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Bible Study for November 11, 2022

Rev. José Benjamín Pérez
Friday, November 11, 2022
Cayey, Puerto Rico

BIBLE STUDY #254
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2022

 

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Thank you very much, missionary Miguel Bermudez Marin. May God bless you greatly there in Guatemala, in the congregation that Reverend Eduardo Cubur pastors, and all the congregation there, and all the local and international ministers that are in Guatemala City, Guatemala on this occasion.

For this occasion, we have the topic:

 

THE MYSTERY OF THE REWARDS

TO THE OVERCOMERS

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Thursday, November 6, 1997

Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires, Argentina

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Today in this Bible study, today Friday, November 11 of this year 2022: We ask God to bless us greatly through these readings, and also through the message that we will be hearing on this occasion.

Scripture: Revelation 21:6-7

And we look in Matthew, chapter 24, verse 44 and on; it says:

44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household ([JBP] and he draws a pyramid there and a Star of David inside), to give them meat in due season?

46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;

49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;

50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day ([JBP] and on “day” he writes): [WSS] «7th millennium» when he looketh not for him and in an hour that he is not aware of ([JBP] and above “hour” he draws a Cornerstone),

51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

[JBP] On verse 47, where it says: “Verily I say unto you, that he shall set him over all his goods,” there beside it he drew a Star of David.

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

PILLAR IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD, WHEREIN THE NAME OF GOD IS WRITTEN, NAME OF THE CITY OF OUR GOD AND THE NEW NAME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
(Ministers Meetings)
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Santa Cruz, Bolivia

A pillar is a fundamental person in the Temple of God. There were two pillars that King Solomon built: He named one Jachin and the other Boaz [First Kings 7:21]. On the right side he placed…, the one on the right side he named Jachin and the one on the left side he named Boaz.

See how those two pillars were named after persons. And in the Temple of God, the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, there is the promise for, to the Overcomer, to make him a pillar in that Temple of God.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It says in the message “WHY ARE PEOPLE SO TOSSED ABOUT?”1 preached by Reverend William Branham, it tells us on page 19:

159 But, the man who walks beyond that, and goes in; when the world is shut off when the veil drops around him, down under the locking of the wings of the Cherubim, the great Shekinah Glory hung under there, it never got dim. It never went out.

160 And the man who lives in the Presence of God, under the veil, lives in the Shekinah Glory. I don’t care if the storms are raging, whether the clouds, or the moon don’t shine, or the stars don’t shine [WSS] «messengers», whether the candlesticks goes out [WSS] «angels» ([JBP] that is referring to the angels of the ages), that doesn’t matter. He is living in the Shekinah Glory of God, under the power of the Holy Ghost [WSS] «Most Holy Place. The Glory of the Shekinah». It didn’t go out at night. It didn’t go out. It’s kind of a—kind of a mystic Light; kind of a soft, glowing Light. And the believer, at rest, walks around inside the veil. The Shekinah Glory, where the pot of Manna was, where he eat daily, never give out. He eat from the Manna. Oh, my!

[JBP] And he writes on the side: [WSS] «the moon — the Church.

The stars = the 7 angels».

And it seems that he had written before [WSS] «Cherub», there big; but there he is writing this that I am reading:

[WSS] «The 7 candlesticks = the 7 ages.

The Cherub = Moses and Elijah, the Angel of Jesus».

161 He had not a worry in the world. Everything was taken care of. God was over him, listening to him praise, and answering his prayer. Not only that, but he is living right in the Presence of the King, God, in the Shekinah Glory. Every time anything would start up like that, it couldn’t get to him. He wouldn’t listen to it; he couldn’t. The whines of the world was on the outside ([JBP] and he draws a Star of David and he writes): [WSS] «Revelation 19:11-19». If you ever come into Christ, my friend, ever into a place where the world is dead, where the whole… whether your children are this, or whether your mother is this way, your daddy said this, whether your pastor said that, whether the doctor said this or that, you don’t even hear it. You live only in the Shekinah Glory, walking and living in the Presence of the King. Every day is sweet in your soul. My! All is well. All is well. There is nothing can harm you. Oh, what a place!

[JBP] He is referring to the Most Holy Place.

And he writes: [WSS] «King. Rev. 19:11-21, 15:1-6».

Oh, I think of that little song:

I’ve crossed the riven veil, “Hallelujah” to His Name,

I’m living in the Presence of the King. ([JBP] He draws a pyramid, and some arrows towards the Cornerstone). Living! Crossed the riven veils, where the glories never fail,

I’m living in the Presence of the King.

I’m walking in the Light, the beautiful Light, Comes where the dewdrops of mercy are bright;

Shine all around us, by day and by night,

([JBP] That is the song he is reading there, singing)

Jesus, the Light of the world.

Let him hide himself.

And let me lose myself, and find it, Lord, in Thee.

Let ol’ self be crucified.

162 Let my neighbors gossip, let the this, that, or the other be gone. I go to church for one thing, that’s to stay in Your Presence. I am moved in there, Lord, I never desire to leave again. I’ll trust Your Word, what You say. There is where I want to be. Drop the veils around me, Lord, that I could only see Jesus alone, and live and walk, and die in Him. There you are.

163 On Mount Transfiguration, when Jesus stood, transfigured before the apostles. When they looked up, they seen just Jesus alone ([JBP] and he writes “mount”): [WSS] «Mt. Transfiguration». They said they seen Jesus only, standing there.

