Questions about Bible Issues Part 5



Lamb takes Book seems like 2 Persons. Gregorian Shabbat. Way of Tree of Life. Latter rain. My life never seems to change

First published on the 14th of November 2021 — Last updated on the 16th of November 2021

The Lamb takes the Book and they look like two Persons


REVELATION 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders,

stood a Lamb as it had been slain,

having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

REVELATION 5:7 And he came and took the book

out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.

The Lamb comes in verse 7 to take the Book from God Who sits on the throne. We can visualize that as two Persons.

BUT verse 6 says that the Lamb is in the midst of the throne before He begins to move.

REVELATION 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo,

in the midst of the throne

and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders,

stood a Lamb as it had been slain,

Blood all over the throne.

So the Lamb never moved through space as He was always in the midst of the throne.

How is that possible? Einstein taught us that space and time are interlinked as space-time.

Humans can walk through space but only supernatural creatures can walk through time as well.

Jesus was sitting still in space but moving through time.

He moved right back to the beginning to check His salvation plan and make sure that nobody who wanted to get saved had been left out in any way. No names must be missing from the Book of Redemption.

Then He came back from His journey into the past because God checks everything and takes the Book of redemption and then opens It to reveal how He defeated the Devil’s plan down through the 2000 years of church history.

If you see these two verses as two Persons, then where is the Holy Spirit?

Totally left out. So that means the Trinity never produced salvation. Two Persons were sufficient. Two Persons suits the Jehovah Witnesses and not the Trinity.

What the above Scriptures tell us is the Personification of two opposite ministries that Jesus has to fulfill.

He is both the Creator and the Redeemer.

Personification means each ministry is represented as if it is a separate Person.

Isaiah said the same thing in words, without using pictures.

ISAIAH 43:1   But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

Isaiah is not talking about two Persons but about two opposite ministries that nobody except Jesus can perform.

Look at Revelation 5 verse 6 which has seven Spirits of God.

(Trinity only has three Spirits or three Persons).

So, stop thinking of different Persons and rather think of the different manifestations of God as His Spirit guided the church through the different circumstances of each of the seven church ages. God shows His power in seven very different ways.

REVELATION 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes,

which are the seven Spirits of God

sent forth into all the earth.

If each Spirit is a Person then you have seven Persons in the Godhead. That cannot be.

There have been seven church ages.  The original truth, the Seed Word of the New Testament, was planted by the apostles. Many Bible truths got lost at the AD 325 Council of Nicaea where the Roman emperor Constantine forced the Trinity onto the church.

God lost His name. The Triune God has no name. Then truth died in the dirt of the Dark Ages.

God’s Word is a Seed. A seed must fall into the ground and die. Then it germinates back to life.

JOHN 12:24   Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

The Reformation of Martin Luther in the 1520s saw the leaves of "getting saved by faith" germinate.

Around 1750 the industrial revolution, based on the steam engine, started. At that time John Wesley preached holiness and outreach which led to the pollen of the great missionary age that blew over the earth. Steamboats took missionaries overseas and steam engines used the railways to help missionaries travel inland.

In 1906 Pentecost saw the husk of the supernatural start to form at the Azusa Street revival in Los Angeles and then William Branham in America between 1947 - 1965 revealed the mysteries of Scripture to restore us back to the original truth of the New Testament Seed Word of the apostles.

The final Seed that is harvested must be identical to the original Seed Word that the New Testament apostles planted.

The New Testament apostles had no Trinity, no Christmas, no 25 December, no Good Friday, no Easter Monday, etc. All these are pagan corruptions that undermined the church.

7 Spirits of God are not 7 Persons in the Godhead, but 7 manifestations of God’s Spirit to protect His church as church history went through 7 different stages or ages.

The seven horns were the power of God that was manifest in each age. The tremendous courage that He gave the Christians in the Dark Ages when they were slaughtered in their millions like oxen in a slaughterhouse. In the missionary age, God gave men and women their huge love for the heathens as they left their homes and comfort to travel to remote places to labour and often die in their desire to save the heathen by grace through faith in Jesus. The missionaries knew they had been saved by grace so why not give the heathen a similar chance to be saved by grace?

Seven eyes were God's messengers. One messenger was sent to enlighten each of the seven church ages as to what God wanted from the circumstances of that age. Martin Luther was a very prominent eye of God to remind the church that they were saved by faith in Jesus alone. He broke the formidable power of the Roman Pope. His insight changed the history of Europe. In our last church age of Laodicea God expects us to understand the mysteries of the Bible.

Daniel 12:10 … but the wise shall understand.

We need to understand the mysteries of Scripture to be ready for the coming of the Lord as the wise virgins of Matthew 25.

Virgins are clean women representing saved Christians in the church. But the foolish virgins have been fooled by the pagan traditions that their church leaders lull them to sleep with.

Remember the Triune God has got no name. You can’t find one name for three Persons.

The Holy Spirit has no name in the Bible. The Holy Spirit is God but He has no name. Something is wrong.

The Father is called by the name Jehovah in the Old Testament. But the name Jehovah is never mentioned in the New Testament. Trinitarians cannot explain this.

“God the Son” is never mentioned in the Bible. Why?

