Bible Believers' Newsletter 966
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
We are pleased to gather together in Christian fellowship with you once again in the treasures of God's unchanging Word.
As you study the Full story behind our items of current news you will appreciate certain matters listed for attention in the next two days hold a powerful bearing on the prophecies of Scripture expounded by William Branham; April, too, will be a seminal month. Scripture is certainly coming to pass in real time: the world hears but does not understand, it sees but cannot perceive, and the churches are without compass (Isaiah 6:9-11; Revelation 3:15-20).
Our main article, "Trying to do God a Service without His Will," is an excursus on Isaiah 6 to which Brother Branham often referred. Isaiah saw the One Person of God enthroned and crowned by Christians of all Ages after claiming the Book of His redeemed and opening its Seals. His vision commences in the present holy convocation of the antitype of the fiftieth day of Israel's Feast of Weeks; it follows the Church Ages which ended in apostasy and continues through the millennium.
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.
US in Turmoil: from Deep State Insurgency to Deep State Spying
March 10, 2017 — Through NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations four years ago, we learned that US citizens as well as foreign countries are the most spied upon in human history. But this week's latest massive WikiLeaks' release, Vault 7, amounts to almost 9,000 pages of CIA documents collected from 2013 through 2016 that disclose highly classified hacking secrets. With this largest dump of confidential CIA files ever published, the world is beginning to realize just how far gone our privacy rights are, becoming virtually nonexistent under traitor Obama's second term in office. On the heels of last week's bombshell revelations that outgoing president Obama illegally wiretapped and surveilled all of President Trump's communications (both domestic and overseas) including his pre-administration officials, now we're learning that the Orwellian nightmare of myopic control over us as a national population is far worse than ever imagined.
These back-to-back, very much related unfolding events only demonstrate that not only is the legitimately elected American president apparently in the process of an overthrow attempt by treasonous subversive forces for the first time in US history, but through the ruling elite's private army—the CIA, it has extended its technologically invasive beta test control over the most spied upon population ever on its way to imprisoning every human on earth with a one world crime cabal government . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
This is part of the 'Squeeze': it is later than you think
March 8, 2017 — Amazon bans World War II revisionist books . . . authored by Dr. Arthur R. Butz of Northwestern University, Carlo Mattogno of Italy, and other eminent dissident scholars who dare to ask scientific and technical questions about the operation of alleged homicidal gas chambers in Auschwitz . . . Books advocating Satanism and sodomy, and denying the Allied holocaust against German civilians, and the Israeli holocaust against the Palestinians, continue to be sold by Amazon.
The censorship is conducted under the rubric of "fighting hatred" and "combating anti-Semitism." But this is just special pleading. Books evincing hatred for Germans, Arabs, Iranians and white southern "deplorables" are all on offer at Amazon, as are books denying that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. So it all depends on whose ox is being gored. As many of you know, there's one sacred cow that is more equal than others—the Golden Calf. Full story: revisionistreview.blogspot.com
Comment: Publications of historical truth may be ordered from spinfreehistory.com and alor.org
Trump Invades Syria
March 8, 2017 — Although the Syrian army, with its ally Russia, has made significant gains against ISIS over the past week or so, the Washington Post is reporting tonight that President Trump has for the first time sent regular US military personnel into that country in combat positions. This is an unprecedented escalation of US involvement . . . without Congressional authorization, without UN authorization, and without the authorization of the government of Syria . . . three ways illegal . . . US Marines have departed their ships in the Mediterranean and have established an outpost on Syrian soil from where they will fire artillery toward the ISIS "headquarters" of Raqqa . . . if this "race to Raqqa" is won by the US military rather than by Syrian government forces, the chance that the US will hand the territory back to the Assad government is virtually nil. In other words, this is an operation far less about wiping ISIS out from eastern Syria and much more about the United States carving out eastern Syria as a permanent outpost from where it can, for example, continue the original neocon/Israeli/Saudi plan for "regime change" in Syria.
The United States is making a military bid for a very large chunk of sovereign Syrian territory . . . How will the Russians react if increased US military activity on the ground in Syria begins to threaten Russian military forces operating in Syria (with the consent of that country's legal government)? Full story: ronpaulinstitute.org
Comment: Beware the ides of Nisan 14!
200 Canadian troops would remain in the Ukraine for at least two more years . . . on top of two hundred troops in Poland, a naval frigate in the Mediterranean and Black Sea and a half dozen CF-18 fighter jets on their way to locations near Russia's border. Alongside Britain, Germany and the US, Canada will soon lead a NATO battle group supposed to defend Eastern Europe from Moscow. About 450 Canadian troops are headed to Latvia while the three other NATO countries lead missions in Poland, Lithuania and Estonia. From the Russian point of view it must certainly look like NATO is massing troops at its border (globalresearch.ca).
Canada's military buildup in Eastern Europe is a direct outgrowth of the 2014 US coup in Kiev. The Obama Administration with the help of the CIA and main stream media cleverly diluted the fact they violently overthrew the democratically elected government in Ukraine, and encouraged the illegal, putsch government to attack its own citizens in the east of the country.
