Bible Believers' Newsletter 221
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; it's good to see you.
It took 40 years from God's promise to David for Solomon to select and cut the stones for God's first temple and gather them to Jerusalem from around the known world. Each stone was already perfect before the building was assembled, and God's first temple was a type of His second Temple which is the mystic Body of Christ and His Bride. This shows us that the lively stones for this Temple are not just Israelites, but an election from Adam's entire race regardless of nationality or color.
Each member of this Body was called, chosen and perfected by his new birth wherever he lived through the past 2,000 years of the Gentile dispensation. Now, at the end of Adam's generation, God is gathering these lively stones from the dust to assemble them with the living stones of Christ's end-time Bride, for we are the City of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, the Church of the firstborn who are written in heaven.
There was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while Solomon was in building because he followed the blueprints David had drawn, after the visions God showed Moses on Mount Sinai. Upon the mountain Moses looked over the finished second Temple from which Solomon built a pattern. We are the lively stones being assembled now in the "silence in heaven about the space of half an hour" prior to meeting our Lord in the air. Together we are the Most Holy Place Israel will anoint with the joy of their salvation when they see the 'parousia' of Christ and His Bride. We will meet them on mount Zion for one thousand years of peace.
Through the ages, the Bride has grown more like Christ who is the head of His Body, the Church. And under His direction the whole body is fitted together perfectly. Each member in its unique way edifies and supports the others so that the whole Body is growing into the stature of the perfect Man.
This was only possible because in March, 1963 at the start of this last generation Christ revealed the Seven Seals to us through His prophet William Branham, restoring the original pattern, the faith once delivered to the saints. For God's second Temple is "built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets; the chief corner stone is Jesus Christ Himself in whom all the building fitly framed together grows into a holy Temple in the Lord in whom you also are builded together for a habitation of God through the Spirit".
It has been almost 40 years since God anointed Brother Branham to restore the apostolic faith. We follow the shadows and types, and as the saints said to Brother Branham when he was translated beyond the curtain of time, "We're resting on that".
It is later than we think. And as national force, not Supernatural power, put Israel in the homeland, the same national force will put the church in the World Council of Churches. But the power of God will place His people in the Bride. It is now finishing the caagsone. When the last stone is in its place, He will take the Building Home.
God bless you, Brethren, as you prove all if these things personally in your own Bible and hold fast that which is good.
Who is behind 9/11
These very same Foundations which run the slander mill against LaRouche (are the American Family Foundation, Anti-defamation League that were created and financed by the highest levels of the Anglo-American financial oligarchy, through foundations such as, the H. Smith Richardson Foundation, the Olin Foundation, and the Scaife Foundation, and the Bodman and Achilis Foundation) are behind what is, in fact, the most dangerous cult in the world today. A cult of utopian military lunatics typified by Zbigniew Brzezinski, Samuel Huntington, Henry Kissinger, or the current Undersecretary of Defence Paul Wolfowitz. These lunatics are the real masterminds behind the attacks of September 11. Watching their power crumble under the weight of the collapsing financial system, their aim is to drive the world into a racist global religious war, that Huntington calls a "Clash of Civilization". They are the ones who engineered the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, then concocted the Osama bin Laden hoax, sending the US military off to fight the "Clash of Civilization," and diverting attention from the interests of the United States. This powerful and crazed utopian cult is the greatest real security threat to our nation. Full story: Australian Alert Service Vol. 4 No. 09 March 21, 2002, p. 7.
Comment: The City's plan to create an enemy is working.
Transcript of the presentation given by Thierry Meyssan (author of 11 Septembre 2001: l'Effroyable imposture), on 8 April 2002 at the Zayed Center in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), at a gathering organized under the auspices of the Arab League and attended by the diplomatic corps and the international press corps. Full story: disc.server.com
Abolishing the West: Immigrants reject Assimilation
London April 8, 2002 How much longer will the white majority nations of Europe, North America and Australia keep pretending they're 'assimilating' non-white Third World peoples into the warm and toasty melting pot imagined by multicultural mythology?
