Bible Believers' Newsletter 907
"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 could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
Last week my dearly beloved, faithful and kind 'girlfriend' Muriel Molnar went to a better Place, four months short of her ninety-eighth birthday. Muriel, her brother and sisters were born in India, now Bangladesh, where her father was responsible for building the telephone and telegraph system for the sub-continent. They transferred to the perennially troubled Peshawar, and when her father was promoted to Calcutta she did her Bachelor of Arts degree. He was a strict Judaeo-Catholic and she determined to become a nun. Her mother became a Catholic on condition she forsake cloistered life. Taking a further degree in Sydney she taught primary school and eventually specialised in teaching deaf children and also adults to speak aurally without sign language. She continued teaching until at ninety-three the school was unable to insure her.
Muriel, her late husband and I have been friends since about 1965; she was the favourite aunt of a deceased friend whose cousin remarked after the service, "You weren't able to convert her." However, conversion is not 'church membership' but a clear revelation of what Peter called "the present Truth" . . . what Jesus is doing now! There is no Christian Church in her vicinity and I live six hours distant by road so it was natural that she should keep attending her old church where she often read the Lesson and was driven by a thoughtful friend.
For perhaps eight years she studied the Church Newsletters and would discuss them with me and refer to the Scripture. Muriel understood clearly there is no trinity in the Old or New Testament, or in fact; and that the Judaeo-Roman church is an impersonation of the Temple worship, a Jewish construct intended to destroy the faith of Jesus Christ. She read many of the books that record the vindicated ministry of Brother Branham for whom she had great respect.
As usual we present some important items of current news ignored or misreported by the controlled media, and our main article "Jubilee Part II," takes to Gabriel's instructions to Daniel which is the timeline the Lord has provided whereby we should understand when the Gentile dispensation will end as the prophecy of Jeremiah 25:11-12 and 29:10 enabled Daniel to understand when Babylon would be conquered and when the Decree of Cyrus prophesied by Isaiah 44:26 – 45:4 174 years previously would terminate Judah's captivity.
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.
Video: the Fabricated Pretexts for War
January 23, 2016 A brief selection of the fabricated pretexts for war, employed by the big power in recent decades. This is far from a comprehensive list, just some examples to inform and remind. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Around 400 persons from US . . . Blackwater are fighting for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen, Yemeni army spokesman Brig. Gen. Sharaf Ghalib Luqman said Tuesday. "They hire poor people from around the world to take part in the hostilities. Among them are Somalis and people from Sudanese tribes. However, there are also Europeans, Americans and Colombians."
The US Brookings Institute's further US betrayal of Iran WHICH PATH TO PERSIA? Options for a New American Strategy toward Iran . . . US Talmudic subterfuge.
Revelation 13:11-15, "I beheld another beast [the United States] coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb [civil and ecclesiastical powers], and he spoke like a dragon [Imperial Rome (Revelation 12:1-5)]. And he exercises all the power of the first beast before him [Rome], and causes the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, who's deadly wound was healed [by its transformation from Imperial to Papal Rome]. And he does great wonders, so that he made fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men [at the nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki]. And deceives them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast [Papal Rome]; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast [a union of apostate (once) Protestant churches], which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed".
The Geocentric Universe
October 19, 2015 After uploading my first flat earth video and getting so many comments with the most lame arguments and questions; I realized I may have been too vague. So after 90,000 views I figured I'd update it and answer a few more questions! Remember that no flat earth proponent claims to have all of the answers! We are no longer believing the disinformation fed to us by NASA and other affiliates of the Illuminati! Full story: youtube.com youtube.com. Earth is a plane, not a planet. Inspiration of the Scriptures Scientifically Demonstrated by Ivan Panin.
Comment: Brother Branham said, "Think of it, the world as it turns in its cycle, eternity. Just eternity is like a perfect circle; it has no corners or no end. If I started with a perfect circle here tonight going around and around on this desk, it might cut through the desk, through the floor, through the earth, the billions of years and eons of time to come it would still be going on, a perfect circle, endless. That's the way that God was in eternity at the beginning" (The Law having a Shadow, #56-0621).
"They're going to find out someday that they're not seeing a hundred and fifty million years of light space either; they're going right around in a circle. That's exactly. You're going to find out one of these days that when you go to heaven, you don't fly off somewhere else; you're still right here too, just in another dimension faster than this. Right through this room's coming colour. Every colour shirt, dress, whatever you got on is eternal, laying right on records, going around and around the world. Every time you bat your eyes, it's right on record. Watch, television will prove that" (Christ is Revealed in His Own Word, p. 14:63). Genesis 1:6-8, 14-19; I Chronicles 16:30; Job 38:4-6; Psalm 19:1-6; 75:3; 93:1; 104; 148:4; Isaiah 40:22;
The Terrorism Dialectic and Control of the Public Mind
January 17, 2016 For twelve years now the United States government paradoxically employs terrorism to justify its global "war on terror" before the domestic population. This war without end is continually rationalized through the government's now routine manufacture of terrorism to warrant both the surrender of civil liberties at home and commitment toward unrelenting terrorism throughout the Muslim world. This contribution seeks to analyze and interpret the US government's material and propagandistic uses of "terrorism" as a dialectical strategy for furthering its foreign policies via domestic control of personal thought and public opinion.
Media critic Edward S. Herman distinguishes between minor, "retail" and "international," state, or "wholesale" terrorism, with "retail" signifying exploits of independent, non-governmental actors having specific political grievances. These include the purported acts of "Al Qaeda" against the West, or the Irish Republican Army's exploits against Britain. "International" or "wholesale" terrorism involves overt state-sponsored or supported military maneuvers, such as Israel's violent subjugation of the Palestinian people, America's military takeover of Iraq, or NATO's destruction of Libya. The Mujahedin-e Khalq would also fit the description of wholesale terrorism.
