Bible Believers' Newsletter 813
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased YOU have joined us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
Please take your time to read the "Full story" behind the news and visit the links. Our main article today is really very quite straight forward and although it covers a large measure of doctrine with which you will already be acquainted, take your time and study it prayerfully as you are certain to encounter points that will expand and strengthen your understanding.
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Jewish Activists want to pray on Jerusalem's Temple Mount, raising Alarm
December 4, 2013 A small but growing movement by Jewish activists demanding the right to pray at the site of their destroyed temple, in the heart of this disputed capital's Old City, is creating a potentially explosive clash with the Muslim world, which considers the spot holy and bans Jews from public worship there . . . Their proposals, long dismissed as extremist, are now being debated in the Israeli parliament and embraced by an expansionist wing in the ruling coalition government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. These political leaders, many in Netanyahu's party, want Israel to assert more, not less, control over the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Old City, including the place known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary.
"We're looking for it to be divided between Jews and Muslims," said Aviad Visoli, chairman of the Temple Mount Organizations, which claims 27 groups under its umbrella. "Today, Jews realize the Western Wall is not enough. They want to go to the real thing" . . . For Palestinians and much of the Muslim world, any mention of changing the status quo at the site, the third-holiest in Islam, is incendiary . . . Uri Ariel, Israel's minister of construction and housing, told reporters after a recent visit: "The Temple Mount is ours, and it cannot be argued about or negotiated. .?.?. It must be open for prayer at every hour, to every Jew". . . Full story: washingtonpost.com
Comment: Do you see Zechariah 14:1-2 and Revelation 16:19 on the near horizon?
Tribunal Issues Landmark Verdict against Israel for Genocide
December 1, 2013 "The Tribunal is satisfied, beyond reasonable doubt, that the first defendant, (General) Amos Yaron, is guilty of crimes against humanity and genocide, and the second defendant, the State of Israel, is guilty of genocide". . . this case breaks the tradition of immunity of nation-states from criminal prosecution under international law. The decision introduces a legal basis for international action to protect minorities from genocide as a lawful alternative to the current response of so-called humanitarian intervention, invasion, occupation and regime change, which have often been as illegitimate and more destructive, and in some cases as genocidal as the original violation being punished.
The Kuala Lumpur Tribunal based its momentous decision on the 1948 Genocide Convention, which prohibits and punishes the killing, causing of harm and deliberate infliction of conditions of life calculated to bring about the physical destruction of a group of people, targeted for their ethnicity, religion or race. In instances of genocide, these criminal acts are done with the specific intent of destroying as a part or in whole the targeted group, as in this plight the Palestinian people.
In contrast with previous special courts involving genocide charges, this Tribunal left the time frame of events open-ended, by starting just before the creation of the State of Israel until the present and, presumably, into the future until Israel ceases its expansionist campaign against the Palestinians and offers instead justice and reconciliation. . . The Kuala Lumpur Tribunal asserted that the modern Jewish state, in contrast to other cases, had since even before its inception pursued a genocidal program as a consistent feature and indeed a foundation of state policy. Therefore, genocide in the Israeli case cannot be solely attributed as the isolated action of a leader, political party or elected government but remains the responsibility of the state itself . . . a planning group of top-ranking Jewish military leaders in the Haganah militia, led by David Ben Gurion (who later became Israel's first prime minister) devised an ethnic-cleansing program to rid the future Israel of its Arab predecessors. Called Plan Dalet (the letter "D" indicating the fourth plan of a colonialist agenda) was to be activated as soon as the British suspended the Palestine Mandate.
With the declaration of Israeli statehood in 1948, a coordinated armed campaign by Israeli military forces and paramilitary units against hundreds of Palestinian urban neighborhoods and rural villages led to the flight of an estimated 700,000 refugees from Palestine and parts of neighboring Trans-Jordan, including Jerusalem. Although the Israeli intent was to intimidate the Palestinians into relocating outside the borders, but before long village populations that refused to flee were mass murdered. . . That policy, however, soon metamorphosed into a systematic campaign to destroy Palestinians, that is, genocide. . . The Israeli record of massacres, extrajudicial killings and daily harassment of Palestinians comprises a continuum of criminal behavior over the past 67 years. . . piles of bullet-riddled bodies and in one case, a pregnant woman whose belly had been slit open and her dead unborn child left on top of her corpse. . . refugees were rounded up from their homes and lined against walls for summary execution by automatic weapons fire. . . ambulances were intercepted and their drivers shot dead. . .
