Bible Believers' Newsletter 827
"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. Your brother-in-Christ
Our news items seem to be dominated by the open duplicity of the Jew-controlled apostate once-Christian West killing the way to the non-Semitic anti-Semitic nightmare of one totalitarian world government in which the rule is "one strike and you're out!" Russia has certainly shames the West and its amoral, ungodly leaders who now have the megalomaniac puppet Netanyahu preparing to attack Iran.
Our main article, "The Day of the Lord," concentrates upon prophecies of the Scripture that will take place at the dispensation change illuminated by the Prophet William Branham.
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.
Russia Extends its Control over the Black Sea and Strategic Waterways
March 18, 2014 The decision of the people of Crimea to join the Russian Federation has strategic and geopolitical implications. The union of Crimea with Russia redefines the geopolitical chessboard in the Black Sea Basin. It constitutes a major setback for US-NATO, whose longstanding objective was to integrate Ukraine into NATO with a view to undermining Russia and extending their military presence in the Black Sea basin . . .
Throughout Eastern Ukraine as well as in Odessa in southern Ukraine, the legitimacy of the interim neo-Nazi government in Kiev has been questioned. Municipal and local levels citizens' committees are challenging the authority of Kiev appointed officials.
In the port city of Odessa on the Black Sea, a protest movement demanding a referendum has unfolded. . . Protesters, on behalf of Kharkov's assembly, asked Putin to "guarantee their rights and freedoms" and pass to the United Nations their demands regarding a referendum on the federalization, which they plan for April 27 . . . In Donetsk, pro-Russian protesters questioned the legitimacy of the interim coalition government . . . Similar rallies were held in Dnepropetrovsk and Lugansk. In Lugansk the campaign focused on a 'people's referendum' directed against the Kiev interim government . . .
Full story: globalresearch.ca
Comment: Crimean authorities showed how real democracy works. They shamed America's sham process. The recent protests in Ukraine have the stench of a foreign-orchestrated attempt to destabilize the government of Viktor Yanukovych after he walked away from signing an EU Association Agreement that would have driven a deep wedge between Russia and Ukraine globalresearch.ca. Information, Disinformation and the Credibility Crisis. Where is the Truth in Today's News Reporting? . . . RT News.
The German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel (Daily Mirror) launched an online survey on March 6th, asking its readers in faulty German of how the West should react with regard to Russia's incursions into Ukraine. What follows were the different answers from which the readers could choose . . . seventy eight percent believed that Western hacks like Kerry or Merkel were mere hypocrites and that Russia defended indeed legitimate interests . . . theoccidentalobserver.net. Jewish criminals in Ukraine's coup funded by Jew-controlled US, EU, Britain, Holland, Sweden, neocons, Western NGOs and financial institutions theoccidentalobserver.net.
Attack on Iran Still on Pentagon's Drawing Board. Israel Prepares to Launch "First Strike"
March 20, 2014 Under the title "Netanyahu orders IDF to prepare for possible strike on Iran during 2014" Haaretz confirms that a war on Iran is still contemplated and that Israel is actively preparing to launch a first strike . . . While Israel is part of a military alliance, it cannot wage a war on Iran on its own. This is something which is known and recognized by military analysts.
An attack on Iran is part of a coordinated operation led by the Pentagon, which has been envisaged since the mid-1990s as part of a strategic "sequencing" of theater operations. . . US Central Command (USCENTCOM) had formulated "in war theater plans" to invade first Iraq and then Iran. Israel is integrated into the "war plan for major combat operations" against Iran first formulated in 2006 . . . In the context of large scale military operations, an uncoordinated unilateral military action by one coalition partner, namely Israel, is from a military and strategic point almost an impossibility. Israel is a de facto member of NATO. Any action by Israel would require a "green light" from Washington.
An attack by Israel (approved by US-NATO) could, however, be used as "the trigger mechanism" which would unleash an all out war against Iran, as well as retaliation by Iran directed against Israel. . . presented to public opinion as a unilateral decision by Tel Aviv. It could then be used by Washington to justify, in the eyes of World opinion, a broader military intervention of the US and NATO (on humanitarian grounds) with a view to "defending Israel," rather than attacking Iran. Under existing military cooperation agreements, both the US and NATO would be "obligated" to "defend Israel" against Iran.