Unlike the scenario in Palestine, Iraq, or Iran, where terrorist acts are explicitly conducted against the civilian population, since the mid-1990s in the United States the US government's technique of contrived retail terrorism has become a prominent and anticipated feature of American public life that legitimates premeditated wars of aggression abroad. Western corporate-controlled news media are the principal conduits for publicizing retail and wholesale terrorism alike. Their unquestioning, erroneous or censorial transmission of such events safeguards and perpetuates terrorism's dialectical control of the American public mind.
Manufactured, or "false flag" retail terrorism might also be extended to acts of seemingly random horror, such as the numerous mass shootings in the US that have been inadequately investigated and explained. If such events are spontaneous and authentic one must question why the inquiries into them are typically shrouded in secrecy. These events serve to intimidate the public, extend the notion that random violence is ubiquitous, and thus subtly bolster the state's monopoly on violence and control.
Such events require certain cultural and educational requisites to succeed. They are witnessed by a public already preconditioned through an array of popular television and filmic narratives that almost uniformly humanize European and American characters while objectifying or denigrating non-Western characters and cultures, a concern that was addressed at some length years ago in the MacBride Commission Report. Through such conditioning and a general obeisance to official authority a majority of the American public is predisposed to unquestioningly accept acts of staged retail terrorism at face value while remaining acquiescent or oblivious to the wholesale terrorism overtly committed by its government.
Full story: habilian.ir
Reflections on the Paris ISIS Meeting: Talks filled with Sinful Crime
January 24, 2016 On January 20th a cabal of dependencies of the United States of America, Australia, Netherlands, Germany, France, and Italy, met in Paris to discuss war on Syria. One of a series of such meetings with a changing list of participants, it included the defence ministers of the countries supporting various proxy forces attacking Syria, either posing as "rebels" or allied with the American created and supported force ISIS. It was in fact a meeting of conspirators planning a war of aggression . . .
The failure of the American attempt to conquer Syria will mean the failure of the American plan to kick Russia out of the Mediterranean, a failure to control the land routes from there to Iran for an eventual attack on Iran itself, an operation that cannot be mounted from the Persian Gulf, and a failure to place its forces on the southern flank of Russia in preparation for a pincer thrust into Russia from the south and the western plains of Poland and Ukraine . . .
Full story: journal-neo.org
Comment: The United States is the image to the beast of Imperial Rome (Revelation 13:11-18). Expanding US-NATO Presence inside Syria. American Boots on the Ground.
Fabrication in BBC Panorama 'Saving Syria's Children'
January 20, 2016 As evidenced by the copy below, at 50 seconds in the original version of the above BBC report a young man is shown passionately addressing cameras as Jim Muir's narration states: "Back in October when the last food got in things were already bad enough." However the scenes of the young man date from at least July 2014, when the You Tube video below was uploaded. Further, the title of this video claims that the scenes were shot in Yarmouk refugee camp, not Madaya. Full story: wordpress.com
What's really going on with Oil?
January 24, 2016 If there is any single price of any commodity that determines the growth or slowdown of our economy, it is the price of crude oil. Too many things don't calculate today in regard to the dramatic fall in the world oil price . . . On January 15 the US benchmark oil price, WTI (West Texas Intermediate), closed trading at $29, the lowest since 2004 . . . Seyyid Mohsen Ghamsari, the head of international affairs at National Iranian Oil Company stated that Iran, ". . . will try to enter the market in a way to make sure the boosted production will not cause a further drop in prices . . ."
Add . . . the Russian decision to come to the call of Syria's legitimately elected President, Bashar al Assad with formidable airstrikes against terrorist infrastructure . . . [Turkey's] brazen act of war by shooting down a Russian fighter jet over Syrian airspace. All of this would suggest prices of oil should be going up, not down . . . throw in the insanely provocative decision by Saudi Defense Minister and de facto king, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to execute Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a Saudi citizen . . . respected Shi'ite religious leader 8 million Saudi Muslims [are] loyal to Shi'ite teachings rather that the ultra-strict Wahhabi Sunni strain . . . 25% of the Saudi population . . . [is] concentrated in the Kingdom's Eastern Province . . .
The main Saudi oil and gas fields are mostly in the Eastern Province, onshore and offshore, including the world's largest oil field, Ghawa . . . In the late 1980's the Saudi Hezbollah Al-Hejaz, led several attacks on oil infrastructure and also murdered Saudi diplomats. They were allegedly trained in [Shia] Iran . . . a new destabilizing element to add to the political tensions building between Saudi Arabia and Erdogan's Turkey on the one side, flanked by servile Arab Gulf Cooperation Council states, and on the other Assad's [Shia] Syria, Iraq with a 60% Shi'ite population and neighboring Iran, aided presently militarily by Russia. Reports are that the instable 30-year old Prince bin Salman is about to me named King.
The glut coming out of the Middle East from Saudi Arabia and her Gulf Arab allies has to be dramatically cut. Yet Saudis show no sign of doing so. This is what disturbs me about the entire picture . . . Is something very ugly brewing in the Persian Gulf that will dramatically push oil prices up later this year? Is a real shooting war between Shi'ite and Saudi Wahhabi oil states brewing? Dr. Hossein Askari, former adviser to the Saudi Finance Ministry, stated, "If there is a war confronting Iran and Saudi Arabia, oil could overnight go to above $250, but decline back down to the $100 level. If they attack each other's loading facilities, then we could see oil spike to over $500 and stay around there for some time depending on the extent of the damage." Everything tells me that the world is in for another big oil shock. It seems it's almost always about oil. Full story: journal-neo.org
Comment: Remember the plan of those working toward totalitarian Talmudic one world government is the destruction of political Islam and political Zion (i.e. the apostate once Christian nations). Better dust off the mini and tune the Lambretta.