Barely addressed in just one paragraph of the Tribunal opinion is the reality that powerful states oppose any dilution of their absolute state immunity with the unspoken objective of preserving their war-making powers. The dominant Atlantic allies have cited genocide solely as a pretext to expand their global domain though invasions under a broad and vague "responsibility to protect" principle and have imposed new constitutions on defeated adversaries authored by foreign legal scholars while guised as the ideals of domestic political revolutions. Meanwhile, their own genocidal state structures, centered in the national-security structure and military command, categorically reject any international controls over extralegal interventions operated under the cover of humanitarian operations.
. . . in limiting its call for remedial action to reparations from Israel, the Tribunal wasted a precious opportunity to demand full justice for the Palestinian nation. What is realistically required is an international peacekeeping force to guarantee the withdrawal of the Israeli military and police force from Palestinian territory until a domestic law-enforcement and security force can take over; the elimination of wall-fences, checkpoints and other barriers to the free movement of citizens; the return of occupied land in Palestine; financial restitution for the loss of lands and property inside the boundaries of Israel; and an official apology for the countless crimes committed.
Furthermore, the continuity of genocide perpetrated by the core state structure and abetted by the complicity of much of the Israeli population demands that the offending state must be reorganized under a new constitution free of religious bias and racial discrimination to ensure legal norms that prevent a repetition of genocide. This objective should require an international occupation of Israel in event that powerful elements in Israeli society refuse to comply with international law. Israel should be spared the violence unleashed against the Third Reich, but stern justice and strong rule of law are nonetheless required in situations of ideological conformity based on the goals of genocide.
The Tribunal verdict raised not only a legal challenge to supporters of the Zionist cause in the United States and Europe but also appealed to universal moral principles . . . a giant step forward not only for dispossessed Palestinians but also for humanity as a whole. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Historical facts featured in this trial and its precedents illustrate the enmity of Genesis 3:15 projected upon the innocent German nation in the cruel psyop of two holocausts of six million so-called Jews in World Wars I and II and the false claim against the peoples of the USSR of a further holocaust of six million self-styled Jews when in truth their Jewish rulers conducted the real and bloody slaughter of sixty-six million nominal Christian civilians plus the Hodolomor. Since the non-Semitic Rothschilds initiated the colonization of Palestine to the present day Cain's enmity has roused from psychological projection upon Hebrew and Arab natives in Palestine to flagrant genocide by self-styled Jewish impostors bolstered by the immunity of their nation-state and their lewd holy (sic) book the Babylonian Talmud that asserts non-Jews are animals in human form and may be killed immunity (Bereshith, 25a; Kiddushin 66c; Soferim 15, Rule 10).
The bolded paragraphs reveal the future following the utter defeat of the Israeli criminal state when UN Resolution 181 is enforced and the Judaeo-Roman Universal church rules one world government from Jerusalem as prophesied in Scripture.
Why Orthodox Jews refuse to serve in IDF
December 01, 2013 Neturei Karta opposed the establishment of and retains all opposition to the existence of the so-called "State of Israel"!
Neturei-Karta is the Aramaic term for "Guardians of the City." The name Neturei-Karta originates from an incident in which R. Yehudah Ha-Nassi (Rabbi Judah the Prince) sent R. Hiyya and R. Ashi on a pastoral tour of inspection. In one town they asked to see the "guardians of the city" and the city guard was paraded before them. They said that these were not the guardians of the city but its destroyers, which prompted the citizens to ask who, then, could be considered the guardians. The rabbis answered, "The scribes and the scholars," referring them to Tehillim (Psalms) Chap. 127. (Jerusalem Talmud, Tractate Hagiga. 76c). . .
The group was founded in Jerusalem, Palestine in 1938, splitting off from Agudas Yisroel. Agudas Yisroel was established in 1912 for the purpose of fighting Zionism. Gradually lured by money and honor they sold out to the "Golden-Calf" (Exodus, XXXII) of Zionism. . . Neturei Karta oppose the so-called "State of Israel" not because it operates secularly, but because the entire concept of a sovereign Jewish state is contrary to Jewish Law . . . the entire concept of a Jewish state is in direct conflict with a number of Judaism's fundamentals . . . we are forbidden to rebel against the nations and that we should remain loyal citizens and we shall not attempt to leave the exile which G-d sent us into, ahead of time.