Probably not very much longer at all, as a matter of fact. If September 11 wasn't enough to disabuse some people of their delusions about immigration, the immigrants themselves will do so.
The New York Times reports that in Great Britain, where both Tory and Labor governments have long pushed multiculturalism, welcomed mass immigration from the remnants of the British empire and outlawed virtually any act, word or thought that even looks like 'racism,' the immigrants themselves are fed up with trying to become British. [Britain's Nonwhites Feel Un-British, Report Says, NYT April 4, 2002] . . .
How long a country like Britain, which now has a population only 7.1 percent non-white but is projected to have a non-white majority by the end of the 21st century, can expect to maintain the fruits of the civilization that even the immigrants demand as their right is not clear.
But whether the immigrants cannot, will not or simply do not assimilate to the civilization of the country in which they chose to live, the fate of extinction that faces British civilization is no different from that which faces all other Western nations that continue to harbor the mythology of mass immigration. Full story: vdare.com Rabbi Rabinovich
The Recovery has Begun?
Just look at the facts: Total world indebtedness is now over US$400 trillion dollars, against a total world GDP of only US$40 trillion. In the largest bankruptcy in world history, Enron has just collapsed. And Enron sits in the middle of 'cross-party' deals of over US$199 trillion in highly-speculative derivatives. How many of its creditors such as its lead banker, J.P. Morgan Chase, the US's second largest bank, are also bankrupt, as J.P. Morgan Chase is widely believed to be? The US economy otherwise is a complete disaster, with dozens of other mega- bankruptcies over the past year or two, and 32 steel companies having gone bankrupt in the last 18 months alone. Japan, the world's second largest economy, has been in a severe recession/depression for a decade . . . A bankrupt Argentina is disintegrating as a nation, soon to be followed by many other 'developing sector' countries. Living standards are plunging everywhere in the world, except for a tiny minority of the super-rich in each country.
This ongoing global clash threatens to wipe out the political power of the City of London and Wall-Street-centred power of the financial oligarchy. So instead of losing the enormous political power they have built up, particularly over the past three decades of 'globalization,' this financial oligarchy intends to unleash a "Clash of Civilizations," unbridled global religious warfare, beginning with a "war against Islam," under which they can maintain power through typical "divide-and-conquer" imperial tricks.
Every dollar of 'growth'=65 dollars in new debt.
Revising its first estimate of a 0.2% GDP growth rate, the Commerce Department on February 28 claimed an annualized growth rate of 1.4% for the 4th Quarter, allegedly showing that 'the worst is over for the US economy'.
The absurdity of these claims becomes obvious . . . While US corporations were cutting their investments by $104 billion, their additional borrowing amounted to an annualized rate of $1.3 trillion $929 billion by the financial sector and $378 billion by non-financial corporations. While private households increased consumption by $95 billion, their debt increased more than six times faster, that is by $610 billion.
For the whole US economy, including the public sector, GDP in the 4th Quarter increased by a $32 billion, while the total debt exploded by $2.07 trillion (each time annualized rates). This means that for every single dollar of additional GDP, the US economy in the 4th Quarter incurred $65 of additional debthardly a 'healthy path to recovery'.
Full story: Australian Alert Service Vol. 4 No. 10 March 28, 2002, p. 5, 13.
Toward a One World Government
Brussels, April 15, 2000 Russia is to join NATO and the EU. 'If you can't beat them, join them'; a new 'Treaty of Rome' is to be signed next month.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi . . . said agreement had been reached fully to integrate Russia into NATO. The accord calls for the creation of a new 20-nation body (NATO currently has 19 members), and paved the way for Russia to become 'a full and active member of the Atlantic defense system.' . . .
A more worrying consequence of Russia's becoming the 20th NATO country is that this will bring mankind one step closer to a One World government. With no real opposition to the plutocrats of the New World Order, except for the Islamic fanatics . . .
