Bible Believers' Newsletter 992
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we appreciate your emails and fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
Last Sunday I addressed a denominational Church of fine country people. I cannot recall when last I addressed or even entered a denominational service. The church building itself would be pleasing to God and its facilities were all one could want. Our main article today is a crystallization of some of the topics mentioned last Sunday with more detail and supporting scriptures. We contrasted the unregenerate false church of the first Adam with the elect Church of the last Adam; spiritual Serpent's seed with the Seed of Christ (Isaiah 53:10). We explained how Christ built His Body "line upon line, precept upon precept" with a different measure of Word and Spirit in each dispensation and shows how every division of the Body is measured from Christ, the Absolute and chief cornerstone.
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.
'Voices from Syria:' Syria's War for Humanity
September 20, 2017 — The Syrian Arab Republic is an ancient holy land surrounded by terrorist-supporting countries that want to destroy it. These countries, in turn, are supported by the US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
The secular government of Syria is led by Bashar al-Assad, its elected President. al-Assad is progressive and forward-looking. The terrorists invading and occupying parts of the country are neither progressive nor forward-looking, and most Syrians are happy to be rid of them. Many Syrians are critical of al-Assad for being too soft on the terrorists. They have dubbed him Mr. Soft Heart.
Al-Assad has earned the support of most Syrians by providing for them and by protecting them. Healthcare and education, including higher education, are free in Syria. Before the externally orchestrated and perpetrated war on Syria started, Syria was one of the safest countries in the world to visit. Now that the West has injected terrorists into the country and imposed illegal sanctions on Syrians, the war-torn country and its people are mostly defiant. The future of the country is theirs to decide, as per international law, and they will not be colonized. Their defiance comes easily thanks to the Western-supported, illegal "opposition" that confronts them . . .
The predictable result of engineered deception is that domestic Western populations re-main deceived and politically passive. The truth is inverted and large swaths of our populations remain deluded. Whereas the West and its allies support all the terrorists invading Syria, our domestic populations think that we are fighting terrorism. This is the great fraud of the "Global War on Terrorism" . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Fact Checking Benjamin Netanyahu's General Assembly Speech
September 20, 2017 — The speech was full of downright lies and "alternative facts." Here is the reality:
Yesterday, Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu spoke before the United Nations in a speech that served as a kind of appendix to Donald Trump's controversial, bellicose declaration that was delivered hours earlier. Both speeches predictably focused on Iran and both leaders told a great deal of untruths and half-truths about the situation. Here are some of the most glaring untruths, followed by a factual explanation of the situation.
Full story: theduran.com
Trump went on at great length about how America respects the sovereignty of every country and the people's will of every country, and how the US, despite its overwhelming military power, never tries to impose its will on any country. What was the administration thinking, or can it think? What about Yugoslavia/Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Pakistan, Crimea, Ukraine, Venezuela, Honduras, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, just to mention countries in the 21st century that have been subjected to US military attacks, government overthrows, and removals of political leaders who did not conform to US interests?
Is it respect for the sovereignty of countries to force them to support US sanctions against Iran, Russia, China, North Korea, Venezuela? Is it respect for the sovereignty of countries to impose sanctions on them? If this is not imposing Washington's will on other countries, what is? Is it respect for other countries to inform them that unless they do as they are told, "we will bomb you into the stone age"? (paulcraigroberts.org)
The CIA and the military/security complex are in full control of the US government. Trump has accepted his captivity and his assigned role as the enforcer of Washington's hegemony over every other country. Washington uber alles is the only foreign policy that Washington pursues. At the UN Trump actually threatened to wipe North Korea off of the face of the earth. He added to this threat threats against Venezuela and Iran. He demonized these countries as "rogue states," but it is Washington that is playing that role. Washington has destroyed in whole or part eight countries in the young 21st century and has 3 to 5 more in its crosshairs.
One question is: why did not the UN audience shout Trump down, a man standing before them telling obvious lies? The answer, of course, is money. The US taxpayers pay roughly one-quarter of the UN's annual budget, leaving the other 130+ countries a light load. Washington is succeeding in driving the world to Armageddon, because the world's leaders prefer money to truth, to justice, to survival. The UN diplomats see in their cooperation with Washington the opportunity to make money by sharing in the West's exploitation of their own countries . . . (paulcraigroberts.org).
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani delivers a clear and calm rebuttal of Trump's Hostile remarks at the UN
Pentagon falsifying Paperwork to send Arms worth $2bn to Syria
September 15, 2017 — The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) uncovered evidence revealing the Pentagon is not only shipping as much as $2 billion in weapons to Syria through shady means, it is also purposely covering up the paper trail.
