Bible Believers' Newsletter 833
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are happy to have your company.
Today we consider Jerusalem's supernatural deliverance from Sennacherib in the days of Hezekiah which Brother Branham revealed as a type of Jerusalem's soon-coming supernatural deliverance under the Sixth Seal and Seventh Trump and the return of an election from the Twelve Tribes according to Scripture but contrary to popular expectation as few realize the identity theft that has taken place. God knows, and "all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called [and chosen] according to His purpose." Our study touches the end of the contention between Israel and Esau, and the consummation.
You are encouraged to visit the links in both our main article and in the news items. As usual the belligerent 'unfree' Free World without faith lacks the integrity, fortitude and moral backbone to cut its strings pulled from behind the curtain by the ubiquitous hidden hand. It boastfully named the weak nations it plans to bomb back into the Stone Age five years ahead of time and their order in the queue. It has since threatened Russia and China which will be more than its match as America rejected her last opportunity for national repentance in 1956/7 and is living on past reputation. God is against her and nature will overwhelm both the United States and Israel. Both will be defeated militarily and briefly occupied, then ruled by Rome. Can you feel the "squeeze"?
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Towards World War III Scenario? Role of Israel in triggering Attack on Iran
April 23, 2014 The stockpiling and deployment of advanced weapons systems directed against Iran started in the immediate wake of the 2003 bombing and invasion of Iraq. . . these war plans were led by the US, in liaison with NATO and Israel . . . identified Iran and Syria as the next stage of "the road map to war." US military sources intimated that an aerial attack on Iran could involve a large scale deployment comparable to the US "shock and awe" bombing raids on Iraq in March 2003 . . . employing both conventional and tactical nuclear weapons. . . As in the case of Iraq, the response is not conditional on Iran actually being involved in the act of terrorism directed against the United States. Several senior Air Force officers involved in the planning are reportedly appalled at the implications of what they are doing—that Iran is being set up for an unprovoked nuclear attack—but no one is prepared to damage his career by posing any objections. . .
Already under the Clinton administration, US Central Command (USCENTCOM) had formulated "in war theater plans" . . . "[The] Five-year campaign plan [includes] . . . a total of seven countries, beginning with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia and Sudan" . . .
The issue of radioactive fallout and contamination, while casually dismissed by US-NATO military analysts, would be devastating, potentially affecting a large area of the broader Middle East (including Israel) and Central Asian region.
In an utterly twisted logic, nuclear weapons are presented as a means to building peace and preventing "collateral damage." Iran's nonexistent nuclear weapons are a threat to global security, whereas those of the US and Israel are instruments of peace" harmless to the surrounding civilian population".
In a very real sense, this military project, which has been on the Pentagon's drawing board for more than five years, threatens the future of humanity. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Obama: 'Remaking the Middle East': The American Gulag
April 22, 2014 The expansion of the US Empire throughout North Africa and the Middle East has been built around arming and financing vassal states to serve as military outposts of the empire. These vassal regimes, ruled by dictatorial monarchies, and authoritarian military and civilian rulers, rely on force and violence to sustain their rule. The US has supplied the weapons, advisers, and financing allowing them to rule. The US arc of imperial military bases stretching from Egypt through Israel, Turkey, Jordan, Yemen, Iraq, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, is protected by a chain of prison camps containing tens of thousands of political prisoners.
The US engagement, its pervasive presence throughout the region, is accompanied by a chain of jailhouse democracies and dictatorships. Contrary to liberal and conservative policy pundits and academics, US policy for over 50 years has actively sought out, installed and protected bloody tyrants who have pillaged the public treasury, concentrated wealth, surrendered sovereignty and underdeveloped their economies.
Pro-Israel academics at prestigious US universities have systematically distorted the structural bases of violence, authoritarianism and corruption in the Islamic world: blaming the victims, the Turkish and Arab people, and ignoring the role of US empire builders in financing and arming the authoritarian civilian and military rulers and absolutist monarchies and their corrupt military, judicial and police officials.
