Bible Believers' Newsletter 997
"We focus on the present Truth — what Jesus is doing now . . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
I pray you will receive blessing from our main article, "Parenthesis in Revelation 12," which describes how "the blessing of Abraham" is passed from those of his natural seed with like faith as Abraham, to those of Adam's race whatever their nation, tribe, colour or culture, rich or poor, king or pauper, provided they possess "like precious faith" in what Peter called "the present Truth," and very soon back to an election of 144,000 elect children of Jacob who will very soon return to the Land of their Covenant where they will be born-again as a nation in one-day.
Please take care to pay close attention to our news items, and be sure to read the full story because the Scripture and the prophecies of Brother Branham are rapidly coming to pass.
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.
NATO Terrorists used Chemical Weapons against Syrian Civilians
October 21, 2017 — NATO terrorists use chemical weapons against innocent civilians as policy. This is well-documented. NATO used weaponized white phosphorous against civilians in Mosul, Iraq, for example, and NATO proxy ground troops who call themselves al Qaeda, al Nusra Front, Daesh, FSA, and a host of other names, also use chemical weapons against civilians. Chemical stocks, for example, were discovered in liberated Aleppo . . .
But the imperial CW narrative has now shifted because the West has now admitted, somewhat inadvertently, that, yes "extremist groups" in Syria do use chemical weapons. Translated from the Newspeak: NATO terrorists use chemical weapons against Syrians . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
They are coming for Our Guns
October 19, 2017 — Predictably, in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shootings (which I am convinced was another government false flag involving multiple shooters) the US Congress is taking aim at our guns. Specifically, at least 16 gun control bills have been filed in Congress since the Vegas shootings. Montana Shooting Sports Association (MSSA) President Gary Marbut recently sent out this summary of current gun control bills in the US House and Senate . . . Full story: chuckbaldwinlive.com
Comment: Excellent scriptural and legal article.
The Iran Dilemma – the Tyrant has Spoken
October 18, 2017 — The tyrant, of course, is Donald Trump. He launched tirade after tirade, and keeps launching them, insult after insult, lies after lies after miserable lies at the Government of Iran—about Iran not fulfilling the conditions of the Nuclear Deal. The typical mass indoctrination of the western world through the presstitute mainstream media. Goebbels might smile in his grave, how well the neolibs or neo-Nazis have learned from the Nazis of his time [in truth Goebbels and Hitler were describing the deceitful practice of the Jews' Weimar Republic]—and perfected this science of deceit in the last 50 years. Fortunately, the counter culture, the truth seekers have also become more sophisticated. More people are waking up to the truth every day.
. . . Iran's negotiators, notably the Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, knew what they were talking about, namely that Iran had never any plans to develop nuclear weapons, but using the enrichment process for the production of nuclear power. This was, by the way, confirmed by all 16 US security agencies. To no avail. The [Jewish-controlled] media all but ignored it. The announcement received little coverage by the MSM and was soon shoved under the carpet by the massive western lie-propaganda . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
China and Russia are transforming 'Enemies' into 'Friends'
October 18, 2017 — Moscow, Beijing and Tehran, even as they addressed different situations, shared similar interests and came to coordinate their military, economic and diplomatic strategy . . . Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Syria are three countries that, when analysed individually, reveal this precise strategy . . . Particular attention is focused on the Middle East . . . the region where America's declining military power, unable to achieve its geopolitical objectives in Syria, meets with the progressive loss of Washington's economic influence, highlighted by the increasingly precarious position of the petrodollar that is about to be challenged by petroyuan deals between Saudi Arabia and China.
The military defeat of Syria's enemies was mainly due to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) together with Iran (plus Hezbollah) and Russia's military cooperation, together with Beijing's diplomatic and economic support. Thanks to the strategy adopted by Putin in Syria, Russia was able to stop the advanced project of the United States, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, France, the United Kingdom, Jordan and Israel to dismantle Syria. The Russian Federation gradually entered into the Syrian conflict, and the military results immediately favoured the axis of resistance, the US military unable to intervene directly to change the course of events.
The consequences of this choice have led historic allies in the region to doubt Washington's real commitment to the region and America's military ability to intervene in a conflict in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and change its course in favour of Riyadh, Doha, Ankara or Tel Aviv. The new Trump administration has showed itself not to live up to the expectations of Saudi regional hegemonic plans, even though the Kingdom agreed to buy up to $110 billion worth of US weapons and commit to further investments in the US.
Riyadh is in an even tighter position than one would ordinarily think. It has to individually support the weight of the petrodollar, which is increasingly shaky thanks to China's desire to eliminate forms of payment in US dollars by switching to the petroyuan. Moreover, Riyadh sees little tangible benefits to the US militarily backing its aggressive anti-Iran policies, even though Trump has shown different ideas than Obama on the Iran deal. Saudi Arabia shares a common interest with Israel in the region with regard to their shared anger concerning Washington's diminishing effectiveness in the region.
From the Saudi point of view, everything went downhill within a relatively short period. The defeat in Syria that coincided with the agreement on the nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—JCPOA) between Iran and the 5+1 countries. In both these scenarios, Riyadh feels the profound betrayal of its old North American ally. The Chinese economic pressure on Riyadh to accept yuan payments for oil, coupled with the growing ability of Moscow to effectively intervene in the region, and the renewed diplomatic and political role of Iran thanks to the JCPOA agreement, has left Riyadh on a certain path to destruction. The only solution is a strategic change that could affect the region in a significant manner.
The visit of Saudi King Salman to Moscow to sign trade agreements (an investment fund of over 1 billion dollars has been created) was of symbolic importance. The King's actions, conducted in person, reflected recognition of Russia's new dominant role in the Middle East as a result of American intentions to withdraw influence in the region. The need for the Saudi king to appear in person in Moscow also directly concerns the succession to the throne, with Mohammed bin Salman to inherit the keys to the kingdom, in spite of the disasters in Yemen and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) crisis caused by the clash with Qatar. In a situation of extreme weakness, especially with oil prices so low, the Saudi monarchy is left with few cards to play and has to initiate a dialogue with Moscow and possibly start some kind of cooperation in various fields related to energy and investment. Initially, the main excuse for the Moscow meeting between Putin and the Saudi king was to coordinate the production and sale of petroleum and gas, a necessity for both countries given falling oil prices over the last 24 months. The first goal achieved by Putin and the Saudi king appears to be a spike in oil prices to acceptable levels, following Washington and Riyadh's failed strategy to bankrupt Moscow by plunging oil prices.
Secondly, the meeting focused on the acceptance of Riyadh's defeat in Syria, recognizing Assad as the only legitimate leader of the Syrian Arab Republic.
