August 7, 2022 Activity

Bible Study for August 7, 2022

Rev. José Benjamín Pérez
Sunday, August 7, 2022
Cayey, Puerto Rico

BIBLE STUDY #227
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2022

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Thank you very much missionary Miguel Bermudez Marin; may God bless continue blessing you greatly and all those who are there in Guatemala with the congregation that Reverend Eduardo Cubur pastors. May God bless you greatly and take greetings to your congregations there, from Guatemala, to all those who are international; and also the congregation there in Guatemala; and all those who are seeing through the satellite and the internet on this occasion.

May God open our understanding and Scriptures today in order to comprehend all that will be spoken this morning, in this small study, and also in the message we have for today.

 

TITLE: THE MYSTERY OF THE FOOLISH VIRGINS AND THE WISE VIRGINS
Dr. William Soto Santiago
September 11, 1997
San Miguel, El Salvador

Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] We read in Romans, chapter 8. He used the Scripture that speaks to us of the virgins, of Matthew, 25-1-13. It tells us in Romans, chapter 8, verse 5:

5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

7 Because the carnal mind ([JBP] carnal mind) is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] The topic we have for today: “THE MYSTERY OF THE FOOLISH VIRGINS AND THE WISE VIRGINS.”

In a notebook he wrote…, so we start seeing these groups; and he writes:

[WSS] «The wise virgins = The Bride written in the Lamb’s Book of Life since before the foundation of the world. The born-again believers in Christ, who enter [are born in the] into the Kingdom of God as kings and priests and judges; they are born as sons and daughters of God. These are the saints of the Most High who receive the Kingdom of God».

[JBP] Those are the wise virgins.

[WSS] «The foolish virgins».

«Matthew 25:1-13, Rev. 7:8-17 and 7 and 12:17».

[JBP] He says:

[WSS] «The foolish virgins, which are the people who believed in Christ, but were not born of the Holy Spirit, which is the Oil.

These people will not be in the Millennial Kingdom; after the Millennial Kingdom they will resurrect to be judged and enter to live in eternity, in the Kingdom of God; but they will not be kings and priests and judges, they will only be a people with eternal life».

[JBP] Those are the foolish virgins, the fatuous virgins.

[JBP] And he also says what the unbelievers are:

[WSS] «The future of the sinners that did not receive Christ and did not belong to the foolish virgins, and even less to the wise virgins, they will be judged, condemned, and cast into the lake of fire, which is the second death, where they will cease to exist; they will be annihilated».

 

COME AND SEE
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Friday, January 31, 1975
Ponce, Puerto Rico

The wise virgins and the foolish virgins… And I want to clarify this, this little word “fatuous” (it sounds a little ugly, doesn’t it?). The prophet almost never uses it, or never ([JBP] he was referring to brother Branham); he says “sleeping virgins.” I was looking for that word: “fatuous,” because it is the word that has been applied to this group of virgins.

Both groups are virgins, they are, in the Kingdom of Heaven…

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It tells us on page 40 of the book of Quotations, paragraph 326:1

326 – “[68] Each age bore the true Vine of Christ, the Wise virgin. And each age bore the grafted vine, the foolish virgin.”

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «Both vines in each age».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It goes on to say [Bible study]:

In the Kingdom of Heaven!, not the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of the devil. “The Kingdom of Heaven is likened unto ten virgins.”2 See? The ten are of God, they belong to the Kingdom of Heaven; but five are wise and five are sleeping virgins.

I looked up that little word (“fatuous”) in a dictionary; then, what that word says, one meaning is “fatuous,” but another meaning is “foolish”: foolish. So they are really foolish virgins, naive virgins.

Why? Because when they heard the Word, instead of holding on to the Word even if nobody else believed it and received it, they started waiting for So-and-so or So-and-so: “If he says amen to that, I say amen.” That is to be a fool. Because when you see that it is the Word, you don’t have to count on anybody to see if you believe it or not. The only thing you can do is what the children of God always do: Say amen! to the Word.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And it tells us on page 69 of the book of Quotations, paragraph 600, it says:3

600 – “[26] Now, there were two of the Men that went down and preached to Sodom, to Lot. That was the nominal sleeping virgin, a representation of it.”

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «Lot = the foolish virgins».