Contrary to the mendacious tomes published by the prestigious University presses and written mostly by highly respected pro-Israel political propagandists, the remaking of the Middle East depends on the strength of the democratic currents in Islamic society. They are found in the student movements, among the trade unionists and unemployed, the nationalist intellectuals and Islamic and secular forces who oppose the US Empire for very practical and obvious reasons. Along with Israel the US is the main organizer of the vast chain of political prison camps that destroy the most creative and dynamic forces in the region. Greater Arab vassalage provokes the periodic explosion of a vibrant democratic culture and movement; unfortunately it also results in greater US military aid and presence. The real clash of civilizations is between the democratic aspirations of the Eastern popular classes and the deeply embedded authoritarianism of Euro-American-Israeli imperialism. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Bob Dole: US should send Weapons to Ukraine
April 21, 2014 Former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole said Monday that the US should send weapons, including tanks, to Ukraine to help it resist Russia's moves on its territory and to send Russian President Vladimir Putin a strong message.
"There are a lot of things we could do. We could give the poor Ukrainians some weapons," Dole told about 75 people who gathered to meet him and have photos taken with him. "Putin, I think, senses that Obama will not do anything, so he's got a pretty free hand."
Dole said he'd also put a missile defense system in Poland. In 2009, Obama scrapped the final phase of a defense system Poland sought, though his administration is now pursuing a smaller, phased in system that would have missile interceptors deployed in Poland in 2018.
"I think I would first of all send some tanks and some weapons to help the Ukrainian people," Dole said. "Putin would understand then that we're serious. Those would be consequences . . ." Full story: huffingtonpost.com
Comment: Senility on steroids! The only people allowed to hold office in America must be pro-homosexual war mongers. "
BlessedWhere are the peacemakers?"
Army Marching Down Queer Street
February 22, 2014 Bernard Gaynor, the Catholic activist and political conservative, was hung out to dry and had his commission "terminated" by none other than Defence Chief General David Hurley. The former intelligence officer who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Middle East, was unceremoniously booted out of the army for saying he didn't like defence personnel appearing in uniform at the Gay Mardi Grasand for opposing women in combat roles. Hurley said Gaynor's employment was "not in the interests of the Australian Army" because his behaviour was "inconsistent" with new equity and diversity rules. "The manner in which you publicly expressed your personal disagreement with defence policy, particularly the support offered to homosexual and transgender members of the ADF and the decision to permit women to serve in combat roles is significantly below that expected of an officer in the army," Hurley said.
Gaynor will appeal to the Human Rights Commission. He said: "It's a clear case of political and religious discrimination. I find it incredibly offensive that Defence supports the denigration of Christianity with its support for the Mardi Gras. Many Christians find the parade offensive. Now we are told we can only serve if we leave our faith at the door." He said defence chiefs were in the thrall of a powerful gay lobby group. "Disagree with them and you will be drummed out of the service," he said. Gaynor believes the Mardi Gras is essentially a political rally, so it is improper for Defence to take part." Full story: airmanaircrew.com
Comment: Jesus prophesied, "As it was in the days of Lot, so shall it be when the Son of man is revealed" (Genesis 18; Luke 17:28-30). Our world is in a Sodom condition and once again God has sent three messengers. Billy Graham and Oral Roberts ministered a basic salvation Message to the non-elect of the churches in Sodom while God veiled Himself behind William Branham, a sinner saved by grace, and revealed "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today and forever" by the messianic sign of Hebrews 4:12, the last sign Jesus promised to us Gentiles. "As it was in the days of Lot," Bernard Gaynor and the defence chiefs are fulfilling Scripture. "Man shall live by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Blessed is he who is not offended at My Word" (Matthew 4:4; 11:6).
Adam could not be deceived for he was God's spoken Word whereas woman is not original creation but a byproduct taken from Adam's side when God put him to sleep, as the true Church is formed from the Holy Spirit taken from the last Adam when God put Him to sleep. Woman is made as a helpmate for man, under submission to man and a "keeper at home," not competing in the workplace, and certainly not policing the streets or in combat roles.
USA seeks to join Russian Federation
March 11, 2014 Fed up with the nation's corrupt, mendacious, ineffectual leadership, a group of Americans is seeking to join the Russian Federation.
"We are collecting signatures for a national referendum on whether to remain a failed statean economic basket case run by criminal oligarchsor join the Russian Federation under a President with a proven track record of bringing oligarchs to heel" said Bill Blatsky head of the Join RussiaPutin for President Committee.
Referendum proponents point out that the US has deep historic ties with Russia. "Nearly 20% of the United States consists of Alaska, which was historically Russian territory," Blatsky explains" . . .
Opponents argue that a Join-Russia Referendum would be unconstitutional. Supporters respond that everything the US government has done since 9/11, and most of what it was doing before that is also unconstitutional, but nobody seems to care.