A lot is developing behind the scenes, and this is evident with Riyadh now recognizing a political solution as the only way to end the conflict, something never mentioned by Saudi state representatives. It will be very difficult for Riyadh to give up the regime-change project, even if the political, diplomatic, military and economic pressure from China and Russia increases. A common faith accompanies [Dönmeh-Jew ruled] Riyadh and Tel Aviv, as shown with both repeatedly trying to persuade Putin to abandon his friendship with Iran and Assad, but without success. The loyalty demonstrated by Moscow to Tehran and Damascus has also had a positive effect on the Saudis, who must recognize that while Putin may have different views on certain issues, he is a man of his word; unlike the United States, where new administrations may sometimes throw friends under the bus, Putin maintains his promises, even under extreme pressure. In this sense, Trump's decision to decertify the Iran deal is a demonstration of good will to Israel and Saudi Arabia by the new administration.
Saudi Arabia finds itself with very low monetary reserves as a result of the lowered price of oil and involvement in several wars. To add to this is a military defeat in Syria and an even bigger debacle in Yemen. To cap it all off, the United States, its most valuable ally, is increasingly disinterested in the fate of the Saudi monarchy and the kingdom, thanks to increasing energy independence as a result of fracking. Adding to this, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has split as a result of the economic warfare against Qatar, representing another example of Washington not supporting Riyadh to the full extent the monarchy in Saudi Arabia would have been expecting. The reasoning for Riyadh is as simple as it gets. If Washington is not able to support Saudi Arabia militarily, but Riyadh has to bear the burden economically, then the Kingdom is in enormous trouble and needs alternatives like Russia and China. It is unthinkable for Saudi Arabia to continue supporting petrodollar hegemony while Iran becomes a regional leader in the Middle East.
The best way is by negotiating with the main players, and Russia looks like the perfect mediator, as recently announced. China is just waiting for all these disputes to settle down to bring to bear its economic power to definitively relegate to the past the last forty years of chaos in the region stemming from Saudi-Iranian rivalry.
For Riyadh, even if the attempt to separate Russia and Iran were to fail, it would nevertheless bring about relations that send a clear signal to the West. The purchase of S-400s is a clear demonstration of expanding Russian influence in the Middle East, and Riyadh perhaps has an understandable fear of American retaliation in the event that it starts to change course regarding the sale of oil in currencies other than the dollar.
Moscow has achieved a diplomatic miracle with Saudi Arabia, thanks to the military efforts in Syria, Chinese economic pressure through the issuing of petroyuan, and Iranian diplomatic success, stemming especially from the nuclear energy agreement, which has served to rehabilitate Tehran on the international political scene.
The purchase of advanced Russian weapons systems sends a clear signal and indicates that the Saudi kingdom is ready to assume a more neutral position and has started to knock on the door of the multipolar world, an acknowledgement of Chinese economic power and the military-technological predominance of the Russian Federation . . . Turkey is distancing herself from her NATO allies, gravitating more and more towards the orbit of the "axis of resistance" that consists of Iran, Iraq and Syria . . . Erdogan considers American aid to the Kurds as a betrayal of the worst kind from a NATO ally . . . Ankara, after numerous diplomatic and military failures, has rebuilt its role in the region alongside Iran and Qatar, in a context where its partnership with Moscow and Beijing will guarantee Erdogan a margin of maneuver to progressively disengage from the NATO system that has brought so many problems to the country. A future entry into the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) could seal Ankara's passage into the multipolar world, becoming in the process a fully fledged ally of Moscow and Beijing.
. . . Chinese economic power will allow Damascus to rebuild a nation devastated by six years of terrorism and foreign aggression. With Russian military capabilities, Damascus will have all the necessary means to end the conflict and stabilize the country, laying the foundation to prevent any future Western aggression. From a political and diplomatic point of view, the joint actions of Tehran, Beijing and Moscow, together with Damascus, are an integral part of the axis that stretches from Iran to Iraq and Syria and arrives at the Mediterranean, or could even go to Turkey. With the combination of economic, military and political elements, Syria has survived almost unprecedented aggression, emerging as the winner, thus ensuring its ability to determine its future autonomously without external impositions.
The path traced by Moscow, Beijing and Tehran is expected to stabilize the Middle East, thanks to the resolution of the Syrian conflict. Some key elements of this global change we are witnessing are: Chinese economic pressure on the Saudis to accept payment for oil in yuan; the eradication of terrorism in Iraq and neighbouring countries, thereby circumventing sanctions imposed on Iran by the US and its allies; and transforming Turkey into a regional energy-distribution centre . . . Syria, Egypt, Libya and Pakistan seem to hold great importance for China's future strategies.
Russia and China lead organizations such as the BRICS, the UEE, the SCO, and the AIIB. The grand strategy is to support the creation of an alternative to the US dollar-based neoliberal world order and to contain the effects of declining US empire. Nations will increasingly have to choose between two systems: whether the multipolar world order, based on friendship and win-win cooperation, or the unipolar one, based on the America's declining military and economic power.
Strong Chinese economic support, together with Russian military might as well as Iran's importance in the Middle Eastern region, are successfully shielding countries like Syria from American military interventions, driving a wedge between old US allies and paving the way for Washington's planned economic and military isolation in the region. Thus, countries similarly facing US pressure, such as South Korea, Mexico and Venezuela, will increasingly gravitate toward the multipolar world led by Russia and China, accelerating the decline and influence of the United States beyond the Middle East.
The multipolar world order is here to stay. The US is no longer the lone superpower but rather one among two other nuclear-armed powers. The sooner the US realizes this, the better it will be for humanity and for peace around the world. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Depression: How this Bull Market Ends
October 17, 2017 — Europe isn't the only place where debt runs wild and markets run helter-skelter. China is racing the US, Japan, and Europe to see which can blow itself up first. And China is winning!
Since 2009, Chinese debt has tripled, from $9 trillion to $27 trillion. And it shows no sign of stopping. Instead, the IMF says it will double again in the next five years—to $54 trillion. Our guess is that the pin and the bubble will get together before that. But the point we are making today is that US stock and bond prices do not sit solidly on the dour rock of real sales and earnings.
Instead, they dance to the same tunes and drink the same champagne as Europe's hopeless junk bonds and China's dead-end property developers. Even in the US, the Fed's target interest rate is 1.15%. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says prices are rising at a 2.2% annual rate. That means favoured institutions can still borrow at half the rate of inflation. The Fed's key rate has been negative, in 'real' (inflation-adjusted) terms, for so long that the capital markets are awash in cash and credit. Now, it's like rain on a flat roof looking for a hole. Liquidity carries no passport. It goes where the music plays and the liquor flows. But when the bubble pops and the party ends (which it surely will), it will go back whence it came, down some hole—to nowhere . . . Full story: bonnerandpartners.com.