“God the Holy Spirit” is never mentioned in the Bible. Why? Trinitarians cannot explain.

“God the Father” is never mentioned in the Old Testament. But is in the New Testament. Trinitarians cannot explain.

Foolish virgins are fooled into being fast asleep and totally unaware that they believe so much that is unscriptural.

Gregorian Shabbat. Sabbath.  What it means


Pope Gregory 13 fine-tuned the calendar in 1582 by removing 10 days. Thursday 4th was followed by Friday 15th October.

Thus, our day of the week depends on us using the Gregorian calendar.

Calling Saturday the Sabbath day is only valid if you use the Gregorian calendar.

(Afghanistan, Iran, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Nepal do not use the Gregorian calendar.

Muslim countries use the Muslim calendar for their festivals).

 

At Calvary, the Law took a deeper spiritual meaning.

The sacrifice of a lamb for Jewish sins at Passover became the death of Jesus at Passover, as the Lamb of God, for all of our sins.

The burned offerings first had to be washed in the laver and then offered up.

II CHRONICLES 4:6   He made also ten lavers, and put five on the right hand, and five on the left, to wash in them:

such things as they offered for the burnt offering they washed in them; 

Jesus was first washed in the Jordan River by John the Baptist, and then offered up at Calvary.

The Jewish high priest Aaron was washed and anointed with oil by Moses.

EXODUS 40:12   And thou shalt bring Aaron and his sons unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and wash them with water.

:13    And thou shalt put upon Aaron the holy garments, and anoint him, and sanctify him; that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.

Jesus was washed in the Jordan river by John and then anointed by the Holy Spirit to become our High Priest.

The garments of the High Priest must never be torn.

LEVITICUS 10:6   And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons, Uncover not your heads,

neither rend your clothes;

lest ye die, and lest wrath come upon all the people:

Caiaphas ended the Law by tearing his garment.

MATTHEW 26:65   Then the high priest rent his clothes,

The garment of Jesus was never torn.

JOHN 19:23    Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat:

now the coat was without seam,

woven from the top throughout.

:24   They said therefore among themselves,

Let us not rend it,

but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.

Thus Jesus is the genuine High Priest.

The Law is a very tricky concept. The curse of the Law ended at Calvary. The curse of the Law is trying to Save oneself by doing certain works.

GALATIANS 3:13   Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law,

Do not kill, commit adultery, lie, steal, covet, and dishonour parents are rules that apply to us humans and continue to apply to us as these involve our relationships with each other. They are good rules although keeping them will not save us.

Repentance alone grants us forgiveness when we commit these human sins. The curse of the Law is that all of our good deeds cannot cancel out one of our bad deeds. Thus we all stand condemned unless Jesus forgives us.

MATTHEW 5:17   Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

Jesus fulfilled the Law to a deeper level, as He became High Priest and Sacrifice.

David was anointed king but only became king when his enemy Saul was killed. Jesus was anointed King by the Holy Spirit on the banks of Jordan but will only become King when He destroys the Beast at Armageddon.

ISAIAH 42:21   The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.

"Magnify the Law". Give the physical deeds of the Law a far deeper meaning by considering the works of the Law relative to something else.

Comparing the Law as a shadow or outline of God's much deeper spiritual Plan.

 

The seventh day belongs to God because He rested. This day had nothing to do with humans.

GENESIS 2:3   And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it:

because that in it he had rested

from all his work which God created and made.

The seventh day was not blessed or special because it was the seventh day. It was blessed because of the rest that God took.

So we must pursue the rest.

In the Old Testament God made the Jews rest from their physical work on the 7th day. Saturday. But, that was not a perfect solution.

A child that was 8 days old on the Sabbath had to be circumcised.

If a beast fell into a pit, it had to be pulled out.

Domestic animals had to be watered on the Sabbath day.

Healing a crippled man on the Sabbath day was a good work that must not be criticized.

Pulling a few handfuls of wheat off a plant in order to eat a simple meal was good.

Priests had to work hard when they offered up all the sacrifices and did the preaching on a Sabbath day. So they were exempt from punishment. But they had to work on this "no work" day so it was not a perfect solution.

Thus the "no work" rule was far from perfect and did not apply to everyone.

Thus, the Law became an impossible set of rules as to what one could or could not do.

Jews found clever ways to get around the Law:

They cannot light their candles, so they got Gentile friends to come in and light their candles. Who was fooling who?

So, applying strict rules to resting from physical work was far from perfect.

ISAIAH 58:13   If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath,

from doing thy pleasure

on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him,

not doing thine own ways,

nor finding thine own pleasure,

nor speaking thine own words:

Only say what is Scriptural.

What was the deeper spiritual meaning of rest?

Rest from sin.

Sin is unbelief.

JOHN 16:9   Of sin, because they believe not on me;

Jesus is the truth because He is the Word of God.

Who enables us to believe the truth?

That is the function and purpose of the Holy Spirit.

JOHN 16:13    Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:

When did the Holy Spirit come down?  On the Day of Pentecost when they spoke in tongues that foreign people recognized and understood what they were saying.

This was an amazing fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy.

ISAIAH 28:11    For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
:12   To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.