The secret program began after the Pentagon's $500 million plan to train Syrian rebels ended in failure in October 2015, with only a handful successfully trained. The Pentagon then started a new programme of arming the rebels, BIRN and OCCRP outlined in their investigation published on Balkan Insight on Tuesday . . . Reporters have identified over $700 million in weapons likely delivered to Syrian rebels between September 2015 to May 2017. The Department of Defense has budgeted $584 million for the Syrian arms operation for 2017 and 2018; a further $900 million will be spent on munitions between now and 2022. The investigators report the $2.2 billion figure is likely an understatement. Full story: rt.com
Iran's Revolutionary Guards infiltrated US military, obtained proof of ISIS Collusion
September 16, 2017 — Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) operatives managed to infiltrate US military command centers and obtain documents allegedly proving collusion between Washington and ISIS terrorists in the region . . . "We have documents showing the behaviour of the Americans in Iraq and Syria. We know what the Americans did there; what they neglected and how they supported Daesh [Islamic State – IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL]," Press TV cited the commander . . . Izadi's accusations were backed by Iranian Parliamentary Speaker Ali Larijani, who claimed that "the United States has aligned itself with the ISIL in the region." No evidence to support the accusations has been released so far. Full story: rt.com
The Politics of Military Ascendancy
September 16, 2017 — Clearly the US has escalated the pivotal role of the military in the making of foreign and, by extension, domestic policy. The rise of 'the Generals' to strategic positions in the Trump regime is evident, deepening its role as a highly autonomous force determining US strategic policy agendas . . . Threats and intimidation succeed only against conciliatory adversaries. Undiplomatic verbal thuggery can arouse the spirit of the bully and some of its allies, but it has little chance of convincing its adversaries to capitulate. The US policy of worldwide militarization over-extends the US armed forces and has not led to any permanent military gains.
Are there any voices among clear-thinking US military leaders, those not bedazzled by their stars and idiotic admirers in the US media, who could push for more global accommodation and mutual respect among nations? The US Congress and the corrupt media are demonstrably incapable of evaluating past disasters, let alone forging an effective response to new global realities. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Israel & US open First American Military Base in Israel
September 18, 2017 — Israel and the US inaugurated the first American military base on Israeli soil on Monday, which will serve dozens of soldiers operating a missile defense system . . . The base is located within an existing Israeli air force base and will operate under Israeli military directives . . . Israel considers Iran to be its greatest threat, citing the country's nuclear ambitions, its development of long-term missiles, hostile anti-Israel rhetoric and support for anti-Israel militant groups. Israel has grown increasingly concerned about Iran's involvement in the civil war in neighbouring Syria, where its troops are supporting President Bashar Assad . . . Full story: miamiherald.com
Comment: This is an interesting portent. Having read the Bible Israeli self-styled Jews know the modern Israel state will soon be invaded and utterly defeated they have inveigled their unwitting US puppet to fight against prophecy. Had the Generals read their Bibles they would know that the united States mainland will soon be invaded.
UN Security Council Resolution 2375 on North Korea: Preparation for War?
September 16, 2017 — There is now a discernible pattern to US manipulation of the UN Security Council when it wants UN endorsement for US-NATO acts of aggression. It is a formula which led to the destruction of Iraq and Libya, and in 1950-1953 led to the destruction of North Korea and most of South Korea. This deadly trajectory is once again becoming visible, and the code is revealed in the three words: "all necessary measures," which are deciphered to mean US-NATO aggressive war . . .
The goal of these resolutions is the total destruction of the targeted victim-nation, in the present case, the independent socialist government of North Korea. Because the bar is continually raised, and it is impossible to comply with these imperialistic sanctions without betraying and destroying the core values of the nation being targeted, eventually the US compels the Security Council to announce that more "robust" (violent) measures are required, the end resulting in military attack upon the targeted nation.
Each sanction is a humiliation, an act of psychological violence and an assault on the dignity of the people of the targeted country. The sanctions are intended to cause such misery among the people of the nation targeted that havoc will result, culminating in regime change. If the victim has the strength to resist, more overt aggression will be used.
On September 8, 2017 the U.S. draft resolution revealed their ultimate intent: demanding the power to board North Korean ships, and use "all necessary measures" (military force) to coerce compliance to inspect their cargo. Although this demand was deleted from the sanctions resolution 2375 adopted on September 11, such coercion, if it had remained in the resolution finally agreed upon, would have the violation of the sovereignty of the DPRK, and would have constituted a form of rape of North Korea. Resistance by Russia and China resulted in the abandonment of that particular form of violation of the DPRK, but the cumulative force of the resolutions, now numbering 12, are strangling the economy and people of North Korea, and the US-NATO trajectory seems intent upon some form of military aggression, with or without UN Security Council approval . . .
Article 2 of the China/DPRK Mutual Assistance Treaty obligates China to defend North Korea if the US attacks. If the DPRK attacks first, China will not assist. While the DPRK will not initiate attack, ever, it is being subjected to intolerable provocations, set-ups and false-flag operations which may make it impossible to avoid counter-actions in defense.
