Bible Believers' Newsletter 998
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; it is good to have your company.
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Our feature article in this issue is "The End-time Seed Sign." The words are mainly those of Brother Branham with clarification added in parentheses. Although this Message is simple and straightforward please dwell over the words otherwise you may overlook enlightening nuances.
This week has seen the five hundredth anniversary of October 31, 1517 when the great Martin Luther nailed his famous ninety-five theses to the door of Castle Church and proclaimed, "The just shall live by faith." Truly if the Lutherans could get back to his teaching and serve God as this gracious brother served Him, then that people would surely be a credit and praise to the great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
This week also saw the centenary of the infamous Balfour Declaration of November 2, 1917, wherein "One nation, solemnly promised to a second [non-existent] nation, the country of a third." But "We know that all things work together for good to those who love the Lord, to them who are called according to His purpose." Thus non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews have built Jerusalem and its infrastructure for the children of Jacob to occupy as their Jebusite forebears built Jebus or Salem and its infrastructure for the children of Jacob to occupy. The modern state of faux Israel will soon be utterly defeated and after a number of years "the nation of Israel will be born in one day," and not one so-called Jew will be among their number (Isaiah 24:1-23; 30:19-26; 66:8).
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.
US DOD plans Solar-Storm-based National Blackout Drill during November Antifa Protests
October 27, 2017 — According to The National Association for Amateur Radio (ARRL), elements of the US Department of Defense (DOD) will simulate a 'communications interoperability' training exercise across the United States on November 04-06. The announcement released on October 24 has not been widely distributed to the media, because the drill is simulating a total grid collapse and could spark public fear . . .
The United States government is quietly preparing for a major space-weather event to paralyze communication systems and energy grids across the entire country. As a citizen, you're not allowed to know this knowledge and frankly you will not be prepared—only the government will be. The writing is on the wall of what is coming through an executive order and DOD drills.
No wonder public trust with government is at historic lows, because you're not allowed to know the truth. Simultaneously, the wealthiest families who own mega corporations in the United States are plowing millions into their proxy armies called community organizing groups. Let's just hope, a coronal mass ejection doesn't occur when these severely misguided folks are protesting. Full story: zerohedge.com
Comment: Would it not be strange if Israel or the US were to fire a missile from the Sea of Japan and explode a hydrgen bomb high above the United States that would really damage the power grid. Just like the S.S. Sussex hoax, R.M.S. Lusitania, Pearl Harbour 'surprise,' Gulf of Tonkin hoax, Domino theory, 9/11, myriad Marriott and Westfield false flag adventures, 7/7, Port Arthur Massacre, WMD, al Qaeda and other US/NATO mercenary operations and countless false flag/black flag operations worldwide. Might peaceful North Korea not be indicted?
Texans wanting Relief from Hurricane Harvey must Promise not to Boycott Israel
October 19, 2017 — This is a legitimate story: US flood victims in Texas (and elsewhere) must essentially swear fealty to Israel in order to get payments! Victims must pledge to never boycott Israel. Full story: youtube.com
Big Brother Bombshell Set to Blow
October 20, 2017 — The deep state run by the globalists must initiate the final move to take it all over. News that US legislators have looped in the major internet players in the media war on Putin and Russia only comes as a surprise for those who are just consumers of Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft products and services. For these people, I've got breaking news. Your glorious internet freedoms are about to be terminated.
Back in 2007, just before Microsoft funded the fledgling Facebook startup with $240 million dollars, I was one of the early adopters of the platform owing to me job as a technology analyst. For those of you who did not know Microsoft was largely responsible for Facebook usurping every other social community online, I am sure the fact will have some bearing for you where recent developments are concerned. And for those reading who are surprised, I was one of the most read technology analysts in the mid to late 2000s, the fact I tested every major and minor technology hiccup launched from 2005 to 2010 bears mentioning as well. So much for background, I'll leave off laying out my journalism CV in favour of warning you about the coming debauchery.
When VentureBeat and other technology media warned us in 2014 that Facebook was in bed with the NSA and the FBI, this was a litmus test to see if anybody cared enough to pay attention. Some did, but not enough to raise much of a stink. When we were warned that former President Barack Obama was on board with the NSA and US intelligence agencies defying the US Constitution and spying on citizens, this was an even bigger test that "We the People" failed miserably. Further revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden were obscured in the news cycle determined to report his "treason" instead of digging further into what he disclosed. As has been the case with Julian Assange and Wiki Leaks these past few years, the deep state owned media and the technocrats have diluted or replaced the truth of their global plan. Fast forward to "fake news," Trump, and the French elections cycle.
By now we are all familiar with allegations about Vladimir Putin helping shoehorn Donald Trump into the White House. The media and congressional circus over this supersedes any news of the despair in Gaza or Syria or in Donetsk in Ukraine. Between NFL cry babies disrespecting the national anthem and Confederate heroes being defamed, mass shootings in Las Vegas and Napa Valley wildfires, there's a dull hum of sold out Senators creating a case against liberty itself—freedom of speech and of the press. For my part, I saw it coming about the time the European Union created its own "Truth Ministry" at the behest of some real German Nazis. Then I was assured when Facebook took steps before the French elections to test what I believe is a "truth algorithm" to censor ideas. On the latter instance, there is actually proof on my various PCs and printed out for safekeeping. This aspect will be of interest now, and when my book is published in a couple of weeks . . .
