July 15, 2022 Activity
Bible Study for July 15, 2022
BIBLE STUDY #220
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2022
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Thank you very much, missionary Miguel Bermudez Marin. May God continue to bless you greatly and may this visit that you have there in Colombia continue to be of great blessing, in all the places where you will be.
And we have already seen how the blessing began to be imparted there, with your visit, to all the brethren of the beautiful Colombia. May they be greatly blessed with your visit there to Colombia, and may that blessing also reach all the children of God in all parts of the world. May God bless you, keep you, take care of you there, and may you return with blessings.
Also to the brethren there in the congregation of our brother Alfonso Acero: May God bless you greatly; and to you, Alfonso, too; and to all those who are visiting there, both international and local as well. And to those who are also through the Amazonas satellite or internet, in this Bible study that we have for today, which is based on the topic:
TITLE: THE MYSTERY OF THE TREE OF LIFE AND THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Saturday, August 30, 1997
Agua Dulce, Veracruz, Mexico
Scripture: Genesis 2:7-9
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And we read verse 16 of chapter 2 of Genesis:
16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
[JBP] And he wrote there: [WSS] «he gave him free will».
[WSS] «Not to eat».
THE UNION THAT PRODUCES GOOD RESULTS
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Wednesday, July 8, 1998
There were two very important people in the Garden of Eden: there was God and there was the devil. And those were God, Christ: the Tree of Life; and the devil: the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
And in order to be manifested and reproduce here on Earth, those trees had to become flesh.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the message “THE RESTORATION OF THE BRIDE TREE,”1 it tells us on page 34:
 Oh, brother, He didn’t pull no punches with them. That’s right.
412 That was the fruit of God. What was it? Stay with the Word of God, make the Word of God manifest.
413 He said, otherwise, “What did the Scriptures say I the Messiah would do when I come? Now, if I don’t bear that fruit of that Word, then I’m not the Messiah [WSS] «the fruit of the prophetic Word is the fulfillment». But if I bear the fruit of that Word that the Messiah was supposed to do, then I am Him.” Amen. “Now, which one of you can condemn Me of sin?” He said. There you are. “Which one of your organizations does this same thing?” There you are. “The Messiah was supposed to do this. The Messiah is supposed to be a prophet. Now let’s see some of you all,” He said, “with all your highfaluting ideas, let’s see you do it.” Now, they was silent. All right. What was it? He bore the fruit of God. The Holy Spirit was in Him. He bore God’s fruit. What was He? He…
414 Now listen close. I’ll hurry as quick as I can, so I won’t delay you from your Easter dinner. Look. But, your—your Easter dinner should be the resurrection. See?
415 But what? He was God’s perfect Prophet Tree, the example Tree, the Bridegroom Tree. Amen. Glory! I’m going to say something, directly: If He is the Bridegroom Tree (Do you believe it? From the garden of Eden?) [Congregation says, “Amen.”—Ed.] then, the Bridegroom Tree, without the Female, don’t bear fruit, so He’s got to have a Bride Tree. She has got to be borned of the same material, the Word made flesh in the Tree. Hope you get it. It’s the same Life in this female Tree, the Bridegroom, as It is in the Bride. “The works that I do shall you also.” Is that right? [“Amen.”] He was the Bridegroom, remember.
416 You say, “That ain’t Scriptural.” Oh, it is. I caught that now. See? We’re fixing to have a healing meeting in a minute. I caught that. He was.
417 You want proof of it? He said, “I am the Vine, ye are the branches.” Saint John saying it: “I am the Vine, you are the branches; you bear the fruit.” See? And the male tree and the female tree produces the pollen, one to the other, brings the fruit. And the branch and the vine does the same thing. See? That’s exactly right.
418 So He said, now, this first Tree was a Prophet Tree, a perfect Tree, the God of the prophets. He was a major Tree. He was God’s perfect Prophet Tree. Why? He was the Word. Now, the others was minor prophets. “The Word came to the prophets.” But He was the Word, Himself, in form of a Prophet. Amen.