How can the Holy Spirit baptism be the rest or Sabbath?

The Holy Spirit guides us to understand the truth of God's revealed Word. Understanding the truth of Scripture removes our unbelief.

This is the rest from sin.

The rest from unbelief.

The Holy Spirit opens our spiritual eyes so that we can see the sinless Jesus revealed as He walks through the pages of the infallible King James Version of the Bible.

Not that we are perfect in ourselves.

But the Holy Spirit enables us to understand the perfection of the revealed Word of God.

That becomes our Sabbath.

We rest from any unbelief or doubt in the infallible truth of God's Word that we now know is the Absolute and perfect truth. 

Our perfection is in the realm of faith (not works) when we can fully believe in every Word of the Scriptures.

ROMANS 4:3   For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

Our ability to believe the Word of God is our only righteousness.

The day you are able to believe that the King James Bible is the Absolute truth. That is your Sabbath day.

ISAIAH 28:9    Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

Milk is the basic doctrine of salvation by grace through faith in Christ Jesus. This step is essential and vital but it is not the end of the road. We have to grow from there.

HEBREWS 6:1   Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

Repentance is critical. But it is the foundation as we seek to understand a deeper insight into the revealed mysteries of God's Word.
Truth is a pattern that runs through the Scriptures. Here a verse and there a verse that link together to reveal a deeper Bible doctrine.

Understanding the truth of Scripture is the main function of our being on earth. Only then can we find God's Will and purpose for our lives.

The Holy Spirit alone can remove our unbelief and open our eyes to the truth of Scripture as He guides us from Scripture verse to Scripture verse to unfold the deeper patterns of Truth.

JOHN 16:13   Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:

Wisdom is the gift of the Spirit that enables us to join all the different verses together so that they all tell the same thing.
ISAIAH 28:10   For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

Then alone do we gain an understanding of the revealed Word of God.
ISAIAH 28:11   For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
The Holy Ghost fell on the Day of Pentecost to launch the early New Testament church that was established by the apostles.
ISAIAH 28:12  To whom he said,

This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest;

and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.

The Holy Ghost revealing the true Word is our rest from sin.

The first church established the way God wanted the church to be small local groups run by local elders. But ambitious men arose to lead the church away from Scripture.

But church leaders could no longer fit all the Scriptures together anymore. So they translated the Bible in ways that suited their own ideas.

They claimed that the Bible had mistakes and myths and contradictions and that there was no such thing as an Absolute truth.

Just because human wisdom cannot fit all the Scriptures together.

They blamed their inability to reveal the hidden Bible mysteries on the Bible Itself, by calling It flawed.
ISAIAH 28:13   But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

The Bible is designed to trip you up if you are tackling It with human wisdom.

You need the eagle-eyed insights of the end-time prophet if you are going to get a clear revelation of the hidden mysteries of the Bible.

Jesus is the Word of God. So whatever you say about the King James Version of the Bible, you are saying about Jesus. Criticize the Bible and you criticize Jesus.

The Sabbath is our complete rest in the revelation of the mysteries of the infallible Bible that will guide us to the Second Coming of the Lord.

 

The Way of the Tree of Life


A "way" means a path or a road. But a tree is static and does not move. So the Tree of Life is not a literal tree.

GENESIS 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

The Spirit of Christ is the Tree of Life as He is the only source of Eternal Life.

As such, He was the centre of attraction, symbolized by being in the centre of the Garden. Adam and the woman took their eyes off the Spirit of Christ and sin entered. They got chased out and the Spirit of Christ moved to the border of the garden in order to be the Door whereby a Way could be found to allow humans back into God’s presence.

That Way would go through Calvary and on to the New Heaven and the new earth.

Notice the repetition. The emphasis on the word “way”.

The way that redemption was to be bought and the way that we have to follow.

This indicates that the Tree of Life is not a literal tree. A tree is static, it does not have a way of moving. A literal tree cannot move from the centre to the east of the garden.

No humans were involved with this way.

That reveals that humans cannot save themselves.

GENESIS 3:24 … and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

 

On earth, there are four ways to turn. North, south, west, and east.

Thus there would be 4 cherubims around the Tree of Life.

But surprisingly, only one sword. A fiery sword.

EPHESIANS 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

If you approached God in the Old Testament, then you died from that sharp sword. That is why the Ark of the Covenant was hidden behind two veils in the Tabernacle. No sinner could come into the presence of God.

(That procedure would continue until the shed blood of Jesus washed repentant sinners clean).

The Tree of Life and the four surrounding Cherubims set the pattern. A five-fold plan. Initially, it kept mankind away from the Tree of Life because God hides His face from sin. Sin is revealed by the Word of God which tells us what is right and what is wrong. The sharp end of the sword killed sinners who approached God. Again, this emphasizes that humans cannot save themselves.

Ezekiel saw a vision of Heaven in the Old Testament.

Four creatures. God’s pattern reveals a few more details. A lion, an ox, a man, and an eagle.

EZEKIEL 1:10 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.

Four heavenly cherubims. God’s Plan starting to emerge as an outline in the Old Testament.

Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven, says the most famous of prayers.

So on earth God had something similar.

The Jews camped around their Tabernacle. Each group of three tribes had one banner to represent them. So four banners around the Tabernacle.