The US supports the Biggest Financial Scam in History
October 18, 2017 — Above, we described what we believe is the true source of today's bubbly markets: fake money from the Deep State's finance arm, central banks. Today, we connect more dots. Specifically . . . why the stock market celebrated after 'The Donald' was elected . . . what role he plays in the Greatest Show on Earth . . . and what to expect next . . . Why did voters and investors turn their lonely eyes to a reality TV star . . . and put their trust and faith in a bombastic huckster, rather than a more conventional scalawag? Why did stocks rise after he was elected? What did they see that we didn't? In short, the fix was in . . . and Mr. Market knew it.
Fake dollar finance has been an abiding theme here at the Diary . . . for us, it is the biggest financial scam in the history of the world. It has moved at least $10 trillion from the people who earned it . . . to the rich and the Deep State elite. It has corrupted our institutions . . . our culture . . . our markets . . . and our government.
This system is supported by almost everyone—by Republicans and Democrats . . . by the mainstream press . . . by academic economists . . . by international organizations such as the UN, the IMF, and the World Bank . . . by the 'defense' . . . 'education' . . . and 'medical care' industries (all in quotations to signal our deep skepticism that they are doing what they claim to be doing) . . . and perhaps more importantly, by Wall Street . . . the system of creating 'money' out of thin air . . . controlled by the government and central banks . . . ends up in the hands of Deep State cronies and the elite . . . creates an economy that runs on credit, not real wealth or real output. It can only grow by increasing the level of debt . . . and is thereby damned to its own destruction . . .
There are only two major threats to this system . . . The first is the obvious one: economics. You can't increase debt levels infinitely. Sooner or later . . . The second is political: A determined, disruptive politician might be able to slow it down . . . or even reform it . . . there was some hope that Donald J. Trump might be such a man . . . Hillary Clinton was clearly on the dark side . . . the genius of Donald Trump . . . silence[d] the vestigial opposition to the Deep State . . . now we see what Mr. Market, in his wisdom, must have seen a year ago: Mr. Trump, not Ms. Clinton, was the real Deep State candidate all along. Full story: agoraeconomics.com
Comment: When God sends forth a message and tells the people, and they don't receive it, then He withdraws His servant and sends His plagues: famine, death, spiritually speaking, physically also. You watch for a depression, brother. You think you've seen something; you just wait after while. You haven't seen nothing. You think you're dying for a good spiritual revival; you wait till after a bit. You just wait, long and cry to hear the Word of God. The Bible said so. "There'll be a famine in the last days," said the prophet, "and not for bread and water alone, but for hearing the true Word of God." But that voice will be quiet in the wilderness somewhere, hid away.
He ordained the ravens, His servants. Bless them birds, His servants, that kept the voice of Elijah alive during the time of his isolation from the church. The ravens brought him flesh and bread at morning, and flesh and bread in the evening, and he drank from the little fountain while the rest of them down there were doing without any spiritual food and water" (Jezebel Religion, p. 22:100, Amos 8:11).
Our 'Elijah' died in 1965, denominational and independent churches have been apostate since 1963, yet the Voice of the seventh angel speaks louder and with more clarity nourishing our soul with faith for the 'third pull'.
If Europe doesn't stop its Boycott Campaign against Israel, we will destroy this Continent
April 16, 2017 — Israel has released a threatening video, warning Europe that if they don't stop their boycott campaign against Israel, their continent will be obliterated . . . Full story: iuvmpress.com
Comment: The continent has been marked for obliteration over centuries but Zechariah 14:2 says the modern Israel state will soon be utterly defeated, resulting in the mass exodus of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic Israeli self-styled Jews, enabling the descendants of Jacob to safely return to the Land of the Covenant for their redemption. When Jewry re-communize Russia they will destroy Vatican City State while the Judaeo-Roman Universal church is ruling Lucifer's one world government from Jerusalem. Once men of Mr. Netanyahu's ilk have "squeezed all they can out of the United States, it can dry up and blow away." Judaism which America's Chief Rabbi Stephen Wise certified is Communism, will "blow" America from the face of the earth, for "a consummation is determined upon the whole earth" (Isaiah 10:22-23; 28:22; Daniel 9:27; Malachi 4:1-3; Matthew 3:12; Revelation 19:19-21).
Why North Korea wants Nuke Deterrence
October 12, 2017 — Western media has been awash in speculation as to why, about a year ago, North Korea's "crazy" leadership suddenly launched a crash program to vastly improve its ballistic missile capabilities. That question has now been answered.
In September 2016, North Korean cyber-defense forces hacked into South Korean military computers and downloaded 235 gigabytes of documents. The BBC has revealed that the documents included detailed US plans to assassinate North Korea's president, Kim Jong-un, and launch an all-out war on North Korea. The BBC's main source for this story is Rhee Cheol-hee, a member of the Defense Committee of the South Korean National Assembly.
These plans for aggressive war have actually been long in the making. In 2003, the US scrapped an agreement signed in 1994 under which North Korea suspended its nuclear program and the US agreed to build two light water reactors in North Korea. The two countries also agreed to a step-by-step normalization of relations. Even after the US scrapped the 1994 Agreed Framework in 2003, North Korea did not restart work on the two reactors frozen under that agreement, which could by now be producing enough plutonium to make several nuclear weapons every year.
However, since 2002-03, when President George W. Bush included North Korea in his "axis of evil," withdrew from the Agreed Framework, and launched an invasion of Iraq over bogus WMD claims, North Korea once again began enriching uranium and making steady progress toward developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles to deliver them.
By 2016, the North Koreans also were keenly aware of the horrific fate of Iraq and Libya and their leaders after the countries did surrender their unconventional weapons. Not only did the US lead bloody "regime change" invasions but the nations' leaders were brutally murdered, Saddam Hussein by hanging and Muammar Gaddafi sodomized with a knife and then summarily shot in the head.
So, the discovery of the US war plan in 2016 sounded alarm bells in Pyongyang and triggered an unprecedented crash program to quickly expand North Korea's ballistic missile program. Its nuclear weapons tests established that it can produce a small number of first-generation nuclear weapons, but it needed a viable delivery system before it could be sure that its nuclear deterrent would be credible enough to deter a US attack.
In other words, North Korea's main goal has been to close the gap between its existing delivery systems and the missile technology it would need to actually launch a retaliatory nuclear strike against the United States. North Korea's leaders see this as their only chance to escape the same kind of mass destruction visited on North Korea in the first Korean War, when US-led air forces destroyed every city, town and industrial area and General Curtis LeMay boasted that the attacks had killed 20 percent of the population . . .
Awareness of the role of the US war plan in spurring the dramatic escalation of North Korea's missile program should be a game changer in the world's response to the crisis over Korea, since it demonstrates that the current acceleration of the North Korean missile program is a defensive response to a serious and potentially existential threat from the United States . . . Full story: consortiumnews.com
Comment: "Papal Rome permits her US image to kill any that do not do obeisance and obey its edicts" (Revelation 13:15). Australia's assassinated Prime Minister Harold Holt is alleged to be one victim. Here are some recent reports on the 'coming out' of the image to the beast as the Junta expands its claim to power. And US mercenaries, Iraqi highways and the mystery of the never-ending ISIS hordes.
