August 5, 2022 Activity
Bible Study for August 5, 2022
BIBLE STUDY #226
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2022
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Thank you very much, missionary Miguel Bermudez Marin, may God continue to bless you greatly, and as you were saying, we will be praying for tomorrow’s activity, may God use you greatly and may we grow tomorrow, more and more in the knowledge of the Divine Program pertaining to this time, which is the most important time of all times.
We also greet all the brethren who are there from different countries; and those who are also local, there in Guatemala, in the congregation of Eduardo Cubur, in these activities there in Guatemala, to all the ministers I send my greetings; and also to all those who are connected through the satellite Amazonas or internet.
TITLE: THE MYSTERY OF THE WORD OF BLESSING AND JUDGMENT
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, September 14, 1997
Scripture: Deuteronomy 30:11-20
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And we look in our Bibles, in the book of Jeremiah… he used the Scripture there of Deuteronomy, chapter 30, which goes with this one of Jeremiah; he put it down as a reference. And we read that little bit there.
Jeremiah, chapter 21, verse 8:
8 And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.
[JBP] And here he also writes: [WSS] «L» in red, very defined: Life. And there he writes the reference of Deuteronomy 30:15, which is the Scripture he used as the foundation of this message.
BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO DID NOT SEE AND BELIEVED
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, January 12, 1975
Those who are going to go through the tribulation, of those who have followed the messenger, will know that they are going to go through it. How are they going to resist if they don’t know they are going to go through it? They have to know that they are going to go through it.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In other words, they will already be aware, before the resurrection comes; and very possibly before that great manifestation that was promised by God through the Reverend William Branham in that vision that was shown to him. Surely, the wise ones are already ready; and also the foolish ones, those who are within the Church of the Age of the Cornerstone, they must also already, by that time, know that they will be martyred and killed in the tribulation. In other words, they must already have that knowledge; just as the elect have the knowledge that we are going to be raptured, that we are going to be transformed, this group will also have at this time the knowledge that they belong to the foolish virgins.
That subject is for Sunday, in which there we will talk more about it, about that topic. But look at what brother William says there [Bible study]:
They have to know that they are going to go through it.
Those who are going to go, they also know they are going to go ([JBP] See? That is us, the elect of God); because they have firmly believed the entire Word. That is the only sign you have.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And it tells us in the message “THE UNVEILING OF GOD,”1 (let’s read that one first), which was preached by Reverend William Branham; at the bottom of page 25, it says:
132 Now look, if Moses… O brother, here is going to be an insult. But if Moses…As Paul said here in Second Corinthians, the 3rd chapter. If Moses had to veil his face with that type of Glory upon him…see, because that was natural glory, that was a natural law. And if Moses, knowing that that law had to perish, but the Glory was so great that it blinded the people, so they had to put a veil over his face, how much more will It be? Spiritual blinded people! Uh-huh. That glory was to fade away, but this Glory won’t fade away. See? Moses had the carnal laws, the condemnation, no grace, no nothing; it just condemned you. But This we’re speaking about…That had no pardon, that just told you what you was. This gives you a way out.
133 And when that Word is unveiled, oh, my, what kind of a face will It be? It’ll have to be veiled. It’s got to be veiled. Now notice. So the Spirit is veiled in a human temple, see, He to speak the natural words with a natural veil.
[WSS] «He speaks the natural Word with a natural veil».
135 That was just law, you had to go look at it, say, “Thou shall not commit adultery. Thou shall not steal. Thou shall not lie. Thou shall not do this, that, or the other.” See? You had to look at that.
136 But this is Spirit that comes upon the promised Word for this age, and brings forth and manifests, not two tables of stone, but the Presence of the living God. Not a mythical thought somebody made up, or some Houdini, a trick; but the very promise of God revealed and made manifest right before us. What sort of a veil will that be behind? And to—to lose that…
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Let’s continue with the study, and then we will continue here in this other important part…
And also in “THE AGES” (so you have it there at hand), where he talks about the evidence is (one of the many places)…, that the evidence is that they believe in the Word, the Message of the hour (but that is a place that he wrote it down here; I was looking for it a moment ago, but I couldn’t find it), that that is the evidence: that the Spirit receives in the age.
We continue reading, it says [Bible study]:
The only sign you have for knowing if you are or not: is what has been your attitude before the Word. That tells you who you are.
