January 27, 2023 Activity

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Bible Study for January 27, 2023

Rev. José Benjamín Pérez
Friday, January 27, 2023
Cayey, Puerto Rico


Dr. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, November 30, 1997
(Second activity)
Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil

Scripture: Matthew 16:27-28

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] He used the Scripture of the Gospel according to Matthew, chapter 16, verse 27 and 28. And let’s read here these two verses, where it tells us:

27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father [WSS] «theophany» with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

[JBP] And there he writes: [WSS] «Church». In other words, the Son of Man with His Angels coming to His Church.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In Romans, chapter 11, verse 26, it says:

26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

[JBP] Where will the Deliverer come from? From Sion; and Sion is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.


(Ministers Meeting)
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

And for our time the revelation will come in the same way; the revelation of the Seventh Seal, the revelation to bring the rapturing faith, the revelation for the Dispensation of the Kingdom, the revelation for the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Age of the Cornerstone, and the revelation for the Hebrew people; all that will come through God through His Holy Spirit in and through the messenger of the age, of the age pertaining to this time: The Age of the Cornerstone; and the dispensation pertaining to this time: which is intertwined with the Dispensation of Grace.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the message “SHALOM”1 (the one that was preached on January 12, 1964), on page 32 and 33 he tells us:

161 Look up ([JBP] and there he draws a Pyramid and the ages, and he draws an arrow towards the Pyramid), and shine with joy of the Lord, to know that you’ve been privileged, your eyes have come open and see this day. Trust in Him for the future. You’ve seen Him vindicate His Word in days past. He that vindicated His Word in days past and made all these other things happen just exactly to the hour that we’re living, everything exactly, to the seventh angel’s Message, both showed It in heaven, on earth, and made It made known three ways so there can’t be no slip up, remember, He promised He’d come again. Hallelujah! That Word will be a-vindicated. God’s promised Word, with two thousand years of waiting, He will arrive on time!

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «8th Day, Year of Jubilee».

And to the side he writes:

[WSS] «He will arrive on time in His 2nd Coming». And he draws a Star of David.

[161] Don’t be weary, He’ll be here. As He has a-vindicated His Word in every age, the Church Ages show the same thing, and the revealing of our Lord by the seventh Message, and so forth. God revealed it, manifested it, and proved it. And in among us today, He showed Himself here with us, and proved and a-vindicated His Word. So will He!

162 There will be a Millennium ([JBP] and there he writes): [WSS] «the Millennium». The old will be young there for ever. Sickness will fade away and death will be no more. They shall build houses, they will inhabit them. They’ll plant vineyards and eat the fruit thereof. They’ll not plant and another inhabit (his son take it), his son will be living by him. He’ll not plant and another eats, die off and somebody else take it; but he’ll live there. Amen. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together. And the lion shall eat straw like the bullock, and a child shall lead them around. There’ll be—there’ll be innocence. There’ll be—there’ll be—there’ll be nothing could hurt. We’ll be changed from what we are now, to that glorious image of the Son of God Which is immortal. Years can never touch Him, age can never do anything to Him, He’s the immortal Son of God. So we know that—that we’re at the end time ([JBP] he writes there): [WSS] «to the image of Jesus». We’re at the junction [WSS] «dispensational interlace».

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «the junction», and he draws a Star of David there.

[162] All these things thoroughly identified, so will it be identified again.

163 Now, the future, He holds it. How do I know when He’s coming? When is He coming? I don’t know, but He’ll be here. That’s right. When will He do thus and thus? When will the curse go off the earth? When will these blessed reflections of God’s love, of trees standing here and shining out, and the flowers and things, when will they immortal grow? I don’t know, but they will. When will all the reflection of men’s hearts desiring to live, and hospitals and doctors and operations, and crying and grief, when will it all cease, to a glorious reign with Jesus of a thousand years of Shalom? When will it? I don’t know. He said it would be there. I don’t know how He’s going to do it, but His spoken Word will be a-vindicated when the Sun of Righteousness shall rise with healing in His wings ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «the transformation».

[JBP] And who is the one who will bring healing in His Wings? The ministries of Moses and Elijah; in other words, He will bring complete and total healing with the transformation.

[163] And the healing part there will not be a physical healing as you think, as saying somebody’s got a sickness and it’ll be taken away from them. That’s what He’s doing now, in type. But the whole creature will be changed! This mortal will take on immortality. This old age will jump into youth. Amen. Well, how will it be? I don’t know, but it’ll be there.

[JBP] Notice everything he tells us there about healing of diseases. There when he was healing at that stage of divine healing: it was a type and figure of the total healing that we will obtain in this end time.

And he writes: [WSS] «Healing = spiritual miracles».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] He continues saying here, in the message that we are reading [“MAY GOD GIVE US A SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND REVELATION…”]:

[WSS] In other words, through the messenger of the Dispensation of the Kingdom, the Holy Spirit will come manifested, will give the revelation to that messenger, who eats it, as it is given in Revelation, chapter 10: giving him the Title Deed; and the Holy Spirit through him will pass it on to the Church and then to the Hebrew people.

That is the order for the revelation – the wisdom and revelation of God to His people, His Church, and also to the Hebrew people. There is no other way established by God for that revelation and that wisdom of God to come to the people.

And the Angel Gabriel will also be there, because He has always been working in God’s Program, and the Angel or Archangel Michael, the Prince who is for the children of Israel; in other words, it is a heavenly intervention, where the Archangels Gabriel and Michael will be present, but since they are in another dimension, they can’t be seen, unless they allow themselves to be seen.

Reverend William Branham, forerunner of the Second Coming of Christ, says that the Angel Gabriel announced the First Coming of Christ, and will announce the Second Coming of Christ. So that was said, and so it will be fulfilled, because it was said by the Holy Spirit through the forerunner.