US Troops take over Syria Airbase: Kurdish YPG gives US Sole Control
January 21, 2016 The Kurdish dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are reporting today that US troops have taken over control of the Rmeilan airfield in northeastern Syria's Hasakeh Province, the first US military base inside Syria. The SDF reported that the Kurdish YPG, their largest faction, previously controlled the base and handed sole control over it to the US, as a route for the US to bring them weapons and to launch warplanes . . . the Obama Administration has refused all coordination with the Syrian government, and certainly doesn't have Syrian permission to establish military bases on Syrian soil. Full story: antiwar.com
Israel razes EU-Built West Bank Humanitarian Buildings, Land Grab
January 22, 2016 Amid heightened tensions between Israel and Western allies, Jerusalem on Thursday confirmed a major annexation of 154 hectares (380 acres) of territory north of the occupied West Bank . . . Israel's . . . largest agricultural land seizure since 2014 . . . "a violation of international law . . . counter to the public pronouncements of the government of Israel supporting a two-state solution to the conflict," UN Secretary General . . . [Jewish] US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro . . . the US was concerned and perplexed . . . Full story: sputniknews.com
Comment: Do you believe that? Non-Semitic Israeli Jews are hastening toward Israel's utter defeat and their exodus from the land of the Covenant as prophesied.
Kerry Pressed for MH-17 Evidence
January 21, 2016 The father of Quinn Schansman, the only American citizen to die in the 2014 shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine, has asked [Jewish] Secretary of State John Kerry to release the US data that Kerry cited in claiming precise knowledge of where the suspected anti-aircraft missile was fired.
One of the mysteries of the MH-17 case has become why the United Statesafter asserting that it possessed information implicating ethnic Russian rebels and the Russian governmenthas failed to make the data public or apparently even share it with Dutch investigators who are leading the inquiry into how the plane was shot down and who was responsible . . . the [Jewish] Secretary of State said about the Buk anti-aircraft missile suspected of downing the plane: "We saw the take-off. We saw the trajectory. We saw the hit. We saw this aeroplane disappear from the radar screens. So there is really no mystery about where it came from and where these weapons have come from . . ." Full story: consortiumnews
Comment: Read the full article, the Jewnited States is lying . . . again. Got to conquer Syria, Iran, Russia and China for Talmudic one world government. The apostate USA is the image unto the beast of the Judao-Roman Catholic Empire. The Jew-controlled United States is employing "subterfuges to circumvent" the Law of Moses and truth as commanded by the Talmud "which makes God's Word of no effect" Baba Kamma 113a as demonstrated in Turkish invasion threat escalates Syrian conflict.
The European Court of Human Rights is refusing to act on a year-old case from the daughter of a Dutch passenger killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down on July 14, 2014. Denise Kenke, daughter of Willem Grootscholten, accuses the Ukraine Government of failing its legal duty to prevent civilian aircraft from flying into the airspace Ukrainian officials knew to be dangerous. Her court papers say the claim is also founded on the conclusion of the Dutch Safety Board, reported last October, that the government in Kiev had been negligent in failing to act on "sufficient reason for closing the airspace above the eastern part of Ukraine".
Chinese President calls for East Jerusalem as Capital of Palestinian State
January 21, 2016 Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday called for establishing a Palestinian state within the pre-1967-war borders . . . Xi announced 50 million yuan ($7.6 million) in aid for the Palestinians . . . For the Palestinian-Israeli conflict to end, negotiations should be pushed forward to reach a peace agreement, he said. The Chinese president had arrived in Egypt Wednesday as part of a regional tour that has already taken him to Saudi Arabia . . . Iran will be the final stop China and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding to build a nuclear reactor in the oil-rich kingdom. Xi's visit to Iran comes days after the implementation of a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, leading to the lifting of international sanctions on Iran. Full story: haaretz.com
Jubilee Part II
As a promising teenager among the crème of Judahites carried to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar's first deportation in 606BC, Daniel was to be trained in eastern etiquette as a courtier. Twenty-six years later in 580BC, the king made a ninety foot high by nine foot golden image of Daniel and commanded that at the dedication everyone throughout his kingdom should prostrate themselves in homage on pain of being "cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace." Daniel's three colleagues, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, declined to do obeisance to the image of the prophet whom Nebuchadnezzar renamed "Belteshazzar, according to the name of his god, after Daniel in whom is the spirit of the holy gods," had described both the king's dream and its interpretation (Daniel 4:8-9, 12; 2:46-49).
In 1954 arrangements had been made for Brother Branham to have an audience with the pope. "I could have went up and talked to him. But when I found out you had to kiss his ring and his toe, I said, "No, no. Huh-uh! No." See? I will give any man his due regards, as reverend, doctor, whatever he is, to give him honour, and take off my hat to him as a gentleman, or so forth. But when it comes to worship, there's only One, that's the Lord Jesus Christ. And I would not do that."
"He had asked the baron if he could have me over there on a Tuesday afternoon or something like that. He said, "Now, when you go in," said, "the first thing you do, you bow down before him. Then he holds out his ring, and you kiss his ring. Then he sticks his foot out, with a toe on that."
"I said, "No, no, no. No, sir. Just forget that. We won't do that." So then went on to Cairo, Egypt, and Athens, Greece . . . and then wound up in Bombay (The Word became Flesh (India Trip), #54-1003M).
In the troubling dream Nebuchadnezzar could not recall the Lord revealed to His prophet Daniel that the king had seen "a great image with head of fine gold, breast and arms of silver, belly and thighs of brass, His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. You watched until a stone was cut out without hands [Jesus Christ and His spoken Word Bride] and smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and broke them to pieces. Then the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold were broken to pieces together and became as chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth" (Daniel 2:31-35).
This image represented the four Gentile world empires that would exercise dominion over Judah and Jerusalem throughout "the times of the Gentiles" that commenced with Nebuchadnezzar's conquest of Judah. Babylon was represented as the head of Gold, succeeded by the empires of Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome. We are living in the very end of the Roman Empire which will be followed by Armageddon and the consummation.