419 Now we’re getting somewhere.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The Prophet Tree. The Word in the form of a prophet».
Now listen real close. And don’t miss this now. […]
421 Now, He was God’s Prophet Tree. Why? He preached all the perfect Word of God, for He was the Word of God made manifest. He was the perfect Prophet Tree that preached the perfect Prophet Word, that brought forth the perfect Prophet fruit by the perfect Word of God. Oh, brother, talk about a Tree! A Tree, He was that Life Tree that the Angel kept Eve and Adam away from, with a guarding Cherubims, away from that Tree.
[JBP] And he writes above: [WSS] «The prophetic fruit of the Tree / the Tree of Life».
Now the same Cherubims is trying to run them into It ([JBP] the same Cherubim that are there, that prevented Adam and Eve from reaching the Tree of Life, now he says that the same Cherubim are trying to bring them to Him), ’cause there’s been a way made for them. See? Now they’re pulling back; oh, human beings. Hmm!
Now, preached all the Word, He didn’t cut here or there.
422 When Satan come to Him, that great theologian, and said, “It is written…”
Jesus said, “Yes, and it’s also written…” Uh-huh.
“But it’s written…” And He said, “And it’s also written…”
423 Perfect Prophet Tree preaching perfect Prophet’s Word, with perfect Prophet signs, perfect Prophet results, perfect fruits of the Spirit.
424 And for a mockery… I’m going to go through this pretty fast now. Cause, for a mockery, they hanged Him on… He was the Word, you know. They hanged Him, the Word Tree; the Word Tree, hung Him on a man-made Roman tree. Hum! Brother, I hope that got home. Him, being God’s perfect spiritual Tree, they hung Him on a man-made Roman tree. Amen.
[JBP] And brother William writes: [WSS] «they try to hang the Word in a denomination».
[JBP] And he writes on the other side: [WSS] «the Tree of God = the Word».
425 Same now. They’re trying to take God’s perfect Tree, the Word, and mix It, and hang It up yonder on some kind of a creed. Death and Life won’t mix. Jesus never did attend a funeral service; He would raise the dead. Why? Death and Life cannot stay together.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] He goes on to say (page 1 at the bottom) [Bible study]:
And the devil became flesh in the serpent to reproduce himself; and Eve joined the serpent (the devil’s instrument), to that unbeliever, who came to Eve and says to her: “So God has said, eat not of the trees of the Garden of Eden?” And Eve says: “No, what God has said is that we can eat of all the trees; but of the tree of knowledge of good and evil we cannot eat, because the day we eat we will die.” And the serpent said to her: “You shall not die, but you shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in the message “MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE,”2 page 19, it says… Here we should read from the top, but then you can read it at home, those who have that book. It says (at the bottom):
 Now here we can see plainly the serpent’s seed, where it come in. There is only one place he could go to. If that wouldn’t nail it down, somebody is blind. See? See, it had to go to that.
117 Notice, the reason that animals couldn’t do it, a female animal, they were in the original creation. But the woman was not in that original creation. Now we’re going back to dig this up, then bring you right down to the modern day, in the Testament.
[JBP] And now we go to 18. It says… He is speaking of… [PG. 15, paras 100-105]:
 …she was beautiful, ’cause she was perfect woman, all woman ([JBP] speaking of Eve).
[JBP] And on 18:
101 Notice, why did she do such a thing, being in that high order? She was right with man, co-equal with him. But we all know now that she lost her co-equalness with man, when she sinned, and God said, “Man will be your ruler from here out.” Now, that’s the Scripture. If you want to, we could read it.
102 I’m giving you the Scriptures, so save time for this big hookup across the country, that you might read it yourself.
103 Notice the reason she did that. How did Satan ever get to her? ([JBP] in the form of a question).
104 Did you know Satan was co-equal with God one day? Sure was, all but a creator; he was everything ([JBP] and he writes: [WSS] «Satan was coequal with God»), stood at the right hand of God, in the Heavens, the great leading Cherubim.
105 Notice the reason that she did this, she was not in the original creation. She is not in God’s original creation; she is a by-product. Therefore, “at the beginning,” as Jesus referred to it, she was not original creative being of God. She is a by-product of a man, when Jesus referred to “the beginning.”