Therefore, what he foreshadowed will be what will be fulfilled; and he foreshadowed what is promised in the Scripture: he foreshadowed the Coming of the Son of Man with His Angels; that is why we find him speaking so much of the Coming of the Son of Man and also speaking so much of the Two Olive Trees, of Moses and Elijah; because he is forerunning the Coming of the Son of Man with His Angels, the Coming of the Lord with Moses and Elijah ([JBP] that is why on one occasion he said that he couldn’t only forerun the Coming of the Son of Man: he had to be forerunner of the Coming of the Son of Man with His Angels2), as it was seen there on Mount Transfiguration in Matthew, chapter 17, verses 1 to 9; and also in Mark, chapter 9, verse 1 and on; and Luke, chapter 9.

It was said that the Son of Man would come with His Angels, and then He will reward each one according to his works. And since the judgment of God is the prophets of God, notice: He comes with His Angels, which are Moses and Elijah, the ministries of Moses and Elijah promised for this end time.

They will be announcing what God will be doing, announcing what will happen in the great tribulation; they will be announcing all these things; and therefore, they will be alerting mankind of those judgments that are to come; because “the hour of His judgment has arrived” when we see the Angel Messenger with the Eternal Gospel, which is sent in Revelation, chapter 14, to preach it to all nations; and there the Scripture will be fulfilled, the promise that Christ made in Matthew 24, verse 14, where it says:

“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”

The end comes in the second part of the seventieth week; that is the time of the end, those three and a half years. But “this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached as a testimony to all nations.” And then? What does it say? “Then shall the end come.”

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the book of “THE SEVENTIETH WEEK OF DANIEL” (in this version), on page… from page 67 at the bottom… Later when you have the page of that book, to tell you the page of the other version. In this one it starts saying: [WMB] “Sister Simpson…”; here it is in paragraph 109, at the bottom; I don’t know if there is another different version, to also quote it:3

109 Sister Simpson told me this afternoon, she said, “Brother Branham, I read the entire Book of Daniel. I—I just didn’t know no more when I stopped, got through, than I did when I started.” Here it is, Sister Simpson, if you’re here tonight. I believe I see her setting over there. I never said nothing in the trailer. I held my peace, ’cause I thought maybe I’d get to it.

But, the vision that Daniel had saw, down there by the river ([JBP] and he underlines “river” and circles it), was sealed up, “until the end time.”

It’s… Let me just go ahead and read it here. See?

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the end time: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.

And I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood… two,… one on one side… of the river, and one on the other side of the bank of the river.

And one said to the man clothed in—in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In Revelation, chapter 22, verse 1:

1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the edited book of The Ages, on page 102 [p. 97 in Eng.], says:


Revelation 2:7, “To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the Tree Of Life, Which is in the midst of the paradise of God.” This is the future reward to all overcomers of all ages. When the last call to battle has been sounded ([JBP] For when? For when the last call to battle has been made), when our armour has been laid down, then we will rest in the paradise of God and our portion shall be the Tree of Life, forever.

“The Tree Of Life.” ([JBP] he writes): [WSS] «Jesus is the Tree of Life» Isn’t that a beautiful figure of speech? It is mentioned three times in the Book of Genesis and three times in the Book of Revelation. In all six places it is the same tree and symbolizes exactly the same thing.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «3 times in:

Revelation 2:7, 22:2, 22:14

Genesis 2:9, 3:22, 3:24».

But what is the Tree Of Life? Well, first of all, we would have to know what the tree itself stands for. In Numbers 24:6, as Balaam described Israel, he said they were “trees of lign aloes which the Lord hath planted.” Trees throughout the Scriptures refer to persons, as in Psalm 1. Thus the Tree Of Life must be the Person of Life, and that is Jesus.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «Tree of Life = Jesus in theophany».

Now in the Garden of Eden there were two trees standing in the midst of it. One was the Tree Of Life, the other was the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Man was to live by the Tree Of Life; but he was not to touch the other tree or he would die. But man did partake of the other tree, and when he did, death entered into him by his sin, and he became separated from God.

[JBP] And there he writes: [WSS] «The tree of knowledge of good and evil: the devil in spirit in the serpent».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] We continue here, in the book of “THE SEVENTIETH WEEK OF DANIEL”:

[109] And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and sware by him that live for ever and ever that it shall be for a time, time, and a half time;…

Now, we get right—right exactly, “Time, time, and a half time.” Now you watch when we get in Daniel’s seventy weeks, how that comes out. That’s when the mystery is going to be revealed. All right. “Time, time, and a half time.”

…and when he shall… (“he,” personal pronoun now, the antichrist)…shall accomp-… accomplished accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, (that’s when he breaks his covenant in the middle of the week), all these things shall be fulfilled. (Amen.)

And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O…Lord, what shall be the end of these things?

[JBP] He writes there: [WSS] «The covenant with the Jews halfway through the week».

[109] And he said, Go your way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the…

[Brother Branham pauses. Congregation says, “End!”—Ed.] Oh, don’t you forget that!

…until the time of the end.

Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

110 The end-time Message shall reveal it; the last church age. Glory! Whew! There you are! Oh, my! It shakes me, to think of it, the mystery! The things that the church world bats their eyes, and says, “It’s nonsense.” The mystery of Who Jesus Christ was ([JBP] he draws a Star of David there); not a third Person, not the second Person, not the third Person, but the Person of God. All these other mysteries of God will be revealed, because it’s wrote here in this Book…

[JBP] And he writes, here on the bottom of page 68: [WSS] «The end time = the one of week 70».

[WSS] «The Message = the Message of Rev. 11».

