Bible Believers' Newsletter 887
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
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Our main article today is "Zechariah Chapter Fourteen Part IV," a beautiful end-time prophecy concerning the destiny of 144,000 elect Israelites of the pure faith and blood of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. And if you read the Scripture references you will be receive an additional blessing.
Do not overlook the items of current news which witness with consolation that "the present Truth" is coming to pass in real time, so "Look up for your physical redemption draws nigh".
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.
Global Capitalism and the Global Police State: Crisis of Humanity and the Specter of 21st Century Fascism
April 21, 2015 Most commentators on the contemporary crisis refer to the 'Great Recession' of 2008 and its aftermath. Yet the causal origins of global crisis are to be found in over-accumulation and also in contradictions of state power, or in what Marxists call the internal contradictions of the capitalist system. Moreover, because the system is now global, crisis in any one place tends to represent crisis for the system as a whole. The system can't expand because the marginalisation of a significant portion of humanity from direct productive participation, the downward pressure on wages and popular consumption worldwide, and the polarisation of income, has reduced the ability of the world market to absorb world output. At the same time, given the particular configuration of social and class forces and the correlation of these forces worldwide, national states are hard-pressed to regulate transnational circuits of accumulation and offset the explosive contradictions built into the system . . .
A systemic crisis involves the replacement of a system by an entirely new system or by an outright collapse . . . This is an historic moment of extreme uncertainty, in which collective responses from distinct social and class forces to the crisis are in great flux . . . There are multiple and mutually constitutive dimensionseconomic, social, political, cultural, ideological and ecological, not to mention the existential crisis of our consciousness, values and very being . . . National states face spiraling crises of legitimacy as they fail to meet the social grievances of local working and popular classes experiencing downward mobility, unemployment, heightened insecurity and greater hardships . . .
The legitimacy of the system has increasingly been called into question by millions, perhaps even billions, of people around the world, and is facing expanded counter-hegemonic challenges. Global elites have been unable to counter this erosion of the system's authority in the face of worldwide pressures for a global moral economy. And a canopy that envelops all these dimensions is a crisis of sustainability rooted in an ecological holocaust that has already begun . . . and the impending collapse of centralised agricultural systems in several regions of the world, among other indicators. By a crisis of humanity I mean a crisis that is approaching systemic proportions, threatening the ability of billions of people to survive, and raising the specter of a collapse of world civilisation and degeneration into a new 'Dark Ages' . . .
The system is fast reaching the ecological limits of its reproduction . . . The magnitude of the means of violence and social control is unprecedented . . . Capitalism is reaching apparent limits to its extensive expansion . . . There is the rise of a vast surplus population inhabiting a 'planet of slums,' alienated from the productive economy, thrown into the margins, and subject to sophisticated systems of social control and to destructionto a mortal cycle of dispossession-exploitation-exclusion. This includes prison-industrial and immigrant-detention complexes, omnipresent policing, militarised gentrification . . . There is a disjuncture between a globalising economy and a nation-state based system of political authority . . . We have been witnessing transitions from social welfare to social control states around the world. We have entered a period of great upheavals, momentous changes and uncertainties . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: This distress has been meticulously planned. The solution is a Scriptural revelation of "the present Truth" and what Jesus is doing now; loving Him with all of your soul, mind and strength and looking to inherit the promises from new birth to translation, millennial glory and eternity in the renewed heavens and earth. "Don't be slothful but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises." The foreboding imminence of a greater than Great Depression, an unprecedented convulsion of nature, and the 'hot stage' of World War III herald the end of the Gentile dispensation, and for those who are not in Christ, totalitarian one world government, Armageddon and the consummation.
NATO increasingly surrounds 'Russian Threat' War 'good for Business'
April 20, 2015 On Saturday, April 18, the Commander of the US Army in Europe, Ben Hodges, told Britain's Telegraph that 'There is a Russian threat,' and that 'The best insurance we have against a showdown is that NATO stands together.'
Ever since the Soviet Union's military alliance, the Warsaw Pact, dissolved in 1991, NATO has expanded eastward to Russia's borders, and now it is preparing to admit yet another nation on Russia's border: Ukraine. This eastward expansion broke (and breaks, since it's continuing) a verbal agreement which had produced the termination of the Warsaw Pact (the Soviet Union's equivalent of America's NATO alliance) . . .
"Clinton bragged about proposing NATO enlargement at his first NATO summit in 1994, saying it 'should enlarge steadily, deliberately, openly.' He never explained why."
This move on Clinton's part assured Clinton, in retirement, the support of his Foundation not only by Wall Street but also now by the 'defense' industry, for which NATO serves as the international marketing arm. Expanding NATO means expanding the sales of US-made tanks, bombers, etc.
