Bible Believers' Newsletter 982
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; it is always good to see you.
Our feature article this week has been prepared in response to "A Question on Daniel's Seventieth Week" that was put to us by a long-time subscriber. In our reply we identify various 'time periods' associated with this prophecy, many of which overlap. We cover a little past history—what Jesus has done—and place the prophecy in relation to "the present Truth," and what Jesus is doing now. I believe you will find this teaching easy to verify with history and the Scripture of truth, and thereby identify the Church historically and recognize your position in the Body. You will be able to correctly identify and place where our 144,000 elect Israelite attendants will be in the near term, both geographically and in the Word of Truth for the restoration of the Kingdom to Israel in the millennium.
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.
Genetically Modified Bread given Green Light by Vatican
July 10, 2017 — Cardinal Robert Sarah, has stated that Catholic priests can use genetically modified bread during the Eucharist—but not 'gluten-free' bread . . . "It is altogether forbidden to use wine of doubtful authenticity or provenance . . . Catholics believe turns bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ" . . . the OK to the use of GM unleavened bread . . . encapsulates everything which is antithetical to basic, informed wisdom—never mind spiritual guidance. To deliberately distort the composition of the genetic code of life, is to go against the principle of reverence for the species. Doubly so since this is only undertaken to increase the profits of the corporations that patent the engineered plants. The cardinal then states that such bread should only be made by people "distinguished by their integrity."
A great swathe of the world's activities are run from the Vatican, in its link-up with Washington DC and The City of London. None of which are government or citizen controlled. They are tax-free 'corporations,' boasting their own private police forces and independent status from the rest of society.
Here is where the hierarchical pseudo-elite devise their 'new world order' ambitions. Their plans to take control over all aspects of planetary life. They work closely with the international banking cabal and with heads of state. They comprise the top end of the 0.2% pyramid elite whose ethos is to dominate within the construct of a totalitarian world, in which all those 'below' act as their minions . . . Throughout the world 70 to 80% of individuals are against the use of GMO in the food chain. They perceive, in spite of mega bucks worth of corporate attempts to sell the GM message, that this laboratory inspired experiment is a dangerous and crass distortion of nature . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: "Je dois porter le 'Bon Dieu' demain a un malade," dit le pretre a sa servante; "mais il n'y en a plus dans le tabernacle." In plain English: "I must carry the 'good God' to-morrow to a sick man," says the priest to his servant girl. "But there are no more particles in the tabernacle. Make some small cakes that I may consecrate them to-morrow." And the obedient domestic takes some wheat flour, for no other kind of flour is fit to make the god of the Pope. A mixture of any other kind would make the miracle of "transubstantiation" a great failure. The servant girl accordingly takes the dough, and bakes it between two heated irons, on which are graven the following figures, C.H.S. When the whole is well baked, she takes her scissors and cuts those wafers, which are about four or five inches large, into smaller ones of the size of an inch, and respectfully hands them over to the priest. The Egyptians worshipped God under the form of crocodiles and calves. The Greeks made their gods of marble or of gold. The Persian made the sun his god. The Hottentots make their gods with whalebone, and go far through the storms to adore them. The Church of Rome makes her god out of a piece of bread! Is this not Idolatry? From the year 1833, the day that God in His mercy opened my eyes, my servant had used more than a bushel of wheat flour, to make the little cakes which I had to convert into the Christ of the Mass. Some of these I ate; others I carried about with me for the sick, and others I placed in the tabernacle for the adoration of the people (Fifty Years in the Church of Rome by Charles Chiniquy, a priest who became a Christian).
US may soon face an Apocalyptic Seismic Event
April 11, 2016 — An ever increasing number of earthquakes in the United States may soon bring the country to ruin, as geologists, journalists and politicians say. The University of Washington has already presented seismological charts showing a gigantic geological rift that stretches across the central states of the US from north to south, and marks the region of a possible split of the North America continent in two. As it has been reported by geologists, for the first time this anomaly was discovered in 1960's, when scientists found a strange underground rupture along the Lake Superior that would run south . . . Following studies showed that this anomaly was stretching across the whole continent . . . the relationship between fracking and the mounting number of earthquakes has been brought to light by the US Geological Survey, that would note that the number of earthquakes in the US has increased drastically over the last six years. In fact, it expects an abrupt increase in the number of seismic events in some regions of the country where fracking is used including Oklahoma, California, Texas, Kansas, Colorado, Ohio, Alabama and New Mexico.