Jews are not allowed to dominate, kill, harm or demean another people and are not allowed to have anything to do with the Zionist enterprise, their political meddling and their wars. . . The true Jews remain faithful to Jewish belief and are not contaminated with Zionism. The true Jews are against dispossessing the Arabs of their land and homes. According to the Torah, the land should be returned to them. . . The world must know that the Zionists have illegitimately seized the name Israel and have no right to speak in the name of the Jewish people! Full story: youtube.com
The Devil's Seminaries
December 5, 2013 When I was a little boy, I didn't know the difference between a cemetery and a seminary. But now I do. The cemetery is where they bury dead people. The seminary is where they bury truth.
Take, for instance, a guy named Yamada, president of the McCormick Theological Seminary. As reported in the November/December 2013 issue of "The Layman," this teacher of teachers, this preacher to preachers, says that Genesis 2:18-25—in which God forms Eve from Adam's rib—"is not about a man and a woman."
Oh, no, says the seminary honcho: it's only about God not wanting the man to be alone. The Lord could just as easily, implies this babbling schnook, have created for Adam a nice male "partner" to share the Garden of Eden with. I ask the reader's pardon for this absurd blasphemy: I'm only reporting on Mr. Yamada's prating at the recent "Marriage Matters" conference sponsored by the Presbyterian Church USA. The blasphemy is his, not mine.
He doesn't say why God decided to create a woman rather than another man—only that it didn't really matter. Perhaps God flipped a coin. Nor does Yamada explain how, with only a pair of poofs for starters, God might have planned to populate the earth with human beings. All he says is that any old help-mate would do.
Gee, I wish this was a satire. But it's not. According to the article, this dork's doctrinal studies, at the seminary, "included Hebrew Bible with an emphasis on hermeneutics"—in this case, "hermeneutics" means the art of twisting the text to make it mean anything you want it to mean—"feminist theory and culturally-contextual Biblical interpretation," this last referring to the art of doing violence to God's word to make it conform to today's bizarre cultural trends. . .
Full story: newswithviews.com
Comment: The is the sign of Sodom Jesus in the day when the Son of man is revealed. He "came as a thief in the night" yet in fifty years our apostate denominational cousins are not even looking for the now deceased prophet who introduced His second or 'parousia' Coming (Luke 17:28-30; I Thessalonians 5:1; Revelation 16:15).
Invitation to the Bride: 2013 Convention, Owerri, Nigeria
Our Sister Church, Bible Believers' Church, Owerri, Nigeria will convene their 2013 Convention from December 22 to 25. If you plan being in Nigeria at this time, do not miss these meetings. The theme of ministry will be "Separation"; whereas it is said "the world loves a "good mixer," Jesus did not pray for the world and has always called His people out of the world. God is a separator, separating: the purpose of the Law was to separate sacred from profane, and clean from unclean while in the New Testament He has separated grace from law, and is separating wise from foolish, sheep from goats, and wheat from tares. Paul said "be ye separate." Full details of meetings: biblebelievers.org.au
The Ocean Thermometer reveals Global Warming Lies
December 5, 2013 Apart from bubbles of heat surrounding big cities, the thermometers and satellites of the world have not shown a warming trend for 17 years. This is in spite of some inspired fiddling with the records by those whose jobs, research grants and reputations depend on their ability to generate alarming forecasts of destructive global warming. To explain this absence of warming in the atmosphere, the warmists now claim that "the missing heat is hiding in the deep oceans." This sounds like a water-tight alibi, unlikely to be disproved because of our inability to measure "average ocean temperature" directly. . . Oceans have the essentials of a global thermometerthe huge ocean basins are the reservoir, sea water acts like the mercury, and tide gauges on the shore-line (or satellites) measure changes in sea water volume.
Two factors, both dependent on global temperature, are the main causes of any general rise in sea levelshow much ice is melted from land-based ice sheets like Greenland and Antarctica, and the expansion of sea water volume as ocean temperature rises. Therefore average sea levels are sensitive and accurate indicators of trends in average global temperature . . . they have been relatively stable for the last 7,000 years.