So: this is the reason why the US lied to Gorbachev, and why US President Barack Obama in February 2014, continued further along Clinton's path, by overthrowing the neutralist Ukrainian government and replacing it with a racist-fascist, or ideologically Nazi, rabidly anti-Russian government, bent on Russia's destruction . . . during Obama's Presidency thus far, 'defense' stocks have gained 38% more than the total market has. So, now we understand what Ben Hodges is selling when he sells the 'Russian threat.' The competition to be hired by 'defense' firms is intense, and he does what he must to win in his chosen field. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: US belligerency in servitude to mammon is lynching Russian friendship; the Jewish Money Power's lust for global hegemony. The object of aggression by the US-created, US-Saudi-NATO-Israeli armed, supplied and funded al Qaeda/al Nusra ISIS/ISIL against Syria and Iraq is to incorporate those nations into 'greater Israel,' run oil and gas pipelines from the UAE to the Mediterranean and undercut Russia's European energy market, destroy her economy, then re-communize a servile Russia.
Germany is the Tell-tale Heart of America's Drone War
April 17, 2015 A TOP-SECRET US intelligence document obtained by The Intercept confirms that the sprawling US military base in Ramstein . . . is . . . a satellite relay station that enables drone operators in the American Southwest to . . . conduct strikes with Predator and Reaper drones . . . US and German government officials have long downplayed Ramstein's role . . . the slides show that the facilities at Ramstein perform an essential function in lethal drone strikes conducted by the CIA and the US military in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Africa . . .
. . . German legal officials have suggested that such operations are only justifiable in actual war zones. Moreover, Germany has the right to prosecute "criminal offenses against international law . . . according to Germany's Code of Crimes against International Law, which passed in 2002 . . . "It is simply murder," says Björn Schiffbauer of the Institute for International Law at the University of Cologne. Legal experts interviewed by Der Spiegel claimed that US personnel could be charged as war criminals by German prosecutors . . . Full story: firstlook.org
Signs the Elite are feverishly preparing for something BIG?
April 15, 2015 The New York Fed is moving a lot of operations to Chicago because of concerns about what a "natural disaster" could do, the federal government is buying 62 million rounds of ammunition commonly used in AR-15 semi-automatic rifles for "training" purposes. [According to Reuters, the New York Fed has been transferring personnel to Chicago and building up its satellite office there just in case a "natural disaster" makes it impossible for normal operations to continue in New York]; and NORAD is moving back into Cheyenne Mountain because it is "EMP-hardened." In addition, government authorities have scheduled a whole host of unusual "training exercises" all over the nation.
From July 15 to September 15 2015, the US Army's Green Berets, US Navy Seals, US Marines Special Ops Command and US Air Force Special Ops Command will take part in 'Jade Helm 15', 8 weeks of night time drills in 7 states in the southwestern portion of America," with two additional states being added . . . those being Florida and Mississippi.
Five Walmart stores across the US are closing for six months for 'plumbing repairs' . . . in the opinion of one former military man, "Walmart's are outfitted with extensive communications, communications that are identical from store to store and even country to country," stating he believes "the primary purpose for Walmart's, similar stores and malls will be for supply depots for military and initial staging area for local civilians to be processed (clothes ID's etc.), then moved to sanctuary's/FEMA camps after processing." He continues on to point out "the delivery entrances and storage are already set up" . . . Full story: endoftheamericandream.com
Comment: I suspect the "something BIG" is this propaganda psyop hidden in plain sight, raising and lowering expectations in a 'bait and switch' conspiracy in the manner of boy who cried "wolf" to generate unbelief, skepticism and relax vigilance in the intended victim. And when their guard is down, we will smash them with our clenched fist. "We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Through unbelief and ignorance of the absolute of God's unchanging Word the enemy governs our nations, our churches, institutes of finance, business and education, media and trades unions. Doubt and uncertainty generate instability, transforming a people without faith into a fearful, easily manipulated 'mob'.
We are their Slaves!
April 18, 2015 It was 9/11 that finally revealed to us the extraordinary chutzpah of our Jewish masters. That the Israelis did 9/11 with the help of Jewish collaborators in PNAC and AIPAC has become all too apparent to the cognoscenti. The hidden criminality behind this event has been cleverly covered up by our Jewish-owned media.
9/11 was a definite declaration of war against America by Israel. The Israelis wired World Trade Center Towers 1, 2 and 7 for demolition. Tower 7 was never struck by a plane. Yet it fell down in 6.5 seconds. The BBC was told by the Rothschild-owned Reuters news agency that WTC 7 had collapsed an hour before it did. America was still on Daylight Savings Time but Britain had just left Summer Time, so a confused BBC announced the collapse of WTC 7 fully 24 minutes before it happened in New York.
Knowing that your government can kill the President and blow up buildings with Americans inside, as in Oklahoma City and in New York, helps to restrain hostile criticism of the government. People are nervous and say to themselves, 'If they can kill 3,000 innocent Americans for Israel and get away with it, what chance do I have?'
