August 14, 2022 Activity
Bible Study for August 14, 2022
BIBLE STUDY #229
SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2022
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Thank you very much, missionary Miguel Bermudez Marin, and to all who are there with you in Monterrey, God bless you, and also to all who are watching us through the satellite Amazonas or internet on this occasion, and here present: May God open our understanding and the Scriptures this morning through this study, and also through this message that we have for today “THE MYSTERY OF THE WHEAT AND THE TARES.” And speak to us directly to our souls, to our hearts.
And to all the fathers there in Brazil, who are celebrating Father’s Day: May God bless you greatly this morning, this day, and always. My congratulations also from the congregation here in Puerto Rico.
TITLE: THE MYSTERY OF THE WHEAT AND THE TARES
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Friday, September 12, 1997
San Miguel, El Salvador
Scripture: Matthew 13:36-43
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] We read in the book of Revelation, chapter 14… (Our brother William read the Scripture, as a foundation for this topic, the Gospel according to Matthew 13:36-43).
We read in the book of Revelation, chapter 14, verse 14 to 20; it says:
14 I looked, and there before me was a white cloud, and seated on the cloud was one like a son of man with a crown of gold on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand.
15 Then another angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud, “Take your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.”
16 So he who was seated on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the earth was harvested.
17 Another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle.
18 Still another angel, who had charge of the fire, came from the altar and called in a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, “Take your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of grapes from the earth’s vine ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «foolish virgins and the world», because its grapes are ripe.”
19 The angel swung his sickle on the earth, gathered its grapes and threw them into the great winepress of God’s wrath.
20 They were trampled in the winepress outside the city, and blood flowed out of the press, rising as high as the horses’ bridles for a distance of 1,600 stadia.
[JBP] And we also read in Isaiah, chapter 63, verse 1, it says:
1 Who is this that cometh from Edom ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «gentiles», with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?
3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.
5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.
6 And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It tells us in this message [Bible study]:
THE CREATION OF A NEW MAN
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, February 12, 1995
And after the fall, where God cursed the serpent, we find that the seed of the serpent has continued to reproduce itself, but already on a higher scale, because it mixed with the human race. By mixing with the human race it obtained other privileges that it didn’t have.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And it tells us in the message “THE ANOINTED ONES AT THE END TIME,”1 on page 14 and 15, says:
52 These trees, the true vine and false vine! You’ve heard me preach on that since, from years ago, how they’ve growed up together. Brought them in individuals and showed that, from Cain and Abel, the two vines that met at an altar; both of them religious, both of them anointed ([JBP] he writes): [WSS] «both vines, both trees», both of them desiring life, and worshipping the same God. And one was rejected and the other received.
And the only way that the one that was received could have done anything different from his brother: it was revealed to him ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «Cain and Abel and the revelation». For the Bible said, “By faith…” Hebrews, 11th chapter, “By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than that of Cain, which God testified that he was righteous.”
Jesus, said, the spiritual revelation of Who He was! “Who does man say I the Son of man am?”
He said, Peter said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
“Blessed art thou, Simon—Simon, son of Jonas; flesh and blood never revealed this to you. My Father which is in Heaven has revealed it. Upon this rock I’ll build My Church,” (what?) the true revelation of the Word. There is the true Vine again.
[JBP] And he writes:
[WSS] «The true vine is in the true revelation of the Word».
[WSS] «Peter [Moses] and the revelation. Yesterday and today».
[JBP] And above “Peter” he wrote: [WSS] «Moses».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It goes on to say (page 1 of the Bible study):
That is why also in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, He said that there would be the two seeds, both represented: in the wheat the children of the Kingdom, and in the tares the children of the evil one or of the devil.
Now, the offspring of Cain according to the flesh, is one thing; and the offspring of the devil according to the spirit of the devil, is another thing.
What does this mean? That a person can have an evil spirit, and yet be in a body equal to the body in which the children of God are as well. The children of the evil one no longer have to come in a body of an animal, but they come in bodies born through the union of a man and a woman; and the children of God also come in a body born of a man and a woman.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the message “AND KNOWETH IT NOT,”2 (in this translation), also preached by the Reverend William Branham, it says on page 15, says:
120 Now, now that, the Church, that His very whole purpose was the Church. Now how do we get into this Church? “By one Spirit we’re all baptized into one Body,” the Church, the Body of Christ ([JBP] And he makes a drawing of a pyramid: [WMB] “By one Spirit we’re all,” and he points towards the Cornerstone). It cannot fail.