Full story: journal-neo.org
How the West Re-colonized China
26 August 2015 — The "Chinese dragon" of the last two decades may be faltering but it is still hailed by many as an economic miracle. Far from a great advance for Chinese workers, however, it is the direct result of a consolidation of power in the hands of a small clique of powerful families, families that have actively collaborated with Western financial oligarchs. Full story: youtu.be
God did not make Man to be Doctored
December 18, 1960 — When God made man, He didn't make him to be doctored. He had his own doctoring in him. He was equipped. He was a unit of his own. See? Then healing does not come from any outside resource; it has to come from the inside. Now, we can take outside aids, such as to kill germs or whatever it is in us; or we can take our hands and cut on each other, and take a piece out, or something like appendix, or a bad tooth, or something, and take it out. But healing does not come from anything that you apply. Healing only comes by the power that's within yourself to build back the tissue that's been torn from the place it's been taken out. And therefore, healing is in you. Now, listen close, and think hard now before you pass your thought of this. Man in the beginning, when he was made, a man is a god. He's absolutely a god, for he was made in the image of God, being a son of God, and then he's an heir of all that God is. And man was given a domain, and the domain was the earth. You have power over the fishes, over the fowls of the air, and over everything. He could just speak, and everything obeyed him, because he was a god within himself: not universal God, but I mean the God of heavens and earth; but he was a ruler in his domain. He was a king, a king-ruler. That was man. And even now in his fallen estate now, he still has the appearance . . .
Now, not long ago, they were trying to interbreed, and so forth, and say that, "Man come from lower animals, and through evolution he brought himself up." Well, see, they kept fooling around with science till they disproved their own theory.
You cannot interbreed anything and make it go higher; it'll drop right back. It cannot. Hybrid corn, or anything, cannot breed itself back. Or like I was saying the other day, It's the donkey and the mare horse can breed and will bring forth a mule, but that mule cannot bring forth another mule. It has to go right back to its begin. Because, God said, "Every seed after its kind".
And they just found out, recently, that your body is full of light. X-ray proves that. The x-ray does not have any light of its own. It's your light that it uses. You're born with four rays. After a little while, say twenty, twenty-five, one ray goes out; and thirty-five, another; or forty, another one goes out; and finally when you get pass about sixty-five, you're living on your last ray. And every time you take a x-ray picture, you're tearing them rays down. That's the reason you don't have no more . . . and you stick these kids' feet in them machines, because it was just tearing the rays right out of their little bodies. And that's cosmic light that's in you, that you're made up, full of light cells. Now, that's cosmic light.
But God is a different Light, but yet He's Light. Now, I think of the picture there is a great proof of what I'm fixing to say, that God is Light. And when we were walking in Light of God, as sons of God; God's not cosmic light, but God's Life operated through the cosmic light of our bodies, our cells. We were absolutely at one time, real genuine sons of God. But then when the fall came . . .
And then where the fruit of the Spirit today is love, joy, faith, long-suffering, meekness, gentleness, patience, all supernatural, it's just got to a spot to where all the whole body, just so gradual . . .
Like a seaweed you get in the bottom of a sea. And a lot of times, divers, and they'll get under these seaweeds. And before they know it, they're wrapped in such a way they can't get out of it.
Well, that's the way sin has done the human being. That's the way coldness has done the church. That's the way communists has done the nation. It's so treacherous. And then in the human body, it wrapped us, and is pushing out this Light of God, by denominations, and denying faith, and so forth, it's pushed out all the rays of God's great power of faith (See?), that's in us (that should be). He's pushed all those rays out in such a place, till we just got to a lodge; and then now below the lodge, the church is, 'cause it's just pushed all the darkness out. And even just saying it, "It doesn't happen," denying that it could happen (See?), the miracles of God.
And yet, the man, somewhere down in him, somewhere in him, if he could only let that little . . . As I illustrated it, like a button. When a man's saved, that much of him is God. That's the little Light that comes in to make you quit doing what's wrong. Now, if you can take all the malice, and envy, and strife, and unbelief out, that little button-like of the Light and power of God will keep growing, growing, growing, growing, crowding out unbelief. And you don't do it by exhortations of bodily exercise. You do it by a sanctified, consecrated Life, that the Holy Spirit moves through you. I caught some of It in a place, where not long ago . . .
How many ever remembers when Elijah Perry was raised from the dead that morning, some of you over here? You seen it in the paper here, many times. I seen Sister Wilson and them raising their hands. I was standing there when that man died. He lives right out here now, comes to church once in a while, testifies of it.
He had been dead several hours. He died with haemorrhages of the lungs, and he was so bloody all over. And I walked away; I was just a young preacher, those days. And Sister Jackson used to be a member of the church here. And a Methodist preacher's wife, I forget what that man's name was now; Shafiner, Brother Shafiner and Sister Shafiner, they were some relation to the Wiseheart's. And she was standing there at the bedside. And I started to move away. And he was just as bloody as he could be, where he died. And his eyes was turned back, and his throat had bulged out. And they pulled a sheet over his head. And his wife was out there. They were crying, and trying to get addresses to call the loved ones.
And I started to walk away from the bed, and I felt Somebody lay Their hand on me. I thought it was Sister Shafiner. And when I turned, there was nobody around me. And then I started . . . It left me when I turned around.
And Brother Elij' was laying there dead. We'd been very good buddies, fished on the river, you know how we did so much together. And he got hurt out here, a railroad, riding spider. Well, it mashed his lungs in. He was bleeding; he bled and took TB from it, and died.
I started to move away this way, and then I felt that Hand again. I turned back, It wouldn't to get off of me. And before I knowed what I was doing, I was laying on top of that man, with my lips against his lips. I was as bloody as he was, laying there on that man, crying out to God. And I felt something come up around the side of my ear; it was his hand.