The US Ambassador, many of the Security Council members, willingly or unwillingly and many others elsewhere are, it seems, deliberately refusing to respect, nor take responsibility for the horrifying massacre of 3-4 million North Koreans between 1950-1953, and ignore fact that the ongoing menace of South Korean and US military threats are inflicting an unendurable state of terror upon North Koreans, to which they must respond in the only way that will either ensure their survival or raise the cost of an attack against them to a point that the US-NATO-Japan-ROK axis are reluctant or unwilling to pay.
It is therefore alarming evidence of a stealthy plan to attack and overwhelm the DPRK in every conceivable way, that yesterday's New York Times announced South Korea's plan to "Decapitate" the North Korean leadership . . ."
The leadership of the DPRK has sought meetings with the US leadership for decades. The North Koreans never refused negotiations. The US refused all such meetings, perhaps assuming they could impose US will by force, in any case. South Korean "Decapitation Units" directly contradict US Secretary of State Tillerson's assurance that the US "does not seek regime change, nor regime collapse." The new South Korean "Decapitation Unit," the "Spartan 3000, will be mandated to conduct 'cross-border raids with retooled helicopters and transport planes that penetrate North Korea at night." This is a situation absolutely identical to the South Korean provocations that led to the 1950-1953 Korean war . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
New US Law blurs the Line between Hate Speech and Hate Crime
September 16, 2017 — Eleven years ago, this essay argued against hate-crime laws. One argument read "People can eventually be accused of hate crimes when they use hateful speech. Hate crimes laws are a seed that can sprout in new directions." This has now come to pass, I am sorry to say. This week, the Congress passed S. J. Res. 49, and President Trump signed it, making it part of the US legal code.
The law rejects "White nationalists, White supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups…" But why? Because of their ideas? Because of their expression of these ideas? No government that stands for freedom and free speech, whose charge is to protect rights, should be singling out specific groups by name and by law declaring them as outlaws or threats because of their philosophies. If they have committed a crime, such as defamation of character or incitement to riot or riot itself, then charge them and try them. But American government has no legitimate authority to single out some of its citizens in this way. This, furthermore, is an exceedingly bad precedent. Who's next?
This Congressional resolution is a declaration that certain kinds of groups, some named but many, many others open to inclusion, are to be attacked by the US government. The law urges "the President and the President's Cabinet to use all available resources to address the threats posed by those groups" . . . This law regards free speech as a threat, linking it to violence, painting them with one brush. There can be no justice that can stem from such a completely sloppy and inexcusably amateurish legal treatment. This linkage is made clear in paragraph seven with this language: ". . . communities everywhere are concerned about the growing and open display of hate and violence being perpetrated by those groups…" There is no distinction made here between the "open display of hate" and "violence being perpetrated".
I am just as uncomfortable with the notion of defining and singling out "hate speech" as some sort of new danger or threat or harmful activity or crime, to be dealt with by government or courts of law as I was 11 years ago with the idea of "hate crime". The standard categories of crime are quite enough without adding to them a government laundry list of prejudices and aversions that everyone is not supposed to express or feel, under penalty of government law. Full story: ronpaulinstitute.org
Comment: It is the "squeeze".
New Creation in Christ Jesus
Ephesians 2:20, "Christ's Church is built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone".
This is confirmed by the vision of Revelation 12:1 that showed the Church cross from "the Law of Sin and death" represented by the moon under her feet to grace in the Light of the S_O_N crowned by the faith of the apostles symbolized as stars reflecting His Light (I Corinthians 3:9-12). This revelation did not derive from "flesh and blood"—Peter, Paul, Martin Luther, William Branham, books and learning or seminaries, but from heaven "and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" (Matthew 16:17-18). Revelation is faith or understanding of God's unchanging Word in continuity from Genesis to Revelation; it is "the mind of God in you" (I Corinthians 2:11-16).
The Body of Christ is the true and elect Church, Word of His Word as Eve was the continuation of Adam's flesh and bone some hundred years after he was formed on the seventh day and after God formed the birds and animals and brought them to Adam to name. Prior to the virgin birth of Jesus Messiah, Adam was the only Son of God, created by the spoken Word (Luke 3:38). Woman is not original creation but a by-product taken from the side of man to help and serve him as Christ's Bride is made up of the Holy Spirit taken from the side of her Husband when God put Him to sleep on Calvary. And on the Day of Pentecost three thousand one hundred and twenty souls were born-again, or baptized into the Family of God, by the spoken Word of the hour.