Oliver Stone is now urging US President Donald Trump to make public any secret documents he has in his possession on the origins of Obama's conflict in Ukraine. Stone plans to release a new documentary about Vladimir Putin. The "military-industrial security state needs enemies . . . that's where the money is," and Russia and its President have long been presented as one of America's main adversaries. Stone's film will attempt to set the record straight (globalresearch.ca).
Syria: [US] Criminal Empire's Strategy of Divide, Conquer and Destroy
March 2, 2017 — The US-led coalition of war criminals is using elements of Syria's Kurdish population to achieve the US Empire's goal of destroying the non-belligerent, democratic country of Syria, led by its hugely popular, democratically-elected President, Bashar al-Assad.
Empire seeks to create sectarianism and ethnic divides in a country that, prior to the Western-launched criminal dirty war, had neither.
President al-Assad is well aware of the imperial forces behind the mercenaries invading his country. In a speech to the newly elected members of the People's Assembly of Syria (Syria's Parliament) on 7 June 2016, he elaborated upon the modus operandi of the invaders:
- They seek to attack the constitution by means of a so-called "transition" stage.
- They seek to destroy the two pillars of the government: the army and the diverse, national, pan-Arab and religious identity of Syrians.
- They seek to rebrand the savage terrorists as "moderates" and then to eternally provide them with a cover of legitimacy.
- They seek to create chaos, sectarianism, and ethnic enclaves that turn the people's commitment from the homeland to conflicting groups that seek help from foreigners against their own people.
- They seek to be branded as "humanitarian" and "protectors" to save the people from (externally engineered) conflict and misery.
By imposing economic and armed terrorism on Syrians, by waging a phony war against their own terrorist proxies (including ISIS and al Qaeda), by creating sectarian and ethnic tensions, and by destroying Syria's infrastructure— including water and electrical infrastructure—the Western, Zionist, and GCC agencies of terrorism seek to be perceived as saviours, humanitarians and protectors, who can then introduce the "free market" of international capital, which will be the coup de grâce to effect the final destruction of the host country. And mainstream fake news provides the criminal warmongers with on-going, 24/7 cover to commit their war crimes . . .
What is clear is that the US and its allies, in particular Turkey in this case, are committing crimes of aggression against the sovereign state of Syria beneath the Big Lie of combatting terrorism. The real plan, which is self-evident in this overview of the Kurdish issue, is to divide, conquer, and destroy Syria through economic and armed terrorism. When a family chooses to leave, terrorists are quick to occupy the house, and to claim ownership. Full story: globalresearch.ca
March 10, 2017 — America was first to cash in on the marijuana wealth rush . . . Then came Canada . . . Now Australia has fallen into line . . . Marijuana is expected to create $8.4bn of new wealth . . . and that's just this year. By 2020, it could hit an estimated $35 billion . . . Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Many experts believe the global marijuana market could eventually reach $270 billion . . . bigger than all treatments for diabetes, cancer and HIV . . . COMBINED!
Full story: pro.portphillippublishing.com.au
CIA Pilot presents Evidence No Planes hit WTC on 9/11
The grandson of Learjet founder Bill Lear, John Lear is a retired airline captain and former CIA pilot who has flown over 100 different types of plane during 40 years of active flying. He holds more FAA airman certificates than any other FAA certified pilot, and has flown secret CIA missions in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Basically, you don't want to argue with John Lear about flying and planes. He is as close as you can come to being American intelligence and aerospace aristocracy. Full story: worldtruth.tv
Comment: This well-researched study proves conclusively no planes were involved in the 9/11 black flag event.
Deception Technology. Hollywood Oscar for Fake Movie
March 2, 2017 — The 89th Academy Awards held in Los-Angeles on February, 26, was full of curious incidents . . . "The White Helmets" took home the Oscar . . . they work only in the areas controlled by Jabhat al-Nusra's terrorists . . . formed in 2012 . . . initiated by former British intelligence officer James Le Mesurier who participated in various conflicts . . . Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Palestine . . . the principal sponsor of the organization is the [George Soros'] Open Society Foundation . . . in order to discredit the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad . . . the organization annually receives . . . 30 to 50 million dollars from the United States, Great Britain, the Netherlands and the Gulf monarchies . . . it seems that the winner of the best documentary short was decided long before the ceremony, with powerful figures with a finger in a pie of the jury's [or is it Jewry's] final decision. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: It would appear the Jew's Hollywood was serving the Jew-controlled CIA/US government promoting the same BIG LIES of the Jew-controlled Weimar Republic with malicious purpose, and the BIG LIES claiming three holocausts or exterminations, each of six million Jews in the last century.