[JBP] (I continue on page 69) [P. 58]:

[110] …and be revealed to the end-time generation ([JBP] and he draws a Cornerstone and he writes): [WSS] «generation». They can no more see it in seminaries, and schools, and denominations, than the Jews could see Jesus being the Messiah. No wonder they try to think you’re crazy. No wonder they think you’re foolish. No wonder they can’t understand why you don’t cluck up with them. Because, there’s a Power and a vision behind it, a Word of God that’s been revealed, to get the Church in order for the Rapture and the going Home. Yes. “Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” Certainly.

111 Now, what is another thing that would be known? Look at today, at the churches. Here it is. I hope it don’t hurt, but I got to tell it. Making…

112 In that day there will be an antichrist rise ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «666». ([JBP] In other words, the beast, the false prophet).

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] He continues saying… I am in the excerpt of our brother William: “MAY GOD GIVE US A SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND REVELATION TO WORK UNITED WITH LOVE IN THE WORK OF GOD.” He continues to say:

[WSS] The end for the kingdom of the gentiles, the end of this world, the end of the Trumpets, the end of the Seals, and even the end of the Seventh Seal. That is on page 464 and 466 of the book of The Seals.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Let’s go there for a moment to read it there. On page 464 [p. 553 in Eng.] it tells us (at the bottom, it says)4 [The Seals]:

231 We must remember that this Seventh Seal is the end of time, of all things. That’s right. The things written in the Seven-Seal Book, sealed up, of the plan of redemption from before the foundation of the world, it every bit ends. It is the end; it is the end of the struggling world ([JBP] he writes): [WSS] «the systems, cosmos». It’s the end of struggling nature. It’s the end of everything. In there, it’s the end of the Trumpets. It’s the end of the Vials. It’s the end of the earth. It’s the… It’s even the end of time.

[232] …Revelation, the 7th cha-… 10th chapter and the… and 1 to the 7th verse. Time runs out. The Angel said, “Time will be no more,” when that, in the days ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «8th Day» of this great thing to happen.

233 Everything runs out, in this time, the end of the—of the… at the end [WSS] «left over time» of this Seventh Seal [WSS] «Moses and Elijah»

[JBP] What is the Seventh Seal? Moses and Elijah: The Son of Man with His Angels.

233 Everything runs out, in this time, the end of the—of the… at the end of this Seventh Seal. Notice. It’s the end of the church age. It’s the—the end of the Seventh Seal. It’s the end of the Trumpets. It’s the end of the Vials, and even end the ushering in of the Millennium. That’s on the Seventh Seal.

[JBP] And there he writes: [WSS] «At the end of the ½ hour of silence».

«At the end of the 7th Seal it is the end of everything».

See how far the Seventh Seal goes.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Our brother William continues saying here [“MAY GOD GIVE US A SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND REVELATION…”]:

[WSS] So we can see that all this will be taking place in this end time, and the Seventh Seal will be opened, revealed to the Church, that is, the Coming of the Lord with His Angels coming to His Church and then to the Hebrew people.

So it is a Divine Program that is hidden even from the angels, but in this end time all that mystery of the Seventh Seal will be opened, which is the Coming of the Lord with His Angels; and then the Church of the Lord will understand and thus receive the faith, the revelation, to be transformed and taken with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

[JBP] See that without the knowledge of the mystery of the Coming of the Son of Man with His Angels, without that knowledge, there is no Rapturing Faith.


We have already seen how that Spirit of revelation and wisdom, or wisdom and revelation, must come, which we have already seen it comes through the Holy Spirit through the messenger; to the messenger first, and through the messenger to the people.

There is no other way established by God. As He worked in the past, He will work in our time; “for the Lord will do nothing, except He reveals His secrets (to whom?) to His servants His prophets.” (Amos, chapter 3, verse 7).

That is one of the important things that people need to know in order not to set out on their own to discover things, to invent interpretations, but to be attentive to the Voice of Christ, of the Holy Spirit, who has always been speaking through a man, through a messenger.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the message:


(Ministers meeting)
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Asuncion, Paraguay

Therefore, it is at the time of the Harvest, which is the time of summer, where the Kingdom of God comes and is established, the Kingdom of God is restored. That is why, for the time of the Harvest there will be the Angels of the Son of Man who are the ministries of Moses and Elijah to carry out that work.

And now, what the Seventh Trumpet is for the Jews (which is nothing less than the Two Olive Trees: Moses and Elijah), is the Seventh Seal for the Church, the same. Among the Church it will be known as the Seventh Seal, and among the Jews it will be known as the Two Olive Trees. It says: “What the Seventh Seal is for the Church…,” or: “What is the Seventh Trumpet for Israel, is the Seventh Seal for the Church: the Coming of the Lord.”

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] He says that there in the book of Quotations, in some excerpts of the message “THE FEAST OF THE TRUMPETS.” And here in one of the excerpts here on page 129, says… paragraph 1150, says:5

1150 – “[270] Now, as soon as this Church (the Bride) is drawed together, She is taken up; and that mystery of the Seventh Seal, or the Seventh Seal, the mystery of going. And the Jews is called by the mystery of the Seventh Trumpet, which is two prophets, Elijah and Moses…”

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «Moses and Elijah = the mystery of the 7th Trumpet».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And right there also, on that page, in paragraph 1152, it says [Quotations]:6

1152 – “[283] He said, at… ‘The Great Trumpet would sound. The Great Trumpet!’ Not Trumpets now, feast of trumpets; there is two of them, Moses and Elias, to call the Trumpet. But, under ‘the Great Trumpet,’ the Coming of the Lord, to announce Joseph returning, see, that all nations would assemble at Jerusalem.”

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The Great Trumpet = the Coming of the Lord».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] There is another place where he tells us of the Seventh Seal… Paragraph 1143 says [Quotations]:7

1143 – “[155] Under the Seventh Trumpet ([JBP] and there he writes): [WSS] «Moses and Elijah», is to Israel the same as the Seventh Seal was to the Church ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «Moses and Elijah».”

