Bible Believers' Newsletter 778
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, it's always great to have your company.
The Goon Show is back, playing as Dr. Strangelove, US president Barak Obama, whose prominent ears Joe Brandt noted in the spiritual dreams he saw in 1937. Fancy this bellicose nincompoop flying nuclear-capable bombers over tiny North Korea on which America inflicted genocide sixty years ago and has persecuted since, flaunting its place in Revelation 13:11-18 as the image to the beast of Imperial Rome! We now have two popes in Rome prophesied by Jesus in a series of visions between 95 and 96, one of them will be "the beast" incarnate by Satan (Revelation 17:11-18; 19:20; 20:10).
At this late hour many who have slumbered and slept in circle of this Message are beginning to wake up and it is hoped those who have clung to the "letter" of the Message and a literal interpretation of the symbolism of the Bible will trim and fill their lamps while grace abounds. Our main article this week concerns the supreme deity of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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.
Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
What is Behind the US-North Korea Conflict?
April 1, 2013 Washington has used this year's war games, which began in early March, as a vehicle for staging a mock nuclear attack on North Korea by flying two nuclear-capable B-2 Stealth bombers over the region March 28. Three days later, the White House ordered F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets to South Korea, a further escalation of tensions.
1. The US refuses to sign a peace treaty to end the Korean War. . . North Korea does not want a war with the US, history's most powerful military state. It wants a peace treaty.
2. Two Koreas exist as the product of an agreement between the USSR (which bordered Korea and helped to liberate the northern part of country from Japan in World War II) and the US, which occupied the southern half. . . The two big powers were to withdraw after a couple of years, allowing the country to reunify. Russia did so; the US did not. . . Washington . . . seeks the whole peninsula, bringing its military apparatus directly to the border with China, and Russia.
3. Washington has kept between 25,000 and over 40,000 troops in South Korea since the end of the war. They remainalong with America's fleets, nuclear bomber bases and troop installations in close proximity to the peninsula . . . Obama decided to "pivot" to Asia . . . to increase America's already substantial military power in the region in order to intensify the threat to China and North Korea.
4. US . . . was responsible for the deaths of millions of Koreans . . . Pyongyang seeks talks directly with Washington to resolve differences and reach a peaceful settlement leading toward a treaty. The US has consistently refused . . .
The Pentagon and the South Korean military todayand throughout the past yearhave been staging massive war games that simulate the invasion and bombing of North Korea. Few people in the United States know the real situation. The work of the war propaganda machine is designed to make sure that the American people do not join together to demand an end to the dangerous and threatening actions of the Pentagon on the Korean Peninsula. . . as the Pentagon climbs the escalation ladder in the most militarized part of the planet. . . Pyongyang's "bellicosity" is almost entirely verbal . . . Their large and well-trained army is for defense. The purpose of the rockets they are building and their talk about nuclear weapons is principally to scare away the wolf at the door. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
A Conversation with Dr. Nick Begich: HAARP
November 25, 2011 — A very important video covering the HAARP system world-wide [with the exception of the facility in Australia], Mind Control projects that have been done, and a discussion about Alaska including the failure of Oil corporations to proceed with drilling there. As BP and Royal Dutch Shell are Rothschild companies and in conjunction with their allies the Rockefellers, these two alien globalists insist that America continue to get its oil from the Middle East. The Israeli Jews work in conjunction with these two alien elements such that their national security is provided by the US military presence in the Middle east . . . and, the Globalists, ever seeking to reduce and spoil the economic and political status of America and other once-Christian white nations by promoting a weakened and divided developed world burdened with Multiculturalism and Diversity accursed by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel deriving from purposely failed immigration policies, becomes easy picking for their Talmudic plans for global hegemony.
This video by Dr. Nick Begich is a classic and is 1 hour long . . . Finally, Dr. Begich tells his perspective of the plane crash that killed his father, Congressman Nick Begich sr., US House Majority leader, Hale Boggs, and the historical election that faced the US immediately afterwards that changed the course of US history and the world.
Full story: forbiddenknowledgetv.com
Bradley Manning & the Deepwater Horizon
April 3, 2013 — Three years ago this month, on the 20th of April, 2010, the BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig blew itself to kingdom come. . . 17 months before BP's Deepwater Horizon blew out and exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP rig suffered an identical blow-out in the Caspian Sea.