121 Now, here is what happens. Now watch this, just a little figurative picture here. [Brother Branham again shows his drawing of three rings—Ed.]
122 [WSS] «1» Now, this outside man is the flesh. That’s what we look at; what we see. And it has five inlets to that body. And any grammar school child, as myself, would know there is five senses control the body; «1» see, «2» taste, «3» feel, «4» smell, and «5» hear ([JBP] he enumerates them): [WSS] «1, 2, 3, 4, 5». Without that, you can’t touch the body. That’s the only way you have to the body; see, taste, feel, smell, hear; you see it, taste it, feel it… Now, that is the evil one, on the outside.
123 [WSS] «2» Now, inside of that is a spirit, which you become when you’re born in the earth and the breath of life is breathed into him. That spirit is of a worldly nature because it was not given from God, but it was (given) permitted by God. Now you got that?
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in the book of The Seals, on page 325 [page 383 in Eng.] it says (this is in the message “The Fifth Seal”):
446 Watch when a baby…Excuse me again, sisters, for this plain talk before young women. But, look. When a mother has conceived, and that little bunch of muscles is twisting and jumping, you understand, it is a natural body. And just as nature is performing the natural body…
447 Did you ever notice your wife before the little ones was born? She always, right along, the last, becomes real kind, sweet. If she hasn’t been, all of her life, she will be then.
[JBP] And he says: [WSS] «There is an atmosphere of love before a baby is born, because there is a spirit waiting to enter that body» ([JBP] brother William writes there).
 Did you ever notice how saintly, or kind of a feeling, you notice the mother?
448 And you see some sinner out there, make fun of a mother that’s a—a pregnant-ed woman. I think that’s ridiculous. That’s life coming to the world.
449 But did you notice, around that mother seems to be a sweet feeling? What is it? It’s a little spiritual body, spiritual life, waiting to come into that little body as soon as it’s born. Now it’s only begotten; but, when it’s born, it’s born. The spiritual body unites with the natural body.
[JBP] And he writes there: [WSS] «The spirit comes from the heart of the Earth (the 5th dimension) / 2 Peter 2:4-5, 1 Peter 4 :19-20».
450 And, then, the Bible teaches that we are now begotten of God. We’re begotten of the Holy Spirit, that, in us is Christ, a son of God being formed in us. And when this earthly body be dissolved, this spiritual body comes from the bowels of the earth, there is another body waiting to receive it. “If this earthly tabernacle is dropped, there is another body to receive it.” This mortal body puts on immortality. This terrestrial puts on celestial. This, see what I mean? There is a natural body that’s sinful; but, in its making, just like it, is another body that we go to.
451 And I am so grateful to God that I can say, as your pastor and brother, I’ve seen those people, so help me, in that body, and handled them with my hands. That’s right.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The transformation».
[JBP] And those were the occasions where he went, when he was allowed to visit that sixth dimension.
It goes on to say here, where we stopped, in the message “AND KNOWETH IT NOT,” (I’m on page 15, halfway):
 For, every child that’s born in the world, “is born in sin, shaped in iniquity; come to the world speaking lies.” That right? ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «the spirit of a worldly nature» So, that person, inside there, is a sinner, to begin with. Now, but…
124 Now, it’s got five inlets. And them five inlets…I don’t know whether I can call them right off now. When the…First, I know, is thought, conscience, and love, choice…No. Conscience, love, reason ([JBP] he says some there)… There is five inlets to the spirit. You can’t think with your body; you have to think with your spirit. You can’t have conscience in your body. It has no mental faculties at all; your body doesn’t, so you have to think with your spirit. You have to reason. You can’t reason with your physical being, ’cause reason doesn’t see, taste, feel, smell, or hear. Reason is what you can make in your mind.
[JBP] And he writes there: [WSS] «the body with 5 senses».
[WSS] «the body of the believers with 5 senses = the 5 ministries».
[JBP] Look at the comparison he makes there. Now he is going on to the third one:
 [WSS] «3» If you’re asleep or you’re out, your body is laying there dead, but your spirit can still reason. There is five senses that controls that inside man. And that…
125 Now, to the last man, which is the soul, there is only one sense that controls that, and that is free…moral agency’s free will to choose or to reject.