And you've heard him stand right here and testify of it. See? How that he come back to life. And that's been about twenty-five years ago, or maybe thirty, living today right out here on the curve. And he come here not long ago, was testifying of it in the church.
Now, that's where Canada called up and wanted to know, one time. I'd testified of it in Canada when I first started my meetings. They called Mr. Coots, the undertaker, and asked if there'd been a man raised out of the parlour was dead. I've got the clippings, yet. And said, "We have heard of many miracles being done," Mr. Coots said. And said, "Mr. Branham is a personal friend of mine, and all kinds of things has happened. But we have no record of anyone being raised out of the dead, especially in this funeral parlour."
The Canadians had misunderstood it. And the next day the . . . My, the paper was lined up. He said, "Hundreds of people called from everywhere." And Brother Perry in there, himself, testifying to the resurrection of his body over there and protesting the thing that he'd put in the paper. And so then it was understood it wasn't there. It taken place in his home, and so where he was laying, dead. They'd never taken him to the funeral parlour yet.
Then I read the other night of where Irenaeus, I believe it was, or Saint Martin, that laid his body across his friend, after being hung. Now, that's history. And laid on him for an hour, and the man come to life. And I see in the Bible where Elijah laid his body across a dead baby's body, and it come to life. I think of the little boy yonder in Finland, when he was laying there dead, laying on the side of the road.
Then too, about two months ago, I believe it was, Gene, in the Newsweek; that they turned, what they call, "the Divine healers" loose in London. And let them go, praying for the sick. And there was about eighty percent more healing than there was by medicine. That prayer for the sick . . .
"Reader's Digest" picked it up. And in America here, they, we got it wrote out here in "Reader's Digest," where they had examined for Divine healing. And they took a brother that prayed for the sick, and had a sick man, and had him praying for the sick. And then put a piece of lead foil (anyone knows, lead foil reflects that ray) upon, between the man and the man that was praying, the brother, his hand; and laid it down like this, and shot the picture of x-ray. And from the man's hand, showed a visible reflection of a ray coming out of his hand, going to the other man. See, that's right.
God know what He meant when He said, "They shall lay hands on the sick, they shall recover".
Laying on of hands, of this man, upon a sick man, and the mechanical x-ray (O God.) showing the Light coming from the man's hand. How can people be so stupid to say there's no such a thing as Divine healing? See? Why, even the mechanical devices, it's the machines that science has made is . . . A rebuke to their own ideas of these churches, saying, "There's no such a thing as Divine healing and the power of God."
How about the man in Chicago (just on and on, telling), how he put me before that meter there, and that thing, how that hand would register like a lie detector, of it. See?
And that woman laying, dying, put the test upon it. That even whirled that hand around, with enough power to send a radio message around the world forty times, and broke the machine down. That saint, dying, making her confession. Put it on a wicked man him dying; and when it did, it throwed the hand vice versa, across this other way, enough to break the machine down. That's that infidel said, "If there is a God, and He is goodness of a good heart to His praises, would send that machine enough power to throw it around, there's Something in that woman, making that power. And if on a wicked man, would throw it back the other way," he said, "God, be merciful to me, a sinner," and gave his heart to Christ. That's right. Why, science knows.
And someday you're going to find out, God is in you (See?), God Himself in the human being. God in us. Oh, how I thank God for those things, so wonderful (William Branham, The Uncertain Sound, p. 5:33-59). Full story: Quantum mechanics—the Bible is right! youtu.be
The End-time Seed Sign
By William Branham (with commentary)
Luke 8:11, "Now the parable is this: The seed is the Word of God".
Brother Branham said, "Watch, close now, when we bring this end-time seed sign. Jesus said, "Learn a parable of the fig tree" . . . the fig tree has always been the
JewishIsraelite race of people. Joel said, "What the palmerworm left the caterpillar eaten," and so forth. That was the stump, that the creeds and things eat the church down. But said, "I will restore, saith the Lord."
JewsIsraelites was cut off, Paul tells us, and the Gentiles grafted in again into the Kingdom. But notice. Jesus said, "Learn a parable of the fig tree." Now, that tree, like Job saw, if it dies, will it live again? (Job 14:7-9).
Sure. He said, "Now, when you see the fig tree, and all the other trees . . ." Trees of what? There's a Tree of Life, there's a tree of creed (denomination), there's a creed of nations. "When you see the fig tree, and all the other trees putting forth buds (boughs, fixing to leaf out) you say summer is nigh." Notice, making a parable out of the nations [Luke 21:29-33].
Now, God deals with the Gentiles for a Bride, one here, and one there. But He deals with the
JewsIsraelites as a nation, not as a individual, as a nation. He's always . . . that's been God's chosen nation. God chose them as a nation. Missionaries going into Jerusalem, and things—when Israel is saved, she'll be a nation. The Bible says will be born in a day. That's right. So Israel will accept Christ at one . . . as a nation; not just as individuals.
But notice now, what He said, let's take it. Watch it clear. "When you see the fig tree begin to bud again, and all the other trees putting forth its buds . . ."
Now, everything just had a revival. The Jews are back in their homeland as a nation, flying their own flag, their own government, their own money. They are a nation for the first time for about . . . I guess, about Eighteen hundred years. Oh, more than that—about twenty-two hundred years, about twenty-two hundred years. Israel is a nation again. The oldest flag in the world, the six-point star of David, flies again, and for the first time for twenty-two hundred years. And Jesus said, "When she begins to put forth her bud, the time is at the door." Israel, talking to the Jews".