Crucially, both the Gulf and Caspian Sea blow-outs had the same identical cause: the failure of the cement "plug." To prevent blow-outs, drilled wells must be capped with cement. BP insisted on lacing its cement with nitrogen gas . . . because it speeds up drying . . . nitrogen gas can create gaps in the cement, allow methane gas to go up the borehole, fill the drilling platform with explosive gas—and boom, you're dead . . .
Only after I dove into deep water in Baku did I discover, trolling through the so-called "WikiLeaks" documents, secret State Department cables released by Manning. The information was stunning: the US State Department knew about the BP blow-out in the Caspian and joined in the cover-up. . . Full story: vice.com youtube.com
Australia's Carbon Tax contributing to Record Business Failures
March 22, 2013 — Critics of carbon taxes, currently one of the most popular schemes for legally relieving people of their hard-earned money, are often dismissed as crazed doomsayers for suggesting that levies on carbon dioxide emissions—supposedly to save the planet from "global warming"—will have dire economic consequences for those subject to them.
The doomsayers, however, now have real-world evidence to back up their contentions. Australia instituted a carbon tax in the middle of 2012, and already it "is contributing to a record number of firms going to the wall with thousands of employees being laid off and companies forced to close factories that have stood for generations," according to News Limited Network.
Over the last 12 months, 10,632 Australian companies have gone belly up, a number that is "more than 12 per cent higher than during the global financial crisis," News Limited writes. Experts say the strong Australian dollar is a major factor in these closures, but the carbon tax certainly isn't helping. . . Full story: thenewamerican.com news.com.au
How George Bush won the War in Iraq Really!
March 29, 2013 — The neo-con idea was to break up and sell off Iraq's oil fields, ramp up production, flood the world oil market—and thereby smash OPEC and with it, the political dominance of Saudi Arabia . . .
But that was not to be. While Bremer oversaw the wall-to-wall transfer of Iraqi industries to foreign corporations, he was stopped cold at the edge of the oil fields. . . The invasion was not about "blood for oil," but something far more sinister: blood for no oil. War to keep supply tight and send prices skyward. Oil men, whether James Baker or George Bush or Dick Cheney, are not in the business of producing oil. They are in the business of producing profits. . . Iraq . . . exports well under its old OPEC quota of three million barrels . . . we mark the tenth anniversary of the invasion this month; we also mark the fifth year of crude at $100 a barrel. As George Bush could proudly say to James Baker: Mission Accomplished! Full story: vice.com
Bank Account Confiscation is in the 2013 Canadian Government Budget!
March 28, 2013 — Cyprus-style bank account confiscation is actually in the new Canadian government budget . . . on pages 144 and 145 of "Economic Action Plan 2013" which the Harper government has already submitted to the House of Commons . . . on March 21st, which means that this "bail-in regime" was likely being planned long before the crisis in Cyprus ever erupted.
The Government proposes to implement a "bail-in" regime for systemically important banks. This regime will be designed to ensure that, in the unlikely event that a systemically important bank depletes its capital; the bank can be recapitalized and returned to viability through the very rapid conversion of certain bank liabilities [i.e. depositors' funds] into regulatory capital. This will reduce risks for taxpayers. The Government will consult stakeholders on how best to implement a bail-in regime in Canada. Implementation timelines will allow for a smooth transition for affected institutions, investors and other market participants. Full story: activistpost.com
Comment: Debt is the central factor destroying civilized society. Debt is the main mechanism in the policy of continuous centralization of power on a global scale. Debt will destroy all Sovereign National Governments; all private ownership of property such as farms, small business, home ownership and all individual freedoms will gradually diminish until we find ourselves subjected to the NWO or World Slave State. Exactly what Weishaupt planned over 200 years ago.
As FDR infamously said, "If something happens in politics, you can bet it was planned that way." And Cyprus' Laiki Bank was a Rothschild interest. The perfect scheme to eliminate private ownership of property . . . patriotically, before nations are eliminated. New Zealand has had this plan in hand since 1997. A joint paper by the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Bank of England dated December 10, 2012, shows that these plans have been long in the making, originating with the G20 Financial Stability Board in Basel. The perfect way to return society to serfdom, and replace cash with electronic credits "that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name" (Revelation 13:17).
"When God sends forth a Message and tells the people, and they don't receive it, then He withdraws His servant and sends His plagues: famine, death, spiritually speaking, physically also. You watch for a depression, brother. You think you've seen something; you just wait after while. You haven't seen nothing" (William Branham, Jezebel Religion, p. 22:100; Revelation 6:8).
