Bible Believers' Newsletter 837
"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
We have two main articles this week. "The 'Squeeze' is coming upon the Bride" describes the work of the 'hidden hand' and elements within the circle of this Message to bring the 'squeeze' to you and me. Now you must study the links to this article because the enemy of God and man has invested a great deal of effort and money to condemn, ridicule and refute the Prophet and God's Message. Your responsibility to yourself and your duty to God demand that "make your calling and election sure" so that you know that you know that you know that your rest on a clear understanding of God's written Word, not on Brother Branham, your pastor, me or any other man. You can be technically correct yet without faith you will be rejected. Your only opportunity is in this life. Do not waste time but secure the prize of eternal Life.
"The Key of the House of David" is a study on the first resurrection, general resurrection, the millennium, and the White Throne Judgment. This too deserves prayer and careful attention. There are also some important news items and some excellent videos.
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Who needs the United States? Not Russia and China
May 21, 2014 Russia and China have just signed what is being called "the gas deal of the century", and the two countries are discussing moving away from the US dollar and using their own currencies to trade with one another. This has huge implications for the future of the US economy, but the mainstream media in the United States is being strangely quiet about all of this . . . Is it any wonder why the mainstream media is dying? If a particular story does not fit their agenda, they will simply ignore it. But the truth is that this new agreement between Russia and China is huge. It could end up fundamentally changing the global financial system, and not in a way that would be beneficial for the United States.
Russia and China had been negotiating this natural gas deal for ten years, and now it is finally done. Russia is the largest exporter of natural gas on the entire planet, and China is poised to become the world's largest economy in just a few years. This new $400 billion agreement means that these two superpowers could potentially enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship for the next 30 years . . . The divide between the East and the West is growing. But the Obama administration has not figured out that we need the East more than they need us.
Right now, the number one US export is US dollars. Our massively inflated standard of living is very heavily dependent on the rest of the world using our currency to trade with one another and lending it to us at super low interest rates. If the rest of the world quits playing our game, our debt-based financial system will quickly fall apart.
Full story: theeconomiccollapseblog.com
Cracking the "Conspiracy Theories'" Psycholinguistic Code: the Witch Hunt against Independent Research and Analysis
May 21, 2014 A new crusade appears to be underway to target independent research and analysis available via alternative news media. This March saw the release of "cognitive infiltration" advocate Cass Sunstein's new book, Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas. In April, the confirmed federal intelligence-gathering arm, Southern Poverty Law Center, released a new report, "Agenda 21: The UN, Sustainability, and Right Wing Conspiracy Theory." Most recently, Newsweek magazine carried a cover story, titled, "The Plots to Destroy America: Conspiracy Theories Are a Clear and Present Danger."
As its discourse suggests, this propaganda campaign is using the now familiar "conspiracy theory" label, as outlined in Central Intelligence Agency Document 1035-960, the 1967 memo laying out a strategy for CIA "media assets" to counter criticism of the Warren Commission and attack independent investigators of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. At that time the targets included attorney Mark Lane and New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, who were routinely defamed and lampooned in major US news outlets.
Declassified government documents have proven Lane and Garrison's allegations of CIA-involvement in the assassination largely accurate. Nevertheless, the prospect of being subject to the conspiracy theorist smear remains a potent weapon for intimidating authors, journalists, and scholars from interrogating complex events, policies, and other potentially controversial subject matter.
As the title of Newsweek's feature story indicates, a primary element of contemporary propaganda campaigns using the conspiracy theory/ist label is to suggest that citizens' distrust of government imperatives and activities tends toward violent action. The "conspiracy theorist" term is intentionally conflated with "conspiracist," thus linking the two in the mass mind. Images of Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh, and Osama bin Laden are subtly invoked when the magic terms are referenced. In reality, it is typically Western governments using their police or military who prove the foremost purveyors of violence and the threat of violence—both domestically and abroad.
In his Newsweek article, author and journalist Kurt Eichenwald selectively employs the assertions of the SPLC, Sunstein, and a handful of social scientists to postulate in Orwellian fashion that independent research and analysis of the United Nations' Agenda 21, the anti-educational thrust of "Common Core," the dangers of vaccine injury and water fluoridation, and September 11all important policies and issues worthy of serious study and concernare a "contagion" to the body politic.
In a functioning public, honest academics and journalists would uninhibitedly delve into these and similar problems–GMOs, state-sponsored terrorism, the dangers of non-ionizing radiationparticularly since such phenomena pose grave threats to both popular sovereignty and self determination. Such intellectuals would then provide important findings to foster vigorous public debate. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Too Classified to Publish: Bush Nuclear Piracy Exposed
May 20, 2014 We have a very solid confirmation on this. Back during the 1980s, Israel showed her inventory of Davy Crockett tactical nuclear warheads to one of our editors, who at the time was a senior NATO intelligence official. These early "micro-nukes" were taken out of US inventory in 1978 and "disappeared" . . . According to a retired FXX agent specializing in Israeli counter intel: The type of nuclear devices used on 9/11 were a modified version of the W-54 nuclear artillery shells that were covertly provided to the Israelis between 1988 and 1998 from US surplus stockpiles illegally exported during the Bush/Clinton era.