"Now, watch. He said when all the other trees begin to put forth . . . The Roman Catholic church has had the greatest sweep it's ever had. The Protestant church has had the greatest revival it's had. Billy Graham, and the Pentecostals has had the greatest revival they had. Oral Roberts, Tommy Hicks and the rest of them, great men—a revival."
Notice. The powers has had a revival, the national powers. There's a revival on now, who's going to be the greatest power? Communism? Everybody you hear, preacher stand in the pulpit talking, "Oh, let us fear communism." Nonsense. Show me the Scripture where communism will rule the world. Romanism will rule the world, not communism. Look at King Nebuchadnezzar's vision, the Word of the Lord, the head of gold, brass on down into the Roman feet which was iron, and never changed. The stone came while it was still in the iron and smote it. Remember at the end it was mixed with clay, the weakness, clay and iron together [Daniel 2:36-44]. This great meeting they've just had up here between Khrushchev and Eisenhower . . . Khrushchev means mud, clay. You know what Eisenhower means in English? Iron. And to even make it so plain to the people, Khrushchev took off his shoe and beat the desk. They will not agree. What's going to rule? Rome will rule. A confederation of churches, Catholicism will bind it together, and right there you are, the ruling power. The Bible says that. That's the seed that can't fail.
Now, look today. Isn't this new pope inviting all the Protestant churches in? Aren't they going? What about your Pentecostals? Same thing; the federation of churches. There you are. That seed's got to come to pass. This has got to happen. It's got to mature. It's time for it to mature. The people, what'd they do? Organize and kept building greater buildings, and bigger organizations, greater denominations. And what all happened? The same thing, exactly what the Bible said they'd do.
That's what the God-prophet, Jesus Christ, said would take place. The
JewsIsraelites would be restored, and there would be a great revival amongst them as a nation, coming together as a nation. There'd be a revival amongst the Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterian, and so forth, a revival amongst the Pentecostals, and there you are. And nation will be striving against nation, the seed matured. Israel become a nation after twenty-two hundred years. What's happened? The churches all got together having a revival. All right, sir.
Now, another great seed was planted. He said in the last days, in II Timothy, the third chapter, there would come amongst the church a falling away from Bible faith. That's right. Is that a seed? Is that a promise? Look at them today. Look at our churches. What are they doing? They're organizing themselves together; they're cooperating together, binding themselves together, failing, don't believe in the Bible, don't believe in the real true Word of God.
You say, "The Bible says this." Them things are past. There is no such a thing. Oh, there is no such a thing. Days of miracles is past a long time ago. There is no such a thing as the baptism of the Holy Ghost. That was for a handful of people: twelve back there, the apostles. See? What is that seed? It's maturing. It's the end time sign see.
What did Jesus say? "When you see these things happening, lift up your head. Your redemption's drawing nigh," to the church. We seen she would fall away. [II Thessalonians 2:3]. All right. We find that. All right.
Now, we said in the last days Joel told us . . . that there would be a former and latter rain in the same season. How many Christians know that? Say, "Amen." Sure. What.
Now, the other day, to my surprise, when I looked . . . Former and latter rain would come in the same season. Now, the word "former" in the Hebrew word (get your Hebrew lexicon and find out), the Hebrew word for "former" means (Heb.) 'mowreh.' Mowreh means "teaching." There will come a teaching rain. What is it? Putting the seeds into the earth.
What's gone on? Well, we find out that there's been a teaching rain going on. The Baptist people, "A million more in '44" members of the church was their goal. Billy Graham's great revivals, our great evangelist, look what he done. Look at Oral Roberts and the Pentecostals. There's been a teaching rain gone forth.
There's been a national teaching rain, communism sowed amongst the people, every nation. [Chief rabbi of the United States Rabbi Stephen S. Wise is quoted in The American Bulletin (May 15, 1935) as saying, "Some call it Marxism—I call it Judaism"].
There's been a Roman revival [Vatican II, October 11, 1962 – December 8, 1965). Do you know what happens? If they give the eastern part of Berlin back, that puts the Roman Empire, just exactly in the old circle it was in the time of Jesus. Certainly it does, perfectly [the ten toes of the image of Nebuchadnezzar's dream (Daniel 2:42; 7:20, 24; Revelation 12:3; 13:1; 17:12-18)]. There's a revival going on. What is it? A sowing. You don't hear very much of Billy Graham no more, do you? What about Oral? What about the rest of them? You know the great revival fire's not burning. What is it? It's the end time seed sign. The words has been sown. What is it? [Tares (Matthew 13:25; Amos 3:3)]. Denomination will reap denomination. That makes them confederate themselves together (Isaiah 8:9-14).
But the Word of God has been sowed also. And when the Spirit of God begins to fall, the Word of God will live in the people. And that false bride that's committed adultery out there, and brought herself into creeds, and sold out her birthrights will reap what? A confederation of church, that's to be bound and burned like the thorns and thistles [Matthew 13:40; Hebrews 6:8]. But where the Word of God's been sowed into the people's heart, it will reap a Bride for Christ as certain as I'm standing here: End time signs.
What's the matter, Church of God? What's the matter with us? What's the matter with you Baptists, you Presbyterians, Assemblies of God, Jesus Only, all the rest of you? What's the matter with us? Can't you see? The seed . . . Be careful what kind of a seed you're taking in your womb of your heart. Don't you take creeds; take the Word.