Former US Treasury Official Fed desperate to Save System
April 3, 2013 — The orchestrated move against gold and silver is to protect the exchange value of the US dollar. The Federal Reserve is creating one trillion new dollars per year, but the world is moving away from the use of the dollar for international payments and, thus, as a reserve currency. When the Federal Reserve can no longer print due to dollar collapse which printing would make worse, bank deposits and pensions will be grabbed in order to finance the deficit . . .
The manipulation of the bullion market is illegal, but as government is doing it the law will not be enforced. It is an act of desperation. If bullion were not a threat, the government would not be attacking it . . . reports out of Australia state that they are going to deal directly with China in their own currency. So this drop in demand for dollars when the Fed is creating one trillion new dollars every year means the exchange value of the US dollar is untenable . . . Printing money is also how the Fed buys the bonds to drive up the derivative debt-related instruments on the banks' books. It makes the banks look solvent.
If the Fed can't print money they can't buy the bonds to keep the banks solvent and buy the bonds to keep the Treasury operating. The rising gold price is a threat to that. . . Full story: kingworldnews.com
TPP, Oppressive US-led FT Agreement, Corporate Power-Tool of the 1%
April 2, 2013—Recent statistics claim that the combined economic output of Brazil, China and India will surpass that of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States by 2020. More than 80% of the world's middle class will live in the South by 2030 . . . The United States is economically ailing, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) . . . is designed to allow US big business a greater stake in the emerging Pacific region by imposing an exploitative economic model on signatory nations that exempt multinationals and private investors from any form of public accountability. . . The overwhelming lack of transparency surrounding the talks lends credence to what is known already . . .
Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Eliminating national sovereignty and returning the world to serfdom.
My Thoughts are not Your Thoughts
Isaiah 55:8-9, "My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts".
It was for this reason that Jesus often spoke in parables with His earthly analogy veiling a parallel Spiritual revelation. Later in His ministry Jesus' parables were judicial as well as didactic to discriminate between the carnal and the spiritual listener "For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is Life and peace, because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the Law of God, neither indeed can be" (Romans 8:6-7; Genesis 3:15). Thus parables bring condemnation to the one and justification by grace through faith to the other (Matthew 13:10-17).
The hidden mysteries of God's unchanging Word are "hidden from the wise and prudent, and revealed to babes" (Matthew 11:25-27; Isaiah 35:8; I Corinthians 1:22-31), hence Brother Branham titled the first of his ten sermons in the revelation of the Seven Seals "God in Simplicity".
I have recently responded to correspondence from a husband and wife questioning "What happened to the physical body of Jesus Christ, and where is it now?" Asking "If Jesus was just a manifestation of God, could not Melchisedec have died for our sins?" I provided a Scriptural response with quotations from the Message of God's Prophet and we explored the seven dimensions and their representation in the symbolism of the Tabernacle and its furniture. What follows is my quite lengthy response to a further question I have chosen to share with you.
Question: "What happened to the Man Jesus' soul that submitted to God? Did that become that pillar of fire? The reason why I ask is, Jesus' soul was what made Him a Man, so how did that become no more because our souls submitted to God will forever exist. My question is, if Jesus is the Man with that soul, how is He also God?"
There is a presumption here, however God is a dissolver of doubts and before there can be a Scriptural question there must first be a Scriptural answer, and our goal is to discover that answer.
God is One Spirit being (John 4:4); He is not two spirits and one Man as trinitarian people imagine. No Bible implies there are three persons in one God; the very suggestion shows even a lack of intelligent reasoning. Three distinct persons, though identical substance, make three gods, or language has lost its meaning entirely. Holy Spirit is WHAT God is. Satan and you and I are likewise spirit beings called souls. Father is a Title or office God received with His first son. Spiritually this was the Logos that went out from God "in the beginning" (John 1:1); naturally it was the first man, Adam. Prior to this God was only potentially a father. Son is not a second or third person but a Title or office God received when He manifest Himself behind the fleshy veil of Jesus of Nazareth (John 1:14) who was begotten of the Virgin, not created like Melchisedec, the Man who wrestled with Jacob, or the Man who received Gideon's offering, or His manifestation as the Shekinah between the cherubim over and above the Mercy Seat hidden behind curtains adorned with cherubim which were His throne guards.
