Amos 3:1-8, "Hear this Word that the LORD has spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying, 'You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities. Can two walk together, except they be agreed? Would I be roaring like a lion unless I had a reason? Even a young lion cries only when he has taken something."
"Can a bird be caught in a trap unless a trap has been set? Does a trap spring shut if nothing has stepped on it? Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be alarmed? Shall there be judgment in a city, and the LORD has not sent it?"
"Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, without first revealing His secret to His servants the prophets. The lion has roared, who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken your judgment, I dare not refuse to proclaim it".
In Daniel 4, king Nebuchadnezzar glorifies God by recounting how hubris opened him to demon possession by enticing spirits, causing loss of his identity such that he was chased from his palace into the field where he ran naked and ate grass like an ox for seven years as if he had no soul. God knows how to abase those who exalt themselves.
Imagine if you suddenly forgot whom you married, who your mother and mother are, or could not recognize your own children? Ort if you forgot that all your present benefits and hopes for the future derive from the unmerited favor of a gracious God rather than your personal abilities?
God forewarned Nebuchadnezzar in a dream interpreted by Daniel that because he ascribed the greatness of his Empire to his own genius, not acknowledging God's graciousness, God would humble him beneath the status of an insane person. And in course of time, while the king was contemplating the grandeur of the golden empire he built to honor his own majesty, God spoke audibly saying, "O king Nebuchadnezzar, the kingdom is departed from you. They shall drive you from men, and your home shall be with the beasts of the field: you shall eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over you, until you know that the most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomsoever He will'. And immediately the prophecy began to be fulfilled" (Daniel 4:31-33).
We forget our identity at our own peril. When Nebuchadnezzar exalted himself that one time too many, God caused him to forget he was the most powerful man in the world, and to imagine himself an animal. Make certain your boast is in the Cross.
God said to Ezekiel, a prophet among the exiles, "Cause Jerusalem to know her abominations, And say, 'Thus saith the Lord GOD; Your birth and your nativity is of the land of Canaan; your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite. When you were born no one cared for you. When I first saw you, your umbilical cord was not cut, neither were you washed and rubbed with salt, nor clothed. No eye pitied or had compassion on you. On the day you were born, you were cast out in the open field and left to die" (Ezekiel 16:1-5).
That is a humble beginning for the city after whom the saints will be known -- new Jerusalem from Above -- particularly as Jerusalem below was founded by the physical Serpent's seed who are enmity with God and man.
God found Jerusalem as a deserted baby girl, lying in her own blood. (Baby girls are commonly unwanted in the East to this day). He adopted her and cared for her, and she prospered as she grew. God made His covenant with her and built His temple in her. But she forgot her origin and God's great mercies, playing the harlot with other gods and her unbelieving neighbors, who were His enemies, purchasing their favors with His love gifts to her.
Likewise Israel who pertained to the holy city, "You only have I known of all the families of the earth". Israel were slaves when God made them a nation and led them to a land of their own. But Israel rejected God's headship through His prophets, demanding a human king like the families of the world, to whom God had not revealed Himself or established a covenant relationship. Later they formed denominations which divided the ministry between men who sat in Moses' seat and spoke as if they were mediators with God, conquering the nation for their own glory, a type of our denominational churches (II Thessalonians 2:3-4).
God made Israel the greatest nation in the world. And so long as they walked in the Light of His will, one man should chase one thousand and two put ten thousand to flight (Deuteronomy 32:30).
When Israel adopted Trinitarianism from the heathen, God scattered them among the nations. And when Judah did likewise, He devastated Jerusalem, destroyed the temple and made them serve Babylon seventy years. This began the times of Gentile dominion over Judea and Jerusalem wherein they intermarried with the Serpent's seed under John Hyrcanus and crucified Messiah. "Therefore", said God, "I will punish you for your iniquities. Can two walk together, except they be agreed?"
Israel exalted itself above God. It no longer heeded His prophets but made up its own mind what it would or would not accept from His Word, and what It meant. In Babylon they began compiling human interpretations of the Law. This became the Talmud which usurps the Law and the prophets. They established synagogues and ordained Rabbis skilled in learning but devoid of faith, and who ruled over the people instead of being their servants.