They've been talking so much about latter rain. Not discarding you latter rain brethren, but that's not latter rain. If the latter rain would've been here, the power of God would've struck that thing, and she'd have swept the world. The latter rain's fixing to come. What's the matter? The church is manufacturing herself something just like Eve tried to do. She tried to have more light to manufacture something.
We've done the same thing, trying to make something in ourselves. Keep your hand off of it. Let God do it. Take His Word and believe It. Hold It in your heart. And when the rain begins to fall Life will take hold, and the Word will manifest itself.
I guess you think I'm crazy, but I'm not. If I am, leave me alone; I'm happy this way. So I believe God's Word. What's the matter with the church? Her womb, her—her open mind, has received all kinds of creeds and dogmas, and not the Word of God. When Christ come He found the same thing that Adam found, same thing Jehovah found. And here's these signs, and the end time appearing, and the church hasn't got the answer. That's right. It's time. The former rain's went forth. That's the reason Billy's not doing much . . .
Jesus said, "As it was in the days of Sodom, so shall it be in the coming of the Son of man" [Genesis 18; Luke 17:28-30]. There was two Angels went down to the Sodomites. Remember, Lot once walked with Abraham. The church once walked in fellowship with Christ with the Word. But they sold out their birthrights for denomination. Now, she's selling the whole thing and organizing into one big confederation of church. That's exactly what happened to Lot. He went down there. Two Angels (Oral Roberts, and a Billy Graham, as it would be in this day) went down there, and placed the Gospel to them. What happened? A disgrace even come out of it.
But Abraham . . . One stood back with him. There's One that he called God. And the sign that He performed there before them, what did it do? It proved what He was [Hebrews 4:12]. Abraham was the elected, because . . . Abraham had the promise. And now look, this is Abraham's seed. The promise was not only made to Abraham, but his seed. Not his seed Isaac, it failed; it proved it did. But the seed, the faith that he had: no matter what the circumstances was, how against the nature it was, how much the doctor said it wasn't so . . . Abraham, after he had the promise given to him, when it was impossible . . .
He married his sister about seventeen years old, his half sister. They had no children. And when she was sixty-five and he was seventy-five God appeared to him and said, "You're going to have a baby by her." Why, she took—he took His Word. He made ready for it. Twenty-five years after that nothing had happened. Now, he's a hundred years old, and she's ninety. That didn't stop him a bit. "He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief."
That's the faith. That's the royal seed of Abraham. That's the kind of seed that takes God's Word. That's the thing that'll bring the Bride. That's the thing that'll meet Christ. He is the Word.
And if the church is sowed with something else besides the Word, it can't go to meet Him. He hasn't got a freak body with fungus on it. He's got a perfect body, and He's the perfect Word. And the church will be sowed and believed in the perfect Word. And the perfect Word and perfect Word will unite together as one flesh and one body, as a husband and wife is. Amen. (I'm not "amening" myself, but "Amen" means "So be it.") I believe it, anyhow. Yes, sir.
The former rain's went forth. The [latter] rain's fixing to fall. What's it going to bring forth? You just watch.
[Joel 2:23, "Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for He has given you the former rain in just measure [as the ground requires], and He will cause to come down for you the rain, the former [(Heb.) 'Mowreh,' teaching or autumn sowing] rain [mid-October to November], and the latter [(Heb.)'malqowsh' or spring three months before harvest] rain [March to April] in the first month [its appointed season as aforetime]"
The first month of the year in Israel's calendar is Nisan, and the first compulsory feast for which every adult male Israelite must attend the Temple in Jerusalem is the feast of Passover on Nisan 14 which in 2018 will coincide with Rome's Good Friday on March 30. The Christian dispensation will end one Nisan 14 very soon. The first crucifixion of the Son of man in Matthew 27:50-53 types the crucifixion of the Son of God ending the Christian dispensation on the same date with "a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great." Los Angeles and a 1,500 x 300 - 400 mile segment of earth's crust will sink beneath the Pacific (Joel 2:10; Luke 21:25-26; Revelation 6:12-17; 8:5; 11:19; 16:18-20; 18:21-23). "And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found." Perhaps Mount Beaumont will subside, causing the earth beneath Cedar Lodge to slide into the valley below.
Brother Branham said, "When I heard that egg situation the other day, I went back in my book where the Lord spoke to me in 1931, and there I had written in my book, "In the last days, warn the people not to eat eggs or live in a valley." And, see, not know what fallout and things would be, see, but yet the Lord forewarned that, way back thirty years ago, see, "Not to live in a valley, in the last days," and, "Don't eat eggs," everything will be poisoned. See? (He Cares, do You Care? p. 21:99; There is only One Way Provided by God for Anything, p. 7:46; COD, p. 1181;Q427).
"The sun will become black as sackcloth of hair, and the whole moon become as blood [from volcanic eruptions]; and the stars of heaven will fall to the earth, as a fig tree casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven will depart as a scroll when it is rolled together [as earth moves on its axis]; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places" (Isaiah 34:4-5; Jeremiah 4:24; Ezekiel 38:20; Joel 2:31; Nahum 1:5; Matthew 24:29; Revelation 6:12-14).
Nominal Christians are ignorant of the Word for their day. II Peter 3:3-4 prophesied, "That in the last days there will come scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, [we are a Catholic house]. Where is the promise of His Coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For they are willingly ignorant" that Catholicism was never Christian, that the Pentecostals put Christ without the camp (Romans 11:32; II Peter 3:3-4; Revelation 3:15), and the Church Ages, Christ's mediation and redemption ended in 1963 when Christ returned in W_O_R_D form by the revelation of the Seven Seals. When nominal Christians reject this revelation, which IS Christ the fullness of the Word, they reject the Holy Spirit, crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame" (Matthew 12:32; I Corinthians 13:10; Hebrews 6:6).