Netanyahu is a US puppet . . . implement "regime change" in Tel Aviv. Full story: globalresearch.ca
Neocons' Project for New American Century: "American World Leadership" Syria next to Pay the Price?
September 20, 2012 The Project for the New American Century (PNAC) was intended to be the modern "Protocols", the guiding tactical manual for maneuvering the US Military into operations in the Middle East, where they would become the strong-arm for operations in support and the defense of the Israeli'swhose historically Talmudic-inspired goal of a Greater Israel, could not be achieved without justification for American involvement in the Middle East. Those who participated and conducted this study, were mainly dual-nationality American Jews who were then appointed into senior positions in the Bush Administration and or in Washington Think Tanks into which these Neocons rotated, in and out of Government as well.
Several important conclusions emerged from this 1998 Study. One, the next President would have to be "malleable", almost immature, and that a "stimulus" was a necessary adjunct to their plans, something similar to Pearl Harbor; an event significant enough to motivate the American public into willingly get involved in the Middle East. Somehow, they got what they wanted, as events of 9/11 were used to drain American power into that vast sump of the Middle East, while cleverly using Oil as the prime motivator—even though America has far more proven oil reserves than the entire Middle Eastbut, kept secret from the public. And it is still going on! Another important issue relates to the weakening of America, mainly through "debt", the main "tool" used by the international banking community. Wars were and are the best method in bringing America's financial condition down sufficient so as to blend it into subordination to Globalism; the well-disguised, but top priority of those Neocon action officers!
Unwittingly, General Wesley Clark reported early on, when visiting the Pentagon, that a plan for increased military operations in the Middle East was planned, included taking over at least 5 Arab nations and others that could be related to the goals of the Israeli's. Even the Ukraine was fitted into the Neocon's plans, as its inherent nationality and language divisiveness was useful in instigating a revolt against Russia and Putin; a Demon in the eyes of most Neocons and their kinsmenas Putin had removed many of their Bolshevik predecessors from power and jailed some. Now they seem to go about, moaning, "Who Lost Russia"? Thus, Putin has become the international Media target for vitriol and vengeance, so characteristic of the Neocons, et.al.
But the PNAC study is but one part of the overall program that seeks to reduce America from its once Christian-based and sourced, status, its years of success; of its rise to power over the last 200 years. The planned, steady reduction of manufacturing and jobs as well as wars, being used to downgrade the nation. The other, predecessor studies, the principle set of instructions and guidelines for achieving a One World structure, stems from those earlier documents: the Protocols, the Communist and the Humanist Manifesto's: manuals prepared as the avenues down which would ride the main goal of the Babylonian Talmud of Judaismthat being, a One World organization under the aegis of the Jewstheir basic religious theme.
Today, their success in achieving their goal has reached levels of support from duped Fundamental Christian Zionists, those who consider the alien Usurpers now occupying Palestine as justifiable and historically propernot understanding or following the Word and its guidance in this regard—blinded and duped by the cleverness of the tactics and antics of those who have misled them. So, consider this: the PNAC study is but another of those "Tactical Manuals" that are intended to further advance that primary goals of the Talmud of Judaism! Full story: globalresearch.ca
An alternate Look at WW1 & WW2
Converted Jew Benjamin Freedman speaks out on the Khazar Empire's Balfour Declaration. "Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you" (Malachi 1:1-5; Revelation 2:9-10; 3:9). Full story: youtube.com
Authentic Jewish Opinion on the Temple Mount [Al-Aqsa]
February 26, 2014 In a response to the recent discussion by the Zionist Israeli Parliament to take over al-Aqsa Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss of Neturei Karta International commented in this web cast on February 26, 2014. "The Jews do not want, in any way, to take that which isn't theirs. And they certainly do not want to contest the rights of the other inhabitants to the places held by them which they regard with honour and consider holy. And in particular there is no foundation to the rumour that the Jews want to acquire the Temple Mount. On the contrary, from the time that, because of our sins, we have been lacking the purity required by the Torah, it is forbidden for any Jew to set foot upon the grounds of the Temple Mount . . ." (Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld, Letter of Truth and Peace 1929). Full story: youtube.com
The Day of the Lord
Last week a Pastor and I discussed "the sun becoming black as sackcloth of [goat's] hair and the [full] moon becoming as blood" at the manifestation of the Sixth Seal, and how this might occur (Revelation 6:12). So in relation to the end of the dispensation of grace, the crucifixion of the Son of God by denominational Christians in the world church system and the resurrection and translation of Christ's Bride of all Ages, it behooves us to study the types, namely the introduction of the dispensation of Law at Mount Sinai after Israel rejected grace, the crucifixion of Messiah Jesus on Mount Calvary, His resurrection and the restoration of grace.