Parenthesis in Revelation 12
At the fulfilment of grace for Israelites martyred under the Fifth Seal (Revelation 6:9-11), Israel's Sixth Trumpet Judgment (Revelation 9:13-21) and the Second Woe of earth's birth pains for renewal (Revelation 11:14) will have passed; then the Sixth Seal and Seventh Vial (Revelation 6:12-17 and 16:17) will manifest. Israel's Seventh Trumpet will herald the first resurrection, call Christ's end-time Bride to manifest that they are the Sons of God and hasten Israelites to the Feast of Trumpets in the Land of their Covenant to mourn the Day of Atonement (Zechariah 12:10 – 13:9; Revelation 11:14-19).
This will be marked by an earthquake unprecedented in magnitude "since men were upon earth" (Revelation 8:5; 11:19; 16:18; 18:21-24) sinking Los Angeles and a 1,500 x 300 – 400 segment of earth's crust beneath the Pacific. The Gentile dispensation will end and a vision of the unveiled holy of Holies in the heavenly temple will show the Ark of the Covenant—not seen since the Babylonian captivity—signifying God's renewed favour with the Israel nation—not the modern faux Israel state of Zionist and Israeli self-styled Jews, but the nation of 144,000 elect Israelites of the pure blood of Jacob who will repatriate from their Muslim host nations to the Land of their Covenant in the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week (Psalm 17:7; Isaiah 6:10-13; 11:11-16; 13:14; 27:13; 49:17; Jeremiah 3:12, 18; 16:15; 23:8; 31:8; Ezekiel 37:14; 39:27; Micah 5:3; Zechariah 10:9-12; Matthew 24:29-31).
Revelation 12:1-6 is a parenthesis to instruct 144,000 elect Israelites that "the blessing of Abraham" was not restricted to the Gentile Abraham and his physical descendents, for "flesh and blood cannot [justify a man so that he might] inherit the Kingdom of God . . . for the just shall live by faith alone" as Paul expounded in Galatians 3:7-12, 16-17. "Know and rest assured that all of Adam's race who live by faith are children of Abraham. Foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, Genesis 12:1-3 and 22:18 preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, All nations [of Adam's race] shall be blessed in you. So then those who are of the faith of Adam's KINSMAN Redeemer, Jesus Christ, are blessed with faithful Abraham. And all who are seeking justification by the works of the Law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and practice them (Deuteronomy 27:26). Now it is evident that no man is justified and brought into right standing with God by the Law, for, The righteous shall live by faith. And the Law is not of faith; on the contrary, He who practices them shall live by them . . . Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and his seed. God did not say, And to seeds, plural; but to one, And to your Seed, that is Christ. And the Law, which began four hundred and thirty years after the promise, cannot invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to make the promise of none effect".
Under the Law Jesus Messiah commanded the twelve, "Go not to the Gentiles nor enter a Samaritan city [to preach], but go rather to the lost sheep of the House of Israel" (Matthew 10:5-6). This emphatic limitation seems at first sight at variance with Jesus' words to the Roman centurion in Matthew 8:11-12, "Many shall come from the east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom [Israelites] will be cast into outer darkness: there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." And with the fact they were obliged to tread the roads of the Samaritans in their journeys to and from Galilee. Besides, Jesus had already taken His disciples into the city of Sychar in Samaria, and told them "Lift up your eyes, and look at the fields, that they are white for harvest" (John 4:35). However, the limitation was confined to the mission on which they were now sent and recognized the priority of Israel in God's dealing with mankind, "to the Judean first, and also to the Gentile" (Romans 2:10). The disciples were as yet unfitted to begin a work that required wider thoughts and hopes than they had yet attained. It was necessary that they should first minister to the lost sheep of the House of Israel before the nation rejected its Messiah. Thereafter, under grace, they should seek an election from the Gentile sheep "not of this fold . . . they shall hear My voice; and there will be one fold, and one Shepherd" (John 10:16; Matthew 28:19).
This parenthesis is an historical review from the birth of Christ to the birth of His Body, the Church, so that the 144,000 elect Israelites will understand and appreciate that each stem from Israelite stock. Christ's own ascension, "caught up unto God, and to His throne" and also His ruling the nations with a rod of iron from the White Throne Judgment to the renewed Heavens and renewed earth is to be shared in by the Church in its increase of faithful Israelites and Gentiles in Adam's race (Revelation 2:27). It notes the persecution of Imperial Rome and points to the rabbinical deceit that led Israel to apostatise. From its inauguration on the Day of Pentecost to the Thyatira Church Age which commenced in about AD606 the majority of Christians were Israelites, thereafter the Church suffered such persecution from Papal Rome and her establishment daughters, it fled to America.
In Revelation 12:1 a sign of great import is seen in heaven (not merely the sky Joel 2:30-32; Revelation 11:19; Revelation 12:7-9), its portents realized on earth in a people "seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus . . . predestinated, called, justified and already glorified" (Ephesians 2:6; Romans 8:30). The Pentecostal Church of Israelites having crossed over from the Law stood as a woman clothed with the Sun of righteousness shining forth the greater Light of the Gospel (Acts 15:13-17; 2:14-20; Joel 2:28-32), and under her feet is the moon, a shadow and type of the lesser, borrowed Light of Moses' vision—"beggarly elements" (Galatians 4:9), "carnal ordinances imposed on Israel until the times of reformation" (Hebrews 9:10)—"hand-writing which was against us Christ took away, nailing it to His Cross" (Colossians 2:14).
"If in Christ you are dead to worldly ideas of serving God, why do you allow yourself to be bound by ordinances imposed on you by the doctrines and commandments of men as if you still belonged to the world? (Don't touch this! Don't taste that! Don't handle the other! refer to things which all perish as they are used). These things have an appearance of wisdom in will worship, self-abasement and unsparing severity of the body, yet are of no value in checking the indulgence of the flesh" (Colossians 2:20).
John's vision symbolized Christ's Bride of all Ages, bearer of divine supernatural Light in the world defined by the golden menorah (Matthew 5:14; Revelation 1:12, 20). Clothed in beams of the divine glory—like Moses and William Branham below the horizontal rainbow—she has caught the radiance of her Lord, whose countenance was as the sun (Revelation 1:16), the Sun of righteousness; the moon is beneath her feet; she rises superior to all change and lays all lesser lights of knowledge under tribute; she is crowned with twelve stars under the Light and guidance of the doctrine of the twelve apostles to bear a holy Family which will form her crown of rejoicing in the Day of Christ (Malachi 3:17).
