In the absence of the S_O_N we walk not by sight but a clear revelation of the "present Truth," not impersonating the second-hand religion of a bygone day. All of the virgins were awoken by the "shout" of the Prophet's Message and trimmed their revelation. But because they were slothful and dilatory, or because their pastor believed the letter of the Message without the Spirit, the foolish virgins do not receive sufficient oil to be reborn, and will sleep as martyrs of the world church system. But the wise virgin, truly awakened by the "shout" of Brother Branham's Message and in communion with "the Voice of the Archangel" need never sleep again. nl917.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.