VW unveils Driverless 'Lounge on Wheels' with Voice Assistant & Giant Screen
March 7, 2017 — Sedric will be part of a Volkswagen fleet able to be hailed via a smartphone app like Uber. "Sedric will drive the children to school and then take their parents to the office, look independently for a parking space, collect shopping that has been ordered, pick up a visitor from the station and a son from sports training—all at the touch of a button, with voice control or with a Smartphone app—fully automatically, reliably and safely" . . . it could also be owned by individuals . . . Full story: cnbc.com
From Washington to the Middle East, should the World brace for March 15?
March 7, 2017 — Trying to predict the future is one of the easiest ways to end up with egg on one's face. However, enough matters will converge on March 15 that I think prudence commends our at least being aware of them.
• Federal debt ceiling deadline . . .
• Federal Open Market Committee's next meeting . . . raise interest rates . . .
• Anti-Trump activities . . . deluge the White House with mail . . .
• An important anniversary . . . For the Rothschilds, March 15, 2017 will be exactly the 100th anniversary of the day when their most hated enemy, the Tsar of Russia . . . 2017 actually represents many significant anniversaries . . .
• March 15 is also the "Ides of March" . . . Full story: jamesperloff.com, youtube.com.
Comment: Study the Full story, because March will set the stage for the fulfilment of prophecies by Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Zechariah, Jesus and William Branham, and April follows March. God has allowed Judaeo-Communism to rise up as his servant to destroy the Judaeo-Christian false Church which will shortly rule all the kingdoms of this world which Lucifer offered Jesus if He would take "the mark of the beast" (Matthew 4:8-9). Denominational churches have all been apostate since Christ opened the Seven Seals in 1963, and when Satan is cast down to earth he will incarnate the Pope, establish one world government and force "the mark of the beast" on pain of death (Revelation 10:1-7; 12:7-13; 13:15-18).
The united States rejected her last opportunity for national repentance on the close of the Jubilee of the Laodicean Church Age that dates from William Joseph Seymour's Azusa Street Revival. He arrived in Los Angeles on February 22, 1906, and began preaching at Julia Hutchins' Holiness Church two days later. In less than two weeks she expelled him from the mission and padlocked the church door shut due to outrage over his claims on glossalalia. With no place to go, Seymour began staying at Edward Lee's home, and before long a prayer group began meeting at the house. It quickly grew too large, and it was moved to Richard Asberry's house. On April 9 (Nisan 14, Passover), 1906, Lee spoke in tongues after Seymour laid hands on him, and the Azusa Street Revival began. Brother Seymour received the Gift of speaking in tongues on April 12 (Nisan 17, the second day of the feast of Weeks, one day before Good Friday, April 13), 1906. Fifty years later on April 17 (Nisan 16, the wave offering of the sheaf of Firstfruits and first day of the feast of Weeks), 1957, two days before Good Friday, Brother Branham taught his church, "[The disciples told Jesus] of how goodly the [temple] stones was placed in, how the great mastermind of God had ordained that these stones was cut in many places in the world and come together and in forty years of its erecting, there wasn't even to a buzz of a saw or the sound of a hammer (II Samuel 7:1; I Kings 9:25; II Chronicles, 8:13). It was so masterly put together [Ephesians 4:15-16]. And that how God had come in over the cherubims and it showed forth His Shekinah Glory, and how they had great hope in this great church." He went on to say that in March when he was preaching in Oakland, California eight different earthquakes rocked the city (The Second Coming of the Lord, p. 5:24-35).
The stones that Solomon built into God's Old Testament house were chosen and dressed in the quarries before they were brought, so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool heard in the house while it was building (I Kings 6:7). Christ's Bride of all Ages are "lively stones" called and chosen from every nation and tribe of Adam's race, transformed from rude matter into due form to build God "a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." Over almost 2,000 years each "lively stone" was quarried and dressed in different places around the world and "fitly joined together" in its unique predestinated position in the Body under preeminence to the absent Headstone—"not by might, nor by power, but by the Spirit of the Lord of hosts" (Zechariah 4:6; Ephesians 4:16).
Jesus said, "You have not chosen Me but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you ask of the Father in My Name, He may give it you" (John 15:16). And in I Corinthians 3:16, Paul taught "You are the temple of God, and the Spirit of God dwells in you?"
The Capstone of God's House, which is the Body of Christ, has been "forty years in its erection" since 1977 which Brother Branham said ought to terminate the world systems and usher in the millennium (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 322:4). Newsletters 924, 925, and 926) demonstrate how it did so, on which account the world is falling apart.
The Prophet said: "From the first jubilee of Leviticus 25:8, in 1977 will be the seventieth jubilee, making exactly 3,430 years. Jubilee means the going up, the release" [Matthew 18:22].
Oh, we're watching for the coming
Of that glad Millennium day,
When our blessed Lord shall come
And catch His waiting Bride away.
Oh, the world is groaning, crying
For that day of sweet release,
When our Saviour shall come back to earth again.