"In Revelation 13, the beast that was wounded unto death but lived again is Imperial pagan Rome that fell to the onslaught of the barbarians and thereby lost her temporal power. But she regained it in Papal Rome. Do you see it? The nation that ruled by crushing all and which became the strongest empire ever known, was finally wounded to death. Her power was gone physically as to control by armies etc. But under Constantine she came back to life, for Papal Rome has infiltrated the whole world, and her power is absolute. She uses kings and merchants and in her deadly religious and financial strength she is governing as the goddess of this present age. She is also the dragon that stood waiting to devour the man child. Herod tried to kill the Lord Jesus and failed. Later Jesus was crucified by Roman soldiers, but now is caught up to the throne."
"Now along with what I have just said, recall the vision of Daniel. The last part of the image, the last world power was in the feet. That was iron and clay. See the iron is the Roman Empire. But now it is no longer solid iron. Clay is mixed in it. Yet it is there and running world affairs in both the democratic nations and the more despotic ones. The Romish church is in every nation. It is mixed up in it all."
"Let me give you a little something on the iron and clay. Remember when Khrushchev beat his shoe on the desk at the UN? Well, there were five eastern nations there and five western. Khrushchev spoke for the East and President Eisenhower for the West. In Russian, Khrushchev is clay and Eisenhower means iron. The two main leaders of the world, the two big toes of the feet of iron and clay, were side by side. We are in the end of it all. Revelation 13:4 asks, "Who is able to make war with the beast?"
"Right now Rome is calling the tune. The pope's power is going to increase. No one can war against him" (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 13:15-18; 17:1-18).
"And he opened his mouth in blasphemy." Teaching for doctrine the commandments of men, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasure, having a form of godliness and denying the power thereof). He blasphemed the Name of Godchanging that Name to titles and refusing to do otherwise" (Contrast Matthew 28:19 with Like 24:47; Acts 2:38-39; 4:12; Ephesians 5:20; Colossians 3:17).
"And it was given unto him to make war with the saints." Persecutiondeath to the true believer and all in the Name of the Lord in order that the Name of God be blasphemed, even as it is in Russia, because of what the Catholic religion did there."
"And all that dwell upon the earth, whose names are not written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world, shall worship him."
"Thank God the sheep will not worship him. Everyone but the very elect will be deceived. But they will not be deceived. For they hear the Shepherd's voice and they follow Him" (John 10:1-5).
"Now then, see this, what we have been trying to show you. This seed of death that started in the first agethis seed of organization, has finally grown into the tree in which every foul bird is lodged (Matthew 13:31-32). In spite of her claims that she is the giver of life, she is the giver of death. Her fruit is DEATH. They that partake of her are dead. This mighty world church system that fools the world that in her is physical and spiritual salvation deceives and destroys the multitude. But not only is she death personified, but this dead carrion creature will be itself put to death with death which is the Lake of Fire (Revelation 2:23; 17:16; 18:4-20, 24; 19:20). Oh, that men would perceive what their end will be by remaining in her. "Come out of her, for why will ye die?" (Revelation 18:4; An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 237 238:5).
As God raised up His servant Nebuchadnezzar to burn His Temple and chastize the apostate Judahites with a lifetime of captivity for worshipping the Babylonian pagan trinity of gods and neglecting to observe the sabbatical and jubilee years of rest for the land, He has raised up Judaeo-Communism to destroy the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church and her apostate (once) Protestant daughter churches who worship the same pagan Babylonian trinity of gods under different names and titles.
Through Nebuchadnezzar's spiritual dream and the interpretation revealed by Daniel, the Lord God previewed world history from 606BC to the consummation of life within the decade. One does not need to be a believer to recognize that Daniel was a vindicated prophet of God whose prophecies have unfolded peerlessly throughout the past 2,400 years of history and are approaching their climax as anyone with an understanding of current events cannot fail to discern.
Before we proceed with our lesson let me inform you of several points:
- Christ was a Mediator only for His elect, and while the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals. He received the faith of all whose lives were "written epistles" of Word for the hour (II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7) so that they could be born-again and "winked" at their ignorance of the fullness.
- Christ's Mediation in the Office Son of God was fulfilled in 1963 when Revelation 4, 5, and 10:1-7 were fulfilled, then He opened and revealed the mystery of the Seven Seals through the seventh angel, William Branham.
- At that point in time redemption was over and He is now in the Office Son of man and Judge (John 5:27).
- Christ is present now and the threefold rapture described by Paul in I Thessalonians 4:14-17 has been in PROCESS since the revelation of the Seven Seals.
- All Seven Church Ages are fulfilled and Christ's end-time Bride is living in the antitype of "the fiftieth day" of Israel's Pentecostal feast; she is growing to maturity in "the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation that will follow the first resurrection" (Leviticus 23:16-23; Ephesians 1:10-23; 4:13; Romans 8:19; I Corinthians 15:46-56).
Like Daniel we are making prayer and supplication; his Book provides us with the timeline for our Pentecostal Jubilee which Israel rejected at Mount Sinai and entered the Land of the Covenant forty years later than God's perfect will. When the nation murdered Messiah it rejected the Marriage and restricted their elect to mourning and martyrdom.
Daniel 9:1-4, 20-27, "In 538BC, the first year of Darius the Mede, the son of Ahasuerus [and perhaps Queen Esther], who was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans; in the first year of his reign I Daniel took notice from the Scriptures, according to the Word of the Lord revealed to Jeremiah the prophet (25:11; 29:10), that Jerusalem would lie desolate for seventy years. And I turned my face to the Lord God, to supplicate by prayer with fasting, and sackcloth and ashes: and I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my confession . . ."
