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Wormwood

John Collins05/22/2013

Video available here: http://youtu.be/H-72g1Rt5RE 

To ancient Babylon and Sumeria, the stars in the heavens were believed to be gods, and were worshipped in the temples of Baal.  It has been discovered that their star charts and study of orbital paths are astonishingly accurate, having calculations that until recent times were believed to be unknown.


But there is an oddity in their descriptions of the planets of our solar system that revolve around our sun.  While their information is precisely accurate in every aspect, there is one difference between their drawings of the planets and what we have today:  An extra planet.


This planet, called Nibiru, has been the speculation of conspiracy theorists and archaeologists for years, since the discovery.  But the planet itself, and the worship of that planet, is nothing new.


To archaeologists studying with scriptural basis, the general theory is that Nibiru is described in the book of Revelation as “Wormwood.” 


Revelations 8:11 says this:


The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many people died from the water, because it had been made bitter.


Throughout the Bible, “wormwood” is used to describe bitterness.  


Proverbs 5:3 says this:


For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil, but in the end she is bitter as wormwood


Lamentations 3:


He has filled me with bitterness; he has sated me with wormwood.


Amos 5: 


O you who turn justice to wormwood and cast down righteousness to the earth!


Amos 6:


But you have turned justice into poison and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood


Each instance in the scriptures regarding “wormwood” is describing sinful and unrighteous descriptions of those who refused to walk in the pathway of God.  Never in the scriptures do you find a single instance of “wormwood” as a good thing, because it was a extremely bitter tasting.  Where righteousness is as sweet as honey, unrighteousness is as bitter as wormwood.


In the occult, however, wormwood is revered.  It was a “sacred herb” to the druids considered to be magical.  Toxic in high doses, the alchemist must be careful with its usage.  But used properly, the plant induces a spiritual extasy that is said to increase psychic powers, divination, and prophecy.  All of which is condemned as an abomination before God, and forbidden under Mosaic law except prophecy, however prophecy that does not come from Yahweh IS condemned.


The Greek word translated to “wormwood” in English is “apsinthos.”  Literally translated, it means “bitter.” 


The Hebrew counterpart is “laanah,” and this word is not only used for extremely bitter, but also used to describe a very awful curse.  In some instances, it could be literally translated to “bitter curse.”


But what is interesting is that while the book of Revelation describes a star falling from heaven with this name, there is another book that references “wormwood.”  It is a book that William Branham was very familiar with, and one that many of his “divine revelations” were copied from:  The Book of Enoch.


In the Book of Enoch, seven EVIL arch-angels are described being cast into the pit of fire.  One of these fallen angels is “Laanah”, or “Wormwood.”  


The Book of Enoch is the book where William Branham got the false teaching that Enoch lived to be 500 years old and walked with Noah, while the Bible clearly states that Enoch walked 365 years and then was translated.


The Book of Enoch is filled with Gnostic teaching, deemed to be heresy by Branham’s choice for the “Church Angel” Irenaeus.  In his book, “Against Heresies,” Irenaeus condemned these Gnostics who incorporated pagan worship into Christianity.


But William Branham not only integrated the fallen angel “Wormwood” into his theology, Branham described this evil, unrighteous, fallen angel as one of the good guys!


Freemason teaching incorporates the Book of Enoch into their theology, but unlike Christians, we find that the fallen angels are actually revered in the evil known as freemasonry.  Masons worship Tubal-Cain, who they believe to have led the rebellion of the fallen angels.


Wicca and other pagan religions also worship fallen angels, and attribute their sorcery to powers given by one of the fallen angels led by Lucifer.  Raphael is the Archangel for healing, one that casts an emerald-colored light similar to what William Branham described during his healing campaigns.


William Branham copied much of his theology from Charles Taze Russell, also well-known to be a freemason.  Russell, cult leader of the Watchtower Society, better known as the Jehovah’s Witnesses, included angelic worship into his theology.


In fact, just like William Branham did, Russell taught that Jesus Christ was Michael the Archangel.  Also, like Branham, Russell emphasized the “prophet” side of Christ, while describing Christ as one of the angels.  Both taught that the Holy Spirit left Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane.  Under this theology, the archangel Michael left the body of Christ, leaving Christ to die as just a man.  


Christians who are taught the Christ of the Bible are fully aware that a man cannot take away the sins of the world, and that Jesus Christ was God.  


But Branham considered his false teaching of the archangel Michael leaving Christ’s body to be more of an event than the work Jesus did on calvary.  


In 1957, Branham says this:


He died more death in Gethsemane than He did on the cross.  

--57-0418 THE.COMMUNION


But it gets really weird when you consider Branham’s descriptions of the spiritual realm in the garden of Gethsemane.  After he describes Michael leaving the body of Christ, he talks about how all the angels stood around the Christ.


We have Michael, obviously, who Branham claims to have came out of Jesus, but then we also have Wormwood, the fallen angel!


Branham mentions Wormwood all throughout his ministry, sometimes mistakenly calling the evil angel “Woodworm.”  


In 1959, a sermon entitled “Conference With God,” Branham describes all of the angels in the Garden of Gethsemane looking at Jesus who is now just a man.  The only three that are named are Gabriel, Michael, and Woodworm.  Two angels that are the “good guys,” and one fallen angel.  


Oh, there was Gabriel, Michael, Woodworm, all the thousands of them setting around the rock.


Branham admits that Wormwood is a fallen angel in 1951, so he knows that this is one of the bad guys.  In “The Hour Is Come,” William Branham says this:


He's called Wormwood. He falls down. He has controls of all the waters.