164 O God, hide me in that place. Hide me over in that place, where all the veils will drop, and I’ll see nothing but Jesus Himself. ([JBP] And he makes a drawing of the Star of David and the pyramid and the ages) I don’t want to hear the fantastics of the world. I don’t care whether they got atomic bombs [WSS] «atomic», whether they got a jet plane, whether the new Chevrolets look better than the Buicks. It doesn’t matter. The thing of it is, I’m walking and living with Christ, daily, and I’ve died to self, and the veils are dropped around. And I am in He, and He in me.

165 Let the storms rage; my anchor holds within the veil.

[JBP] Remember that in the Most Holy Place one enters through that veil; but he is placing it here, that once you are inside, that veil falls and one remains in the Most Holy Place, with everything that is inside the Most Holy Place. Everything that doesn’t belong to the Most Holy Place has to be taken out of there; as everything of the Dispensation of Grace has to be taken out as well; and when it is everything, it is everything.

[165] Can’t tell you why we have a lot of storms on the seas in this day, but I’m thankful for an anchor that holds stedfast within the veil. When she is rocking, and look like every move would send her to the bottom, yet, my anchor is in the veil. I’ve anchored in the veil.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «Most Holy Place», he draws the Cornerstone, and at the bottom of the pyramid he underlines it and he writes: [WSS] «the veil».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] We continue here, in the portion we’re reading [“PILLAR IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD…”]:

[WSS] Therefore, there the ministries of Moses and Elijah that appear on Mount Transfiguration, one on each side of Jesus, will be completed and fulfilled.

Therefore, in the Age of Cornerstone, there will be the ministries of Moses and Elijah with the blessing of being the ministries of the Angels sent by the Son of Man to call and gather the chosen ones of the Hebrew people, 144,000; and to carry out the works that correspond to the ministry of Elijah and the ministry of Moses. That is why in Revelation they appear doing the same things that Moses and Elijah did, because it is the ministry of Moses and Elijah being repeated in the end time.

And you see, Moses was the one who knew the Name of God, it was revealed to him; and he named his helper, he named him Joshua, which means ‘Savior’; because he was the one who had to take the people to the other side of the Jordan, to take them to the promised land. In other words, Joshua received a change of name; in other words, he received the name Joshua, which means ‘Savior.’

And by Christ overcoming and ascending to Heaven, the Scripture says that He has a new name; that is why He says: “And my new name.” That is the New Name with which He comes in Revelation, chapter 19, with the dead in Christ who will be resurrected; and He will come with that mighty heavenly Army, and the victory will be of Christ.

Now, there is something very important here that I want to read to you, so that all those who are interested in knowing about this subject, may know a little more about this subject.

Reverend William Branham says that when Christ overcame and ascended to Heaven, and sat on the Throne of God, He received a new name; and he says that there must be something to do… that will produce the change. ([JBP] In other words, there has to be something that causes a change).

And he says he comes riding. “There’s got to be something to turn this church around, you know that. There’s got to be something!” [The Seals, p. 155].

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] There he speaks about it, he… that is, says it from memory. We are going to read that part here: In the book of The Seals, page 131 [p. 155 in Eng.]:

283 And, Jesus, His Name on earth was “Redeemer,” Jesus. When He was on earth, He was the Redeemer, that’s true. But when He conquered death and hell, and overcome them, and ascended on High, He received a new Name. That’s the reason you holler the way they do, and they don’t get nothing.

284 It’ll be revealed in the Thunders. Uh-huh. See? Notice the mysteries. He is coming, riding… There’s got to be Something to change this Church. You know that. There’s got to be Something. Notice, “No man knowed, but Himself.” Now, notice, “No man knowed, but Hisself.”

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Look here. Now, brother WIlliam continues saying [“PILLAR IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD…”]:

[WSS] “There’s got to be something!” [The Seals, p. 155]. ([JBP] And there brother William says):

And what it is… Let’s see what he says it is. The Seals ([JBP] that is, what is that that has to come; and he turns to 104 and 105. He says), page 104 to 105 says (104 at the end) [p. 125-126 in Eng.]:

[JBP] And there he starts quoting 104. Let’s go to 104 to have it there at hand. Brother William says (he’s reading there), he says:

74 And at the end of the Pentecostal age, we are supposed to receive, according to the Word, as God help me tonight to show you, through here, that we are to see, receive a messenger that will take all those loose ends out there and reveal the whole secret of God, for the rapturing of the Church.

75 And then there is coming forth seven mysterious Thunders that’s not even written at all. That’s right. And I believe that, through those Seven Thunders, will be revealed in the last days in order to get the Bride together for rapturing faith. Because, what we got right now, we—we wouldn’t be able to do it. There is something. We’ve got to step farther. We, we can’t have enough faith for Divine healing, hardly. We’ve got to have enough faith to be changed, in a moment, and be swept up out of this earth. And we’ll find that, after a while, the Lord willing, find where It’s written.”

[JBP] There he read that page.

There in the book of The Seals, he writes: [WSS] «in the 7 Thunders, the Rapturing Faith», where he read, here in the book he wrote on 105, above, at the top part.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And see in the message “GOD HIDING HIMSELF IN SIMPLICITY,”2 on page 42 he says…

If something has to come to change the Church, the Church is also desiring this. There is something that drives her to seek, to ask, to cry out for it. Look at what it says here in this message:

299 Well, if you’re really hungry for God, you’ll keep on standing till It comes. There’s no end to it. You’re persistent. Like the Syrophenician woman, she couldn’t take “no.” She wanted it, really. Are you ready to stand? Any more before we pray? That beautiful song:

He was nailed to the cross for me;

On the cross crucified, there He died for me.