Comment: This will fulfill Daniel 2:43-44 so the Kingdom is at hand, explains the logic of Russia destroying the Vatican and the Black Nobility turning to Communism after Rome breaks her agreement with the "Jews". Full story: truthinmedia.org Black Nobility
Sultan and Shaitan
Robert Jensen of Texas University wrote, 'I helped kill a Palestinian today. If you pay taxes to the US government, so did you'. He implied that the US taxpayers' money goes into rearming Israel and killing Palestinians. Let Jensen be comforted. The US taxpayer is innocent. The reality is worse: the slaughter is paid for by us, by five billion people on earth living outside of the US. Full story: Please read all of this article
Three Views of Jenin Camp
There is little reason to doubt any of the following account of the organized massacre in the West Bank Refugee camp called Jenin. This author did not see Jenin while in Israel, but I did see camps in Gaza that are much like it. Each is an island surrounded on every side by Israel, a part of the Gulag called Palestine. Full story: whtt.ord Latest Israeli Massacres in Palestine
Israeli Jews 'do a Waco' on Birthplace of Christ
Israel's psychological warfare techniques are a mirror image of Mount Carmel. The Israeli army is broadcasting ear-splitting screeches and wails at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, traditional site of Jesus' birth, to force out 200 Palestinians besieged there. Full story: Joe Vialls
Red Heifer born in Israel!
Jerusalem April 8, 2002 It can now be revealed that less than one month ago, a red heifer was born in Israel. After the heifer's owner contacted the Temple Institute, on Friday, April 5th, 2002, Rabbi Menachem Makover and Rabbi Chaim Richman traveled to the farm where the heifer is located, to inspect and validate her status. The rabbis found her to be kosher and were satisfied that this heifer could indeed be a candidate to be used in the process of purification described in the book of Numbers, chapter 19. This is an important development towards the rebuilding of the Holy Temple.
David Landau, columnist for the Israeli daily Haaretz. He called the red heifer 'a four-legged bomb' that could 'set the entire region on fire.' Muslim leaders worried about the red heifer too, as they would see an attempt by Jews to take over the Temple Mount as a sign of the Islamic apocalypse.
If this is a real red heifer, and strict Orthodox rabbis have declared her worthy of sacrifice [in three years],then a lot of Jews in Israel will take that as a sign that a new phase of history is about to begin. The Muslims are ready for jihad anyway
Comment: This particular pantheistic Talmudic Rabbi who represents everything Jesus Christ cursed and all William Branham condemned has often addressed blind congregations that claim to follow the ministry of these three prophets (Revelation 3:16):-
Jesus said: "By your Talmud you have made the commandment of God of none effect".
Brother Branham said: "Israel and Jew is altogether different. . . Every Jew isn't an Israelite. See? No, he's just a Jew. Paul never said all Jews will be saved; he said all Israel will be saved. Why? Israel's name, that's the name of redemption all the way back. And all Israel will be saved, but not all JudaeaJudaism will be saved" (The Revelation of the Seven Seals p. 474:3-5).
Isaiah said: "I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against Me. . . Oh sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are turned their backs upon the Lord. . . Listen, you leaders of Sodom; give ear unto the Law of our God, you people of Gomorrah. . . .I am sick of the multitude of your sacrifices saith the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. When you come to appear before Me, who has required this at your hand, to tread My courts? Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto Me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your appointed feasts My soul hates: they are a trouble unto Me; I am weary to bear them. And when you spread forth your hands, I will hide My eyes from you: yea, when you make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood" (Isaiah 1:2, 4, 10-15).
"He that kills an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrifices a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offers an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood; he that burns incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yes, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations" (Isaiah 66:3). Full story: templeinstitute nationalreview
The Great Tribulation of the Sixth Seal Part I
God reveals Himself in the simplicity of His Word and to ensure that even the most humble will clearly understand Him. He illustrates future prophecy by the shadows and types of past prophecies that have already been vindicated and accepted as fact by even the secular community.