9/11 unleashed America's 'War on Terror' against various Muslim countries unable to accept direct invasion and conquest by Israel. This was America doing Israel's dirty work for it. Israel claims all the land from the Nile to the Euphrates. The War on Terror is simply a process allowing Jews to gain control of non-Jewish lands . . .
The Great Global Reset is designed to make America so weak and so poor that they will be incapable of resisting their Jewish lords and masters on Wall Street, in the City of London, and in Israel. If they are lucky, Americans will be able to find jobs as mercenaries, helping to kill people for Israel around the world.
The Last Global Reset occurred at Bretton Woods in July of 1944. It is ironic that the United States was represented by Jewish Communist Harry Dexter White (Weit). He was appointed to that post after two different sources had denounced him as a Soviet spy. He was denounced by a third source in 1945 but was subsequently appointed by President Truman to be the first US director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) . . .
In 1944 the US was given the monetary keys to His Majesty's Jewish Empire, otherwise known as the British Empire. Prince Charles has admitted his family originally came from Transylvania. I was impressed by a documentary on the British royal family which revealed that the royals also had German Jewish roots. Queen Elizabeth I and the African slave trade figured prominently in that video. The facts it provided were compelling. 90 percent of the ships running slaves to the British, Spanish and Portuguese colonies were Jewish owned . . . Full story: darkmoon.me
The Holocaust Debunked Once and for All
April 19, 2015 Jesus said: "I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan . . . who say they are Jews, and are not, but lie; I will make them to come and worship before your [German] feet, and to know that I have loved you" (Revelation 2:9; 3:9).
In John 8:44 He told the Jews: "You are of your father the Devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks naturally; for he is a liar and the father of lies".
Moses commanded Israelites to separate from those who are cherem; forebears of those who "say they are Jews, and are not, but lie." This word Jew is not found in any Bible in any language prior to the late 18th century, and contradicts the meanings of the two words it has replaced (Deuteronomy, 7:1-4, 16, 23-24; 20:16-17, etc). Non-Semitic self-styled 'Jews' have claimed three 20th century holocausts/exterminations, each of 6 million 'Jews'. Full story: youtube.com
Comment: Know Your Enemy DEBUNKED! by Jesus Christ, and Holocaust debunked Part 1 and Part 2. This Big Lie and the Allies' genocide of 9-15 million Germans after the War marks the apostasy and imminent end of the Gentile dispensation.
Hellstorm: Good War, Better Peace
To help celebrate the upcoming Seventieth Anniversary of the end of the Good War and the beginning of the Good Peace, Thomas Goodrich offers the following books, "Hellstorm—The Death of Nazi Germany, 1944-1947", and "Rape Hate—Sex & Violence in War & Peace." Please view the trailer of the full film expected to be completed in 2015.
Once again Messrs. Hunt and Goodrich have bravely presented the truth about the so called greatest generation fighting the good war. "I'm so ashamed to be called an American, and ashamed of what my father and his generation thought they were fighting for: only another senseless and horrible fratricidal war of brother against brother in Europe. Japan was the reason for Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin to get us into the war and plan for the genocide of the German Volk . . ."
Full story: hellstormdocumentary.com
Comment: Although Brother Branham repeatedly admonished us to search the Scriptures and search the history, few in the circle of the Message have followed the trail of the Serpent from Genesis 3:1-15 to the present day. These testimonies of the real holocaust of nine to fifteen millions after World War II following the Holodomor in the Ukraine and cruel slaughter of 66 million by Judaeo-Communists in other Soviets from 1917, scores of millions in Judaeo-Communist China, seven million in Vietnam, millions more in North Korea, Lebanon, Iraq, Rhodesia, Afghanistan, Yugoslavia, Palestine, Somalia, Libya, Syria, Nigeria, Kenya, and lesser numbers in false flag black ops such as 9/11, 7/7, shopping mall, theater, school and university shootings and bombings throughout the world will open the eyes of any who are elect. The Prophet said, "The broad trail [of the Serpent] that leads to perdition, is posted and blazed all the way." If you can't see this from Genesis to Revelation and the record of history you will experience it personally under the Judaeo-Catholic beast and her US Judaeo-Protestant image (Daniel 7:23; Revelation 13:15-18).
The BAD War: the Truth NEVER taught about World War II
April 20, 2015 (Adolf Hitler's 126th birthday). This 246-page book is a history from 1848 to the present day centered around World War II exposing Truths that have never been taught. Please educate yourself, "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32). Full story: Available in paperback or Kindle from amazon.com or .pdf from tomatobubble.com.
Who are the Jesuits?