 

BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO DID NOT SEE AND BELIEVED
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, January 12, 1975
Ponce, Puerto Rico

Among the small group that loved the Lord, for not being present when he had to be, one was filled with unbelief, the devil filled him with unbelief.

Do you see how important it is to be where all the Lord’s people are? Do you see in these tremendous days, with so much unbelief, how important it is to be all together? Then, we see that being all together, the Lord appears to us revealing His Word, speaking to our hearts, showing us the things that we have to see in this time.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the book of The Seals, page 86 [page 104 in Eng.], it says:

261 Could you imagine Peter, and James, and John, and them up in the upper room, saying, “Oh, we got the Holy Ghost now, but maybe we better just keep still”? ([JBP] it was a question) Brother, through windows, doors, and everything, they went, out into the street, acting like a bunch of drunks. That’s the real Holy Ghost.

262 But, you see, that sleeping virgin ain’t receiving nothing, anyhow. Uh-huh. That’s right. And remember, while they went to try to buy Oil, remember, the Scriptures doesn’t say they got It.

263 But while they were out trying to buy It, there come a sound. What happened? All those virgins that slept, rose and trimmed their lamps, “and went in to the Supper.” Is that right? [Congregation says, “Amen.”—Ed.]

264 And the rest was left for the Tribulation period, right, “Weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth.” That’s the church, not the Bride; the church.

265 The Bride went in. There is a whole difference between the church and the Bride. Yes, sir! Uh-huh. “Went in to the Wedding Supper.”

[JBP] He writes there: [WSS] «Foolish».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It goes on to say (page 3) [Bible study]:

So, we see that Thomas wasn’t there when he was supposed to be, and the Lord had already revealed Himself to them a few times. For not being there, he was full of unbelief over there; and when he heard about what they had seen and heard about the Lord revealing Himself to them again, Thomas, one of the eleven… Notice: Out of twelve there were eleven left; out of eleven, one of them was full of unbelief.

So we see the picture of that time; and knowing that we are again in that span of time of waiting for the fullness of God, as they were awaiting for the Holy Spirit; then we see that any brother —even being of the chosen ones— neglects himself, ceases to have fellowship with one another, and to be present where he should be: then, instead of being filled with faith, what does he fill himself with? Unbelief.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And on page 47 of the book of Quotations, paragraph 405, it says:4

405 – “[211] ‘The reason Eve was deceived, she never kept the full Word of God.’ Satan quoted It to her, but he never told her all the Truth. Neither does his denomination. See? But she stayed long enough to get part of the Word, and didn’t take all the Word.

212 And that’s what’s the matter today, the sleeping virgin ([JBP] that is, the foolish) stayed long enough to get part of the Word but not all the Word. The deceived church stays long enough to get part of the Word but not all the Word, and they were sincere and honest about it.”

[JBP] He writes: [WSS] «The foolish / Eve».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It goes on to say (page 3, halfway) [Bible study]:

What happens then? When he hears of what God has done, when he hears of the Lord revealing Himself in the midst of His people, how He is revealing Himself: “Uh-uh. If I don’t see, I don’t believe it. If I don’t see, I don’t believe.”

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in the message “TRYING TO DO GOD A SERVICE WITHOUT BEING THE WILL OF GOD,”5 it tells us (page 22):

101 Like Thomas, he was about the last one to see the Lord. But, he had to see Him, to believe Him. See, when they see it happen…

[JBP] In other words, he had to see Jesus in order to believe. And that is the same thing that would be happening now – that is happening: some don’t believe the Word being manifested, and they have to see him, physically, in order to believe.

Already that, when he comes in the resurrection, and already after those 30 to 40 days, there we will be later at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb; but already by that time it will be said to them as it was said to Thomas, who had to see Jesus…: “Put your finger here; and don’t be incredulous”; and so it is in our time.

[101] See, when they see it happen. Oh, Thomas come in, but he was a little late.

102 Now when they see the things that’s predicted, and saying THUS SAITH THE LORD, happens, then they say, “Give us some of your Oil.”

[JBP] See? When they see the fulfillment of the Tent Vision and see all those wonders, there they will come asking for the Oil, to also obtain the rapture or transformation. That time is already late for that person to come to seek that Rapturing Faith, to go with those who have been resurrected and those who are here, the wise ones, who are ready for the rapture, by that time there will not be that opportunity.