"And while I was speaking and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the Lord my God for the holy mountain of my God; while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, came to me in my extreme weariness about the time of the evening oblation. He gave me instruction and said, O Daniel, I have come to enlighten you with understanding. At the beginning of your supplications the command was issued, and I have come to show it to you; for you are greatly beloved: therefore pay heed to the Message and understand the vision."
"Seventy weeks [of years] are decreed for your people and upon your holy city,
- to finish the transgression,
- and to make an end of sins,
- and to make reconciliation for iniquity,
- to bring in everlasting righteousness,
- to seal up the vision and prophecy,
- and to anoint the most Holy Place."
Like the apocalypse of Revelation, Daniel's seventy weeks are divided into three unequal parts: seven weeks, sixty-two weeks, and one week.
"Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of God's Commandment through Artaxerxes (Nehemiah 2:1-15) to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Messiah the Prince there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks, the street and trench will be built again, [indicating the complete restoration of the city externally and internally in 446BC (Nehemiah 6:15)], but in troublous times."
"And after sixty-two weeks the Messiah will be slain with nothing for Himself [but salvation for us]: [Israel was looking for Messiah according to the prophecy of His third Coming or second physical return to destroy Rome and restore the Kingdom to Israel and might naturally expect His kingdom of glory, if not after the seventy years' captivity, at least at the end of the sixty-two weeks; instead of that, His death and the consequent destruction of Jerusalem; but it was a Spiritual kingdom He had conquered]. And the people of the prince [Roman General Titus] who shall come will destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end of the sanctuary will be overwhelming [not one stone shall be left upon another (Matthew 24:2)], and to the end of the war desolations [of Jerusalem and its temple] are determined by God."
God's Seven Trumpet judgments upon Israel produced political disturbances, "wars and rumours of wars" whereas the Seven Seals produce religious disturbances, spiritual warfare.
"Rome's then Devil-incarnate papal prince will make a firm covenant with many [Jewish banksters of the City of London to refinance the US dollar with gold backing] for one week: and in the midst of the week [at the dedication of Israel's third temple when the world economy has returned to prosperity] he will cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease [and force the mark of the beast which is Rome's trinitarian religion (John 5:43; Revelation 13:4-8, 15-18; 17:16-18), and for the overspreading of abominations [against the sanctuary] he shall make it desolate (Daniel 11:31-39), even until the consummation, and that determined [by God] shall be poured upon the desolater".
Daniel was probably in his 80s having been in Babylon for sixty-eight years with but two years of the captivity remaining he reviewed Jeremiah 25:8-12, "[Because you have been disobedient and worshipped other gods] I will send for all the tribes of the north, says the Lord, and Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land and its inhabitants, and against all the neighbouring nations; I will utterly destroy them and make them a horror, a hissing, and perpetual desolations. Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the candle. And this whole land shall be a desolation".
At this point Brother Branham prophesied concerning the United States because Revelation 18:23 quotes Jeremiah 25:10 verbatim: "Hear that prophet cry out. This whole land shall be desolate. And not to impersonate this great servant of God, but I prophesy that this whole nation shall become desolate. God shall punish this nation for her sins. If God would not let Israel, His elected, Abraham's seed, who He made the covenant and promise with, if He would not let them get by with wrong doing, though they were religious to the core, had the great churches, the priests, and the rabbis, but because of the immorals and things among them, and God made them reap what they sowed, so shall we get it".
Israel is a type of the United States. You will see this if you read his sermons The Second Coming of Christ, p. 9:48; A True Sign that's Overlooked, p. 6:27; The Revelation of Jesus Christ, p. 39:218, 65:402-405, 325:227-231; 446:113; An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 322:3-4, and many more in which the Prophet speaks about the nuclear annihilation of the United States by Russia at the end of Daniel's Seventieth Week.
"And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, says the Lord, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations. And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, says the Lord, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations. And I will bring upon that land all My Words which I have pronounced against it, even all that is written in this Book, which Jeremiah has prophesied against all the nations."
"For many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of them also: and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the works of their own hands. For thus says the Lord God of Israel to me; Take the wine cup of this fury at My hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send you, to drink it. [Brother Branham says, "In other words, Jeremiah, I've give you this Message. Don't set still. Don't stay in one place, but prophesy to all the nations." Do you follow it? "Prophesy to all the nations. Show My signs and wonders, and let them know that I'm coming to do this"]. "And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them. Then I took the cup at the Lord's hand, and made all the nations to drink, to whom the Lord had sent me".
That was natural Babylon of the Old Testament; under the New Testament the world is imprisoned by spiritual "MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS (her apostate (once) Protestant daughter churches), AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." And the Jews' Hollywood Babylon by whose "sorceries all nations were deceived".
The world is going insane. Jeremiah was mocked and imprisoned for prophecies that came to pass almost as he spoke. Judah followed Israel into trinitarianism and eventually murdered their very Messiah; and today churches are so organized to the world they are blind to God's written Word with no respect for the spoken Word or the Prophet Brother Branham's vindication. Women won't take off their paint, let their hair grow out and dress modestly.
As Daniel recognized that only two of the seventy year's servitude prophesied by Jeremiah were outstanding, two Hebrew prophets presently awaiting an enduement of spirit that was upon Moses and Elijah must be conscious of the nearness to the close of the Gentile dispensation. We too are conscious of the lateness of the hour as we witness the passing of aged Pentecostal saints, and see others in the circle of this Message who cannot see the revelation, aware that we are preaching to souls imprisoned now in both Message and mainstream denominations.
In Daniel 9:24-27 Gabriel revealed what God has determined for "Your people and your holy city" from the decree of Cyrus two years later in 536BC (Ezra 1:1) as prophesied in 712BC by Isaiah (44:26 45:4) to the consummation of life. Brother Branham said, "If we can find out what these seventy of weeks are, we know when the consummation is." Then he directed us to Matthew 24:3 and 15 and said that the Israelites wanted to know when the temple would be destroyed, and when it will be rebuilt [after the close of our dispensation]. Then speaking of the abomination he added, "remember, it has a compound meaning . . . and that'll be just exactly, take place just certain as I'm standing here . . . it's one of the greatest timepieces . . . Jerusalem will be rebuilt again. The daily sacrifice will be set up. And the antichrist will make a covenant for them last seven
weeksyears, and in the midst of it he'll break that covenant, turn them all into Catholicism. The abomination will spread over the whole thing like that, and then the end shall be. Watch" . . .