Ahab, who rejected God's Word of correction by Elijah, types the apostate United States which refused the restoration ministry of William Branham, our Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6, Matthew 17:11 and Acts 3:19-23. Ahab married his heathen queen Jezebel who types the Roman Catholic church. Together, the US administration and Rome, which are controlled by the same hidden hand, have turned America to idolatry, and since Vatican II we see unquestionably in the United States and Protestantism, the image of the beast. And it is speaking, and killing, like the dragon before it.
In the days of Ahab and Jehoshaphat, Israel and Judah were also in idolatry; Judah even condoned sodomy. And a 'special relationship' like that which exists today between once Great Britain and her daughters, the United States, brought them into war against Syria which types Russia today and was then occupying Ramoth-gilead. These kings rejected the THUS SAITH THE LORD of God's vindicated prophet Micaiah for the false counsel of Ahab's four hundred denominational prophets who ignored the fact that the blessings of prosperity, peace and security in the Promised Land were conditional upon obedience to God's Covenant then, as is 'the pursuit of happiness' today. They were both outside their Covenant then as modern Israel and the (once) Christian West, in provoking war against Syria, Palestine, Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran and other Islamic nations, are outside the Covenants they proclaim today: listening to a multitude of counselors while refusing the THUS SAITH THE LORD of God's vindicated prophet, William Branham (I Kings 22:1-23; Isaiah 30:9-11; Romans 16:17-18; II Timothy 4:3-4).
When Naboth refused to sell Ahab his vineyard, Jezebel had him murdered on a pretext, then Ahab stole his inheritance. Because of this great evil Elijah foretold the dogs would lick Ahab's blood and eat Jezebel so that her body would be dung on Naboth's field, and that Ahab's children shall be eaten by dogs and the fowls of the air.
When the Taliban outlawed production of opium poppies and deferred permission to Unocal to build its oil pipeline, the United States overturned that government, murdered its citizens and stole the land of Afghanistan on the pretext of 'warring against terrorism.' They installed a corrupt puppet regime that has since encouraged replanting opium poppies to supply the narcotics trade run by the City of London and its agents in the CIA and US Administration. But Revelation 19 affirms God's Word will kill America and the church, and that wild beasts and birds will devour their bodies. Brother Branham has prophesied how Russia will shortly attack and invade America and later blast that sin-cursed nation from the face of the Earth.
In reviewing the Fifth and considering the Sixth Seal, we find in Joseph a perfect type of Christ, and in his brethren a perfect type of Israel through the centuries. Joseph brought his father a bad report concerning his brothers as Jesus brought His Father a bad report concerning Israel. Like Jesus, Joseph was a prophet who saw visions and interpreted dreams while his brothers were skeptics who hated him without cause. Joseph was beloved of his father and given the birthright of Jacob's first son, Reuben, as Jesus was beloved of His Father and given the birthright of God's first son, Adam. And as Joseph married a Gentile wife who bore his children, then redeemed his brothers and his family, Jesus married a Gentile Wife who bore His offspring (Isaiah 53:10; 65:23) and has redeemed His brethren and His Family.
Joseph recounted one dream wherein he and his brothers were binding wheat and his sheaf arose whereas their sheaves stood around and made obeisance to his sheaf. He recalled a second dream to his brothers which he repeated before them all in the presence of their father. In this dream which confirms the former, the Sun, Moon and eleven stars bowed before him. His father immediately discerned that the Sun represented himself, the Moon represented Leah (for Rachel had died before this dream was fulfilled), and the eleven stars represented his other sons, while all thirteen would bow down before Joseph.
Jacob, like Mary, had respect to prophecy and kept these sayings in his heart (Genesis 37:1-11; Luke 2:19, 51). But unbelief, along with envy and their secret foreboding that the dream might after all be true, overcame Joseph's eleven brothers and when they saw him afar off at Dothan they conspired to kill him, saying "We shall see what shall become of his dreams" (Genesis 37:18-20).