[Continues reading of the Bible study]:

Then, by chance, or already hearing so much that they had talked about the Lord being resurrected and that He had already appeared a few times, Thomas was in one of the disciples’ services. Notice, Thomas, one from the people, had gone away; he had gone away in the midst of that difficult time; and now, when he comes back again, he comes back full of unbelief. So, when he came back, he was there, but full of unbelief.

(…) Do you know that Thomas represents, typifies, the foolish virgins? Do you know that the prophet says that when the foolish virgins see in the midst of the chosen ones, in the midst of the genuine Bride…?

But remember, Thomas was one of the group, he was there with them, he was one of the eleven; he had seen God manifested in the flesh, he knew that He was the Messiah.

Oh! This brings the foolish virgins into our midst. This brings the foolish virgins also knowing and knowing God manifested in the flesh. This brings that group…, though they are of God: they are not lost; but it brings them into the midst of the elect. ([JBP] That is, they have believed the Message of the Cornerstone, they have received His Coming; but they reach up to that point). But that, when the Lord reveals Himself, and they hear about the revelation of the Lord in the midst of His people, they can’t believe, unless they see and touch.

(…) If one begins to speak against it, there comes the cause for any name to be blotted out; for in speaking against something which one doesn’t understand, being the truth, there it is that he enters into blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. That is why when one doesn’t understand something: shut your mouth and you do it better.

[JBP] What I have been doing for all these months: “If you don’t understand something, shut your mouth; God will open your understanding.”

Proverbs 10:19
19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin

In other words, it is better (look at the recommendation he himself gives): [WSS] “Shut your mouth.”

[Continues reading of the Bible study]:

…and you do it better.

Doesn’t the Bible say that in many words there is always sin?6 ([JBP] that’s the part) And one of the greatest sins would be the greatest of all: blaspheming the Holy Spirit.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And on the page, on this same page 47, paragraph 407, it says [Quotations]:7

407- “228 Now, the sleeping virgin, she lost her place, we know that. She comes up in the judgment. And if she’s ever heard the Truth, she’s condemned. That’s right. You’ll never find Jesus any place but where you leave Him at.

229 Judas could come up…Remember! “‘The sleeping virgins’ you say, ‘could be inspired by the devil’?” Absolutely! ‘Still living clean?’ Yes, sir. Judas did.”

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And on page 23 of “TRYING TO DO GOD A SERVICE WITHOUT BEING THE WILL OF GOD,” it says (we continue the reading here) [P. 18]:

103 But now notice, influence. Sometimes great guys get together. You hear them say, “Great So-and-so, and great So-and-so, our great…” Don’t never do that.

There is no great ones among us. There’s only one great One, and that’s God. We are brothers, sisters. I don’t care if you’re pastoring a church that’s got five people in it, that don’t make you little; that makes you a brother, see, if you’re true to God’s Word. Don’t care what, how; you don’t get little. God don’t have little children and big children. He just has children. They’re all the same.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Bottom of page 4 [Bible study]:

So, we see that any person, even if he is written there, can be blotted out if he falls into that fault ([JBP] that is, the fault of blaspheming).

(…) I can’t tell you that you are one of the wise or the foolish ones… When I say “foolish” people always get scared, and that… No. By “foolish” it means that you are from the other group of virgins —all are virgins—, but that you are not in the section of those chosen for the rapture, and that you will have to spend some more days here, after the chosen ones leave; but that you will gladly die for what you have believed; and you will also be there, in that great day after the Millennium.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And on page 46, paragraph 398, it says [Quotations]:8

398 – “[95] Sodom was down here, and Lot was in Sodom, and two Angels went down there and preached to them and brought that little, bitty group out, sleeping virgin.”

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The foolish virgins are taken out by the Angels: Moses and Elijah, Michal and Gabriel».

[JBP] And also on page 135 of this same book of Quotations, paragraph 1205, it says:9

439 – “151 Now, and then at that time… See, the Gentile Bride is in Heaven, and the sleeping virgin, the Gentile virgin, is not to be saved during that time; she’s already been saved, but has been rejected in the Bride. And she only goes through the Tribulation Period for the time of purification, because she has rejected Christ, the Word, for her purification.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The foolish reject Christ».