[JBP] And already, there, the person will identify himself and will make known (let’s say) the colors, by the attitude he takes before the Word; and the person will know: “Look, they are talking about me” or “I am reflecting myself in that”; both a chosen one, as well as a foolish virgin; be it a chosen one: a wise virgin, as well as a foolish virgin.
[Continues reading the Bible study]:
Has your attitude to the truth of the Word when God has revealed Himself been: “I believe it all, even if I don’t understand it!”? That is a good sign! It is like what Peter did: “And to whom shall we go?, if only in You are the words of eternal life.”2
—“I don’t understand a thing about it, but that is the truth; for the prophet said it. What I don’t understand now, I will understand later.”
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Do you see the position that an elect of God belonging to the Mystical Body of Christ should have? That is the attitude that he should take before the Word. Not trying to go and convince someone to believe, or to tell him that it is not so; the chosen one knows then from which spirit and from which place is that person with those doubts that he may have, and has, before the Word of the hour; the attitude that he assumes, that is what is going to identify him.
Page 154 of the red one (and here 151) [Reading on page 140-141 of “THE AGES”]:
Now you can begin to see why tongues is not the evidence of being baptized with the Holy Ghost. It doesn’t say in any age that “he that hath a tongue let him say what the Spirit is saying.” That puts tongues, interpretation thereof, and prophecy, etcetera, aside as an evidence. The evidence is HEARING what the Spirit says. The Spirit is talking. Yes, the Spirit is teaching. That is exactly what Jesus said He would do when He came. John 14:26, “He will teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
[JBP] That is… there is still another place as well, because he did write next to that topic (and then we will find that as well).
In the message “SPIRITUAL FOOD IN DUE SEASON,”3 Reverend William Branham says, on page 17:
91 Now, we find out that Elijah could say that, because the Message of the hour and the Word of God, or, the messenger, the Message—the Message, and the Word, was exactly the same thing. The prophet, the Word, the Message; messenger, Message, and Message, was the same. Jesus said, “If I do not the works that’s written of Me, then don’t believe Me.” That’s good. Any man and his message is one.
[JBP] And he writes:
[WSS] «the Message and the messenger are one and the same».
92 That’s why today that they do not believe in doing the works of God, because they do not accept the Message of God. They don’t believe the Message.
93 But those who believe God’s hour that we’re living in, these things are hidden Food. Just think, God has so hid It that they look right at It and don’t see It. The same way that Elijah ([JBP] And he writes): [WSS] «Elisha» (at the top) blinded the Syrian army. The same way that God blinds the unbeliever from the true genuine Food of the child, the believer.
94 What they called Noah, “a fanatic,” building an ark, his eyes were open to the Word of God and the promise. The very thing that they called fanaticism, saved Noah and his family. See, the very same thing. The thing that people laugh at, is the thing that we pray for. The thing that people calls “crazy,” we call “Great!” What the world calls “great,” God calls “foolish.” And what the world calls “foolish,” God calls “Great!” It’s just exactly the contrast between the Right and wrong. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] On page 179 [page 165 in Eng.] of the book of The Ages, it says… ([1214 of Quotations], that is then where it was). It says:
I want you to note very carefully that Jesus did not say that the evidence of being baptized with the Holy Ghost was speaking in tongues, interpreting, prophesying, or shouting and dancing. He said the evidence would be that you would be in the TRUTH; you would be in the Word of God for your age…
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] That is, already there, the wise virgin is already going to know; and that fills us with rejoicing, it fills us with joy, that we can see the Word for the time in which we are living, we are seeing it; and although…, he says: “And even if we don’t believe it how it is… how it will be,” we believe it, we don’t doubt it, because our transformation depends on Her.
Never doubt this stage, never doubt the Word. If you don’t understand something: “I believe it, even if I don’t understand it.” That is the right attitude for a wise virgin to have.
The foolish virgin, well, they will be looking for faults and will be looking for different things not to believe. Like Jesus, they told Him there… they sought faults in the Messiah, in the Son of Man, and they found them! How much more…? If in the green tree they did that, how much more will they do in the dry?4
Let’s continue here a little bit more, on 18, where we left off, of “SPIRITUAL FOOD IN DUE SEASON”; it says:
95 Remember, he went into his secret place by the plan of God ([JBP] Elijah; he is speaking of Elijah there), by the call of God, and the Word of God. Elijah entered into his secret place by God’s foreknowledge, plan, and the call upon his life, and according to the Word. If that ain’t the way we entered, I don’t know how we get there.