Adam could neither sin, disbelieve or be deceived on God's Word for he was His spoken Word. Romans 5:12 and 19 inform us "By one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned." It was not Adam's sin, but the woman's sin. She should have been burnt with fire as the Bible says (Leviticus 21:9). Adam's disobedience was by faith not sin (unbelief), it enabled sin to enter and cause the forfeiture of our dominion which the Last Adam will restore in the renewed heavens and renewed earth. God's unchanging Word is forever "settled in heaven" (Psalm 119:89). "That Word teaches us that if a woman leaves her husband and goes with another man she is an adulteress and is no longer married and the husband is not to take her back. That Word was true in Eden as it was true when Moses wrote it in the Law. The Word can't change. Adam took her back. He knew exactly what he was doing, but he did it anyway. She was a part of him, and he was willing to take her responsibility upon himself. He would not let her go. So Eve conceived by him. He knew she would. He knew exactly what would happen to the human race, and he sold the human race into sin that he might have Eve, for he loved her" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 104:1). The first Adam was a type of the last Adam: by faith he knew he was the son of God and could no more be lost than God can be lost. Somehow sometime God must redeem Him, and when he did so Eve would also be redeemed for they were one flesh through the marriage union (Genesis 2:24; John 2:19).
Male birds and animals are generally beautiful while females are plain and save sexual relations for breeding. Human males are plain while females are beautiful and may have relations almost any time and for pleasure rather than procreation. Woman is designed so that she can deceive and be deceived (Genesis 3:22; I Timothy 2:14-15), for Satan tempts by the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life—women, money and popularity. You will have noticed that the first couple did not cover their mouths with fig leaves but their genitals (Genesis 3:6-7; Proverbs 30:18-20). Man and woman have not been co-equal in nature since Eve committed bestiality. Now she must be under submission to her father prior to marriage and obey her own husband in everything; so the woman, the Church, is under pre-eminence to her Husband Christ (Genesis 3:16; Ephesians 5:24; I Timothy 2:8-15).
In scripture "trees" often represent nations or people (Numbers 24:6; Psalm 1:3; Hosea 9:10): the two trees in the midst of the Garden of Eden were the theophany of Jesus Christ, who is the Tree of Life (Genesis 2:9; 3:22, 24; Revelation 2:7; 22:2, 14), and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, who is Lucifer.
Genesis 2:16-17, "And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the Garden you may freely eat: but of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day you eat [partake, or have knowledge] thereof you will surely die."
After the fall "the Lord God said, Behold, the man [not the woman] is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the Tree of Life, and eat, and live forever [an eternal sinner]: the Lord God sent him forth from the Garden of Eden, to till the ground whence he was taken" (Genesis 3:21-22).
If eating an apple or any other fruit roused the couple to self-consciousness of their personal contrasts it is time to pass the apples to modern women who display their form in immodest apparel. According to Luther's translation, "and when the woman saw," refers to the lustful looking of the woman enchanted by the glance germinating unbelief. "It was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to make one wise" or knowledgeable in the secret mystery how to "Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth" (Genesis 1:28). It was not an apple Eve ate, but knowledge "which she gave to her husband with her; and he partook." Eve became doubly pregnant, a case of superfetation, bearing superfecundation twins from intercourse with the Devil-incarnate Serpent, a handsome giant man-like creature without a soul, and her husband Adam in a short period of time while ovulating. In this case, two different sperm impregnated two different eggs. So "Adam knew Eve his wife [who was already pregnant by the Serpent (Genesis 3:1-6)]; and she conceived, and bare Cain [meaning acquired one, or possession], and said, I have begotten a man from the Lord. [Nine months later Eve was still deceived, believing Cain was the Son of God, the Deliverer. Had she waited for her prophet husband to receive the revelation from God she would have given birth to Jesus Christ (Revelation 3:14)]. And she continued in birth and bore his half-brother Abel [meaning vanity or transitory, for she knew he was not from the Lord but by her husband]" (Genesis 4:1-2).
Genesis 3:20, "And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living." But Adam was not the father of all living.
Elizabeth and Mary also understood that the "fruit" of which the Serpent and Eve and Adam "ate" was not an apple. Luke 1:41-43, "It came to pass that when Elisabeth heard Mary's greeting, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. And she cried out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. How is it that the mother of my Lord should come to Me?"
Furthermore I would draw your attention to the fact that throughout the Book of Revelation John represents Christ end-time Bride (as in Ezekiel 4 that prophet in turn represents the House of Israel and the House of Judah). In Revelation 10:8-11, "The voice which we heard from heaven spake unto us again, and said, Go and take the little Book which is open in the hand of Christ, the Angel which stands upon the sea and upon the earth. And I went to the Angel, and said, Give me the little Book. And He told me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make your belly bitter, but it shall be in your mouth sweet as honey. And I took the little Book out of the Angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. And He told me, You must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings".
This is precisely what I and other members of Christ's end-time Bride from the different Churches throughout the world have been doing since Christ opened and revealed the mystery the Book of Redemption. No one literally "ate" the Bible we have feasted spiritually on its contents, devoured and digested the revelation which in our mouth is sweet as honey. "For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart" (Hebrews 4:12). No denominational guesswork can stand against THUS SAITH THE LORD of the end-time Message. It is sweet and powerful in the mouth, but as soon as you become one with the unsealed and open little Book its revelation becomes bitter in your belly as you digest and come in the unity of faith "sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart" bringing the ten senses of your body and mortal spirit subject to the Voice of the Archangel, Christ, within your heart, placing the Message from Genesis to Revelation, separating you from the world and the things of the World that the Token of the Life of Christ will be displayed in your life (Acts 4:13).