[Comment: Prophesying the sinking of Los Angeles Brother Branham said, "Nations are breaking. The world is falling apart. Fifteen-hundred-mile chunk of it, three or four-hundred-miles wide, will sink, hundred . . . or maybe forty miles down into that great fault out yonder, one of these days, and waves will shoot plumb out to the state of Kentucky. And when it does, it'll shake the world so hard that everything on top of it will shake down" (A Thinking Man's Filter, p. 25:145).
"God set the moon to watch the sea. And when the moon begins to turn its back, when the earth turns away, here comes the tide in. But when he wakes up, the next morning, looks back this a way, the tide runs back to its place again. It's a watchman."
"Oh," you say, "that's just on the seashore."
No. That's right up here in Arizona, plumb back over in the state of Kentucky, wherever you dig a hole down in the ground far enough to find salt water. You'll find out, when that tide goes out, that salt water goes down in the pipe. And when the tide comes in, it also raises, hundreds of miles from the seashore" (A Paradox, #19:1, par. 98-99)].
I believe links in this article claim that not only does California float on the Ocean but that it is possible that the ocean extends underground to Nevada. Also view youtube.com.
[The natural types the spiritual]: But the split in the United States is not being predicted by the USGS alone, since the recent seismic political events aggravated the growing discord within the US society in the wake of the US presidential campaign.
Western journalists are sounding the alarm—America's youth is now fascinated with the concepts of socialism and communism. According to the poll conducted by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC), half of all Americans under 35 years would love to be represented by a socialist president . . . To date, the petitions on the separation from the US have been filed by a total of 40 states. Texas that is viewed as the last bastion of conservatism has already gathered more than 100 thousand signatures under its petition for obtaining the status of an independent state. Behind it are Louisiana, Florida, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.
Therefore, aside from the major geological rift that may soon hit the US, there's a deep social and political rift to be observed, which may, in case of loss of all confidence in the existing political system result in a major outbreak of violence. Full story: journal-neo.org
Comment: Brother Branham prophesied these natural and spiritual phenomena years ago. The last Church Age was Laodicea (1909-1963) which means "people's rights" or communism: this is the spirit ruling the world today. The one way of avoiding its curse is to be born-again and a written epistle of the Message of God's Prophet through a clear revelation of the seven thunders of Revelation 10 which is the mystery of the unwritten Seventh Seal.
Laodicea was one of the most politically important and financially prospering cities in Asia Minor. Frequent earthquakes finally caused its complete abandonment. Laodicea was so wealthy that although overthrown by an earthquake in the reign of Nero in AD62, it quickly recovered, and from its own resources soon assumed its pristine glory. This historic type from the East will repeat in the West:
Laodicea is a woman's name, and America is a woman's nation. It formed the point where three roads converged and met, just like America: religion, politics, and demonic power. Like ancient Laodicea, the united States will be struck by "a great earthquake of a magnitude unprecedented since man was upon earth" (Revelation 16:18). This will mark the close of the Gentile dispensation. After a short and powerful demonstration of the Spirit this little hunted and persecuted group of Christ's end-time Bride will go to be with Jesus. The US mainland will be invaded and briefly garrisoned. Satan will be cast down to earth and incarnate the pope. He will activate the federation of world religions set up by Vatican II to unite as a bulwark against Judaeo-Communism. Having restored peace (Revelation 13:4) he will be acclaimed president of the Anglo-Zionist one world government he once offered Jesus (Matthew 4:8-9). In covenant with the Jewish banksters Rome will refinance the US dollar with gold backing (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 17:11-18).
In the united States the (once) Protestant churches will unite with the state and after the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week the US military will force the mark of the beast, Rome's Babylonian trinity of gods, on pain of death (Revelation 13:15-18).
Judaeo-Communism always follows Judaeo-Catholicism so Jewry will re-communise Russia when Vatican City State breaks her covenant (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 17:17). This calculated 'blowback' from the Neocon-led US invasion and coup of the Ukraine and NATO's trade and economic sanctions against Russia deployed by the enemy of God and man ensures control of both sides to every dispute, and as in martial arts, redirects the superior power of an opponent against itself (Genesis 3:15).
In Revelation 17 and 18 there are two Babylons: one is the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church; the other is the Jews' Babylon "by whose sorceries all nations are deceived." This is the unelected 'Fourth Estate' (so-called): Hollywood Los Angeles and the media, whose surreal psychological warfare manipulates the minds of billions with disinformation, misinformation, 'fake news' and propaganda in film, media, entertainment and education more effectually than does the religion, authority, laws, guns and the will of electors in the three democratically recognized estates. Brother Branham said: "Our nation is not secure. We've thought we were. So did the Babylonian Kingdom think so, but all the time there was a wicked nation working. And there's been a wicked nation working, until now we know that they're ahead of us, and we're at their mercy" (The Handwriting on the Wall, #14:7, p. 14:107).