Chemical analysis done by DOE Sandi was able to identify the chemical/radiation footprint or fingerprint of the warheads based on samples taken after 911 of the fallout at ground zero. (Editor's note: Nuclear weapon use at ground zero is confirmed from multiple sources)
All plutonium based warheads have a chemical fingerprint that can identify the type of design and where the PU was made and how old it is. This was the 9/11 blackmail on Bush 1 and 2, the illegal transfer of surplus US nuclear weapons to the Israelis and why the continued cover up, along with the stolen gold and stock fraud that was going on Wall Street etc. According to file ENW57.pdf on page 66. (Editor's note: Document received and confirmed)
Only a 2 kiloton device was needed to drop the buildings. A 2 kiloton device will produce a fireball of apx 150 to 200 feet in diameter at over 4,000 degrees Centigrade. Just large enough to melt the I beams of the central core of the building and drop them in place. The light flash would last less than 1 second and primarily be in the UV light range. Overpressure would only be at 60PSI max and directed upwards with the blast. See underground effect.
Fallout would be minimal and located to within ground zero range only. Radiation would drop to acceptable levels within 72 hrs. after the blast. Most fall out was trapped in the cement dust thus causing all of the recent cancer deaths that we are now seeing in NYC amongst first responders. (Editor's note: Consistent with site data) . . .
Full story: veteranstoday.com Russia Today declares 9/11 was an Inside Job
Comment: Excellent film on 9/11: From Science to Space to Death Metal. The Jews also did Fukushima Sabotage with HAARP and Stuxnet Computer Virus which was made in Dimona Israel. Clinically insane Jewish US President Obama's Plan for World War III
The Globalization of Special Forces
May 20, 2014 Special Forces have been designed to use military means to conduct unconventional warfare operations, mainly to cause riots and murder political opponents. Washington secretly used them in 78 countries, while denying the very existence of their missions, although their budget exceeds 10 billion dollars annually. The globalization of these forces should enable it to expand its invisible dictatorship . . . Special forces available to the Africa Command (AFRICOM) operate in Nigeria and many other African countries . . . special forces were deployed in Jordan and Turkey to train and lead armed groups for the "secret war" in Syria (as had been done in Libya).
Special Forces are increasingly used in Eastern Europe. Especially to train the neo-Nazis used during the coup in Kiev, as confirmed by photographic documentation that shows Ukrainian neo-Nazis from Uno-Unso trained in Estonia starting in 2006 . . . war will disappear more and more in the eyes of public opinion . . . So it is with the campaign by the White House for the release of abducted young Nigerian girls; while in Yemen, controlled by US special forces, thousands of girl children and young girls from Africa are reduced each year to the state of sex slaves for wealthy Yemenis and Saudis, allies of Washington. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca Boko Haram
Chaos in Libya: How the US-NATO War Destabilized North Africa and Now Threatens Europe
May 17, 2014 "Libya could be a base for Al-Qaeda for any operation to Italy, to Britain, to France, to Spain, to Morocco, to everywhere. Weapons are everywhere, ammunition is everywhere." What would happen if a terrorist attack did occur on European territory, especially when its economy is in decline? With austerity measures imposed on millions of working class people all across Europe, a terrorist attack by al-Qaeda or its affiliates would allow European governments to clamp down on anti-austerity protests in the name of fighting terror. It would be a convenient excuse to do so. Let's hope it does not go that far . . .
If the Libyan government were to lose control of the oilfields, it would disrupt the EU's oil supply and raise prices at the pump. The US and EU's decision to remove Muammar Gaddafi has created a terrorist haven in North Africa. However, Brussels is under Washington's orders, so NATO forces invaded Libya and imposed a new government even though European bureaucrats knew about the political and economic consequences it might have in the future . . . Now . . . former rebels and various terrorist groups from Syria and Iraq enter Libya . . . a dangerous scenario as terrorist organizations expand their operations to other areas of Africa and even possibly Europe.
Brussels obviously knew that there would be consequences of a "humanitarian intervention" in Libya when they collaborated with Washington. They knew how Europe would be affected in the foreseeable future, it was predictable. But they saw political and economic opportunities by removing Gaddafi from power. . . US and its European partners were also concerned with Gaddafi's plan to launch the gold dinar as a single African currency, a clear threat against the dollar and euro hegemony on the African continent . . . the people on both sides of the Mediterranean Sea will suffer at the expense of Western Imperialism and their reckless foreign policies. . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Most Ukrainians are against Western Orientation
April 18, 2014 Press TV has conducted an interview with James Jatras, a former US Senate foreign policy analyst from Washington DC, to shed more light on the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine and its bearing on US-Russian relations with an approximate transcription of the interview. . . Full story: presstv.com
Comment: Ukraine is Khazaria.
Pope Francis' visit to the Holy Land: Pontiff's planned visit to grave of Zionism's founder branded ‘nauseating' by Palestinians
May 20, 2014 Pope Francis will navigate a diplomatic minefield when he starts a two-day visit to the Holy Land on Sunday. He has already been criticised by Palestinians and Israelis for some of his travel choices. Today, Palestinian activists were scathing about the Pope's plans to make the first visit by a pontiff to the tomb of Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism . . . "Laying a wreath on the grave of the founder of Zionism, a patently racist ideology that has served to enable and justify the ethnic cleansing of most of the indigenous people of Palestine, is a nauseating, offensive act of complicity that Palestinian civil society cannot but condemn," Mr. Barghouti wrote in an emailed statement. He added that the gesture would "serve to whitewash Israel's occupation and apartheid". . . Full story: independent.co.uk
Pope Francis goes Public with support of RFID Chip Implantation
May 18, 2014 During the Pontiff's weekly general address, he spoke to the crowd about his view on the RFID technology, and assured his many followers that no spiritual harm can come from receiving an RFID implant.