If the Join-Russia Referendum fails to make the national ballot, supporters have a fall-back option: Running Vladimir Putin as a candidate for the Presidency of the United States of America . . . When asked about a possible Putin candidacy, an Obama Administration official argued that the Russian president is ineligible for the US presidency because he is not a natural-born US citizen.
Loretta Fuddy, the state official who is said to have produced a photoshopped document proving that Putin was born in Hawaii, could not be reached for comment. Full story: veteranstoday.com
Provoking the God of Israel
Blasphemy knows no bounds. Someone who knows not the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, speaking lies in hypocrisy and having their conscience seared with a hot iron is peddling "One of the most thought provoking films of our time. "That Jew Died For You" brings a new perspective to a haunting question: Where was God during the Holocaust? Was God with the 6 Million who faced the terrors of Nazi death camps? This channel will challenge you to redefine the conversation surrounding the holocaust".
There is no historical or Scriptural truth in this sensual attack upon the unthinking non-Christian majority by a self-styled Jewish minority canvassing political and material advantage by deceit. To suggest that Jesus Messiah was a Jew is blasphemy of the highest order. Neither Jesus of Nazareth nor any of his original disciples was a Jew, and only Jesus and Judas Iscariot were Judahites. There was no such word as "Jew" in any Bible in any language prior to the latter part of the 18th Century, and the meaning of this modern word contradicts the meanings of the two words it has replaced.
The late Benjamin Freedman who renounced Judaism to become a Christian wrote "Facts are Facts" and spent his means and time exposing Jewish lies. "The History of God's Holy Bible and the so-called Jews" supports him with documentation.
Jesus, His original disciples and Paul were Israelites descended from Abraham, Isaac and Israel, not Jews, and they lived in different country. Statistics published by Jewish encyclopedias and every Jewish organization declare over 90% of world Jewry are non-Semitic Khazars (assimilated in AD740) or Sephardim largely Edomite (Canaanite and Hittite) stock as was the population of Judea from the second century BC when Judea's priest-king John Hyrcanus assimilated the Edomites.
Britain's Jewish Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, rightly stated "all is race; there is no other truth, and every race must fall which carelessly suffers its blood to become mixed" (Tancred, p. 106). Disraeli was baptized, and no worshipper of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel would encourage miscegenation which is accursed of God and genocide to Adam's race today "as it was in the days of Noah" (Genesis 1:1; 3:15; 6:1-4; Matthew 24:37). Were Jesus a Jew He would be disqualified from being Israel's Messiah and KINSMAN Redeemer for Adam's race. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel's one law of redemption stipulates the Redeemer must be a "near KINSMAN."
"No man will treat with indifference the principle of race. It is the key to history, and why history is often so confused is that it has been written by men who are ignorant of this principle and all the knowledge it involves . . . Language and religion do not make a race—there is only one thing which makes a race, and that is blood" (Benjamin Disraeli, Endymion, p. 249-250).
Were "Jesus a Jew" He would be one "God set at enmity with the first and the last Adam" and the redeemer for Cain and his accursed race (Genesis 3:15). So yes, the words of Moses and Jesus "bring a new perspective to a haunting question" overlooked by the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic impersonators of the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Israel.
"Where was God during the Holocaust?"
An excellent question, but which holocaust? There have been so many. The non-Semitic anti-Semitic self-styled Jews claimed Germany exterminated 6 million Jews in the holocaust of World War I; this was a BIG LIE! Then the non-Semitic anti-Semitic self-styled Jews claimed that the Jewish-ruled USSR exterminated 6 million Jews between the World Wars; this too was a BIG LIE! The truth is that Jews murdered 66 million nominal Christians in the USSR. Then the non-Semitic anti-Semitic self-styled Jews claimed Germany exterminated another 6 million Jews in the holocaust of World War II! Jewry was circulating this BIG LIE in 1942 as Auschwitz I, primarily a garrison and offices was completed, ahead of Auschwitz II (Birkenau) built in March, 1942, and Auschwitz III (Monoschwitz) built in October, 1942. On December 13, 1942 the New York Times said "Authenticated reports point to 2 million Jews who have already been slain by all means of satanic barbarism . . . The slaughter of a third of the Jewish population in Hitler's domain . . ." Again on December 18, and on March 2, 1943 it reported a mass demonstration in Madison Square Garden the previous night where Rabbi Hertz, Chief Rabbi of the British Empire was promoting the cabalistic 6 million, and so on.