Mine Side of the Story
Few people realize just how popular Adolf Hitler actually was, prior to World War II, not just within Germany, but also throughout greater Europe. By 1935, after just two years in power, it had become clear to the world that the atrocity stories about Germany were baseless. The Jewish boycott effort had failed; Hitler had renounced any claims to the disputed Alsace-Lorraine region (France); and the rapid economic, cultural and social recovery of Germany was self-evident. Monarchs, Prime Ministers, politicians, clergymen, artists and poets from across Europe were publicly singing the praises of 'The Fuhrer.' Even some Americans came to admire Hitler from afar. Germany was a depressed, demoralized and ransacked country when Hitler assumed control in 1933. However, in just four years' time, a 33% unemployment rate was brought down to essentially full employment. Once not worth the paper it was printed on, the German Mark became the most stable currency in the world. Germany under Hitler also experienced a cultural and moral rebirth that even its former enemies—the ones who had plunged her into despair following the cruel and unusual post-World War I Treaty of Versailles—now marvelled at Germany's resurgence . . .
Full story: realhistorychannel.org
A Question on Daniel's Seventieth Week
Deuteronomy 29:26-29, "They went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and whom He had not given them: and the anger of the Lord was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this Book: and the Lord rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day. The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the Words of this Law".
Leviticus 26:18, "And if after all these things you will still not obey Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins".
In response to Newsletter 981 a subscriber wrote: "It appears from the text below, that you, et .al, see Daniels' 70 Week nation as a time period rather than a recognition of the Jewish nation established when the captives returned from Babylon . . . Thus it would also appear that you hold to the futurist's 'gap' theory?"
Thanking him for writing I replied:
Daniel's Seventy Weeks constitute a definite 'time period' of 490 of prophetic years: the sum total of God's favour toward Israel as a nation, commencing 536BC to the restoration of the Kingdom in the millennium (Daniel 9:24). This period is divided into three definite 'time periods.' The whole is overlaid by another definite 'time period' from Nebuchadnezzar's investiture of Jerusalem to the consummation of life, described as four undefined 'time periods' of Gentile dominion over Judah and Jerusalem. Furthermore, from the Day of Pentecost to the Day of the Lord we have a second definite 'time period' encompassing seven undefined 'time periods,' followed by yet another definite and defined 'time period' "about the space of half an hour".
It is important to note that God sent Shalmaneser V and Sargon II to defeat and dissolve the northern kingdom of Israel because it had adopted trinitarian worship. Then when the southern kingdom of Judah adopted trinitarianism God had His servant King Nebuchadnezzar raze His temple, and take the Judeans to a lifetime's captivity in Babylon. These seventy years were based upon the sabbatical years the Israelites neglected to observe (Leviticus 25:2-6; 26:18, 21,24, 28, 34-35, 43; II Chronicles 36:20-21; Jeremiah 25:11; 29:10; Daniel 9:2-15). The above diagram illustrates the fulfilment of Daniel's Seventy Weeks with dates aligned to scripture showing 'time periods' in weeks of years, thus 7 x 7 or 49 years, 7 x 62 or 434 years, at which point Messiah was "cut off" when "all the people declared His blood be on us and on our children" (Daniel 9:26; Matthew 23:33-36; 27:25). 49 + 434 = 483 years, leaving one 'time period' of 7 years outstanding from the 'time period' of 490 years, which, when it is fulfilled will be the sum total of His dealings with Israel prior to the restoration of the Kingdom and usher in the millennium (Isaiah 9:7; 65:17-25; Daniel 9:24f).
When the Israelites as a nation murdered God manifest in virgin-born flesh to play the part of Adam's KINSMAN Redeemer they separated or "cut off" the nation from God. Israel's high priest Caiaphas, who plotted the deicide (John 11:49-52), was the sole mediator between God and the nation; his apostasy severed the relationship. As the sole Person of God creating Himself a part of creation (Revelation 3:14) Jesus Christ was the last Adam, the KINSMAN Redeemer for the first Adam and his fallen race, and the first in the new creation of God-men—each born of the Spoken Word like the first Adam. As Paul explains in Ephesians 1, God's purpose of being is to unfold and declare Himself in the flesh of His glorified Family; not a second of third person but "ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands." As Jesus Christ He is the Beginner and Author of this new creation.