"We have examined the scriptures thoroughly, and I can conclusively say that there's nothing to indicate that RFID Chips are Satanic in anyway. If anything, these devices are a blessing from God himself, bestowed upon humanity to solve many of the world's ills."
He went onto urge his devotees to be open-minded in this era where brilliant new technological advancements are being made every day. The Bishop of Rome explained to those in attendance his excitement over making RFID implantation a mandatory procedure for all employees and residents of the Vatican. . . Full story: nationalreport.net
Comment: The mark of the beast today is not an RFID chip but Rome's trinity doctrine as it has been since the First Nicene Council in AD325.
Era of Chimeras: Scientists fearlessly create Bizarre Human/Animal Hybrids
May 19, 2014 Scientists are creating cow/human hybrids, pig/human hybrids and even mouse/human hybrids . . . every single day in labs all over the western world, but most people have never even heard about it. So would you drink milk from a cow/human hybrid that produces milk that is almost identical to human breast milk? And how would you interact with a mouse that has a brain that is almost entirely human? These are the kinds of questions that we will have to start to address as a society as scientists create increasingly bizarre human/animal hybrids. Thanks to dramatic advances in genetic technology, we have gotten to the point where it is literally possible for college students to create new hybrid life forms in their basements. . . Full story: endoftheamericandream.com
The 'Squeeze' is coming upon the Bride
I John 2:18-19, "Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us".
Brother Branham said, "Notice the very day when this messenger, not when he starts on, but when he begins to declare his Message. See? The First Pull, healing; Second Pull, prophesying; Third Pull, the opening of the Word, the mysteries revealed. There's no more higher order to reveal the Word than prophets. But the only way the prophet can be a-vindicated is by the Word. And remember the Third Pull was the opening of them Seven Seals to reveal the hidden Truth that's been sealed in the Word. Do you see it? It is then, in that day when this thing is to take place that Jannes and Jambres, the impersonators, will appear again, just like they did when Moses appeared with the original Word to say it; they appear to impersonate it. Just exactly right. Now, you see what Matthew 24:24 is? See? Anointed ones" (The Anointed Ones at the End Time, p. 57:262).
II Timothy 4:3-4 foretold the Laodicean Church Age would end in apostasy "when nominal Christians would not tolerate wholesome instruction; and to satisfy their own desires gather teachers who will tickle their ears, and turning away from listening to the truth they would wander off to listen to fables".
II Timothy 3:2-9, "Men shall be lovers of self, avaricious, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, uncontrolled, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; retaining a form of godliness but strangers to its power. Avoid such people. For among them are those who insinuate their way into households and captivate idle women laden with sins and swayed by various impulses, forever trying to learn and never able to reach a knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses so do these men oppose the truth: men of corrupt minds and counterfeit faith; but they shall proceed no further: for their folly will be obvious to everyone, as theirs also was".
The Lord commanded Brother Branham not to present a naked explanation of his 'third pull' which was the opening of the Word and the revelation of the Seven Thunders for unlike the 'public show' of his first and second pulls, the third pull is a revelation in the little room that brings Christ's end-time Bride into the Capstone. The Prophet tried to explain his first and second pulls and in no time ministers not in the faith were impersonating the gifts of God and creating confusion.
The 'hidden hand' working under another name and in a different occupation deploys the Hegelian dialectic to bring diverse groups under their management into controlled conflict to produce their preplanned outcome. In Newsletter 752, "Debunking? The Seventh Angel and His Message" exposed the folly of several erroneous claims promoted by seekyethetruth.com, believethesign.com and certain men in the circle of this Message who disobediently teach by the "letter" of the Message without first taking it back to the Absolute of God's unchanging Word from Genesis to Revelation as we are admonished to learn and understand what it means.
The remarkable industry of these critics of William Branham, the prophet of Malachi 4:5-6, Matthew 17:11 and Revelation 10:7 will supply the positive service of "get[ting] rid of all these here leaches and things a-hanging on, so I can get to the people and tell them what's the truth" (William Branham, Early Spiritual Experiences, #52-0713A) and stir men's hearts to "receive with all eagerness what they hear, then search the Scriptures daily whether those things were so . . . [and] diligently work to make their calling and election sure" (Acts 17:11; II Peter 1:10). On the negative side it will generate indignant uninformed gossip in religious circles among "scoffers, walking after their own lusts": magnified by the controlled media it will militate public opposition for politico-religious objectives as witnessed in the ongoing persecution of a billion Muslims that has already resulted in the deaths of perhaps two million innocent victims, and counting.