NUMBERS 2:3 And on the east side toward the rising of the sun shall they of the standard of the camp of Judah pitch

NUMBERS 2:5 And those that do pitch next unto him shall be the tribe of Issachar:

NUMBERS 2:7 Then the tribe of Zebulun:

Judah, Issachar, and Zebulon camped on the east under Judah’s lion banner. If God keeps His plan from Heaven, then a man, an ox, and an eagle must follow.

NUMBERS 2:10    On the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben

NUMBERS 2:18    On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim

NUMBERS 2:25    The standard of the camp of Dan shall be on the north side

Four banners were set up around the Tabernacle.

Judah had the obvious banner, the Lion of the tribe of Judah. The King will come from Judah. The lion is the king of the beasts. Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea. The lion represents the true Word of God that was established as the New Testament by the apostles.

Reuben, the oldest, lost the birthright because he was immoral. This has always been the biggest downfall of man. So having picture of a man as the banner of Reuben was a continual reminder of man’s big weakness, immorality. Revelation 17 shows that sin culminates in a prostitute church (symbolized by a woman) preaching unscriptural doctrines.

The birthright that Reuben lost went to Ephraim whose banner was the ox. Oxen do the main hard work of an agricultural people. Oxen were the tractors of the Old Testament farms. It is hard work to take the lead in serving God. But strong oxen are also slaughtered for their valuable meat. The future church had 3 million Christians killed by pagan Roman emperors. Then in the Dark Ages, tens of millions were killed by the Roman Catholic church. Christians had to be strong in those days.

Dan had an eagle. A continual reminder that salvation comes from above. God was above the Jews, opening the Red Sea when they were helpless in the face of the Egyptian chariots. In 1906 the Pentecostal power came down from above on 312 Asuza Street in Los Angeles, California. Then in 1963 the revelation of the Seven Seals came down from Heaven as the revealed Word of God. These mysteries of God were made known to William Branham in America. These revelations would enable the end-time church to be restored back to the original beliefs of the apostles who established the first church age.

The Old Testament on their journey to the Promised Land was laying out a pattern or WAY in which God was going to save His future church during seven church ages that would cover 2000 years.

But the WAY had to lead through Calvary. Why?

The sharp end of the sword had to be blunted. God’s punishment of sin was poured out on Christ. He died for our sins.

When a soldier had fought his last fight he was buried and his sword was plunged into the earth to show that the sharp sword would kill no more.

 

The Sword of God was plunged into the earth and formed the Cross.

There were four Roman soldiers around the cross. God was using His enemies to keep the pattern of His WAY of salvation. Showing that God has control over everyone.

JOHN 19:23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.

A flaming sword must also be involved. The supernatural God was in Christ on the cross. (Shown by the red teardrop shape). That is what makes Calvary safe for us to find salvation.

ROMANS 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son,

II CORINTHIANS 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself,

Where was God when Christ died? God was in Christ.

I CORINTHIANS 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

Caiaphas, the falls high priest had torn his robe. Jesus was the true High Priest and even His enemies did not tear His robe.

The robe of the High Priest must never be torn.

So, Jesus drew the sharp end of the sword as He paid the price. The sword was stuck into the ground to symbolize His death.

Salvation by grace through faith was now offered to the church.

In the end, John sees the same plan in Heaven.

REVELATION 4:2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

REVELATION 4:6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

(Eyes peak of intelligence. They know what is going on. “Eyes before” means that they know the future and “eyes behind” means that they know the past).

:7   And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

God keeps to His basic plan.

The lion was the true Word established by the apostles.

The calf was the young ox. The long centuries of the Dark Ages when the calf grew up and Christians got slaughtered like oxen in those terrible Dark Ages of war, torture, slavery, crusades, Inquisition, and murder. The Bible was banned. The church established their so-called salvation by obeying human rules and church traditions.

Then God blessed human wisdom. Human scholarship flourished with great poets, artists, musicians, etc. Martin Luther restored salvation by faith in Christ alone. John Wesley restored holiness and outreach that led to the great missionary age.

God blessed human wisdom to translate the correct documents accurately to produce the King James Bible.

Then the eagle age started with the supernatural power of Pentecost and this was followed by the intense insight of the eagle-eye that enabled the Bible mysteries to be understood by the last Gentile prophet who was William Branham in America.

 

The Latter Rain or Harvest Rain


HOSEA 6:3   Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

In the morning, the first church age when the Gospel started, God prepared all His Truth in the New Testament writings. He wants nothing outside of these Scriptures. But the truth was lost in the Dark Ages. Now He is coming to us in the form of two showers of rain.

The former rain (moureh) means a teaching rain. We must be taught the truth of the Bible by the seventh angel, just the way the first church believed. Then when the Angel of Revelation Chapter 10 comes down, He will raise the dead and then the seven Thunders will change the bodies of the living into our immortal bodies. That will be the harvest rain. Before we can become part of the latter rain, the harvest rain, we must first have a former rain that teaches us and takes us back to the former beliefs of the early church. The first church did not believe that Jesus had already come. Nor must we.

Jesus died on a Thursday, spent three nights in the tomb, Thursday night, Friday night, and Saturday night, and then rose early on Sunday morning.