96 And notice, before the drought begin, Elijah went into this place of secret for his living. A very type of before the judgment starts to strike the earth, the Church is already called out, the Bride is already chosen, and just waiting before the judgment strikes. Already waiting, eating the Food of God, enjoying the blessings of God. Any man in his normal mind knows that we’re headed straight, we’re right in the hour of judgment.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The judgment today, we are living in that hour». «Rev. 14:1-7».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It goes on to say in the next topic [Bible study]:
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, March 16, 1986
Cayey, Puerto Rico
So every trace of imperfection is going to disappear. And when one says ‘every trace of imperfection,’ it is every trace of imperfection. So we are very close to that.
That is why we shouldn’t be begging anyone; that is why we don’t beg neither those who are here nor those who are outside. It is a Message for all, and each one receives it, if he wants to receive it; and if he doesn’t want to receive it, he doesn’t receive it.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And since the Third Pull is for all those groups, well, therefore, it (that Tent ministry) will have good fellowship, with the wise, with the foolish; and it will still be preaching to the lost who no longer have opportunity. But those first two groups are virgins (both of them). There will be that fellowship, both to help the wise virgins and also to help the foolish ones; that he told us (and this is in one of the studies): [WSS] “that the foolish ones are gathered by the ministries of Moses and Elijah.”5
On page 29 of the book of Quotations, paragraph 242, it says (this is a quote from the message “MY NEW MINISTRY”):6
242 – “4 And we’re expecting. I have a greater inspect…expectation, this morning, and most any meeting I have ever been on, yet. [JBP] Because, I believe that we’re just at the eve of something fixing to happen ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «the day before, the age before, the man before». I’ve looked forward to it for a long time. And I—I believe that we’re right on the verge of it now, for something, that God is going to help His children a little further up the road.
5 You know, the Bible said, that, ‘When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of God would raise up a standard [WSS] «standard» against it.’
6 And when God gives His Church a blessing, and they move along in that blessing so long until It becomes common to the world, then they begin to run It down. Then the Spirit of God comes in and raises up a standard again ([JBP] that is, a standard again, which is a prophet) and there is a breaking forth of a revival or something.”
[JBP] And brother William writes there: [WSS] «The Tent».
[JBP] Look where he is placing that which is going to come later, he is placing it in the Tent, under that other banner, under that other standard that God will raise; because the enemy will come like a river.
And he also writes… (so you can write it down with that one): [WSS] «Isaiah 59:17-21, Romans 11:25-29». And read those Scriptures, and you have there the picture that brother William, there he wrote concerning that excerpt.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It continues (I’m on page 2) [Bible study]:
He who receives it, look, what he is assuring is his transformation, his eternal life, his eternal youth, all those things. He who despises it, look, he is despising all the blessings that God is offering him.
[JBP] Then they come with tears: “I didn’t know, I didn’t know…”; but you have been told for so long: What we don’t understand now, we will understand later; it is to be believing. That is the best position for a human being at this time: to believe, just believe; if you don’t understand something, you will understand it later, but the important thing is to believe.
[Continues reading the Bible study]:
So there is no need to force anyone. Each person is responsible for themselves. So let each person assume his responsibility and don’t say: “I am not going because of So-and-so.” Rather: We are in the activity because of the divine promises that are here in the Scripture, and not because someone forces us to go, or makes us stumble so that we don’t go.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And each pastor is responsible and will be accountable for the sheep that God has given him; because they are not his, they are not mine either (the ones that God has given us to shepherd), they are God’s. And we are responsible for guiding them on the Path that He is opening towards the promised land of the new body; because there is only one. There is not one and a half, nor two, nor three; for God there is no plan B; for God there is always plan A.
And so the pastors should let the brethren, the churches, listen; not trying to stop them from listening to what God is doing under the Tent ministry.
He goes on to say [Bible study]:
Look, here it is not a matter of looking at other people, but look at yourself; and look at what the Scripture says; and look at the Message, the Great Voice of Trumpet, and walk forward. Help whoever you can help, and he who lets himself be helped. He who will not let himself be helped, then don’t sweat it, but pray for him; and when he needs it, help him; give him the booklets to read as well ([JBP] See?); but remember: the responsibility is individual.