126 And now the reason that people today…Now, don’t forget this now, and you’ll—you’ll see what the Holy…what the initial evidence of the Holy Ghost is. See?
127 Now, people…
[JBP] At the bottom he also writes: [WSS] «the 5 senses of the spirit = the 5 ministers».
(Here he writes: [WSS] «the 5 ministries»; and here he writes: [WSS] «the 5 ministers»).
[WSS] «the sense of the soul = free moral agent».
127 Now, people can live in this spirit, and they dance in the spirit. They shout in the spirit. They go to church in the spirit, and they can absolutely have the real Spirit of God anointed on that spirit, but still be lost and just as devil-possessed as they can be, with that spirit.
128 Because… ([JBP] and he stops there with 3 ellipses).
[WSS] «anointed with the Spirit of God in the spirit of man and be lost».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And notice here in the message “TRYING TO DO GOD A SERVICE WITHOUT IT BEING GOD’S WILL,”3 on page 56, it says:
213 Now, notice in this now, David thought he had everything in order. And he was inspired. See how the Holy Spirit can anoint a man? But it’s got to be in the order of the anointing. The outside ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «spirit» spirit can be anointed with the Holy Ghost, and the soul as dark as pitch. The cocklebur grows on the same water that builds…puts life into the wheat, puts life into the cocklebur; but at the bottom of the cocklebur, it’s a cocklebur life. It’s rejoicing, and blooming, and got life, and doing everything that the wheat does, but the soul of it is cocklebur. See? False teachers can rise, teaching all kind of trinitarianism and everything else, and be anointed with the Holy Ghost, and perform just as many miracles as the true Gospel can. But by the Word here, that’s what does it.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The wheat and the tares. Tares soul».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It goes on to say, on page 16 [“AND KNOWETH IT NOT”] [PG. 16]:
 …watch, that’s the reason you couldn’t tell that woman, she was wearing shorts, was wrong. You couldn’t tell her bobbing her hair was wrong. “Well, what’s your hair got to do with it?” Well, it did to Samson. See?
129 “Whosoever shall add one word to This, or take one Word from It.” You’ve got to have an ultimate somewhere. [WSS] «He who takes away or adds has one goal».
[JBP] And here, on this same page 16 at the bottom, it says [PG. 18]:
135 Now, the only way up here in this spheres, that you could ever be in this little inside man; and you have to be foreordained. Because you was with God, you’re a part of God.
136 I was in my father. I also was in my grandfather, and my grandfather’s grandfather. By seed, I was in that.
137 And I was in Christ. You were in Christ before the foundation of the world. He came to redeem His Own, His Own that was in Him. Hallelujah! His children that was in Him!
138 He never came to—to save the devil’s children. They never will know It. And they are so shrewd in the ways of their intellectual learning, that you can’t compare with them at all. You can’t outtalk them. But, by faith you see It.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And also in this same message we read, on page 9 of “THE ANOINTED ONES OF AT THE END TIME,” it says [PG. 8]:
36 Now, therefore, the rain dropping down upon the natural vegetation of the earth, is a type of the Spiritual rain which gives Eternal Life, dropping down upon the Church, for we call it the former rain and the latter rain. And it’s a rain, pouring out of God’s Spirit, upon His Church.
37 Notice, it’s a very strange thing here ([JBP] he writes): [WSS] «the Latter Rain — Joel 2 / The Afternoon Sun — Zechariah 14:7». See? When them seed went in the ground, however they got there, they were thorns to begin with. But there the wheat that went in the ground, and the herbs, were herbs to begin with. And each herb producing itself, over again, showed that it was in the original beginning.
38 “And they will deceive the Elected if it were possible,” ’cause they’re getting the same rain, same blessing, showing the same signs, same wonders. See? “They will deceive, or shall deceive the Elected if it were possible.” Now, a thorn cannot help being a thorn, and neither can wheat help being a wheat ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «the wheat and the tares»; it’s what the Creator of each one determined at the beginning. That’s the Elected. The same rain!
39 The sun rises of a morning and spreads across the earth, as it had this earth and day that we live. And the sun, same sun that rises in the East is the same sun that sets in the West. And that sun is sent to ripen the grain upon the earth, which our bodies are made from.
[WSS] «The eastern Sun is the western Sun», ([JBP] he writes there).