I Corinthians 12:12-14, 19-22, "For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of that one Body, though they are many, are one Body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit [not "one water"] we were all baptized into one Body, whether Judeans or Gentiles, whether slaves or free; and have been all made to drink of one Spirit [not "one water"]. For the body is not one member, but many . . . And if they were all one member, where would the Body be? [All Lutheran]? . . . were the Body all Lutheran where would the saints of Pentecost and the Ephesian, Smyrnean, Pergamean and Thyatirean Church Ages be? And if it were all Moravian, Baptist, Methodist, Nazarene, Pilgrim Holiness, etc., sects of the Philadelphian Church Age, where would the Laodicean saints be: and the end-time Bride to whom Christ sent and vindicated a covenant Prophet to restore the faith once delivered to the apostolic saints, FINISH the mystery of God, and call His elect OUT from the Judaeo-Roman whore and her apostate (once) Protestant harlot daughters into the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation, where would we be (Malachi 4:5, 6b; Matthew 17:11; Revelation 10:7; 18:4; 17:5; Romans 8:19; Ephesians 4:13; I Corinthians 15:50-52)? But now are they many members, yet but one Body".
Jesus Christ is the sole Person of God manifest in flesh (I Timothy 3:16); the Members of His Body are Attributes of the same God manifesting "the present Truth" in its designated and decreed season and time (II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7). We must recognize our day and its Message and become written epistles of that part of the Body. Moses did not seek to deliver the children of Israel by impersonating Noah's Message; Luther did not impersonate St. Columba's Message, and Wesley did not impersonate Luther's Message. "The eye [or sleeping Pentecostal saints of the Laodicean Church Age (1909-1963] cannot say to the [Wesleyan] hand [or sleeping Philadelphian saints (1750-1909)], "I have no need of you:" nor can the head [where there is no blood, and no mediation for ignorance of the fullness of the Word (Revelation 4)—typing the Capstone Bride with the fullness of the Word which will change her in the atoms] say to the [Lutheran] feet [of the sleeping saints of the Sardis Church Age (1520-1750)], "I have no need of you" Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:"
The Church Age or PART-Word Members of the Body are made up. With the exception of some old Laodicean (Pentecostal) saints they have fallen asleep pending the first resurrection. These diagrams illustrate the Church Age members of the Body by Scripture, chronology and history. Brother Branham stood in the breach between the Church Ages and the Seals and delivered the end-time Message by which one may be baptized into the Capstone or Chief cornerstone of the Body.
God's Word is Spirit in a form we can receive by faith (John 6:63). There are nine dispensations in the Body of Christ formed by nine distinct baptisms of the Holy Ghost received by revelation of the Word delivered by the angel or Messenger to each Church Age. What baptized the saints of the Sardis Church Age into Christ was a life lived by a clear revelation of Brother Martin Luther's Message of justification by grace through faith. The last saint predestinated to that part of the Body was born-again in about 1750, completing the Sardis part of the Body. From that point Luther's Message of justification by grace through faith could not baptize any one into Christ because God added "another line, another precept, a further revelation of His unchanging Word" to Luther's Justification in John Wesley's Message of Sanctification, or Scriptural holiness (Hebrews 12:14; Isaiah 28:8-13), but like Israel the Lutherans, Congregationals, Presbyterians, Church of England, and other sects that organized around his Message shut their ears, built their denominational walled cities, and when the Gospel Trumpet sounded they could not come out into the liberty of Christ.
Organized religion is not of God. God cannot work in denominations which are whited sepulchres memorialising a genuine Move of the Spirit in a bygone day and their rejection of subsequent moves of the Spirit. From what we have said it should be clear that God's elect are baptized into the Body by the Word for the hour, not by water. Jesus said "Unless YOU are born-again you will never UNDERSTAND the Kingdom of God" (John 3:3), for the Kingdom of God is not over here or over there, it is within you by revelation of the Word for your day (Luke 17:21). New birth is by the baptism with the Holy Spirit. The new birth is a revelation just as the 'rapture' is a revelation.
Abel and Seth were members of Adam's family by birth. Their half-brother Cain, his offspring and those related by miscegenation are not in Adam's family and absent the Book of Life which is the genealogy of the first Adam. They are born LOST. "Cain was begotten of that wicked one [who incarnate the Serpent and seduced Eve as he will shortly incarnate the Pope to rule the world government Jesus declined] (I John 2:13-14; 3:12; II Corinthians 11:3; Genesis 4:5-16; John 8:44; Hebrews 12:8; Matthew 4:8-9). Jesus Christ is the last Adam, the KINSMAN Redeemer for the first Adam and his seed; He was not the last Cain whose descendents are irredeemable.