Jesus prophesied that the same misguided people who are behind the rapine and slaughter of Muslims (are themselves puppets of the 'hidden hand' and perpetrators of much 'terrorist' activity for which Islam is accused) and will invoke what the Prophet called the 'press' or the 'squeeze' to outlaw true Bible revelation and historical facts, ostracize and eventually martyr genuine believers. While the Lord will not suffer harm to one hair of the head of His saints, the blood of the foolish virgins and other classes of the "saved" and 144,000 elect Israelites will be upon the "children of Darkness" (Revelation 13:11-18).
I do not have the time to answer the apparent contradictions and manifold criticisms which are for a purpose and will "work together for good to those who love God and are the called according to His purpose." Here is a small sample of some of the many misguided criticisms which manifest the folly of these "scoffers" and impersonators.
Response to George Smith
This was explained in point 4. The Cloud
Brother Branham, Tent Overture
This was explained in The Tent Vision
Just another Lie, lying about a Bridge and the Response to Voice of God Recordings
We have not sought an answer to this apparent contradiction, however it matters is NOT "what the tapes say," but what they mean. Ecclesiastes 3:1 "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven".
Quick, stop the Tape
This is mockery and an insult to the intelligence of viewers.
This, too is mockery and I believe the revelation was explained in point 4. The Cloud
My Old Kentucky Home
This is enough to shake your conscience.
1977 are you Ready
More mockery. The Prophet said, "I sincerely believe and maintain as a private student of the Word, along with divine inspiration that 1977 ought to terminate the world systems and usher in the millennium" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 322:4). This is precisely what happened as the revelation of the Seven Seals began to open to a small number of saints in the mid-seventies. Forty years later it seems very few Brethren have the revelation of the Seals.
The Martian Prophecy
That was not a prophecy. However, travelling at the speed of light, it would take you four minutes to get to Mars from earth [depending on the traffic]. In time Mars can be anywhere from 35 million to 250 million miles away from earth depending upon where earth and Mars are in their orbits. The total journey of the Atlas V 541 spacecraft to Mars was 567 million kilometers (352 million miles) traveling at a relative velocity of 90,922kph (56,496mph). Launched on November 26, 2011 it landed the "Curiosity" Rover on August 6, 2012. At a cruise speed of 36,210 kph (22,500 mph) the journey took 253 days. I seem to recall some news articles claimed the Mars landing was a psyop; the Moon landing has been exposed as a hoax as prophesied by William Branham.
Our Fathers ate Manna in the Wilderness
In faulting Brother Branham these heretics denounce the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Israel's Messiah Jesus, to be a false Prophet by disputing John 6:49, "Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead." In support of this blasphemy they quote Numbers 14:13-20 wherein the Lord God agrees to pardon the people or nation of Israel and to allow the adults to raise up a new generation who will inherit the Land of Canaan, yet none of those sinners whose names have been smitten from the Book of Life would enter Canaan.
Furthermore these teachers deny the Words of the prophets: Moses in Numbers 14:21-45, David in Psalm 95:7-11, Ezekiel 20:15, Paul in Hebrews 3:5 4:9 and 6:4-8, and Jude in verse 5.
They have neglected to continue reading through Numbers 14:21-24, "But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord. Because all those men which have seen My glory, and My miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted Me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to My voice; surely they shall not see the land which I sware to their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked Me see it: but My servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and has followed Me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it."
And Numbers 14:28-34, "Say to them, As truly as I live, says the Lord, as you have spoken in My ears so will I do to you: your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured against Me, doubtless you shall not come into the land, concerning which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. But your little ones, which you said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which you have despised. But as for you, your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness. And your children will wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcasses be wasted in the wilderness. After the number of the days in which you searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall you bear your iniquities, even forty years, and you shall know My breach of promise".
Consider this wicked and adulterous people who rejected Abraham's grace Covenant for the curse of the Law of sin and death, and who followed Dr. Balaam into a repetition of the original sin in the whoredom of Baal-Peor of whom the Levites smote twenty-four thousand.
This is blasphemy: Deuteronomy 13:1-6, Psalm 105:15; Isaiah 8:20, Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:8, I Timothy 5:17-20 and Revelation 22:18-19 appear to carry no weight. Such enmity against the written Word of the Old and New Testaments which declare the original sin was miscegenation: Eve committed adultery with the Serpent, who was an upright man-like creature before God changed every bone in his body. Their offspring was the mamzer Cain who was not part of God's creation since He was not spoken Word and Life (John 6:63) but the hybrid of reasoning against faith, which is the mark of the beast. Cain was accursed of God as are his offspring who are not in the Book of Life which is the genealogy of the first Adam and irredeemable as Jesus Messiah is the KINSMAN Redeemer of Adam's race, not the last Cain.
Miscegenation between the descendants of Cain and Adam in the days of Noah so grieved the Lord that He destroyed life in the Great Flood (Genesis 6:1-7). The wife who accompanied Noah in the ark was not the mother of his three sons, but Naamah, a direct descendant of Cain. She seduced his son Ham and bore the mamzer Canaan, the continuation of Cain's race on this side of the Flood.
Jesus prophesied this sin would repeat in the days of His second or 'parousia' Coming (Matthew 24:37). Miscegenation between the offspring of Adam and Cain is genocide to Adam's race; this curse is celebrated worldwide by apostate clergy and vote-seeking politicians as 'multiculturalism'. God's law of reproduction states: "everything must bring forth of its own kind, whose seed is in itself" (Genesis 1:11). The literal translation of The Sixth Commandment from the Septuagint is "You will not mongrelize" (Exodus 20:13).