[JBP] And on paragraph 439, on page 51 of the book of Quotations, it says:10

439 “192 Now, in Revelation 15, the remnant of the woman’s Seed, which was the Tribulation saints that went through the Tribulation, was found (Look!) standing on this sea [WSS] «the Outer Court». And it was filled with fire, blood, red blazes licking forth, the fire of God. They had gotten the victory over the beast (Rome), over his number, over the letter of his name, and over his image (the Confederation of Churches), and had come out. And through the preaching of Moses and Elijah, those two prophets that will appear to Israel to pull out the…this group of people, those Tribulation Period saints, back in that time that’ll be brought in, was…

193 See, the Church is done raptured now, but remember the Wife is on the Throne. […]

194 Now, these Tribulation Period saints that come up, had went through great tribulations. (The Church will not go through the Tribulation! Do you see they was already in Glory?) And here’s the Tribulation saints, the sanctified ones that had…being it’s mine and your fault they had never heard the Word. If they heard It and rejected It, they went on to hell; they was cast out into outer darkness because they rejected the Word. But if they would never heard It, God is just, Tribulation Period comes to them ([JBP] there he talks about the denominations).”

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The Church and the 144.000 Jews».

[JBP] And he also writes: [WSS] «the foolish and Moses».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It goes on to say [Bible study]:

(…) God is going to let us all know to which group we belong; and He is going to let us know in such a simple way that each one of us will grab hold of the Word.

Do you think that…? For example, if I knew that I had to go through the tribulation, do you think that I would leave the Message?, do you think that I would get discouraged? That is when I have to have more courage! Because I know that what awaits me is a little bit hard, and I have to feed myself well with that Word, and I have to strengthen myself well. And if I used to be late for the services, uh!, now even less so! Now I have to be better prepared to… that when I preach: to grasp everything.

What if I read a booklet during the month, and when the other one arrived, I still hadn’t finished one, humph! Now: “What is happening that they don’t bring me the other one?” What if “it hasn’t arrived yet,” so I take and read another one of the ones I already read. Why? Storing the Word there, getting ready; because the days to come are bad.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] On page 60 of the book of Quotations, paragraph 868, says:11

868 – “[304] …they didn’t know it until the day they entered into the ark, and then it was too late. The foolish virgin didn’t know until she come back and found the wise virgin gone, then she was left for the Tribulation period.” [WSS] «the foolish virgins».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Page 6 at the top says [Bible study]:

So this wouldn’t take away my spirits; it would give me more spirits. Because then I have to be better prepared to stay, so that the name is not going to be erased. And if one has children… and if one has children, then he has to be much more prepared even to be willing to let his children starve to death, but not let the name be erased from there.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the book of The Seals, para 261 and 262 [pages 309-310 in Eng.], it says:

244 We’ll pick that up tomorrow night, the Lord willing, or Saturday night, on those Plagues that’s passes over. […]

245 Like He give Egypt, He give Egypt place to repent.

[WMB] “He give Egypt place to repent.” [JBP] God always sends a warning. God is righteous, and God always warns the people; He has always done so, all the time: He warns the people so that they may live, so that they may obtain the blessings.

244 We’ll pick that up tomorrow night, the Lord willing, or Saturday night, on those Plagues that’s passes over. […]

245 Like He give Egypt, He give Egypt place to repent. And what was that last plague? Was death.

246 That’s the last plague that’s hit the Pentecostal church, is spiritual death. She is dead. That’s in the Name of the Lord. She is spiritually dead. He gave her a place to repent, and she rejected It. Now she is dead. She’ll never rise again.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «the plagues».

[JBP] And he also writes:

[WSS] «The last plague upon the Church was death».

[WSS] «The last plague – spiritual death».

247 And them people out there, trying to bring in Episcopalians and priests, and so forth, and calling them, “Holy Father So-and-so.” Why, they ought to be ashamed of themself. How blind can man get! Don’t Jesus say? When that sleeping virgin come to buy Oil, she did not get It!

248 Everybody, you hear people say, “I got the Holy Ghost. I spoke in tongues.” But they don’t want to come around a church like this. “Oh, you know, I don’t believe I want to go around a place like that.” And then say you got the Holy Ghost?