"Did you get that? God has dealt with us exactly the same amount of time that He dealt with the Jews from the time He give Abraham the promise until the rejecting of the Messiah in AD33, was 1954 years. And now, we have seventeen years left. We had about 1930 something years. We got seventeen years left [seventeen signifies the "perfection of spiritual order"] until '77 will be the seventieth jubilee since the beginning of jubilees. [The Prophet was speaking on August 6, 1961; 1961 + 17 = 1978, the jubilee year of the sixty-ninth jubilee and the first year of the seventieth jubilee]. And what will it be? Oh, brother. Watch close now. Don't miss it. It'll be the Jubilee of the going up of the Gentile Bride and the return of Christ to the
Jews, [he means] Israelites [John 8:33], when they go out of bondage. Amen. Don't you see? From all the world they've gather there for that day. Oh, my. See where we're at? We don't know what time it might happen. We're at the end time" (The Seventieth Week of Daniel, p. 115:196-198).
Add forty years of probation by trial pending deliverance to the Wedding Supper before tribulation strikes this earth like the forty years trial of the primitive Church from the crucifixion in AD30 to their deliverance before Titus besieged Jerusalem in AD70 (Matthew 24:3a, 15-21. Also Moses in Egypt (Acts 7:23), and in Midian (Acts 7:30).
Brother Branham said: "It's checking-up time . . . This is the time of the investigation judgment" just before the Seventh Vial is poured out, the Seventh Trumpet sounds and the third woe smites the earth in the 'hot stage' of World War III under the manifestation of the Sixth Seal at the close of the Gentile dispensation (An Exposition of the Seven Seals, p. 400:5-6; Revelation 16:1; 11:13 – 15; 6:12-17). "Just investigating, see who really is believers. See? And He made Hisself manifest" (A Paradox, #64-0418B, par. 211; Luke 17:30).
"It's an investigation judgment. When after while the Church, when it can stand that place and every seed has been brought to its spot, they'll be gone. They won't know what happened to them. One will be going one way. See? One will be going over to the pastor's house, and one will be going here or down there; and the first thing you know, they're not there. For Enoch which was the type, God took him, and he was found not. Come down to investigate . . ." (Christ is Revealed in His Own Word, p. 16:69; Genesis 5:21-24; Hebrews 11:5-6). The fortieth year ends this coming Nisan 16.
Should the sinking of Los Angeles be on Nisan 14, 2018, the first resurrection will commence after three days and our going Home will be "when the Day of Pentecost is full come" Therefore our "Jubilee" year will commence on the day of Pentecost 2017. Think on this while we repeat what the Prophet said.
Passover, Nisan 14 this year will be Tuesday April 11, 2017 while the Judaeo-Roman Universal church will celebrate their Good Friday on April 14. I believe as Brother Branham said, "We got seventeen years left until '77 will be the seventieth jubilee since the beginning of jubilees. And what will it be? Oh, brother. Watch close now. Don't miss it. It'll be the Jubilee of the going up of the Gentile Bride and the return of Christ to the
Jews, [he means] Israelites [John 8:33], when they go out of bondage. Amen" (The Seventieth Week of Daniel, p. 116:197)! This will initiate the year of the Pentecostal Jubilee of Christ's Bride as Brother Branham explained in his parable of the twenty-first century Armour girl (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 401:1 – 405:6).
"Notice now, it was a little [elect] girl in the west [in the antitype of the holy convocation of the fiftieth day of Israel's feast of Weeks following the close of the Church Ages] after that how she'd fell in love with a Man had fell in love with her. As a buyer of the [Gentiles, Goyim or human] cattle, come out there for the Armour meatpacking company that was founded in Chicago, in 1867 [Ephesians 6:11-17] . . . The boss come one day (the boss's Son from Chicago), and 'course they put them on a regular "western frontier" [or Pentecostal Revival]. The girls there, they dressed up. Each one was going to get this Boy, sure, you know, 'cause that was the main Man's boy [Jesus Christ]. So they dressed in their western frontier. And they do that out west [as the sun sets on the Gentile dispensation] . . . trying to live in something [denominationalism] in the back gone days".
This humble Christian girl did the dishes and chores while her [denominational] cousins tried to charm this Man, but He was looking for a Bride with character and He proposed to her. She accepted, and He said, "Now you just make yourself ready [Revelation 19:7], and a year from today I'll be back, and I'll get you, and I'll take you away from here. She kept track of the time of the year and got her garments ready [the Token of the Life of Christ on display]. The day finally arrived. A certain hour He was to be there [Matthew 24:36]; so she dressed in her garment. And she hadn't even heard from Him, but she knew He would be there. It was a mysterious thing to her denominational cousins [Revelation 10:7]. None of the girls had heard nothing about His [parousia] Coming. But this girl just based it all upon the basis of His Word that He would be back for her.
They said, "Now, I told you it was wrong. See, He ain't coming." She just stood there—not a bit of blushing. She was holding her flowers, her wedding garment all fixed. She was struggling, you know. Said, "I got five more minutes." Said, "He will be here." Oh, they just laughed. And just about the time the old clock ticked up to five minutes, they heard the horses a-galloping, sand rolling under the wheels. The old buckboard stopped. She jumped from between them and out the door, and He jumped out of the carriage, and she fell into His arms; He said, "It's all over now, honey"; left her little old cousins (denominations) setting there looking.