[JBP] And on the side he writes: [WSS] «Satan was coequal with God – but he was not a creator». ([JBP] he writes it to the side) [WSS] «he had free will».
[WSS] «The woman was coequal with Adam and she had free will».
And on page 27 it says [PG. 23, paras. 163-164]:
163 Oh, don’t you see it now, in this view here, the perversion of the church? The original is God’s Word! There is no sin in God. See what I mean? Here is a creature that come into existence by a perversion. God is going to have a Church, but look at this perverted thing they got out here.
164 God has male and female. But, this woman, see, the very symptoms of it shows back what was in God’s mind. We could take an hour, or two, and break that down. She… Made this creature for that way, He made the creature and turned her so Satan could get a hold of her, and he did. He has still got her. She had better flee to the Cross, like man, too.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «Eve = hybrid».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in the message “FIVE DEFINITIVE IDENTIFICATIONS OF THE TRUE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD,”3 on page 37 it says:
165 You don’t know nothing about It until you’ve received the Holy Ghost. You say, “I accept Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour.” Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed? If you don’t, you can’t even call Him the Lord, because He’s not Lord. He’s a historical Being that you, by faith, have accepted. But when He’s come into you, by the Holy Ghost, He is your Lord. No man can call Jesus, “Lord,” only by the Holy Ghost; until you are born of the Spirit of God, and the Holy Ghost is in you. Then, if you are, you’re born into this Kingdom, and you’re part of the Church. You’re the called-out Ones, then.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in the message “THE SERPENT’S SEED,”4 it tells us (page 14):
82 Who is this, Job 27… 38, when He said, “Where was you when I laid the foundations of the earth? When the morning stars sang together, and the sons of God shouted for joy?” Who were those sons of God that was shouting for joy? Jesus told them, that, “I had joy with you before the foundation of the world.” We’re not creatures of time. We’re creatures of Eternity.
83 “No man can come to Me, except My Father draws him. And all that comes to Me, I’ll give them Eternal Life, and raise him up at the last days. No one can pluck them from My Father’s hand, Who give them to Me.” How you going to lose?
84 See, you’re scared. You’re afraid. You’ll run around here. And that’s one of the best evidences, in the world, you haven’t been nowhere yet.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «scared, afraid, runner – evidence that he was not in eternity».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It goes on to say here where we paused in “FIVE DEFINITIVE IDENTIFICATIONS…,” page 37 [PG. 32]:
166 Can life come out of a corn, except that corn have life in it? If a grain of corn is put in the ground, one is germitized, and the other one is not germitized. The one that’s not germitized, can it live again? [Congregation says, “No.”—Ed.] Not by no means. There’s nothing in it. Although, materially, it’ll make just as good, just as good of corn flakes as the other one will. It’ll make just as good of cornbread as the other one will. It’ll look just as good on the shelf as the other one will. But if it hasn’t got life into it, it cannot rise again.
[JBP] And he writes:[WSS] «There will be no resurrection for eternal life; if he did not have Life before, he will not be able to live».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] He goes on to say here where we paused, on page 2 [Bible study]:
Do you see that it was the manifestation of the first unbeliever here on Earth, the manifestation of the serpent, anointed by the devil, which was within the serpent? And when he spoke to Eve about the Word, what did he say to her? He told her that they would not die; and God had said that they would die if they ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
And through that union to unbelief: believing the devil’s lie and Eve being incredulous to what God had said, and thinking that God was not going to do as He had said, Eve by improper union brought bad results: she brought a son of unbelief, Cain.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in the message “THE INVISIBLE UNION OF THE BRIDE OF CHRIST,”5 it says:
115 Look what Hollywood has done to the woman. Look how it is. It’s robbed the sacred virtues of the woman. On and on, we could go. See?
116 All this she lost. How did she do it? Because there was a subtle instrument called the church, like there was in the garden of Eden. A subtle person, the devil, walked into the church just like he did in the garden of Eden, and deceived her into it. She is deceived. The woman thinks…she don’t mean to be wrong.