MATTHEW 12:40    For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Jesus was first to rise from the dead. Then the Old Testament saints were resurrected after Him.

MATTHEW 27:52   And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,

:53   And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city,

and appeared unto many.

There were 40 days between the resurrection and the ascension of Jesus.

ACTS 1:3   To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

The events at His Second Coming will follow the pattern of the events of His First Coming.

The first step will be when the dead in Christ will rise from the dead and appear unto many.
I THESSALONIANS 4:16   For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:

and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

It is the voice of the archangel in Revelation Chapter 10 that raises the dead New Testament saints.

We can expect about 40 days between the resurrection of the New Testament saints and the catching up to meet the Lord in the air. This is commonly called the Rapture.

What is the main event that has to happen after the resurrection?

Two things. The uttering of the seven Thunders and the changing of the body for the living Bride. These two events are thus connected. The seven Thunders will show the Bride how to change their bodies.

We cannot be raptured in these present bodies.

If the seven Thunders are to give us rapturing faith then they must first show us how to change our bodies.

I CORINTHIANS 15:52   In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound,

and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

The dead will rise and our bodies must change. Only then can we get rapturing faith because only the new immortal body can be raptured.

Thus, the 40 days between the resurrection and the catching up of the church is the time for the 7 Thunders to utter.

That 40 days will give the 7 Thunders time to show us secretly how to change our bodies.

The harvest ends when the seed is pulled off the plant. The harvest rain ends when the entire Bride is pulled off the earth to meet the Lord in the air. The harvest rain starts when the dead saints are pulled out of their graves.

Corn seed is planted under the ground. Then it rises above the ground and keeps growing until it becomes identical to the original seed. At that stage, it is harvested or pulled off the plant. So God’s harvest or latter rain starts when the dead saints all pulled up from their graves and appear above the ground again. Here we must be careful that the living church must be identical in belief to the resurrected first church age saints. They believed the original Seed Word of God that was planted.

Brother Branham obviously brought us the former rain as he tried to restore us back to the first age church by his Scriptural teachings.

If the Cloud was the mighty Angel coming down in 1963, then the harvest (latter rain) happened before the former (teaching) rain. Even brother Branham was not there to meet the 7 angels on 28 February 1963 at a height of 42 kilometers above the city of Flagstaff. That simply means that we have all missed it. Not an encouraging thought.

When the Cloud was above Flagstaff, brother Branham was 200 miles south at Tucson. He knew nothing about the Cloud until about 3 months later.

I THESSALONIANS 4:16   For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,

with the voice of the archangel,

and with the trump of God:

and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Seven angels formed this supernatural Cloud of 1963. It was not a single Angel, the Archangel.

The Cloud never came down, it stayed at 42 kilometers for the 28 minutes that it was visible.

There is no mountain beneath the Cloud. The Cloud never was over Sunset Peak.

 

This "shout" is actually not brother Branham revealing the truth from Scripture, because look what he said 0ne month before he died.

He was still waiting for the "shout".

65-1127  I  HAVE  HEARD  BUT  NOW  I  SEE
Dear God, in this solemn moment, it's going to be a time like this when there really will be a clap of thunder someday, and the Son of God shall descend from the heavens with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and the trump of God, the dead in Christ shall rise.

This "shout" is when the Bride can reveal the truths that brother Branham taught from Scripture for themselves.

The voice of the archangel will then raise the dead as the harvest rain from all seven church ages.

The harvest only comes right at the end, not around 60 years ago, way back in 1963.

REVELATION 10:2     And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth.

When the Angel comes down, the Book is already open.

So the Angel does not come down to open the Book.

The sea and the earth are where the dead saints are buried.

Once the mysteries have completely come down from God as the revealed Word,

then the individuals in the Bride could open the Bible and understand what they were reading. This opened and revealed Word would restore them back to the apostolic church of the New Testament.

Then it will be time for the Archangel to descend to raise the dead in Revelation Chapter 10.

 

The Cloud was a sign 42 kilometers above Flagstaff and the later visitation of the seven angels was to commission him at Sunset Peak.

The subsequent important event was the revelation of the Seven Seals in Jeffersonville.

This was so spectacular that people would think that Jesus had returned. People would also think that William Branham was Jesus. Both of these beliefs are very wrong.

 

I repent but my life never seems to change


A sincere question that many people ask:

"I pray and fast and I repent but nothing seems to happen. I still feel far from God with all my shortcomings and my lack of Bible understanding".

Please never forget that Life is complex and solutions are not easy.

There is no Quick Fix that is nice and easy and comfortable.

Christianity is not based on, "If I do this then I will feel that way".

Never trust your feelings. Emotions are a false guide.

Church-goers go to church for a “feel good” emotional boost. But like any fizzy drink, it does not last and soon goes flat when facing the realities of life.

My emotions feel so good when I eat sweet things but then my teeth rot and I put on weight.

So, I end up regretting that I ate the things that made me feel good. Especially when excess sugar leaves me with diabetes. The "feel good" factor starts the slippery downhill slide.