Brother Branham said "Satan was coequal with God one day . . . all but a creator; . . . he stood at the right hand of God in the heavens, a great leading cherubim" (Marriage and Divorce, p. 16: 104). He was full of wisdom and perfect in beauty until iniquity was found in him and in the Garden of Eden he was identified as "the tree of the knowledge of good and evil," the adversary of Christ "the Tree of Life" or Theophany of God (Genesis 2:9, 16-17; Ezekiel 28:12-19).
Since the Fall God has been unfolding His plan of redemption in simplicity by employing symbols such as the death of an innocent substitute to redeem the life of guilty penitents (Genesis 3:21). Until Calvary, cherubim and a flaming sword of the Word guarded the way back to fellowship with the Tree of Life which was no tree but a symbol for God Himself.
The "living creatures" are likewise symbols; each had six wings, with two they covered their face in reverence, with two they covered their feet in humility, and with two they swiftly fulfilled God's will (Isaiah 6:2). "Their whole body, their backs, their hands, their wings, even the wheels belonging to each of them were full of eyes," speaking of their intelligence (Ezekiel 10:12). The face of the Ox represents the tame animals, of which he is chief; the face of the Lion, wild animals, the face of the Eagle, the birds; and the face of Man, the head of all, in His ideal represented by the Son of man, combines all animal excellences. All creation is summed up in man as its lord (Genesis 1:28), hence Christ's command to "preach the Gospel to every creature" for man's redemption involves the restoration of the creature now subject to vanity (Romans 8:19-23).
Their antitype under the Law was an election under Israel's four leading tribes guarding the way to God's Presence above the Ark in the Tent of Witness. Since Christ has paid redemption's price they represent the four Gospels, Matthew the Apostle, Mark the Pastor, Luke the Teacher, and John the Evangelist-and-Prophet, and on another level also the elect Church redeemed under the first Four Seals. Now we are kings and priests of God and in unison "the Spirit the Bride say: Come, and let he who hears say Come" (Revelation 22:17). As glorified kings and priests in the renewed heavens and earth we will minister blessing to the nations of "the saved" living around the circumference of earth outside New Jerusalem, and to its animal creation (Newsletter 775).
Moses marched Israel to Sinai where God had promised to meet Him in confirmation of His commission (Exodus 3:12). There God betrothed Himself to Israel who just weeks later committed fornication by making and worshipping another god. [Psalm 81:12; Amos 5:25-26, and Acts 7:41-42 reveal this was actually star worship. The golden calf was analogous to the familiar symbol of the bull slain by Mithras; it was the solar bull, the constellation Taurus in which the sun was at the time of the spring equinox that was represented. It was the worship of Satan by a perversion of God's first Bible]. Moses broke the idol, Levi slew the idolaters, the Lord moved His tabernacle without the Camp, and Israel has been under the curse of the Law of sin and death from that day to this.
Whereas man is made in the image of God some unwittingly attempt to cast God in the mold of their own human thinking and experience, even today. God condescended to express Himself in terms man could comprehend so that with His mind in us we can embrace in the unity of the faith. However the shadow of good things to come is an allegory and not their very image so when we misapply or take the symbolism of His Word literally we impose our mind on Him.
Under the Law God dwelt among but separated from His people. The purpose of the Law was to teach Israel His ways and the priesthood was to instruct them in holiness, separating clean from unclean. The Lord dealt with His servant nation through the mediation of a high priest. He entered His presence in the Holy of Holies only on the annual Day of Atonement to cleanse the sanctuary of the sins the nation and its priesthood had confessed onto the heads of innocent animals and sacrificed vicariously for the guilty whose sins were transferred to the sanctuary by priestly intercession at the Altar of Incense. Then on the Day of Atonement the accumulated sins were transferred onto the heads of two goats typing Christ; one bore their sins and paid the penalty of death whilst the scape goat was led to the wilderness to carry them away.
The Ark of the Covenant in the Holy of Holies was God's throne of Mercy and Judgment where He appeared between the cherubim. It was a wooden box in which were the tables of the Law, signifying the humanity of Jesus veiling the Word and crowned with gold representing deity. The Law pointed Israel and every thoughtful man to the secret of redeeming mercy not then manifested, the KINSMAN Redeemer who would come in His season, because everyone knew in his heart that the blood of bulls and goats could not remit sin since animals are not kin to man and have no soul that can come back upon the penitent soul with a new nature. But God would provide for Himself a sacrifice (Genesis 22:8) and a High Priest greater than Aaron who would "finish the work" of the continual offerings and cleanse the heavenly temple. [Revelation 12:7-12, 15:8 and 16:17 refer to another cleansing of the heavenly temple in preparation for the Homecoming of Christ's Bride of all Ages when Satan's accusing is done and he is cast down to earth to incarnate Pope Francis I at the close of the Gentile dispensation.