249 But you want your dignified ways. You want to stay in Babylon and still enjoy the blessings of Heaven. You have to make your choice. You can’t stay out there in the world and serve God at the same time. Jesus said you couldn’t serve God and mammon. So if you won’t expect…

250 If you really get saved, you’ll enjoy meetings where the Holy Spirit is vindicating Itself and showing that the Word of God is so.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the message (we had already read this part here), that speaks of the last plague that fell upon Egypt. In the message “DISCERNING THE BODY OF THE LORD,”12 brother Branham says in a little part here:

67 We need to discern it by the Word. The Word is right. Takes the Word. God’s Word is always right. We can’t discern by what people think, what intellectuals tell us, what psychiatrists tell us. We got to go by what God says. “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”

68 “Not discerning the Lord’s Body; many are weakly and sick, many are asleep, dead, spiritually dead.” The last plague that hit Egypt was death. The last plague that’s hit the church is spiritual death. What we need today is a spiritual awakening, a spiritual awakening, to discernment.

[WSS] «We need an awakening to discernment» [JBP] he writes.

[JBP] And also: [WSS] «The last plague that hit Egypt was death. The last one that has hit the Church is spiritual death», [JBP] brother William writes there.

 

COME AND SEE
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Friday, January 31, 1975
Ponce, Puerto Rico

The prophet says that they will see; but he says that when they see the things that were promised to be done, with THUS SAITH THE LORD, then they will recognize ([JBP] he is speaking of the foolish), see?

Now, we know that this will happen; and things always happen or start somewhere. Hopefully this part will also begin in Puerto Rico.

[JBP] And I believe that this is what is happening in these last months. He had already given there that prophecy: how a chosen one will know that he is a chosen one; and a fatuous one will also know that he is fatuous, because of the attitude he has assumed before the Word. Search yourself there, and you will know which group you belong to. And as brother William would say: [WSS] “It is simple as that,” the attitude that you have assumed before the Word.

Now, we know that this will happen; and things always happen or start somewhere. Hopefully this part will also begin in Puerto Rico. We would also be blessed that all these things begin here. That both groups recognize their position, and both groups recognize each other, and both groups are arm in arm with each other. Because this doesn’t mean that because one belongs to the wise virgins group, and the other to the other group, that doesn’t mean that they will put on the gloves and will be speaking against each other; no.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In other words, those two groups are virgins, they belong to the Kingdom of God. And what he says there is to work in harmony, knowing which group you are in.

But remember that from that section your name can be erased: if you enter in blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. He had said to me once: [WSS] “Benjie, there are going to be people who are going to be walking around as if they were a piece of clothed meat”; already spiritually dead.

On page 46, paragraph 391, it says [Quotations]:13

391 – “[203] I’ll say…them that say they are Jews (are Christians), and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them…come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

204 Right here it’d have to just break in on me in the morning’s message. That’s the sleeping virgin right there. Can you see it? When was it at? At the end time.”

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The foolish will worship at the feet of the Bride in the end time», brother William writes there.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It goes on to say (page 7) [Bible study]:

 

THE CALL TO ASCEND
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Cayey, Puerto Rico

Therefore, at the Last Day those who will ascend will be blessed, because they will be listening: THUS SAITH THE LORD JESUS CHRIST in the midst of His Church and in His Church, in the Last Day, in the Golden Age of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. And He will be giving them the faith, the revelation, to be transformed and taken with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. That is where the Seventh Seal will also be revealed, will be opened, to the believers in Christ.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It tells us in the book of The Seals, page 227 [page 268 in Eng.], it says:

[303] …see that thou hurt not this wine and oil.

304 “Just a little bit of It left there, but don’t you touch That!”

305 Now, oil is…symbolizes the Spirit, the Holy Spirit. I’ll give you a few verses if you want to. There’s two Scriptures. In Leviticus, 8:12, where Aaron, before he went in, had to be anointed [WSS] «High Priest» with oil, you know. And in Zechariah 4:12, of oil coming, pouring through the pipes [WSS] «Moses and Elijah», and said, “This is My Spirit, Oil.” Another thing, if you want to see Matthew, 14…25, there was a foolish virgin, or 25:3, the foolish virgin had no Oil, no Spirit. And Matthew 25:4, the wise virgin had Oil in her lamp [WSS] «of the Two Olive Trees», Spirit-filled. Spirit! Oil typifies the Spirit. Oh, glory! [Brother Branham claps his hands together once—Ed.] All right. You get it? [Congregation says, “Amen.”] All right. Now, oil typifies Spirit.