([JBP] He continues singing there).

300 “I want It, Brother Branham. I want It, God. I really want It. My life, well, I want to change. I’ve—I’ve lived a guess-so. I’ve lived a hope-so. I want something. I—I want It. If those apostles could hit that zero mark, every time, so can I.”

301 That’s what I say ([JBP] I know you are saying it too: “I can do it as well! I can hit that zero mark”). If It worked for the apostles, It works now ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «it is repeated». If it once happened, it happens again. If He was ever God, He is still God. “He’s the same yesterday, today, and forever.” That’s my campaign theme. If your denomination don’t believe that, let your denomination believe what they want to. You believe the Bible. You believe It. Will you stand? About eight or ten more stood up then. God bless you. God bless you. More standing, more standing ([JBP] that was happening there). “I really sincere, Brother Branham. I want It.”

[JBP] And he writes to the side: [WSS] «The 7 Thunders».

[JBP] See how he represented that there, how brother William there is placing that which was happening there; and apparently it wasn’t representing something; and how here, with this writing, we can understand how a people at the end of time would be as the apostles were in the upper room: longing, asking. Not in a maybe, a perhaps, a hopefully; no. Something certain, something that was going to change that Church, as brother Branham says there: [WMB] “There must be something,” but there must also be a people crying out for that something.

301 “…I want It.” ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «The 7 Thunders».

302 Something happened the other day. You read, or heard the tape, “the seven thunders,” ([JBP] and he writes to the side): [WSS] «Rev. 10:1-11». What Time Is It, Sir? See? It happened the other day. You know these things. The time is at hand, church. The time is at hand. Don’t, don’t, don’t wait any longer. See?

303 How do you know the Rapture is not going on all the time? ([JBP] he writes): [WSS] «Rapture». First thing you know, it’ll be past, one disappearing here and there. It’ll be gone, the first thing you know. And you’ll… Judgment will strike the world. You say, “Well, I—I thought this.” “It’s too late now.”

304 Remember, they didn’t know it until the day they entered into the ark, and then it was too late. The foolish virgin didn’t know until she come back and found the wise virgin gone, then she was left for the Tribulation period.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «Great tribulation. The foolish virgins».

305 No good teacher believes that the Church, the Bride… The church goes through the Tribulation, but not the Bride. The church goes through, for purification, sure, under the sixth seal. Right. Israel does the same thing, for the hundred and forty-four thousand, but not the Bride. There’s…

306 The Bride is forgiven. She goes straight to Glory, in a Rapture. That’s right. She, my opinion, the last member will be caught up, one of these days. It might come, and you wouldn’t know nothing about it.

[JBP] That is how it happened: The last one entered and no one noticed. It is now history. That last one, we will know him, as brother William said on one occasion, that: [WSS] “We would know who the last one is”; but he said: [WSS] “But before the last one is the second to last,”3 that is, all those who come before that last one come; and that is why he took the Message: to look for those, until the last one came.

And the last one arrived and nobody noticed.

That is how the rapture will be. They will realize it when the divine judgments are already falling. And they will say, “But wasn’t there supposed to be a rapture? Wasn’t there supposed to be certain things happening?” They will be told, “It has already come.”

[306] Remember, it’s a secret, secret catching away. “He’ll come in an hour that you think not.” You won’t know nothing about it. She’ll be gone; be too late then.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The rapture will be a secret, as the Coming of the Lord of the House, of His Church».

Many are waiting for him to come to fulfill certain prophecies; and he is already in our midst.

Many are waiting for him in a certain way, and testify and speak in a certain way, that he would come; and as they say: [WMB] “Nine out of ten cases have already been fulfilled; and the one that is being fulfilled, they are missing it,”4 in the simple way that God is fulfilling it.

Like the Scripture that they used (I think it was Howard, that he read, and brother Miguel also read), the one from the book “For the sake of the elect,” and that excerpt was also placed, those words of Dr. Soto, of our brother William Soto Santiago: the Angel of the Lord Jesus Christ; and there he speaks… Let’s read it, to also have it here as a foundation in this study [P. 5]:

Sunday, August 13 of 2017
Cayey, Puerto Rico

(These text lines are directly from the pen of Dr. William Soto Santiago)

When you see that prophet messenger of the Seventh Seal, you will be seeing the Coming of the Lord with Moses and Elijah ([JBP] doing what?) fulfilling the prophecies of the Third Pull in the Vision of The Great Tent Cathedral ([JBP] And where is it that you will see him again?); and there you will see me again ([JBP] see how…). I love you very much ([JBP] because he loves us very much, and we love him). God bless you.

William.

[JBP] Amen!

See, many are waiting for that to be fulfilled, and for him to come to fulfill it himself, and stand and start fulfilling it from a pulpit; when he is already doing it from the pulpit, in that simple way, in the midst of that fulfillment of the Tent Vision, in the midst of the fulfillment that precedes that which Reverend William Branham saw, which was the culminating part or the highest part of all those activities that were taking place and went up on an ever-increasing scale, greater, greater, until it reached that moment that he saw there.

It all began in a progressive way. He would tell us that [WSS] “we would begin with preaching”5; and also in many places he would say, brother Branham, that [WMB] “they were also preachings of teaching,” and he would write: [WSS] «Teaching under Tent», [WSS] «Teaching = Tent» or [WSS] «Tent = Teaching».6

And look how all this has been emerging; and we have already had some time, how these Scriptures have already had fulfillment and will continue to have fulfillment, until we reach that moment that Reverend William Branham saw.