And if another stumbles…
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] So there are some who leave… they asked me: “Brother, they are not giving…, they are not placing…, and I prefer to go to such place.” Let him be free and go to the place where that person, that elect, needs that Food; don’t force him to stay, but let him then… (if you haven’t…, you are not placing, you are not in union, in fellowship with the stage we are living in), then let him go to the other place.
Brother William has said it many times: If that person wants to be in another place, let him go; on the contrary, help him to stabilize himself well in that other group. Because that one, for sure, has in his heart the desire to prepare himself for rapture and transformation. If you don’t want to prepare yourself, then don’t put obstacles in the way of that brother or sister.
[Reading of the Bible study continues]:
And if another stumbles, don’t stumble. You can’t afford to miss the transformation ([JBP] At this point, we are already getting there), which is very near. We don’t know if it will be in this generation. I wish it to be in this very generation. So you will take a rest from me, and I will take a rest from you, from this situation of mortal bodies, corruptible bodies, full of so many problems.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And also in a quotation, in 145, paragraph 1296:7
1296 – “91 He was waved at the Day of Pentecost, ‘when there came a sound from Heaven like a waving, mighty rushing wind,’ and was waved over the people, the pentecostal people that was up at Pentecost, waiting for the Blessing to come.
92 And to be waved again, we realize, in the last day, according to Luke 17:30, in the Son day again, ‘in the day that the S-o-n of man will be revealed,’ or waved again over the people. […]
94 As Christ was the first One to raise, from all the prophets, and so forth; although typed in many places, He was the Firstfruits of those that slept. In the Bride, coming of Christ, coming out of the church, there’ll have to be a Sheaf waved again in the last days. Oh, my!
95 Waving of the sheaf! What was the sheaf? The first one that come to mature, the first one that proved it was a wheat, that proved it was a sheaf.
96 Hallelujah! I’m sure you see what I’m talking about. It was waved over the people. And the first time there will come forth, for the Bride age, for a resurrection out of dark denominationalism, will be a Message, that the full maturity of the Word has turned back again in Its full Power, and being waved over the people, by the same signs and wonders that He did back there.”
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «the Sheaf = the Son of Man».
[WSS] «the first one to prove that He was a Son of God».
[JBP] And he also writes at the top: [WSS] «the Day of Pentecost, the Sheaf waving = revealed, the first one to reach maturity».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And it goes on to say (page 3) [Bible study]:
And we will pass to another stage all together, to a higher stage than this one we are in; where I will look at you and I will not see a single fault in you. Although I, when I look at you, I see no fault in you, because I look through the Sacrifice that was made on Calvary’s Cross, and I look at you through the Scripture that says that the elect will be gathered with the Great Voice of Trumpet.
THINGS WE MUST KNOW
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, December 22, 1985
Cayey, Puerto Rico
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] (I think that yesterday they just placed an excerpt of this one in the activity with brother Tirzo. So, yesterday they already had a foundation as well, by listening to that very important message. And here we placed only a little piece of it). It says:
Now, we can see that the blessing and the curse are in the Program that God is carrying out in each age or dispensation. And a person or a people, a nation, will receive either the blessing or the curse, according to the position assumed, the attitude assumed, before what God is carrying out in that time; and so it is for our time also.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In that message where we paused there, in the one of “SPIRITUAL FOOD IN DUE SEASON” (we will continue with the other in a moment), on page 17, it says [PAGE 18]:
 I said, “Tell her not to worry. It’ll be all right.” ([JBP] he was with his brother,I believe it was Roy).
116 I started to walk around. Then I heard the Voice of God speak, said, “Get out of the way, quickly.”
Roy Roberson standing there ([JBP] it was Roy Roberson), knowing he was a veteran of the war, I put my hand on his shoulder, I said, “Brother Roy, hide, as quick as you can!”
Said, “What’s the matter?”
I said, “Get out of the way! Hide!”
117 And just started walking around, put my shovel down, turned around, took off my hat. And here He come, Glory of God falling in a whirlwind that tore the side of the mountain out like that, and blasted and shook the place like that, cut the top of the bushes out; just about three or four, five feet above my head. Went back up like a funnel like that; It blasted again. And, here It come, three times.
118 Then when It left, the third time…
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] He, the word [WMB] “three times” marks it a lot.