Fasting is also difficult. There is no "water fast" that I know of in Scripture. But many people fast and only drink water during that time. Daniel ate pulse which, I think are mainly seeds, and probably vegetables. The main point was that it was a simple, plain diet. No fancy food and no meat.

Fasting can help but it is no guarantee. You see, we do not think the way God thinks. So, what we fast for in order to achieve some aim of our own, is usually the wrong thing anyway.

First, seek the Kingdom of God and what He wants to be done in our day and age. Not what your church says. Nor what your pastor says.

MATTHEW 6:33   But seek ye first the kingdom of God,

We keep chasing after what succeeded in the past, usually for other people, like a sailing boat hunting for yesterday’s wind.

God wants His blessings to overtake us.

DEUTERONOMY 28:2   And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.

If the blessings come from behind then we were not looking for them. We were not expecting them. We left them totally in God’s hands to distribute as He saw best.

MATTHEW 6:33   But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;

and all these things shall be added unto you.

We must put the spiritual Kingdom of God first to enable Him to achieve what He wants to achieve in our day.

Then leave our material needs for Him to look after. Let Him add what He sees fit.

The cross looks like an “addition sign” or “plus sign”.

There are 45000 different types of churches and denominations in the world today and about 2 billion people who call themselves Christians. Many of those people fast but despite the fasting, all those differences between all the different types of churches remain. All the differences mean that there are huge errors circulating amongst the churches despite those who fast, who heal the sick, who speak in tongues, etc. It just means our human efforts are futile at finding the truth, even if we have supernatural gifts.

Balaam was a false prophet whom the Jews killed, yet he gave a wonderful prophecy of the Star that guided the wise men to the house (Matthew 2:11) where Jesus was a Child of about two years old.

NUMBERS 24:17 … there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel,

 

MATTHEW 2:9   When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.

:10     When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

:11     And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him:

A brilliant supernatural prophecy from a man who led thousands of Jews to their deaths at Baal Peor.

Many Christians fast and many others speak in tongues (which is a gift from God like praying for the sick and they get healed) but despite all these spiritual gifts in the churches, all the differences remain. All the churches cannot be right and with all those thousands of differences, there is obviously a lot of error in the churches, despite all the gifts in the churches.

ROMANS 11:29    For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

God gives people gifts even if they have not repented. So supernatural gifts prove nothing in themselves.

MATTHEW 7:21    Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Knowing Jesus as Lord is great but insufficient. We have to know His will for our day if we want to please Him.

MATTHEW 7:22   Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Many people exercise supernatural gifts but God is not impressed.
MATTHEW 7:23    And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

They performed the supernatural but did not understand the truth of Scripture. So, Jesus does not want them.

Supernatural gifts are great but do not trust them as being proof that you are right with God.

Two heathen Midian soldiers gave a dream and its interpretation so that Gideon could hear. That did not mean the heathen soldiers were right with God.

JUDGES 7:13   And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and, lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along.

:14     And his fellow answered and said, This is nothing else save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel: for into his hand hath God delivered Midian, and all the host.

So, in the church world, there is much fasting and many gifts but it does not help to eliminate all their errors and differences.

Our errors keep us away from God and cancel out what we do right for Him.

2020 means perfect eyesight to opticians.

So, in 2020, God showed us what He thought of our churches. He closed them all down with the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

So, God told us what He thought of our churches. Only fit to be closed down.

A woman is a symbol of the church.
REVELATION 18:4   And I heard another voice from heaven, saying,

Come out of her, my people,

that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Sadly, the churches are no longer the haven of safety that they once were, they are now a trap of deception. They are a source of subtle error.

Satan used Judas, an apostle. It is not the Muslims and Communism on the outside. It is inside the churches where the truth is betrayed.

Churches do not even know the name of God. They tell us that God is a Trinity (unscriptural word) but then they cannot find one name for the 3 Persons.

They cannot find a name for the Holy Spirit in the Bible. They also cannot explain why the Jehovah of the Old Testament is never mentioned in the New Testament.

Church pastors have really fooled church-goers until they no longer know the name of the Christian God.

We were never asked to celebrate the birth of Jesus. But the churches make this the biggest festival of the year. The unscriptural Christmas on the unscriptural 25 December. Not to mention the unscriptural Good Friday and the unscriptural Easter Monday. So, they fool church-goers every which way.

 

Emotion is a poor guide. What we feel in our hearts cannot be trusted as our hearts are desperately wicked.

JEREMIAH 17:9   The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Never trust what you feel or what you want to feel or what you think you should feel.

That is all a waste of time. Jesus won our salvation by suffering the most painful torture of a human being ever. He just had to ignore His emotions.

The first man to get saved was the thief on the cross who was dying in agony. He certainly never relied on his emotions.

Salvation involves a genuine repentance and acceptance of the Lord as Saviour. It involves turning away from one's old life. It may or may not be an emotional experience. The change in one's beliefs and lifestyle is what counts. The ability to start believing Scripture is essential.

63-1222   GOD'S  GIFTS  ALWAYS  FIND  THEIR  PLACES

And this Star, this mystic Light passed over the observatories, for two years, where people even kept time then by four watches, they kept time by the stars. Nobody, no historian wrote of it.

No one knowed nothing about It,

and yet It was there. And these wise men, with their appropriate gift, was guided right through to It.