In I Timothy 2:5-6 Paul explained, "There is one God, [not two or three], and one mediator between God and men [plural], the man Christ Jesus; Who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time." The Judaeo-Roman Catholic church impersonates Israel's pre-Christian Temple worship and the Roman pontiff impersonates Israel's high priest. Popes in succession pervert God's unchanging Word claiming "There is one mediator between God and man [singular]," that man is VICARIVS FILII DEI (Vicar or substitute for the Son of God), presuming to be the Holy Spirit.
Daniel's sixty-ninth week ended with Israel's cruel murder of Messiah, and the Christian dispensation followed as Isaiah 65:1-16 prophesied. Therein the name "Jew" has long been an execration (Jeremiah 29:22). "You will leave your name [Jew] as a curse among My chosen ones [Israelite and Gentile Christians]: for the Lord God will slay you [Israelites], and call His servants by another name [Christian]" (Acts 11:26). The Christian dispensation will extend from Pentecost until the manifestation of the Sixth Seal, Seventh Trump and Seventh Vial marked by the sinking of Los Angeles. After a month or so, mainland USA will be invaded.
Three days after the close of the Christian dispensation the first resurrection will commence along with the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation (typed in Leviticus 23 and Matthew 27:50-53). The final seven-year 'time period' will be divided in two. Following Israel's utter defeat (Isaiah 13:6-16; 6:9-13; Zechariah 14:2; Revelation 16:19, etc.,) and the mass exodus of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews, two Israelite prophets will minister for three and a half years to call out an election of 144,000 from among blood Israelites, who, no longer welcome in the Muslim lands of their exile will have returned to the Land of their Covenant for redemption.
Israeli imposters will return to their former hosts, England, Europe and the USA: Russia will be re-communised. The coup d'état in the Ukraine by Zionist-ruled United States, ongoing US and Israeli interference within Russia, failed bloody adventures in Georgia, Chechnya and Azerbaijan, NATO's embrace of former soviets encircling and threatening Russia, US belligerence against North Korea, China, Iran, (Pakistan, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil), and the bloodshed across North Africa to Iraq and Afghanistan) demonstrate the elders of Zion are apprised of Bible prophecy. Netanyahu and Israeli leaders have acknowledged the statistics in Jewish encyclopaedias show that historically Jews are non-Semitic; their ancestry is Edomite, Hittite, Canaanite and Khazar. There is not now nor has there ever been a Jewish race. They have accepted the verdict of Israeli historian and geneticist, professor Eran Elhaik of Johns Hopkins University in a study published in the journal Genome Biology and Evolution on December 5, 2012, that claimed European Jews (Ashkenazim) are not Semitic (Hebrew) people but are descendants of Khazarian Turkic tribes. This revelation by a fellow Jew struck the very core of the Zionists' myth that ancestors of European Jews were expelled from historic Palestine by the Goyim armies.
The Judaeo-Roman Universal Church, having confirmed her covenant with the international banksters and their black nobility (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 17:11-18) will refinance the US dollar with gold backing and rule over the Anglo-Zionist one world government. America's apostate (once) Protestant church will unite with the state to form an image unto the beast, and her blooded military will force the "mark of the beast" the Babylonian trinity introduced in AD325 at the First Nicaea Council, just as Imperial Rome and later the black nobility of the Holy Roman Empire forced her trinity through the Dark and Middle Ages, killing 68 million Christian martyrs. This will be the great tribulation, also called "Jacob's trouble" (Jeremiah 30:7).
In the midst of this last week of years Israel's prophets will be killed and lie four days in the street of Jerusalem, then resurrect and ascend to heaven. Jewry and their black nobility, the Khazar-intermarried royal and aristocratic houses of England and Europe will break their agreement with Vatican City State and the United States of America transferring their loyalty to a re-communised Russia. Then they will annihilate Rome and the USA with nuclear fire as prophesied by Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Jesus and William Branham (Revelation 16:19b-21; 17:16; 18:8-20). The Prophet said, "the last and seventh vision [of my 1933 apocalypse] was wherein I heard a most terrible explosion. As I turned to look I saw nothing but debris, craters, and smoke all over the land of America" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 322:3). In Revelation 13:14, we learn that the Judaeo-Roman beast spreads his influence through the Judaeo-Roman Protestant image which was built for him through Vatican II. The image that is made is a world-wide ecumenical council, wherein all the organized churches will get together with the Roman Catholics (they are confederating now). This union will come in order to stop the power of communism after the sinking of Los Angeles and the devastation of the US west coast and many coastlands, collapsing the US dollar, global currencies and the world economy. But since communism like Nebuchadnezzar has been raised up to burn the flesh of the harlot, Rome will be overcome and destroyed in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week. Take note that everywhere the Romish church went, communism followed. It has to be that way. Communism is not your only enemy. It is the Catholic Church also, and even more so. Protestantism and Catholicism produced communism by selling the Word for the world as the Jewish church sold Joseph.