[JBP] But where else are you going to find that it makes 3 explosions? In the Seventh Seal. And we read that the Seventh Seal, that first blast, which is [WSS] «explodes = speaks»,8 was to the wise, the second is for the foolish, and the third: the lost. I think you must have the little drawing somewhere, if you can put it here, so that the brethren can refresh their memory of that…).
118 Then when It left, the third time, Brother Banks come over, said, “That’s what you was talking about?”
I said, “Yes.”
Said, “What was it?”
119 I said, “God appears in whirlwinds.” I didn’t know whether He wanted me to tell the people or not.
120 Then I went on and prayed a little bit. Then He told me I could tell them ([JBP] that is, He gave him there the…, God told him: “You can say and tell that”). I said, “It’s judgment striking the West Coast.” ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «the West coast of (United States) U.S.A will completely sink». Look at her today! Look what happened a few hours after that: Alaska sunk. And now the whole thing is going under ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «1500 x 400 at 40 miles».
[JBP] It says in another place that the wave will reach Kentucky, all of that will… I believe it is ten states he says,9 that that entire area of California will sink; which brother William told us that [WSS] “that earthquake, is most likely the earthquake of the resurrection”10; in other words, something will be moving in those days, surely there will be more earthquakes, like there have been now.
(That’s the one) It says: Wise virgin; second: foolish; and third: Israel.11
[WSS] «1: for the wise»
«2. for the foolish»
[JBP] And he is telling us here that this whirlwind, he says it exploded three times. And “it exploded,” we are told right there (in that same excerpt from the book of Quotations), it says that “explodes” is “speaks” [WSS] «explodes = speaks». In other words, the Third Pull will be spoken for the wise, for the foolish, for Israel, and for the lost also; as Jesus did when He went to hell and preached to the souls that were disobedient to Him in the time of Noah.
[JBP] He also wrote there: [WSS] «the whirlwind cut off the top of the trees».
[JBP] In another place he says: [WMB] “Cut the top,” and he writes: [WSS] «denominations».12
 Alaska sunk. And now the whole thing is going under…
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the message “THE INVISIBLE UNION OF THE BRIDE OF CHRIST,”13 page 46:
 And I foretold you, a year and six months before it happened, what He told me, “Go to Arizona,” and what would happen out there in the desert. And there’s men setting right here, tonight, was standing right there and present when the seven Angels come down. And even mag-…The magazine, Life magazine, packed the article of It. It’s right there in the observatory, and everything. Now they don’t even know what It’s all about.
[JBP] At the top, he writes: [WSS] «the California earthquake».
302 And everything has been said, oh, even to the destruction of California ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «Laodicea», coming up now, and all these other things. And how I told them how many days it would be, how it would be where this big earthquake happened in Alaska, and that would be the beginning of the sign of time, and what would take place.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «the Alaska earthquake, the sign of time, the beginning, Good Friday, 1964».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And on 431 of the book of Quotations it says, page 50:14
431 – “ ‘The Father judges no man but He’s committed all judgment to the Son.’ God’s Judgment [WSS] «Throne» Seat. Whew! ([JBP] Notice here): ‘You speak against Me, it’ll be forgiven you,’ speak another—another One coming, another Mercy Seat. ‘Speak…you speak against the Son of man, I will forgive you; but someday the Holy Spirit will come to dwell in the hearts of the people, one word against It will never be forgiven.’
230 It keeps getting more severe and more severe all the time, the judgment, ’cause God is continually wearing His patience out, trying to get sinners to come to Him to be reconciled. First, He was in the heavens above and shining through the stars. The second, He was on earth shining through the Shekinah Glory. Next, He come and was made flesh and dwelt among us, still wearing His patience. Then He redeemed man by His Blood, came into His Church in the form of the Holy Ghost, and speak against That it’s a finished thing, done.
231 Now you can see where the shaking come. Where the time, they don’t realize. People can’t comprehend what It means.
232 Now, the first Throne was in Heaven, judgment seat. The second Throne was in Christ. The third Throne is in man.”
[JBP] And he writes at the top: [WSS] «The seat of judgment = the son».
[JBP] And it also says at the bottom: [WSS] «1st throne = in Heaven»
«2nd throne = Christ»
«3rd throne = man».
[JBP] And there he also writes: [WSS] «the Tabernacle / Rev 10:8-11».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It goes on to say here… I’m on “SPIRITUAL FOOD IN DUE SEASON” [PAGE 18]:
 We’re entering into the judgment. Mercy has been spurned.