The United States is a type of Israel. God led Israel through the wilderness into their Promised Land where He gave them rest from their enemies, and a place where they could observe their sabbaths and worship Him. And God led the true Church through the Spiritual wilderness of Catholicism, apostate Anglicanism and persecution, to America, where Protestants could freely worship and prosper.
Like Israel, America prospered naturally, becoming the world's most powerful nation. But once powerful, she suffered hubris like Israel and Nebuchadnezzar. And as God has raised up Communism to destroy an apostate United States as He raised up Nebuchadnezzar to destroy an apostate Israel. Nebuchadnezzar's dream in Daniel 4 shows us God is sovereign Lord, Whom will not share His glory with another. Not with Israel, not with America, nor with you or I.
Christendom has followed the footsteps of Jerusalem and Israel. We were without the faith and aliens from the covenants of Promise when God blinded Israel's eyes that we might receive the Promise of Abraham which is Spiritual rest in Christ. He freed us from the persecution of Jew, the Roman state and church. God sifted His own from man-made religion by successive Moves of the Spirit but the Protestants organized just like mother Rome. Separating from one another, they usurped His sovereignty by denominationalism and the Absolute of His Word and faith was replaced by human reasoning. Today nominal Christians are uniting by organization against the Word, which says, "How can two walk together, except they be agreed on the Word?"
God has freed us from the spiritual Serpent's seed of Catholicism. He has led us above Anglicanism, Presbyterianism and Lutheranism. He drew us away from the Methodists and Baptists into Pentecostalism. Now His final Move is calling us out of Babylon and all of these daughter churches, into oneness with Christ, the fullness of the Word, for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation.
Like Israel, America and the once Christian West intermarried with unbelievers. Like a dog to its vomit and a sow to her wallow, they are reuniting with pagan Romanism as fast as they can. Soon church and state will unite as they did under Constantine, to force the mark of the beast. They don't want THUS SAITH THE LORD or anything Spiritual. Like President Clinton, they want to "press the flesh" and live like the rest of the world yet be called Christian, "God's Chosen People".
Prophesying the immediate future, Isaiah 4:1 says, "In that day seven women (the churches impersonating the different Church Ages) shall take hold of one Man (Jesus Christ), saying, 'We will eat our own bread (creed and dogma), and wear our own apparel (denominational tradition): only let us be called by Your Name (Christians), to take away our reproach'." This will be the day of the Lord when the Gentile dispensation ends and the church world comes to a place of no more repentance.
God never sends judgment without first sending a prophet with warning and a way to escape. He sent Israel prophets. He spoke to Nebuchadnezzar in a dream interpreted through Daniel the prophet, and He sent us the prophet William Branham in these last days.
"Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, without first revealing His secret to His servants the prophets. The lion has roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD has spoken your judgment, I dare not refuse to proclaim it" (Amos 3:7-8).
In Revelation 10:11, the unchanging God told His Bride to proclaim the final call to mercy before judgment. "You must prophesy further to many peoples and nations and tribes and kings, that the end of their dispensation is at hand".
Let us remember that without Him we can do nothing, and have no hope. He is our all-in-all.
The Handwriting On the Wall
When we study the Bible for an understanding of things to come, we don't strictly follow the actual history of the past but treat those things as natural types and examples foreshadowing Spiritual antitypes to come (Hebrews 8:5; 10:1). This is our approach to the Book of Daniel.
"From shirt sleeves to shirt sleeves in three generations" is a saying not reserved for commoners, it applies also to Kings. We've just studied Daniel 4 where king Nebuchadnezzar suffered an attack of hubris after being warned of God in a dream to humble himself or he'd be given the heart of a beast and live in the field seven years. In Daniel 5, Belshazzar makes a great feast to a thousand of his nobles. In a fit of hubris, and forgetting the lesson God gave his grandfather, he toasts the excellency of his pagan gods from the gold and silver vessels Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the Lord's temple in Jerusalem. At once God wrote his fate on the wall and took his kingdom and his life that very night.