And everything will be fulfilled as it was already prophesied and as God already has it in His Program.

Certain things are not going to be made known, so that imitators don’t emerge, trying to imitate the same thing, and say: “I can do it too.” That is why this stage was never spoken of, as openly as it is being spoken of now; because if he were to speak of it, they could start imitating this very thing, and they could lead the people astray —pastors or ministers of long standing—, and they could be a stumbling block also; and then their work would be discarded.

But God has kept them all, He has kept us all; and He has left all this until the end, so that no one may interrupt or imitate, and not be found an imitator. Rather let a believer be found in what was promised, along with His people; because God’s desire with this stage is that we all obtain Rapturing Faith.

That is the purpose of all this: To give us the Rapturing Faith that each one of us asks God, cries out to God. And may God continue to give it to us.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It goes on to say in the message… Look here what it says in the message “FIVE DEFINITIVE IDENTIFICATIONS OF THE TRUE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD,”7 our brother Branham says:

72 Now, He promised of a coming Church, a coming Kingdom ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «Church, the Kingdom». Now turn right over to Acts 1:8. Now, remember, He spoke also in Matthew 16:18, of, “Upon this rock,” He would build His Church, “and the gates of hell should not prevail against It.” We’re going to get to that just in a few minutes, as we go on down into the other subject. Acts 1:8.

But you shall receive power, after…the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem,…Judaea,…Samaria, and to the utmost parts of the world.

73 A coming Kingdom of witnesses: witnesses of His resurrection, witnesses of His power, witnesses of His, of being alive. “You’re My witnesses,” now, Acts 1:8.

74 Then we also find that in Ephesians, the 1st chapter, 22nd verse, you that’s putting that down. Just, there’s plenty of it to put down, but just to nail it down, to make it sure that you’re…you see it. All right. The 22nd verse of Ephesians, the 1st chapter.

And has put all things under his feet (that’s Christ), and gave him to be the head over the things to the church,

Which is his body, and the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

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.”

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The adopted Church». And he draws a little stone, a stone, that is, a pyramid.

And above he writes: [WSS] «God is restoring His Kingdom, His Church, spiritually, and then physically with the adoption». And he draws a pyramid and the ages.

[75] 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 above [WMB] “Who set this Church up?” (when he was talking there), he wrote: [WSS] «Revelation 1:15, 7:2, 10:1-11, 19:11-21».

He wrote those Scriptures there.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] He goes on to say here in the message we are reading of brother William [“PILLAR IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD…”]:

[WSS] So the Thunders, which is the Voice of God, the Voice of Christ in Revelation 10, descending as the Lion of the tribe of Judah, crying out as when a lion roars and seven thunders uttering their voices, is what will give us the faith to be transformed and taken with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. That will be Christ speaking as a Lion in the midst of His Church, as King.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in the message “QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS #2,”8 preached on August 23, 1964 at night, tells us on page 43… Look at what it says here for the reward of those who are going to receive that Angel of Revelation 10; look, it says… It is question 75. It says:

321. Brother Branham, if you have time please explain Matthew 10:41. I would like to know what is a prophet’s reward?

220 Well now, Jesus said, “Whosoever receive a prophet in the name of a prophet, receives a prophet’s reward.” A prophet’s reward is to be a friend with the prophet. Whosoever receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man, receives a righteous man’s reward. [Matthew 10:21] Is that right? And if they want to know what a prophet’s reward is, is to be a friend to the prophet. See? That’s a reward. He’s your friend.

221 Like the Shunammite woman, it might come in handy sometime. See? It did with her. See? Watch God’s servants.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «Prophet’s reward= to be a friend to the prophet».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the message “THE FUTURE HOME OF THE HEAVENLY BRIDEGROOM AND THE EARTHLY BRIDE,”9 on page 58 it tells us… Remember that all these promises are and all these rewards are for the overcomers. It says:

425 Oh, holy Mountain! There will be streets of transparent gold, avenues; and houses, and parks. If you want to read this, Revelation 21:18. The Tree of Life will be there; twelve different manners of fruit, one each month, will be bore on it. The people that eat these fruits, they’ll change their diet every, every month.

426 And it’s—it’s from… for only the overcomers. Do you know that? It isn’t for the denominations ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «for the overcomers: eating of the Tree of Life».

You say, “You mean that, Brother Branham?”

427 Let’s turn to Revelation 2, just a minute, and find it. Revelation 2:7. Let’s find out now whether it’s really the Truth or not. Revelation 2:7 reads like this.

And he that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit…

428 Now, remember, He is not talking to the Jews now. This is the Church, the Gentile.

[JBP] It is to the Church that, that which brother Branham is saying, that [WMB] “something’s got to come to change this Church”; it must come to us… Look:

[428] He is not talking to the Jews now. This is the Church, the Gentile. ([JBP] And it says, he quotes the Scripture):

“He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches; To him that overcometh, I will give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”

[JBP] In the greeting (a greeting that had not been uploaded yet)10, perhaps there are going to be some Scriptures missing that we are going to be finding (like this one I am reading), of what it means, and all the power that the Church-Bride of this end time will obtain by eating of the Tree of Life. In other words, to have that Title Deed again in the midst of the human race in all the children of God, the chosen of God.

And that greeting went up today…, or not a greeting, it was a few words for the departure of a sister here in the congregation, and it was uploaded. It is good that you read it and join it with what we are reading, with this Scripture, and there you will see more of how great this is, that is happening in this end time in the midst of the Lord’s Church.