Seventy years later no authority has discovered extermination gas chambers or plans for any such thing. However EVERY synagogue possesses BIG LIES in their lewd uncanonical holy book the Babylonian Talmud, claiming holocausts of millions, even billions.
"Was God with the 6 Million who faced the terrors of Nazi death camps?"
The "terrors" of the gymnasium or the swimming pool, the arts and crafts centres and libraries, the sports field, maternity clinic, hospital, dentist, or the concerts and symphony orchestras at Auschwitz and other camps? God is not mocked by the BIG LIE!
This channel will challenge you to redefine the conversation surrounding the holocaust".
It has since we referred to world Jewish population figures provided to The World Almanac and Encyclopedia Britannica by impeccable Jewish sources like the American Jewish Committee the years 1921 to 2001 that record an INCREASE in world Jewish population through the years of World War II. Are we to believe the impossible fabrications played on YouTube, or statistics published by the World's most respected Jewish institutions?
The real holocaust in World War II was that of 260 million nominal Christians. The historic growth of world Christian population of 1.5% per annum suggests that 682,400,000 Christians in 1933 should have increased to 853,158,362 by 1948. Owing mostly to World War II which Jewry declared on March 24, 1933, the actual population was 592,406,542, a loss of 260,751,820 Christians. Even at a more conservative growth rate of 1% per annum there were 199,838,673 fewer Christians in 1948 than there would have been without World War II. Full story: youtube.com
Comment: Deuteronomy 32:5-6, "Their spot is not the spot of His children: they are a perverse and crooked generation. Do you thus requite the Lord, O foolish people and unwise?"
According to the Israeli human rights group B'Tselm, between 1967 and 2012, 800,000 Palestinians have been imprisoned at some point, over 20% of the population. Over 100,000 have been held without charges or trial; almost all have been tortured and brutalized. Currently Israel has 4,881 political prisoners and holds 1.82 million Palestinians Gaza's outdoor prison while 2.7 million Palestinians are surrounded by prison-like walls.
The Redeemed of the Lord shall Return
From the establishment of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, all of their conflicts with the neighbouring nations were merely of a local nature. Only when they came in contact with Assyria and Babylon did they enter into relations with the world power but if this endangered the theocratic life, the theocracy approached so much nearer the fulfillment of its task in the world's history. The relation to Assyria was brought about by the desire of Ahaz king of Judah to obtain protection against Syria and Ephraim. Hezekiah his successor sought by the aid of the southern world power, Egypt, to free himself of dependence on Assyria rather than trusting the Lord. This was untheocratic and Assyria was not to be hindered by human power in subjugating Judah. Judah was traversed and desolated and in order to save at least Jerusalem Hezekiah paid a ransom which Sennacherib took then demanded the surrender of the city. The armies of Sennacherib and Pharaoh Tirhara encountered but victory was undecided. God Himself protected His people and compelled Sennacherib to hastily retreat by the fearful desolation wrought by the angel of the Lord, killing 185,000 Assyrian soldiers as they slept (II Kings 19:35). Yet even before Judah was entirely rescued out of the power of Assyria by this miraculous aid, it initiated another relation to the world power, Babylon, which was to become incomparably more fatal.
When Hezekiah recovered from a dangerous illness the Babylonian king Merodach-Baladan sent to congratulate him and to initiate friendly relations. Flattered by the honor Hezekiah met the Babylonian ambassadors with too little reserve and was obliged to hear from Isaiah's lips the denunciation that all of the treasures he had displayed to them with such pride would be carried away as booty, and his children as captives to Babylon. The Babylonian captivity stands clear before Isaiah's prophetic vision, but also its end with "the times of the Gentiles" that would reach to the end of the world, encompassing the Gentile dispensation and ultimately Israel's redemption. Merodach-Baladan saw in Hezekiah an ally against the common enemy, Assyria; thus we see the prophet Isaiah appearing at a period when the immediate relations of the theocracy with the great world-powers would threaten its ruin.
Isaiah 29:1-8, "Woe to Ariel the Lion of God, the city rendered invincible, where David encamped! Add one more year; cut off the heads and let your feasts run their annual cycle. Then I will bring distress upon Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow, and Jerusalem shall be to Me as her name "Ariel" implies, an altar of continual sacrifice to the Lord and she will be delivered. And I will encamp against you roundabout and besiege you with towers, and raise siege works against you. And your voice shall whisper like a ghost out of the dust where you lie buried."