The sea level thermometer was higher than today during the Roman Warm Era, and lower than today when the Little Ice Age ended about 160 years ago. There is no unusual spurt in recent years, proving conclusively that there is no significant extra heat going into the deep oceans, and no global warming hiding there. Full story: carbon-sense.com
Israel types the Church
Scripture informs us that the Old Testament was a shadow and type or prefigure and not the very image of the good things of the substance of Abraham's promise for the New Testament saints because the sacrifice of bulls and goats cannot regenerate men's souls as animals have no soul that can come back upon the sinner (Hebrews 10:1). When they die they are no more thus men may "kill and eat." Each human being is an immortal spirit called soul, "made in the image and after the likeness of God" (Genesis 1:26-28) inhabiting a house of flesh and blood called body. The decisions men of Adam's race make in this life determine their destination in the next; if their names are blotted from the Book of Life they are lost like physical Serpent's seed whose names were never in the Book of Life, which is the genealogy of the first Adam, so the last Adam Jesus Messiah is not their kinsman Redeemer. Like pure animals our mind and body are powered by a mortal spirit given by God but not of God, and will be replaced by our theophany after this life.
Our pedigree or bloodline must be in Adam's race because the last Adam can only redeem His "near KINSMEN." God set enmity between the accursed seed of Cain who was fathered by the Serpent in miscegenation with Eve, and the seed of Adam through Seth. The Lord God spoke firmly against miscegenation as it is genocide to Adam's race and a diminution of Christ's Kingdom (Genesis 1:11; 6:1-6). Clearly 'multiculturalism' ensures miscegenation and a repetition of the 'original sin' prophesied by Jesus for this day (Matthew 24:37). "God's Word is Spirit and it is Life" (John 6:63); when we add to or diminish from His unchanging Word the result is no longer a Life-giving Spirit but death (Revelation 22:18-19). This is the fruit of creed, ritual, tradition, trinity, infant baptism for example, and explains why organized religion is not of God. In the natural realm it indicates the risk to health and longevity from eating genetically modified (GM) crops and farm animals.
As Jesus prophesied for this our day "Satan, whose name is Death, is riding his pale horse; Hell follows with him and power is given to them over the fourth [or earth-bound] part of men, to kill with war, and with famine, and with death [of both body and soul], and with brutal, savage, ferocious, bestial earth-bound men" (Revelation 6:8; Matthew 10:28).
The New Testament, Covenant or promise actually predates the Covenant of the Law which was occasioned by Israel's sin or unbelief in God's revealed Word, but on account of the original sin in the Garden of Eden it could not come into effect until the death of our Kinsman Testator on Calvary as Paul explains in Galatians 3:1-3:
"You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you not to obey the truthbefore whose eyes Jesus Christ was so graphically presented as crucified? Let me ask you this one question: Did you receive the Spirit by works of Law, or from faith in the Message? Are you so foolish as to imagine having begun in the Spirit, you would now come to perfection by works of the flesh? Have you suffered so much for the Gospel in vain that you are now going to cast it away? Does He who endued you with the Spirit and works miracles among you do so by works of the Law, or by faith in the Message? As Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness? You see from this then, that those who are the sons of Abraham are his sons by faith. And in anticipation that God would justify the Gentiles through faith, the Scripture foretold the good news to Abraham in the promise, "In you will all the Gentiles [of Adam's race] be blessed," so then those who are blessed with faith are blessed with faithful Abraham."
"For all who depend on the works of the Law live under a curse, for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who does not abide by all that is written in the Book of the Law so as to do it." Now it is evident that no one is justified and declared righteous in God's Presence by the Law, because "The Just shall live by faith." However, the Law does not rest on faith, but "He who does these things shall live by them [without one slip]" (Romans 2:25; Galatians 5:3; James 2:10).
"Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the Law inasmuch as He became a curse for usfor it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come upon us Gentiles, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith."
"Speaking in terms of human relationships, Brethren, no one annuls or adds to a person's last will once it has been ratified. Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his seed. It does not say, "And to His offsprings," in the plural, but in the singular, "And to your seed," which is Christ. This is what I mean: the Law, that came four hundred and thirty years later, does not annul a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to make the promise void. If the inheritance is by the Law, it is no longer by promise; but God has granted it to Abraham through a promise".