Brother Branham said, "Oh, brother, give me a church full of the Holy Ghost. God will do in one year than what all theology's failed to do in two thousand years. You wait till the anointing of the Church really strikes home to that faithful the little remnant. After the doors of the Gentiles is closed, oh, God will anoint a Church then. "He who's filthy, let him be filthy still. He who's righteous let him be righteous still, and he who's holy let him be holy still." And God will anoint the church with the power of God, and things will be taken place. Not only that then, but He's doing it now" (COD, p. 145:203; Romans 8:19; Revelation 22:11-12; Isaiah 34:8; 61:2b).
"For the day of vengeance is in My heart, and the year of My redeemed is come" (Isaiah 63:4; 35:4-6).
There's going to be a meeting in the Air . . . "The dead in Christ shall die first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up in the air" (I Thessalonians 4:16-17). "Jesus did NOT say no man could know the year, month or week in which His Coming was to be completed. So I repeat, I sincerely believe and maintain as a private student of the Word, along with Divine inspiration that 1977 ought to terminate the world systems [as it has] and usher in the millennium" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 322:4).
Trying to do God a Service without His Will
In John 13 – 16 Jesus washed the feet of His disciples, exhorting them to humility and brotherly kindness. He foretold His betrayal, forewarned Peter of his denial and prepared them for His departure with the assurance "I am the way, the truth and eternal Life"; when you receive it "you will know that I am in My Father, you are in Me, and I in you." Bear witness of Me and rest with peace in your heart. Then under the parable of the vine Jesus explained the exercise of the 'third pull' by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit through this unity of faith.
John 16:1-2: "I have discussed these matters to prepare you for what lies ahead lest you be taken unawares, stumble and fall away. You will be excommunicated from the synagogues: indeed the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is doing divine service." Today Christians are excommunicated by the world church system and the hour is near when whoever kills those who refuse to serve the beast or take his mark will be killed: Christ's Bride will be taken Home before that time.
Quoting Zechariah 12:9-14 in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week Brother Branham said, "Now when is the Gospel returning to the
JewsIsraelites? When the day of the Gentiles is finished. The Gospel is ready to go back to the JewsIsraelites. Oh, if I could just tell you something that is about to happen right in this our day—[our latter rain will fall and become Israel's former rain (Joel 2:23)]. This great thing that is about to happen will carry over to Revelation 11 and pick up those two witnesses, those two prophets Moses and Elijah turning the Gospel back to the JewsIsraelites. We're ready for it. Everything is in order. As [or in the circumstances in which] the Jews brought the Message to the Gentiles [in their apostasy after "the Day of Pentecost was full come" and their dispensation ended], even so the Gentiles will take it right back to the JewsIsraelites [in Gentile apostasy after "the Day of Pentecost has full come" again, and the Rapture will come" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 36:5).
In Isaiah 6 God told the prophet his ministry would be to Israelite souls imprisoned as He commissioned Christ's end-time Bride: "You must prophesy again concerning many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings," most of whom will not listen as they are souls imprisoned now (Revelation 10:11).
In the year that King Uzziah died Isaiah saw that the real King of Israel was neither Uzziah nor Jotham his successor but the King of hosts, our Lord Jesus Christ the God of creation (John 1:3; Colossians 1:15-19). This is a full proof that our Saviour is the One Person of God (John 1:18). He is expressly called "Yahweh" in Isaiah 6:5, 8 and 11, and according to tradition His assertion that he had seen God was the pretext for his martyrdom—being sawn asunder in Manasseh's reign (Hebrews 11:37).
It is not the usual visible appearance of God as the "Shekinah" in the temple over and above the mercy-seat between the two cherubim obscured from view by the cloud of incense to which he refers, but the form of a Man seated upon a high and elevated throne attended by seraphim. Our eyes are directed toward His train, a magnificent full flowing robe that filled the entirety of the Holy of Holies, representing His Wife. Like Ruth under the protection of Boaz, her betrothed redeemer, we are under the overspreading wings of our loving Bridegroom, Jehovah-Saviour, our near Kinsman Redeemer (Ruth 3:9; Ezekiel 16:8). "You have redeemed us by Your Blood out of every kindred . . . and made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth" (Revelation 5:8-10). One day the whole earth will be filled with the glory of God, revealed to all mankind "and the tabernacle of God will be with men" (Revelation 21:3).
This vision is related to His future kingdom when all seven Church Ages (John 5:25-26) and His mediation in the office Son of God are fulfilled, redemption is over and as Son of Man He is King of Kings and Judge (John 5:22, 27; Revelation 1:13). Isaiah is represented without the sanctuary; the two-leaved doors overlaid with gold separating the Holy of Holies are open and there is no veil as will be revealed to the elect Israelites under their Seventh Trumpet (Revelation 11:19).