With respect to scepticism concerning "the futurist's 'gap' theory," the 490 years of Daniel 9:24-27 derive from 490 years of Israel's violation of the sabbatical years prescribed by God over 850 years of their occupation of the Promised Land under the national covenant of Sinai, leaving a 'gap' of 360 years. Also, from the birth of Abraham to the Exodus and the birth of the Israel Nation we find 15 'gap' years. And from Exodus to the foundation of the Temple (Acts 13:18-21; I Kings 6:1, 37) we find a further 93 'gap' years which are explained in "Israel, God's Timepiece." Were we to examine the genealogy of Messiah in Matthew 1 and Luke 3 we would see many 'gap' years for which there is an understanding.
The greatest reproach to an Israelite is to be exiled from the land of the Covenant. Such excommunication is the most severe punishment God inflicts upon the people of Israel (Deuteronomy 4:25-40; 28:36, 63-68; 29:28). With "His rough breath" of judgment He blew Israel and Judah into exile for chastisement and purification (Isaiah 27:8-9). He does not exterminate Israel as He exterminates His enemies (Matthew 18:21-35).
Daniel's Seventy weeks of years apply to God's dealings with Israel, the sons of Jacob, not 'Jews,' as a nation. The first 483 years of His dealings began with the going forth of the command of His servant King Cyrus to restore and rebuild Jerusalem, and ended with their crucifixion of Messiah. In His mercy the Lord delayed the manifestation of the first Trumpet judgment by forty years before sending His servant, Roman General Titus to cause the now blasphemous sacrifice of animals to cease, destroy the city, raze "the Jews' house" that was once His temple, and banish Judeans from the city.
The Christian Church was inaugurated on the Day of Pentecost, and outside the Trumpet judgments God has not dealt with the Israelites as a nation since Calvary. Under the New Covenant Jesus Messiah "has magnified the Law and made it honourable" as prophesied in Isaiah 42:21 and fulfilled in Matthew 5:17-30 (Genesis 9:27 = Isaiah 54:1-5 = Zechariah 9:10; Deuteronomy 32:21; Psalm 2:8; Isaiah 11:10; 42:1 – 43:28; 49; Malachi 3:1). Not until after the close of the Christian dispensation and the resurrection and translation of the Church (Christ's mainly Gentile Bride) will He turn back to His servant nation of 144,000 elect Israelites who will all be born-again in one day as described in the above references from Isaiah (Amos 9:11-12; Acts 15:14-19; Zechariah 4; Matthew 24:29-31; Luke 21:24-32; Romans 11:19-32; Revelation 11:1-13). He can't work conflicting covenants—Law and grace—in one dispensation, and Israelites live mainly in the Muslim lands of North Africa and the Middle East, still trying to obey the Law, ignorant of the New Covenant. God can only speak with them as a NATION through the ministry of the two covenant prophets of Scripture (Deuteronomy 18:15-18; I Peter 1:20-21) who will show them whence they have fallen, introduce them to the New Testament and "the present Truth." He must also display a sign in the heavens (Ezekiel 42:3; Zechariah 14:4-5).
The Old and the New Testaments clearly state that God cannot renew His dealings with Israel and fulfil Daniel's Seventieth Week "until the full number of elect Gentiles has come in to Christ" (Romans 11:25). Jesus commanded the twelve, "Go not into the way of the Gentiles, or enter any city of the Samaritans: but go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel" (Matthew 10:5-6). Jesus lived under the dispensation of the Law given only to the Israel NATION and of no effect outside the Land of the Covenant. After Calvary He issued His 'great commission': "Because all power has been given to Me in heaven and [not just in the Land of the Covenant but throughout the] earth. Go and make disciples among all GENTILES [of Adam's race] . . ." (Matthew 28:18-19). Aside from a little gleaning for elect Israelites between the first Pentecostal harvest and the siege of Jerusalem, the disciples were NOT sent to Israel which will be born-again as a NATION in one day—all 144,000 of them (Isaiah 66:8).