Belshazzar's feast has repeated throughout Christendom with drunken parties, worldly people and half-dressed women calling themselves Christians -- vessels of the true Temple -- of which the gold and silver utensils desecrated by the king and his guests were but a type (Hebrews 9:20-23). "Don't you realize that if you say you are Christians you claim to be the temple of God? And that the Spirit of God dwells in His temple? If any one defiles God's temple, God will destroy him; for the temple of God is holy, which temple you are" (I Corinthians 3:16-17; 6:9-20).
God is calling to all who truly are sanctified vessels of the Lord, both wise and foolish virgins, "Come out of Babylon that you partake not of her sins or receive her plagues" (Revelation 18:4; Matthew 25:1-13).
Belshazzar was more wicked than his grandfather for he had him as his example. We have Belshazzar, Sodom and Gomorrah, Noah and myriad examples of those who have courted the wrath of an angry God. Yet our world has replicated the conditions of the days of Noah, of Lot and the hubris of Belshazzar. Our governments make laws to satisfy voters who are "without natural affection -- trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good; traitors -- heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof" (II Timothy 3:3-5). Our representatives are men-pleasers like Belshazzar who took the path of least resistance to please the influential members of his electorate.
Instead of leading by example based upon high moral principles and sound judgment for the future of his nation, Belshazzar threw a drunken feast designed to win momentary popularity. Our nations do likewise today. Instead of doing the hard miles to put our house in order, Sydney is throwing a multi-billion dollar Olympic Games party for the world. Instead of letting greedy Jewish bankers stew in their own juices and go broke, we're buying-out the bad debts of Third World nations --bankrupting ourselves to save the bankers' bacon. Instead of stopping narcotics addiction by tracing the money-trail from the bankster's Board rooms, we open "shooting galleries" at taxpayer expense to promote their drug-sales.
The once Christian West is truly "weighed in the balance and found wanting". Like Esau we've come to OUR place of no more repentance. Australia annually aborts 90,000 Adamic babies at taxpayer expense, the US 540,000 at private expense. Then we settle a like number of refugees, and immigrants and adopt Serpent's seed babies . . . as it was in the days of Noah. "She who lives in pleasure is dead while she lives" (I Timothy 5:6).
History repeats itself because spirits don't die. All the spirits of lust, drunkenness, folly and jest attending Belshazzar's feast are with us today, inspiring the same entertainments. So are the spirits of the days of Noah and Lot. Because spirits don't die, the world cannot become a better place. Every sinner off (or never on) the Book of Life is another demon when his soul is released at death. Hence the world cannot become a better place without Supernatural intervention.
Only the Supernatural can solve the equation. Firstly by sealing an election into Christ, then glorifying them so evil can do no harm. Secondly, by annihilating evil spirits following the White Throne Judgment. We cannot fight spiritual power by natural means; certainly not by our intelligence, as Satan is the SUM of wisdom. That eliminates help from so-called "extra terrestrials".
Babylon was the greatest nation in its day. She was able to defeat Judah, burn God's temple and enslave its citizens because Judah turned from the Living God to Babylon's Trinitarian worship like Israel before her. Babylon was the head of gold, the first and most noble of four successive Gentile Superpowers. With the most advanced weapons, Belshazzar felt secure fortified within her brazen gates and impregnable walls. How like America and the West, fortified behind the Strategic Defense Initiative and NATO?
As God raised up Nebuchadnezzar to destroy apostate Judah, He has raised up Russia to destroy our apostate Gentile civilization. And Russia will destroy the Vatican and annihilate the whole of North America by nuclear bombs. "Russia according to our own science is five years ahead of us. And when we've caught up, in five years, they'll be ten years farther the other way. God is letting an ungodly nation, letting an ungodly people that took those "Jewish" scientists up there, and they are far ahead of us. We're putting our time to wine, women and big time. And they're working day and night, how to blow us up" (#29:5, Handwriting On the Wall, 15:121).
According to the American Hebrew Magazine, (September 10, 1920), "The Bolshevik Revolution in Russia was the work of Jewish planning and Jewish dissatisfaction. Our Plan is to have a New World Order. What worked so wonderfully in Russia, is going to become Reality for the whole world".