May that same Light come into every heart,

here tonight, that's setting present.

There may not be no emotion, there may not be this, that, and maybe no one else would know it, just like the wise men.

But may something so be settled in these men, women, boys and girls' hearts tonight, that that Gift of God will anoint their life. That from this night on, they'll be changed. They won't be no more like they used to be.

They'll be a changed creature from now on.

May they, like the wise men, turn aside and not go back to the fashions of the world (and Herod, the king's palace), "But being warned of God, they turned aside." Grant it, Lord.

Tonight I pray that every wise man, boy, or girl, in here tonight... Man or woman that's wise enough to turn aside from the things of the world tonight, don't go back no more after this day. After this--this passing of this day and night, no more will they go back to the things of the world, but may they be wise. And this little mystic Voice that caused them to raise their hand and say, "Yes, I want God's Gift"... May that same thing that caused them to raise their hand, identify them tonight with His death, burial, and resurrection, by giving them the Holy Spirit. May they turn aside.
May these women here tonight, Lord, that's had such a hard time to keep from coping with the world; let their hair grow, and dress ladylike, and take off this makeup and stuff, this artificial, that shows... it--it kind of identifies them that they're not healthy, they... there--there's something wrong. And may tonight, this little mystic Light, Lord, that caused them to raise their hands, may they say, "Lord, I'm turning aside from the things of the world, tonight."

The purpose of the Holy Spirit is to make us believe in Scripture.

JOHN 16:13    Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:

The Holy Ghost baptism is designed to make us understand the mysteries of Scripture.

(For example, Why did Elisha curse 42 little children to be killed by two she-bears?)

We repent and then try to live holy. The focus of this is not based on emotional experiences, which may or may not happen. Emotions often fade when challenged by the hardships of life.

The Holy Ghost must allow us to develop a love of the Bible truth. All God wants from us is the ability to understand the truth. We must love the Bible sufficiently so that we can reject any church ideas that are not written in Scripture.

If you know the Bible truth, then alone can you reject the church errors.

God is not impressed with our works or our feelings.

God wants us to believe and live by every word in Scripture, whatever our emotional state. Emotions are like fizzy drinks, they subside after a while as they are just froth and bubbles. The only solid experience is your ability to believe what is written in Scripture. Because Jesus is the Word of God.

However hard we try, we still get more things wrong than what we get right. That makes us unprofitable to God.

LUKE 17:10    So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

So, God wants us to shift the focus away from self and feelings, and onto believing and understanding His Word.

Our best works are still unclean in His sight.

So, we must just accept that at our best all we can be is a dismal flop.

That is why all your attempts at self-improvement are not working. God is trying to get you away from the churchy-habits of being a "great" Christian (which is a pretense and a delusion) and learn to understand God's Word (which church pastors are unable to do).

By understanding the mysteries of the King James Version of the Bible, we learn about Jesus and His Plan for us. Then we are learning about what will work. As long as we stay behind His Word and trust it and believe it (however bad we feel about ourselves) then we have a place of safety. Because He will finally win and rescue us. We cannot save ourselves.

ISAIAH 64:6   But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Our righteousness is filthy in God's eyes on our best days. Imagine what we look like on a bad day.

Thus, we must look away from self and focus on what the Bible tells us about Jesus.

If you have confessed your sins and asked Jesus to save you, leave it there. He cannot save you more than once. Besides, He saved you when He was on the cross and said, "It is finished". He does not save you today. When you repented, you merely accepted His offer of salvation that He won for you (and everyone else) at Calvary.

Life’s circumstances are designed to force us to look away from self and focus on Jesus alone. Not on some man or woman. Not on some church.

But never forget, Jesus is the Word of God. So what you say about the King James Version of the Bible is what you actually think about Jesus.

Believe every word  in the Scriptures which you must regard as infallible and the Absolute.

Love the Bible and always desire to learn more from it because those written words are the thoughts of Jesus. He would not say anything different to what is written there.

Your faith depends on the God that you took from that Holy Book.

Both God and the Bible are perfect.

As you understand and believe the Bible, so your faith grows without you noticing it.

The seed is the Word of God. When planted in our souls it grows in ways that we do not understand to become an invisible hedge of protection around us.

LUKE 17:21   Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

The "Kingdom of God" is the Holy Ghost baptism within you that teaches you the revealed mysteries of Scripture.

MARK 4:26   And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;

:27   And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up,

he knoweth not how.

LUKE 8:11   Now the parable is this:

The seed is the word of God.

Believing the Bible has effects on us that we cannot understand by means of human reasoning.

Believing the Bible is the only way to keep the Devil under control in ways that we do not see.

Satan is not scared of you or your deeds. He is only scared of the God of the true Bible.

 

When we repent and accept Jesus as our Saviour that is a critically important step as it saves us from going to hell. But it is not the end of the road. It is the foundation that we have to build our Christian experience on. When we got saved, we had our eyes only on Jesus. We realized that all our good works could not save us.

HEBREWS 6:1   Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

Our own works, however good, are insufficient.

It is by grace that we are saved through faith.

We accept Jesus as a personal experience with Him but then we soon change to a church experience of keeping other people happy. Church people always insist that you must agree with their beliefs or else they reject you if you dare to disagree.