Today God is dealing with INDIVIDUALS of Adam's race wherever they are and regardless of their nation, culture or colour of skin. Abram's new name means "Father of the GENTILES" (Genesis 17:5). "the blessing of Abraham" to Israel was a land of their own where they could find physical rest for their mortal spirit and corruptible flesh (Genesis 28:4). Under the New Covenant "The blessing of Abraham to us Gentiles is through His [promised Seed] Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith . . . rest unto our soul" (Galatians 3:14; Matthew 11:29). So when Brother Branham was at Cairo ready to fly to Palestine, the Holy Spirit spoke and said, "Not now. This is not the hour yet: more gleaning to do" (The Mark of the Beast and the Seal of God, #61-0217).
Daniel's seventieth and crowning week will commence and must conclude with the restoration of all twelve tribes in the Land of the Covenant (Revelation 7:3-8) crowning Jesus Messiah as their King and His Church as their sovereign Queen (Daniel 9:24f; Revelation 14:1-4; 19:1-8), even as they are martyred (Revelation 15:2-4).
We live in the very end of the end-time. All seven Church Ages are fulfilled; the last saint predestinated to the PART-Word Body was baptized into Christ before He opened the Seven Seals in 1963. Since we now have the perfect interpretation of the Word with divine vindication (Malachi 4:5, 6b; Matthew 17:11; Revelation 10:7) Christ is no longer a Mediator interceding for ignorance of the fullness of the Word. Redemption is over and He is King of Kings and Judge. Because Christ's end-time Bride is predestinated to receive the fullness of the Word through the Revelation of the Seven Seals, and the 144,000 elect Israelites are predestinated to receive the fullness of the Word through two prophets anointed with the same Spirit that anointed Moses and Elijah of old, we were all fully redeemed in Christ on Calvary and can no more be lost than God can be lost.
When God returns to deal with Israel as a nation their elect must be living in the Land. His objective under the Fifth and Sixth Trumpets was to recover and prepare the land for their return and redemption. These Trumpets manifest under the Fourth Seal. Matthew 24:7-8: "Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows."
These "sorrows" are earth's birth pains for renewal. Romans 8:22, "For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now." Earth was subjected to birth pains of increasing severity in the First and Second Woes with aerial bombing by hand and poison gas in World War I, and heavy tanks, carpet and incendiary bombing in World War II.
World War I saw Rothschilds and other Zionist self-styled Jews, Arthur James Balfour, Winston Churchill and their US comrades Chaim Weizmann, Louis Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter, Samuel Untermeyer, Henry Morgenthau et al inveigle England into the Balfour Declaration. This letter, whose meaning has been deceitfully misrepresented, ensured there can never be peace on earth until the millennium "but we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28).
German Jews betrayed their host in World War I and after the Armistice was signed Germany disarmed, but the Allies did not disarm and transformed the Armistice into Germany's defeat. The Kaiser abdicated and Germany was invaded by non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews under the Weimar Republic and looted, raped and transformed the nation into a bordello. When the National Socialists were voted into office they cleaned up the nation, restrained Jewry's corrupt practices, restored the economy, and encouraged Jews, who had equal rights with other citizens, to relocate to Palestine.
The hoax of Germany's extermination of six million so-called Jews in World War I was revised to zero and kept from the pages of history. Jewry made the same claim between the wars against the Jewish-ruled USSR but this was an extermination by Jews of twice that number of nominal Christians. The hoax of Germany's extermination of six million so-called Jews was repeated at the close of World War II.
Without rehearsing history, the Lord used what Josephus termed "The Wars of the Jews" and the subtlety of Zionist self-styled Jews to force an exodus to Palestine that would advance His objective. Germany enabled them to transfer money in the form of industrial and agricultural equipment to establish a permanent and viable productive economy in Palestine. God enabled them to build the essential infrastructure to accommodate the Israelites on their return to the Land of the Covenant after the modern Israel state is defeated and the Jews vacate as He enabled the Jebusites to build ancient Jerusalem for Israelites under Joshua to colonise. God never changes His ways, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28).
There is another definite 'time period' embracing four undefined 'time periods.' This refers to Jesus' teaching in Luke 21:24, "[Christ-rejecting Judeans] will fall by the edge of the sword and led away captive into all nations [following the destruction of Jerusalem in AD70]: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled." Continuing, Jesus speaks of the unprecedented concussion of nature at the manifestation of the Sixth Seal, Seventh Trumpet and Seventh Vial at the close of the Gentile dispensation, and the redemption of Israel. So this scripture refers to the times of Gentile political dominion over Jerusalem from Nebuchadnezzar to Armageddon and the consummation of Life.