117 Eve didn’t mean to do wrong. It wasn’t wilfully. But she…The Bible said, in Second Timothy, First Timothy 3, “She was deceived.” And deceived is not when you wilfully do it. It’s when you’re deceived into doing it.
[JBP] And on page 26, it says: [PG. 22, paras. 158-165]:
158 You can’t be virtuous to Christ, the Word of God, and serve a man-made denomination at the same time. It’s contrary to the Word. Paul said here. “Whereabouts?” Romans 7.
159 Neither can you bear God’s sons, of His Word, to this illegitimate denominational group. You cannot do it. In your incubator, you cannot bring forth a Word son of God. I’m speaking to the church. But still you claim to be very religious. So was Cain, the prostitute Eve’s son, very religious, built altars and offered sacrifice, and paid his tithes and done everything that any other religious man would do. But he failed to keep that Word. He failed to have the to keep that Word. He failed to have the revelation.
160 And the revelation is the only thing, the revelation of the Word ([JBP] he wrote: [WSS] «Cain failed to have the revelation of the Word. Faith is revelation»). What is the…What is a revelation? Jesus said, “Upon this rock I’ll build My Church, and the gates of hell can’t prevail against It.” Faith is a revelation; because Faith has been revealed to you.
161 “Abel, by faith, offered by revelation (faith), offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than that of Cain.”
162 Cain thought they eat apples. They still got that idea, but it wasn’t. It was an adultery, serpent’s seed. And there when the Seven Seals opened, it declared it and proved it. My book is just out on it. I think we got a thousand here now. See? Notice. That’s Scripturally, from Genesis to Revelation.
163 At the end time, both trees are coming to the seed and proving themselves. Here we are, right today, Laodicea and the Bride, just as clear and pretty as it can be in the Scripture, and right before your faces. “You can’t serve God and mammon.” You can’t be a virtuous Bible-believing Christian and associate yourself in the denominational affair. You just can’t do it at the same time. One has got to be dead, and let the other one live.
[JBP] He writes: [WSS] «the children of the Word of the Cornerstone».
164 Neither can you bear God’s Word son. Neither can the church bring forth. They don’t want one of them, a screaming children, shouting and speaking in tongues, and all them things. They, you can’t do that in a denominational church. They won’t have you. They don’t bring them like that. They take them up and shake their hands and say, “If you believe, you’ve got It. As long as you put your name on the book, that’s all you have to do.” See? It’s—it’s illegitimate children to the Word, still claim to be religious.
165 So, pregnated with Satan’s wisdom and knowledge, the church has become! They send their people away to school, to learn how to say “amen” just right. They learn them how to say all this, and be very intellectual. What is it? It’s pregnation of the devil. What did Satan pregnate Eve with? To disbelieve the Word, for intellectuals, intellects, and it ruined the whole creation. That’s exactly what she’s done in the Word today, the church.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The church is pregnant with the wisdom of the devil».
THE AWAKENING IN LATIN AMERICA
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Monday, September 16, 1991
In that glorious Millennial Kingdom, Latin America has great blessings; which points out that Latin America doesn’t have the blessings in the kingdom of the gentiles, but in the Kingdom of God; to eat, not of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil…, as the nations have eaten, that during the seven stages or ages of the gentile Church have been on Earth (with which they have achieved a great advancement in the scientific field, which they have used mostly for war or wars); but Latin America and the Caribbean have the opportunity to eat from the Tree of Life to produce a spiritual advancement in the Divine Program and according to the Divine Program; and thus to be materialized —all that spiritual advancement— in an advancement also in the Kingdom of God, to live, not according to what the nations call an advancement, but according to what God calls an advancement for the nations. First the advancement in the knowledge of God.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in this same message… (that we read) “FIVE DEFINITIVE IDENTIFICATIONS…,” it says on page 17 [PG. 15]:
75 Who set this Church up? Jesus Christ. No bishop, no group of men, no pope, no man-made powers, at all. But Jesus Christ spoke of It being His Kingdom [WSS] «His Church» that was coming in power. “Some stands here…” 16th chapter of Matthew, “Verily, I say to you, some stands here shall not see death until they see the Kingdom of God coming in power.” Just a few days after that, He was crucified, and the Holy Ghost fell. “Some stands here, shall not see death until they see the Kingdom of God.”