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It goes on to say (page 1 at the bottom, the last paragraph) our brother William [Bible study]:
There are children of God and children of the evil one here on planet Earth, and what counts is of which spirit the person is. If he is of the Spirit of God, he is a child of God; if he is of the spirit of the devil, he is a child of the devil; even if human beings don’t want to recognize it that way, because they think that they are all children of God.
GOD CALLING AND GATHERING HIS ELECT BECAUSE THERE IS STILL ROOM
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Monday, July 30, 2007
Buenos Aires, Argentina
And now, therefore, good and bad have been coming into the Gospel, into Christianity. And what has happened? Some people also stumble when some problems arise or when some leave the Lord.
Remember that the Scripture says: “Good and bad came in,” it was filled with good and bad; therefore, don’t be surprised if you see some little problem in Christianity: remember that Christ said that in the field there would be the wheat and also the tares.
All desire eternal life, all desire to enter the Kingdom of God; but the wheat and the tares are different; and the tares will act as tares, and the tares Christ said are the children (of whom?) of the evil one; and the wheat are the children of the Kingdom, the children of God.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It tells us in the book of Quotations, on page 62, paragraph 547, it says:4
547 – “ …so much as we have here.
36 A devil is almost harmless unless he can have something to work in ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «the devil can’t harm unless he has someone to work in». He’s got… You remember those devils that were cast out of Legion? They had… they want to do more mischievousness, so they wanted to go in the hogs. So, devils must have something to work in, somebody to work through.
37 And that’s the way God does, too. He has to have us. He’s depending on us, to work through us.”
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The head needs a body to work».
[JBP] And here in the first sentence, where he says: [WMB] “A devil is almost harmless unless he can have something to work in,” he writes beside it: [WSS] «The serpent, Cain, Judas, the antichrist, the beast»; and he enumerated them there, some of them. Those who are represented in the ones who allow themselves to be used by the devil.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It goes on to say [Bible study]:
Therefore, in the midst of Christianity many things would arise that would surprise some; and throughout history you can see countless things that have happened, that you may not think would have been the children of God, and therefore, some have been scandalized; but you can’t be scandalized.
In the midst of Judaism, the same thing happened: there were wheat and tares. To some who didn’t want to listen to Jesus, who rejected Him and criticized Him, He said: “You can’t hear my words because you are not of God.”5 And that Word is harsh but it is so; there is wheat and tares. And let’s see where it says it so that you have a clear picture; because no believer in Christ should turn away from Christ: he should remain faithful to Christ.
Christ said that he who puts his hand to the plow and looks back, is not fit for the Kingdom; therefore, you have put your hand to the plow to walk forward with Christ in His Kingdom.
No matter what happens, you keep going forward. Remember, it is between you and God. If you see any person that turns away, you keep going; don’t turn away yourself. The one who turns away loses God’s blessing. Don’t lose God’s blessing.
OUR REDEMPTION IS NEAR
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Friday, July 16, 2010
Santiago de Chile, Chile
Do you remember in the parable of the father of the family?, that he said to go and look for the people: good and bad, see?, wheat and tares; and there we can see why in Christianity there has been wheat and tares.
Now, Christ knows, He knows the wheat and He knows the tares; and He says that for the end time, for the end, He will separate the wheat from the tares, He will make a separation; for which He will send His Angels: they are the ministries of Moses and Elijah. See? Everything is simple.
1260 – “19 Notice in verse 41, the two also very close, so close in the last days till He didn’t do… He could not depend on some certain church to separate them, say, the Methodist or the Baptist, or the Pentecostals, to separate them. He said, ‘He sends His angels to separate them.’ An angel is coming to bring the separation, the segregation between the right and the wrong. And no one can do that but the Angel of the Lord. He’s the One that is going to tell which is right and which is wrong. God said He will send His angels at the last times. Not angels down through here ([JBP] that is, through the ages), but angels at the last time, and would gather together. We know that this is the coming harvest time now. Now, an angel is actually interpreted a ‘messenger.’ And we see that there is seven angels of the seven churches, and now… no, through the church ages.”
[WSS] «He will send His Angels in the separation».
[WSS] «Moses and Elijah, the gathering and the harvest» ([JBP] he writes there).
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It goes on to say (page 3) [Bible study]:
So all these things are going to be fulfilled and will be open or being opened to the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, who are the ones that have to understand these things; the world doesn’t have to understand them, because it is not for them to understand.