The family of the first Adam born through sexual union of a father and mother, "is of few days, and full of trouble" (Job 14:1; 15:14) whereas the Family of God is born of the Man whose Spirit quickens your soul which was born dead in sin and trespasses to new Life by revelation of the Word for your hour (John 3:6-7). Not the Word for Luther's hour, Wesley's hour or William Branham's hour, but "the present Truth." This is the invisible Spiritual marriage union of the Bride and Christ and what God has joined together man cannot put asunder. Unless or until one is born into the Family of God they are not a son or daughter of God.
The Blood has been off the Mercy Seat since the Laodicean Church Age ended in 1963, however the presence of Christ's end-time Bride makes this earth a Mercy Seat as we are the Blood of Christ by the baptism with the Holy Ghost because the Life is in the Blood. When we are translated this earth will become a Judgment Seat and Satan will be cast down.
"Now you know what withholds that man of sin, the son of perdition that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity was already at work [in Paul's day]: only the Holy Spirit who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way in the translation of Christ's end-time Bride. Then that wicked one will be revealed [incarnate in Rome's pope] . . . whose coming is in accord with the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders [uniting church and state and heading a federation of all religious as negotiated at Vatican II], and with all the deception of unrighteousness for those who perish because they received not the love of the Truth, that they might be saved. [Christ is the Truth, and Christ is the Word, but they prefer a creed]. Because of this God has sent them a strong delusion that they should believe the lie: [and two billion denominational so-called Christians believe the same lie Eve believed (II Timothy 3:13): God loves you so much, surely it doesn't matter how you dress or how you are baptized. "God loves all mankind; He loves the Baptists, Anglicans, Pentecostals and Presbyterians." But He does NOT. He loves His own. "Jesus died for everybody and told Christians to pray for everybody." He did NOT! Jesus died for His Wife as Adam died for his wife. Jesus said, "I pray not for the world, but for them which You have given Me; for they are Yours" (John 17:9)].
Jesus said, "My sheep receive My Word, a stranger they will not follow" (John 10:1-5). How can you be a sheep and a trinitarian? That's a Judas goat leading you to the tribulation! Since "the Holy Spirit guides into all truth and shows things that are to come" (John 16:13), and He has had two thousand years in which to do so it should be crystal clear to the dumbest boy in the class that the denominations are not "built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets." They each preach a different gospel, haven't the faintest notion what Jesus promised He would do in this our day and could care less. Obviously "they received not the love of the Truth," in other words Christ does not love them and has not chosen them for His Bride (John 15:16).
Titus 3:10-11 says, "Reject a fractious man after the first and second admonition, knowing that such is subverted and is sinning, being condemned of himself." If one cannot recognize the true oneness of the godhead, scriptural water baptism in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the revelation of the original sin, just walk away from them. You know the election is off. Jesus is not looking for bottoms on seats, but for hearts in the Gospel by a clear understanding of His revealed Word. The big cathedral is Satan's church, Jesus' Church is the "little flock" unrecognized by corporate Christianity.
John 3:5-6, "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I tell you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit." The natural types the spiritual, unless you are born-again you will never understand the revealed Word of God.
The word "baptize" means to fully immerse, not sprinkle or pour. I Peter 3:21, "As eight persons were delivered naturally through the water, the antitype in baptism is now saving us (not putting away the filth of the flesh [as in Jewish lustrations] but inward spiritual cleansing, the answer of our desire and longing for a good conscience toward God), for admittance to the state of reconciliation, a petition for the remission of past unbelief which is obtained by faith in the merits of Christ [and received at scriptural baptism] by the resurrection of Jesus Christ" (Acts 2:38-39).
Ham, his wife and Mrs. Noah were lost spiritually, and many seeking regenerational water baptism, an unscriptural hypothesis, simply change from a dry sinner to a wet sinner]. Any variation on Acts 2:38-39 is not "built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets" but sin which is unbelief in the revealed Word of God which was lost in the early reformation but restored "in days of the voice of the seventh angel" (Revelation 10:7).
The name of Martin Luther is perpetually linked to the doctrine of justification by faith alone. Indeed, the mere mention of this great Reformer's name conjures up thoughts of sola fide. For the leading service he bequeathed to the Church "was the entire destruction of the doctrine of human merit, and the thorough establishment of the great scriptural truth of a purely gratuitous justification, through faith alone." In addition to uncovering this hidden gem, Luther exposed its value in teaching that it is the article upon which the Church stands or falls and the first step in faith.