Never forget that Communism is Judaism. Brother Branham taught us that Romanism takes over the world, and that where Catholicism goes, Communism follows, because Rome takes the people's money under the pretense of Spiritual blessings it can not deliver. Neither can it empower them with faith in God's Word. So her "Jewish" enemy, Communism follows with her scheme promising material blessings to be had by those who overthrow Rome who is our enemy too. But our warfare is not by violent means. Neither do we care for the material wealth of Rome or the "Jews". Communism has no appeal to those blessed of the Lord. We defeat Rome by imparting the faith.
British colonies prospered and were a bulwark against Catholicism and Communism because they were "the woman clothed with the Sun". True Protestantism carried Light, and Gospel blessings followed, whereas Rome brought darkness, and Death stalked her. Yet the British Empire was and is today the Empire of the self-styled "Jews", under another name and in a different occupation. Now they must destroy that Empire because nationalism renders impossible their dream for hegemony over a totalitarian one world police state.
Common sense tells us that the opponent of the four powers that rule "the times of the Gentiles" is "Jewish". NOT Hebrews, who are Israelites, but "Jews". Your Bible tells you "Jews" are NOT the children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but Esau/Edom fulfilling his solemn oath to murder Israel that he may steal back the birthright he sold to Jacob.
For Belshazzar and the first Gentile world power, the handwriting on the wall was written by the finger of God and interpreted by His prophet Daniel. For Rome and her American image, the last Gentile world power, the handwriting is written in the heavens by Russian satellites and intercontinental ballistic missiles, and on earth by earthquakes in different places, as interpreted by the prophet William Branham (Malachi 4:5-6; Revelation 10:7).
Christendom (so-called) and America, the place God prepared for the woman to feed, have put Christ outside the very church that claims His Name (Revelation 12:6; 3:17-20). Christendom claims to be the Bride of Christ but put away her espoused Husband so she can commit adultery with the world whose affection she has bought with the love gifts God gave to her. How like Israel (Ezekiel 16).
Christendom is weighed in the balance and found wanting. Before one rocket strikes America, the Church will be gone. If her destruction is so close, how close is the Coming of the Lord?
Babylon appears in the beginning of the Bible, in the middle, and at the end. At first it was called "Babel", or Gate of God. It was here that Satanic worship had its origin on this side of the Flood (Genesis 10:8-10). Babel means confusion. It was founded by Cush, the son of Ham, but was brought to a kingdom of power and grandeur under his son, Nimrod, the mighty hunter.
The original rebel against monotheism, Cush was the father of the polytheistic system. When men were deified by men, he was called Bel, the father of the gods, Belus, Hermes, Janus, etc., Janus is pictured as having two faces and he carried a club by which he confounded and "scattered" the people. Ovid writes that Janus said concerning himself, "the ancients called me Chaos" insinuating it was he, Cush, who dispersed the people and caused the confusion of tongues, and not God. He purported to bring revelations and interpretations from the gods to the people. In so doing he caused the wrath of God to scatter the people, bringing division and confusion. Ancestor worship and the worship of nature began in Babylon and spread throughout the world.
Under Nebuchadnezzar, Babylon became the "head of gold", the first and most noble of the four Gentile powers that were to rule the earth until the Word destroys them and restores the kingdom to Israel under Jesus and His Bride, the Church.
Babylon fell to the Medes and Persians. The priest-king fled to Pergamos with his priests and sacred mysteries where he set up his kingdom outside the Roman empire. Attalus III died without heir in 133BC, willing his kingdom to Rome, and in 63BC Julius Caesar became Pontiff Maximus of the Babylonish religion. This title passed on to succeeding emperors until AD375 when Gratian, determined first and foremost to be an orthodox Christian emperor, refused it and the pope took the headship the emperor rejected. Today there is still a pontiff in the world and he is truly Pontiff Maximus. He wears a triple crown and resides in Rome.
In Revelation 17, God no longer refers to Pergamos as Satan's seat, nor does He say that is where Satan dwells. The throne room is no longer in Pergamos, it is MYSTERY Babylon. It is not in Iraq it is in MYSTERY Babylon whose head is antichrist for he has usurped the position of Christ Who alone is Mediator and Who alone can forgive sins. When Satan is cast out, he will incarnate the pope, and Rome will rule the world as Daniel and Revelation foretold.