[JBP] Now, you say: “But how is it that the Seventh Trumpet, and he writes: [WSS] «Moses and Elijah», is to Israel the same thing that the Seventh Seal is, he writes: [WSS] «Moses and Elijah»?” Because it is the same.

1143 – “[155] We find, under the Seventh Seal, that when these souls that was under the altar there, that received robes… They were given robes, not that they earned them, because they were in the dispensation when God was still dealing with grace with the Gentiles ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «Dispensation of Grace»…”

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And there is another place (I am looking there) where he said it wouldn’t be a denomination. On 1149, it says [Quotations]:8

1149 – “[264] From the seventh angel’s (messenger of the Seventh Seal) ([JBP] What is the Message of the seventh angel? In other words, there he refers to the seventh dispensational angel). Message in Revelation 10, was the Seventh Seal, to the Seven Trumpets, between those two times…

265 O God, how can we say This, to make the people see It?

266 It’s between that Sixth Trumpet, and the Sixth Trumpet and… The Sixth Trumpet and the Sixth Seal sounds at the same time. And between the Sixth Trumpet and the Seventh Trumpet, there is a prophet to appear before the Gentiles, to call the people back to the original pentecostal Doctrine; and the two witnesses of Revelation 11 appear to the Jews, to send them to Jesus, while the Church is being taken up. All of them, prophets! Amen! The Word of the Lord cannot be broken. It won’t be a denomination! ([JBP] And he writes): [WSS] «Moses and Elijah». Do you see it?

267 Read in your Book here and see if that between the Sixth and Seventh Trumpet isn’t injected in there, let the Jews being called out between the Sixth and Seventh Plague, we come over to that hundred and forty-four thousand (you remember that?), which was between that. Do you remember? Between the—the—the Sixth, the Fifth Seal and the Sixth Seal…Between the Sixth Seal and the Seventh Seal, there was a calling out of the hundred and forty-four thousand. You remember that? Now there is where these trumpets come in right there…”

[JBP] And he writes there: [WSS] «The calling to the Jews = is between the 6th and 7th Seal, and between the 6th and 7th Trumpet».

We had already written that.9

[JBP] Let’s continue here. There, if you follow that entire line of the Trumpets and what is in between, there is a lot there; we would also have to go there to “REVELATION, CHAPTER 4.”

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] See, our brother William continues saying here [“PASTORS WORKING IN HARMONY IN THE TWO CAMPS…”]:

[WSS] And since the Lord comes with His Angels, there will be the ministry of Jesus, the ministry of Elijah and the ministry of Moses. That is why you find Reverend William Branham, in his message, that foreshadows the Coming of the Lord, he speaks of Jesus, he speaks of Elijah and speaks of Moses, because the Son of Man comes with His Angels, with the Two Olive Trees.

The Lord comes, the Mighty Angel that descends from Heaven, He comes speaking as when a lion roars; because already —when the Church is completed ([JBP] that is, when the Church is already completed)— He changes from High Priest to King, and Lion, and Judge of all the Earth.

And when He speaks, He is already speaking as a Lion, not as High Priest, because mercy, the time of mercy ends, the time of redemption ends.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Now, on that same page, look there… On the page where we were in the book of Quotations,10 there is a small part here…, which is paragraph 1151, where it says:

1151 – “275 And the seventh angel’s Message, under the same Trumpet, same everything exactly, the same Seal, is to (what?) call the people, the Bride, out of the Pentecostal and world tradition, to the genuine Atonement, the Word, Christ impersonated in His Word here, made flesh among us.”

[JBP] And there he writes: [WSS] «The Atonement today = the Word made flesh».

And there enters…, all of that is fulfilled after He comes out and changes from Throne of Mercy to Throne of Judgment.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And look at this little card that he wrote11; he says:

[WSS] «Elijah, Moses and Jesus are one.

They are the ministries of Elijah, Moses and Jesus in one man, in the Omega Prophet.

It is the Angel of the Covenant, Christ, the Holy Spirit in His final manifestation».

[JBP] And on the back he writes:

[WSS] «Omega Prophet / The Prophet Omega / The last prophet / Omega Prophet».

Rev. 1:10-11, Isaiah 45, 1 Kings».

And there in [WSS] «1 Kings» he writes:

[WSS] «Elijah: “They have killed all the prophets, and I alone am left, and they seek me to kill me”».

[JBP] There is a place where he speaks of the prophet…, that is, now that he wrote there: [WSS] «Omega», a place where he wrote…

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Look, in the message “THE ANGEL OF THE LORD,”12 brother Branham says on page 8 of this message (which was preached on May 2, 1951), says:

17 All right. Joseph, one of the patriarchs, sold down into Egypt, perfect type of Christ…

[JBP] Let’s go a little before, because he draws two Cornerstones with the ages. So that you also have it there, on page 7 at the bottom, he says:

16 Now, we all are familiar with the Scripture of how Israel came down into Egypt. It was because of a famine. He was driven down there from starvation. The story is very pathetic.

All the Old Testament speaking of the New… I believe in Hebrews 12, It said, “Seeing that we’re compassed about with such a great cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin that does so easily beset us, that we might run with patience the race that’s set before us.”

[JBP] And there he draws a Pyramid and the ages, and he writes: [WSS] «O.T», that is, Old Testament. And he draws another Pyramid with the ages, and he writes New Testament: [WSS] «N.T.».

17 All right. Joseph, one of the patriarchs, sold down into Egypt, perfect type of Christ, betrayed by his brethren, sold for a few pieces of silver—about thirty pieces, about like Christ was. He wore a coat of many colors, as Christ was seen in Revelations 1 setting on a throne and a rainbow over Him… There’s seven perfect colors representing the seven church ages. Rainbow representing a covenant, He was to look upon as jasper and sardis stone, which was Reuben and Benjamin, the First, the Last, He that was, which is, and shall come, the Root and Offspring of David, the Morning Star… How marvelous. And with the covenant to His Churches, seven golden candlesticks behind Him, each candlestick representing a church age.