"But the multitude of your strangers (Heb.) 'Zuwr'Serpent's seedwill be like small dust, and the multitude of the ruthless will be driven away like chaff. And in an instant, suddenly, you will visited by the Lord of hosts with thunder and with earthquake and great noise, with whirlwind and tempest, and the flame of devouring Fire. And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, with all its equipment, and those who distress her, will vanish like a dream. It will be as when a hungry man dreams he is eating, but when he awakes, he is still hungry: or as a thirsty man dreams he is drinking, and awakes faint, with his thirst not quenched; so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against Mount Zion".
This speaks more of Jerusalem's deliverance in the near future than her plight in days of yore. Isaiah 29 was written after the failure of Sennacherib's intended invasion of Jerusalem under Hezekiah which was a type of Zechariah 14:1-5, Daniel 11:39 and Revelation 16:19. Besides the siege and deliverance from Sennacherib this prophecy ultimately contemplates the destruction of Jerusalem by Babylon and Rome, the dispersion of Israelites, their restoration, the destruction of the enemies that besiege the city, and the final glory of Israel (Isaiah 29:17-24). I look beyond the Assyrians to the brief "hot stage" of World War III whereby the God of Israel will have modern Israel utterly defeated resulting in a mass exodus of self-styled Jews that will enable genuine Semitic Israelites of the blood of Abraham, Isaac and Israel to return safely to the Land of the Covenant for their redemption.
The prophecy of verses 1-8 held out the prospect of deliverance but "with thunder and with earthquake and great noise, with whirlwind and tempest, and the flame of devouring Fire." Although they found this displeasing it is THUS SAITH THE LORD; those who disbelieve His revealed Word become stupefied and blinded to the revelation (verses 9-12). Isaiah urges the people to fear the Lord, trust in Him alone and worship Him from the heart. "I will do a work of unparalleled vengeance upon the hypocrites and make the wisest counselors as fools." He then chides the perverseness of those who outwardly pretend to trust in God while secretly planning to seek Egyptian aid against the Assyrians. How stupid can they be! The clay can never be equal to the potter, or the work thus formed able to deny the potter, or accuse him of ignorance. A great change shall soon happen: Assyria, which is like Lebanon, will be brought low and Jerusalem will be exalted. Then people will understand the words of the prophet which they had before despised. But behind that deliverance Isaiah discerns the Messianic blessing, and a poor condition of external nature shall be remedied by divine favour; the deaf shall hear and the blind see; the poor and oppressed shall become strong and joyful in the Lord. The violent and false shall be exterminated, for the Lord who redeemed Abraham shall bring Jacob to honour. And in our era, when the Israelites catch the revelation of God's Children, Christ's Bride, those who err in spirit will come to understanding and learn doctrine for they will recognize Christ's 'parousia' (verses 13-24).
I see Jerusalem's unexpected supernatural deliverance from Sennacherib as a type of Jerusalem's unexpected supernatural deliverance from Jewry under the Sixth Seal and Seventh Trump. Whereas the angel of the Lord sent pestilence upon the Assyrians, He will send a pestilence of Muslims and Russians and earthquakes upon the impostors occupying modern Israel.
Brother Branham said, "He is coming. He is coming in clouds, clouds of glory as when He was seen upon the Mount of Transfiguration, and His garments were shining as the power of God enfolded Him. And EVERY eye shall see Him. That means this is not the rapture. This is when He comes to take over His rightful place as World Ruler. This is when those who have pierced Him with their creeds and denominational doctrines shall mourn, and all the people shall wail in terror because of Him Who is the Word."
[The Prophet is not speaking of the physical (Gk.) 'erchomai' return of the glorified Man of Galilee, for that cannot take place until after the consummation so only the glorified saints who return with Him will see Him (Malachi 4:1-3). Brother Branham is describing a period in excess of three and a half years, after which 144,000 elect Israelites will receive the revelation of Christ's (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming, and the remainder of humanity will understand with foreboding the dreadful symbolism of the then famous Pillar of Cloud upon the Mount of Olives. Before Jesus can physically take His rightful place as World Ruler He must first take residence in the millennial temple of the hearts of 144,000 Israelites; here He will be crowned and enthroned when the nation is born in one day (Isaiah 66:8; Zechariah 3:9-10; 14:9)].