Brother Branham said: "One morning as I lay in bed I was caught up, and I looked back to see my wife and I saw my body lying there beside her. Then I found myself in the most beautiful place I have ever seen. It was a paradise. I saw throngs of the most beautiful and happiest people I have ever seen. They all looked so young—about 18 to 21 years of age. There was not a gray hair or a wrinkle or any deformity amongst them. The young women all had hair down to their waists, and the young men were so handsome and strong. Oh, how they welcomed me. They hugged me and called me their darling brother, and kept telling me how glad they were to see me. As I wondered who all those folks were, one beside me said, "They are your people".
I was so astonished I asked, "Are all these Branhams?"
He said, "No, they are your converts." He then pointed to one lady and said, "See that young lady that you were admiring a moment ago. She was 90 years old when you won her to the Lord."
I said, "Oh my, and to think this is what I was afraid of."
The man said, "We are resting here while waiting for the Coming of the Lord."
I replied, "I want to see Him."
He said, "You can't see Him just yet; but He is coming soon, and when He does He will come to you first, and you will be judged according to the Gospel you have preached, and we will be your subjects."
I said, "Do you mean I am responsible for all these?"
He said, "Every one. You were born a leader."
I asked him, "Will everyone be responsible? What about Saint Paul?"
He answered me, "He will be responsible for his day."
"Well," I said, "I've preached the same Gospel that Paul preached." And the multitude cried, "We're resting on that" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 209:2 – 203:7). Brother Branham's commission was to restore the faith once delivered to the apostolic saints (Malachi 4:5, 6b; Matthew 17:11) and "finish the mystery of God" (Revelation 10:7).
"She, being with child, cried, being in labour and pained to be delivered." Not of Christ literally and personally, or Christ in His human nature, as made of a woman, and born of a virgin, which was a fact of many years; but Christ mystically, or Christ in His members, who are called by His Name, because He is formed in them, and they are the seed of the woman, the Church (Genesis 3:15; Romans 9:8; Galatians 3:29). The natural types the Spiritual and the Life of Christ must pass through the Body of Christ by "the foolishness of preaching the present Truth;" thus the woman's "man child" is Christ's Kingdom, grown "to a mature man, to the measure of the stature that belongs to the fullness of Christ:" a hundredfold Christian (Daniel 2:45, 7:13; Luke 17-21; Ephesians 4:13; Revelation 1:13).
Brother Branham said, "Now if you notice in Revelations 1, we find Jesus standing in the Seven Church Ages, the seven golden candlesticks, when he [John] turned and saw One like the Son of man standing clothed . . . it was a Bride standing in the candlesticks drawed out" (Why are we not a Denomination, p. 37:180).
Paul applied the same metaphor to his propagation of the Gospel in the midst of tribulation and persecution, "My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ is formed in you" (Galatians 4:19). Throughout the Christian dispensation the elect Church has endured pangs and struggles from the first publication of the Gospel to the translation (Matthew 24:21-29; Revelation 1:9; 7:14; 20:4). As Imperial Rome was the enemy of Israel, papal Rome has been and is the enemy of Christ's Body, the Christian Church.
In Revelation 12:3-5, "Another significant sign was seen in heaven—a great Red Dragon [Satan working through Imperial Rome], having seven heads [deified emperors] and ten horns [the kingdoms into which Imperial Rome divided], and on his heads seven diadems. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven [Israelites], and cast them to the earth: and the Dragon stands before the woman who was ready to bear a child, to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all nations [as a shepherd—protecting, guarding, and defending them] with a rod of iron [that cannot be broken or resisted at the White Throne Judgment (Revelation 19:15)]: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne." He who would have shepherded them with a pastoral rod, will shepherd them with a rod of iron, because of their hardened unbelief, (Revelation 2:27; Psalm, 2:9).
This graphic picture takes us back to the birth of Jesus Christ in 4BC under Imperial Rome and to Rome's Tetrarch, Judah's Edomite serpent king, Herod the Great's subsequent attempt to find and assassinate his infant rival to David's throne. This persecution is true of Jesus Christ, and shared by the Church, and each individual Christian as we have already explained (Colossians 1:24; II Timothy 3:12).
Verse 4 is a metaphor of Christ and the Devil-incarnate Serpent expressing the "enmity" between the seed of the woman, Jesus and His Church, and the natural and spiritual seed of the Serpent in Genesis 3:15 and Isaiah 9:15-16, that prophesy Christ's first Coming and the hypocrisy and impenitence of the Northern Kingdom, Israel: "The ancient and honourable, He is the Head; and the prophet who teaches lies is the tail. For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and those led of them are destroyed." It was the lies or TALES of false prophets and the satanic deception of the Babylonian Talmud of Pharisaism-Judaism that dragged "the third part of the stars," Semitic Israelites, from the Book of Life to perdition.
Revelation 12:6, "And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days".
Israel was freed from physical slavery in Egypt to a wilderness; there she was tried before entering her Promised Land where she drove out the occupants and took possession. America's settlers fled spiritual slavery to a wilderness in the New World where they found a place prepared of God, took the land from the Indians and possessed it.
God made Israel the mightiest nation in the world, because so long as it was in His will it was invincible. Then He took a handful of people who desired freedom to serve Him and made America the mightiest nation in the world. America once proclaimed "In God we Trust"—"friendship with all, and alliances with none." But upon entering the UN, a Jewish criminal organization, America placed her trust in a confederation of unbelievers and has since lost every war (Isaiah 8:9-22). She came to the place of no more repentance in 1956 when she rejected the Jubilee of the Pentecostal Revival.
The founders of Philadelphia called themselves "the woman in the wilderness" (Revelation 12:6), because they had fled the religious oppression of the established church in England and Europe. Judge Rutherford, Mother Shipton and others have tried to figure out the Scriptures. But God knows precisely what His Word means. He interprets His Word by bringing it to pass, or sending and vindicating a prophet. He promised that "in the days of the Voice of the angel to the Laodicean Church Age, the mystery of God spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began should be finished" (Acts 3:21; Revelation 10:7). The "wilderness" is a place of desolation and loneliness where all the saints have lived. Martin Luther and his followers were cast into the wilderness by the Roman church; John Wesley was put out by the Anglicans; and for years the Methodists, Baptists, Nazarene and Pilgrim Holiness groups were in the wilderness. More recently the Pentecostals fled into the wilderness. But Satan and civilization eventually encroach upon the wilderness with education, reasoning against the Word, and things that satisfy the senses. God sent seven angels to feed us supernaturally as He fed Elijah by ravens (I Kings 17). Each time God revealed more of His Word in a fresh move of the Spirit, He separated His "little flock" for a closer walk with Him.
Brother Branham called his own church "the backside of the desert," and this present separation has been in process since Laodicea ended. God could not immediately take us into the eternal Land of the millennium any more than He could allow Abraham to settle the Promised Land because the occupants must be destroyed, and the iniquity of the Amorites is not quite full (Malachi 4:1-3).