65-1128  GOD'S  ONLY  PROVIDED  PLACE  OF  WORSHIP

Out there in Tucson, is listening in this morning, I once wondered... I've always constraining people, "Go to church, no matter where you go." And I seen the people kind of pulling back, and going this way. And I thought, "What's the matter?"

I went to some of them, "The first day you're there, they'll approach you, 'Join our church.' If you don't do it, you're not welcome." See? See? It's a forced thing, it's forced upon you, see, and that's Babylon. But in Christ, you come in by election; not by force, your heart pulls you in.

God did not put His name then in Babylon. Closely now. He cannot put His Name in Babylon, the churches. Oh, they, they put His Name in there, but He never. No.

Our problem is that we do not really know God's Will for today.

The 2020 coronavirus pandemic closed down all the churches.

That is what God thinks of our churches. Only fit to be closed down.

And people are huddling in those churches for safety. Despite there being over 45000 different kinds of churches and denominations. All have different beliefs and yet each church claims to have the truth.

Thus, as a repentant individual you do not know what kind of life God wants you to live.

So, you keep expecting something that is not what God wants to give you.

You have repented, so now move on to understanding Scripture and thereby God can reveal to you what He wants from you. And it will be very different to what you think.

Example.

In the early 1900s the Jews prayed hard and fasted for a homeland in Israel. All they got was the awful Holocaust in 1939 - 1945 where Hitler killed 6 million of them. The exact opposite of what they prayed for. Many died in those gas ovens cursing God for abandoning them. What was God up to? The nations hate the Jews. It took that horrible Holocaust to briefly make the nations sorry for the Jews and in 1947 the United Nations allowed them a small piece of their homeland. Then the Arabs attacked and the Jews, at a great cost in money and blood, won a bigger piece of the Promised Land. Six million Jews died to give the surviving Jews the right to fight for their homeland, which they won. This is like a woman dying in childbirth but she gives life to the new baby.

Rachel, symbolizing mother Israel, died when she gave birth to Benjamin.

Then we have the mystery of the Fifth Seal in Revelation 6:8 where the Jews who are killed just for being Jews are given white robes in Heaven. God's special gift to the Jews because He blinded them in order to turn to us Gentiles. The Jews demanded the death of Jesus and now they have to be killed, just for being Jews, in order to get to Heaven.

Thus, 6 million dead Jews are under the martyr's altar in Heaven and the living Jews have a Promised Land. Talk about win - win. All this is from what we call the "terrible" Holocaust. We, humans, know so little about what God is doing. So, please, quit thinking about your emotions and focus on learning and understanding Scripture.

People think they are safe because they speak in tongues. That is fine. Tongues is one of the gifts of the Spirit. There are nine of these gifts. All good but they guarantee nothing. Remember Matthew 7: 22 - 23 where they had great gifts but got kicked out for not knowing the truth. Jesus is the truth and He never knew them despite their supernatural gifts.

MATTHEW 7:22   Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

MATTHEW 7:23   And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

What is the evidence of the Holy Spirit? Your ability to understand the mysteries of God in Scripture.

 

JOHN 16:13   Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:

We are saved from hell by repentance.

But we also have to be saved from the on-coming great Tribulation.

PHILIPPIANS 2:12   Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

“Work out your own salvation”. That is not from hell as our works cannot save us.

But deception has undermined the churches and the saved people in the churches are fooled by their church leaders and are heading for a cruel death in the 3.5 years of great Tribulation. It will be a fearful time. But, being saved, they will not go to hell.

“Fear and trembling”. The churches have got it wrong. An awful time of great Tribulation is coming. We have to search the Scriptures to find truth and avoid error so that we can save ourselves from the wrath to come. This is an individual affair as the churches are fooled and will condemn us for seeking the truth which will make us disagree with them.

Feelings confirm nothing. The proof of the Holy Ghost baptism is your ability to believe the revealed mysteries of Scripture.

There were no pastors in the Old Testament Law.

"The pastors also transgressed against me" is thus prophetic of the New Testament church.
JEREMIAH 2:8   The priests said not, Where is the LORD? and they that handle the law knew me not:

the pastors also transgressed against me,

and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.
JEREMIAH 10:21   For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.

Millions have left the churches as a result of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Pastors are only mentioned once in the New Testament but are condemned 6 times in the Old Testament. Thus they have no Bible authority to be in charge of a church.

 

Jesus is the Word of God. That means your attitude to the King James Bible is your attitude to Jesus. It is not what you say about Jesus that counts, it is what you say about the Bible. That reflects your real feelings for Jesus.

So, study and obey and love the Bible. Always putting the Bible first. It is not what you think about yourself that counts because people either praise themselves or condemn themselves. It is what you think about the Bible that counts.

God does not always answer prayers the way we think He will.

Three years before leaving school I prayed to find God. No result. Four years at University but took no interest in God. Seven years gone by and no answer from God. Left University and two months later stopped 3 police bullets in a robbery attempt. That led me to accept the Lord. Then my school prayer was finally answered. God can be a tough teacher. But He does not always answer the way we think He will.

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.” — 1 Corinthians 16:23