Bible Believers' Newsletter 047
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Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent
God bless you brethren. I'd like to continue where we left-off the last time we were studying together. You'll recall we identified Ezekiel's "Gog" from historical records, from Scripture and from the Word of God's prophet, the late William Branham. Let's spend a little more time on this study.
I'd like you to turn in your Bibles to Numbers 24:7, "Israel shall pour the water out of his buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters, and his king shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted".
Balak king of Moab had heard how Israel defeated the Edomite tribe of Amalek (Exodus 17:8-16; Genesis 36:12, 16), and, fearing for the security of his kingdom, hired the prophet Balaam to curse Israel. But Balaam could only prophesy in the Name of the Lord the Words God placed in his mouth, and in accordance with God's promise to Abraham, he altogether blessed Israel and foretold the eventual doom of the nation of Moab (Genesis 12:3).
Unbeknownst to himself, Balaam was primarily prophesying of things that would come to pass through Messiah from the time of his birth to the Millennium when the kingdom will be restored to Israel. All Scripture has a compound meaning so these prophecies of Balaam did not pertain strictly to his day. Israel realizes its destiny only in Messiah in Whom the kingdom is restored and in Whom the kingdom is truly higher than Agag, the representative of the hostile world power.
You'll remember Agag was Amalek who is Esau/Edom, representing the self-styled Jews in the natural realm, whose names were never in the Book of Life or if they were, they have been removed, and the false church in the Spiritual, who, having forsaken their birthright have come to a place of no more repentance and their names have been removed from the Book of Life. At enmity with God and His elect, they type Agag and share his doom.
Psalm 89:27, "Also I will make Messiah My firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth." Jesus Christ is "the firstborn from among the dead," and "the beginning of the creation of God:" less than 2,000 years ago (Colossians 1:15-18; Revelation 3:14). Jesus is "higher than the kings of the earth." Or as Balaam prophesied, "Higher than Agag," who will be their ultimate ally.
Some time ago we found that "the kings of the earth" are the Black Nobility or the Khazar Jew Venetian Oligarchy who married into the Royal Houses of Europe (Revelation 17:12-13 - Part I; Revelation 17:12-13 - Part II: The Black Nobility).
The Books of Ezekiel, Daniel and Revelation describe how Rome will rule the world after the Gentile dispensation that closes with an earthquake. It will split the mount of Olives and sink Los Angeles and 1,500 x 4-500 miles of California beneath the sea. We learned that Russia will attack and invade the United States, and how the Pope will bring peace by uniting Eastern and Western Europe, this revival of the old Holy Roman Empire will usurp the authority over Russia's troops and she will be forced to withdraw them.
God's unchanging Word instructs us Rome will be supported by these "kings of the earth," and make an agreement with the international Jews to refinance the dollar. In the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week, once she has the finance of the world under her control, she will break that agreement, and force the mark of the Beast.
These kingdoms of Europe will then "hate the whore." They will abandon Rome. Eastern Europe will revert to Communism and bomb the Vatican (Revelation 18:8-20). Then Russia will bomb the USA.
As God raised-up Nebuchadnezzar to destroy Jerusalem, He raised-up Communism to destroy the false church. And it will. These "kings of the earth" will unite with the revived Communist power against Rome. Communism is Zionism of the anti-Semitic non-Semitic Gentile Jews whom Ezekiel calls "Gog." Gog is Esau/Edom who is at enmity with Jacob naturally as it despises Christianity spiritually. Rome, the Jews and Communism have always been bitter enemies.
Psalm 89:27, "Also I will make Him, My firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth".
Numbers 24:7, "Israel's King shall be higher than Agag, and His kingdom shall be exalted".
Christ will utterly destroy the kings of the earth, their kingdoms and Agag by His manifested Word. Armageddon will leave them neither root nor branch (Malachi 4:1-3). When the glorified Jesus returns, He will come back with the glorified saints of all Ages to step out upon the ashes of the wicked.
Have you seen something? Agag the leader of the Edomites is "Gog." Revelation 17 and 19; Ezekiel 38-39; Psalm 89:27 and Numbers 24:7, are all speaking of one and the same event. It is the outcome of the enmity between two brothersEsau/Edom and Jacob/Israel. The clue was revealed to me as I was preaching from Numbers 24:7 last week. Please open your Bibles at that verse.
"Israel shall pour out an abundance of water; His offspring [not natural Israel but Spiritual Israel: the seed of Jesus Christ], will dwell in many places, [(Ezekiel 43:2; Revelation 1:15; 14:2; 17:1; 19:6) as God told Abraham]: "In Christ shall all nations be blessed" (Genesis 18:18; 22:18; 26:4; Psalm 72:17; Galatians 3:8), and his King [Messiah] shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted [all things are under our feet]."
Now the clue was that word "Agag." Scholars dispute whether it is the title of the Amalekite kingsas Pharaoh was the title of the Egyptian, and Abimelech the title of Philistine kingsor if the word should actually read "Gog" as it is translated in the Old Latin, Septuagint, Modern English, Moffatt and Aquilla Bibles, and by the Samaritan Pentateuch.
As I pointed out, Balaam is speaking of Christ's kingdom, which is fully realized after the defeat and destruction of Israel's enemy in "the battle of that great day of God Almighty" (Revelation 16:14). We've proved throughout Scripture that Israel's greatest enemy was his brother Esau. This battle is with Gog who is Esau.
In Numbers 24:7 and 20, Balaam's prophecy is contrasting Israel's overcoming, enduring Kingdom with the doomed kingdom of Amalek who is Agag, Gog, or Esau/Edom, who are the self-styled Jews trying to steal back the birthright they sold to Jacob/Israel and regain the dominion. They are the Communist power than will rule Russia and her confederacy at the end, after the present "peace offensive" launched by Nikita Khrushchev in 1956.