LIVING IN THE TIME OF THE FULFILLMENT OF THE PROPHECIES
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, January 17, 1999
Cayey, Puerto Rico
We can’t make illusions thinking that all beings throughout history are children of God; for Christ says that there are wheat and tares in the field, in this world there are wheat and tares; and also in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, in Christianity, we find that tares have also entered.
So we have to be realistic and know that there are children of the good one and children of the evil one on this planet Earth; and also in Christianity, like in the midst of Judaism there were also children of God and children of the evil one.
Christ told some people that they were children of the devil; and that is a harsh word, but if it is the truth and Christ said it, then who is going to say that it is not so.
And they proved themselves to be children of the evil one when in their hearts they wished to kill Jesus, and then they achieved the death of Jesus; for at the request of those people who wished to kill Jesus, at their request, the governor there (Pontius Pilate) ordered the death of Jesus.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] The same thing that Cain did there with Abel. Of that same spirit are the people who think of killing, murdering: they are children of the old serpent, which is the devil, Satan.
And notice what he will do (we are going to read here; we read this a little while ago also,8 look how the tares will be inside the Church at the end of time, at the end time; that is, the wheat and the tares will be inside. Just as it was in the time of Jesus, who was killed (that is, through that evil spirit, which is that spirit of a murderer), look at what will happen at the end of time with Revelation 11.
Let’s read the dream first, and then we read what brother William writes there. This was a dream that a sister had; and it is told in the book of Quotations. It is in “SOULS THAT ARE IN PRISON NOW” also; but in the book of Quotations, we are going to read that portion there, on page 114 (which that is on page 34, at the bottom, of the message “SOULS THAT ARE IN PRISON NOW.”) It says:9
1004 – “231 I know someday that’s going to cost me my life. That’s right. It’s going to, but here the Truth is being knowed. […]
232 Just keeps dripping with blood! Yes, it’ll do it someday, but I’m waiting that hour when it’s finished.
233 Some sister just had a dream. She sent it to me, said, ‘I seen them, that church…’”
[JBP] See… it’s a church; that is, it’s a group within the Church: [WMB] “that church”; he didn’t say, “That is some unbelievers from outside, from the world,” no; [WMB] “that church.”
1004 – “ …fixed a way,’ is going to kill me, secretly, sometime, I’m getting out of my car, ‘going in, be fired from… ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «explosion»’ but said, ‘then the Spirit said, ‘Not at this time [WSS] «4th Elijah», but it’ll come later. [WSS] «5th Elijah»’ Uh-huh.
234 God forbid that I compromise on anything. I know nothing but Jesus Christ and Him crucified. We’re living in a horrible day. Sin has did this. Yep. They—they stoned Stephen. They had John’s head cut off, she did. I don’t know how we’ll give ours, but it’ll be someday.”
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «Rev. 11:3-14. They will kill Elijah and Moses».
[JBP] And brother William writes there…, he writes the quote:
[WSS] «Quotations 114: 1004 – (dream) November 10, ‘63.
“Souls that are in prison now,” pgs. 33 and 34».
«Elijah killed by the Church, but not in the 4th manifestation, but further on, in the 5th manifestation, according to Revelation 11:3-6».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the book of Quotations… And there we are seeing how that tares is inside the Church. Book of Quotations, on page 165, paragraph 1468, says:10
1468 – “ Go to your church, what you’re supposed to do. But just don’t join up with them organizations, because one day I’ll be telling you and prove it by the Scripture, it is the mark of the beast. And you just remember, it’s the mark.
87 I’m preaching… I wouldn’t preach it in Brother Jack’s church, he’d tell me, ‘Go ahead and do it’; but I’m going to the tabernacle ([JBP] that is, his), it’ll be about four hours long. And my subject is, ‘The beast at the beginning [WSS] «the serpent» and the beast at the end, through the trail of a serpent.’ See? Takes about four hours. I got my Scriptures all laying out. The beast from the beginning, he was the beast at the garden of Eden, he’s the beast at the end, and show that he’s a religious person ([JBP] he writes): [WSS] «666» and a denomination (that made the denomination); and come right through the trail of it, and prove it to you by the Scriptures that it is. I didn’t know that till the Holy Spirit give it to me the other day up there.”