The soul is the feminine of God; therefore it is the nature of the spirit that is its husband or ruler. As the natural woman is "subject to her own husband in every thing" (Genesis 3:16; Ephesians 5:24) the soul is designed to submit and serve in common purpose and desire the spirit ruling over it. In consequence it has either a worldly nature under the god of this evil age or the heavenly nature of the Holy Spirit of the Living God.
The natural types the Spiritual: when God created the material world in the form of one immense burning Sun whence came all matter in existence, planets, stars, atoms and molecules that reached permanent relational stability (hypostasis) in the universe, or failed and was in a sense annihilated—transformed into energy, light, heat, black holes, dark matter, etc., yet working to the benefit of order after the manner described in Romans 8:26-35. In the spiritual, all souls come from God the Logos which may be observed as the Pillar of Cloud or Light Ezekiel called "the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord," but all souls are not "of" God, and the vast majority is predestinated to damnation.
We learn from Genesis 1:26-28 "God [and His Attributes] said, Let us make [Heb. 'asah' or fashion from existing material] man in our image and after our likeness, [not our physically erect form and features, for God has neither eyes nor hands nor legs, and not in intellect for the Devil and his angels are far superior in this respect, not in His immortality, but in our moral resemblance and spiritual potentials of soul. As little 'elohim' all men of Adam's race are of one spiritual humanity, not physical animal species each "after his kind" according to length of nose or colour of skin, and] with dominion over earthly creation. So God created [Heb. 'bara' out of nothing] man in His own image [with potential to replicate His character to His glory—according to the exercise of his free moral agency]. Thus God created ex nihilo EVERY man that ever will be both male and female [in physical conformation thus able to reproduce themselves like the animals]" when He said, "Let there be," and in the designated season and time of His foreknowledge each individual was manifested on earth.
Other than Adam God did not form any of mankind, even our Lord Jesus Christ was "born of woman." Just as all matter "spun off" from one immense ball of natural fire, all souls "spun off" from the Supernatural Fire of God, the Logos. He sent forth His spoken Word, and it was. Yet each soul is predestinated from the foundation of the world according to His foreknowledge of the decisions it will make in exercising its free will. Its destiny is not the arbitrary decision of an unjust God as so many in the circle of this Message believe and teach by a literal misapplication of the words gene, seed, nature and soul, and the unscriptural Jewish supremacist Two Souls teaching. There is no preexistence of souls and at that time our omniscient God did not create a single soul.
In a further illustration, Brother Branham explained how the four Gospels are the scaffolding or form work to the Acts of the Holy Spirit in the Apostles, in you and in me through our new birth. Once we are born-again and mature the scaffolding or "trainer wheels" are no longer required and "done away" as the Law was "done away after faith is come", and Christ's mediation for ignorance of the fullness of the Word was "done away" after Laodicea. And when "we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, the fivefold ministry will cease" (I Corinthians 13:10; Isaiah 42:21; Galatians 3:23-29; Ephesians 4:11-32).
God's law of reproduction states that everything must bring forth after its own kind whose seed is in itself (Genesis 1:11). Hence, when Eve disbelieved God's unchanging Word she received Satan's reasoning through the Serpent and copulated with that man look-alike which was pure beast without a soul. But Cain, the offspring of their union had a soul because Eve had a soul, but also the shrewd highly intellectual ungodly, predatory and deceptive nature of his father the Serpent.
When the Will and Word of Genesis 1:11 and 26-28 went forth the names of all of the children who would be born in Adam's race were in the Book of Life written from the foundation of the World as a continuation of God's Word and Life with free moral agency to determine whether they would retain their place and salvation, prove to be elect and in the Lamb's Book of Life, or have their names removed from the Book of Life to number among the "lost." The fruit of "multiculturalism" born of miscegenation with Cain's race is not in the Book of Life which is the genealogy of Adam's race, and without a Kinsman Redeemer is born "lost" for Jesus Christ is the last Adam; He was not the last Cain.