"This is the revelation story of Zechariah 12:9-14. [Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming to Israel signified by the Pillar of Cloud over the divided Mount of Olives whose significance will not be recognized for three and a half years]. Zechariah prophesied this about 2,500 years ago. It is just about to take place. Listen. "And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon Me Whom they have pierced . . ."
"Now, when is the Gospel returning to the
Jews[Israelites]? When the day of the Gentiles is finished. The Gospel is ready to go back to the Jews[Israelites]. Oh, if I could just tell you something that is about to happen right in this our day. This great thing that is about to happen [the recognition of Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming] will carry over to Revelation 11 and pick up those two witnesses, those two prophets, Moses and Elijah, turning the Gospel back to the Jews[Israelites]. We're ready for it. Everything is in order. As the Jews[Israelites] brought the Message to the Gentiles [after Israel's apostasy and the first crucifixion], even so the Gentiles will take it right back to the Jews[Israelites after the Gentile apostasy and the second crucifixion], and the rapture will come."
"Now, remember what we have read in Revelation and Zechariah. Both come right after the tribulation [i.e. the 144,000 will be born-again in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week]. The Church of the First-born does not go through the tribulation. We know that. The Bible teaches that . . ."
"The Bride will be taken off the earth. She will be caught up before the great tribulation to meet her Lord in the air. For three and one-half years while the retributive wrath of God is poured out, she will be in the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Then will He return, leaving His Bride in "His Father's house," while He makes Himself known to His brethren. At this very time, the antichrist covenant that the Jews have made with Rome will be broken. Rome and her allies then send their troops to destroy all the God-fearing, Word-abiding
"But as they come against the city to destroy it, there will appear in the heavens the sign of the Coming of the Son of Man with His mighty armies to destroy them who have been destroying the earth. With the enemy repulsed, Jesus then comes and presents Himself to the 144,000. Having seen His mighty acts of salvation, they have come to know His power. But also seeing His wounds and knowing that they had rejected Him even to that moment, causes them to cry out in the agony of terror and fear, even as did their brethren of old when they stood before Joseph, being sore afraid that they would be killed. But as Joseph said, "Don't be angry with yourselves. It is all right. God was in it all. He did it to preserve life." Even so will Jesus speak peace and love to them" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 36:4-37:1; 40:2).
After describing the seven continuous visions the Lord showed him in June, 1933 concerning seven major events that would transpire before the second physical or (Gk.) 'erchomai' return of the glorified Lord Jesus, five of which had already come to pass by 1965, the Prophet recalls the sixth vision. "The Catholic Church is on the rise. We have had one Catholic president and will no doubt have another."
"What is left? Nothing except Hebrews 12:26. "Whose voice then shook the earth: but now He hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven." Once more God will shake the earth and with it shake everything loose that can be shaken. Then He will renovate it. Just last March, 1964, that Good Friday earthquake of Alaska shook the whole world though it did not unbalance it. But God was warning by a world tremor what He will soon do on a greater scale. He is going to blast and rock this sin-cursed world, my brother, my sister, and there is only one place that can stand that shock, and that is in the fold of the Lord Jesus. And I would beseech you while God's mercy is still available to you, that you give your whole life, unreservedly to Jesus Christ, Who as the faithful Shepherd will save you and care for you and present you faultless in glory with exceeding great joy" (ibid. p.323).
Quoting from Revelation 3:17 the Prophet says, "They are miserable." That means that they are objects to be pitied. Pitied? They scorn pity. They are full of pride. They vaunt what they have. But what they have will not stand the test of time. They have built upon quicksand rather than the rock of the revelation of God's Word. Soon cometh the earthquake. Soon there will come the storms of the wrath of God in judgment. Then comes sudden destruction, and in spite of all their carnal preparation they will still be unprepared for what comes upon the earth. They are those who in spite of all their worldly efforts are actually opposing themselves and don't know it. Objects of pity are they indeed. Pity the poor people who are in this last day ecumenical move, for they call it the move of God, when it is of Satan. Pity those who do not know the curse of organization. Pity those who have so many beautiful churches, such lovely parsonages, such grandly trained choirs, such a show of wealth and such a sedate and reverent form of worship. Pity them, don't envy them. Back to the old store buildings, back to the dimly-lit rooms, back to the cellars, back to less of the world and more of God. Pity those who make their great claims, and talk about their gifts. Feel for them as objects of pity, for soon they will be objects of wrath" (ibid. p. 346:1).