In Exodus 10:21-29, "The Lord told Moses, Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness that may be felt." The Hebrew word 'choshekh' means darkness or obscurity. The secondary natural means God employed in producing it was probably the 'hamsin,' a strong scorching hot southwesterly wind from the desert that darkened the atmosphere with dense masses of fine dust and coarser sand so that the sun ceases to shine, and the sky is covered with a thick veil so the obscuration becomes nocturnal, yet there was light in the houses of the Israelites living in Goshen. The natural background of all ten miracles establishes that Jehovah was the God of Egypt as much as He was the God of Israel and rules "in the midst of the earth." By exhibiting His authority at will through Moses to bring on with unusual intensity then withdraw in answer to prayer at once and completely the familiar Egyptian periodical scourges which their superstition attributed to false gods, Jehovah was proved more effectually to be supreme than had He inflicted some new and strange visitation. Thus the ten plagues were upon Egypt's idols, "against all the gods of Egypt[the River Nile, frogs, flies, oxen, etc]I will execute judgment: I am the Lord" (Exodus 12:12).
In Egypt the hamsin is accustomed to blow before and after the Vernal or Autumnal Equinox which comes on September 22 to 23 as the sun moves south, and generally lasts for two or three days. So this ninth plague was contrary to nature because (according to the rabbis) the plague of darkness ended on Nisan 1 when Moses immediately commanded the Israelites to ready themselves for departure and instructed them how to prepare the first Passover which is calculated from the first full moon after the Spring Equinox. This diagram illustrates the ten plagues and the miracle that filled the Egyptians with gloom because Ra the sun god, their chief god, was overcome by three days of darkness at the Word of the God of Israel that commanded the hamsin six months out of season. Consequently, when the tenth plague slew the firstborn of man and beast "the Egyptians sent them out of the land in haste" on Nisan 15.
[Deuteronomy 4:11 describes what should have been Israel's first Pentecost when God descended upon Mount Sinai "and the Israelites came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire (Heb. 'esh' Supernatural fire of His anger) unto the midst of heaven, with darkness (Heb. 'araphel' dark cloud, gross darkness), clouds (Heb. 'anan' cloudy mass as in the theophany of the Pillar of Cloud that led the children or Israel throughout all their journeys Exodus 40:34-38, and in Zechariah 14:4), and thick darkness (Heb. 'araphel' dark cloud, gross darkness; Hebrews 12:18-19)].
Matthew 27:45, "Now from noon there was darkness (Gk. 'skotos') over all the land [probably Judea and the Near East] until three o'clock." Mark 15:33 says likewise.
Luke 23:44-45, "And it was about noon, and there was a darkness (Gk. 'skotos') over all the land [world] until three o'clock. And the sun was darkened (Gk. 'skotizo' covered with darkness), and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst." The earliest manuscripts say 'tou heliou eklipontos' which means "the sun's light failed".
This darkness cannot have been an eclipse which seldom last more than six minutes. And by Paschal reckoning the moon must then have been at its full phase when the sun could not be eclipsed. And as the glory of the Lord shone around the scene of His birth (Luke 2:9), so a pall of darkness was supernaturally and fitly spread over the dying scene of Jesus "the Light of the world".
If the sun was darkened, and the earth quaked, and the rocks rent in Judea when the God-Man died, is it not reasonable to expect similar portents universally at the close of grace preceding the departure of the Holy Spirit in the resurrection and translation of Christ's Bride of all Ages? And from what Paul explains in the reference, although Satan is cast down at the Seventh Trumpet and Sixth Seal he will be restrained until the Holy Spirit leaves earth in the first resurrection and our translation (II Thessalonians 2:6-8; Matthew 5:14).