Logos is a Greek word meaning "thought in speech," carelessly translated "Word" in our English Bibles. If you imagine the Logos, this S_O_N, as the Spiritual counterpoint to the natural S_U_N, instead of matter separating and flying out into space to write His first Bible, the "Witness of the Stars," you would hear His Word as the law of reproduction transmitted throughout the universe as Paul exclaimed, "Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world" (Romans 10:18).
Jesus explained the same sun and rain falls on the just and the unjust quickening both the wheat and tares to reproduce the life that is in them; the Holy Spirit that falls on the children of Adam and the children of Cain can only quicken the life of seed that was sown (Matthew 5:45; 13; Hebrews 6:4-8). "He that is unjust will manifest injustice: and he who is filthy will manifest uncleanliness: while he who is righteous will manifest righteousness; and he who is holy will remain holy" (Revelation 22:11). So that when the latter rain falls, Judaeo-Roman Catholics will manifest the life of Judaeo-Catholicism, Hindus the philosophy of the Vedas, and Christians will manifest that they are the Sons of God with the 'third pull'.
Jesus taught us God's spoken Word is the original Seed (Luke 8:11; Genesis 22:18; Galatians 3:16; John 1:1, 14): Spirit and Eternal Life in a form we can receive by faith (John 6:63; Isaiah 55:11). His Word will produce what it says but when His Seed is hybrid as in a trinity of gods, baptism in three Titles, Bible-denying Apostles' Creed (so-called), catechism, nicolaitane priesthood, and so-on, it is no longer God's Spirit and Life, it has become Death (Revelation 22:18-19).
So God's Word "spun off" from the Logos: some fell into stony places and prospered for a while, yet when tribulation or persecution arose it was offended by the revelation and failed because there was no moisture of the Holy Spirit. Other fell among thorns, and the cares of this life and deceitfulness of riches choked the Word and the hearer became unfruitful. Those who are natural or spiritual serpent's seed are the equivalent of 'black holes,' failed stars like self-styled Jews and apostate Israelites in the days of our Lord (Matthew 8:12; 13:18-23; I Thessalonians 5:5; Revelation 12:3-4). While he who received the seed into the good ground of an elect soul caught the revelation and bore fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirtyfold (Matthew 5:48).
In Ephesians 1 we see God is not a trinity but self-existent and He was lonely so His eternal purpose was to fellowship with like-minded 'elohim' or as Brother Branham called us "amateur gods" (Exodus 4:16; 22:28; John 10:34-38). "Two cannot walk together except they are agreed?" (Amos 3:3), and we too are lonely because we are few and far apart.
Question: "The reason why I ask is, if Jesus' soul was what made Him a Man, how did that become no more because our souls submitted to God will forever exist? My question is, if Jesus is the Man with that soul, how is He also God?"
The answer is, identification and oneness vindicated He is the Logos manifested in virgin-born flesh as prophesied from Genesis to Revelation (Isaiah 7:14; 9:6-7; John 1:1-14).
Israel had an annual Day of At-One-ment wherein all unbelief separating God from fellowship with the nation was removed. This was a temporary shadow of our new birth for once the Christian is born-again he can never commit sin or disbelieve for God's Seed remains in Him as a revelation (I Peter 1:18-25; I John 3:5-9; 5:18). We have fellowship because we are at one with God, or as Brother Branham explained, "God and the soul that is joined together with God is One Spirit" (I Corinthians 6:17) redeemed back to its predestinated place and purpose in the Logos in oneness with God (I Corinthians 1:10; 11:18-34; 12—13; Acts 2:1; Ephesians 4:13; Titus 1:4).
We must be thoroughly identified and at-one with the Logos or mind of God so that His thoughts become our thoughts. Then we will see ourselves accounted in Him as Attributes of the Logos, walking the shores of Galilee, crucified in Him on Calvary's Cross where we paid the price of our sin, preaching to the souls in prison, raised justified and seated in heavenly places in Him, in theophany with the Bride of ALL Ages when He took the Book of Redemption and opened its Seven Seals, now with the sleeping saints our theophany awaits the body change and translation (II Corinthians 5:13-21; Romans 4:25; Ephesians 2:5-7; Revelation 5:7-11; I Thessalonians 4:14). This is the revelation of oneness possessed by the first Adam—the faith by which he voluntarily surrendered his life to redeem His fallen wife; the faith whereby the last Adam voluntarily surrendered His life to redeem His Wife, the Church. By "like precious faith" each man knew God would not leave his soul in hell.