Brother Branham said, "When her man Child was caught up to sit on God's throne, . . . the woman fled into the wilderness where she was taken care of for a thousand two hundred and three score days, to exactly the date of Plymouth Rock, exactly, where the church came over here for freedom of religion, and she established here" (Mark of the Beast, #26:3, p. 22:157) just as Israel wandered in the wilderness and established in Canaan Land. That would be 1620. Deducting 1260 regular 365.25-day years from 1620, we come to AD360 which is the date of the Council at Constantinople where the Nicene Creed was issued as the Catholic faith. This is historical comment, not a doctrinal statement. "God had made the promise to the church (to the woman), to come into this country"—America (Jezebel Religion, p. 7:53).
Israel had to be tried, proven and sanctified. Those who came out with Moses perished in the wilderness. Pentecostals who came out with Brother Branham but fail to enter the revelation of his end-time Message will perish in the wilderness.
God commanded Moses to utterly slay the Amorites and other Serpent seed people found in their Land. Christians too are to be totally separated from spiritual Serpent's seed. Wise men wanted to exclude Catholic and Jew from America by the Constitution. Today they've intermarried with the physical Serpent's seed, invited tens of millions to settle, and united in brotherhood with the spiritual Dragon's seed of Romanism. The iniquity of the Amorites is just about full again. America will be utterly destroyed by nuclear warfare as God revealed to Brother Branham by vision in 1933. "The last and seventh vision 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).
Israel rose to greatness under God-fearing kings like David and Solomon and declined under Ahab who was led by his pagan wife, Jezebel, and under John Hyrcanus Israel finally intermarried with physical Serpent's seed. Likewise, America rose to greatness under godly men like George Washington and Lincoln, and declined under President Kennedy who was led by the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic church, making an image unto the beast (Revelation 13:11-14).
Let us consider more types. Forty-two is the number of "man's opposition to God".
When Ephraim failed to join Israel in their fight against Ammon, Jepthath slew forty-two thousand Ephraimites (Judges 12:6). Two she bears killed forty-two children who were disrespectful to God's prophet, Elijah (II Kings 2:24).
Jesus Christ is the forty-second generation from Abraham (Matthew 1:17). The Roman church will have dominion over Jerusalem for forty-two months (Daniel, p. 7:23-25; 12:7; Revelation 11:2; 13:5). Forty-two churches in one place agreed to sponsor a series of Brother Branham's meetings, and when Brother Branham got there none of them attended (Unveiling of God, p. 38:257). Israel had forty-two camps before they reached Canaan (Numbers 33:50-56), and the USA had forty-two men as president before the Constitution was broken by treacherous service to an alien power on 9/11 in pursuit of the Talmud's promise of global hegemony.
One Sunday morning in June, 1933 Brother Branham saw an apocalypse of seven major continuous visions. The Lord Jesus said that the Coming of the Lord was drawing nigh, but that before He came, seven major events would transpire. "In the sixth vision there arose up in America a most beautiful, but cruel woman. She held the people in her complete power. I believed that this was the rise of the Roman Catholic Church" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 322:2).
Brother Branham said when the Constitution's broken a little more, they'll put you in chains for preaching the Gospel (COD, p. 145:201-203). He tied that comment to the end of the Gentile dispensation and the manifestation of the Sons of God. Here is something you can ask the Holy Spirit to assess, and perhaps correct or help expand my understanding.
In 1961, the Lord showed Brother Branham a vision wherein he shot a caribou with forty-two inch horns and afterwards, a silver tip grizzly bear. The caribou is the North American rein deer. "Rein" has the same meaning as reign, rule, govern or control. A "deer" is to a cud-chewing [clean] animal with deciduous horns. A "horn" in Bible symbolism is a power like a king or a dictator. The US "horn" is "deciduous" in the sense that the President has a limited term and is replaced. The little gun Brother Branham used to shoot the beasts represents God's Word which accomplishes that for which it was sent. The fact he killed each animal with one shot indicates the infallibility of prophecy. Had he missed, it would have represented sin. It is the spoken Word with which God will destroy His enemies. Our defence and our resurrection will be the manifestation of that Word in us.
President Grover Cleveland served two terms in the late 19th century. When he began his first term in office he was the 22nd President. Benjamin Harrison defeated him in the next election and became the 23rd President. When Cleveland defeated Harrison in the next election and took office for his second term, he was still only the 23rd individual since George Washington to hold the office of President, Cleveland being the 22nd. Because of Cleveland's non-consecutive terms some sources call him the 22nd and 24th President.
George W. Bush was the 42nd individual elected President of the United States. I believe the caribou the Prophet saw in his vision and later shot signified the total number of US Presidents before "the Constitution [was] broken a little more." George W. Bush and the Jewish Neocons destroyed the Constitution: "It's just a goddamned piece of paper!" American Presidents have often expressed "man's opposition to God." Many have been traitors to America, lackeys of the Rothschilds, and in this century, Communists! Like elected American presidents, the horns of the caribou are regularly replaced. Whereas caribou horns normally have panels, the horns in the vision had spikes measuring exactly forty-two inches. The horns on the beast that rose up from the sea were also ten. In league with Rome they will make war with the Lamb, and after forty-two months they will "hate the whore, and eat her flesh, and burn her with [nuclear] fire" (Revelation 13:1; 17:12-16; Daniel 2:41-44).
[Consider what we have just now said and face the fact "those without the revelation of the end-time Message of God's Prophet have less than a snowball's chance in hell of being born-again by the second-hand religions of dispensations gone by." One cannot 'guess' the mind of the Lord. The rapture has been in PROCESS for fifty-four year's, yet denominational churches that participated in the fulfilment of Matthew 24:37 and Luke 17:30 are blind to this fact. And having rejected the ministry of God's vindicated prophet they are not looking for an acceptable man].
Brother Branham afterwards killed the silver tip grizzly with a single shot in the heart. And the bear [an unclean animal] continued charging after he was shot, dying a hundred and fifty feet from where the Prophet was standing. Perhaps I am stretching my imagination . . . or yours, but fifty is the number of Jubilee, and the Pentecostal Jubilee is the catching away of the Bride. The head and the horns of the caribou weighed a hundred and fifty pounds.
Brother Branham said there are four bears in the grizzly family (as there are four different world empires in the times of the Gentiles). He described the silver tip bear as highly strung, ill-tempered, and the biggest fighter of the four types of bear. Certainly, "one of his heads was wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed." He's a real fighter; that iron runs right to the toes mixed with clay of the Black Nobility.
Brother Branham found and shot this bear in "sheep country," Christendom so-called. It was black with silver on the tips of its fur. Black represents sin, whilst silver signifies redemption. This is confusion, like the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Another word for confusion is "Babylon." "Mystery, Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots and abominations of the Earth" stalks her prey among the "sheep".