306 And wine

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in the message he also speaks to us…, in the message “THE SEAL OF GOD,”14 from page 12, at the bottom, it says:

[26] Like I was preaching the other night on the blood offering, blood sacrifice. Babylon is spoke of in Genesis, the first of the Bible. Babylon spoke of in the middle of the Bible, Babylon spoke of in the last of the Bible. Starts in Genesis, comes over to Revelation. Everything begins—them two spirits ([JBP] he writes): [WSS] «two spirits»

27 Look here, we…let’s just take it a minute. Even in the ark, there was the dove and the crow in the ark. One—both of them birds, both of them could fly, both of them…You know the crow is a hypocrite. He is, he’s just a dirty hypocrite. Now, a crow can set down over there on a old dead horse, and just eat, and caw, and flop his wings, and have a big time. That poor little dove can’t get near it. Why? It hasn’t got any gall. See? It couldn’t digest it. If it’d eat that it would die. But the crow can set there and eat dead horse a half a day, go out in the field and come home and eat dinner with wheat, with the crow—with the dove. He’s an old hypocrite, is all. Did you ever notice, a dove has no gall of bitterness. Neither does anyone that’s baptized with the Holy Ghost. All the bitterness is gone away. They were both in the same ark, like the hypocrite and the real believer in the same church, same denomination setting together, seat—same pew, setting together. 

28 I want you to notice another thing. Oh, I like to talk about nature. The dove, did you know you don’t catch the dove taking a bath. Why? He don’t have to. He’s got a oil inside of him ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «the Holy Spirit» that goes out through his feathers and keeps himself clean all the time. That’s the way a real church; it don’t have to be bathing up and going back about this, that, or the other. But they got an oil, holy oil on the inside, every believer, that keeps him clean from the things of the world. Oh, if we could just preach on the—the Lamb and Dove sometime. The Holy Ghost ([JBP] he writes): [WSS] «the Oil» inside the believer keeps him clean. Not from the outside what he washes off, but it comes from the inside out. Amen.

A lot of people say, “I have to go up and make confession today, I have to say so and so, and I have to go make a confession. I have to do this.” But you know, the Holy Spirit inside just works the oil out all the time, the atonement, keeping the believer clean. “For there is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus, that walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit.”

29 How do we get into it? By one handshake? No. By one paper? By one denomination? No. But by one Spirit we are all baptized into one body, free from judgments. God’s done judged that body. God judged it at Calvary; it won’t have to be judged any more.

[JBP] There he speaks of the elect, of the wise virgin.

It goes on to say on page 227 [page 268 in Eng.] of the book of The Seals, where we left off, it says:

306 And wine symbolizes stimulation of revelation. Oh, I—I like to a run all over the place. Wonder I didn’t wake up the neighborhood, when the Lord showed me that, see, “stimulation of revelation.” See?

[JBP] And he writes:

[WSS] «Oil = Holy Spirit»
[WSS] «Wine = stimulus of the revelation».

307 Oil and wine, in the Bible, is associated together, always. I got the concordance and looked. There’s a string of them, that like—like that, where wine and oil goes together, all the time. See?

308 When the Truth of a promised Word of God has been truly revealed to His saints that’s filled with Oil, they all get stimulated. Wine is a stimulation. Glory! I feel It right now. Stimulated with joy, shouts! See? And, when It does, It has the same effect upon them that—that wine does upon a natural man. Because, when the revelation has been given, of a Truth of God, and the true believer filled with Oil, and the revelation is revealed, the stimulation becomes so great that He makes him behave hisself un-normally. Right. Glory! [Congregation rejoices—Ed.] See, that’s what’s the matter with them now. That’s right, makes them behave theirself unseemingly.