Brother Branham said, "Notice, Isaiah knowed that he must find something different. So what did he do? He went to the temple; he raised up his hands, and he cried out to God. And he fell into a vision. And as he fell into the vision, he saw God, not on a throne down here, but lifted up, way up. Oh, my. His train was following Him and lifted up into the heavens. And he saw back and forth through the temple, Seraphims flying. Oh, my. "Seraphims," it means "burners," the word "Seraphim" means. Which it is next to the altar [Genesis 3:24]. Actually, the Seraphims is the one who receives the sacrifice, and cleanses the worshipper, and then presents him to God, the Seraphim does. Now, this Seraphims was angelic beings, and they are the very next ones to God, right at the altar. And they receive the sacrifice. It shows the justice of God, that sin cannot come in His Presence unless it's been atoned for. See? And these Seraphims . . ."
[The Seraphim of Isaiah 6 were the four living creatures of Revelation 4:8 (Ezekiel 1:6). Their earthly antitype is the seven angels to the Church, like Brother Branham who is shown in Revelation 8:3-5. He identified them with the theophanies of himself and the previous six angels who made the constellation of angels that formed the Cloud that clothed Christ on February 28 and March 8, 1963. In describing his own representation he said, "Now, the Angel was to my left, would really be the last, or seventh Angel, if we would count them from left to right, because he was on my left, me looking to him towards the west, him coming towards the east would be on the left side, so that would be the last angel's Message: very notable. You remember how I said he had kind of his head back, and his great sharp wings, and how he flew right to me. Now, that is this Seventh Seal. It's still is a notable thing . . ." (The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 578:2)].
"You remember in the Seven Church Ages how they guarded them Gospels, one on either side? You remember, we took them back to the Garden of Eden with a flaming sword standing there? They guard the altar."
"And Isaiah, that great prophet, when he fell into the Spirit, he saw first God setting way up into the heavens, above any earthly king. Said, "I saw the King, the Lord setting high and lifted up (then he saw the real King), and His train was following Him" (Influence of Another, p. 21:91-93).
Brother Branham asked, "What's "His train"? There it is, Angels, Beings, His train that followed Him. The train's what comes behind (See?), "His train filled the temple" (Revelation Chapter Four, Part III, p. 694:282). Then in the revelation of the Seven Seals (p. 500:Q23a – 502:6) he explains that the angels under the four living creatures are the theophanies of the saints of all seven Church Ages foreshadowed by the Tribes of Israel under their tribal banners guarding the Presence of Yahweh in the Tabernacle (Revelation 5:8-14; Numbers 2).
In Revelation 1:1 we find that the Revelation which God gave Jesus Christ [after His ascension glorified (Matthew 24:36)] was to show His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it [in old Testament symbols] by His angel [William Branham] to His servant John." Now we know this angel was William Branham, because John was commanded to "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 . . ." (Revelation 10:4, 7). Therefore we also know that throughout the Book of Revelation John represents Christ's end-time Bride because in the visions the seventh angel, William Branham, only revealed these things to John after the unwritten Seventh Seal was broken by Jesus Christ on March 8, 1963, and revealed to Him as he ministered The Revelation of the Seven Seals from March 17-24, 1963.
Revelation 4:1-5, "After the close of Laodicean Church Age [in chapter three] John [representing you and every member of Christ's end-time Bride] beheld a door standing open in heaven—[despite the absence of a Mediator grace was free]: and the first voice which I heard [in Revelation 1:10] speaking to me like a trumpet said, Come up here and I will show you what must take place hereafter. Immediately I was in the Spirit: and saw a throne standing in heaven, and One seated on the throne. He looked like jasper and sardius: a [horizontal] rainbow like an emerald encircled the throne, and surrounding the throne were twenty-four thrones seating twenty-four elders, clad in white robes with golden crowns on their heads. Lightnings and thunderings and voices issued from the throne and before the throne were seven lamps of fire burning, which are the seven Spirits of God".
This is the vision Isaiah saw; he could not have seen the invisible Spirit: "No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son who is in the bosom [intimate Presence] of the Father has alone declared Him in His life" (John 1:18). In John 12:37-41 we read, "Though Jesus had done so many signs before them the Judeans put no faith in Him, in order that the saying of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, "Lord, who has believed our Message, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?" For this reason they could not believe, for again Isaiah said, "He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, lest they should see with their eyes and understand with their heart, repent and turn for Me to heal them. Isaiah said these things when he saw His glory [in Isaiah 6:10] and spoke of Him".
Jesus Christ is the glory/Logos of God (Matthew 16:27; 19:28; Mark 8:38; Luke 9:26; John 1:1-3, 14). Paul attributes the words of Isaiah to the inspiration of the Holy Ghost (Acts 28:25-27), and in Ephesians 1:20-23 He identifies the risen glorified Jesus Messiah with Isaiah's vision, "seated at God's right hand in heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age, but in the future world. God has placed all things under His feet, and made Him the Head over everything for the Church, which is His Body, [symbolised in Isaiah 6 as His "train"] the completeness of Him Who fills the universe at all points".