From its fierce appearance and disposition I identify this bear with the beast described in Daniel 7:7-8, 19-25 and Revelation 13:2. I believe it represents the Roman Catholic church which will rule the world with America and the Black Nobility of the ten kingdoms of a revived Holy Roman Empire as revealed to Daniel and John in a series of visions.
Sometimes Brother Branham said the bear would be nine feet tall. Nine is the number of finality and judgment. Once the bear had been slain, he said it was seven feet tall. Seven is the number for perfection, completion and rest. Russia will annihilate the US, and then the Vatican by nuclear bombs. But the Devil-incarnate Roman Beast ruling from Jerusalem will continue his aggression after the destruction of the Vatican (Revelation 17:16; 18:6-20; 19:2-3). Then Armageddon will break out wherein ALL life will be destroyed.
When the churches rejected Christ the Holy Spirit in 1963, they took the mark of the beast, uniting among themselves and with the state to form an image to the beast.
Revelation 12:1 to 18:24 is also a parenthesis. The manifestation of the Seventh or Great Trumpet of Isaiah 18:1-3 and 27:12-13 will mark the close of the Christian dispensation. In Revelation 11:1 the earthly sanctuary was measured: here in Revelation 11:15-19 its heavenly type is laid open and the Ark of God's Covenant was seen in the heavenly (Gk.) 'Naos' and "there is a great earthquake [sinking Los Angeles]." Tacitus reported that Pompey "by right of conquest entered the temple. Thenceforward it became generally known that the habitation was empty and the sanctuary unoccupied, no representation of the deity being found within it." A perfect type of denominational religions: no evidence of the living Body-Word at all. The Ark of the Testament was the symbol of God's Presence [(Gk.) 'parousia'] into which Israel's high priest entered once a year after repeated washings and approbations. These symbols describe the revelation of Israel's Seventh Trumpet that will unfold the mystery of the previous Six Trumpets in the first half of Daniel's Seventy Weeks finally awakening the nation to Christ's second or parousia Coming in the second half.
If we bypass the parenthesis of Revelation 12:1-6, verses 7-12 continue from Revelation 11:19, "And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels fought against the Dragon; and the Dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found anymore in heaven. And the great Dragon was cast out, that old serpent [Genesis 3:1, 4], called the Devil [(Gk.) "accuser" or "slanderer"], and Satan [(Heb.) "adversary"], who deceives the whole world: he was cast down into the Earth, and his angels were cast down with him".
The twofold designation, Greek and Hebrew, marks the twofold objects of Satan's accusations and temptations through the Christian dispensation. Christians were predominantly elect Israelites until about AD606, since when elect Gentiles have been in the majority. Because the Archangel or Chief Messenger we know as our Lord Jesus Christ is here called by the Hebrew name, Michael ("Who is like God"), we know that this mystery is intended to be revealed to the 144,000 elect Israelites. The Dragon is Satan, and "his angels" are they whose names are not on the Book of Life from the foundation of the world (Revelation 17:8). Hence they are lost and have no place in heaven.
The casting down of Satan coincides with the manifestation of the Seventh or Great Trump at the close of the Christian dispensation that will be marked by an earthquake that sinks Los Angeles.
Verses 10-12, "And I heard a great voice in heaven proclaiming, Now is come the full salvation, and the strength [(Gk.) dunamis—inherent power and ability for our 'third pull'], and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them day and night before our God is thrown down. And the Church Age saints [alone] overcame him by virtue of the shed blood of the Lamb and the Word of their faithful testimony which meets his every accusation; and they loved not their lives even unto death. Therefore rejoice you heavens, and you that dwell therein. [From the perspective of John and Christ's end-time Bride whom he represents, we were all caught up to heaven in the Spirit at the close of the Laodicean Church Age when Christ's mediation and redemption were over (Revelation 4:1-2; 5:8-12)]. Woe to the earth and the sea! because the Devil is gone down to you having great wrath, knowing that he has a short (Gk.) kairos time," [seven years of Daniel's Seventieth Week wherein elect Israelites must take the opportunity for rebirth, then seal their testimony in martyrdom along with the various classes of the "saved"].
When Satan is cast down he will incarnate Rome's pope who will change from the false prophet to the beast. The Bride will become a hunted and persecuted little group, and after a brief and powerful display of the Spirit in the manifestation of the Sons of God, she will go Home to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb in the sky.
Although in Luke 10:18 Jesus declared, "I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven," heaven was not yet fully open to man (Matthew 27:50-53; John 3:13), so it was not yet shut against Satan and his demons, for the Old Covenant could not overcome him (Hebrews 10:4). Jesus' foreknowledge will not take place until the Seventh Trump, Sixth Seal and Seventh Vial end the Christian dispensation. Ephesians 6:12 shows that Satan and "the rulers of Darkness and spiritual wickedness are still in heavenly places." And as Michael fought with Satan about the body of Moses, the mediator of the Old Covenant (Jude 1:9), Satan is fighting over the Church or Body of Christ, the Mediator of the New Testament. From Jesus' resurrection to the millennium, Satan is judicially cast out of heaven as the accuser of the elect, but he will not lose his power against Israel's elect until shortly before the millennium. His sentence of expulsion will be fully executed on him by Michael at the Seventh Trump—another cleansing of the sanctuary for our reception. Consequently his rage on earth will be greater as his power will be concentrated (Revelation 12:12). Throughout the millennium he will be bound: powerless because his subjects will all be in the grave, but loosed when they rise in the general resurrection, then cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are (Revelation 20:1-3, 10).
Satan's judicial sentence received its ratification at Christ's ascension, however through Israel's unbelief he has had ground to stand against his sentence, appearing before God as Israel's accuser. At the eve of Israel's restoration his standing-ground in heaven against Israel, too, will be taken from him as indicated by the token of God's renewed favour in Revelation 11:19. Thus Zechariah 3:1-9 is strictly parallel to Revelation 12:7. Joshua the high priest, as representative of his nation Israel, stands facing the Lord as the defendant, while Satan his adversary and prosecutor stands on his right to resist Israel's justification. But the Lord says: "The Lord rebuke you, O Satan, even the Lord who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you: is this not a brand plucked from the fire?" This will take place at the start of Daniel's Seventieth Week when the accuser is cast down from heaven to earth (Revelation 12:10). When in the second half of the Week Israel recognize the Capstone, King Jesus and His Queen, the glorified Bride, "God will remove the iniquity of that land in one day" (Zechariah 3:9-10; Isaiah 30:26; 66:7-8; Daniel 9:24g).
Revelation 12:13-14 describes the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week. "When the dragon saw that he was cast down to the Earth, he persecuted the woman who brought forth the man child." As "the man child" we were translated to the Wedding Supper and the (Gk.) 'bema' or award judgment (Romans 14:10; I Corinthians 3:13-15; II Corinthians 5:10). This "woman" Satan is persecuting is the Church of elect Israelites repatriated to the Land of their Covenant under the ministry of two Hebrew prophets. His instrument of persecution will be the US image unto the beast, a federation of apostate (once) Protestant churches and all religions under "MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH" ruling "all kingdoms of the world and their glory" (Daniel 9:27; Matthew 4:8-9; Revelation 17:5).