[JBP] And that, at least I can say, I didn’t understand it. And when I read this (what he writes there), now I understand that Scripture. And I’m sure many of you do too; or maybe some of you already knew it. But look how he writes there, in that Scripture of Matthew 16, where he quotes:
 “Verily, I say to you, some stands here shall not see death until they see the Kingdom of God coming in power.”
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The adopted Church».
[JBP] Look at what a tremendous thing the Kingdom of God coming in power means; and that wasn’t written in the Bible, it was written in the writings of the messenger.
I need that. For example, I didn’t know that, but now I know it; and it is already something more than my body – my soul, my spirit and my body needs to have the fullness of the Word. I have something more incarnate, you see? And so I know it is for each and every one of you.
 …the Kingdom of God coming in power. [WSS] «The adopted Church»” ([JBP] Now we understand). Just a few days after that, He was crucified, and the Holy Ghost fell. “Some stands here, shall not see death until they see the Kingdom of God ([JBP] and now we understand that it is to see the Church adopted).”
[Continues the reading of the Bible study]:
PROTECTED AGAINST THE CUNNINGNESS OF THE SERPENT
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Saturday, June 27, 1998
And with His Coming He will be protecting all the sons and daughters of God of this end time against all the cunningness of the serpent, the devil, who will also come incarnate, the devil in the antichrist, in the man of sin, in the beast at this end time.
Now, we have seen how, just as the tree of knowledge of good and evil and also the Tree of Life were in the Garden of Eden, for this end time they will also be in the final confrontation.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the book of Quotations, on page 87, paragraph 749, it says:6
749 – “ …the Trumpet sounds at the same time the Seals. It’s just the same thing. The church age opens, the…just the same thing. See?
131 Now, a trumpet always denotes war or, otherwise, political disturbance ([JBP] above he writes: [WSS] «the Seals, the Trumpets and the Vials (the Plagues)»), the trumpet does, a political disturbance, and that causes war. When you go to get messing in politics, and get them all messed up, like we got it now, look out, war is at hand. But, see, the kingdom still belongs to Satan ([JBP] and on the side he writes: [WSS] «confusion, fire; war is coming»). He’s still got this part in his hand.
132 Because why? It is redeemed by Christ, but He’s doing the part of the Kinsman Redeemer, taking His subjects, until the last one (name) is put on that Book, has already received It and been sealed away. Now have you got it?
133 Then He comes from His Throne, His Father’s Throne, walks forward, takes the Book out of God’s hand, from the Throne, and claims His right. The first thing He does is call for His Bride. Amen! Then what does He take? He takes His opponent, Satan, and binds him, and casts him into the fire out there, with all that followed him ([JBP] and he writes: [WSS] «Revelation 20:1-3»). […]
136 Now, when we get on the Trumpets, we’ll go back there and pick up each one of them wars, and show you that they followed them churches, show you they follow these Seals. “Wars and rumors of war.” But, Trumpet, denotes political disturbance.
137 Whereas, Seals deals with the religious disturbance ([JBP] he writes: [WSS] «The Trumpets = political disturbances / The Seals = religious disturbances»). See? A Seal is opened, a Message is dropped. And then the church is always so set up in its own political ways, and whatever more, and all of its dignitary. And when that real Message drops down, that messenger goes forth and he shakes them to pieces. That’s right. It’s religious disturbance when a Seal is opened.”
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The 7th Seal, when it is open to the public, it has a religious disturbance; and the squeeze will come».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in this excerpt of “MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE,” it says [PG 17, paras 121-123]:
 Why was it done? To deceive by ([JBP] he was speaking of the woman). Her designer, Satan, is still working on her, too, in these last days.