What is William Branham doing preaching about a fallen angel?  Especially when he KNOWS that Wormwood is a fallen angel?

It is interesting, because later in 1951, a sermon entitled “Believest Thou This,” Branham describes Wormwood communicating with “the master”:


I can see one of them come up; he's called Wormwood. He's the angel over all the waters. I can see him rustle up, quick up beside of the throne and say, "Master, have You looked down, down there? Why, they're fixing to burn up three faithful believers." I can hear the Master say, "Yes, Wormwood, I've watched them all night long."

51-0506A BELIEVEST.THOU.THIS


Freemasons do believe the fallen angels have a master.  And they worship the master, who they call “Tubal-Cain.”  Notice that Branham does not name the “master” when describing this fallen angel.  This is the tactic used by several masons when integrating their false teaching into Christian religion.  


Later in 1951, he says this:


Up, from this side, comes another Angel. He's Wormwood, the one who has control over the water, saying, "Master, have You looked down in Babylon?

51-0930A WHAT.THINK.YE.OF.CHRIST


Again, the word “master” is used, and Branham is describing a fallen angel.  Yahweh would NOT have been communicating with a fallen angel, and we know that one cannot serve two masters.  There can only be one “master” to whom William Branham was referring.


He continues mentioning Wormwood (or Woodworm) over and over and over, in association with his story about Babylon.  But then, after teaching this strange and Gnostic theology with authority, Branham pretends that he does not know the name of the fallen angel:


I can hear the Master say, "Gabriel, you're true. You've been a real Angel. You've done everything I've told you to do since I created you. But put that sword back in the sheath. I can't let you go." And Gabriel sheathed his sword, stood attention at His side. Here comes another Angel. What's his name? Is that Wormwood? He'd got a control over all the waters.

53-0831 GOD.TALKED.TO.MOSES


When Branham describes the two angels that spoke with Abraham, he places this fallen angel into the story:


We're made out of sixteen elements. He just got some potash, and some calcium, some petroleum, cosmic light, the "Whew!" "Step in that, Gabriel," a body!  "Whew!" "Step in that, Wormwood." He stepped in it. Two Angels, out of Heaven!

57-0901E HEBREWS.CHAPTER.FOUR

I have heard the term “sola-scriptura” used time and again regarding William Branham’s teaching.  This Latin phrase means “by scripture alone.”  Nothing added to it, simply the Word of God.  


Yet these ministers play these recorded sermons that has integrated freemason teachings that include the worship of angels.  And not even the good guys, they are filling their cult churches with the worship of fallen angels without even knowing it.


Every person sitting in a pew, thinking they are serving God by listening to this blasphemy do not even realize that they are under a spell.  They are sitting under a sorcerer who has tricked them into worship of fallen angels.  They are sitting under a spell, believing that this sorcerer is a “vindicated prophet,” while they have never taken the time to study a single prophecy to SEE if that prophecy has vindicated the prophet.


In Colossians 2, Paul condemns these men like William Branham who introduce worship of fallen angels into their doctrines:


Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.  If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations?


Many have defended Branham’s false teaching stolen from Charles Taze Russell that the Christ was nothing more than the angel Michael, and that the Holy Spirit left Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane.  Mostly pastors.


These pastors, teaching each Sunday from behind the pulpits can quote to you every single false doctrine that William Branham taught from his masonic roots.  They can muster Branhamisms as arguments to each and every apologetic finding that shows Branham to be a false prophet and false teacher.  


But while these pastors, claiming to teach you Christianity, can quote Branham like a broken record, they cannot quote the scriptures that condemn their cult leader.  Branham’s worship of the fallen angel Wormwood and the archangel Michael is negated by the very first chapter in Hebrews:


Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.


Michael the Archangel did not create the world.  And notice WHEN God spoke through prophets.  Find ONE SINGLE instance of the phrase “Thus Saith The Lord” used in the New Testament!


Of Jesus Christ, Paul says this:


He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.  


It sounds as though Paul is arguing directly with William Branham.  Especially this next part, because Paul is reaching out through the pages BEGGING you to understand that Jesus Christ is above the angels!


For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”? Or again, “I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son”?  And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God's angels worship him.”  Of the angels he says, “He makes his angels winds, and his ministers a flame of fire.”  But of the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.


Paul just made a solid argument separating the Christ from the angels.  The angels were NEVER the Son of God.  They were NEVER heir to the throne.


While Branham lessoned Christ by making him “just a man,” Paul worshipped Christ as the Son of the Living God, One WITH God, and as God.  The rest of the chapter is nothing more than worship of Jesus Christ AS God:


You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”  And, “You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands; they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment, like a robe you will roll them up, like a garment they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will have no end.”  And to which of the angels has he ever said, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”?  Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?


I recently spoke with a man who has recently escaped the cult of William Branham.  Under Branham’s theology, he did not understand that Christ was God.  How could he be?  He died as “just a man?”


You cult pastors, what is wrong with you?  Why are you filling the hearts of your people with the worship of fallen angels?  Why do you study the masonic teachings of William Branham more than your Bibles?  Why do you throw your Bibles under the bus whenever conflicts are found in William Branham’s failed prophecies?  Has the Word of God lost its respect with you?  Have you grown tired of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and would rather fill your congregations with worship of demons?  


May God have mercy.  May he have compassion on all of the people who sit there unknowingly worshipping fallen angels!


Worshiping... Wormwood.