July 1, 2014 The first Jesuits were crypto-Jews. Marrano Ignatius Loyola himself was a crypto-Jew of the Occult Cabala. The most vile, bloody and persecuting order in the Judaeo-Roman Catholic Church: "The Company of Jesuits was founded by Don Inigo de Loyola (Ignatius Loyola), a Spanish nobleman and soldier, on April 5, 1541, at the church of Saint Paul without the Walls, near Rome, under the sanction of the Pope, Paul III. It has six grades. These are novices, scholastics, temporal, coadjutors, professed of the three vows, and professed of the four vows, the latter two grades being the only ones which confer a share in the government and eligibility for the offices of the society. Its head, virtually a commander-in-chief, is known as The Superior General. He wields absolute power over members who are pledged to blind obedience. The General claims his authority from the Pope . . ." (Enc. Brit., Ninth Edition, Art, Jesuits).
In addition to these six avowed grades, there is a seventh, answering in some degree to the Tertiaries of the Franciscan and Dominican orders, secretly affiliated to the society, styled 'Jesuits of the short robe' and acting as its unsuspected emissaries in various lay positions. Full story: youtube.com
Too many Wild Cards in the Climate Game
April 19, 2015 Climate alarmists claim incessantly that all bad weather is caused by man's use of hydro-carbon fuelsoil, gas and coal. They insist that man-made carbon dioxide is the trump card in the climate game. Their computerised models of doom assume ever-rising levels of carbon dioxide which will trump all natural climate controllers. Unfortunately for their credibility, since at least 2000 global temperatures have trended level despite significant increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide.
The sun is the primary source of almost all of Earth's heat. It is becoming increasingly clear that this gigantic heat generator, with its varying cycles and emissions, is an Ace in the climate game. Then there are the massive oceans, whose vast heat capacity and ever-changing currents and oscillations also regularly trump the steady but tiny influence from man's industry.
In order to explain the failure of their carbon-centric forecasts, the alarmists have thrown several other wild cards into the climate game. These include heat losses into the deep oceans and unexpected variations in earth's cover of ice, snow, soot, particulates and volcanic dust.
Finally, they have created their own friendly climate Jokerdata manipulation. They deal this card from the bottom of the pack onto the climate table to create artificial warming trends and heat wave "records" on demand.
Obviously there are too many Jokers and Wild Cards in the climate game for one simple carbon-centric theory to win a forecasting game, except by cheating or chance. This is why warmists have not won a "Forecast-the-Warming" game for at least 15 years . . . Full story: carbon-sense.com
What the Quran says about the Bible
October 5, 2012 Here is a little something for our Muslim subscribers: Jay Smith points out what the Quran tells Muslims about the Bible . . . Full story: youtube.com
Zechariah Chapter Fourteen Part IV
In Isaiah 64:1, 9 the prophet pleaded with the Lord to put an end to Israel's misery by a visible and grand manifestation of vengeance upon their foes as when He came down upon Mount Sinai in Fire, causing the mountain to melt and flow, "that the nations may tremble at Your Presence . . . behold, we beseech You, we are all your people." Isaiah speaks as if Israel were a unity of blood and faith without distinction between the godly and the wicked, but his prophecy is set in the end-time when statistics in the Encyclopaedia Judaica show well over ninety percent of "Israelis" and so-called "Jews" are non-Semitic imposters: "aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope [of any kind (I Thessalonians 4:13)], and without God in the world" (Ephesians 2:12).
In response to Isaiah's prayer the Lord foretells how the Gentiles will find Christ. Isaiah 65:1-2: "I am sought by those who did not inquire after Me; I was found by those who did not seek Me: I said, Here am I, here am I, to a nation that did not call on My Name" (Romans 10:20). Then He retorts in their words the Jews' plea to being exclusively "called by His Name" (Isaiah 63:19): "I spread forth My hands all day long to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, after their own devises." However Israel will not be entirely cast off but an elect 144,000 will be converted, blessed with eternal Life and "called by another name": Christian (Isaiah 65:1-16)! And as there is no distinction between Israelite and Gentile Christians (Ephesians 2:10-22) the distinction between Israelites and the Gentile world will cease in the millennium when the entire Adamic race will be one Israel nation (Isaiah 66:15-24; Acts 1:6).
Zechariah 14:1-4, "Behold, the day of the Lord comes, and the spoil taken from you will be divided in the midst of the city. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses plundered, and the women raped; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then the Lord will go forth, and fight against those nations, as when He fought in the day of battle. And His feet [i.e. possession and judgment] shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives [in the theophany of the Pillar of Cloud and holy Fire], before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives will cleave in two from east to west by a very wide valley; so that one half of the mountain shall move northward, and the other half southward".