[JBP] And also on page 239 [page 284 in Eng.], it speaks to us of the Wine and the Oil. It says [“The Seals”]:

55 And then we give, left off last night, with the illustration of what the Oil and wine was, and what the effects that It had. And we…It might have sounded a little rude, but I…it just exactly the Truth. See? Now, we left off on…Let’s, just a few moments, review of that now. And then we left off, on the power of the wine, what the Oil represented, Spirit. Now, I guess you all got it all down. You’ll find it on the tape, if you didn’t. And where to find the Scriptures, that, the Oil always symbolizes the Holy Spirit. Like the foolish virgins with no Oil, wise virgins with Oil, which is the Holy Spirit. And then on back, in—in the—the prophets, and so forth. And now I…

56 Course, I don’t try to pull out every Scripture in there. And there’s things that you can’t even speak about; take too much time. But I try to place out here, with Scriptures and so forth, just enough to give the people so it’ll let them know and see the picture of It. But if you’d sit down with one of them Seals, why, my, you could take a month’s sermons every night, right on that Seal, and still not even touch It, see, on one of Them. And that’s how—how much there is to It. But, just hit the high spots of It, then you can—you can see what It’s all about.

57 Now, as Oil symbolized the Holy Spirit, then we find out that oil and wine is connected in worship, see, always connected in worship.

58 And the wine, I said, which come to me, that the wine symbolizes that it was the power of—it was the power of stimulation by revelation. See? And that’s when something has been revealed. It gives stimulation to the believer, because it’s presented by revelation. See? It’s something that God has said. ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «the 2nd Coming of the Lord». It’s a mystery; they can’t understand It, see. And, after a while, God comes down and reveals It, and then vindicates It.

59 Remember, if the Truth is revealed, the Truth is also vindicated.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «If the truth is revealed it will also be vindicated», which he writes there. That is, it will be vindicated in the fulfillment of the Tent Vision, and everything will be vindicated there.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] I continue on page 7, halfway [Bible study]:

And it is at that stage of the Church where the Vision of the Tent Cathedral that was shown to the Reverend William Branham will also be fulfilled. And it is there that the Third Pull will also be fulfilled, which will be for the Church-Bride of the Lord Jesus Christ, it will be for (of course) the wise virgins15; it will also be for the foolish virgins (which will go through the great tribulation); and it will also be for the world.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In 10-A, that was the quote that he wrote to me on that occasion (I showed it to you once, on a piece of paper)16, and he showed me that quote and told me to write down certain Scriptures; and look at what that quote 10-A, paragraph 99 says [Quotations]:17

99 – “[39] …the very minute that outside denominational world begins to receive this Message, that’s exactly the hour He’s coming. When they—when they went, the sleeping virgin realized she didn’t have any oil in her lamp. And when she come to knock on the door to get it, that was exactly when the Bride went out, when the wise virgin left. That’s right. They didn’t get in. No. And them organizations won’t come in. They won’t have the opportunity to, time the message gets around, the church will be gone.”

[JBP] And he writes on the side: [WSS] «the wise» (although it is cut off, but going by those parts there, it says…) «and the foolish and the rapture».

[JBP] And he also writes: [WSS] «When the denominational world begins to receive the Message. Matthew 25:10-13».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Page 7, at the bottom [Bible study]:

In other words, that Third Pull will cover all mankind; and, therefore, it will also be for the Jews.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And that, on 464 [page 552 in Eng.] of the book of The Seals:

[224] …your name was taken completely off the Book of Life, “and could never have forgiveness, in this world or the world to come.” That right? So there is where we stand. 

225 Israel, under goats, sheep, they—they did have a place. As long as they was on the earth here, their tribes was missing. They could never be included. Now, all…When He called them, over there, the hundred and forty-four thousand, they were missing. That’s right. They’re not even numbered in there. And Joseph and Levi is put in the place of Dan and Ephraim. Now you can look at that. Right there it is, before you, see. And here is God’s promise, way back there, hundreds and hundreds of years before that. [Brother Branham knocks on the pulpit several times—Ed.] 

226 Now, what happened? They were purged during the time of the awful Tribulation period.

227 Now, if God is going to purge that—that virgin, that was a good woman, but she just failed to get oil in her lamp, and He is going to purge her through persecution in there. He puts them tribes right in there, for the same thing, and purges them during the time of the Tribulation period. Because, it is a—a purging. It’s judgment.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «They don’t have a specific amount».