Revelation 6:12-14, "When He opened the Sixth Seal I saw a great earthquake (Revelation 8:5; 12:16; 16:18; 18:21); and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair (Isaiah 50:3; 13:10), and the full moon became as blood (Joel 2:10, 31; 3:15; Acts 2:20); and the stars of heaven fell unto the earth as a fig tree casts her untimely figs (Isaiah 34:4; Matthew 24:29; Revelation 12:8-9), being shaken by a great wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll rolled up together (Isaiah 34:4; 54:10) and every mountain and island were moved out of their places".
This earthquake shakes the heavens and the sea, and dry land (Joel 3:15-16; Haggai 2:6-7; Hebrews 12:26-27). The Prophet said, "What is left? Nothing except Hebrews 12:26. "Whose voice then shook the earth: but now He has promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven." Once more God will shake the earth and with it shake everything loose that can be shaken. Then He will renovate it. Just last March 27, 1964, that Good Friday earthquake of [Anchorage], Alaska shook the whole world though it did not unbalance it. But God was warning by a world tremor what He will soon do on a greater scale. He is going to blast and rock this sin-cursed world, my brother, my sister, and there is only one place that can stand that shock, and that is in the fold of the Lord Jesus. And I would beseech you while God's mercy is still available to you, that you give your whole life, unreservedly to Jesus Christ, who as the faithful Shepherd will save you and care for you and present you faultless in glory with exceeding great joy" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 323).
Paul wrote, "Without charity I am nothing" by which he meant the baptism with the Holy Spirit or new birth, the "kingdom cannot be moved" (I Corinthians 13; Hebrews 12:28; Luke 17:21). Brother Branham said, "I told them [on March 24, 1964] how many days it would be. How it would be where this great earthquake would happen in Alaska and that would be the beginning of "the sign of time," and what would take place. And just word by word what It said. It's never failed one time. You've never seen It fail. And It can't fail, because It's God's Word, and heavens and earth will pass away, but It can't fail. That's right (Invisible Union of the Bride of Christ, p. 43; The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 558:1; Matthew 24:36).
The "sign of time" will be the Seventh Trumpet one Good Friday very soon when the close of the Gentile dispensation ends grace for all but 144,000 elect Israelites. The Day of the Lord will supersede man's day and those who have rejected the Prophet's Message will perish. As there was a great earthquake three days after the Lord forewarned Brother Branham, a great earthquake will sink Los Angeles signifying the resurrection will commence after three days as in Matthew 27:50-53. Filmed by seamen aboard ship this movie shows the sea recede and a chasm open in the harbour bottom where their ship rests and a fifty foot tidal wave sweeps into Valdez; this movie shows the devastation and illustrates the power of the earthquake and tidal wave.
Brother Branham said, "Since that earthquake, there is a two or three-inch crack that come in the earth, starting in Alaska, goes around through the Aleutian Islands, comes out about a hundred and fifty or two hundred miles in the sea, comes back up at San Diego; takes in California, or Los Angeles, and comes out again just below the northern part of California there, a little place called San Jose, just below there." He is telling us that the sinking of Los Angeles will mark the end of the Gentile dispensation at the end of the "sign of time".
"But just as I surely was standing there under that Inspiration, put judgment on that west coast, and then followed it right up here with the sinking of Los Angeles; she's gone! That's right. It will happen. When? I don't know. . . I preached . . . that the ocean shall weep its way into the desert. That was thirty years ago [in 1935]."
"And, of course, the Salton Sea is about two hundred feet below sea level, and if that big churning, that earth swallowing in like that, with hundreds of square miles, hundreds and hundreds of square miles sinking into the earth, that'll throw a tidal wave plumb to Arizona. Sure, it would."
"Oh, we're at the end time, glorious hour, the appearing of the Lord Jesus. He said, "There shall be earthquakes in diverse places, perplexed of time, distress between nations, men's hearts failing in fear." Said, "When these things begin to happen, raise up your head, your redemption's drawing nigh." Oh, my" (Ashamed, p. 9:53, 58, 60-62; Luke 21:25-28).
Isaiah 13:9-10, "Behold, the Day of the Lord is here, cruel—unsparingly just without mercy—with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the whole earth a desolation and to destroy the sinners out of it. The stars of heaven and their constellations shall not give their light [because] the sun will be darkened in its rising, and [therefore] the moon shall not shed its light.