The Lord's standard, ensign or rallying point in Israel will appear as the Shekinah or glory of His Presence (Isaiah 11:10-12; 49:22; 62:10; Ezekiel 43:1-2; Matthew 24:30-31), and the Mount of Olives will cleave in two (Isaiah 29:6; Zechariah 14:4; Revelation 16:19). Preceding Zechariah 12:3 by three and a half years, the divided mountain will be an "everlasting sign" of the Lord's glory and the exodus from sin typed by their deliverance from Egypt; Israelites who escape through the valley of His new mountains will herald this sign of Christ's 'parousia' Coming to their brethren dwelling among the Gentiles in the now Muslim lands of the ancient Assyrian empire, whom the Edomite Jews are presently seeking to slaughter at the hands of the colonies of the City of London (Genesis 3:15; 27:39-41; I Peter 5:8), to gather them for redemption to the Land of their Covenant (Matthew 17:1-8; Acts 1:11). Thus Zechariah 14:4-5 (Joel 2:32) will be the antitype of Matthew 24:16-21.
In Isaiah 66:18-20 the Lord declares, "I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see My glory. I will send those [Israelites] who escape to the nations, to Tarshish [Spain], Pul [an island in the Nile between Egypt and Ethiopia], and Lud [Libya], to Tubal [south of the Caucasus, between the Black Sea and Araxes, probably Cappadocia, now part of Turkey], and Javan [Greece and Asia Minor], to the isles afar off, that have not heard My fame, neither seen My glory; and they shall declare My glory, [Jesus Christ "from whom the whole Family of God in heaven and earth is named," to the Israelites] among the Gentiles. [The glory of God is employed as the Lord's standard, His sign or rallying point in Israel (Isaiah 11:10-12; 49:22; 62:10, and Ezekiel 43:1-2)]. And they will bring all your brethren for a [precious unbloody] offering to the Lord out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to My holy mountain Jerusalem, says the Lord, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel to the house of the Lord." These verses confirm that the Mount of Olives will cleave at the opening of the Sixth Seal beneath "the sign of the Son of man coming [to Israel] in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory" (Matthew 24:30-31; Ezekiel 43:2; Revelation 7:2).
Not only will Israel be attacked, Brother Branham taught us the United States, that rogue nation which is the image to the beast of Imperial Rome will be invaded, her homes plundered and the women raped. This eventuality will be obvious to anyone acquainted with the atrocities of America and her allies after World War II to the present, devastating defenseless states whose leaders do not kowtow, looting their natural resources, slaughtering their citizens, and poisoning the land with carcinogens in their quest for global hegemony with massive world depopulation (Revelation 11:18).
"What's going to happen? There's a sputnik up there. And what would happen? The nation would surrender, of course; that's the only decent thing the government could do. Then what happens? Wave after wave of ship loads of soldiers; wave after wave of airplanes would land in this nation. The women would be ravished in the streets. What would you do? It belongs to them. Kicked out of your home, they'll take it over.
What'll happen to you young girls, and you young men, and all of you at that time? Sin has to be paid for. No matter what nation it is, or who it is, it does it, individually, or a nation, it's going to be paid for. And a bunch of brutal, ungodly, whisker-jawed, communistic soldiers would grab your wives and ravish them, your young girls. And you'd stand and like it; there's nothing you can do about it.
What causes that? Because you have listened to such stuff as these television programs on rock-and-roll and sin, and some cold formal preacher not able to interpret the Supernatural: the handwriting is on the wall. That's right. And we are weighed in the balance and found wanting" (Handwriting on the Wall, #14:7, p. 10:77, 84-90).
"There's not one thing left to keep it from happening according to prophecy" (Handwriting on the Wall, #29:5, p. 19:154; Isaiah 13:9-16; Ezekiel 38:3; Daniel 11:40).
Satan, cast down to Earth at the translation of Christ's Bride, will incarnate Rome's pope. Marshalling "a universal assemblage of Catholics at the core; grouped with them the Protestant denominations, sects and churches; grouped around them believing Jews, believing Muslims, believing Hindus, believing Buddhists. . . . a universal religious assembly" (Uri Dowbenko, Bushwhacked: Inside Stories of True Conspiracy, p. 213), he will restore peace, free the United States mainland from its Russian occupiers, and be acclaimed president of one totalitarian world government, the groundwork for which has been laid by a succession of reprobate US presidents.
His loudest cheerleaders will be (once) Protestant American citizens trained over a century, like Pavlov's dogs, to salivate for material comfortsouls imprisoned now in wage and tax slavery beneath the strong delusion of unthinking mushroom existence, avoidance of personal responsibility and accountability. Among Fabians, Lucifer is Maximus; his covenant with Jewry's banksters will refinance the failed US dollar with gold backing, salvage their otherwise worthless script, restore international trade and commerce, and "all the world will worship the dragon [Lucifer] who empowered the beast: and they will worship the beast, saying, Who can compare with the beast? Who is able to make war with him"?
Brother Branham declared Revelation 13 "shows the power of the Roman Catholic Church and what she will do through organization. Remember this is the false vine. Let it name the Name of the Lord, it does so only in a lie. Its headship is not of the Lord but of Satan. It finally ends up completely identified with the beast. The whore riding on the scarlet beast distinctly shows her power is the god of force (Satan) and not our God, the Lord Jesus Christ" [Daniel 11:38].