It goes on to say [THE FUTURE HOME OF THE HEAVENLY BRIDEGROOM AND THE EARTHLY BRIDE] [P. 51]:

[428] …which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

429 “Overcomers only, that overcome the beast, overcome his mark,” that’s Catholicism, Protestantism, denominationalism, “who overcome the beast, his mark, the letter of his name.” “He’ll have a right to the Tree of Life, to enter into the gates where nothing that defiles can ever go in.” See? Think of it. Now, just a minute now, as we go just a little bit farther. Tree of Life will be for the overcomers only.

[JBP] Our brother William goes on to say here…

We could continue along that line, but it would take us another time; but we are going to see, as we read all these excerpts; because there we would have to go to “CHRIST IS THE MYSTERY OF GOD REVEALED,” “WHY IT HAD TO BE SHEPHERD,” “MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE”; in all those messages it speaks of the eating of the Tree of Life, and it speaks of the Title Deed, and it speaks of all that power that God is giving or would be giving to His Church in this end time through the Voice of the Seven Thunders, which is what would give the Faith – would be giving the Rapturing Faith.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] He goes on to say [“PILLAR IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD…”]:

[WSS] Therefore, it takes Revelation, chapter 10, the Mighty Angel that descends from Heaven, to receive the faith to be transformed and taken with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Page 128 [p. 151 in Eng.], it says… down the center of the page it says:

258 No more we could understand these things until the time comes for It to be understood. Oh, my! Seven Thunders of Revelation! May He show the Bride how to prepare for the great translation faith!”

[JBP] What is it that will enable Him to show the Bride how to prepare to obtain the Rapturing Faith, the Translational Faith? The Seven Thunders.

And you may say: “But that was already given.”

If it had been given, the rapture would have already happened.

And, “But… and that is not… I have looked it up… it’s not in the messages.”

Because it’s not written. You are not going to find it in the messages.

Now it is that everything concerning that Mighty Angel of Revelation 10 is being spoken, which brings that Title Deed; and in that Title Deed, when He delivers it, and when He says to prophesy over many peoples, nations and tongues (in that interlace between gentiles and Hebrews): that is where God takes His Bride, because He gives Her what She is already waiting for, He gives Her what She needs, which is: The Rapturing Faith.

And when the Hebrews see: “But this is the one we are waiting for!” But He doesn’t come for them, He comes for His Church; but to come for His Church He has to give Her the Rapturing Faith.

“When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on Earth?”11 No. He will not find it. Then you have to give them that thing that it says there: [WMB] “There has to be something to change this church.”

If that doesn’t happen, the person can go on listening to whatever he wants to listen to, and not give ear to what God is doing; and the time of his life will pass, his days on Earth will be over, and he goes away, and he will never receive the Rapturing Faith.

Everything has a divine order, and everything already has a fulfillment, a moment, for Him to fulfill it. It can’t be when or in whom or where the person likes, but God already has it in His Program.

But “he that is of God, the Voice of God hears”12; and he that is of God and he that is seeking, crying out for that…, as he said there in “GOD IN SIMPLICITY,” where he wrote: [WSS] «the 7 Thunders»: [WMB] “I am sincere, brother Branham, I desire it.” Everybody that desires that, desires what? The Seven Thunders. They will be listening, receiving, believing; because we are not from here, we want to go.

And that is something that is so much like us, which is the Word; we are part of that Theophany, we are Word; because we have come out of Him, we have that representation there.

Let’s look for the book of The Seals on that page that he read, to see there what he wrote and also place it there. In that little part that he read there, that I read, he wrote: [WSS] «in the 7 Thunders». And on the side he wrote: [WSS] «Rapturing Faith». In other words, the Rapturing Faith is brought by the Thunders.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And look at what it says here, in the message “REVELATION, CHAPTER FIVE #2,”13… Let’s read page 23 first:

108 Now, Ruth had the same thing. What would the Moabites say to her when she crossed over to go over to Israel, to a bunch of fanatics? See, she had to make a decision. She had to decide. And you’ve got to decide.

[JBP] Either you are hot or cold; either you believe or you don’t. You can’t be testing, and: “I believe it halfway,” or “I believe half of it.”

[108] And, finally, when she made up her decision, she went over into the—the new land.

[JBP] And he draws a Star of David.

And he wrote: [WSS] «Ruth toward Israel to be rewarded».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And we turn to page 25, where we were going to read [“REVELATION, CHAPTER FIVE #2”] [P. 20]:

116 And when Ruth was resting, it was a type of the Church resting in the promises of God! We have the earnest now of our salvation. We’re not worried whether we’re going over there or not, we’re going! That’s right. God said so! God promised it and we’ve got the earnest (Amen.), done been received, Christ has accepted us. No way to get away from It now, we’re there! Amen! All we have to do is just wait till the…He take…He’s down doing the Kinsman Redeemership. We have the earnest of it right now, waiting for the time that when He comes back.

And then what next thing Ruth was, Ruth was rewarded.

117 That’s what the Church did. It entered into justification, under Luther. It went into sanctification, under Wesley. Went into the baptism of the Holy Ghost, in this last days. And now resting with the earnest of our inheritance that we know that something happened in us, we’ve passed from death unto Life, and waiting, groaning with nature, for that time when we will receive an immortal Life, an immortal fulness; our bodies will be redeemed. Everything’s redeemed, and we’re just waiting from Him to return back from the gate.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «East». And he makes a little line, and the Cornerstone and the ages.