These great contributions notwithstanding, Luther's own doctrine of justification by faith alone is compromised by or at least in tension with his doctrine of baptism, particularly his understanding of baptismal regeneration. In addition to Luther's contemporary Anabaptist opponents, others like Karl Barth and James Atkinson have called attention to this problem. While not addressing Luther in particular, a number of Reformed theologians with a robust doctrine of the sacraments have viewed sola fide and baptismal regeneration as incompatible. For example, James Bannerman readily admits to his Baptist opponent that "if Sacraments are regarded as the causes or the means of justification, they are utterly inconsistent with the Protestant doctrine of justification by faith alone." Furthermore, he asserts that it is legalistic to make the sacraments "instruments of justification and the source of faith".
The natural marriage union types the spiritual. The invisible marriage union begins when we hear Christ's call to us personally; this is His proposal which we may accept or decline. Upon acceptance we confess and repent of our past sin or unbelief in the revealed Word of God. Smoking, drinking, adultery, murder and idolatry are the fruit of unbelief just as "love, joy, peace and longsuffering" are fruits of the Spirit (Galatians This requires us to have a clear understanding Who Jesus Christ is, not one of three, or six of one and half a dozen of the other but the Supreme Deity, the Almighty. And What He has accomplished as our KINSMAN Redeemer by paying sin's price in our stead.
A betrothal is a marriage so we take His compound redemptive Name LORD JESUS CHRIST in water baptism. If you are not baptised in that Name you are not baptised in the Name (singular) of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost which are three of His many Titles or dispensation claims.
The second step of faith is sanctification by the Blood: in the natural this is the only cleansing healing stream for our body. In the spiritual, sanctification cleanses our mind for as a man "thinks in his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7). Our holy mind under pre-eminence to the Word brings our body subject. Sanctification is a lifelong process of separating from the world to the Word. As we mature in the faith of Jesus Christ we receive correction by the Word and apply that to hallow our life.
The third step of faith is the baptism with the Holy Spirit or new birth whereby we become one with the Word for our day. One cannot be born-again outside a life lived by a clear understanding of "the present Truth." Christ is not building His Body with "gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay or stubble" but by revelation upon revelation "till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ: that henceforth we are no longer children, tossed to and fro, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: from whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, makes increase of the Body unto the edifying of itself in love".
In our opening text Paul identified "Jesus Christ Himself as the chief corner stone." The Body He is building is the Word of God manifest in the flesh of His glorified Family of God-men. He is the first of that creation. God the creator, creating Himself a part of His creation (Revelation 3:14). This is a special designation of Himself. He was God created in the form of man. Now by His Spirit He is creating many Sons unto Himself. He is the Creator of that Church. The heavenly Bridegroom created His own Bride. This is a NEW CREATION and it is almost finished.
Colossians 1:18, "And He is the head of the Body, the Church: Who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; that in all things He might have the pre-eminence".
II Corinthians 5:17, "Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a NEW CREATION, old things have passed away, behold all things are become new." Although man was of the OLD ORDER or creation, now in UNION WITH CHRIST, he has become the NEW CREATION of God.
Ephesians 2:10, "For we are His workmanship CREATED IN UNION WITH CHRIST JESUS unto good works." The Body is made of the lively stones of the fleshly tables of the heart of His elect Church, the wise virgins. He, Himself is the five-sided Capstone of the building "From whom the whole building fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, makes increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love" (Ephesians 4:16). We now have the perfect interpretation of the Word with divine vindication and with no need of mediation for ignorance Christ's end-time Bride is forming the Capstone for we are one with the Word.
In Matthew 21:42-44, "Jesus told the chief priests and Pharisees, "Did you never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders [Israel] rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? Therefore I assure you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder" (Daniel 2:43-44).
The Great Pyramid is the Bible in stone built by Enoch before the Great Flood. The capstone was never placed because it represents Jesus Messiah whom Israel rejected and crucified. The Capstone is down for those who are baptized into Christ by the end-time Message. The rest of the world is imprisoned in the breach and will enter the Great Tribulation where in order to retain their names in the Book of Life and salvation they will be martyred as will the 144,000 born-again Israelite saints.
As we have explained, God set "enmity" between the seed of the Serpent and the seed of the first and the last Adam; the seed of the Serpent was in Noah's Ark and that enmity is extant (Genesis 3:15). God separated them at the Tower of Babel, and "as it was in the days of Noah" He is separating us from the natural and spiritual Serpent's seed today (Genesis 6:1-13; Matthew 24:37). Denominationalism is spiritual Serpent's seed, and as it was in the Garden of Eden the mark of the beast is human wisdom hybridised with God's unchanging Word to produce creeds, traditions and "vain repetitions that make the Word of God of none effect." The trinity, the Apostle's Creed (so-called) and baptism in three Titles are prime examples carried over from the Judaeo-Roman Universal church. As Son of God Christ interceded for this ignorance and "winked at" this spiritual adultery so long as the Bible was sealed, but since the Seals have been revealed He is in the office of Son of man and Judge (Matthew 6:7; 15:1-9; John 5:27).