121 But thanks be to God, we got hidden Food, spiritual Food, that we’re living on the goodness and mercy of the revelation of Jesus Christ in these last days, vindicating Himself among His people.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «We are entering the judgment».
[JBP] And he also writes there:[WSS] «the Alaska earthquake was the type of the California one».
[JBP] And also (I’m not sure if I had read this one to you. Yes): [WSS] «the West coast of U.S.A. will completely sink».
 Amen! They went in. Elijah went in before the drought set in. Thank God for being in before the judgment sets in. Now is a time of coming out and going in, getting out of those organizations and getting into Christ, a coming-out and going-in time for all true believers. [WSS] «time to come out and enter».
122 Then he was called, and stayed in there. Remember, he never left that brook until God called him.
123 And after the drought was about over, He called him out of there, down to a widow’s house. Notice, He called to this widow. And this widow had not associated herself with the unbelievers; took the mark of the beast during the drought. So He called her out to… called Elijah to sustain this widow.
[JBP] And on 23, we quickly turn to 23, it says [PAGE 19]:
 Again, it makes the Message and the messenger as one. The spiritual Food is ready, and It’s in the season now. And each one of you can have this Food if you wish It, if you are willing to steal away from all of the unbelief of this hour, if you are ready to come into Christ, come into His promise.
[JBP] He writes: [WSS] «come into Christ = come into His promises».
And remember His promises, in Malachi 4, Luke 17:30, also in Saint John 14:12, and how many more Scriptures, of telling, Joel 2:38, and all that He would do, or 2:28, rather, what He would do in these last days ([JBP] remember that in brother Branham was reflected everything that God would do in our age: The Age of the Cornerstone). And how the prophet said that it’d be Light in these last days, how It would work, what It would do, all the Scriptures pointing to this last days. And that is Christ! If you can hide away in That now, in that secret Place, you can eat and see the goodness and mercy of God. If you’re sick, there is healing there.
127 You remember when Elisha [WSS] «Elijah», later on, had called down… After that meal-offering that he had, Christ, and sustained the widow’s house with It. Notice, later on when he called fire down out of the heavens, and so forth, and proved his sending, of God, the prophet’s Spirit.
[JBP] And look at what he writes there, he writes: [WSS] «Christ today».
[WSS] «After he fed the widow, Elijah (5th) made fire come down from Heaven».
[JBP] He first gave her food, that typified in the revelation, and then the judgment.
128 Notice, in the wilderness, when he was laying down there under the juniper tree, a Angel come down with that same kind of meal, and baked some cakes and fed him. And a little later on he put him to sleep again, and woke him up, and he had some more meal cakes baked there for him. And he went in the strength of those cakes for forty days. Glory to God! He’s the same yesterday, today, and forever. Oh, how we love Him, spiritual Food in Its season!
129 “It’s not meet to take the children’s bread and give it to dogs.” Didn’t Jesus say the same thing to the Syrophenician woman? He was sent to His Own. That is right. And that’s who He come… He never went to the Gentiles.
130 And now today He visits the Gentiles in their time, and it’s not meet…
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «God visits the gentiles today».
[JBP] And he also writes: [WSS] «40 days».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And on the page where we left off… I’m on “THE UNVEILING OF GOD,” page 26 [PAGE 22]:
137 See, that was so great till even the people said, they said when they seen Jehovah come down in this Pillar of Fire, and begin to shake the earth, and—and the things He done, and the mountain on fire. And even if anybody tried to go to that mountain, perished. It was so great till even Moses feared the quake. Then, if that time He shook just the mountain, this time He’ll shake heavens and earth.
138 What about This Glory? If that was veiled by a natural veil, this is very…veiled by a spiritual veil. So don’t try to look at the natural; break into the Spirit and see where you’re at, see what hour we’re living in.
[JBP] See? Don’t try to look at the natural veil: what is important is behind the veil, who is behind that veil.