In order to exercise the 'third pull' we must know who we are, not by some sensation like speaking in tongues, but by a clear revelation of the present Truth of God's unchanging Word. We must see our life fulfilling that part of the Word, and others seeing it living in us will "perceive that we have been with Jesus" (Acts 4:13). We must identify ourselves in the Word for this hour in order for that Word to identify itself in us by the Token on display.
The Law was typical and prophetical of Christ who declared "Moses wrote of Me" (John 5:46-47), and when "He expounded all the Scriptures concerning Himself, He began at Moses" and repeated what He has said "while I was yet with you" (Luke 24:27). Before His crucifixion He taught, "All things which are written in the Law of Moses concerning Me must be fulfilled" (Luke 24:44). Later in Hebrews 8:5; 9:23-26; 10:1-18, etc., Paul further expanded the shadows and types to reveal that Jesus Messiah is not really "bread" (John 6:47-51); likewise Israel's sabbaths and feasts were really types and shadows of good things to come (Hebrews 4; Colossians 2:16-17).
Natural Israel's feasts and offerings were types and shadows signifying God's plan of redemption fulfilled in substance by their antitype Jesus Christ. By grace through faith we have received as our inheritance the blessings of Abraham natural Israel declined. As Spiritual Israel we Christians see the Gentile world following natural Israel to the precipice of utter loss. Many things predicted and prefigured concerning the sufferings and the glory of Christ and His Bride were not revealed to the very prophets through whom they were declared (I Peter 2:10-12), and with II Peter 1:20-21 and Deuteronomy 18:20 in mind we must discern the Spiritual from the natural import of Scriptural symbols, not hold to the "letter" and shadow as if it were the substance; "this we will do with the Message, if God permit".
No man has seen God at any time, and no man will ever see God, or you, or me (John 6:44-46; 14:8-14). Each of us is an invisible spirit being, and so is Satan. All you will ever see is the manifestation, token or evidence of the life that is IN us. I am not my body, and neither was Jesus His body. The body is merely a house in which we live and contact this world, and it is a mortal spirit that operates our mind and powers our body; both are subject to decay, and impermanent. You, your being, are your soul that continues after the breakup of your mortal spirit and the death of your body, and goes to its destination according to the decisions made in this life when confronted with the Word for the Age in which it lived.
I Timothy 3:16 states: "By common confession great is the mystery of godliness: for God was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, taken up into glory".
Jesus Messiah was the manifestation of the fullness of the Logos. You and I and every other saint are a manifestation of Attributes of the Logos. Every Christian in a manifestation of God according to in the measure of Word and Spirit revealed for his day.
We are on earth to recognize our day and its Message, manifest the Word for our day and "become written epistles known and read of all men" (II Corinthians 3:2; Acts 4:13). Our very lives must identify with God who is the Word, by expressing His mind that is IN us (I Corinthians 1:10; Philippians 1:27; 2:5).
Contrary to Thomas Jefferson's egregious statement paraphrased from the writing of Philip Mazzei and incorporated into the Declaration of Independence claiming that 'All men are created equal,' NO man or woman is "created equal." We are each individual souls on free moral agency. Although Jesus Christ was born without sin associated with the Fall, He too was on free moral agency so that although He met the qualifications for Adam's Kinsman Redeemer He was not compelled to go to Calvary; He exercised His free moral agency in the Garden of Gethsemane and voluntarily declared, "Not My will, but Thine be done".
The soul is the nature of the spirit ruling over it. Because our first birth is according to Satan's reasoning against the Word whereby Eve was deceived, we are all born in sin under the headship of the nature of this world whose god is Satan since Adam surrendered his dominion and ours in order to redeem his wife. Spiritually, you, your soul, was in relationship with the de facto husband of a worldly nature. Your subsequent identification with the Word of God through a threefold process of Justification by grace through faith, sanctification of the mind by further revelation is bringing your body subject to the Word, and the baptism with the Holy Spirit through a clear understanding of the Word for your day makes your life a written epistle of the Word for the hour in oneness with God.
By one Spirit not by one "letter" of Message quotes we are all baptized into one body and become members of that body in union with Christ in God. So God and the soul that is joined with God is one Spirit (Matthew 19:6); "He that is joined to the Lord is One Spirit" (I Corinthians 6:17).