Here the Hebrew word 'chashack' means to be darkened or grow dim. When the sun is darkened and rising without rays, the moon and stars have no light to reflect and so lose their shining, then both day and night are robbed of their lights. At the time of the dispensation change there will be a mysterious darkening of the sun as at Calvary, and also an eclipse of the moon in line with the sun but behind the earth. So the blood moon determined by astronomers for Nisan 14, 2015 will not be coloured by red light bent through earth's atmosphere reaching an otherwise darkened moon but as Brother Branham explained: "earthquakes in divers places; the moon is spurting out red blood, or red volcanic all over it, covering it, as Jesus said watch for that sign in the last days" (The Presence of God Unrecognized, p. 16:113). As Isaiah 13:13 foretold, "The heavens, therefore, shall tremble and earth will quake out of its place, in the indignation of the Lord of hosts in the day of His fierce anger".
Brother Branham said, "How about the Alaskan earthquake? Watch Hollywood fall into the sea. Uh-huh. Watch and see if it doesn't. He's never told me anything wrong yet; it'll do it. See? And just watch and see if we're not living in the closing hours of history. No man knows what hour He's coming. But I know one thing: I believe, in my present condition, if I'm in my right mind, and if I wasn't a Christian, I'd sure want to be a real Bible Christian, not a denominational. Don't rely upon 'cause you've shouted. We heard that this morning, proved it by the Word of God; it's altogether out of the will of God, didn't do a thing but cause death. Don't be in the stalk; be in the Life. See? Have faith in God" (I have Heard but now I See, p. 37:210).
"Then, here come out a paper of science, said, "It's all honeycombed; it's got to go under." They just know it. And you watch, the water will come plumb back into the Salton Sea. Los Angeles is doomed for judgment. I tell you before it happened, that you might know when it does happen. I never spoke that by myself. And I've never had Him to tell me one thing but what happened. And you can bear record of that. That's right. When? I don't know" (Works is Faith Expressed, p. 8:63; Revelation 18:21-23).
In Newsletter 245 we reported a television interview with the captain of a Russian submarine who said he had taken his vessel many miles inland beneath the city of Los Angeles, and that the whole of the coastline was hollow and supported only on pillars of rock that rise from the ocean floor. And in Newsletter 816 we reported how US nuclear submarines had explored some of these tunnels, which are accessible just off the continental shelf, and had followed them inland for several hundred miles.
Addressing the International Convention of the Full Gospel Businessmen in Los Angeles in April, 1965, Brother Branham prophesied the earthquake that will mark the close of the Gentile dispensation. Later he asked his son, Billy Paul Branham, "Where are you standing?"
"In front of the May Company, downtown Los Angeles," replied Billy.
At this Brother Branham made a prophetic statement "Billy," he said, "I may not be here, but you won't be an old man until sharks will swim right where you are standing" (Pearry Green, The Acts of the Prophet, p. 119).
Billy Paul Branham was born on September 13, 1935 [the year in which the Lord gave him the prophecy concerning Los Angeles (Trying to do God a Service without it being the Will of God, p. 6:23)]. This conversation indicates that he will be living at the time of the earthquake; he is 79 as I speak so he must soon be "an old man" as a lifespan is 70-years.
Isaiah 24:19-21, "The earth is utterly broken, the earth is rent asunder, the earth is violently shaken. The earth reels and rocks like a drunkard, and shakes like a shanty; its transgression lies heavily upon it; and it falls and will not rise again. On that day the Lord will punish the host of heaven in heaven, and the kings of the earth on earth" (Revelation 16:18-19).
At the end of the Gentile dispensation the Sixth Seal, Seventh Trumpet and Seventh Vial will produce an earthquake of a magnitude unprecedented since man was on earth, sinking Los Angeles and a 1,500 x 300 - 400 mile segment of earth's crust beneath the Pacific, sending tidal waves around the world, igniting the Pacific Ring of Fire, cleaving the Mount of Olives, and throwing earth off its axis as Satan is cast down to earth.
The displacement of such a large land mass will unbalance the earth causing it to stagger like a drunkard. Earth's crust will be displaced over its molten core and lateral tensions will cause "the mountains to quake . . . and the hills to dissolve" (Isaiah 24:20; Ezekiel 38:20; Micah 1:4; Nahum 1:5; Revelation 6:14; #16:3R Uncertain Sound, p. 36:255-258).