"In verse 17, it emphatically shows that she will gain absolute control of the commerce of the earth, for no man can buy or sell apart from her. This is borne out in Revelation 18:9-17 that shows her involvement with kings, princes, and merchants, all of whom have to do with Rome and commerce."
"In Revelation 13:14, we learn that the beast spreads his influence through the image which was built for him. The image that is made is a world-wide ecumenical council, wherein all the organized churches will get together with the Roman Catholics (they are doing it even now). It is quite possible this union will come in order to stop the power of communism. But since communism like Nebuchadnezzar has been raised up to burn the flesh of the harlot, Rome will be overcome and destroyed. Take note that everywhere the Romish church went, communism followed. It has to be that way. And let me warn you now, don't get thinking communism is your only enemy. No sir. It is the Catholic church also, and even more so" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 236:1-3).
Daniel 11:33-34, "Those who are wise among the Israelites will have a wide teaching ministry in those days, imparting understanding to many, but they will be in constant danger, many dying by fire or sword, incarceration and plunder. Eventually these pressures will subside, and by flatteries certain ungodly men will pretend to offer a helping hand, only to take advantage of them." Thus it is not just the Judaeo-Roman church to which the Israelites will succumb but her two-horned image, the United States of America (Revelation 13:11) and the traditional treachery of the Khazars and Edomites within her gates.
Daniel 11:31-45 describes the first three and a half years of Jacob's Trouble, synonymous with Christ's unrecognized second or 'parousia' Coming to Israel. This is confirmed by Daniel 8:15-27 and 12:1-10 where it is called "the time of the end" when her Seven Trumpet mysteries revealed by the two witnesses of Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11 will be seen. In this period Rome will be consolidating global imperium as her US image is doing now by murdering recalcitrant national leaders, crushing nations with irresistible force, and taking over their natural resources. After Rome has restored peace and "divided the land [of Israel] for gain" under the 1947 United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 as prophesied in Daniel 11:39, Zechariah 14:2 and Revelation 16:19, the king of the South (Egypt), "the king of the North" (Russia), and "the kings of the East" (Revelation 16:12, Genesis 14:1Rome's historical protagonists, the now Muslim nations of the once Parthian, Assyrian, Median and Babylonian empires, and perhaps China which the US has encircled), will "trouble him".
Zechariah 14:3 "Then the Lord will go forth, and fight against those nations, as when He fought in the day of battle." Brother Branham said, "God will stand like He did in the valley for the children of Israel and fight again. That'll take place until the Gentile dispensation will be finished. And when that time is finished, she's cut off" (COD, p. 77:111). I believe the Prophet means that this will be Zechariah 12 after the close of the Gentile dispensation and after the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week. He was pointing back to II Chronicles 20:15, 22-24 in the days of good king Jehoshaphat when the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel the Levite and prophesied, "the battle is not yours, but God's. . . . And when Judah began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another. And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked to the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped".
II Chronicles 20 indicates the general course, as shown in former instances (Joshua 10:14-42; 23:3; Judges 4:15) in which the Lord Himself went forth against the foe and fought for His people (I Samuel 17; II Kings 19; Isaiah 29:7-8). Zechariah 4:7 prophesied, "Then I asked [Brother Branham] the angel that talked with me, What are these, my lord? The angel that talked with me answered, Do you not know what these are? And I said, No, my lord. Then he said, This is the Word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by the might [of many], nor by the power [of one man], but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts. Who are you O great mountain in the presence of Zerubbabel? Be a plain! And He shall bring forth the Capstone [and the Temple of the Body of Christ which it represents] accompanied with shouts of, Grace, grace to it, [that it stands fast forever"].
Zechariah's vision embodied a compound prophecy intended in the first instance to encourage Zerubbabel in the work of reconstructing the Temple with the assurance the metaphorical mountain of difficulties before him will be made a plain by the grace of God, and without the intervention of human strength of any description the Holy Spirit will accomplish the work so that the Capstone shall be brought forth from the place where it was turned from rude matter into due form, and the completed work hailed as wholly of "grace" (Isaiah 46:30; Joel 2:32; Zechariah 14:4-8; Matthew 21:42). Zechariah looked forward to the completion of the body of Christ which is God's true Temple, and to the new heavens and new Earth promised by the cleaving of the Mount of Olives making ready for the Mount Zion rapture as the 1,500-mile high Mount Zion begins its rise so that the "great mountain will become a plain".