After the Christian dispensation ends nominal Christians will preach their false salvation messages into the tribulation as (so-called) Jews are preaching their counterfeit 'Oral Torah' two thousand years after Christ "magnified the Law and made it honourable" (Isaiah 42:21). Today Lutherans and Anglicans are impersonating the Sardis Age that ended in 1750; Baptists and Methodists are impersonating the Philadelphia Church Age that ended in 1906, while Pentecostals are impersonating the Laodicean Church Age that ended in 1963. Ignorance "has a form of godliness but denies the [(Gk.) 'dunamis'] inherent power thereof." After the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week these so-called Christians, trying to do God a service without it being His will, will kill all who reject their pagan trinity of Gods (Revelation 13:15-18) as the Jewish House of Saud's Wahhabi Islamists are killing dissenters!
Farsighted Joel foresaw how the antichrist spirit would apostatize Judah through four stages as riding four different coloured horses he would apostatize the Gentile churches through the first four Seals. He saw the Day of Pentecost when the Lord Jesus "would give Israel the former rain in just measure" quickening the foundational doctrine of the apostles and prophets to inaugurate and teach His Church in righteousness.
The tares had their revival first, the Holy Spirit has bound them in ecumenism and the gifts of the Spirit without the Word (Matthew 13:30). The "former rain" for the wheat Bride is the ministry of Brother Branham, the 'Elijah' of Malachi 4:5, 6b and Matthew 17:11, that restores us to the "former rain . . . once delivered to the apostolic saints . . . the foundation of the apostles and prophets" (Jude 3; Ephesians 2:20) that quickened and crowned the Israelite New Testament Church portrayed in Revelation 12:1; plus the mysteries of the Seven Thunders of Revelation 10, which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals. It will be obvious to serious Bible readers that outside a clear revelation of Brother Branham's Message there is no possibility of being born-again in this day. "God's Word does not return to Him void, but will accomplish His pleasure, and it prosper in the thing whereto He sent it" (Isaiah 55:11).
Our "latter rain" will fall on the just and the unjust, and as nature's rain quickens the wheat and the weeds, the "latter rain" of the Spirit will quicken the seed sown in each soul to manifest the life of that seed. "the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand" (Daniel 12:10; Revelation 22:11). After our translation the Spirit will fall upon genuine Israelites of Jacob's pure line as their "former rain" by the teaching ministry of two prophets anointed by the Spirit that endued Moses and Elijah of old. Three and a half years after our translation their prophets will be martyred, and Israel will receive its latter rain.
Hosea 6:1-3 prophesied in 780BC, "Come, and let us return to the Lord: for He has torn, and He will heal us; He has smitten, and He will bind us up. After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His Presence. Then we shall know, if we pursue the knowledge of the Lord: His coming forth is sure as the rising dawn [bringing salvation]; and He will come as the rain, the former and latter rain that waters and fertilizes the earth [refreshing and reviving us]".
"Know" must be seen in the sense of Hosea 4:6: "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you from being a priest to Me. Since you have forgotten the Law of your God, I will also forget your children." Like the heathen Greeks Paul addressed on Mars Hill (Acts 17:23), the Lord was "THE UNKNOWN GOD" to estranged, idolatrous Israel. Hosea was prophesying that in the third day, Israel's elect would know the Lord through the "former rain" of the ministry of their two witnesses of Zechariah 4, Matthew 24:31 and Revelation 11, and the "latter rain" of revelation by the Spirit after their martyrdom, resurrection and assumption in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week.
Christ's end time Bride was called out from Laodicean apostasy under the "former rain . . . in the days of the Voice of the seventh angel." We have come to "know the Lord" as we mature under the S_O_N Light of the Spirit, pending the "latter rain" to energise us by the 'third pull' for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation.
"One day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day" (II Peter 3:8). 780BC + AD2,017 = 2,797 means we are living well into "the third day" of Hosea's prophecy wherein the nation of Israel will be born-again in one day, all 144,000 of them.
Acts 3:17-26, "And now, brethren, I know that you murdered your Messiah in ignorance (Luke 23:34; 13:27), as did also your rulers. But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ should suffer, He has fulfilled. [From the account of Jesus' disciples on the Emmaus Road you will recall how difficult it was for them to accept that Messiah should suffer; even Peter was rebuked (Matthew 16:21-23), for the Israelites were expecting Messiah to evict the Romans and restore the Kingdom to Israel for the millennium (Acts 1:6; Romans 8:21). So repent, change your mind and be converted, that your unbelief may be blotted out, in order that the times of refreshing may come from the Presence of the Lord; and He shall [again] send Jesus Messiah who had been introduced, vindicated, and rejected: whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of His holy prophets since the world began. 'Moses truly said, The Lord your God will raise up a prophet like me from your brethren; Him you must heed in everything He says. And it shall be that every soul that does not hear that Prophet [Jesus Messiah], will be destroyed from among the people'" [as in Hosea 4:6].
"And all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those who came afterwards, also proclaimed these days. You are the children of the prophets, and of the Covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, 'And in your Seed [singular] all the kindreds of the earth be will blessed. God, having raised up His Servant [the Seed], sent Him to bless you first, by turning every one of you away from your iniquities'."