This violent convulsion of nature explains how "the sun will be darkened in its rising" and the illusion of "the stars falling to earth as a fig tree casts her untimely figs when shaken of a mighty wind, as the sky vanishes like a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island is moved from its place" (Isaiah 34:4; 51:6; Matthew 24:29; Revelation 6:12-14). This experience will cause men's hearts to fail from the present dread and in apprehension of events soon to take place on earth with "the image of the beast," the belligerent United States of America provoking nuclear war against peaceful Russia. Luke 21:25-28 was drawn from Isaiah 13:6-10 and the language of Isaiah 13:9-13 can only primarily and partially apply to Babylon; fully and exhaustively the judgments hereafter will come on the whole earth.
Joel 2:1-2, "Blow the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in the mountain of My holiness: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord comes, it is nigh at hand; a day of darkness (Heb. 'choshekh' darkness, obscurity) and of gloominess (Heb. 'aphelah' darkness, gloominess, calamity), a day of clouds (Heb. 'anan' cloudy mass as the theophany of the Pillar of Cloud Zechariah 14:4) and of thick darkness (Heb. 'araphel' dark cloud, gross darkness), as the [gray of] morning dawn (Isaiah 13:10) spreads upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there has never been the like (Exodus 10:15, 22; Deuteronomy 4:11), neither shall there be any more after it, [even] to the years of many generations."
Joel 2:10, "The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark (Heb. 'qadar' to darken, grow dark, to cause to mourn), and the stars shall withdraw their shining".
Joel 2:30-32, "I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, (Heb. 'chosheck' darkness, obscurity) and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible Day of the Lord come [hence these signs at the close of the Gentile dispensation are to alert Israel that the Day of the Lord and Daniel's Seventieth Week have come]. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the Name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance [as in Goshen], as the Lord has said, and in the [144,000 elect] remnant [of Israelites] whom the Lord shall call [in His invitation of grace]."
Joel 3:1-15-21, "The sun and the moon shall be darkened (Heb. 'qadar' to darken, grow dark, to cause to mourn), and the stars shall withdraw their shining (Heb. 'nogahh' means brightness)" (Joel 2:10, 31).
As the day of man has extended six thousand years the "Day of the Lord" is not a period of twenty-four hours like Saturday and Sunday. It will begin when the Gentile dispensation ends and Satan is cast down to earth; then the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdom of our God (Zechariah 14:5-9; Revelation 11:15; 12:10).
Zephaniah 1:14-15, "The great Day of the Lord is near, it is near, and coming quickly; the voice of the Day of the Lord is bitter: the mighty man shall cry aloud there. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of distress and desolation, a day of darkness (Heb. 'choshekh' darkness, obscurity) and gloom (Heb. 'aphelah' darkness, gloom, calamity), a day of clouds (Heb. 'anan' cloudy mass as the theophany of the Pillar of Cloud Zechariah 14:4) and thick darkness (Heb. 'araphel' dark cloud, gross darkness; as in Joel 2:2, 10, 31; Amos 5:18-20; Deuteronomy 4:11).
Zechariah 14:4 describes an earthquake that will cleave the Mount of Olives as a great earthquake sinks Los Angeles on the other side of the planet and the Pillar of Cloud displays above the mount signifying Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming to Israel (Joel 2:30; Acts 2:19). Brother Branham said, "Another earthquake splitting open the earth! If you want to follow out a Scripture here, notice in this 5th verse, it applies that the cleaving of the Mount of Olives is due to an earthquake, and this is confirmed by Isaiah [24:18-23]; 29:6 and Revelation 16:18-19; [12:16]. Exactly! What is it? The same prophet told of His first coming, seen His second Coming! Notice, "As in the days of the earthquake." See what the earthquakes are doing, see the predictions of them?"
". . . and the Lord your God shall come, and all of His saints with thee" [(I Thessalonians 4:14; Joel 2:32)].
"And it shall come to pass in that day, (Hallelujah) in that day, that the Light shall not be clear, or dark: but it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that in the evening time it shall be Light. (O God!) . . . After all the denominations has played out, they didn't have any Light to begin with, there'll be a day that can't be called day or night" (What is the Attraction on the Mountain, p. 15:97, 110; Daniel 54:47).