122 Let me stop here just for a moment ([JBP] and he writes: [WSS] «Satan designed the woman = the church»). “Pretty!” Did you know, at the first destruction, internationally, of the world, or worldwide, was because of pretty women? ([JBP] and he writes above “women”: [WSS] «churches») “When the sons of God saw the daughters of men were fair, they taken unto them women.” Is that right?
123 Have you noticed the increase of beauty of women in this day?
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «Women caused the water flood».
[WSS] «The pretty churches (woman) cause the fire flood. The children of God took churches».
[JBP] In other words, in Noah’s time they were the cause, and… of that water flood; and they will also be in the fire flood.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] He continues saying (remember that women represent churches), page 3 at the bottom [Bible study]:
The tree of knowledge of good and evil (which is the devil) will be incarnated in the man of sin, in the antichrist; and the Tree of Life (which is Christ) will be made flesh in the Last Day in His Angel Messenger, in the faithful and wise servant, giving us His Word of eternal life, to eat of the Tree of Life and live eternally and be transformed at this end time.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] There is a part where he (brother Branham) talks about: [WMB] “If I could reach out to grab it, to take it, to… (I think it’s in Quotations), that I can almost reach out and grab it,” something like that.
— [On 207]
Paragraph 207, let’s read it; because notice that there in… notice this… those words were said to… Let’s go to this part, where he says in Genesis, after the…
22 And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
[JBP] You can see there how, by eating of that Tree of Life, they were going to live eternally. And brother Branham there speaks of something that we are going to receive; and he says he can reach out to take it. But God didn’t grant it to him, because it wasn’t his time. The time was ours, it is in the Age of the Cornerstone.
Paragraph 208. Notice that, very important there… Let’s read from 207, it says… page 25 [Quotations]:7
207 – “ We’ll pray for them emergency cases.
211 But then, after about a couple of nights, I want to start in on my new ministry, and I want to take them back here in this room. Because, you know the vision ([JBP] he writes: [WSS] «the 3rd Pull, the Tent and the little room»). How many remembers the vision? Sure, you do. Of the little tent in the room.
212 Now, I’m going to take Meda in with me, on the first night, on account of sending women in. […] But it’s a ministry that I can’t let be known to the public. No one will ever duplicate this. You see? No, sir. No. I know it’s right on the merge now. I can just look like just reach out there and take a hold of. It’s laying right there ([JBP] there he also speaks about taking it, on 207).
213 Last night I was dreaming just before I got up this morning, Brother Neville. I—I was dreaming a dream. And I thought the ministry…I don’t know what I was doing. But, whatever it was, oh, you talk about things taking place, I never seen such. I woke up just a crying, a praising.”
[JBP] He writes: [WSS] «The Tent Vision», next to it.
208 – “ I hit my wife in the face with my hand, like that—like that ([JBP] and brother William writes: [WSS] «the Tent Vision; and he hit Meda in the face», and he writes above it: [WSS] «(not on purpose)». He wrote: [WSS] «(not on purpose)»; he hit her by mistake. We had read it before, that excerpt, possibly, at some moment; but it is good that we read it again), just a praising God, laying there. Oh, I—I just know that there’s something right out here just ready to reach over and get a hold of it. It’s going to be greater than it’s ever been. It’s going to be wonderful. I believe God is fixing to do something great. But now we got to approach it sanely ([JBP] look at how…!), intelligently, and right in the Word of God ([JBP] and he writes: [WSS] «The 3rd Pull»).”
[JBP] But that didn’t correspond to brother Branham.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Look what it says in this…, here in this little part down here; it says, on 211…
There are other very important things here, but these are things that will already be there when the time comes. But look at this here…
Those who are waiting for brother Branham to fulfill the Vision… which are those of the seventh age of the gentile Church; and there are still people of this age, who have come up, who are perhaps a little confused in that; because as they hear and see there that it is spoken as if brother Branham is there doing everything (he will be there but at some time; already later), because they think it is brother Branham (those of the seventh age of the gentile Church, and perhaps a couple others).