"And to the woman were given two wings of the Great Eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, Israel, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the Serpent".
In the Exodus from Egypt God bore "Israel" on eagles' wings: here the wings are given to the "woman" (Exodus 19:4). The marriage of the Lamb having passed, the "woman" is again God's servant nation, but the strength of the Church in its "flight into the wilderness" is a strength in the 144,000 who will "mount up with wings as eagles" (Isaiah 40:31). After the Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa Mosque are demolished by the division of the Mount of Olives genuine Israelites will be unwelcome in their Muslim host nations of the Middle East and North Africa (Daniel 11:39; Joel 3:2; Amos 8:7-9; Zechariah 13:8-9; 14:4-5; Revelation 16:19). But Israel's utter defeat and the exodus of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic Israeli self-styled Jews will provide safety for genuine blood Israelites of Jacob's seen to return to the Land of their Covenant for redemption after an absence of 2,500 years (Zechariah 14:2; Hosea 6:1-3).
The Great Eagle is Jehovah God [Jesus Christ] whose wings will be two Hebrew prophets with the anointings of Moses and Elijah calling and instructing an election whence Israel fell, and illustrating the fulfilment of Old Testament shadows and types from Calvary to the present to help them recognize their day and its Message. Their wilderness like ours will be a place and state of heart the worldly and religious cannot abide. In Revelation 11:2 the Holy Place and Holy of Holies symbolize a holy walk by grace through faith from justification to sanctification and NEW creation in God's very Presence through a clear understanding of "the present Truth"—what Jesus is doing now—NOT a temple made with human hands but the restoration of the Kingdom to Israel (Isaiah 9:7; Daniel 2:44; Micah 4:8; Acts 1:6). The sons of Jacob will dwell in the Land of their Covenant where God will nourish an election of Israelite believers for three and a half prophetic years under the ministry of their two prophets (Zechariah 4:4; Matthew 24:31; Revelation 11).
The ministry of John the Baptist and Jesus established the New Covenant and although Jesus was thoroughly vindicated to Israel her ministers blinded the spiritual vision of that "stiffnecked people uncircumcised in heart or ears." Content with a second hand religion, their breach opened a dispensation for us Gentiles to receive the grace they despised. After our translation the New Covenant will be reconfirmed to Israel for three and a half years (Daniel 9:27), and in a second three and a half years 144,000 will be born-again, tested, proven and martyred in the great tribulation.
Revelation 11:7-8, "When Israel's prophets have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, and overcome and kill them. And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city [Jerusalem], which is regarded as Sodom and Egypt spiritually, where also our Lord was crucified".
Here we are in the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week; Rome has broken her covenant with the Jewish usurers of the City of London; Israel's prophets have been slaughtered, but after three and a half days they will resurrect publicly and ascend to heaven in a cloud." Rome and her allies then send [US, NATO and always Australian] troops to destroy all the God-fearing, Word-abiding Israelites. But as they come against the city to destroy it, there will appear in the heavens the sign of the Coming of the Son of Man with His mighty armies to destroy them who have been destroying the earth (as per Revelation 11:18). "As the two witnesses ascend a great earthquake will demolish a tenth the city that persecuted and killed God's prophets (and their Lord), in retribution killing seven thousand [signifying a proportional and perhaps greater number] of the enemy, and the terrified survivors will give glory to the God of heaven" (Revelation 11:13; 12:16). Worldly men who had refused to recognize their due to the God of heaven were now forced to recognize His sovereignty by the exaction of a tithe in punishment and as an evidence that all are under His sway.
Like the first Elijah (I Kings 17:1; James 5:17), the fifth Elijah "had authority to shut heaven, that it rain not [naturally or spiritually] in the days of their prophecy" (Revelation 11:6). Following his resurrection, ascension and an earthquake the latter rain will fall. "Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the [144,000] wise shall understand" (Daniel 12:10).
With the enemy repulsed, Jesus then comes in clouds of glory as when He was seen upon the Mount of Transfiguration, and His garments were shining as the power of God enfolded Him. And EVERY eye shall see Him when He comes to take over His rightful place as World Ruler. This is when those who have pierced Him with their creeds and denominational doctrines shall mourn, and all the people shall wail in terror because of Him Who is the Word. Having seen His mighty acts of salvation, the 144,000 have come to know His power. But also seeing His wounds and knowing that they had rejected Him even to that moment, causes them to cry out in the agony of terror and fear, like their brethren of old when they stood before Joseph, being sore afraid that they would be killed. But as Joseph said, "Don't be angry with yourselves. It is all right. God was in it all. He did it to preserve life." Even so will Jesus speak peace and love to them. This is the revelation story of Zechariah 12:9-14—Israel's belated recognition of Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming three and a half years previously.
Revelation 12:15-17, "And the Serpent cast water out of his mouth as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood [Rome's armed forces, the US image unto the beast]. And the earth helped the woman, and opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth" (Revelation 11:13).
Isaiah 29:5-8, "The multitude of your strangers [Rome's Serpent's seed army] shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that blows away: in an instant suddenly. You shall be visited of the Lord of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire. And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel [Jerusalem, the Lion of God], and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream. It shall be as when a hungry man dreams of eating but awakens hungry: or as when a thirsty man dreams, but when he wakens, he is faint, and his thirst is not quenched: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against Mount Zion".
Revelation 12:17 describes the second half of the Week. "And the dragon was furious with the woman [the blessing has crossed back from the youngest to the eldest, the 144,000], and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. [The Church went home years ago, and the 144,000 elect Israelites are baptized into Christ so the remnant or sanctified 'leftovers' are the foolish virgin]".
When beast of the united States of America came up out of the earth he had two horns like a lamb, signifying the separation of civil and ecclesiastical powers. But when church and state are united, as they will be when Rome confirms her covenant with the International Jews and refinances the US dollar with gold backing, the united States will speak like the Roman Dragon and exercise all the power the Dragon had before him, whose image she will be.
How close are we to the sinking of Los Angeles, economic collapse, monetary failure and global depression? Having printed and spent so much fiat money created out of thin air backed only by psychology, currencies are so debased the nations are broke. The Vatican is silent but several nations are planning to return to a gold standard as Brother Branham prophesied. As of September 2017, the united States possessed 8,133.46 tonnes of Gold; Germany had 3,374.1 tonnes; China has 1842.6 tonnes and Russia had 1729.4 tonnes. Now the China-Rouble settlement is independent of the dollar system. The main depository for the Vatican's gold is the US Federal Reserve which is said to hold bullion valued at about US$50 billion. nl997.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.