The nations has declared them a nation this last year. When that hits, we're near the end. The Gentile Church is gone. So most any time God could say, "Israel is My people." When that is, the Gentiles are finished.
"They will trod down," said Jesus in Matthew 24 (the abomination maketh desolation), "they'll trod down the walls of Jerusalem until the Gentile dispensation be finished" (Luke 21:24). When that's finished, then the
JewsIsraelites will return back into Jerusalem to re-establish the temple and temple worship. We'll get all on these next messages. The seventy of weeks of the sixfold purpose . . . (Gabriel's Instructions to Daniel, p. 25:105-145).
Brother Branham is referring to the return of the 144,000 elect to the land of the Covenant (Psalm 17:7; Isaiah 6:10-13; 11:11-16; 13:14; 27:12-13; 49:17; Jeremiah 3:12-18; 16:15; 23:8; 31:8; Ezekiel 37:1-28; 39:27-28; Micah 5:3; 2:12-13; Zechariah 10:9-12; Matthew 24:29-31, and so on), the revival of the daily sacrifice, reconstruction of Jerusalem and the construction of a third temple in the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week following Israel's defeat and a mass exodus of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jews (Zechariah 14:2; Daniel 23:94; 51:34).
Daniel had been prayerfully studying Jeremiah's prophecy and seeking the Lord to show him how to prepare his people for their imminent release, and we are studying Daniel's prophecy and praying that we might know the will of the Lord as our Pentecostal Jubilee draws nigh. If we can find the date for the consummation according to Daniel's prophecy we will know the date of the end of the Gentile dispensation, the translation and our Home going some forty-seven days thereafter, seven years before the consummation of life.
"From the going forth of the commandment in 536BC to build and restore the city of Jerusalem" to the consummation of life God restricted His dealings with the Israel nation to seventy weeks of 360-day years: 490 prophetic years. Since then 2,562 Gregorian years of 365.25 days have passed and the consummation has not yet transpired. This is explained by the fact that in AD30, after the transpiration of 483 years, Israel rejected and "cut off" their Messiah, fulfilling the second part of the prophecy and "the Lord turned from Israel to visit us Gentiles and take out of them a people for His Name," a Bride (Genesis 9:27; Isaiah 54:1-5; 65:1-16; Zechariah 13:7; Acts 15:14-17). When the Bride is made up and God takes us Home "He will turn His hand upon the little ones" (Zechariah 13:7c), an election of Israelites who will return to the land of the Covenant in the Seventieth Week of seven years and fulfil the sixfold purpose of Gabriel's visit to Daniel.
1. "To finish the transgression." Romans 11:21-26, "For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will He spare you. Consider then the kindness and severity of God: severity toward those that have fallen; but kindness toward you, provided you continue in His kindness: otherwise you too will be cut off. And they also, if they do not persist in unbelief, will be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again. And if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree: how much more readily will these natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?"
As Israel "cut off" Messiah through unbelief, so God "cut off" Israel because of transgressions. But He is also able to graft them in again (Isaiah 11:11-16; 54:4-17). "Lest you should be wise in your own conceits I want you to understand this mystery, brethren, that partial blindness has come upon Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles come in, and so all Israel will be saved: as it is written, The Deliverer will come from Zion; He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob".
God allowed Israel's rabbis to blind the nation with Pharisaism, which is Talmudism which we call Judaism, the antithesis of Yahweh Torah "that makes the Word of God of none effect" (Matthew 15:9). The chief rabbi of the United States, Steven S. Wise said, "Some call it Marxism, I call it Judaism," "The revolution in Russia is a Jewish revolution" (The American Bulletin, May 15, 1935). "Communism is Judaism. The Jewish Revolution in Russia was in 1918" (H. H. Beamish, speech in New York, 1937) and Laodicea means "rights of the people," or Communism. That is the spirit of trinitarian Judaeo-Roman Catholicism that is in the world today.
Jeremiah 5:21, 23, "O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not . . . This people have a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone." Now the Lord is ending the Gentile dispensation with their wilful blindness (I Samuel 15:23; II Timothy 4:1-4; Revelation 3:17-20).
After the close of the Gentile dispensation the Lord will come to Mount Zion via the Mount of Olives as in Zechariah 14:4-5 "In Mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord has said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call".
"Transgression" is overstepping the bounds of moral decency, committing a breach of law, or exceeding the limitations of an agreement. Thus Israel wronged God, and He will "finish the transgression": revelation will turn away the ungodliness of Jacob, delivering forgiveness by grace through faith.
2. "Make an end of sin." Matthew 27:21-25, "The governor answered [the chief priests and elders] and said to them, Which of the two do you want me to release for you? And they said, Barabbas. Pilate said to them, What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Messiah? They all said, Let Him be crucified. And the governor said, Why, what evil has He done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let Him be crucified!"
"When Pilate saw that he could accomplish nothing, but rather that a riot was starting, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just Person: see to that yourselves. Then all the people answered and said, His blood be on us, and on our children [and it has been from that day to this]".
It was not elect Israelites but the Israel nation that was blinded by Talmudic lies. This is why Jesus cried from the Cross, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." God deals with Israel as a nation in the land of the Covenant whereas He deals with Adamic Gentiles as individuals wherever we are. In His grace the Lord will forgive the 144,000 elect Israelites who will be born-again as the nation in one day.