[JBP] This is the message in Spanish, but in the English part he writes… Let’s read a little bit further down to get to that part where he writes that. It says:

[17] And we’re living in the Laodicean age, the last. And He was standing with His hands out to look upon. And there, one hand like this was Alpha, the other one as Omega.

[JBP] That is, he was like this, he says that a hand… Let’s do as he is saying it: Hands outstretched, he says:

[17] …one hand like this was Alpha [JBP lifts his right hand –Ed.], the other one as Omega [JBP lifts his left hand –Ed.]. As the lights went out, on up to the dark ages and come down; just as they come in, so will they go out, the same kind of Church, same kind of signs, same kind of people, Alpha and Omega.

18 Oh, my. Then I think of God speaking to Joseph. After he was taken up, he was the blessed child. There’s why I believe that men are borned in this world to do certain things. Joseph could be nothing else but a prophet, for he was borned a prophet. God foreordained Joseph to be a prophet. No matter how much cursings and kickings he got around, he was God’s prophet. He had to be. Gifts and callings are without repentance.

[JBP] And he writes there, he writes:

[WSS] «The right [Alpha hand] with the 7 stars.

The right hand [Alpha] with the Book of the 7 Seals.

The left hand [Omega] with the Two Candlesticks, the Two Anointed Ones, Moses and Elijah.

The Age of the Cornerstone for the spiritual gentile Church and for the Hebrew Church».

[JBP] In other words, there we are seeing everything that is represented, what Reverend William Branham spoke about.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Our brother William continues saying, of the message we are reading [“PASTORS WORKING IN HARMONY IN THE TWO CAMPS…”]:

[WSS] …those people who have already received Christ are safe; and those who haven’t received Him no longer have time to receive Him.

But Christ continues to speak, He speaks “as when a lion roars and seven thunders utter their voices” ([JBP] that is, when the number is already completed, notice that He continues speaking, but then as Lion, which is what is happening in this end time): It is the Voice of Christ speaking consecutively to His people, and it is the Thunders “crying out as when a lion roars and seven thunders utter their voices.”13

And the Thunders reveal the mystery of His Coming, they reveal the mystery of the Seventh Seal, which is His Coming, and they reveal the mystery of the New Name.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the book of The Seals, on page 80 [p. 97 in Eng.], he says something at the bottom there; he says:

[212] Now watch real close. This is something you must get. Now, He had been doing His mediatorial work, making intercessions for the believer. For two thousand years He had been back there, a Lamb. Now He is stepping forth from Eternity, to take the title-deeded Book, and to break the Seals, and reveal the mysteries. When of it? At the end time.

213 Do you get it? [Congregation says, “Amen.”—Ed.] All right, we’ll go on then.

214 Now, break the Seals and release all the mysteries to them, to the seventh angel, whose Message is to reveal all the mysteries of God.

[JBP] And there he writes: [WSS] «7th dispensational angel». Notice that there he refers to the seventh dispensational angel.

[214] The mysteries of God lays in these Seven Seals. See? That’s what He said here. All the mysteries lays in these Seven Seals.

215 And the Lamb comes forth now, from being a Mediator between God and man. He becomes a Lion ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «Lion». And when He becomes a Lion, He takes the Book. That’s His rights. God has held It, the mystery, but now the Lamb comes.

216 Nobody could take the Book. It’s still in the hands of God. No pope, priest, whatever might be, they can’t take (no) the Book. The Seven Seals hasn’t been revealed. See?

217 But when, the Mediator, when His work is done as an Intercessor, He comes forth. And John…The elder said, “He’s a Lion.” And He comes forth. Watch Him. Oh, my! See? He comes forth to take the Book, now watch, to reveal the mysteries of God, that others has guessed at, in all these denominational ages.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The elder said: Lion – King».

And he also writes: [WSS] «The denominational ages».

And in a small part above writes:

[WSS] «7th angel of the 7th age = W.M.B.».

«7th angel of the 7th dispensation = the Angel of Jesus».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] He continues saying [“PASTORS WORKING IN HARMONY IN THE TWO CAMPS…”]:

[WSS] …and the Thunders are the ones that bring the revival to the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Page 212 [p. 251 in Eng.] of the book of The Seals, where it says: “The Bride hasn’t had a revival yet, it will take those Seven Thunders to awaken her.” And he says it is going to happen!, because it is a promise.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Look at something here, where our brother Branham tells us on page 13 of this message “BE CERTAIN OF GOD”14; he says…

You can start searching that of the flour, the Scripture of flour and oil, to have it there, the reference of what brother Branham is talking about here. It is Kings.

There is a part there that on Sunday we are going to touch on also. But tonight we are going to touch on this little part here. On page 6, that is the…, it says there:

37 And I believe, maybe, we’d think, perhaps, this, that she had prayed all night long ([JBP] in other words, she and her son), for one more day settled it. She could look at the pale lips of her little boy of about three or four years old ([JBP] he draws a Star of David and he writes): [WSS] «the son of the widow was 3 or 4 years old». And she could see her own bones dwindling away, as the flesh was going from them. And it must have been a terrible thing, as this mother, seeing these things going. And, yet, with her hands before God, praying day and night, “Now we’re down to one handful of meal and a spoonful of oil.”

38 You know, it’s a strange thing. May God let this soak into every one of you, if you never hear me preach again. Let this be a message. It’s strange, most strange, that sometimes that God does things that way.

[JBP] And let’s turn to (so as not to read this whole part; later you read it, continue that story there).

But look… On what page…? First Kings 17. Look! I opened it and there it was, in First Kings 17.

Sometimes it happens; as it has happened to many of you too: you go to look for a Scripture, and you open it, and there is the Scripture.