In his Message, "What is the Attraction on the Mountain?" Brother Branham said, "Remember Zechariah 9, what it said? [He was referring to verses 9-10 which prophesied how David's greater Son would enter Jerusalem peaceably without armies or weapons, humbly riding upon a colt, the foal of an ass to establish worldwide peace and a Kingdom of unlimited extent]. And they didn't recognize it. Now, what is it today? [The Gentiles have not recognized His second or 'parousia' Coming despite the public witness of the sign of Matthew 24:3b, 26:64, Acts 1:9-11, Daniel 7:9 and Revelation 1:7, 14 on February 28, 1963 of His Coming over Sunset Mountain on March 8, 1963]. Zechariah 14, speaking of His Coming: "And His feet shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives again, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof towards the east and towards the west, and there shall be a very great valley; . . . half of the mountain shall be moved towards the north, and half . . . towards the south. And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountain; for the valley of the mountain shall reach from Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like you fled in the days of the earthquake in the days of Uzziah the king of Judah . . ."
"Another earthquake splitting open the earth! If you want to follow out a Scripture here, notice in this 5th verse, it applies that the cleaving of the Mount of Olives is due to an earthquake, and this is confirmed by Isaiah 29:6 and Revelation 16:19. Exactly! What is it? The same prophet told of His first Coming, seen His second Coming! Notice, "As in the days of the earthquake." See what the earthquakes are doing, see the predictions of them?"
". . . and the Lord your God shall come, and all of His saints with thee."
"And it shall come to pass in that day, (Hallelujah.) in that day, that the light shall not be clear, or dark: but it shall be one day with . . . one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that in the evening time it shall be light". (O God!)
"It shall be Light about the evening time," same prophet. And the people is blind! What's the attraction? Let's read a couple more verses:
"And it shall be in that day, that the living waters shall go forth from Jerusalem; half of them towards the former sea, and half . . . towards the hinder sea: in the summer and . . . winter shall it be." (The Gospel going forth; both
Jew[Israelite] and Gentile).
"And the Lord shall be king over . . . the earth: in that day and there shall be one Lord, and His Name one". . . The signs that our prophets foretold; (that earthquake to the Gentiles to the last day) (p. 15:97-98).
Isaiah 34 and 35 contain a concluding glance at the deliverance of the whole house of Israel out of the judgment and salvation of the Messianic end-time of reconciliation and redemption. Isaiah 34 comprehends the constellations of God's first Bible and how they portray the judgment against Israel's most bitter enemy, Esau/Edom. Isaiah 35 describes the salvation that will be wrought in 144,000 elect Israelite martyrs who "keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ" (Revelation 6:11; 12:17; 14:12-13; 15:1-4; Matthew 27:25). But here Isaiah makes prominent only one principal point: their return from the lands of exile in the start of Daniel's Seventieth Week to the Land of the Covenant for their redemption: outside the land God's Covenant with Israel is of no effect.
In Isaiah 34:1-5 the Lord addresses all nations as His wrath is kindled against all nations and all that belongs to them. Their destiny is utter destruction for His glory, (Heb.) 'cherem', and the slain will be unburied. The prophecy against Edom in verses 1-4 exemplifies in one nation the recompense God will apply to all. The manifestation of the Sixth Seal, Seventh Trumpet and casting down of Satan is the setting for this address.
Revelation 6:12-14, "When He opened the Sixth Seal I saw a vast earthquake (Ezekiel 32:7-8; Revelation 8:5; 11:19; 16:18; 18:21); and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair (Isaiah 50:3; 13:10), and the full moon became as blood (Joel 2:10, 31; 3:15; Acts 2:20); and the stars of heaven fell unto the earth as a fig tree casts her untimely figs (Isaiah 13:13; 34:4; 51:6; Matthew 24:29; Revelation 6:12-14; 12:8-9), being shaken by a great wind (Isaiah 29:6). And the heaven departed as a scroll rolled up together (Isaiah 34:4; 54:10; II Peter 3:10) and every mountain and island were moved out of their places".