When Jesus told the parable of the husbandmen, the chief priests and Pharisees, as if to prove the accuracy of the type immediately saw in themselves and Israel the antitype of Joseph's brethren and "took counsel against Jesus to put him to death" (Matthew 21:38-46; 27:1).
Joseph's naive and humble submission reflected the Spirit of Jesus and showed that the way up is down. "Whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted" (Matthew 23:12; Isaiah 53:4-9). Reuben sought to prevent the bloodshed while Judah, typing Judas, proposed a new plan: Joseph was sold for twenty pieces of silver, compensation for the life of a male five to twenty years of age (Leviticus 27:5), as Judas sold his brother Jesus for thirty pieces of silver, the price of a slave.
The sale of Joseph to strangers by his brothers typed the sale of Jesus to the Romans by His brothers (Genesis 37:18-28; Matthew 20:17-19). Joseph's brothers thought they had forever foiled the prediction of his elevation, but their murderous treachery was the very means by which Joseph became the fortunate sheaf-binder whose sheaf stood supreme in Egypt as by Israel's perfidy Jesus became Lord of all.
Acts 4:25-28, "God spoke by the mouth of His servant David saying, 'Why do the Gentiles rage, and the people of Israel make fruitless plans that cannot succeed? The kings of the earth unite to attack and the rulers gather against the Lord, and against His Messiah. For in Jerusalem both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel plotted together against Your holy child Jesus, whom You have anointed, to carry out whatsoever Your hand and Your counsel had predestinated should be done".
Joseph's brothers showed in type Israel would reject, sell and kill their Messiah. When they came to Egypt to buy grain they did not recognize him, although they were in his presence. And Israel, because they knew not the prophecies concerning Jesus, could not recognize their Messiah although they stood in His Presence fulfilling the Scripture.
Acts 13:26-27, "Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and all of you Gentiles who reverence Godthis salvation is sent for all of us. The Jews in Jerusalem and their leaders fulfilled prophecy by killing Jesus; for they did not recognize Him, or realize it was He of whom the prophets had written, although they heard their Words read every sabbath".
Joseph's brothers and Jesus' brethren further type the spiritually blind Hebrews under the Fifth Seal (Revelation 6:9-11), and all who dwell upon the Earth under the Sixth Seal, whose names are not written in the Lamb's Book of Life (Revelation 13:8; 6:12-17).
The thirteen heavenly bodies symbolized authorities subject to Joseph's chief rule. For "Pharaoh said unto Joseph, 'I am Pharaoh, and without you shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt" (Genesis 41:44).
These heavenly bodies also type the three-hour eclipse at Jesus' crucifixion.
In Israel, the periods of the day were reckoned according to the hours of prayerthe third, sixth, and ninth hours. The third hour was nine o'clock in the morning when Jesus was scourged as a part of His crucifixion. He hung on the cross until the sixth hour of prayer which was held peculiarly sacred by the Hebrews, especially upon the sabbaths and the festivals. Then, "there was darkness over the whole Earth (from noon, when the Sun stood at its highest and the day was brightest, and which was also the middle-point in Jesus' crucifixion-torments), until the ninth hour (3.00pm). And the Sun was darkened . . ." (Luke 23:44-45; Matthew 27:45).
This cannot have been an ordinary eclipse of the Sun because the Passover is celebrated at the time of a full Moon. It had to be a supernatural event caused perhaps by a conjunction with a planet that passed between Earth and the Sun, for the Sun cannot be obscured by a full Moon. Moreover, Luke mentions the darkening of the Sun after the darkening of the Earth. This event is recorded in the Roman archives and by several heathen historians of the first century who unite it with an earthquake.
When Christ was born, night became bright by the shining of the miraculous star, and when He died, the day darkened at the hour when the Sun shone at its fullest. Like the betrayal of Joseph, Israel's betrayal of Jesus was the means to His exultation. John 6:44, "No man can come to Me, except the Father who has sent Me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day".