Sin is not smoking, drinking, stealing, etc; sin is unbelief in the revealed Word of God. Peter charged: "You men of Israel hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as you yourselves also know. Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you have taken, and by wicked hands crucified and slain: whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be held by it" (Acts 2:22-24). Like Joseph, His type, Jesus was hated by His brothers, and the wise and foolish virgins will become hated by our denominational cousins after the close of the Gentile dispensation.
Whereas our Jubilee is a rejoicing, Israel's Jubilee will be a mourning in atonement for the accumulated national sins of two millennia when the revelation of Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming to Israel is recognized in one day. Zechariah 12:10-14, "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, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart; all the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart".
Faith will make an end to Israel's sintheir unbelief in the revealed Word of God.
3. "To make reconciliation for iniquity." Iniquity is wickednessknown injustice. Psalm 66:18 says, "If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me." Jesus Messiah made reconciliation for Israel's wickedness on Calvary, and despite their gross injustice He implored, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do" (Luke 23:34). Because they had been blinded to the Law and the Prophets by blind rabbinical leaders of the blind, teaching for doctrines the lewd Talmudic commandments of men. Jesus said, "If you believe not that I am He you will die in your sins" (John 8:24). Sin is unbelief in the revealed Word of God.
Paul taught that the Gentile dispensation also ends with unbelief in the revealed Word of God (Luke 18:8; Romans 11:32; II Timothy 3:5-9; 4:1-4; Revelation 3:15-20). And denominational Christians are embued with theological guesswork in these days of His second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming as were denominational Israelites and so-called 'Jews' in the days of His first or (Gk.) 'erchomai' Coming.
In the siege of Jerusalem in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week Christ will stand up for Israel and take away the spiritual blindness from 144,000 elect who will recognize His second or 'parousia Coming and mourn their atonement. In these verses there is no word of war, or conflict, or victory, no "reeling cup" for the nations; no torch of sheaves, no march of a hero at the head of conquering hosts. On the contrary, all is subjective, spiritual and subdued penitenceeach elect standing alone in relation to Him whom he and his forebears have rejected, and meditating on the character of their great crime. Intense sorrow pervades each individual.
Zechariah 12:9-14, "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 which brings grace and supplications (Joel 2:28; Hebrews 10:29): and they will look upon Me whom they have pierced (John 19:34-37), and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourns for his only son, and be in bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. In that day there will be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon [for King Josiah] in the valley of Megiddon (II Chronicled 35:22-25). And the whole land shall mourn [not only the capital], every family apart; the family of the house of David [head of the royal house] apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan [a son of David] apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Levi [head of the priestly lines] apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei [a grandson of Levi] apart, and their wives apart; all the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart".
Zechariah 13:1-9 reveals that this penitential grief will not be in vain, for "In that day there shall be a fountain breaking forth [flowing freely as an artesian well] to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem [i.e. the whole nation] for [the defilement of] sin and for uncleanness [or impurity as in Judaism's idolatry are removed for all time through new birth I John 1:7)]. And it shall come to pass in that day, says the Lord of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land."
"And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say to him, You shall not live; for you speak lies in the Name of the Lord: and his father and his mother that begat him shall pierce him through (Deuteronomy 18:20) when he prophesies [as Christ was pierced (Zechariah 12:10)]. And it will come to pass in that day, that the pretenders will not boast of their prophetic gift but become ashamed of their claims and strip off the outward token of their occupation: rough hair garments that give the ascetic appearance of one signifying grief for the sins they were sent to reprove: but when charged with his crime he denies it and declares, I am no prophet, just a common tiller of the soil; and this is no recent circumstance for the soil has been my livelihood from my youth. And one will say to him, What are these wounds in your hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of My friends."
"Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, against the Man that is My fellow, says the Lord of hosts: smite the Shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered." Jesus only quoted this much of the verse in Matthew 26:31. Israel smote the Shepherd on Calvary (Isaiah 53:4-5, 10), and then Rome razed the Temple, levelled the city with the ground and banished Israelites into the world. After the Lord takes His Bride Home for the Wedding Supper the Shepherd says, "I will turn My hand upon the [144,000] little ones [of the blood of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob born during His absence with the Gentile Church, as Joseph turned his hand to his blood brother Benjamin born during his absence with the Gentiles]. And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, says the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on My Name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is My people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God".
In Daniel's Seventieth Week the Lord will gather Israel back to the land of the Covenant and speak with them through the two prophets of Zechariah 4:12-14, Matthew 24:31, and Revelation 11:3-12. In the second half of the week the Shepherd will reveal Himself to His elect and all 144,000 will be reconciled as a nation in one day through their revelation of His second or 'parousia' Coming.
Isaiah 66:8, "Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children." Although reconciled spiritually, Israel's two prophets and the nation of 144,000 will be martyred in accordance with their oath, "His blood be on us, and on our children" (Matthew 27:25; Revelation 6:11). "Life for life" (Exodus 21:22).
4. "To bring in everlasting righteousness." When Israel's transgression is finished through forgiveness by grace through faith, unrighteousness will be done away by their revelation of Messiah, then Satan who is their accuser and ours, will be bound in the bottomless pit, "bringing in everlasting righteousness".
Revelation 20:1-3, "And I saw an Angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season".
This Angel is Christ, and the Key which "binds or looses" is revelation (Matthew 16:19; Revelation 1:18; 9:1). Satan is not bound by a link chain but by a chain of circumstances; he will be present during the millennium, but to what point since his power is only that which people yield to him. Unable to influence the glorified saints either spiritually or physically he will be bound until the general resurrection when his subjects are restored to the bodies in which they sinned and the Lord judges the nations, separating the sheep from the goats (Matthew 25:31-33). It will be their resurrection that looses Satan for one final revolution: they will "compass the camp of the saints, and the beloved city: and fire will come down from God out of heaven and devour them" (Revelation 20:7-9).
Once Satan's subjects are in the grave he will be bound a thousand years. This is the millennium when "the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea" (Habakkuk 2:14).