In Isaiah 24:19-22 we find this prophecy of Isaiah 34:1-4 at a further stage of its fulfillment, "The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is rent asunder, the earth is violently shaken. The earth reels to and fro like a drunkard, and sways like a shanty; its transgression weighs heavily upon it; it shall fall to rise no more (Isaiah 24:1). In that day the Lord shall punish the host of heaven in heaven (Isaiah 13:11; Revelation 12:7-17), and the kings of the earth on the earth (Revelation 16:14-16). They will be gathered together as prisoners are gathered in a pit and imprisoned in a dungeon, and after many days [of a thousand years] shall they be visited" (Daniel 7:17; II Peter 2:4; Jude 6; Revelation 20:1-15) [and raised in the general resurrection for the White Throne Judgment].
Verses 5-15: "God's sword will be intoxicated with anger in heaven, and after Satan and his host have been cast down it will descend to continue His judgment upon earth, commencing with Edom, [the enemy within Israel] and upon the people of My curse, to judgment" (Deuteronomy 32:35, 41; Isaiah 63:1-19; Jeremiah 49:13, 22). In verse 6 the Edomites are regarded as a sacrifice and the entire people will perish. In consequence of the slaughter the earth itself is drunk with blood, and fat with fat. As a true construction can only be done by measuring line and plumb bob, so a deliberate destruction will be directed by the same instruments.
Isaiah 35 prophesies the return of the twelve tribes of Israel from the lands of their exile to the Land of the Covenant in the beginning of Daniel's Seventieth Week. The most severe punishment for a genuine Israelite of the blood of Abraham, Isaac and Israel is expulsion from the Land of the Covenant where he cannot even observe the sabbath day. Here Isaiah introduces the prospect of their joyful homecoming in contrast with the fearful judgments that will come upon the Edomites and other nations. Even the desert will blossom and change its nature into a place of blessing at the prospect of their homecoming and the promise of "seeing the glory of the Lord."
The timid shall gain fresh courage at the prospect of vengeance and deliverance from their God; the blind shall see the revelation and the deaf will hear and understand. "And there shall be a highway for the remnant from Assyria and Egypt; the Nile Delta will become passable by a mighty wind drying its seven streams while the tongue of the Egyptian (Red) Sea has dried up for a distance of at least 50 miles from its ancient head at Heroonpolis, thus the prophecy of Isaiah is already fulfilled" (Isaiah 11:11, 15-16; Revelation 12:14).
Isaiah 35:3-10, "Strengthen the weak hands and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those of a fearful heart, "Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with recompense; He will come and save you." How can Israel fear when the Lord hastens to visit vengeance on their sworn enemy (Genesis 27:39-41) and to redeem His people?
"Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as a deer, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing, because waters shall break forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. The burning sand shall become an actual lake [rather than a mirage], the thirsty land springs of water, and in the haunt of jackals there shall be grass with reeds and rushes. And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Holy Way. The unclean shall not pass over it; and the most foolish will not lose their way. No lion shall be there, nor any beast of prey be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there:
"And so the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away." Praise the Lord!
The returnees have every reason to rejoice and be of good cheer in "seeing that the glory of the Lord" has prepared their way, because the unprecedented upset of nature at the manifestation of the Sixth Seal in demolishing the Dome of the Rock ignited the 'hot stage' of World War III making these Israelites persona non grata in the Muslim lands where they have dwelt in exile 2,500 years. Suddenly they are refugees like their Semitic Palestinian brothers but as the Lord caused the Jebusites, Hittites, Canaanites, Amalekites and others to plough and plant the land, dig the wells, and uild the roads, cities and towns for their forefathers to occupy under Joshua and Caleb, He has caused their children to prepare the land for the Israelites to occupy in Daniel's Seventieth Week when modern Israel becomes "a land without a people for a people without a land".
Micah 1:2-4, "Let all the peoples of the world listen: and let the Lord God be a witness [that none of you can say when your punishment comes that you were not forewarned], the Lord from His holy temple. For, behold, the Lord is coming forth from His place [in heaven], He is coming down to tread upon the high places of the earth [and destroy the fortified heights]. And the mountains will be molten under him. [This imagery from earthquakes and volcanic agency describes the terrors that will attend Jesus' coming in judgment. Neither men of high degree, as the mountains, nor men of low degree, as the valleys, can secure themselves or their land from the judgments of God]. And the valleys shall be cleft like wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place. [For as wax melts by fire, so will the mountains melt beneath His feet; as waters pouring down a hill are diffused abroad, so the valleys will cleave before Him]". nl833.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.