The obeisance of thirteen planets at Israel's rejection of Messiah further type the eclipse of the natural luminaries and earthly potentates at the second crucifixion under the Sixth Seal and Israel's obeisance when he recognizes the risen Messiah whom he has pierced.
The opening of the Sixth Seal is accompanied by an earthquake that will sink Los Angeles and 1,500x3-400 miles of California, split the Mount of Olives, and send tidal waves right around the world. This is no time to live in coastal areas. This convulsion of nature, will perhaps be induced by a planetary alignment, a conjunction with the tenth or twelfth planet which passes between Earth and the Sun over about 90-days, inducing Earth's crust to slip over its molten core as it passes, so that the stars appear to fall to earth or prostrate themselves, and instantly flash freezing all life in the new location of the poles. The most accurate calculation for Planet X and its latest co-ordinates point to its next passage in springtime, or May, 2003. As this planet glows red, when it eclipses the Sun it will cause the Moon to appear blood red. (See Newsletter 245 for fuller consideration).
Revelation 6:12-17, "And I beheld when He had opened the Sixth Seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair (as in mourning or humiliationIsaiah 50:3; Revelation 11:3), and the moon became as blood (Joel 2:31); and the stars of heaven fell to the earth (as in homage), even as a fig tree casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And heaven disappeared as though rolled up like a scroll and taken away (Isaiah 34:4); and every mountain and island were shaken and moved out of their places. And the (unbelieving) kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the physically strong men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; and said to the mountains and rocks, 'Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him Who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: for the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand justified and not condemned'?"
This is "the great and dreadful Day of the Lord" following the Gentile dispensation when God will "smite the Earth with a curse;" it is the day of "cherem" wherein all life on earth shall be utterly destroyed "leaving them neither root nor branch" (Isaiah 34:1-3; Malachi 4:1-3, 5-6; Revelation 19:11-21). This earth-shaking convulsion is foretold in Isaiah 24-27 which describe the judgment and regeneration of Earth as a process over more than 1,000 years.
Yet one final time God will shake both heavens and Earth in the restoration of the Divine order: first in the revelation of "all things God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began," then in the physical manifestation of a renewed and eternal heavens and Earth. Haggai 2:6-7 and Hebrews 12:18-29 refer to the final consummation for which God prepared at the creation and intended for the transformation of the changeable into the unchangeableof what may be shaken into what cannot be shaken (Romans 8:21; I Corinthians 15:35-54). Thus will the marvelous heavenly, spiritual elements of the New Testament supersede the worldly, material, and perishable elements of the Old. This is the glorious antitype of Mount Zion as opposed to awesome earthly type of Mount Sinai; the heavenly Jerusalem as against the earthlythe renewed heavens and Earth as against this sin-laden old world.
We have experienced an instance of this in our own lifetimes wherein the imperfection of the PART-Word of the Church Ages which required Christ's mediation was "done away" when the revelation of the Seven Seals introduced "that which is perfect:" the fullness of the Word which is Christ, God's Absolute and "Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God" (I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 3:14; 10:1-7).
Joel 2:30-32, "And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the Earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The Sun shall be turned into darkness, and the Moon into blood. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the Name of the LORD before the great and the terrible Day of the Lord come shall be saved: for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord has said, AND in the remnant whom the Lord shall call".
These phenomena of nature are such as have never been seen although they resemble the plagues of Egypt when God delivered Israel the first time. The day of the Lord is a day of terror wherein there shall be deliverance in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem for "the seven thousand in Israel who have not bowed the knee to Baal or kissed the feet of his image" who have called upon the Name of the Lord before the Day of the Lord and who perish in the earthquake (I Kings 19:18; Revelation 11:13). These may be "Messianic" Israelites in Jerusalem who recognize Jesus but also attempt to keep the Law, and who constitute the last of those who were "saved" under the Fifth Seal which closes as the Sixth Seal opens, for only 144,000 elect Israelites will receive God's Word and the new birth (Joel 2:11; Isaiah 4:3; 34:8; 63:4; Revelation 7:1-8; 11:13; 12:14-17; 14:1-5).