Verse 3 is set in the millennium when "everlasting righteousness is brought in" and "the whole earth is full of the glory of our Lord Jesus" because Satan is bound a thousand years (Daniel 9:24d; Isaiah 11:9; Habakkuk 2:14; Revelation 19:19 – 20:2). "And the Lord shall be King over all the earth; in that day shall there be one Lord, and His Name [the only] one" (Zechariah 14:9). Upon seeing this vision and hearing the seraphim crying "Holy, holy, holy to Yahweh, our glorified Jesus, Lord of hosts" in His Presence—with two of their wings they covered their face in reverence, with two of their wings they covered their feet in humility, and with two wings they flew. In their holiness Isaiah was seized with the sense of his own sinfulness and cried, "Woe is me, for I am cut off; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the [real] King, the Lord of hosts." Brother Branham said, "You'll always remember the power and the Presence of God which brings such a holy fear, until you're paralysed in His Presence".
It was the appearance of the smoke of God's wrath caused Isaiah's confession of sin and mortal fear, having heard the seraphim present to the Lord an offering of praise with clean lips, because as a prophet he was serving with unclean lips. As Brother Branham explained:, "When he confessed his sins and said, "Woe is me," the Angel went over and took the tongs, picked up a coal of fire which represented the Holy Ghost and fire, and come over and laid it on the prophet's lips, and said, "I've cleansed you." Then the wings winnowing their way like that, moved away the curtains of time, and he heard God say, "Who'll go for us?"
"After he found out that there was a way to rid sin, God wanted somebody to go for Him, and he said, "Here am I, send me." He had been in the Presence of God, and had confessed his sins, and been cleansed from his sins, and was ready for service. Amen" (In His Presence, p. 15:63-64; Matthew 3:11).
Brother Branham said, "THE BRIDE SITS WITH HIM IN JUDGMENT. I Corinthians 6:2-3, "Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? How much more things that pertain to this life?"
Revelation 3:21, "To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His throne." See, the Bride is with Him in the throne. As she is to judge the world she has to be sitting in the judgment with Him. That is exactly what Daniel saw.
Daniel 7:9-10, "I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, Whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head like the pure wool: His throne was like the fiery flame, and His wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him: thousand thousands ministered unto Him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened." See, it is the same scene, for the thousand thousands who are ministering to Him are the Bride, for who ministers to the husband but the wife" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 276).
"Now we can see why the redeemed (bought back by original owner) Bride (she was in Him as Eve was in Adam) cannot ever have her 'member-names' taken off the record. She is part of Him. She is in the throne. She can never be judged. Everyone in the Bride is a member of Him and He loses none" (ibid, p. 284:3).
"Now then, there will not be one person who will sit in the throne of the Lord Jesus Christ unless he has been living that Word. Your prayers, your fastings, your repentances—no matter what you present to God—none of that will gain you the privilege of sitting in that throne. It will be granted only to the W_O_R_D Bride. As the throne of the king is shared with the queen because she is united to him, so only they who are of that Word even as He is of that Word will share that throne" (ibid, p. 360:6).
Revelation 15:8 and 16:17 focus the scene at the manifestation of the Seventh Trumpet, Sixth Seal and Seventh Vial when "The [heavenly] temple is filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power; and no man will be able to enter into the temple, until the seven plagues of the seven angels are fulfilled in the outpouring of the Seventh Vial" upon the world church system.
Isaiah is commanded to repeat his warnings again and again in the hearing of the people as Christ's end-time Bride is commanded to "prophesy again." The souls imprisoned now are doomed not to understand because of their perverse will. "If any man will do His will he shall know whether the doctrine is of God or whether I speak of Myself" (John 7:17). Like Jesus and Brother Branham when they spoke in parables (Matthew 13:14; Mark 4:12; Luke 8:10), Isaiah and you and I have shown them the signs and miracles, and declared sufficient revelation to guide those sincerely seeking to know, in order that they may do, God's will; leaving enough darkness to confound the wilfully blind (Isaiah 6:9-10; 43:8).
The only revival today is in the heart of Christ's Bride. In Isaiah 6:9-10 the Lord says, "Go, and tell this people—not My people—for I disown them as they have rejected me. Hear ye indeed, but understand not." This is our commission, preaching for revival while knowing we are preaching to the total lost. Events that were "signs of the times," calls to repentance or to action, were taken as matters of course . . . "as it was in the days of Noah" (Matthew 24:37-41; II Peter 3:3). Yet our duty is to deliver the Message, not to pander to their flesh and mortal spirit by speaking pleasant words.
As in Ezekiel 39:8-29, Daniel 8:13, 12:6, Revelation 6:10; 16:17, and 21:6, Isaiah asked, "Lord, how long?" The answer is, "Blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentile dispensation comes in," and not until the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week (Romans 11:25).