"It shall be Light about the evening time," same prophet. And the people is blind [Revelation 3:17-18)! What's the attraction? Let's read a couple more verses:
"And it shall be in that day, that the living waters shall go forth from Jerusalem; half of them towards the former [or Dead] sea [the former rain to Israelites], and half . . . towards the hinder [or Mediterranean] sea [the latter rain to Christ's end-time Bride]: in the summer and . . . winter shall it be. (The Gospel going forth both Jew and Gentile). And the Lord shall be king over . . . the earth: in that day and there shall be one Lord, and His Name alone recognized by all in unanimity as the One Lord God and Saviour" (ibid 16:98).
Note the two jubilees, Pentecost for Christ's Bride and the Atonement for Israel. Note also the compound revelation of Light to us Gentiles by the former (or teaching) rain of Brother Branham's Message followed by our latter (or harvest) rain for the manifestation of the Sons of God and our translation, and Israel's former (or teaching) rain under the ministry of the two Hebrew prophets.
What is the attraction on the mountain? It will be the Mount Zion RaptureChrist and His Bride of all Ages will be represented in the theophonic Cloud over the Mount of Olives as we were represented in the Cloud over Sunset Mountain. When, after the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week they recognize the significance of its significance and Christ's parousia they will also recognize His Bride. This will call "the Mount Zion showdown" between the original Life of the original Seed and denominational speculation and creeds in the manifestation of the Sons of God for the translation (John 14:11-14). The Mount Zion showdown will vindicate the attraction on Mount Sunset on March 8, 1963 when Christ opened the Seven Seals and instructed His Prophet to return to Jeffersonville where their mystery would be revealed. Following the type in Matthew 28:1-2"In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward [Sunday] the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the sepulchre. And there was a great earthquake: for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it"it may be that the earthquake that cleaves the Mount of Olives will occur on the third day after the earthquake that sinks Los Angeles, that is, on Sunday.
If you know your place in Christ you will know that Satan's accusations are finished because unlike the Church Age saints, His end-time Bride and the 144,000 Israelites were fully redeemed in Him on Calvary and do not mediation for ignorance as we are predestinated to receive the fullness of the Word. And Christ has not been a mediator since He claimed the Book of Redemption, opened the unwritten Seventh Seal and revealed the mysteries of the voices of the seven thunders which is the revelation of the Six written Seals to His end-time Bride through the Message of William Branham. Furthermore, "There is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus and walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit" (Romans 8:1). Satan will accuse and bring you under condemnation if you listen to him, but if you are in Christ Satan is a bluff. "Jesus comes from heaven with ten thousands times ten thousands of His saints, and the Bible said that the heavens was empty for the space of a half hour. Where is this big fellow, God then? Uh-huh. See, He's in Christ" [and Christ is in you; "at that day [when you are born-again] you shall know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you" (Sardis Church Age, p. 348:95; I Thessalonians 3:13; 4:14-16a; Jude 14-15; Revelation 8:1; 10:1-4; John 14:20). That silence commenced on March 8, 1963 when Christ broke the Seals, descended on Sunset Mountain and met Brother Branham with the little Book open in His right hand (Revelation 10:1-4).
As the life is in the Blood, we are the Blood of Christ by the baptism with the Holy Ghost, making this earth a mercy seat from the close of the Laodicean Church Age in 1963 effectively preventing Satan from incarnating and revealing himself in "that man of sin, the son of perdition" until after the translation (Leviticus 17:11; Romans 8:11; 9:6-8; Galatians 3:27-29). Brother Branham said, "When the Church goes up, Satan is cast out." II Thessalonians 2:6-9, "Then shall that Wicked [one] be revealed [incarnate in the Pope of Rome]. . . Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders." I expect this will take place about fifty days after the end of the Gentile dispensation as the Holy Spirit descended upon the Church "when the day of Pentecost was fully come" (Acts 2:1), say ten days after the resurrection of the Church Age saints, the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation of Christ's end-time Bride (Revelation 12:7-13; The Revelation of the Seven Seals, p. 170:1-2; 176:2; 203:2; 204:4 205:4; 305:2).