Words such as "kindred" and "seed" in Genesis agree with Revelation 1:7 and refer to a lineage running back to some progenitor, ancestry, race or tribal group with a common origin in Adam. Israelites became twelve tribes descended from the twelve sons of Jacob which divided into families which were divided into houses. Through rabbinical misinterpretation and their rejection of the prophets John the Baptist and Jesus Messiah Himself, the Israelites anticipated Messiah's first Coming according to Scriptures relating to His third Coming, with outward material blessings upon the nation generally, and Talmudic dominion over "all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them" (Matthew 4:8). But Messiah's great blessing as our KINSMAN Redeemer is inward and spiritual: the remission of past unbelief and new birth which turns us from our iniquities. His blessing was to elect Israelites first, and also to elect Gentiles of Adam's race.
James 5:7, "Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the Coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waits for the precious fruit of the earth, and has long patience for it, until he receives the early and latter rain." [Your translation to the Wedding Supper of the Lamb and the millennium thereafter will more than compensate for your patient labour in bringing your flesh and mortal spirit unto submission so that the Token of Christ's Life might be seen in you].
One more sign: the unwise virgin. Oh . . . Jesus said, just before the coming of the Bridegroom there would be a wise virgin with oil in her lamp, and one unwise. And the unwise virgin would wake up one day and find out that she didn't have any oil in her lamp, when it become to the place, "Behold the Bridegroom cometh." That's what the shout is now. "Christ is coming." And she woke up and found out she didn't have any oil (Matthew 25:6).
Oil means "Spirit." Spirit is what brings the Word to Life. The Spirit is the water that brings the Word to life. Throw it out . . . You say, "Well, what about these churches?" If they sow denominational seeds it'll bring that to life. The Spirit of God will bring that to life (Genesis 1:11; Daniel 12:10; Revelation 22:11-12).
The Bible said, "The rain falls on just and unjust" (Matthew 5:45). Hebrews the sixth chapter says that the rain comes oft to dress the fruits that's of the earth. But the thorns and thistles which rejoiced just as much and lived just as much by the rain as they can . . . "But by their fruits you shall know them" (Matthew 6:16). It's exactly right. There you are. Now, when they seen that . . . See, the fruits are to be gathered; the rain's fixing to fall. Denomination will hatch denomination; that's all. But the Word will hatch Christ, the Bride. Certainly. Sow the Word of Seed. Now, when the wise virgin . . .
Have you noticed the Christian Business Men's Voice? I speak for them internationally. I can't pull no punches for them. This is the Word. Look. What about in the . . . Looky here at the Presbyterians, Episcopalians: hundreds of them everywhere trying to seek the Holy Ghost. They're playing up a great big thing.
A precious minister friend of mine from Africa, fine man, godly man, I've asked him, "Don't you know what it is, brother? What's your ministry?"
He said, "I'm supposed to bring Babylon in."
I thought, "Can't you see, the very time that the unwise virgin wants some oil to make her seeds to grow also, that's the time that Christ comes and she's left out?" The great preacher Billy Graham has just said that we need a Pentecost, we need people back. Episcopalians wrote a great article, a folder that long, said, "We need speakers with tongues. We need Divine healers in the church having healing services, people out praying for the sick." What are they trying to do? Get oil in their lamp. Exactly. That's a end time seed sign. Amen. While she was trying to do that, the Bridegroom come and the Bride went in, and she was locked out. Oh, what a wonderful day we're living in.
Just want to say one thing more: distress between the nations (Luke 21:25-26). Oh, my. Fearless sights in the heavens, do you believe that's so? Look, we just take a couple of them . . . The nation's been shook up just recently about signs. Did you see what this man in the orbit the other day . . .? He found things up there he never . . . Science don't even know what they are. When he passed around the earth . . . Yet they've looked and looked and looked, but they didn't see them. He thought his orbit was coming to pieces. It wasn't so. His orbit was all right. Lights . . .
Look what's just been over the . . . You've seen it in the radio, you saw it on television; it's been in the newspaper: flying saucers everywhere. And the Pentagon let it out the other day (about six weeks ago) it wasn't fictitious. They even showed it on television how they caught these saucers, with intelligence—lights that come down, hanging over the Pentagon like that, all over Washington, DC. And they caught it on radar, and had pilots up there. They'd come right in around them, surround around them, then move away with lightning speed. An intelligence, what is it?
Jesus said there'd be fearful signs, sights in the heavens, man's hearts failing, fear, perplexity of times, distress between nations. Don't you see that seed time is here now, the harvest time, the things the Bible said would come to pass? That seed that's been planted, don't you see it's taken life and living? That's what's the matter.
Now, just one thing more. Listen. Before . . . Now, listen close. Don't fail to find this now. Before the first coming of Jesus, the astronomers of India, magis . . . I've missionaried in India, and talked with magis about this. And they were watching. They were astronomers; they were watching the heavenly bodies. And they say God always declares Hisself in the heavenly body before He does in the earth, before He does anything.
And they said, "Why, when this . . . The three wise men went to worship this king that was to rule the earth, a baby king, that they followed a star, your Scripture says." He said, "But frankly, there was three stars came together and made this one star." And they say that . . . The Christian astronomer that I was talking to, or magi, he said, "That means that there were three races of people that this Man died for. The only three races there is Ham, Shem, and Japheth's people. And when His Gospel has been preached to Ham, Shem, and Japheth's people, they come together in His Gospel, then the return will be."
That's all right if he wants to believe that. Three is the number of perfection. But what do I believe that three was? What do we believe? It was a three of perfection showing that the trinity of God (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost) was made manifest in a Man, Jesus Christ, the one perfect Man. All other men had failed. Everything else had died. But here come a Man that couldn't die: perfection, that even death couldn't kill Him. Rose up again.