Has the world not seen this prophet fulfilled to the letter? Have Israel and their impersonators not laboured under spiritual blindness and infatuation in hearing but not understanding, in seeing but not perceiving Messiah, after the accomplishment of so many prophecies; after the performance of so many miracles? And, in consequence of their refusal to convert and be healed, have not their cities been wasted without inhabitants, and their houses without man? Have they not been removed far away into the most distant parts of the earth? Has their banishment not lasted 2,500 years yet they continue deaf and blind, obstinate and unbelieving?
Since World War II the Land of the Covenant has been stolen from the Israelites and Semitic Palestinians and occupied by non-Semitic impostors who as their Jebusite and Canaanite kinsmen unknowingly built Jerusalem and rural infrastructure for Joshua and the Israelites to settle they have built infrastructure for their homecoming. Meantime, "for fear of the Jews" the children of Israel live in Muslim lands that were once the ancient Assyrian and Babylonian Empires in the Middle East and North Africa. As Matthew 24:29-31 explains, this is about to change in the very near future:
"Immediately after the tribulation of the Christian dispensation of grace [the Sixth Seal will manifest (Revelation 6:12-17)]; the sun will be darkened and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken" (Revelation 12:7-12). "Then the sign of the Son of man shall appear in heaven (Matthew 24:3b): and all the tribes of earth will mourn when they see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He shall send His angels [Israel's 'Moses' and 'Elijah' (Zechariah 4:12; Revelation 11:3-12)] with the great sound of [the Seventh] Trumpet (Revelation 11:15), and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds [of World War III (Isaiah 13:6-16; Joel 2:12; Zechariah 14:1-2; Revelation 16:19) from one end of heaven to the other" (Psalm 17:7; Isaiah 6:10-13; 11:11-16; 13:14; 27:13; 49:17; Jeremiah 3:12, 18; 16:15; 23:8; 31:8; Ezekiel 37:14; 39:27; Micah 5:3; Zechariah 10:9-12; Matthew 24:29-31).
According to the Bible the present inhabitants of the modern Israel state are not Israelites but so-called Jews. Israel will be utterly defeated then abandoned by the mass of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled Jewish squatters. Zechariah 14:1-2, Isaiah 6:9-13; 13:6-16 and Joel 2:2 foretell "a great forsaking in the midst of the land. And though a tenth shall survive, it will be consumed again, like a terebinth tree or an oak, whose stump remains when it is felled, so the holy seed is its stump," the surety of renewed life and a glorious future (Isaiah 6:12-13).
For out of the stump Jesus Messiah, the Root and branch of David has arisen (Isaiah 11:1-5) and one day all 144,000 elect Israelites shall say, "Blessed is He that Comes in the Name of the Lord" (Matthew 23:39; Romans 11:5, 26).
Quite aside from the alien impostors, the Israelites were "a sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters" (Isaiah 1:4). From Mount Sinai to the present day the Lord has imposed a series of successive chastisements sifting the people till the remnant of the chosen ones alone is left (Ezekiel 5:12; Zechariah 13:8-9). As in Leviticus 27:30 the tithe of a "tenth" is taken for an ideally consecrated portion.
"Regardless of what goes or comes, there's going to be people that's going to be ready. And we know that there's a tithing that man gives to God, and there's a tithing amongst the people. Perhaps maybe we'd say a tenth of all the world's harvest, through the Ages will be that elected that's been called" (Images of Christ, p. 22:156).
In our English language Bibles, Isaiah 6:13 says "When they cast their leaves" but the words "their leaves" are not in the original. Oaks native to the Mediterranean region are broadleaf evergreens that do not cast their "leaves," the reference in Hebrew is to the "falling" of the trunk. When the tree falls and decays its life remains in its roots so that it sends up new "shoots." Isaiah 4:2, "In that day the branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel".
Isaiah 6 prophesied our near future and present typed by Israel's apostasy—conditions that have befallen us Gentiles. Like Uzziah the churches (so-called) are not qualified to offer incense, having the profane fire of denominational guesswork only and not the Holy Spirit. Dead in sin and trespasses, separated from the temple or Body of Christ, they have either not heard or not heeded the "midnight cry" of Matthew 25:6, which is the "shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16 calling them out of Babylon and her harlot daughters to meet the Bridegroom and confirmed by the heavenly Voice of Revelation 18:1-4.
Like Isaiah, Christ's end-time Bride is preaching to souls imprisoned now within denominational walled cities behind bars of creed and dogma. We await the earthquake prophesied in Zechariah 14:5-8 before which the people will flee as in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and the Gospel will go forth to both
JewIsraelite and Gentile. As latter rain it will manifest the life of the seed planted in every heart while as former rain it will moisten the heart of elect Israelites and draw them to the homeland for redemption (Daniel 12:10; Revelation 22:11-15; What is the Attraction on the Mountain, p. 16:98).
"O man of God . . . follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto you are called and have professed a good profession before many witnesses . . . keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: which in His times He will show, Who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only has immortality, dwelling in the Light which no man can approach unto; Whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen" (I Timothy 6:11-16). Like Isaiah we see Jesus Messiah is the one Person of God manifest in virgin-born flesh to redeem His Wife and brethren. nl966.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.