I also had the experience with brother William, that many times he went to look for a Scripture and he opened it; and he would say to me: [WSS] “Look!, talking about the Scripture!” And it has happened to me, and I know it has happened to you too; and now it happened to me too: I opened it and there it was.

First Kings 17… That whole chapter… Because see that it was Elijah… Now see, in that time of need of the widow… What I want you to do is to write there, in that Scripture…; because it says:

1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.

[JBP] Now notice something… he writes there: [WSS] «Rev. 11:3-14, 11:15-19».

And those are the ministries of Moses and Elijah being repeated in this end time.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And you would have to go to… also to another place here: In James, chapter 5, verse 17, it says:

17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.

18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

[JBP] That is power over nature under the Sixth Seal, which is the ministries of Moses and Elijah.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And you can also make a note there on page 53 of the book of Quotations,15 in paragraph 462:

462 – “[104] Elijah stayed up there ([JBP] and he draws a little Cornerstone) until God moved him. He had no revivals. He preached not against nothing. He just stood up there with God alone, out in the wilderness, ’cause he was a wilderness man. He was raised in the wilderness. So was John raised in the wilderness.

105 He went out in the wilderness alone with God, took away from the church after he give his Message. […]

107 But, one day, God called him out again! ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «5th Elijah».”

[JBP] Above he writes: [WSS] «5th Elijah», but to the side writes: [WSS] «5th Elijah, 5th time».

And he also writes: [WSS] «Elijah on the Mount of God».

462 – “[107] Here he come out. Listen close now, and don’t get angry with me. I’m saying, ‘THUS SAITH THE LORD!’ When he come out…”

[JBP] “I am saying THUS SAITH THE LORD.” That is what we are going to read later on now. Because the widow, see, there she had a very difficult time, or she was about to have a difficult time, because the flour and oil was going to run out, and then she was going to die; because she had nothing left. But she was waiting for the THUS SAITH THE LORD. Remember, that the son had 3 to 4 years of age.

462 – “[107] When he come out, what did God do? He sent him to a widow woman ([JBP] he writes): [WSS] «the widow and her son». […] [112] And what happened? When the rest of the world was languishing and dying in hunger…”

[JBP] Remember: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” The world is in darkness, and the world is hungry to hear the Word of God. But see:

462 – “[112] And what happened? When the rest of the world was languishing and dying in hunger, her and her children and her household all eat three good meals a day, Divine revelation on the Word.”

[JBP] And he draws a Star of David.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Let’s stop there. On page 13 of the message “BE CERTAIN OF GOD,” it says [Page 13]:

92 Now what’s it ready for? It’s ready for the cross. It’s ready for self-sacrifice. That’s what you have to do. If the Word has been preached, and you’ve got the Spirit and It mixed together, it’s self-sacrifice to deny every pain, to deny every sickness, to deny everything that’s contrary to God’s Word, and stand on it.

[JBP] He is talking about the two sticks in the firewood, that two sticks are placed crossed. And now further on he explains it.

93 The doctor says this, that, or the other; don’t make a bit of difference. You stand on It, because God said so. The Meal come. You got the Oil. You mixed It together.

94 Now, I hear a voice. It’s a little after daylight. A voice speaks, and said, “Go out in the yard and get two sticks.” Did you notice, the Scripture said “two sticks”? The cross. She’s got the meal and the oil, but she’s going to be called on, to act now…

[JBP] The Church-Bride is called to act now. But notice:

[94] Ever much you got, much Meal or Oil as you need, but you’ve got to act; self-sacrifice.

95 Two sticks. In the old times they never found a better way to make a fire. When you take a stick and lay it across a stick ([JBP] in other words, like this [JBP crosses his arms –Ed.]), light it in the middle, you scoot both ends ([JBP] that is, the ends: he lights it in the middle and pushes the ends). The Indians burn their fire. I’ve burnt it, a many time, all night long. Just take a log, and it this way, and one that way, and just keep pushing it into the fire as it burns.

96 That stick was the cross. “Two sticks,” the Bible said. The voice said, “Go through the yard and get two sticks.” The same time, upon the mountain, there was a voice thundered down to the prophet and said, “Go to the city. I have commanded.” Oh, my! Both of them obeyed. Something has to happen. Both of them are obeying ([JBP] the prophet and the widow).

97 If the preacher preaches the Word, and the man that receives It believes It and acts upon It, something has got to happen. If you’re a sinner, you’ll have to be saved. If you’re sick, you’ll have to be healed, because God promised it, if we are certain of God.

98 As certain as He is God, He has to keep His Word. Certain! Then the command was, “Go to the city, for I have commanded a widow woman.” A vision broke before the prophet. Here he comes, walking. He doesn’t know where he’s going; it don’t make any difference. He’s just obeying.

99 She don’t know where the sticks will be laying, but there’s two sticks in the yard somewhere. She starts off. She goes out in the yard. She looks around, “Oh, how hot!” The screams from the city, the night prowlers coming in there, scrambling along, drinking their wines, and so forth. She looks down the street. She sees nothing. She finds one stick; part of the cross, self-sacrifice. She gets another piece, a stick. And when she picked up that second stick… ([JBP] And he draws a Star of David).

100 Oh, how gloomy it must have been, death laying at the door. Her and her son had to eat one little piece of a hoecake and die. That was all of it. And sometimes, right in the midst of gloom, that we hear the voice.

101 When she picked up that second stick and started back, there was a voice come over the gate, said, “Fetch me a little water in a vessel. ([JBP] That is Elijah speaking).

102 She turned to look, with these two sticks in her hand, with the meal and oil mixed and ready. She said she had dressed it, mixed it together. That’s what, the Word and the Spirit, has to mix together. Lay upon the cross of self-sacrifice, to deny anything that’s contrary to what you’ve asked. That’s right ([JBP] and he draws a Star of David). “I mixed it, now I’m going to get these sticks.”