Brother Branham covers this period in Daniel 2:31–45. "Herein is revealed an exact account of future, unfilled history that was prophesied to come upon the earth from the time of Daniel until Jesus would come and reign as the Son of David. It is known as "The Times of the Gentiles." It had within it four historical divisions which were known by the dominating empire in each division: Babylonian, Medo-Persian, Grecian, Roman.
The greatest and most absolute monarchy was the Babylonian which was typified as the head of gold.
The next in glory was the Medo-Persian which as history bore out was truly less glorious and was typified as the breast and arms of silver.
Then there followed the Grecian age whose king was the most brilliant of all military leaders the world has ever known so it was fittingly typified as the belly and thighs of brass but was less glorious than the other two preceding it.
Finally came the last kingdom which was the Roman Empire typified as the legs and feet. But wherein the former kingdoms were typified as pure minerals (pure gold, silver and brass) this last empire was pure iron only in the legs, for when it came to the feet it was a mixture of iron and clay, and mineral and soil just don't mix and produce constancy and strength. Not only is this so, but most amazingly, this last empire (Roman) would endure in its peculiar 'mixed state' right up until Jesus returns.
This Roman Empire of iron (iron signifying power and great destructive force against opposition) was to be made of two main divisions. And it certainly was for the empire literally split into two—East and West. Both were very powerful, crushing all before them.
But as the glory and power of all empires fail, so this empire began to fall also. Thus Rome fell. Pagan Imperial Rome was no longer iron. She crumbled. She was wounded to death. Rome could not now rule. It was all over. So thought the world. But how wrong the world was, for that head (Rome) though wounded was not wounded unto death. (Wuest, translation of Revelation 13:3, "And one of his heads appeared to have been mortally wounded, the throat having been slashed. And his death stroke was healed. And the whole earth followed after the Wild Beast in amazement.")
People look at Rome. They look at the nation of Italy. And as they look they do not realize that Rome with her strict confines where the pope has an actual area as his domain is literally a nation within a nation, and she has ambassadors and receives ambassadors. PAPAL FALSE CHRISTIAN ROME (she is even called the eternal city—how blasphemous) NOW CONTROLS BY RELIGION EVEN MORE ABLY THAN WHEN PAGAN IMPERIAL ROME CONTROLLED BY THE PURE IRON OF FORCE. Rome took on a new lease of life when Constantine joined church and state and backed the union by force. The spirit that motivated pagan Rome is the same spirit that now motivates false Christian Rome. You can see that is so because you now know that the fourth empire never went out of existence; it just changed in its outer texture.
Once the Nicene Council had swung the power of political Rome to the church, it seemed that there were no limits to which this First Christian Church would go. The name, Christian, which originally brought persecution, now became the name of the persecutors. It was in this age that Augustine of Hippo (354-430) set forth the precept that the church ought and MUST use force if necessary to bring her children back into the fold, and that it was in harmony with the Word of God to kill the heretics and apostates . . ." (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 194-195:2).
Paul described a second definite 'time period' encompassing seven then undefined 'time periods' which are now past history and defined by THUS SAITH THE LORD. We refer to the Gentile dispensation; contained within which were Seven Church Ages of PART-Word when the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals and as mediator Christ received the Word for the Age and interceded for ignorance of the fullness (I Corinthians 13:10b). In Romans 11 Paul described God's olive tree from which Israel's spiritually cultivated branches were broken off because of unbelief, and uncultivated but elect Gentile branches grafted in. As he explained, the Gentiles would apostatise at the end of their dispensation of grace and be broken from the tree, allowing 144,000 elect Israelites to be grafted in during the tribulation after grace has expired.
The first diagram portrays the seven Church Ages. The Capstone represents the fullness of the Word which was rejected and crucified. Christ opened the Seals and revealed them through His Prophet after the last Church Age ended in 1963. The Prophet stood in the breach between the Church Ages and the Capstone and revealed the mystery of the unwritten Seven Thunders of Revelation 10. Christ's end-time Bride forming the Capstone which is down for all who have been born-again by the end-time Message. The second diagram places each Church Age in history and signifies the intruding darkness.
Romans 11:25-26, "I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery, lest you be wise in your own estimation; that spiritual blindness has happened to Israel [as a NATION], until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. Thus the whole nation of elect Israelites will be born-again as it is written: The Deliverer [Jesus Christ] will come from Zion, and remove ungodliness from Jacob [not Jewry—whose time is in the Gentile dispensation, if they are in Adam's race]".