Contrary to this video, the colour of a man's skin has nothing whatever to do with the Serpent's seed such bigotry cannot be support by Scripture. The races of Sham, Ham and Japheth each embrace men of different colours.
The Ku Klux Klan was founded in Tennessee in the late 1860s by the southern Scottish Rite leadership under Albert Pike and US Rothschild representative August Belmont. It drew its membership from the pre-Civil War Knights of the Golden Circle. Judah P. Benjamin's early role in sponsoring, and protecting both the Knights of the Golden Circle and the Ku Klux Klan offers a crucial insight into the B'nai B'rith and the ADL's later role in fostering the revival of the KKK in the post-World War II period.
Judah Benjamin escaped to England following the defeat of the Confederate secessionist plot. He never abandoned the City of London's commitment to subvert and destroy the Republic, "I have always looked with the utmost dread and distrust on the experiment of emancipation so suddenly enforced on the South by the event of the war. God knows how it will all end!"; "the South is kept crushed under Negro rule"; "I can never consent to go to New Orleans and break my heart witnessing the rule of Negroes and carpetbaggers"; and "nothing is so abhorrent to me as Radicalism which seeks to elevate the populace into the governing class."
Galatians 6:7, "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap." God is not author of the confusion and discord sown by these people who have ridiculed His vindicated prophet and have yet to introduce their "more excellent" prophet.
The Key of the House of David
"The key of the House of David will I lay upon His shoulder; so He shall open, and none shall shut; and He shall shut, and none shall open."
The power over the house is essentially a power of the keys, for the key opens the entrance to the house (or Kingdom), to the apartments and all that is in them. He alone who has the key has the highest power and "the government or burden of responsibility is upon his shoulder" (Isaiah 9:6-7; Revelation 3:7). Christ has this power of the keys in unrestricted measure which His ministers exercise only in virtue of the commission they have from Him. The authority of a father and that of a ruler have a common root in love, for a kingdom is an extension of family.
In Matthew 16:13-19 Jesus gave Peter the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven, which verse 18 reveals consist of faith from Above"the mind of Christ" or a clear revelation of the present Truthwhat Jesus is doing now. Thus on the Day of Pentecost Peter unlocked the Kingdom of heaven to elect Israelites who were baptized with the Holy Spirit or new birth through the faith he espoused, followed by water baptism in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 2:1-41; Luke 17:21). And the Kingdom grew as they turned the keys to admit other elect Israelites into the faith of Jesus Christ, or exclude those who reject the Holy Spirit and faith's invitation.
In about AD37 Philip preached Christ and baptized in Samaria but the Samaritans were not born-again until Peter came and turned the Key. Then in about AD41 Peter received the vision to preach to the congregation in the house of Cornelius (Acts 10); this unlocked the Kingdom to us Gentiles. From that day every Christian Israelite, Samaritan or Gentile possesses "the keys of the Kingdom of heaven and whatsoever he binds or looses on earth shall be bound or loosed in heaven, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against his faith." John 20:21-23, Jesus said to His disciples, "Peace be unto you: as My Father has sent Me [with the Word of reconciliation (II Corinthians 5:17-21)], I also send you." And when He had said this, He breathed on them, [as an earnest of what would take place on the day of Pentecost (Luke 24:49)] and said, "Receive the Holy Ghost. If you remit the sins of any they are remitted; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained".
"The key of David signifies that it is Jesus who will bring in the millennium. He who has the keys to death and hell will raise up His own that they may share in His reign of righteousness upon the earth" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 296:4). Today we will consider what Jesus has revealed concerning resurrections and judgment, bearing in mind that throughout the Book of Revelation John represent's Christ's end-time Bride, so wherever he mentions himself you should insert your name.
After I was shown the slaughter of Armageddon that results in the consummation of life and the destruction of Satan's representatives, the beast and the false prophet (Daniel 7:11), to whom he had given his power, throne, and authority, "I . . . [insert your name] . . . saw an Angel descending out of the heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in His hand. And He laid hold on the Dragon, the old Serpent, who is the Devil [Slanderer], and Satan [the Adversary], and bound him a thousand years, and cast him into the abyss, and shut and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be finished: after that he must be loosed a little time" (Isaiah 24:21-22; Daniel 7:12; Revelation 20:1-3).
This Angel is the resurrected Jesus Messiah who was dead and is alive with the keys of Hades and of death (Revelation 1:18). The consummation of life will rob Satan of the power of the keys which he had previously been permitted to employ in loosing plagues upon the earth (Revelation 9:1-21) because his subjects will all be in the grave and he and his demons will be impotent against the glorified persons of the saints in Christ's millennial Kingdom. The abyss forms the pit or deepest region of the realm of the dead and is contiguous to Gehenna, the Lake of Fire which is not ready for receiving its guests other than the beast and the false prophet until after the White Throne Judgment.