118 Then what? Ruth was rewarded. That’s when we’ll be rewarded. That’s what this seven-sealed Book is going to open up to us.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] On Ezekiel, chapter 46, verse 1:

1 Thus saith the Lord God; The gate of the inner court that looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened.

2 And the prince shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate without, and shall stand by the post of the gate, and the priests shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate: then he shall go forth; but the gate shall not be shut until the evening.

3 Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate before the Lord in the sabbaths and in the new moons.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And see what he continues to say [“REVELATION, CHAPTER FIVE #2”] [P. 21]:

118 Then what? Ruth was rewarded ([JBP] I read it again). That’s when we’ll be rewarded. That’s what this seven-sealed Book is going to open up to us. What is these things? They’re mysteries. They’re not wrote in the Word, they have to be revealed by the Holy Spirit; but if you’ll notice, actually, they are revealed all down through the Scriptures but they been hid from the people. When we get to the roll after while, you’ll see how it was fixed, then you’ll know just how them things open up.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The reward of Ruth = the Seals brings it».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in the message… This is “PART 2” also, of “REVELATION, CHAPTER FIVE,” look at what he says, page 44 at the bottom and 45, he says [P. 37]:

211 John must have really had a Pentecost of his own. [WSS] «Year of Pentecost». He said, “Every creature in Heaven, every creature in the earth, every creature beneath the earth, every creature was in the sea, heard me saying, ‘Amen, glory, honour, power, and blessings, be to Him that sits upon the Throne, that Lamb.’”

212 Time of worship! Amen! “How did they do it?” Here’s His Word, you…they all heard it.

And the four beasts said, Amen. You’re right, John, just shout and praise Him as loud as you can. It…

…heard me saying, Blessings, Amen, glory, wisdom, power, and might…

…And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that set…that liveth for ever and for ever.

213 What a beautiful story! Now, I don’t have time. I got it written, some context on it here, but our next meeting before we can get into this…Maybe when I come off my vacation or some other time, I want to get these seventy weeks of Daniel and tie it right in here, and show it where it takes it to the Pentecostal Jubilee, and brings it right back with those seven pla-… them seven seals to open here just before we go, and show that it’s at the end, these…

214 The Lamb, the Messiah, the Prince should come and should be for seventy weeks (that’s seven years) that was prophesied to His people. And the Prince would be cut off in the midst, that’s three and a half ([JBP] he writes): [WSS] «the 70 weeks». the half of seven is three and a half, would be cut off. And the daily sacrifice would be done away with; and the abomination that maketh desolation (which the Moslem of Omar stood on the temple grounds the day when they burnt the temple), and then there is three and a half years yet left to the Israel.

215 And Christ came and preached and prophesied just exactly three and a half years, and the daily sacrifice was taken away, everything just as perfect as it could be. And the Moslem of Omar was right…built on the same grounds and stands there to this day. And they will tread down the walls of Jerusalem until the Gentile dispensation will be finished, the Church is taken up (the Elect, the Bride) out of there.

216 And the two prophets, Elijah and Moses, turns to Israel for them other two and a—two and a half year… three and a half years. It’s the most beautiful thing when you see it brought out.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «Moses and Elijah».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] On page 351 [p. 415 in Eng.] of The Seals it says (at the bottom, the last paragraph):

197 Notice these messengers now, these messengers of the Revelation…:12, these two prophets, they’re going to preach, “The Kingdom is at hand!” See? The Kingdom of Heaven is to be set up. The time, last three and one-half years of Daniel’s seventieth week, promised to the Jews, his people.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «the Message of the Kingdom».

And he writes: [WSS] «Moses and Elijah».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] He continues to say… In the book of The Ages, on page 36 [p. 41 in Eng.]:

You recall that as Joseph stood before his brethren when Benjamin was not with them he spoke through an interpreter though he knew the Hebrew well. He spoke to his brethren in another tongue. [WSS] «the Thunders». Did you know that the first Gentile Age (the head of gold, Babylonian Age) went out with a message in tongues written on a wall? This age is going out the same way. The abundance of tongues in this day is a further proof that the Times of the Gentiles is over and God is turning back to Israel.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] He continues saying… I am in “REVELATION, CHAPTER FIVE #2,” page 45, below [P. 38]:

216 And the two prophets, Elijah and Moses… [WSS] «Moses and Elijah».

217 You love Him? With all your heart? You understand now what the seven-sealed Book was? What It is: we got It, “in a scroll,” now. And just remember, just in these last days… It was kept in an earthly Vessel. You understand that now? And Who was that earthly Vessel? Jesus Christ. No man had It, nobody had It, it’s only through Him. It wasn’t even written in the Word. If It was written in the Word, it was hid so that you couldn’t even find It ([JBP] he writes): [WSS] «Jesus Christ = the earthly Vessel». That’s right. So it’s in Him that It’s revealed, and in that earthly Vessel so It wouldn’t rot or rust.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And brother William continues saying there [“PILLAR IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD…”]:

[WSS] See, everything is revolving around the Seven Thunders, which is the Voice of Christ speaking in the midst of His Church in the end time.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the message “HEARING THE VOICE OF HEAVEN TODAY,” preached on February 3, 2002 in Bogota, Colombia, says:

HEARING THE VOICE OF HEAVEN TODAY
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, February 3, 2002
Bogota, Colombia

Therefore, all the power belongs to whom? To Jesus Christ our Savior, that is why He is the Almighty. He identifies Himself as the Almighty in the book of Revelation, chapter 1, verse 8, says:

“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”

Do you see that He identifies Himself as the Almighty? The Almighty, Jesus Christ, is the One who shall come in His Second Coming.