As we grow in the love and admonition of the Lord we understand how the manifestation of His Word has evolved from shadow to substance. On Mount Sinai Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel saw a vision of what we call the heavenly temple (Exodus 24:9-10). Then Moses instructed the children of Israel to construct a tabernacle and furniture after the pattern shown to him on the Mount (Exodus 25:40). Subsequently Solomon fashioned a grand temple after the same design (Acts 7:48), then the shadow developed into the substance in Matthew 3:13-17 for when John baptized Jesus the Pillar of Fire inaugurated His body as the new Temple and also the sacrifice (Hebrews 10:5; John 1:29; 2:19). "And when the Day of Pentecost was fully come" the temple of God increased as the New Testament saints began to be baptized into Christ (Acts 2:1; I Corinthians 6:19). Now we are the Body and Christ is the Head.
So the vision on the mount, the Tabernacle of Witness, Solomon's Temple, the laver, altars of sacrifice and incense, the Ark of the Covenant, golden lampstand, table of showbread, trumpets, vials, and Seals are symbols that foreshadow the substance of the promise coming into sharper focus through the dispensations. They affirm Christ's Bride and the 144,000 Israelites are in the Lamb's Book of Life and eternally in His Presence.
God is not a man but a Spirit, the Man Jesus was a visible manifestation of the invisible God who does not require altars, sacrifices, heavenly or earthly temples. These are mere symbols man's finite mind is able to grasp and follow the scenes and acts of God's play written to show us the way Home. Many in the circle of this Message cling to the shadows and reject the substance even after it has come into being as the Israelite and (once) Christian denominations cleave to the substitutes of a day gone by, thereby imposing their thoughts upon the Almighty omniscient Creator God.
The question presumes Jesus' soul ceased to exist whereas Jesus' soul like the soul of every saint is at one and eternal with God. The first Adam had the revelation that as a Son of God he, his soul, was eternal with God and could no more be lost than God could be lost. And since his wife was a part of himself (Genesis 2:24) he knew that if he followed her across the time line and the Life line rather than burn her as stated in God's Word which is forever written in heaven, when God redeemed Him his wife would also be redeemed (Leviticus 21:19: Psalm 119:89; Revelation 17:16; 18:18).
Brother Branham said, "Notice. Now, the Holy Spirit and the revelation and Christ is . . . The Holy Spirit is Christ in another form. That's right. Notice, it is a Lamb that opened the Book, and the Lamb is Christ; and Christ is not seen any more from then, but He is seen in the Book of Revelations the 19th chapter, coming on a white horse. . . (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 157:1-159:6).
In Christ is the Mystery of God revealed Brother Branham explained God's threefold purpose was first to manifest the fullness of Himself in Jesus Messiah (Colossians 2:9); second to have the preeminence in His Church till His Word and Presence can flow through every member (Acts 4:13; I Corinthians 2:16; II Corinthians 3:2; Colossians 1:27), and thirdly, to restore the Kingdom to dominion over earth and fellowship with God.
So when Brother Branham was caught up beyond the curtain of time he said, "I want to see Jesus. I want to see the One that I've loved and worked for." His converts replied, "You can't see Him right now; He's higher than this. But someday He will come back. And when He comes, He will come to you first. And you'll be questioned on the Gospel that you preached. And then, if you pass the test, we will go with you back to Him, back to earth and live together forever in a body, a fleshly body where we'll eat and drink." In the dispensation of the fullness of times when the Lord has gathered all of the sheaves into glorified bodies, we will meet Jesus Messiah, the first God-man.
The Bible is the story of God unfolding Himself from the eternal Spirit alone with His thoughts to the flesh of His glorified Family. Jesus Messiah is the beginning of the creation of God (Revelation 3:14), not the beginning of God's creation which was the sun and the stars, mountains, rivers and trees: that would make Him less than God. Jesus is the beginning of God creating Himself a part of creation less than 2,000 years ago. His wife, the New Testament Church, is the continuation of the same creation as Eve was not a separate creation but a continuation of Adam (Genesis 5:2). As God put the first Adam to sleep and took a rib from his side from which He formed Eve, He put the last Adam to sleep on Calvary and took the Holy Spirit from His side from which He is forming His Body, the Church. So you see, together Christ and His Bride is all God manifest, and in the renewed heavens and renewed earth the "saved" will worship God throughout eternity in the form of His glorified Family. nl778.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.