Satan is not "bound for a thousand years" with an iron chain but by the consummation of life on earth since Armageddon seals "the rest of the dead" or non-elect in the grave so that "he can deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be finished." The thousand years represents one complete day of God which because of sin and death no man has yet fulfilled (Psalm 90:4; II Peter 3:8). The millennium will be the antitype of the seventh day on which God rested after six days of work speaking His creative Word to prepare earth for man's habitation. On the seventh day He watched as His Word brought forth Adam and the creatures He has spoken, while for the elect of Adam's race the millennium will be our rest following six days labouring against sin. It will be the 'honeymoon' of Christ and His Bride with the Old Testament saints, the friends of the Bridegroom in this purified earth where we will build houses and inhabit them, plant and eat the fruit of our industry. There will be no crying, no anger or wars, and no sickness, old age or death. "The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the bullock, and dust shall be the Serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, says the Lord".
Armageddon will follow the fulfillment of the sixfold purpose of Gabriel's visit to Daniel. In the second half of the seventieth week the elect Israelites will recognize Christ's second or 'parousia' Coming to them and the nation will be born again in one day, all 144,000 of them (Daniel 9:24; Isaiah 66:8), and God will "bring in everlasting righteousness" for the consummation of life will bind Satan in the bottomless pitso called because it has no foundation in the Wordand unrighteousness will be done away for a thousand years (II Thessalonians 2:10-12). Whereas Satan will be sealed for a thousand years, Christ was not sealed for a minute; while His body was entombed He entered His theophany and preached to the souls in prison where He vindicated the Old Testament prophets and saints and condemned those who had rejected their Messages (I Peter 3:18-20; II Peter 2:4-9). After thirty-six hours or so He reentered and glorified His body and ascended to cleanse the heavenly Temple of the accumulated sins of the Old Testament saints which the blood of bulls and goats could not remit. He then descended and raised the elect captive of eternal Life in glorified bodies. Can you say "Amen"? When the enemy is sealed up in the bottomless pit and the glorified saints return for the millennium "earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea" (Habakkuk 2:14).
The premillennial binding of Satan and his followers, personified as Death and Hades is the preliminary condition for the millennial Kingdom (Revelation 6:8). People who deny the demonic nature of sin, believing like evolution it derives from the sensual or material nature of man, are confounded by this Scripture and by the general resurrection wherein all the non-elect of Adam's race will be restored to the bodies in which they sinned, once again loosing and empowering Satan to deceive and deploy his subjects to evil intent.
Revelation 20:4, "And . . . [insert your name] . . . saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was given (Daniel 7:22; Matthew 19:28; Luke 22:30; Revelation 4:4; 11:16). I also saw the souls of them that had been beheaded on account of their testimony of Jesus, and on account of the Word of God, and who had not worshipped the beast or his image, or received his mark on their foreheads or their hands; and they came to life again and reigned with Christ a thousand years".
These are the members of Christ's Bride of all ages "standing before the judgment [(Gk.) 'bema' or award] seat of Christ. For it is written: As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of Himself to God. Let us not therefore judge one another anymore: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way" (Romans 14:10-14)
II Corinthians 5:8-10, "We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to what he has done, whether it be good or bad".
"These saints who will judge the world . . . will not come into condemnation; but have passed from death unto Life . . . We know that we have passed from death unto Life, because we love the brethren. He that does not love his brother abides in death. Whosoever hates his brother is a murderer: and you know that no murderer has eternal Life abiding in him" (I Corinthians 2:6; John 5:24; I John 3:14-15).
Decapitation, literally "smitten with an axe," was a Roman punishment, although crucifixion, casting to beasts, and burning, were the more common modes of execution. (Jewry revived pagan Imperial Rome's mode of capital punishment with the guillotine in revolutionary France). On account of their testimony of Jesus and on account of the Word of God these who had not worshipped the beast or his image, or received his mark on their foreheads or their hands came out of the great tribulation that commenced in the Ephesian Church Age when Titus invested Judea and will continue until the close of the Gentile dispensation when it will fall upon genuine Israelites descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Matthew 24:15-28; Revelation 7:9-17; 13:15-18). This is a largely Jewish persecution against Gentiles. Oh, what about Rome's inquisitions and bloody assizes? Yes indeed, but the Catholic church like Jesuitism and communism is a Jewish device (Revelation 2:9; 3:9). Working under another name and in a different occupation they are presently killing nominal Christians and other perceived enemies in their thousands in unnecessary wars against perceived enemies such as Islam, threats to commodity prices (in particular oil and narcotics which support the US dollar and their Babylonian fractional reserve system of usury), and for the realization of Lucifer's totalitarian one world government. Chief Rabbi of the United States Stephen S. Wise said, "Some call it MarxismI call it Judaism".
"The mark of the beast" has been since Lucifer incarnate the Serpent in the Garden of Eden by adding the word "not" to God's commandment to assure Eve "You shall not surely die" (Genesis 3:4). The mark of the beast is wisdom or human reasoning against faith; the trinity is the mark of the beast held by most so-called Christians (Revelation 22:18-19).
In Philippians 3:11 Paul says, "If by any means I might attain unto the out-resurrection from among the dead," for which he strove with all his might as a prize to be gained. He expressly informs us "That as in the first Adam all die, even so in the last Adam shall all be made alive. [Not together all at once] but every man in order of his own dispensation: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at His [parousia] Coming . . . [and finally] when he shall have . . . put all enemies under his feet [the "saved" non-elect will be granted into eternal Life (Matthew 25:31-33)] . . . The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death" (I Corinthians 15:22-26). It should be noted from the Greek that whenever the resurrection of Christ or His people is spoken of in Scripture it is "a resurrection from [among] the dead"; and whenever the general resurrection is spoken of, it is "the resurrection of the dead." This distinction is too frequently omitted from our English translations, but in the Greek it is always coupled with the preposition "out of" while references to the general resurrection are without the preposition. In Romans 8:11, "The Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead," and in John 12:9, Lazarus was "raised from the dead."