He writes: [WSS] «today He will shake the Heavens and Earth».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Which is what he spoke in the book of The Ages… where he speaks of the Alaska earthquake… (it is page 362 in that one, it is 365 in this one) [page 323 in Eng.]:
“Whose voice then shook the earth: but now He hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «Rev. 11:1-5»” Once more God will shake the earth and with it shake everything loose that can be shaken. Then He will renovate it. Just last March, 1964, that Good Friday earthquake of Alaska shook the whole world though it did not unbalance it. But God was warning by a world tremor what He will soon do on a greater scale. He is going to blast and rock this sin-cursed world, my brother, my sister, and there is only one place that can stand that shock, and that is in the fold of the Lord Jesus ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «the 8th Age». And I would beseech you while God’s mercy is still available to you, that you give your whole life, unreservedly to Jesus Christ, Who as the faithful Shepherd will save you and care for you and present you faultless in glory with exceeding great joy.
[WSS] «The Alaska earthquake».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And it goes on to say here [Bible study]:
In the fulfillment of the divine promises for our time, there will be the blessing for all the elect of God, and also the judgment and plagues for the kingdom of the gentiles, for the people living on this Earth, who will not assume the right attitude towards the things that God will be carrying out in these days in which we live.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the book of Quotations, paragraph 457, itsays (page 53):15
457 – “ Somebody said to me the other day, ‘Can you stop it?’ I said, ‘No, sir.’ He said, ‘Well what do you…Why don’t you keep still?’ I said, ‘How can I keep still? I’m coming to a judgment. And my voice will be on the recording there that’ll scrape the whole generation.’”
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «it will be in the 5th Elijah».
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «Judgment».
[JBP] And also there, in between: [WSS] «Laodicea, the kingdom of the gentiles».
[JBP] And at the top also, there in that same paragraph, he writes:
[WSS] «in the Age of the Cornerstone, the ministry of judgment of Revelation 11, will scrape this generation».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And it must be a ministry that is in this time: God operating that ministry in a man.
Many are still waiting for brother Branham, and also many are saying that brother William is coming to preach. And one can tell them: “He is already preaching, he is already making known what he said he was going to do under the Tent.” But the way, it wasn’t the way many thought; and it is before you in a simple way.
In other words, everything that our dear brother William Soto Santiago said and talked about has been fulfilled exactly to the letter. I am a witness of that.
In other words, he… for example, when he said that in 77 everything would end, brother Branham says that [WMB] “77 would put the end of the kingdom of the gentiles and the entrance into the Millennium and Israel,”16 and brother William (if you find it later), you can see there that he says that [WSS] “all that was fulfilled,”17 that word didn’t fall to the ground, and all that which he spoke was fulfilled. Later on, it would be fulfilled on a larger scale, and it would be fulfilled then openly —from other angles— all that prophecy that was spoken there.
And every prophecy, that our beloved brother William Soto Santiago speaks – has spoken, is being fulfilled – was fulfilled, is being fulfilled and will continue to be fulfilled exactly to the letter.
I would be one and I am one who will defend him to the end: that all that he spoke for his days and for these days and for later: THUS SAITH THE LORD; so it is being fulfilled.
[Bible study reading continues]:
And you and I must understand these things. These are the things we must know.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Let’s read this other one to you, an excerpt that we have here. We are already going… I think we exceeded a little, but let’s take this little time to talk about all these mysteries. Let’s go to page 15, paragraph 105, where it says [Quotations]:18
105 – “ We got freedom of speech ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «speech, word». Certainly, we have. But they’ll…
135 First thing you know, they’ll try to stop all of this. They’ll try to quit praying for the sick, and put a ‘banned’ on it. And just remember that: when persecution rises, the Church, It comes to Its very heights then. It’s always the best. Yes, sir. And God is working it all together.”
[JBP] There in “THE AGES,” that it says, which we read a moment ago: [WMB] “that the tares would be gathered, and when that happens, the rapture would take place” (something like that); that was read in one of the studies.19 I think in the book “THE AGES” but unedited, I think it is.
And right up there. Let’s read that one of 104; you read it in its entirety, but there is a part here where it says (on the same page 15):
104 – “ That’s what I was doing. See?
121 The Lord is fixing to visit His people, in a great, marvelous something, friends. And I would… It has to be a secret in my own heart ([JBP] and he draws the Star of David, and writes): [WSS] «the little room in the Tent». But as you know me, and you believe me, and love me, and respect me as God’s servant; just remember, I’m telling you, a blessing is on the road, that’s right, coming ([JBP] and he writes beside it): [WSS] «the Tent». And it will not be weakening. It will never weaken me no more. And it’ll be far beyond anything that’s ever happened here or anytime else. It’s just something the Lord has given. And I want…
122 That would make me a—a believer in grace. After I had done, and the things that I had done, and the way that I had acted, and condemned before God, and yet, when God speaks anything and makes a… He’s going to do it, anyhow.”