[JBP] And he also writes: [WSS] «Both tribes go through the tribulation. The foolish virgins are the type».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And it continues at the bottom [Bible study]:

It is in the fulfillment of the Tent Vision where the Holy Spirit will be speaking. And every believer in Christ will be there hearing the Voice of Christ, the Voice of the Angel of the Covenant, the Voice of the Holy Spirit; and will be receiving the faith to be transformed and taken with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

([JBP] Where will they be hearing the Voice of the Holy Spirit? In the Tent).

And there it will also be that the Jews will be hearing the Voice of the Angel of the Covenant, the Voice of God, the Voice of the Holy Spirit, making known all these things, and doing all the things that He said He will be doing in the fulfillment of the Tent Vision. That is when the Jews will say: “This is the one we have been waiting for. This is what we were waiting for.”

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And on page 97 of the book of Quotations, paragraph 838, it says:18

838 – “13 And all of you are conscious and knows that there is something mysterious happening. And it is happening. And I know what it is. Now, I’m just not saying that; it’s the grace of God that lets me know what it is. It’s something that’s tremendous. And it’s gone right now, and there’s not a way in the world for you to see it. And it’s…I…But, so help me, with this Bible in my hand, I know what it is. It’s been told you, before. So just—just don’t try to put any interpretation, but just believe me, as your brother. See? We’re living in a great hour. We’re living in a time where the…Well, we’re… […] 

[16] So just don’t, don’t, don’t try to make no interpretation.

17 And especially, tonight, when that Seal becomes up in front of you ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «The 2nd Coming of the Lord = 7th Seal», see, just don’t try to interpret It. […]

25 If you can understand it, this is that Third Pull.”

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «There is no way to see it, the 7th Seal, but it will come before you».

[WSS] «The 7th Seal is the Third Pull».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Page 8, at the bottom [Bible study]:

All that will be in the fulfillment of the Third Pull, where the Word, which is the Sword of the Spirit, will be being manifested in all His fullness; and making known all these things that must happen soon, and thus giving us the faith to be transformed and taken with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb; opening the Seventh Seal to us, and therefore, giving us the faith to be transformed.

The Seventh Seal is the Coming of the Lord, the Second Coming of Christ.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] May God bless us this morning through this message, and help us all to be prepared for the glorious event of our transformation; because that is what we all desire: to be transformed.

We thus leave this subject: “THE MYSTERY OF THE FOOLISH VIRGINS AND THE WISE VIRGINS,” our dear brother and friend, Dr. William Soto Santiago.


1 60-1204M – “The Revelation of Jesus Christ,” p. 11, para. 68

2 Matthew 25:1

3 62-0521 – “Convinced and then Concerned,” p. 10, para. 26

4 60-1211M – “The Ten Virgins, and the Hundred and Forty-Four Thousand Jews,” p. 39, paras. 211-212

5 65-0718M – “Trying to do God a Service Without Being the Will of God,” p. 18, paras. 101-102

6 Proverbs 10:19

7 60-1211M – “The Ten Virgins, and the Hundred and Forty-Four Thousand Jews,” p. 41, paras. 228-229

8 60-1211M – “The Ten Virgins, and the Hundred and Forty-Four Thousand Jews,” p. 19, para. 95

9 64-0823M – “Questions and Answers #1,” p. 32, para. 151

10 61-0108 – “Revelation, Chapter Four #3,” p. 32, paras. 192-194

11 63-0412E – “God Hiding Himself in Simplicity,” p. 41, para. 304

12 59-0812 – “Discerning the Body of the Lord,” p. 9, paras. 67-68

13 60-1210 – “The Philadelphian Church Age,” p. 35, paras. 203-204

14 61-0216 – “The Mark of the Beast and the Seal of God #1,” p. 11, paras. 26-29

15 [Rev. Jose B. Perez] That is in 1057 of the book of Quotations, so that you can write it down, where brother Branham speaks that it is for those groups. [63-1229E – “Look away to Jesus,” p. 7, para. 49 –Ed.]

16 Bible Study #169, Jan/16/2022 (Sunday), p. 8 of the booklet

17 61-0427- “Only Believe,” p. 19, para. 39

18 63-0324M – “Questions and Answers on the Seals,” p. 443 and 444, paras. 13, 16-17, 25

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