[JBP] And all of that must be spoken sometime, everything that is there; in the moment that it must be spoken, it will be spoken.
[JBP] He writes there: [WSS] «The trail of the serpent».
[WSS] «The mark of the beast = organizations, denominations».
[JBP] We will read the rest when God directs us to, and it is the moment to speak all that of [WSS] «The trail of the serpent».
There is also a place in the message “TRYING TO DO GOD A SERVICE WITHOUT IT BEING GOD’S WILL,” on page 22 [PG. 11]:
90 I know that sounds like somebody that’s a little mentally upset, but, you see, as I said the other night, all these great things are so scholarly… Now, I’m not against that. Remember, we have to send your children to school and get education and so forth, but I’ll tell you right now, it won’t do them no good in the world that is to come, ’cause it’d be another civilization, all way so far above this ([JBP] that is, of this civilization). That civilization won’t even have any… It won’t have any schools in it, it won’t have any death in it, won’t be any sin in it. This ([JBP] this civilization) has all that; no matter how much civilized we get, more and more death is added all the time. See? That one will be without death. But now we have to have school, we have to wear clothes, we…
91 I was going to speak this morning on Satan’s Eden (many of you’s got the tape of it), Satan’s Eden. He has made another garden of Eden, and six thousand years it’s taken him to make it, just like God did His at the beginning. God made His Eden, and Satan corrupted it. Now Satan’s made his own Eden, and God’s going to destroy it (that’s right) and put His Own.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And also in the message “SOULS THAT ARE IN PRISON NOW,” it says on page 31:
213 She is a goddess. How the devil is at work! Why, the Catholic people make them, women, gods, pray to them; that’s right, goddess Mary, and so forth. I see where in the Ecumenical Council they said that it would come to pass that they would pray a little bit more to Jesus if it would help the Protestants to come in. See? See? Oh, that sugar-coated! “Inchangeable,” they said. See? It’s still the same old devil. The Bible said, “And he caused all to receive a mark upon their forehead, that didn’t have their names written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.”
214 It’s the predestinated Church I’m talking to, not those out there. No, sir. Out of every group, He’s pulled His predestinated. That’s what He’s coming for, in every age.
215 But there she stands. There she is. That’s her; preach the Word, handle the Word, become a goddess, and the cause of every sin. Bible said, ‘I suffer not a woman to teach, or usurp any authority, but be in obedience as also saith the—the law.’ See? And she can’t do it. But they make her a ruler of the land, mayor, governor; soon she’ll be President ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «president». Sure. There you are. That’s the way, that’s the way it goes, see. And people does that because they don’t care about this Word. They’ll never see it.
216 Look at those Jews standing there, scholars, fine men. And Jesus said, ‘You are of your father, the devil.’
217 What if I brought Him to a trial right now before you? Let’s just try it a minute, and God forgive me for taking sides against Him; but just a minute, to show you something.
218 What if you say, ‘Well, I, glory to God, I spoke in tongues! Hallelujah! I know. I, yeah, I—I got It. Bless God. Yeah!’ Uh-huh, you did?
219 Remember them people of Israel. The Bible said, after He called the people out, and saved them out of Egypt, He destroyed them because they didn’t follow the Message. See? They eat manna out of Heaven. They eat manna that God rained on the earth for them to eat, and stood in the presence of the messenger, and seen the Pillar of Fire, and heard the Voice of God, and seen it confirmed. And then, because they wanted to believe Korah, “There can be more holy men. There can be this, that, or the other. We got to be holy, too. We got to do all this. All the people is holy.”
God said, “Separate yourself from them. Get away from there.”
220 Moses said, “All is on the Lord’s side, come with me.” That’s right. See? And He just opened up the earth and swallowed them up. See?
221 They were good people, too. Sure, they were. They were fine people. Yes, sir, but that didn’t do it. ([JBP] He says…) “Not all that saith, ‘Lord, Lord,’ but the one that doeth the will of My Father.” ([JBP] Matthew 7:21) “Not he that starts; it’s he that finishes.” That, there’s no shortcuts; you’re disqualified at the end of the race. No shortcuts.
[JBP] It’s not standing up and saying, “What they are doing, I don’t want that, I’m going to hang around here waiting for them to finish doing that, and I’m going to show up at the end”; well, you are going to be rejected. You have to… you can’t evade the path to get there.