In Jesus' reply to the Sadducees He distinguished between the general resurrection of the dead, and the resurrection to which some should be accounted worthy to attain. "The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: but they who shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: neither can they die any more: for they are equal to the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection" (Luke 20:27-38). It follows that if those who are Christ's are to be raised from the dead at His Coming, and if He comes previous to the destruction of Antichrist and to the millennium that this first resurrection must be at least a thousand years before the general resurrection.
Revelation 20:5-6, "The rest of the dead did not come to life till the thousand years were completed. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who shares in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and they shall reign with him a thousand years".
There will be about fifty-two days from the close of the Gentile dispensation at the sound of the Seventh Trumpet and manifestation of the Sixth Seal to the body change and translation of Christ's end-time Bride, and no more than fifty-days from the beginning of the resurrection until we are caught up to meet the Lord in the air. The natural types the spiritual: as Israel's Trumpets signify natural warfare our Seals denote spiritual warfare (Matthew 24:6). The Seventh Trumpet will coincide with earthquakes that will sink Los Angeles and divide the Mount of Olives, demolishing the Dome of the Rock and igniting the 'hot stage' of the present World War III with the invasion of Israel described in Zechariah 14:1-5.
Hebrews 12:26-28, "Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. [This unprecedented upset of nature will] signify the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are [man] made, that those things which cannot be shaken [i.e. the Kingdom of heaven which is in you by faith] may remain." The Prophet said, "When you go to get messing in politics, you get them all messed up, like we got it now, look out, war is at hand" (An Exposition of the Seven Seals, p. 136:3).
This is one more war both Israel and the United States will lose. Each nation will be invaded and occupied and Israel will never again be a military power. At no previous time in her history was the United States despised by the peoples of the world as she is today. Spiritually she is accursed of God, having rejected her last opportunity for national repentance in 1956/7; she has long been in a state of moral collapse, governed as she is by corrupt aliens at enmity with the nation and its people, and invaded by legal and illegal inassimilable immigrants; her productive economy is domiciled in the lands of her enemies to whom she is hopelessly indebted, her infrastructure is worn out and failing; her one asset is a powerful military that has been blooded on the invasion and murder of the citizens of defenseless developing nations.
"We shall be priests of God [the fruits of our lips, giving praise to His Name] and of Christ [to whom we will minister as Husband of our soul] and reign with Him a thousand years." Revelation 20:7-10, "When the thousand years are fulfilled, Satan will be loosed from his prison, and come out to mislead the nations which are in the four corners of the earth (Genesis 10:18), Gog and Magog [physical and spiritual Serpent's seed not on the Book of Life], to gather them together for battle: their number is as the sand of the sea. And they marched up over the breadth of the earth and encompassed the camp of the saints and the beloved city: and fire came down from heaven and consumed them. And the Devil who had deceived them was flung into the Lake of Fire and sulphur, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever. [Above: Gog and Magog of the City of London].
I John 5:10-12, "He who believes in the Son of God has the witness [of the Holy Spirit] in himself [by revelation]: he who does not believe God has made Him a liar; because he has not believed in the testimony God has given regarding His Son. And the testimony is that God has granted us eternal Life, and this Life is in His Son. He who has the Son has that Life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have eternal Life".
Satan is the author of death. Death puts you in the grave, and as a sinner or unbeliever you go to hell. Death, hell and the grave is Satan's trinity that had held men captive until God manifest in Jesus Christ who is Life. Death put Him in the grave, but rising He conquered Satan's trinity of death, hell and the grave, loosed the saints from the chains of death and raised them captives of eternal Life in glorified bodies. "I am He that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death".
The One Person of God made in the likeness of men conquered every enemy. God alone had power to restore life, and Jesus Messiah was that Immanuel. God manifest in the flesh declared, "All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Therefore I send you as My witnesses to all nations" (I Timothy 3:16; Matthew 28:18-20).
Satan's power of death has been conquered; his only power is the authority you yield IF you listen to his deceit. Death in the non-elect and Life in the resurrected glorified saints is the chain that will bind Satan a thousand years. In the general resurrection life will again overcome death, loosing Satan and his lost souls who were helpless so long as there was no body in which to manifestnow that can be your body IF you yield to his suggestions. You can quit smoking cigarettes or whatever it may be if you say "No" to Satan and resolve to hold to God's unchanging hand. Death is conquered; Satan only has the power you yield to him over your mind and body.
Only the beast and the false prophet are judged at the end of the great tribulation (Revelation 19:20; 20:10). After the millennium "the rest of the dead" will be raised to be judged in the bodies wherein they had lived. Revelation 20:7-10 is a parenthesis; Satan's final attack upon Jesus Christ and the saints cannot take place until after the White Throne Judgment when he and his subjects surround the camp of those granted into eternal Life and the beloved City, which is Christ's Bride and the elect of all ages; "then Fire comes down from God out of heaven, and devours them. And the Devil that deceived them is cast into the Lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever".