The meaning of the name "Gog" is "to surmount". It gives a clue to his nature and denotes one who sets himself like the roof in the midst of heaven and earth, between God and men. Gog leads Magog which represents a whole complex of nations under subjection as vassals.
Now let's return to Ezekiel.
In Ezekiel 38 we see that after the State of Israel is restored in the Promised Land and repopulated by a mixed multitude, God will "cause Gog to return to Israel, putting hooks into his jaws," forcing him from his own land at the head of a mighty army whose nucleus are Scythians, or Russians, but which includes Iran, Ethiopia, Libya, Turkey and many other peoples.
According to Brother Branham, Russia's motive in attacking Israel is to gain control of the mineral wealth of the Dead Sea. (COD 77:111; 294:530; The Seventy Weeks of Daniel, 122:157; Isaiah 60:5).
"God says, when Gog comes against the land of Israel, My fury will come up in My face. For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have said, Surely in there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel" (Ezekiel 38:18-19). This shaking is the earthquake of Zechariah 14:3-4, Isaiah 29:5-7 and Revelation 16:19 (Ezekiel 38 and 39).
Isaiah 66:18-20, In Daniel's Seventieth Week, says God ". . . I will gather all nations and tongues against Jerusalem. And they shall see My glory when I will perform a mighty miracle against them, and I will send their survivors to the nations, to Tarshish, Put [Libya] and Lud [Turkey] that draw the bow, to Tubal [Georgia] and Javan [Greece], to the distant shores that have not heard My fame, nor seen My glory. There shall they declare My glory among the Gentiles (Ezekiel 38:23). This news will restore all your brethren as an offering to the Lord brought honorably from all nations to My holy mountain Jerusalem, as the children of Israel bring an offering in consecrated vessels to the house of the Lord".
The days of grace to the Gentiles have ended. The survivors of the armies that came against Jerusalem return to their lands with news of God's miraculous stand for Israel, rousing revival in the heart of expatriate Israelites whom they assist to return to the Land of the Covenant. (As Cyrus assisted in Judah's return to Jerusalem). The only place God ever has, ever can, or ever will deal with Israel, is in the Promised Land. Any Israelite outside the Land is outside the Old Covenant, excluded from relationship with God.
Joel 3:15-17, "The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining."
[The Son of God will turn from the Gentiles; the apostate church will reflect darkness and blood, and the partial Word of the seven stars or Church Age Messengers that produced the new birth in the saints of their dispensations have had no Light since Christ opened the Seals in 1963, since then "that which was in part is done away" (I Corinthians 13:10). We must walk in the Light God is shining for this day. We can't be written epistles of the Light He revealed for a day gone by.
The Jews impersonate the Light of Moses yet It was fulfilled 2,000 years ago. Lutherans, Presbyterians and Episcopalians (Anglicans) are impersonating the Light Luther shone in the Sardis Church Age. It gave the new birth to the saints predestinated to that Age, but It won't make a saint in this day. The Methodists and Baptists are impersonating the Light God shone through Wesley's Message to the saints of the Philadelphian Age, but that part of the Body was completed in 1906. The Pentecostal denominations are impersonating the Message of William Branham to the Laodicean Church Age, but it ended in 1963.
We must recognize our day and it's Message. Only when we see that part of the Word manifesting through us can we know we are born-again, or "Christians". Outside of that revelation we are not even called to at all.
Very soon now, the Gentile dispensation will end. God will turn to Israel, and 144,000 elect Israelites in the Promised Land will hear His Voice and be born-again. Any outside that number are not His people].
"The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem [not London, New York, Moscow or Berlin] and the heavens and the earth shall shake [the heavens were shaken by the ministry of the prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 and Revelation 10:7 which restored the apostolic faith, finished the mystery of God and is calling God's people out from all man-made systems into the unity of the faith. The earthquake was foretold in Ezekiel 38:19 and Zechariah 14:3-4, and marks the close of the Gentile dispensation]: but the Lord will be the hope of His people, and the strength of the children of Israel. Thus shall they know that I am the Lord their God, dwelling in Zion, My holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and no strangers shall pass through her any more."
Once again the Hebrew word used to describe "strangers" is zuwr, it applies to enemy aliens or a foreign race (Serpent's seed) with no rights whatsoever in Israel even if they do call themselves Jews. Two verses down we read of the impending doom of Esau/Edom for their violence against the blood descendants of Judah.
Joel 2:20-25, "I will remove the northern army, and will drive him into the barren wasteland, half towards the Dead sea, and half toward the Mediterranean, and his rotting stench shall cover the land, because God has performed a miracle.
Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the Lord has done great things. Be not afraid, you beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness have sprung up, for the tree bears its fruit, the fig tree and the vine yield their full strength.
Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for He has given you the former [or autumn] rain moderately, [which Israel rejected and the Gentiles received]. Once more He will send down for you the rain, the former rain, [in the ministry of William Branham which restored the apostolic faith or original teaching rain to the Gentiles], and the latter rain in the first month [which will be the teaching rain for Israel, and the latter anointing for the resurrection of the Church Age saints and the manifestation of the Sons of God].
And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil [Word and Spirit in the anointed ministry of the Israel's two witnesses]. And I will restore to you the years that the locust's eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, My great army which I sent among you."
Yes sir, Israel will receive two prophets. One with the anointing that was upon Moses will restore them back to the Law and prophets whence they have fallen. The other, with the anointing that was on Elijah, will direct them to their place in the present Truth in their "former rain." Their latter rain will be the 'parousia' and baptism with the Holy Spirit, or new birth to Israel. bb981111.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 in other countries. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.