And now, He is the One who will inherit the Throne of David, the Throne of David belongs to Him, and He is the One who inherits all power in Heaven and on Earth, He already has all power in Heaven and on Earth and is sitting on the Throne of God in Heaven.

Now, let’s see how He will impart authority as the Father imparted it to Him; just as He promises to sit the Overcomer with Him on His Throne, just as He sat with the Father on His Throne.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in the book of The Seals, page 115 [p. 137 in Eng.], he says:

[150] Now watch, He said It would be known in the last day. But It comes forth in a church symbol. Do you understand it, church? [Congregation says, “Amen.”—Ed.] It comes forth in a—a symbol of a church, that they know there is a Seal. But just what It is, yet, they don’t know, because It’s a white-horse rider.

151 And only is to be revealed at the last day, when this actual Seal is broken. Broken to who? Not to Christ, but to the Church. Notice, now.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The Seals open not for Christ, but for the Church».

[151] Oh, my, that just makes me tremble! I—I—I hope that the Church truly understands It, what I mean, you people. I’m going to call you Bride, see, that You’ll understand It.

152 The Voice is a Thunder. ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «the Voice = a Thunder». The Voice came from where? From the Throne where the Lamb had just left, as Intercessor.

[JBP] He had just come out of the Throne of Intercession, and there He places one foot: the right one on the earth and the left one on the sea; and that is the feet of bronze, which is divine judgment.

[152] Now He is standing here to take His position and His claims. But the Thunder came from the inside of the Throne…

[JBP] There is a place that we read where he wrote [upon the feet of bronze]: [WSS] «Elijah» and the other one he writes: [WSS] «Moses».

[152] …thundered out. And the Lamb was standing out here. The Thunder, where the Lamb had left. Left the Father’s Throne, to go to take His Own Throne [WSS] «the Age of the Cornerstone». Glory! Now, now don’t miss it, friends.

153 We all know, as Christians, that God swore to David that He would raise up Christ to sit on his Throne, and give Him an everlasting kingdom here on the earth. He did it.

154 And Jesus said, “He that overcomes the antichrist and all the things of the world, shall sit with Me on My Throne, as I have overcome and have sit down on My Father’s Throne.” See?

155 Now, someday He rises from the Father’s Throne, and goes to take His Own Throne.

156 Now He comes forth to call His subjects. How is He going to claim them? He’s already got the Book of Redemption in His hand.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The overcomers sit on the Throne – the Church and Israel».

And over here he writes: [WSS] «The Throne of the Father.

The Throne of the Son».

And below, there he writes: [WSS] «A day that is still ahead of us», and makes the Cornerstone and below the ages.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Our brother William continues to say here [“HEARING THE VOICE OF HEAVEN TODAY”]:

[WSS] So there will be a parallel between the Throne of God in Heaven and the Throne of David on Earth for the Millennial Kingdom.

And now, in Revelation, chapter 2, verse 26 and on, it says:

“And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, (Until when? Until the end, and now we are in the end, the end time) to him will I give power over the nations…”

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the book of The Ages, on page 264 [p. 213 in Eng.] it says:

Revelation 2:26-29, “And he that overcometh, and keepeth My works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations…

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The Kingdom is given to the overcomers».

“… and he shall rule them with a rod of iron [WSS] «rod of iron» ([JBP] and he draws a Star of David); as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of My Father. And I will give him the morning star.”

[JBP] And the Morning Star is Christ at His Second Coming.

And he writes: [WSS] «Matthew 24:45-47. Revelation 10:8-11, 10:1-11, 1:1, 7:2, 14:14-20, 22:6, 22:16».

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”

“He that overcometh, and keepeth My works unto the end.”

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] From Bible study #18914 (so you have it there too), on page 39, it says… (from a writing by brother William):

[WSS] «The eyes as a flame of fire = the two prophet ministries, the Two Olive Trees, Moses and Elijah.

His right foot = Moses.

and His left foot = Elijah.

The feet of brass speak of divine judgment, for which God will send the ministry of Moses and Elijah, for the prophets are the divine judgment».

[JBP] Look, it’s like I was telling a little while ago to…, I don’t remember if it was to Julian or Guillermo, when he was here (the one from Argentina), or it was to Patricio (I think it was to Patricio, which I was talking to him, that…), or it was to all of them, at some point maybe I commented something. I remembered when I read that. That before…

It is an experience I had and it is (well, well I want to share it with you) that, for example…, you know when, for example, some place…, let’s say like a country or some place that is going to be impacted or something, or by a storm or something, well, one always thinks: “Oh, Lord, protect…,” or… (and I think to Sara – to my wife Sarita, I also told her a little while ago). And that is what one feels…; because one doesn’t desire harm for anyone, and doesn’t desire anyone to be lost; but I have been going through this experience: That I don’t have this thought of praying for anything to happen; and rather I have thoughts of judgment to fall; and so also for people.

And that came to me in… about three weeks ago, I think it was; or a month ago, maybe, a little while ago; about three or a month ago, that I don’t pray or ask for something for the good, but rather, more like a judgment.

And I wanted to share with you, because something is moving. Because he would tell me: [WSS] “Benjie, those ministries…” At that time, I didn’t understand. Maybe now I am understanding and comprehending, because he says that [WSS] “those ministries…,” he would tell me: [WSS] “Benjie, those ministries of Moses and Elijah, when they discover it (the Sixth Seal),” he says: [WMB] “they discover it and open it.”15 And the Sixth Seal is divine judgment.