Three is the number of perfection. We all know that. Three is God's number in His numerology. God is known by His numbers. Three is perfection, and seven is worship; twenty-four is worship; forty is temptation; fifty is Pentecost, jubilee (See?), so forth. All of His numbers, His numerals of God is perfected, is in perfection. Now, three is the number of perfection. Just before when the—(listen now close) when the little baby Christ was born, three stars went together and made the one morning star, that reflected the coming of a infant Christ, a perfect One.
[Right now three stars, Vatican City State, the City of London and Washington DC are coming together to wrest global hegemony in one world government to fulfil Isaiah 14:12: "How you have fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! You have been cut down to the earth, you have weakened the nations!"]
Now, what's happened? We see a roar in the paper, across the television out across the nations, where five stars just fell in line with the world. What's five? A number of grace. Every time those stars come, then something happens on earth. What taken place? Five stars fell in. What was it, a introducing of what?
Since then just look what's taken place. Germany almost washed off the map. Some of the magi said that the world would burst like a watermelon. Every distressful things prophesied by them for the last days. Look what's taken place. England, the other day, had a storm that blowed away seventy thousand houses one day. Disasters everywhere . . . California, Los Angeles liked to washed into the ocean. What is it? Beginning of sorrows. Earthquakes has picked up everywhere. Why is it? Five stars come in line: Grace, God's grace.
[That morning when those seven Angels come down [over Mount Sunset on about March 8, 1963] and blasted the earth, and rocks flew every way, [Brother Branham was caught into the mystic Cloud of Daniel 7:13 and Revelation 10:1-4 to complete the constellation] seven Angels stood there and said, "Return back to Jeffersonville, from where you come from, for the Seven Seals of the seven mysteries will be opened" (This Day this Scripture is Fulfilled, p. 21:176)]. What's happened? An infant church (Hallelujah.), a Bride, infancy, that the power of God has begin to fall on her. She's taking form: a Bride for this Bridegroom. That three stars meant His perfection of the heavenly Father, of the trinity becoming One on earth among us, God's offices becoming one office. What happened now? It's the Church of the living God coming together under the Word of God, and the astronomic heaven is announcing her approach. Amen. Might not believe that, but it's the Word just the same. Yes, sir. What's happening? . . . the church is coming forth. God's going to have a church without spot or wrinkle. And she's predestinated. God said so, He would have it. That makes it right. Who's a member? I don't know. I'm trusting to be myself; I'm trusting you are a member. But He's going to have a body without spot or wrinkle.
And I believe that these latter-day signs and things that's happening, every one of them is peeling together to show that Christ is ready to come for this Bride. As God in His Word made manifest in a man, a perfect man; so is God and His Word coming again, and making Himself manifested in a Bride. Not will do like Eve did, hybreed it to something else, but the unadulterated Word of God will be borned into that church, and she'll stand like Jesus Christ did, with His Spirit anointing in His Word. Amen. I believe it's the announcement now.
The prophet said, "There'll come a day that won't be called day or night, but in the evening time it shall be Light" (Zechariah 14:7). All you Bible readers know that. What happened? Civilization travels from the east to the west. China is the oldest civilization we have. Civilization begin in the east. It's went with the sun, travelling west. Where's it at now? The West Coast. If it goes any farther it's back east again. See what I mean?
The same sun that rises in the east is the same sun that sets in the west, the same s-u-n. And the same S-o-n, Son of God that come to the earth to take a bride on the eastern people . . . And that bride polluted herself like Eve did, like Jehovah's bride did. That same Son that shines there, that shined there with His same power upon Pentecost, to ripen the seed that He had planted, that same Son is shining now in the western hemisphere. To what? To ripen the seed that's been planted to bring forth a Bride. The evening Light of the Gospel will bring forth a Bride (Amen.) for the Lord Jesus. There's some of the evening seed signs, hundreds of them" (#62-0319, The End Time Seed Sign, par: 56-80).
Zechariah 14:16-19, "So it shall be that every one left [in the Book of Life] from all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year [to tithe from the sufficiency of a year in a year] to worship the King [our Melchisedec, Jesus Messiah], the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles" (Isaiah 66:23; Revelation 21:24-27). They could not possibly "go up to the feast" personally but may do so by representation. This is a metaphor indicating their entry into eternal Life on the eighth day of the feast following the general resurrection and white throne judgment. This verse is a striking method of depicting the entrance of Gentiles into the kingdom of God, indicating that then the various nations of the earth will be considered so many families of the one people of God. "But if any one of the families of the earth does not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, there will be no rain on them. And if the family of Egypt [Israel's hereditary foe] does not go up [to Jerusalem], and present themselves, there will be no rain upon them, but there shall be the plague with which the Lord will smite the heathen that do not go up to keep the feast of Tabernacles. This shall be the sin of Egypt and the sin of all nations that do not go up to keep the feast of tabernacles".
This is hyperbole like Isaiah 65:20: "There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that has not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed." For there will be no sinners in the renewed heavens and renewed earth and there will be no old men or children, much less hundred year old children, for we will all be glorified, ageless, and free from sin and corruption. Zechariah is employing a rhetorical enforcement of the thought that all ungodliness will then be in the Lake of Fire; New Jerusalem will be thoroughly holy. Revelation 21:27, "Nothing unclean or anyone practicing immorality or falsehood will ever enter into it, only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life". nl998.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.