Christians do not 'say prayers,' we pray. The Lord's Prayer is not a prayer but an instruction requested by His disciples, "Lord, teach us [how] to pray." His instruction may be summarised in the acronym ACTS: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication, not a form of words to recite. Jesus' first words are "When you pray do not use vain repetitions as the heathens do" (Matthew 6:7-15; Luke 11:2-4).
The anti-Scriptural Nicaean Creed was written two hundred years after the decease of the original apostles, is contrary to "the foundation of the apostles and prophets" and lays the dogmatic foundation of the Judaeo-Roman false church that organized at the First Nicaea Council. She styles herself the second Eve and mother of all spiritual living. Here she broke the First Commandment and committed adultery against her espoused Husband, the Word! This creed was 'approved' over a century later at the Council of Chalcedon in AD451. This is hardly THUS SAITH THE LORD revelation from Above. I have The Ante Nicene Fathers, The Nicene Fathers, and The Post Nicene Fathers, who were carnal and not saints, that is, they were not Christians. It might be observed that the Creator God is sovereign, not democratic whereby He can be defined by a show of human hands. How grossly carnal. Is it any wonder the Christian ministers and bishops did not attend the Council meetings.
The pagan Babylonian trinity of Gods is worshipped by Imperial Rome and every nation, tribe and tongue this side of the Flood, whether blanket natives or the Academe, was introduced into Christendom at Nicaea. When the Northern Kingdom of Israel adopted trinitarian worship God dissolved the nation and scattered the ten tribes throughout the Assyrian Empire whence they will return to the Land of their Covenant when the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews abandon the modern Israel State after its soon-coming defeat. When the southern kingdom, Judah, adopted trinitarian worship the Lord sent His servant Nebuchadnezzar to burn His Temple, sack Jerusalem, transport her subjects into lifetime Babylonian exile, and commence "the times of the Gentile" dominion over the nation unto the consummation (Daniel 9:27).
Every Church reciting a real Apostle's Creed would declare:
I believe God is One Spirit, not two spirits and one Man (Exodus 20:3; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:21; John 4:24; Revelation 1:8).
I believe everyone must "repent, and be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call" (Acts 2:38-39; 4:12. There is no other 'prescription' in scripture whereby one may receive remission of sins.
I believe a women who cuts her hair signifies she has rejected the authority of God and men (Numbers 5:18; Isaiah 47:2; Jeremiah 7:29-30; I Corinthians 11:1-16).
I believe it is abomination for women to wear bifurcated clothing (Deuteronomy 22:5; Zephaniah 1:8; Matthew 5:28; I Timothy 2:9-10; I Peter 3:3-6).
I believe in observing the Lords Supper in the evening, not transforming it into His breakfast or lunch. I believe only those who are genuinely born-again by the Word of the hour are entitled to participate. I believe the unleavened wheaten bread should be prepared by holy hands, and the red wine made by holy hands or feet. I believe foot washing should follow the Lord's Supper as He commanded.
I believe the mark of the beast is human wisdom reasoning against the revealed Word of God. I believe that under the Judaeo-Roman Universal church the apostate (once) Protestant churches will martyr those who refuse to obey Rome or receive her trinity doctrine as she martyred scores of millions of Christians from the time of Augustine of Hippo to the nineteenth century. I believe that the murderous activities of the mercenary armies recruited, trained, funded, armed and paid by the United States and NATO crucifying, beheading and otherwise killing is a program designed to harden the hearts of apostate Christendom (so-called) for the bloodier persecution Jesus prophesied in Revelation 13.
I believe all of the churches outside the circle of this Message, and many within are materially "rich and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; but spiritually they are wretched and miserable and bankrupt of faith, blind to God's Word and naked of the Blood" (Revelation 3:17-20; 18:4; Romans 11:32; Galatians 3:22; II Timothy 3:1 – 4:4).
I believe God can do nothing of great moment without first displaying a sign in the heavens and sending and vindicating a Prophet with warning and a way to escape the Judgment (Amos 3:7; Malachi 4:5, 6b; Matthew 17:11; Revelation 1:1; 3:14; 10:7; 22:6-11, etc.,). A prophet is a sign of JUDGMENT.
I believe Christ opened the Seven Seals on about March 8, 1963 (Revelation 5:5-8; 10:1-4) and revealed them to his Prophet William Branham after he returned to his Church. He delivered the revelation to the congregation from March 17 to 24, 1963.
I believe that "when Christ had opened the Seventh Seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour" (Revelation 8:1). That was fifty-four years ago. That silence in heaven will soon be broken by the sounding of Israel's Seventh Trumpet (Revelation 11:15), accompanied by the manifestation of the Sixth Seal and Seventh Vial marking the end of the Gentile dispensation and the start of the Day of the Lord.
I believe the end of the Christian dispensation will be marked by an earthquake that will sink Los Angeles and a 1,500 x 300 – 400 mile segment of earth's crust beneath the Pacific, with tidal waves devastating the east coast of Australia, and much more as the Bible has promised. nl992.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.