When Israel entered into unlawful alliances with the world, and formed fellowships by marriage, worldliness took over and Babylon carried them away captive. They went into captivity with a priesthood, a temple and the Word. But when they returned they had rabbis, a theological order of Pharisees, a synagogue, and the Talmud. When Jesus came they were so corrupt, He called them of their father, the devil, although many were of Abraham according to the flesh.
In the Gentile dispensation the same thing happened to the church. Spiritual death came in. Christianity was once known to be so holy and Spirit-manifesting "no unbeliever dared join himself" (Acts 5:12-17). It made alliances with the world when the first church of Rome organized at the First Nicea Council. Rome died and led the world into almost a thousand years of Dark Ages. Before Nicea, the church had the pure Word of God and liberty in Christ. It came out with a Trinity of gods, a so-called "Apostle's Creed" instead of the Word, false baptism in three Titles, Nicolaitane priesthood and Dogma. When the Lutherans organized, death came in and they died. The Pentecostals came along last; they organized, the Spirit left, and they "know it not" (Revelation 3:17).
God went outside the Pentecostal groups; outside organization. And what He does in the future will be outside organization. God can't work through the dead. He can only work through the LIVING. Those living members are outside Babylon (Matthew 25:6; Revelation 18:4). As "all Israel" is not Israel, only a tiny group were truly Spiritual Israelites, so there will be a tiny group of true Christians, until He comes for His own.
The false church groups will come together in a World Council of Churches (WCC) which is the image erected to the beast (Revelation 13:11-18). It was Imperial Pagan Rome that fell by the sword. But she was healed of her death stroke when she married the nominal Christian church of Rome and joined paganism with Christianity, and thereby became the Holy Roman Empire which will endure until Jesus destroys her. His instrument of destruction is Communism.
Rome takes over absolute authority by the political power of her apostate (once) Protestant daughters through the WCC. The United States will enforce Rome's will. The churches are now controlling politics and at the opportune time will manifest how great that control is. This ecumenical move of the WCC will end up with Rome at the head even though the people did not envision it that way. Revelation 17:3-6 states that the whore, MYSTERY Babylon, NOT Iraq which is natural Babylon, is seated on the beast controlling the last, or fourth empire.
This Roman Church is doing that. With the WCC under her, Rome will be controlling, and this image (church system) will be obedient to Rome because Rome controls the gold of the world. Thus all the people have to belong to the world church system or be at the mercy of the elements for they cannot buy or sell without the mark of the beast in the hand or head. This mark in the head means that they will have to take the doctrine of the world church system which is Trinitarianism, etc., and the mark in the hand which means to do the will of the world church. With this great power the church systems will persecute the true Bride. This image will try to keep the Bride from preaching and teaching, etc. Her ministers will be forbidden to give comfort and truth to the people who need it. But BEFORE the antichrist (in person) takes over this complete world system of churches, the true Church will be taken away from this world to be with the Lord. God will catch away His Bride for the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
As Belshazzar was fortified behind his modern walls, Christendom is fortified behind science and alliances with those whom God set at enmity against us instead of His Word (Genesis 3:15). Isaiah 8 says, if we associate ourselves with sinners we shall be broken in pieces. Rather that form a confederacy with the UN and other groups of the enemy, we should sanctify the LORD of hosts Himself; let Him be our fear, and make Him our sanctuary.
A generation before the end of the first Gentile world empire, God sent Babylon a prophet with warning and humbled the king. But his successor exalted himself, mocking Israel and his God by toasting heathen gods from vessels taken from the temple in Jerusalem. They were religious people with a state church like we'll soon have. Their head of state commanding everyone throughout his empire how, when, and what they must worship types the mark of the beast (Daniel 3:3-7; 4:1; Revelation 13:11-12).
Finally God wrote a Message on the wall at Belshazzar's banquet. The graffiti was in their native tongue yet their rabbis, Archbishop of Canterbury, Pope and other dignitaries did not understand its meaning. However the Queen mother who didn't attend the feast but heard the reports, was a type of the believer, and she knew the Message of God's prophet and remembered the power of God.