“Not he that starts; it’s he that finishes.” That, there’s no shortcuts; you’re disqualified at the end of the race. No shortcuts. You must come just the way the Scripture said.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in the message “THINGS THAT ARE TO BE,”11 on page 36, says:
110 And this man, when he said, “How did you get in here, friend?” See?
It showed he come up some other way, and come in a window, come in the back way, but not through the door; not through the Door, the way that Jesus came, through self-sacrifice; giving your all to God, and walking to Calvary and be crucified with Him. And rise again, to wear His garment of sacrifice and death to the things of the world.
111 “If you love the world, or the things of the world, the love of God is not even in you.” See? If you still have the love of the world, want to act like the world, and do like the world; you’re try…you’re…Yet, you’re in the church, but a cocklebur in the patch with the wheat; shout with the rest of them, rejoice with the rest of them. All the spiritual blessings is right upon you.
You say, “Well, I prophesy.” So did Caiaphas. So did Balaam. That has nothing…
112 “I got the baptism, the Holy Spirit.” That still has nothing to do with it. That’s just only a temporal gift for you.
The real gift is your soul down in there, see, that was born of God, and that controls the whole thing to the Word of God and the will of God. And there you grow up, see, then you’re a son and daughter of God. You’re a child of God. And these things, as you come up…Like the mother, now you’re in the bowels of the earth, trying to come forth. You’re a son of God, coming forth, and you see the Word says, “I should do this. I should be born-again.”
“Well, I belong to church.” That don’t mean one thing. See?
“I’m Methodist; my mother.” That’s good for your mother.
113 “Well, my, I’m Pentecostal. I belong.” That, if you don’t line with that Word, there is something wrong. See? Then, you see, your real father ain’t God. See? Because, that real start in your soul, before there even was a spirit, it was your soul. That soul didn’t come from God, then it wasn’t a germ of God, to begin. You’re deceived. You’re in a patch of weeds and bearing the world’s record of the weeds coming forth. Acting like the world, loving the world, is because the love of God is not in you.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «Align with the Word».
[WSS] «Wheat / tares» [JBP] he also writes.
114 And now there’ll be false anointed-ones in the last days, not false Jesus. They wouldn’t stand for that. But, “false,” anointed. They are anointed, yes, sir, but they’re anti-Christ. They’re anointed with the Spirit, to do the signs and wonders that Christ did, but won’t line up with His Word.
[JBP] And he writes on the top: [WSS] «The false anointed ones».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It goes on to say on page 32 (where I left off), of “SOULS THAT ARE IN PRISON NOW” [PG. 35]:
 You must come just the way the Scripture said.
222 If It says, “Repent, and be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost,” there is no shortcut, shaking hand, joining church or denomination. You come that Way! Except you die to yourself, and be born of the Spirit of God, you’re—you’re—you’re lost. That’s all. There is no shortcuts.
223 You say, “Well, I belong to church.” I know. That’s good. “Well, my mother…” I don’t doubt that, but this is you I’m talking to. See? You’ve got to come that Way, because there’s no shortcuts; you’re disqualified at the Judgment. You come the one Way.
224 There is only one Way, and Christ is that Way. And Christ is the Word that lives in you, that verifies everything that He promised in its season. See? Did you get that?
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «You cannot evade part of the path; because when you get there, you will be rejected».
[JBP] It says, page 33 [PG. 35]:
226 Then why, why would a man, a Pentecostal, world man…that circular letter that Brother duPlessis, our precious brother, has got circulate. Maybe some of you has got it. Set… Yeah, you got it. In the Ecumenical Council, by the side of the pope, and said, “It was very spiritual.” That’s discernment of spirit, isn’t it? “Oh, the Spirit of the Lord was there, very spiritual.” Yeah. There you are.
227 Why? Because it’s a opportunity to unite the Protestants and that together, which we have fought for for years, and the Bible has stood for and told us that would come. And our…one of our greatest leaders comes right in, said, “That’s right. That’s what we do,” and the whole Protestant church is falling for it.
228 And just exactly, if you’ll look up there, THUS SAITH THE LORD. First, the Word said it. Then the Spirit of the Lord said, in 1933, that told all these other things about the nations going to war, and how the machines would be, and everything like that, said that’s exactly what would happen at the end ([JBP] that is, the cars in the form of an egg; on one occasion he described them like so). And here it is. It’s never failed. And here we see it shaping up.