"Why then was the Law given? It was added to define and show sins in their true light, until the Seed or Offspring [singular] should come to whom the promise was made, and it was ordained by angels (Deuteronomy 33:2; Daniel 7:10, 26) through a mediator [Moses]. But when God gave His promise to Abraham, He did it by Himself alone, without angels or Moses as go-betweens. [This clarifies the awkward form of words in the King James Bible: "Now a mediator is not a mediator of one [party] but God is one]."
"Well then, is the Law contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not, for if a law had been given as a power to make alive, then righteousness would in very truth be by the Law, but the Scripture has imprisoned all men, so that what was promised might be given to those who believe, through faith in Jesus Christ."
[Jesus said, "You have not chosen Me but I have chosen you" (John 15:16, 19). And His Word has been sent throughout the world to call His chosen children Home. "He calls His own sheep by namenot Angel, Phillip, or Daniel, but the Word for their day (II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7)and the sheep follow Him, for they know His Voice [by faith in "the present Truth"]. They will not follow a stranger but will flee from him: for they do not recognize the unscriptural doctrine of strangers" (John 10:3-5)].
"Before faith came, we were confined under the Law, restrained in protective custody until the faith should be revealed. [At Mount Sinai God placed Israel under the Law because of sin, and later smote most of the adults from the Book of Life (Exodus 32:2-33; Numbers 13:1 14:34; Psalm 95:10-11; Romans 5:20)]. So the Law was our schoolmaster and custodian until Christ, in order that we might be justified by faith. And the faith having come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster; for in Christ Jesus you are all Sons of God through faith. For all of you who have been baptized into Christ by the Holy Spirit [not by water only (I John 5:6-8)], and clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no distinction between Judean or Greek, slave or freeman, male or female, for all you are one with the same eternal Life in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise".
In the natural realm "the life is in the Blood" (Leviticus 17:11), but in the Spiritual we are the Blood of Jesus Christ by the baptism with the Holy Spirit as His Life is in us. By the grace of God we are in the pedigree and pure bloodline of the first Adam; this is confirmed by the evidence of our new birth by the last Adam, and the evidence of our new birth by Jesus Christ, the Word of God, the Original Life from the Original Seed is righteousness (Luke 8:11).
The Old Testament is a type of the New. The Israelites settled in Egypt were carnal unbelievers who departed without a vision; soon after dedicating the Tabernacle, like Esau, they yearned after the fish and leeks, onions and garlic that filled their bellies in Egypt. This angered the Lord and the Shekinah consumed many in the extremities of the camp. With the exception of three men the adults were non-elect and bad seed, so God smote them from the Book of Adam's race.
We must have God's Spirit. The spirit of Lucifer reasoned that by seducing Eve through the Serpent he could vicariously father his own hybrid race, overcome Adam's race, multiply and usurp Christ's kingdom. That spirit settled on Cain. Were you a bystander you might have asked Abel and his half-brother Cain, "Please tell me if you are going to be accepted, and why?"
"Well," said Abel, "I believe in God."
Cain said, "I do too."
"Well," Abel said, "I am a worshipper of God."
Cain said, "So am I."
Abel said, "I gave my offering to God."
Cain said, "I did too."
Abel said, "I offered my prayer to God."
Cain said, "I did that also."
One was just as fundamental as the other. But that is the "letter without the Spirit," not election. The Pharisees had the letter, so does every denominational minister. God predestinated and chose His own by foreknowledge from the foundation of the world and He is calling a W_O_R_D Bride by His Spirit and dressing her in the righteousnesses of the saints (Revelation 19:7-9).
"Look at the prophet Balaam and the prophet Moses. Both of them with seven altars, Jehovah's altars, blood on each one; and not only that, but rams on each one. In numerology, exactly the right number, seven, "perfect," seven rams, just exactly like: both altars. As fundamental as one was, the other one was also. But who did God vindicate? It was the one that was in His Word. Fundamental doesn't mean too much; it's the revelation of God".
"Jesus said to the Pharisees, "In vain you worship Me . . ." Worship Him: genuine worship, true worship from their hearts. . . "In vain you worship Me." Why? "Teaching for doctrine their tradition of men; therefore you make the commandments of God of no effect to the people".