[JBP] In other words, no matter what, He is going to fulfill His Word, His promise.
And in 154 (I also had that quote there for you to have it), paragraph 1382 [Quotations]:20
1382 – “ Remember, Jesus stopping in the middle of a Scripture, ’cause part of it was fulfilled then, the rest for His second Coming? ‘To preach the acceptable year of the Lord, bind up the brokenhearted,’ and stopped; not ‘bring judgment to the Gentile’ until His second Coming. 107 Notice this Scripture here parallels that.”
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «the judgment to the gentiles in His 2nd Coming».
[JBP] And o page 117, paragraph 1036, it says [Quotations]:21
1036 – “ God’s chief sign is a prophet. Now I’m going to speak a few minutes about that. They are His Word made manifest for that age, and that’s the reason a prophet is always God’s chief sign. He has never sent a judgment upon the earth without first sending a prophet.”
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The main sign of God is a prophet before the judgment». And he writes: [WSS] «national or international».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Also read 186 and 187, which I also had there to read, but you can read them, so that we can leave this subject: “THE MYSTERY OF THE WORD OF BLESSING AND JUDGMENT,” our dear brother and friend, Dr. William Soto Santiago.
1 64-0614M – “The Unveiling Of God,” p. 21, paras. 132-146
2 John 6:68
3 65-0718E – “Spiritual Food In Due Season,” p. 14, paras. 91-94
4 Luke 23:31
5 Bible Study #198, Apr/29/2022 (Friday), p. 17 in the booklet / “Special Meeting,” Apr/21/2022 (Thursday), p. 33 in the booklet / In that “Special Meeting” Rev. Jose B. Perez also makes reference to the message “MY PRESENCE WILL BE WITH YOU,” 1998-09-09-1, p. 23
6 59-1115 – “My New Ministry,” p. 1, paras. 4-6
7 65-0418M – “It is the Rising of the Sun,” p. 13, paras. 91-96
8 Study “The introduction for the entry into the Millennium,” July/19/2022 (Tuesday) p. 16 in the booklet
9 1992-08-30-1 “The Things That Must Happen”: [WSS] One tenth of North America will disappear, it will be under water. And a tenth is quite a lot, because a tenth of ten is one, but a tenth of fifty is five. North America has fifty-something states. And one-tenth equals five States of North America.
10 2012-05-20-1 “A people waiting for the manifestation of God in all His fullness”: [WSS] For the resurrection I told you there will be a very big earthquake, and surely it will be the one in California, where Los Angeles, California, is going to disappear, and Hollywood and all that is going to disappear, and all of California, and some more states. Reverend William Branham saw and the Spirit of God prophesied about that event, and he said it would be one tenth of North America that would be destroyed by that earthquake. So it’s going to be quite a lot. It’s going to throw the whole world off balance.
11 Study “The Introduction for the entry into the Millennium,” July/19/2022 (Tuesday), p. 18-19 in the booklet
12 Study “The introduction for the entry into the Millennium,” July/19/2022 (Tuesday), p. 14-15 in the booklet
13 65-1125 – “The Invisible Union of the Bride of Christ,” p. 39, paras. 301-302
14 61-0101 – “Revelation, Chapter Four Part 2,” p. 40, paras. 239-232
15 61-0318 – “Abraham’s Covenant Confirmed,” p. 8, para. 19
16 The Ages, page 322
17 2003-08-01-1 “The mystery of the Angels with a Great Voice of Trumpet”: [WSS] So we can see why, apparently, what brother Branham said (apparently), some people may say: “He said that by ‘77 all this should be fulfilled; and that great earthquake (and all that), and God should shake the heavens and the Earth; and it didn’t come to pass.” Did he fail? No. Jonah didn’t fail either. Therefore, Reverend William Branham didn’t fail, but God extended His mercy and His patience with us.
18 56-0408A – “What is a Vision?” p. 21, paras. 134-135
19 Bible Study #210, June/10/2022 (Friday), p. 11 in booklet
20 65-0725E – “What is the Attraction on the Mountain?” p. 17, paras. 106-107
21 63-1129 – “The Super Sign,” p. 7, para. 40