And the same is happening, exactly the same, with those of the seventh age within the Age of the Cornerstone; which we are already in the eighth. We are in eternity for the rapture to occur. We are in that click, in that link. We will look for that word later, because there is a part where he writes, that says: [WSS] «When that link comes and clicks, then the rapture will occur», he says something like that (we will look for it later).
And the same thing happens with the Cornerstone: that we run 7 stages, the same thing. And there is a group of people who also think that it is going to be brother William fulfilling that Vision in human flesh himself, with his body of flesh.
Look how the same thing repeats itself: with those of brother Branham’s group (they have been waiting for brother Branham to preach – to come and preach the Thunders for how long; but God will open their understanding); and likewise, a group within the Age of the Cornerstone that are still thinking like that.
But it has to be so, it is already a Divine Program.
Look at this so tremendous how here brother William gives us the answer to this. Paragraph 211, it says:8
211 – “4 And it’s been told me, some time ago, by a vision that the Lord gave me, some year ago, I suppose, or maybe a little more. I have it wrote out in a book at home, of a changing of a ministry. […] 5 And then some time ago, I was in a vision and I saw a—a large tent. Oh, it was a mammoth, big affair. And I had just been speaking, and many souls were at the altar, and were just kind of weeping with their hands up, quietly and softly. A nice gentle-spoken man came out to the platform and said, ‘Now they will form the prayer line while Brother Branham is making ready.’”
[JBP] And he writes, above “while brother Branham is making ready,” he writes: [WSS] «Elijah», and above he writes: [WSS] «reflecting himself». That is, our brother Branham was reflecting himself there.
211 – “And I was standing that way, of course, the prayer line would been to my left. And I noticed a crowd of people that seemed to cover a city block or more, that was standing in line. There was a little building, a wooden building, inside of this tent. And there was a woman standing there, a man, one taking names, and people…”
[JBP] He speaks it here: [WMB] “a man,” and in other places he says: [WMB] “a woman.” Surely, as they are…, let’s say, with so many activities, surely it can be like in the jobs, that they take turns. We are talking about that, we are not saying that it is like that. It is something… because here it says: [WMB] “a man,” in other places it says: [WMB] “a woman taking the names.”
211 – “ …a man, one taking names, and people were going in on crutches and stretchers, and coming out the other side, walking. Well, I wondered what all taken place in there. And then that Angel of the Lord, Whose picture you see here, It went from me, and went right over that little building, and stood there, then went down. And a Voice spoke, and said, ‘I’ll meet you in that place.’ Well, now, I’ve looked forward for that time. […]
8 And I’m hoping and trusting to God, that sometime during this week, that I want to use this little room over here for a prayer room. And to take the sick and afflicted in, and see if He ([JBP] he always desired for it to be fulfilled) will meet me, and start at the tabernacle again, on the new ministry. I would sure love to see it done. I do not know what it is, my friends. I do not have any idea what it will be. But He Who listens now, I trust that it’ll be something more to help His poor, sick, suffering […]
9 I wanted to try to find out, when we go in the first time, if I could send my wife in there, and let her be with me when it comes down the first time, to see if it’ll be that way. If not, then, in bringing women through, we’ll bring them two at a time, two women at a time, coming through ([JBP] he didn’t know how it was). So I’m not saying it’ll work either way; just so that you would know, because it’s already been said that we were looking for something new to take place, and we are. But now I don’t say that He told me it would take place. […] so we’re looking forward to it.”
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «the little room and the Name».
[JBP] And what I was going to read here, that he writes: [WSS] «The Tent Vision. Miracles happening ([JBP] it’s cut off there, but you’ll see that that’s what…) before brother Branham arrives».
[JBP] So before brother Branham was there —which would be the resurrection—, everything was already happening under that new ministry that he desired… How come it says there? That he wished: [WMB] “…to see if He would find me and start the new ministry again in the Tabernacle.”
In other words, God is doing something big at this time, which he was saying there that he could stretch out his hand to take it, to grasp it. He knew that all that had to do with the Rapturing Faith! to live eternally.
In other words, the same as there in the Garden of Eden: “No, no.” He took out… “We are going to take away…”. How does it say there?