A generation ago, God sent us a prophet warning of judgment. He exposed the spiritual nakedness of the churches at the end of the fourth Gentile world empire. Brother Branham said, "America has been preached to and the Supernatural has been done. Like the destruction of mighty Babylon in one night, there is nothing that can stop this thing from happening now. God's Message is rejected. All that remains is judgment".
Shortly after the close of the Gentile dispensation, Russia will attack, invade and humble America as God humbled Nebuchadnezzar. The Pope will bring peace and a new world order. But within several years Russia will destroy the Vatican, and blast America to oblivion as God showed His Prophet in a vision in 1933.
Every enemy that would take America today is at her gates. They possess the gates of Suez, Panama, Malacca, and all the rest, just as the Medes and Persians were at the gates of Babylon. "The waters of the great river Euphrates (the border and defense of the Roman empire) have dried up (since World War II), that the ways of the kings of the East might be prepared" (http://www.biblebelievers.biz/bb880418.htm; http://www.biblebelievers.biz/bb960619.htm; http://www.biblebelievers.biz/bb960717.htm; http://www.biblebelievers.biz/bb970305.htm).
Sziliczei-Varady Gyula said in From Ghetto to the Throne, "The Western Jew will equip an army of 20,000,000 men in the East to destroy Christianity and human culture and to establish the Jewish world kingdom" (Louis Marschalko, World Conquerors, 1958).
Communism is and has always been financed by "Jewish" elites in the (once) Christian West from taxes paid by Gentiles. Brother Branham said, "Insanity is on the move. Rape is on the move. Whiskey is on the move. Sin is on the move. Debauchery is on the move. There's no way to stop it. Communism is sweeping in like a flood. There's no way to stop it because they're in the government and everywhere else" (Then Jesus Came, 20:143). Read the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion and The International Jew if you want to learn who has been promoting the moral, mental, physical and economic fall of Christendom.
The Jew, Harold Wallace Rosenthal, administrative assistant to Senator Jacob Javits in an interview with Walter White, when asked about men in high political office, stated that no one in the last three decades has achieved any political power without Jewish approval. "Americans have not had a presidential choice since 1932 when (the Jew) Franklin Roosevelt was our man; every president since Roosevelt has been our man" (Frank Britton, Behind Communism). Rosenthal's death in 1976 has been attributed to his loose lips.
Even before Roosevelt, the Jewish influence upon Woodrow Wilson (the Jew "Wolfsohn") was quite evident, as Henry Ford wrote in 1921 -- "Mr. Wilson, while President, was very close to the Jews. His administration, as everyone knows, was predominantly Jewish." The International Jew, Dearborn Publishing Co., III, p. 28-9).
Rabbi Cohen is recorded as saying. ". . . Fortunately for us at this time, we have ensconced in the White House the greatest friend that the "Jews" have ever had. President Bill Clinton has been of great benefit to us Jews. . . When the goyim of the United States discover his treason, they will probably dig up his corpse and chop it into pieces anyway. Black, white, yellow, brown or red, they are all stupid goyim, all animals. But we Jews pay honor to those who serve us well. And what better reward can anyone have than to be buried in Arlington? (Applause) Except for Woodrow Wilson, no other US President has helped the "Jews" more than has Bill Clinton. . ." (Transcripts from tape labeled Yesivah Lecture #5 by Rabbi Cohen and translated from his Yiddish lecture tapes by David Goldstein. "The Spotlight", 300 Independence Avenue SE Washington DC; "The Truth at Last", PO Box 1311 Marletta, CA 30061).
Make your election and calling sure, on a clear revelation of the revealed Word of God, not experience or on the gifts of the Spirit which falls upon the just and the unjust. Tongues today is a sign of impending disaster even as it was when they appeared on the wall at Belshazzar's feast. Jesus spoke of the end of our Age saying, "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, haven't we prophesied in Your Name? and in Your Name cast out devils, spoken with other tongues and done many wonderful works?' Then will I profess, 'I never knew you: depart from me, you workers of iniquity'" (Matthew 7:22-27). bb000426.htm