229 You remember my sermon ([JBP] he writes): [WSS] «Elisha» on Jezebel Religion not long ago? You remember Elisha ([JBP] he writes): [WSS] «5th Elijah» coming down the road that morning [WSS] «in the 4th watch», to tell them? [WSS] «a new dispensational day». That, I preached on that. See? And how I predicted then that the time would come when this Ecumenical Council would finally become the mark of the beast, because it would unite with the beast. It’s doing it. In my age, I’ve lived to see it. And here the Protestants, by the millions, fall for it. Why? That’s what they’re looking for.
230 They are blind! Jesus told those Pharisees, “You blind leaders of the blind. If the blind leads the blind,” He said, “won’t they all fall in the ditch?” And that’s where they fall. How could I ever believe that a man that stood with me and talked with me, could ever sit and make a remark like that! See, “It’s hid, the eyes, from the wise and prudent, and reveal It to babes such as will learn.”
231 I know someday that’s going to cost me my life. That’s right. It’s going to, but here the Truth is being knowed.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «Elisha in the morning to tell them, then it is the time when the Ecumenical Council will become the mark of the beast».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in the message… Let’s read the last paragraph we have left here, on page 4, it says [Bible study]:
Now, see how there is always wheat and tares in the field, and no one can say that it is not so; but the wheat has the soul of wheat, because the soul is what makes the difference.
A PEOPLE WELL FOREWARNED
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Friday, October 9, 1992
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
We can say that we have, in Latin America and the Caribbean, a well forewarned people, ready for battle, prepared for battle, to obtain the Victory in Divine Love.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And where is it that the Victory in Divine Love happens? Look on page 54, paragraph 464, it says [Quotations]:12
464 – “ ‘Because thou has chosen the narrow path, the harder way; thou has walked of your own choosing.’
Now here, now this man, now watch how it’s wrote, you can see it’s wrote in—in foreign words ([JBP] watch how it is written).
‘Thou has picked the correct and precise decision, and it is MY WAY.’
Bless God! ‘It’s My Way,’ He said.
‘Because of this momentous decision, a huge portion of Heaven waits thee.’
He had never heard about the vision, you see, of this; you remember the vision.
‘…huge portion of Heaven waits thee. What a glorious decision thou has made!’ See?
‘This in itself…’
Now here is, from here on, I don’t understand.
‘This in itself is that…(big parentheses around it)…which will give and make come to pass the tremendous victory in the Love Divine.’
151 I don’t know what that means, ‘this will make come to pass.’ Perhaps in the little tent ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «12 x 20», ([JBP] that is, the little room) one of these days, sitting back yonder, He’ll make it known.”
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «Small Tent = Divine Love».
[JBP] And he also writes: [WSS] «In the small Tent, the tremendous Victory in Divine Love».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] If we continue reading, we will never be done; and here to finish up already, page 4, the last paragraphs, it says [Bible study]:
The people of God, the children of God, would be so well prepared at the end of time, that already, the Lord announces to us beforehand the great victory we will receive, showing that they would be a well forewarned people, because they would be listening to the Last Trumpet giving a certain sound.
And we are the ones who are hearing that Last Trumpet giving the certain sound, the certain Message for our age and our dispensation; and thus we have been being prepared for the battle.
We are well prepared: nothing will take us by surprise. And in everything we shall be more than overcomers.
1 65-0725M – “The Anointed Ones at the End Time,” para. 52
2 65-0815 – “And Knoweth It Not,” p. 16, paras. 120-123
3 65-1127B – “Trying to do God a Service without it being God’s Will,” p. 29, para. 213
4 62-0311 – “The Greatest Battle Ever Fought,” p. 7, paras. 35 -37
5 John 8:47
6 Study “Moses and Elijah, the gathering and the harvest” July/30/2022 (Saturday), page 16 of the booklet
7 65-0118 – “The Seed of Discrepancy,” p. 5, para. 19
8 Study “A separation between the called and the elect,” May/14/2022 (Saturday), p. 15 in the booklet
9 63-1110M – “Souls that are in prison now,” p. 33, paras. 231-234
10 65-1127B – “Trying to do God a Service without it being God’s Will,” p. 11, paras. 86-87
11 65-1205 – “Things that are to be,” p. 32, paras. 110-114
12 61-0402 – “The True Easter Seal,” p. 29, paras. 150-151