And that voice said, “Bring me a little drink of water, in a vessel.”

103 She looks, and she sees a man standing, leaning across the gate, thin-cheeked, bearded, bald-headed, looking across the gate, with an old piece of sheepskin wrapped around him. Looked like he was kind of a kind-looking old gentleman.

104 She said, “I’ll share my water with him.” Waters of Life, you’re willing to give it to anybody, to tell anyone, to go anywhere. “Just a moment, sir.” She starts back, with the sticks in her hand.

105 And the voice thundered again, “Not only do you share your water, but bring me a little morsel of bread in your hand.” Bread of life; water of life! Was it of life? She would die soon as that perished. “Bring me your water and bring me your bread.”

106 What do we find here? What lesson can we find? “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and all His righteousness; other things will be added.”

“Bring me a little water and a morsel of bread.” ([JBP] And he draws a Star of David there).

107 Then she turns, in her gloom. I can hear her say, “Sir,” something like this, “you’re different from men that I’ve seen, and men that I hear speak. You seem to be so positive of what you’re saying. But I’ve only got enough meal, just a handful, and just a spoonful of oil. I have dressed it, and I’m going to cook it with these two sticks. And I’m going to eat it, me and my son, and die. That’s all I got.”

108 What we hear, then, next? “But, fetch me the little cake, first.” God, first ([JBP] and he draws a Star of David). No matter what anybody else says, what anything else, what any evidence, how gloomy it looks, whatever it may be, take God, first. His Word, first.

109 “Doctor said I can’t get well.” But, His Word, first ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «of God». “I’m too much of a sinner. I’m a prostitute. I’m a gambler. I’m a drunkard.”

God’s Word, first. “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; red like crimson, they’ll be white like wool.” First, God.

110 “Go, bring me a little cake, first. All that you’ve got, bring it to me.” Are you willing to give it into His hands?

111 My life, all that I am. I’m fifty years old. “Are you willing, William Branham, to lay it to Me? Are you willing, you little children, to lay your life to Me? Are you willing? Can you do it, sick people? Can you trust Me? Put Me first.”

[JBP] Now look at the teaching that brother Branham is talking about here. He is capturing the attention of the people, and so the faith is increasing, by placing the Scripture of the widow with her son, which represents something very important. And there he is capturing the attention of the people; and he is placing the attention on him, faith in him.

[111] “…Put Me first.”

112 “Bring a morsel of bread in your hand, and fetch me a little water.” She looked at him. There was something told her that that man knowed what he was talking about.

God knows His Own. “Sheep… My sheep know My Voice. They know whether it’s Scripture or not ([JBP] and he draws a Star of David), whether it’s right or not.”

113 She turns, in obedience ([JBP] notice: obedience). That’s what you’ve got to do. And when she turned, to obey what the prophet said do, then come the thunder from Heaven, that every man looks to hear. ([JBP] Notice, a thunder… the Voice of the Seven Thunders). For, there come a thunder out of the voice of the prophet, that every sinner and every sick person longs to hear, “THUS SAITH THE LORD.”

114 How we long to hear It! ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «a Thunder comes out from the voice of the prophet». How that people set in my driveway, say, “Come to this door. My daughter is in such. My baby, my, so low. Just say the word.” How can you say it before it’s in your mouth? You’d be saying it yourself. But they long to hear that, “THUS SAITH THE LORD.”

115 There it come, across the fence, because she was obeying. And the gloom broke. “THUS SAITH THE LORD. The barrel will not go empty, nor the cruse run dry, until the day that the Lord God sends rain on the earth.” Oh, what a consolation!

116 She made the cake. She give it to the prophet. She went back and made some for her son and herself. And they eat and drank, with plenty, upon the earth.

117 Where did it come from? How did it get there? Scientifically tell me where that meal come from. Where did that oil come from? How did it get in that cruse? She had poured it dry, every morning. She emptied the meal barrel, every morning, and it was dry. But when she went back for more, it was there. Where did it come from? Take God at His Word. Be certain of God. He’s the Creator.

[JBP] He writes: [WSS] «The oil and flour she used all of it, and the next day there was more».

118 You might have lost your health. You might have lost your fellowship. Take Him at His Word. Be certain that He’s God. The gloomy times ([JBP] and he draws a Star of David) that’s looking now, may not look so gloomy if you’ll just take His Word and be certain that He’s God.

[JBP] Now, notice that there is something that will be taking place in this end time, where everything will come to a culminating part in a Great Tent Cathedral; where there the THUS SAITH THE LORD will be manifested in all His fullness; where the ministries in the adoption stage of Moses and Elijah will be operating at that time; and the people will be looking at that place.

Just as he was narrating there when the people were in front of his house and what they wanted was for him to speak the Word for the healing of this one, that one, the other one, some relative, some person; because they were certain that brother Branham, if he spoke the Word, the person would be healed.

In other words, they had the prophet first, and they believed that by him speaking the Word they were going to be healed; type and figure of what will happen, and why such a long and endless line of prayer: They will be believing in the manifestation of God in all His fullness, in that culminating part, in the climax, in the part already for the resurrection to occur in those days.

It is and will be an adopted ministry. But notice that there you will be seeing that manifestation.

This narrative, which I only read a part of, is very important; and there it shows us everything that will be happening in these final days.

But remember that first is the Word being revealed, which is the greatest thing, which is the greatest miracle that can happen in the midst of the human race, and in the midst of the people of God: the opening of the Word, giving the revelation to the people; and in this end time even more, which is: the revelation of the mystery of the Coming of the Son of Man with His Angels, which is what gives them the Rapturing Faith.