Brother Branham said, "There'll be plenty of room in the new earth. . . It'll be renovated by fire, but there'll be no more sea. The explosion dries up the sea, erupts the earth. Oh, my, and remember fifteen hundred miles square. What a City. But remember the sea is gone. . . In the earth's time of purifying by its baptism of fire, there will be volcanics, such as this earth exploding, and will push up a pyramid-like mountain. Plenty of room to do it; this whole thing'll be changed; the whole surface will be changed. You got it? It'll push up a pyramid-like mountain. This would exactly be with the Word if it does it, which it will. . . if you have a one dollar bill, they have the seal of the United States, the eagle on one end, a-holding the spears, the coat of arms, as it were. And on the other end, it's got the pyramid with the all-seeing eye on top of it. See, they didn't know what they were doing. And on there it's wrote in Latin, and you'll find out it says, "This is the Great Seal. They [the Illuminati] didn't know what they were doing. Neither did Caiaphas know he was prophesying. There's the Great Seal. Here it is. See? The City, it's not just a flat cube like this, but it leans up so it can be seen. And upon this holy Mountain of the Lord, the Lord shall descend upon top of His mountain. Here He is. That's the reason the Capstone wasn't put on by Enoch. See? That's the reason the Capstone has to come now. And the mountain will be pushed up and it'll be the mount of the Lord and in here will dwell the redeemed" (The Future Home of the Heavenly Bridegroom and the Earthly Groom, p. 44:364, 369, 380, 411-412).
Notice, "He shall bring forth the Capstone accompanied with shouts of, Grace, grace to it!" The Capstone to the Body of Christ is Himself, the Word, the corn of wheat reproduced without hybridizing or denominational miscegenation with man-made creeds but "that which is perfect" incarnate in His end-time Bride. "For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout" (I Corinthians 13:10; I Thessalonians 4:16). The "Shout" is the "midnight cry" of the Prophet's Message, which is the fullness of the Word: it is Christ the Logos (Matthew 25:6; Revelation 10:1-7). His end-time Bride, who alone can receive it praises the Lord for His mercy, declaring their blessing is all of grace, grace: amazing grave.
This compound prophecy continues in Zechariah 14:4 where the earthquake cleaves the Mount of Olives when the Gentile dispensation ends in apostasy. The escape of certain Israelites through the valley thus formed was foreshadowed by the earthquake that terminated God's relationship with Judah's sinful king Uzziah and the escape of the Jerusalemites in his day. Zechariah 4:7 also prefigures the prophecy of I Thessalonians 4:13-17 and Christ's 'parousia' Coming to us Gentiles: "then the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with Him" for the resurrection and translation of His Bride of all Ages and His unseen 'parousia' Coming to Israel with the unrecognized "sign of the Coming of the Son of man" in the Shekinah over the Mount of Olives (Revelation 10:1-4; Matthew 24:3; 30).
This event will confirm the hour and strengthen faith in the heart of Christ's Bride for the manifestation of the Sons of God in the time of our latter rain, and confirm the hour and strengthen faith in the heart of believing Israelites in the time of their former rain (Hosea 6:3; Joel 2:23). The 'third pull' in Christ's end-time Bride cannot be impersonated by might nor power or by the will of man; it will be by grace through faith, as will the 'third pull' in the two witnesses by whom the Lord will fight for Israel in the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week. Revelation 11:5-6, "And if anyone wants to harm them, Fire [of God's Word] issues from their mouths and consumes their enemies. Anyone wishing to harm them must be killed this way. These have power to shut the sky, so that no rain may fall in the days of their prophecy: and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with every kind of plague, as often as they desire".
Zechariah 14:6-11 continues the compound prophecy, describing the spirit of Laodicea upon all peoples in their attitude toward the Lord after the Church Ages and Christ's mediation are fulfilled: "lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot . . . not clear nor dark, not day nor night"while alluding to the vision in the heart of "we who are alive and remain," of an election of Israelites not yet gathered to the land of the Covenant, and of the renewed heavens and earth.
"And it shall come to pass in that time that the Light of God's Word will not be clear or dark: but [a Babel of confused opinion]. This unique period will be known to the Lord [and those who are constantly in the Word will know "the present Truthwhat Jesus is doing now." Daniel said "the wise will understand and know their God, but none of the wicked will understand" (Romans 11:25; Revelation 3:17-20)]: but it will come to pass, that at evening time there will be Light." A clear understanding of Brother Branham's THUS SAITH THE LORD in the evening time of our Gentile dispensation after the end of the Church Ages has unveiled the mysteries of the Seven Thunders of Revelation 10:1-4 which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals. These divinely revealed mystery-truths have literally restored the heart of the children to the faith of their apostolic fathers (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:7). At the close of the Gentile dispensation the fallen stars or denominational ministers will have no Light to shine and the Moon or church will be as blood. Then two Hebrew witnesses will reveal the Light to Israel's elect remnant in their evening time, and following our translation Satan will be cast down to Earth for the "time of Jacob's trouble" (Revelation 13:15-18).