So something has been moving these days. And always September, October, there is something moving in the Divine Program. And these things are good for you to know: How God is also working in these days here in The Tent; because a great blessing is coming for us!, our adoption is coming, our transformation is coming; but remember that the divine judgment is also coming. In other words, something is also being intertwined.

There is a part that I also read where he says that [WSS] “that those ministries establish…,” we will find it to… I haven’t read it, he wrote it (brother William): [WSS] “Those ministries establish the great tribulation.” See? Therefore, something is also moving regarding divine judgment.

I wanted to share with you this experience that I have been going through these days, so that you are also aware of all this, because it is good for you to know everything that is happening in the Divine Program.

What corresponds to us and our part is: to continue preparing ourselves to obtain our adoption, to obtain the Rapturing Faith, to leave here!; because the divine judgment is not for us; the Marriage Supper of the Lamb is for us, the blessings are for us.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] he continues to say here where we left off in the book of The Ages, on page… (we left off on page 266 at the bottom, where I read the Scripture that brother Branham read there: Revelation 2:26-29. And we turn to 267… It is from this book). It is the 264 [p. 240 in Eng.] at the bottom of the book you have:

It is very evident from the remarks of the Spirit on works that the Lord is trying to get His own to see His opinion of righteous works. Four times He mentions works. And now He says, that he who keeps doing His works faithfully until the end will be given power over nations, and will be a strong, capable, unbending ruler who can cope so powerfully with any situation, that even the most desperate enemy will be broken if need be. His demonstration of rule by power will be like unto the very Son’s ([JBP] and he also writes): [WSS] «Matthew 24:45-47». This is very amazing. But let us look at this promise in the light of the age. Powerful Rome with state backing, employing kings and armies and legislators, breaks and grinds all before it. She has killed millions and hungers to kill millions more who will not bow to her. She intolerantly sets up kings or brings them low whenever she can. Yea, her interference has actually caused nations to fall because she has determined to destroy the elect of God. Her works are the works of the devil, for she murders and lies as did he. But there is coming a day wherein the Lord is going to say, “Bring these Mine enemies before Me and slay them.” Then shall the righteous be with their Lord when His righteous indignation will fall upon the blasphemers. ([JBP] Look where those who also blaspheme are at; there they shall have their share.) The righteous coming with Him in glory, shall destroy those who destroyed the earth and made havoc of the saints of God. This was the age of turning the cheek, of terrible distress; but a day is coming when truth shall prevail and who shall stand in its fire and be safe? Only the redeemed of the Lord.

“And I will give him the morning star.”

[JBP] Who are the redeemed of the Lord? All of us! We will all be saved from the fury of God because we will be at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Our brother William continues to say here [“HEARING THE VOICE OF HEAVEN TODAY”]:

[WSS] None of the seven angel messengers had authority over the nations; but here we have the promise that Christ will give authority over the nations to the Overcomer, to the one who keeps His works until the end. In other words, the messenger of the Lord Jesus Christ who is at the end of time ministering the Word is the one who will fully reach the fulfillment of this promise.


1 56-0101 – “Why Are People So Tossed About?” p. 24, paras. 159-165

2 63-0412E – “God Hiding Himself in Simplicity,” p. 40, paras. 299-306

3 1998-10-04 “The dove’s guidance and the eagle’s strength”: [WSS] It’s not known in which country the last of the elect is; but before we reach the last one, we reach the second to last; and before we reach the second to last, we reach the one before the second to last; and so on: while we reach the last one, all those who are before the last are gathered; and thus the Mystical Body of Christ is completed in the Age of the Cornerstone.

4 63-0317M – “God Hiding Himself in Simplicity, then Revealing Himself in the Same,” p. 19, para 114

5 2009-07-26 “Preparing ourselves for the adoption in the Third Pull” [Excerpts on “The Vision of LGCC”-Vol. 2, p. 17]: [WSS] But when the time of the Tent Cathedral comes, at some time; at some time when it is already in operation (at some time), all the things that were seen we will also see them. In other words, the fact that The Great Tent Cathedral arises doesn’t mean that from the first day everything will be seen. Everything will go in a progressive way, as it has always happened in the Divine Program. It may be that some days go by and we are only listening to preaching, everything will depend on how God is working, guiding things.

6 Study “The Tent and the Teaching”, 6/14-4/2022 (Tuesday), p. 6 of booklet / Study “The seven dimensions”, 7/2/2022 (Saturday), p. 39 of booklet / Study “Eighth Day = the day of vengeance”, 7/23/2022 (Saturday), pp. 15-16 of booklet / Study “The apostolic teaching in the Tent”, 8/18-1/2022 (Thursday), pp. 13, 15, 16 of booklet / Bible Study #231, 8/21/2022 (Sunday), p. 5 of booklet / Bible Study #242, 9/30/2022 (Friday), p. 34 of booklet

7 60-0911E – “Five Definite Identifications of the True Church of the Living God,” p. 14, paras. 72-75

8 64-0823E – “Questions and Answers #2,” p. 45, paras. 220-221

9 64-0802 – “The Future Home of the Heavenly Bridegroom and the Earthly Bride,” p. 51, paras. 425-429

10 “Words for the departure of Lydia De Jesus Flores,” 10/27-3/2022 (Thursday)

11 Luke 18:8

12 John 8:47

13 61-0618 – “Revelation, Chapter Five #2,” p. 19, paras. 108

14 Bible Study #189, 3/27/2022 (Sunday), pp. 39-40 of the booklet

15 The Seals, “The Sixth Seal,” p. 427, para. 294

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