But look, that page 16 and that paragraph is very significant; because there he… I’m going to read it again [“BE CERTAIN OF GOD”] [P. 15]:

111 My life, all that I am. I’m fifty years old. “Are you willing, William Branham, to lay it to Me? Are you willing, you little children, to lay your life to Me? Are you willing? ([JBP] Remember, that is the fourth Elijah speaking, the ministry of Elijah speaking) Can you do it, sick people? Can you trust Me? Put Me first.”

[JBP] God is doing something. And, as we go forward, faith is increasing.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] On page 128 [p. 45 in Eng.] of the book of “THE AGES” unedited says:

[219] When the Word, by the Holy Ghost, is… The Word is planted into the heart that’s got the Holy Ghost and produces what the Word says It would. And the Word can discern the thoughts of the heart! Glory! Oh, my! Oh! A discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart, the Word does.

220 Goes from His mouth, a sharp two-edged sword, wake up the heathens. Something’s got to happen one of these days. Yes! The Word of God, His Name was the Word of God, the Word made manifest.

[JBP] And there he writes: [WSS] «Rev. 19:11-21».

It is the Word of God made manifest, in other words, made flesh.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And we are going to end here; in the paragraph where we stopped on page 53 [Quotations]:16

462 – “[112] I hope you see it, friends. […] 114 Now, we haven’t got time to take the rest of the story out, you know, how he had to come to a showdown with Baal. He’ll do it, one of these days, don’t you worry. When he comes stomping out of that wilderness, you watch what takes place.”

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The 5th Elijah».

Something is happening in the midst of the Church, which is what we need.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] He continues saying (I’m now reading here from the message we were reading of our brother William) [“PASTORS WORKING IN HARMONY IN THE TWO CAMPS…”]:

[WSS] Therefore, the revival promised for the Church-Bride, comes by the Voice of Christ as a Lion, crying out as when a lion roars and seven Thunders uttering their voices, that is, bringing His Message consecutively, all the time He is speaking.

Not as in the ages: which He spoke in an age by a messenger, there was a pause, a breach, and then another age began later, and through the messenger of that age Christ spoke again; and so on for seven different occasions among the gentiles during the seven ages of the Church.

But in the Age of the Cornerstone seven stages are consecutively traveled, where Christ speaks for each stage, where Christ will be speaking consecutively and revealing everything related to the Seventh Seal; where He includes His Coming, His New Name (because He comes with a New Name that no one knows); He includes the faith, the revelation, of rapture. In other words, all that which will be revealed is the faith, the revelation that the Church needs to be transformed and raptured.

Just as the revelation to obtain the forgiveness of sins and obtain the new birth, that revelation comes in the preaching of the Gospel of Christ, where the mystery of the First Coming of Christ and His death on Calvary’s Cross as the Sacrifice of Atonement for our sins is revealed; and thus the faith of Christ is born in the soul of the person and obtains salvation and eternal life by receiving Him as Savior.

[JBP] And by obtaining the faith, the revelation of the Second Coming of the Lord, you thus obtain the Rapturing Faith. In other words, over there we receive the theophanic body and here we receive the eternal and glorified body.

He in a message said (I think we quoted it in these days)17 where he says: [WSS] “In the Dispensation of Grace you receive the theophanic body, and in the Dispensation of the Kingdom you receive the eternal and glorified body.”


Dr. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Cayey, Puerto Rico

It is important to be watchful of Elijah, because it will be granted to see the Coming of the Lord in the Last Day, to all those who will be attentive awaiting for the Coming of the Lord; and they will first see Elijah, and then they will see Moses, and then they will see the Coming of the Lord, the Lord coming for His Church.

And that will be the Seventh Seal, which will be opened to the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ to give them the faith to be transformed and taken with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

The Seventh Seal is the Coming of the Lord.

The Sixth Seal is Moses and Elijah, it is Moses and Elijah in their ministries. In other words, God through His Spirit repeating the ministries of Moses and Elijah in the end time. They are the promised Two Olive Trees, the Two Anointed Ones who stand before the presence of God, just as they were at Jesus’ side, one on each side.

[JBP] And that is there shown what it was like on Mount Transfiguration, where Jesus was being adopted.

Well, I think we can pause. And we stand up, and so we leave in the subject that we have for today: “THE MYSTERY OF THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN WITH HIS ANGELS IN THE WEST,” our dear brother and friend, Dr. William Soto Santiago.

1 64-0112 – “Shalom,” p. 26, paras. 161-163

2 Study “He is no longer Lamb but Lion,” 10/10/2022 (Monday), pp. 8-9 of the booklet

3 61-0730E – “The Sixfold Purpose of Gabriel’s Visit to Daniel,” p. 57, paras. 109-112

4 Bible Study #209, 06/05/2022 (Sunday), pp. 25-27 of the booklet

5 64-0719M – “The Feast of the Trumpets,” p. 35, para. 270

6 64-0719M – “The Feast of the Trumpets,” p. 37, para. 283

7 64-0719M – “The Feast of the Trumpets,” p. 20, para. 15

8 64-0719M – “The Feast of the Trumpets,” p. 34, paras. 264-267

9 Bible Study #237, 9/11/2022 (Sunday), pp. 11-12 of the booklet / Bible Study #257, 11/20/2022, pp. 20-21 of the booklet

10 64-0719M – “The Feast of the Trumpets,” p. 36, para. 275

11 Bible Study #255, 11/13/2022 (Sunday), pp. 32-34 of the booklet

12 51-0502 – “The Angel of the Lord,” p. 8, para. 16-18

13 Revelation 10:3

14 59-0125 – “Be Certain of God,” p. 6, paras. 37-38; p. 13, paras. 92-118

15 61-0319 – “Jezebel Religion,” p. 20, para. 104-105, 107; p. 21, para. 112

16 61-0319 – “Jezebel Religion,” p. 21, paras. 112, 114

17 Study “The door to eternity,” 1/24/2023 (Tuesday), pp. 3-4 of the booklet

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