Isaiah 13:10-16, Joel 2:30-3:1, Matthew 24:29, Acts 2:16-21 and Revelation 6:12-14 identify Zechariah 14:4-5 with the opening of the Sixth Seal at the close of our dispensation, and Jeremiah 4:1-23 describes the people of Israel and Judah returning to the land of the Covenant presently occupied by Gentile and Serpent's seed impersonators (Jeremiah 30:3-8), while Revelation 7:2, Ezekiel 43:2 and Acts 1:11 show Jesus Messiah returning from the west to seal these elect Israelites with the blessing of Abraham. "And I saw another Angel ascending from the east, having the Seal of the living God: and He cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to smite the Earth and the sea [with the curse of Malachi 4:6, which will include the annihilation of the United States, Vatican City State, and the consummation of life]".
"And it shall be in that day, that Living Waters [of the Gospel] shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former or Dead Sea [the former rain to Israel], and half of them toward the hinder or Mediterranean sea [the latter rain to "we who are alive and remain]: in summer and in winter shall it be".
In the renewed heavens and Earth there will be neither Mediterranean nor Dead seathere will be "no more sea." Water is comprised of two explosive gases. Brother Branham said when Earth receives "her baptism of Fire . . . all the water will explode . . . and thousands of miles in the air will fly burning, hot lava" (The Future Home of the Heavenly Bride Groom and the Earthly Bride, p. 35:277; The Harvest Time, p. 47:336). I expect this will restore Earth's protective canopy, diffusing the Sun's rays uniformly throughout the world so that subtropical conditions prevail from pole to pole. See Newsletter 715. But in the millennium Satan shall be bound, so "earth shall be full of the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea" (Isaiah 11:9; Habakkuk 2:14; Revelation 20:1-3).
In Palestine the rivers normally run dry in the summer. However this metaphorical ever-flowing ever-increasing volume of water will not come from occasional rainfalls or tributaries but from the perennial fountain of the renewed Presence of the Lord in Jerusalem. Joel 2:32 "And it shall come to pass, that whoever calls on the Name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord has said, and in the remnant the Lord shall call."
Ezekiel 47:1-2 describes how the Israelites will immerse themselves in the River of Life, which is the Holy Spirit, once represented by the Ark of the Covenant in the Holy of Holies now flowing from the riven side of Jesus Messiah, then flowing from the Throne of God . . . as three steps of faith: justification by grace through faith, sanctification, and the baptism with the Holy Spirit, which is the new birth.
"Be of sin the double cure,
Save me from its guilt and power".
Of course there will be no temple in the New Jerusalem, for Christ and His Bride is the temple. But the River of Life returns with the visible and grand manifestation of Christ's 'parousia' Coming to Jerusalem in vengeance upon Israel's foes as when He came down upon Mount Sinai in Fire. The River of Life is not a material stream but simply a testimony of His revelation of Himself and a further evidence that since Calvary the blessed embrace of heaven and earth is no longer restricted to the one people in one locality but diffused to "whomsoever will" throughout the whole world. This testimony will be reconfirmed through the ministry of two Hebrew witnesses anointed with the Spirit that endued Moses and Elijah "one on this side of the bank of the River, and the other on that side of the bank of the River." Christ, "the Man clothed in linen, who was upon the waters of the River" . . . [is] . . . "the tender twig" from the cedar of Lebanon gathering under its shadow "all fowl of every wing" (Ezekiel 17:22-24; Leviticus 16:4; Daniel 12:5; Matthew 17:1-9).
Even the desert places of Earth will be made fruitful by the healing waters of the Gospel (Isaiah 35:1; Joel 3:18; Daniel 12:5-7; Revelation 22:1-2), and the Dead Sea whose bituminous waters faced the doomed cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and in which no vegetable or animal life is to be found shall give place to Life, as symbolized by the healing of its death-pervaded waters. So when the Israelites "make reconciliation for iniquity . . . the fountain will be opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness" and the nation will be born in one day (Daniel 9:24; Zechariah 13:1; Isaiah 66:8). "And at that time the Lord will be king over all the land of Israel: in that day He shall be recognized and named as such" (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:21-25).
The trees of righteousness on either side of the River of Life are the Old and New Testament saints, offspring of Christ, the Tree of Life (Psalm 1:3; Isaiah 53:10; 61:3). So we recognize that the prophecies of Ezekiel 40 48 are an allegory and should not to be understood as literal. See The Logos and the Rhema.
Zechariah 14:10-11 again takes us forward to the new heavens and new earth, "All the land from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem shall be changed into a plain: and [Mount Zion and New] Jerusalem shall be exalted, and inhabited in her place from Benjamin's gate to the place of the first gate, to the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel to the king's winepresses. And men will dwell securely, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited." The ground of this security is that in New Jerusalem "there shall be no more curse" (Revelation 22:3; Isaiah 2:2; Jeremiah 23:5). And by the grace of God we will all be there.
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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.