22 …and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever…
[JBP] Look how that is intertwined in there!
And for us, as God’s elect of this time: We are going to be able to reach out the hand of faith, and grab that promise, make it flesh of our flesh!, because we are eating of the Flesh of the Son of Man, which is the revealed Word for our time; and there we will obtain that Rapturing Faith to obtain that eternal, glorified body, to live eternally. Look at all that Adam and Eve lost there in the Garden of Eden.
We have one paragraph left [Bible study]:
THE AREA OF DIVINE BLESSING
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, January 27, 1991
Cayey, Puerto Rico
Spiritually, the most holy place of the temple that Moses made and of the temple that Solomon made, represents the Garden of Eden, where God was, where the Tree of Life was; and all that we have represented in the Most Holy Place of the spiritual Temple of the Lord Jesus Christ.
And what does all this mean? All this means that in the spiritual realm we are living in the Garden of Eden, and eating from the Tree of Life to live eternally, to be transformed and enter into eternal life with eternal bodies.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And let’s read this one too (since I brought it to…, if I had time I would read it). In “REVELATION CHAPTER 5, PART 1,”9 it says, page 21:
104 But now! Now! They did all those years until now! Now we have the earnest of our inheritance! Oh, my! What do we have? We have the evidence that God lives. We have the evidence that God is with us. We have the evidence that God has not forsaken us, that we are His and He is ours, because we (in our bodies), we now tabernacle the Holy Spirit of God that cries out, “Abba, Father.” And there’s nothing can ever take that away. We are anchored in Christ.
105 Now, the trees does not have it [WSS] «the adoption», nature does not have it, but yet we are still groaning with them ([JBP] see?, like nature: Romans, chapter 8: “nature groans”) because as yet we haven’t received the fulness of our adoption. But we have the earnest of it, that we were picked up from the things of the world and now become sons and daughters of God. What kind of people should we be? Oh, my, when we think of that! Think of it!
106 Now we have the earnest, our spirit’s groaning for the full adoption, but now we have the earnest of it. As we receive the Holy Spirit, it is the earnest of our complete adoption or complete salvation. Oh, how beautiful! I just love that. All right.
107 We are waiting for the fulness of adoption. This will take place when? At the first resurrection. That’s when our bodies will be changed from these vile creatures that we are and we’ll have a body like His Own glorious body, “For we shall see Him as He is, and we will be like Him.” When He appears, we appear in His likeness. We will have a body like His, a glorious glorified body, and all the trials and struggles of life will fade off into a little mist and blow away to never be no more.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] May God help us to soon reach that moment of our transformation.
So we leave this topic that we have for today: “The mystery of the Tree of Life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.”
We couldn’t cover everything we were going to talk about, what Miguel has been talking about, what we commented on this week (of the explosions); but the more we look for, the more…; and when we are going to talk about them: the more we will have; because there are so many quotes that he talks about that, that I have been gathering for when there is that time. Because this message, this topic, covers so much, that what we did was just a little bit; and even so, we have already spent (look!) an hour; and what we have done is just a little bit.
But God has left us – and we thank God that He has left us an abundant Word for our time!; which, every time we listen and read all these notes, our faith grows, our knowledge grows; and every day we are closer to that glorious event of the full fulfillment of the Tent Vision, with a Church ready and prepared for that event.
1 62-0422 – “The Restoration Of The Bride Tree,” p. 53 paras. 411-425
2 65-0221M – “Marriage and Divorce,” p. 16-17 paras. 116-117
3 60-0911E – “Five definitive identifications of the true Church of the living God,” p. 32 para. 165
4 58-0928E – “The Serpent’s Seed,” p. 11 paras. 82-84
5 65-1125 – “The Invisible Union Of The Bride Of Christ,” p. 16 paras. 115-117
6 The Seals, “The First Seal,” pgs. 133-134
7 58-0928 – “The baptism of the Holy Spirit,” p. 44, paras. 210-213
8 58-1001 – “Lifting Him up out of history,” p. 1, para. 4
9 61-0611 – “Revelation, Chapter Five #1,” p.16, paras. 104-107