"If I taught you a Methodist message, it would take no effect on you; this is Bride time. If Moses taught the Message of Noah, it would take no effect. If Jesus taught Moses' Message, it would take no effect. Because the predestinated seed are laying there that will only be watered by that type of water [Holy Spirit] that's give for that seed. [The "present Truth . . . what Jesus is doing now" (II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7)]. It won't grow any other condition. It must be the condition that grows it" (God's Only Provided Place of Worship, p. 14:86-88).
The spirit of Lucifer came upon his vicarious son Cain, then upon Ham, who, through miscegenation with his father's wife Naamah, not his mother, reproduced the physical Serpent's seed in their bastard son Canaan on this side of the Flood (Genesis 6:4; Genesis 9:18-27). Satan possessed Nimrod in Babel, then moved his earthly headquarters to Babylon where he overcame the Judeans when they devised Pharisaism (i.e. Judaism), during their captivity. In league with Rome's pagan Emperor Constantine they organized the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church at the First Nicaea Council in AD325 (Revelation 2:6, 9, 13, 15, 22-24; 3:9), renaming and introducing their Babylonian trinity from the Old Testament into the New. Oppressed by their Judaeo-Catholic taskmasters Christendom settled in spiritual Egypt, Catholicism, for almost a thousand years known as the Dark Ages. They escaped in an exodus called the Reformation carrying certain dogmas with them so that their separation was incomplete and as Protestant zeal cooled they formed denominations like the Judeans, each teaching a different Gospel. Having apostatized, they lust to unite in a World Council of Churches (Amos 3:3) and return to the thoughtless prayer book religion of Mystery Babylon: a second-hand religion recited by rote after a robed eunuch obviating faith.
When Israel rejected God's prophet John the Baptist, the Elijah of Isaiah 4:30 and Malachi 3:1, they refused the Christ he introduced, clung to their substitute animal sacrifices and murdered Adam's Kinsman Redeemer on the hour, day, week, month and in the year prophesied by Moses and Daniel. Then the second Israel called the Church out of apostate Israel as the first exodus had called Israel out of Egypt. Today the Gentile denominations have rejected God's Prophet William Branham, the angel to the seventh Church Age (Revelation 10:7) who was the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6 and Matthew 17:11. Hereby they rejected Jesus Christ who came back to earth in W_O_R_D form by the revelation of the Seven Seals (I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:1-7), crucifying to themselves the Son of God afresh (Hebrews 6:6).
Brother Branham's Message was the "midnight cry" of Matthew 25:6, which is the "shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16 and Revelation 14:9-11 confirmed by the heavenly Voice of Revelation 18:4 calling the wise and even the foolish virgin OUT from the Roman Catholic Whore and her harlot (once) Protestant daughter Churches to maturity in "the unity of the faith" (Ephesians 4:13) for "the manifestation of the Sons of God" (Romans 8:19) and the translation (I Corinthians 15:52-56).
Jesus foretold the Laodicean Church Age would end with churches materially rich and in need of nothing, "oblivious to the fact they are spiritually afflicted and pitiable, bankrupt of the Spirit, blind to faith and naked of the Blood" (Revelation 3:17). In witness to this I received an email from a denominational evangelist quoting Revelation 7:9 that portrays Christ's glorified Gentile Church which he misrepresented as "The result of the 144,000 Jews turning to Christ in these 'last days' as stated in Revelation 7." Followed by the following invitation:
DID IT EVER OCCUR TO YOU THAT YOU, YOUR CHURCH, AND YOUR DENOMINATION WERE CREATED TO bring about the conversion of the 144,000 Messianic Jews who turn to Christ in the End Times?
Three powerful ministries are hard at work TODAY in Israel! These are not the only ministries in Israel, but they are on the front lines helping the prophecy of 144,000 to come to pass . . .
[I will not name the three charismatic ministers who are each self-styled Jews. The evangelist proceeds to assure me]:
The body of Christ will be united. Denominations will cease to be. War, hunger, disease, poverty, and even death will END! WHY, BECAUSE THE AWAKENING OF THE 144,000 WILL TRIGGER THE RETURN OF CHRIST!!
THE TIME HAS COME FOR US TO PUT ASIDE PETTINESS, AND TO THROW OURSELVES BEHIND THESE HOLY TROOPERS!