Both Joel and Revelation distinguish between the 7,000 who call upon the Lord and the 144,000 who have been called by the Lord and whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life. According to Joel 2:30-32 (3:15-16; Isaiah 30:19-26), complete deliverance or new birth is wholly confined to the remnant whom the Lord has chosen and called and written in the Lamb's Book of Life (Isaiah 4:3; 11:11). This remnant has been gathered from "the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad" when the Lord sets His hand the second time to recover a remnant of His people, returning them from Assyria, Upper and Lower Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Syria and the coasts of the Mediterranean (Isaiah 11:11; 27:13). Through the feast of Trumpets ministered by Israel's two prophets these will worship and depending upon the Name or true being of the Lord by revelation.
The Sixth Seal of Revelation is also found in Matthew 24:29-31, "Immediately after (what Brother Branham called the "amateur") tribulation (to the Fifth Seal Israelites while the Gospel of the kingdom was preached to the Gentiles and Christ's 'parousia' revealed to the end-time BrideMatthew 24:4-28) the Sun shall be darkened, (that is, grace and revelation will have ended, for the Gentile dispensation will be over: "He that is unjust, will be unjust still: and he that is filthy, will be filthy still: and he that is righteous, will be righteous still: and he that is holy, will be holy still"Revelation 22:11), and the Moon shall not give her light, (that is, the churches of the Message foolish virgin will be closed by Government decree, the Protestant denominations will unite with Rome through the World Council of Churches) and the stars shall fall from heaven, (that is, denominational ministers will become fallen angels since grace to the Gentiles is over) and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken, (Satan and his demons will be cast down to EarthRevelation 12:7-9): and then the sign of the Son of man in heaven shall appear (to the elect 144,000 when they recognize Christ's 'parousia' to them, and the nation shall be born-again in one dayIsaiah 30:26; 66:8): and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn (the 144,000 in their day of atonement or new birth, and the foolish virgin and other classes of the "saved" who recognize they must surrender their lives in martyrdom in order to maintain their names on the Book of Life when Rome forces the mark of the beast), and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory (in the 'parousia' of Revelation 19 and Isaiah 30:26). And He shall send His angels (the two witnesses of Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11) with a great sound of a trumpet (the Seventh Trumpet of I Thessalonians 4:16; I Corinthians 15:52; Revelation 11:15), and they shall gather together His elect (144,000 Israelites) from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other".
Matthew addressed his Gospel to Judeans. Matthew 24:30 is his account of Jesus' reply to the disciples' question, "What shall be the sign of your 'parousia' Coming to Israel." It will be the Shekinah in the form of a pillar of Cloud similar to that seen by us Gentiles. Although that Cloud was photographed by independent witnesses in thirty-five different locations, appeared in the international press and magazines, was the object of numerous scientific papers and is described by encyclopedias and books on meteorology, very few people have heard of it and far less understand its import.
My shuddering expectation is that Israel and the world will misunderstand or never hear of "the sign of the Son of man in heaven" when it appears over Israel for their 144,000 elect and be deceived by the natural sign of the red cross in heavens produced by Planet X. As the Holocaust was the hoax of the twentieth century I fear this false "sign of the Coming of the Son of man" will be the hoax of the twenty-first century. Certainly the Illuminati, Vatican Rome and their hoax of Fatima (a Spanish town named for Mohammed's favourite daughter) are depending on that to install their man of sin "whose will come as Satan's tool, full of satanic power, and will trick everyone with strange demonstrations, and will do great miracles. He will completely fool those whose names are not on the Lamb's Book of Life, and will perish; because they received not the love of the Truth, that they might be saved". nl221.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.