5. To seal up the vision and prophecy." Revelation 10:4, 7, "When the Seven Thunders had uttered their voices, John [who represents Christ's end-time Bride throughout the Book of Revelation] was about to write when he heard a voice from heaven saying, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not . . . But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he has declared to his servants the prophets" (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; Revelation 1:1; 3:14; 10:7).
The Seven Thunders are the mysteries of the UNWRITTEN Seventh Seal which unfold the mystery of the six WRITTEN Seals. This revelation could not have been understood by the Pentecostal and Church Age saints who enter the Presence via the grave, whereas Christ's end-time Bride will be changed in the atoms without death. It was the "midnight cry" of Matthew 25:6 which is "the shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16 calling the wise and foolish virgin out from Rome and her apostate (once) Protestant daughter churches into "the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation" (Ephesians 4:13; Romans 8:19; I Corinthians 15:51-56).
This was the Message of "the seventh angel," William Branham (1909 1965) after the Church Ages of PART-Word were all fulfilled "to gather together in one all things in Christ, both [the sleeping Church Age saints] who are in heaven, and Christ's end-time Bride who are alive and remain on earth in Christ. The purpose of this Message is to impart grace for rapturing faith by the resurrection power that worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead (Ephesians 1:10-23).
Two thousand four hundred years beforehand Daniel had heard the voices of the Seven Thunders and the Angel Gabriel commanded, "O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro [speaking of international travel and miscegenation as it was in the days of Noah], and knowledge shall be increased . . . Go your way, Daniel: for the Words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end" (Daniel 12:4, 9).
Revelation 4, 5, and 10:1-4 were fulfilled when Laodicea ended and Christ took and opened the Book on March 8, 1963, and delivered The Revelation of the Seven Seals through His prophet William Branham from March 17 24, 1963. "The end-time" commenced fifty two years ago; Gentile denominations are "lukewarm . . . and [in their estimation] rich, and increased with goods, and in need of nothing; and know not that [spiritually] they are wretched, to be pitied [not envied], spiritually bankrupt, blind to the revelation of God's unchanging Word, and naked of the Blood" (Revelation 3:16-17).
They love the historical Jesus but despise and reject "the present Truth" of His unchanging Word (II Peter 1:12; I John 1:7). "Ever learning, they are never able to come to the knowledge of the Truth . . . they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts they heap up to themselves teachers, having itching ears and turning away their ears from Truth they turn to fables" (II Timothy 3 and 4).
These mysteries could be read but they could not be understood as they were "sealed to the time of the end." For Christ's end-time Bride that end-time commenced when Christ opened the Seven Seals; for the 144,000 elect Israelites it will be Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming to them, which they will not recognize until after the midst of the Seventieth Week when the then incarnate Pope breaks his covenant, making Himself God at the dedication of Israel's third temple and forcing the mark of the beast, which is trinitarianism (II Thessalonians 2:1-12; Isaiah 14:12-14; Daniel 9:27; Revelation 13:15-18. Daniel 12:4-10 is parallel to Revelation 11 and 22:6-21). These things were revealed to us in the revelation of the Seals.
6. To anoint the Most Holy Place." The Most Holy Place was the Holy of Holies where the Lord dwelt between the two cherubim. Seventy Weeks of years was all the time determined to Israel from the going forth of the commandment to build and restore old Jerusalem until Israel's revelation of the parousia of New Jerusalem Christ and His Bride, which joy anoints the Most Holy Place, New JerusalemGod manifest in His glorified Family, who take their abode in the heart of the Millennium Temple of the 144,000.
The announcement of Revelation 19:1-9 was only anticipatory because first must come Armageddon and the binding of Satan (Revelation 19:11-20:3). The sixfold purpose of Revelation 6:1-19:21 is fulfilled when the joy of the redeemed 144,000 recognizing the King and Queen returning anoints the Most Holy Place New Jerusalem, King and Queen.
Jesus spoke of His body as being the Temple of God (John 2:19-21). But as we are His Body the true Church is the Temple of God by the Holy Spirit within us (I Corinthians 3:16-17). He is making the overcomer a pillar in that Temple, and a pillar is actually a part of the foundation for it supports the superstructure. That puts the overcomer right in with the apostles and prophets, for it says in Ephesians 2:19-22, "Now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and of the household of God; and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone; in whom all the building fitly framed together grows unto an holy temple in the Lord: in whom you also are built together for a habitation of God through the Spirit". Everyone that went through Jesus, the Door, is part of that Body or Temple.
In Exodus 25-31, Moses was shown a "pattern" (Heb.) 'tabniyth' for the Tabernacle; as was Solomon for his temple (I Chronicles 28:11-19). Not only is this word absent in Ezekiel 40-42, but nothing is said of how it is to be built according to this description. The temple is "INSTRUCTED" again to Israel's true seed through the ministry of Moses and Elijah, to separate the profane. The temple entrances and gates signify who shall and shall not meet the requirements of God's election; no one outside the Covenant community is granted admission (Romans 11:23-25; Revelation 11:1-3; 15:1-8). Only in the vision did this marvellous Temple exist; it was a sign of the restored Theocracy, and God's Presence in their midst. The City and Temple Ezekiel saw in the vision were without peoplejust symbols in a series of visions. It is not presented just in the heavenly realm as a model; it is already there in the Land of Israel.
The Water of Life flows from Jehovah's immediate Presence, symbolizing paradise regained, the restitution of all things spoken by the mouth of all God's holy prophets (Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9; Joel 3:18; Zechariah 13:1; 14:8; John 7:37; Revelation 22:1). Because "God is there," the Temple becomes a spring of life, welling up and spreading beyond the Sanctuary. The blessings of God in the City cannot be confined to that one place and bring life out of death. Whereas once the Most Holy was in the heavens, now God dwells with and in His people, Israel. nl907.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.