ISN'T THAT WORTHY OF CONSIDERATION? PERHAPS, FOR THIS WORK YOU WERE BORN!
TAKE THIS MESSAGE SERIOUSLY.
I pointed to some of his Scriptural errors and he returned a reproach. Doubtless many misguided souls will respond in kind, further confirming Revelation 3:17-20. Jesus said, "Every plant, which My heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up. Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch" (Matthew 15:13-14). In another place we read, "a whore is a deep ditch" and Jesus described the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church as a "whore" and her (once) Protestant churches as "harlots" (Proverbs 23:37; Revelation 17:5, 15).
The wise virgins have been called out from Rome and her daughter Churches into the circle of this end-time Message. We are virgins to the revealed Word of God, separated from the denominations and denominational beliefs as indicated by the word virgin, whose spiritual connotation means pure and chaste, neither adding to nor taking from the THUS SAITH THE LORD of the Prophet's Message. The foolish virgins believe the "letter" of the Message and are justified and sanctified, but without the Spirit they are not born again.
In Genesis 12:1-3 "The Lord told Abram, Leave your country, and your kindred, and your father's house, for a land that I will show you: and I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name famous; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and curse those who curse you: and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed".
This same commission is given to each of Abraham's seed (Revelation 22:17-19). Whereas he "looked for a city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God" (Hebrews 11:10), Christ's end-time Bride is now forming the Capstone of that City, New Jerusalem, called Jehovah-Shammah (Ezekiel 48:35). It will come down from God out of heaven prepared as a Bride adorned for her husband in the unseen eternal land of the millennium to which we are being led by faith as God led Abraham to Canaan Land. Proverbs 29:18: "Where there is no vision the people perish" but we have a sure vision: our city is the stature of the perfect Man "built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone" (Ephesians 2:20). The drawing (at right) includes the bill of quantities and identifies the master builders who spoke the truth in love that it may grow up into Him in all things, who is the Head, even Christ. In confirmation of Luke 3:8, "God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham," each stage was constructed from lively stones fitly joined together by the Word of faith through two thousand years, adding the virtuous Attributes of that Man from Galilee Word upon Word, line upon line, here a little and there a little as it rises to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, which is Love.
False witnesses against Jesus Messiah declared: "We heard Him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands" (Mark 14:58). This fabrication was very close to the truth. To the disciples Herod's Temple appeared to have risen up in renewed magnificence, but to Jesus having left it desolate it appeared already fallen a spiritual ruin into the flames and He prophesied: "There shall not be one stone left upon another that shall not be thrown down" (Matthew 24:2; 22:7; 23:38-39; Luke 19:44; Ezekiel 9). And, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up . . . But He spoke of the temple of His Body. Therefore when He was risen from the dead, His disciples remembered what He had said; and they believed the Scripture, and His Words" (John 2:19-22).
As Christians baptized into Christ's Body we are the Temple of the Living God; new creation, spoken not made with human hands, eternal in the heavens and inaugurated on the Day of Pentecost (II Chronicles 2:6; Acts 2:1-4; 7:48; Ephesians 1:19-23; 2:21-22; Hebrews 9:11, 24; 10:5). Israel would not recognize God's third and final Temple even after it rose up according to prophecy, and God sent General Titus to destroy the Edomite Herod's desolate shadow and type so that "not one stone was left upon another, that shall not be thrown down." Once the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel raised Jesus Messiah, the Chief Cornerstone of His eternal Temple and dwelling place, the Church, Herod's man-made Temple became a blasphemous impersonation (Acts 5:30).
Too often man is inclined to assess his neighbour by external appearances whereas God looks upon the inward man of the heart. Matthew 22 and Luke 14 record Jesus' parable of the marriage of the King's Son, which speaks of the new birth or invisible union of the Church to Himself. Israel declined the invitation and mistreated and martyred His servants, so in AD 70 He sent the Roman armies as prophesied in Ezekiel 9 and destroyed those murderers and burned up their city. He also sent seven Church Age messengers to "whomsoever will of Adam's race"; their Message was the invitation the elect of their day. They "went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: [Judean or Greek, slave or freeman, male or female, for God is no respecter of persons], and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: and he said to him, Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment? [He may have spoken with other tongues, but he was without the baptism with the Holy Spirit which is the new birth], and he was speechless."
"Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness [or tribulation of Daniel's Seventieth Week]; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen".
God did not call Abraham because he was a good man or because he loved God, but by election as Jesus explained: "You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in My Name, He may give it you. . . If you were of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you" (John 15:16, 19).
As soon as you receive His call He separates you from all of those unnecessary desires and associations that bind you to the world. This proves you are not joining another denomination or club. He is not dealing with you and any other person, He is dealing with you alone as a natural husband deals with his wife as in Genesis 2:24just the two of you. You had no way of turning to God; your whole make-up was against Him. He called you and now He is remaking you as a new man or woman in His image.
When Adam took his sinful wife back to himself they were ashamed and hid from the Presence of the Lord. The nature of a sinner is to cover his shame. Whereas he should have been calling upon God, He was calling Adam (Genesis 3:9). Jesus said, "No man can come to Me except the Father who has sent Me draws him" (John 6:44). As the natural man calls and chooses his wife, Christ calls and chooses His Bride by election through foreknowledge. "And no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by [revelation] from the Holy Ghost" (I Corinthians 12:3).
In Matthew 16:13-19 "Jesus asked His disciples, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they replied, Some say that You are John the Baptist with his head back on: some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets back from the dead."
"He said to them, But whom do you that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
"Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah: for flesh and blood [man, books, Bible seminary and learning] has not revealed this to you, but My Father which is in heaven has revealed that I the Son of man, am at the same time the Messiah and Son of God. This is true just as you, Simon, are the son of Jonah; and as you have confessed Me as the Messiah] I will now confess you as Peter, and upon this rock of Spiritual revelation from My Father I will build My Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against faith."
"And I will give you the [faith] keys of the kingdom of heaven [or new birth]: and whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven".
On the day of Pentecost when the new-born Church descended from the upper room Peter addressed the multitude from throughout the Roman Empire. His Message unlocked the Kingdom to the Israelites and proselytes, and about three thousand souls entered or were born-again that day (Acts 2:41).
Next "the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the Word of God and they sent for Peter and John: who, when they came down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (for as yet He was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus.) Then they laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost" (Acts 8:14-17). The baptism with the Holy Ghost, which is the new birth, does not come by prayer or by laying on of hands, which was an Old Testament custom sanctioning that in the belief of witnesses the candidate has received the Holy Spirit. God's Word is Spirit in a form we can receive by faith or a clear revelation of what Peter called "the present Truth" (II Peter 1:12). But no matter what riches of faith these Samaritans, Jesus had ordained that Peter should unlock the new birth to Shem, Ham and Japheth, and they had to wait upon him.
Finally the Spirit led Peter to the Church of several nationalities of Gentiles in the home of Cornelius, and while he was speaking, the Holy Ghost fell upon all them which heard the Word" (Acts 10:44-48).
As in the natural so in the Spiritual the Life must pass through the Body to quicken the Seed and reproduce after His kind. Once Peter turned the Key, or revealed the present truth that quickened the elect Israelites, baptizing them into the Body of Christ, they too, could pass the Life through the Body by the spoken Word for their day to quicken to eternal Life those who are elect. They too, can bind or loose in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ according to His will and likewise the Samaritans and Gentiles also.
As Brother Gerry so often reminds us, "There is no such thing as coincidence for a Christian. God works all things together for good for those who love Him and are the called according to His purpose." You did not become a Christian by chance; neither was it by coincidence that you found our Church Website and recognized our ministry is Bible faith from Genesis to Revelation. This was foreordained because you are "elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification by the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ [or new birth]: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied" (I Peter 1:2).
Ephesians 1:1-5, "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, [Karachi, Atascadero, or Randwick: wherever you are, you are a saint by the will of God] and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ [which is the Word for your day]: according as He has chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: having predestinated us to the adoption [recognition or placement] of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will".
As sons and daughters of God's promise to Abraham, God's Covenant with you is not conditional like the LawI will do this if you will do that, but unconditional as Jesus said: "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father who is in heaven is perfect" (Matthew 5:48). And if you are in Christ you are perfect, and He will bring you to maturity, "that you may walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience joyously" (Colossians 1:10-11). nl813.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.