Revelation 20:11-15, "And I saw a Great White Throne, and One seated upon it (John 5:22-23), from whose Presence the earth and the heaven fled; and place was not found for them (Matthew 24:35-36; Revelation 21:1-27). And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne; and books [of the sinners] were opened (Daniel 7:10; John 5:28-29). Another book was opened, which is the Book of Life: and the dead were judged [by the Bride (I Corinthians 6:1-8) out of the things written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead in it; Death and Hades gave up the dead in them, and each was judged according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the Lake of Fire. This is the second deaththe Lake of Fire. And if anyone was not found written in the Book of Life he was cast into the Lake of Fire".
The first death is that of your mortal spirit and body, the second death is the annihilation of your soul which is your being, the person named in the Book of Life (Revelation 20:14; 21:8). Ezekiel 18:4, 20-23 state, "The soul that sins shall surely die . . . But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he has committed and keep all My statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die. All his transgressions that he has committed shall not be remembered against him: because of his righteousness that he has done he shall live. Do I have any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord God: rather than that he should turn from his ways, and live"?
Certain brethren mistakenly believe the Talmudic doctrine that "every Jew, whether righteous or wicked, possesses two souls. . . The second, uniquely Jewish, soul is truly a part of G-d above." Also see Newsletters 120 and 438. An element in the circle of this Message has been persuaded that elect Christians possess two souls (but not at the same time). Such teachings "make the commandments of God of none effect to those who follow them" (Matthew 15:3, 6-9). One difficulty with this Pharisaism is that "the second death" follows the millennium, general resurrection and White Throne Judgment, and is the consummation of life in the Lake of Fire, so that this Talmudic hypothesis is impossible.
The physical Serpent's seed were never on the Book of Life and are irredeemable so they cannot appeal at the White Throne and will be cast into the Lake of Fire. Brother Branham adds, "As Israel (chosen people of God) in majority forfeited their rights in the Book of Life by rejecting Jesus, so the majority of the Gentile church will come to condemnation with the resultant removal of their names from the Book of Life by rejecting the Word and thereby entering into the world ecumenical movement which is the image erected unto the beast" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 274:2; Romans 11:32). Such spiritual Serpent's seed are like Esau and Judas Iscariot whose names once were on the Book of Life but rejected the Holy Spirit and will have to be judged even though they are lost (Hebrews 6:4-8). The various groups of the "saved" whose names have remained in the Book of Life must also be judged and these will be granted in to eternal Life. I believe these are those represented as the army or "camp of the saints" fortifying "the beloved City"Christ's Bride and the elect of all ages. The names of the "saved" remained sanctified and in the Book of Life justified by grace through faith but judged according to their works or the fruitfulness of their lives. These include:
Live-born children who die before the age of accountability (Matthew 18:10).
The foolish virginGod-loving people trying to abide in the Word according to what they know of it, and being a help in the work of the Lord (Matthew 25:1-13; John 15:4, 6-7).
Those who have been good and kind and just to the elect of God (Matthew 25:14-23; 34-40).
Non-elect Israelites martyred under the Fifth Seal for the Commandments of God (Revelation 6:9-11).
Men martyred through the ages for refusing on principle to serve the beast or take its mark, and multitudes that never heard the Word of God but lived in accord with nature and the morality of their community (Romans 1:17-20).
Death and Hellmortality personified in antithesis to Christ's immortality, Satan and all whose names are not written in the Book of Life will have their time of torment in the Lake of Fire which is not altogether natural fire and sulphur but the Holy Spirit and Fire that annihilated the nature of Satan on your soul and will purge and renew the heavens and earth (Matthew 3:11-12). Gehenna will be on this earth when the heavens and earth receive are renewed by the baptism with the Holy Ghost and Fire. II Peter 3:10, "the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up." All natural life, insects, even microbes will be destroyed when the rivers and oceans explode, sending flames thousands of miles into space.
Revelation 21:1, "the first heaven and first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea." This will change the whole surface of the entire earth. She'll burst and blow to pieces. All the outside, the crust and for hundreds of feet below it, it'll just simply be completely demolished. The atmospheres, the gases that's in the earth now, where they're finding these missiles that can't get through ita great sphere up in there (way up in some kind of a sphere) thatthere's all kinds of gases, they say, and that'll burst. [The Van Allen Belt]? The holy wrath of God will come upon it, and will cleanse it, will change the entire surface" (The Future Home of the Heavenly Bridegroom and the Earthly Bride, p. 23:173).
When we return to the renewed earth "the tabernacle of God will be with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God" (Revelation 21:3). There can be no more sin, no more sorrow on that new ground, because it is redeemed. It belongs to Him and for those He has redeemed out of it.
We must have the keys to the Kingdom in order to turn the keys of Hell and of Death and attain to the "out-resurrection from [among] the dead." This we can do if "we diligently work to make our calling and election sure . . . by studying to show ourselves approved of God, a workman that need not be ashamed, rightly discerning the Word of Truth . . . and be established in the present Truth" (II Peter 1:10-12; II Timothy 2:15). Then Jesus when brings in the Millennium we will return with Him and step out on the atomic ashes of the wicked for a thousand years of peace. nl837.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.