The end of our dispensation will be marked by the sinking of Los Angeles; the cleaving of the Mount of Olives will demolish the Dome of the Rock and the tribulation will turn upon Israel, Rome's enemy. In God's purpose the Russian-allied Muslim invasion will be directed against Israel's occupier and sworn enemy Esau (Genesis 27:39-41; Isaiah 34:1-8), and Israel will be completely and utterly defeated, their women raped and their stolen treasures looted (Isaiah 13:14-16; 34:1-8; 63:1-6; Daniel 11:39; Zechariah 14:2; Revelation 16:19). There will be a mass exodus of non-Semitic Edomite and Khazar self-styled Jews, brainwashed by their own propaganda regarding the holocaust hoax. Revelation 12:13-15 concerns genuine Israelites of the blood of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who hitherto have not returned to the Land of the Covenant "for fear of the Jews." Then most unwelcome in the Muslim nations in which they have lived for 2,500 years their immigration will commence upon Israel's defeat (Genesis 27:39-40; Malachi 1:1-5).
Many will "flee [into Jordan] through the valley of My mountains" created by the cleaving of the Mount as Christians once escaped around the mountain to Pella (Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:15-21). The place of our Lord's departure at His ascension will thus be the place of His returnnot the glorified Man but his unrecognized theophany as the Pillar of Cloud (Joel 2:30; Matthew 24:3c, 30; Acts 1:11; Revelation 7:2-3).
Zechariah 14:6-9 continues this compound prophecy, describing the spirit of Laodicea upon all peoples in their attitude toward the Lord after the Church Ages and Christ's mediation are fulfilled: "lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot . . . not clear nor dark, not day nor night." And it alludes to the revelation in the heart of "we who are alive and remain," of an election of Israelites yet to return to the land of the Covenant.
"Then it shall come to pass that the Light of God's Word will not be clear or dark: but [a Babel of confused opinion]. This unique period will be known to the Lord [and to those who are constantly in the Word to know "the present Truth—what Jesus is doing now." Daniel said "the wise will understand and know their God, but none of the wicked will understand" (Romans 11:25; Revelation 3:17-20)]: but it will come to pass, that at evening time there will be Light." In the evening time, faith, or a clear understanding by Brother Branham's THUS SAITH THE LORD has unveiled the mysteries of the Seven Thunders of Revelation 10:1-4 which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals. These Divinely revealed mystery-truths will literally turn the heart of the children to the faith of their apostolic fathers (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; I Corinthians 13:10; Revelation 10:7), and following our translation the ministry of two Hebrew prophets will reveal the Light to the remnant of elect Israelites. With Satan cast down to Earth the stars or denominational ministers will not shine any Light, and the Moon or church will be as blood (Revelation 13:15-18).
Isaiah 13:10, Joel 2:30 3:1, Matthew 24:29, Acts 2:16-21 and Revelation 6:12-14 identify Zechariah 14:4-5 with the opening of the Sixth Seal and the start of the first resurrection at the close of our dispensation (Daniel 12:1; Mark 8:38; I Thessalonians 4:14; Jude 14). Jeremiah 4:23 describes the twelve tribes returning to the land of the Covenant occupied by their Gentile and Serpent's seed impersonators (Jeremiah 30:3-8). "And it shall be in that day, that Living Waters [of the Gospel] shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former or Dead Sea [the former rain to Israel], and half of them toward the hinder or Mediterranean sea [the latter rain to "we who are alive and remain]: in summer and in winter shall it be".
Revelation 7:2 (Ezekiel 43:2; Zechariah 14:3-4; Acts 1:11) show Messiah Jesus returning to seal these elect Israelites with the blessing of Abraham: "And I saw another Angel ascending from the east, having the Seal of the living God: and He cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to smite the Earth and the sea [with the curse of Malachi 4:6 under which the United States, Vatican City State, and all living will be annihilated]".
It is important that we recognize that these Scriptures concerning the Sixth Seal will not be fulfilled in one day because the Lord has allocated a week of years in which He will fulfill the outstanding prophecies of Gabriel's instructions to Daniel concerning his "people and his holy city." Now returning to my discussion with the pastor concerning what will cause "the sun to become black as sackcloth of hair," I expect you will have noted Isaiah 13:13: "earth will move out of its place" (Revelation 6:12-17; Hebrews 12:25-16). nl827.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.