Brother Branham said, "The Seven Ages as set forth in Revelation Chapters 2 and 3 take in the whole span of the fullness of the Gentiles, or the whole time in which God is dealing with the Gentiles unto salvation. In every single age, bar none, it says the very same thing in opening and closing the Message to each age. "Unto the messenger of (Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea) write; These things saith He, etc., . . . . He that hath an ear, let him (singular) hear what the Spirit saith to the churches." Notice here that Jesus (by the Spirit) in EVERY age addresses Himself to ONLY ONE person relative to the Word for that age. Only ONE messenger for each age receives what the Spirit has to say to that age, and that ONE MESSENGER is the messenger to the true church. He speaks for God by revelation to the "churches," both true and false. The Message is then broadcast to all. But though it is broadcast for all who come within range of the Message, that Message is received individually by only a certain qualified group in a certain way. Each individual of that group is one who has the ability to hear what the Spirit is saying by way of the messenger. Those who hear are not getting their own private revelation, nor is a group getting their collective revelation, BUT EACH PERSON IS HEARING AND RECEIVING WHAT THE MESSENGER HAS ALREADY RECEIVED FROM GOD" (Ibid, p. 155:2).
"Thus the whole of the Church Ages is God dealing with the Gentiles, and calling out a Gentile Bride to Himself. That makes the 'Church Ages' and 'The Fullness of the Gentiles' one and the same thing" (Ibid, p. 71:1).
Lastly, and immediately before Daniel's Seventieth Week can commence we have yet another definite and defined 'time period' "about the space of half an hour," represented as the Capstone of the pyramid. This is the antitype of the holy convocation of the fiftieth day of Israel's Pentecostal feast that follows the seven sabbaths, rests or baptisms of the Holy Spirit that placed the Church Age saints into their division in the Body (Leviticus 23:15-21; Revelation 2-3).
The Capstone is yet another 'gap' of which the world church system is ignorant and could care less, but it is down. You will notice that John received the revelation from Brother Branham after the close of the Church Ages. Brother Branham was the Prophet of Revelation 10:7 and throughout the Book of Revelation John represents Christ's end-time Bride precisely as in Ezekiel 4 that Prophet represented Judah, and then Israel.
Throughout the seven Church Ages of "that which was in PART," the saints laboured trying to understand the mystery of the Seven Seals, but Jesus did not claim the Book and open the Seals until after the Church Age saints were finished (Revelation 3:22; 4-5). Since "that which is perfect or complete, [Christ the fullness of the Word] has come, that which was in PART is done away." Brother Branham's Message is the "midnight cry" of Matthew 25:6 which is the "shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16 confirmed by the heavenly Voice calling the wise and foolish virgin OUT from Rome and her apostate (once) Protestant daughter churches INTO the unity of the faith, to be filled with the Spirit for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation (Revelation 18:4; Ephesians 4:13; Romans 8:19; I Corinthians 15:52).
Christ's end-time Bride is not labouring to 'work out' by fallible human reasoning what God's Word means, we are resting in this holy convocation since the Lord sent and vindicated a prophet whose ministry finished the mystery of God and introduced Christ's second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming fifty-four years ago. By the grace of God we have THUS SAITH THE LORD the perfect interpretation of the Word with divine vindication.
This Prophet was William Branham, the "angel" of Revelation 1:1, 3:14 and 10:7, the sole person to whom Jesus revealed the Book of Revelation. John on the Isle of Patmos from AD95-96 saw and heard Brother Branham unfolding these mysteries as Jesus revealed them to Him between 1963 and 1965 "and bore record of Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw in the visions" (Revelation 1:2).
The Angel Gabriel told Daniel, "Seventy weeks are determined upon your people [Jacob's children] and upon your holy city [Jerusalem]:
- to finish the transgression
- to make an end of sins
- to make reconciliation for iniquity
- to bring in everlasting righteousness
- to seal up the vision and prophecy
- to anoint the most Holy
About 2,520 years have expired since Gabriel visited Daniel in 538BC and Israel has not fulfilled one of these six commands. Thus the 'time period' of Daniel's Seventieth Week is yet future. Daniel's Seventieth Week cannot take place until God anoints two covenant prophets in Israel.
In His grace God Almighty has revealed the mandatory sign in the sky, and sent the covenant Prophet of Malachi 4:5, 6b, Matthew 17:11 and Revelation 10:7 to restore the apostolic faith and finish the mystery of God. This man William Branham was "a prophet as thoroughly vindicated, or even more thoroughly vindicated than was any prophet in all the ages from Enoch to this day, because this man will of necessity have the capstone prophetic ministry, and God will show him forth. He won't need to speak for himself, God will speak for him by the voice of the sign. Amen" (ibid, p. 329). nl982.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.