November 13, 2022 Activity
Bible Study for November 13, 2022
BIBLE STUDY #255
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2022
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Thank you very much, missionary Miguel Bermudez Marin; may God continue blessing you greatly. And I congratulate you for the activities you had there in Guatemala, which were of great blessing for me (Friday, and yesterday as well, Saturday); everything was of great help and spiritual growth for all that Word that was spoken, which helps us to be prepared for our transformation.
So, God bless all of those who were also present there in that activity, all the international ones and all the local ones (who made the effort of being there); and take to your countries a great blessing, which you take in your hearts, because the it is the Word which you are taking to your countries; and may God continue to use all the ministers, and our brother Miguel, greatly in favor of all the people of God. Because what we want is that we are all ready for our adoption, our transformation, and to leave here soon: to go to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
It tells us in the book of Revelation, in chapter 2, verse 1 and on:
1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.
7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
[JBP] And he writes there: [WSS] «Tree», and draws a Star of David.
And he writes: [WSS] «Rev. 10:8-11».
And there we find the little Book, in Revelation 10:8-11, the little Book, which John was told —there in that vision— to eat it: that is, the Tree of Life, the Title Deed.
THE MYSTERY OF THE EIGHTH STAR
THAT IS NOT SEEN IN REVELATION 1:20
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Thursday, October 30, 1997
Quintero, Valparaiso, Chile
Scripture: Revelation 1:10-20
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It tells us in the message “THE MORNING STAR,” (it was a Friday; that was the introduction of that topic that he later preached on Sunday: “THE MORNING STAR”). It tells us:
THE MORNING STAR
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Friday, March 11, 2016
Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico
For the Last Day, Christ, the Sun of Righteousness will manifest Himself in all His fullness to give us the faith to be changed and raptured with Him, and taken to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
The Star… We have seen the seven stars, which are the seven angel messengers aligned: Paul and the other messengers, until Reverend William Branham; and we have also seen the last three stars: Luther, Wesley and Reverend William Branham, aligned, coming from age to age, and then the greater Star will come, the Morning Star, the Sun of Righteousness, Christ in His last manifestation in His Church in all His fullness.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It tells us in the book of The Ages, on page 265 [p. 241 in Eng.], it says (the edited book) in the part of the Scripture, where it says:
“And I will give him the morning star.” According to Revelation 22:16, and II Peter 1:19, Jesus is the Morning Star. “I am the root and offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.” “Until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts.” The Spirit is, therefore, making a promise to the elect of the Dark Ages relative to Himself and then in the ages to come.
As we have already stated, Jesus identifies Himself with the messengers of each age. [WSS] «the 8 messengers».
And he also writes there: [WSS] «the Morning Star», and he draws a Cornerstone.
They receive from Him the revelation on the Word for each period. This Word revelation brings the elect of God out of the world and into full union with Jesus Christ ([JBP] he draws a Cornerstone and a Star of David above, and the ages). These messengers are called stars because they shine with a borrowed or reflected light of the Son, even Jesus. They are also called stars because they are “holders of light” at night. Thus in the darkness of sin, they bring the light of God to His people.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The revelation of the Word brings out the elect».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the message “REVELATION, CHAPTER FOUR #3,”1 it tells us on page 42 (at the bottom):
203 All right, now notice. How do we approach God? “Faith cometh by hearing, hearing the Word of God,” that’s being reflected from the Holiest of holies into the messenger of the age.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «From the Most Holy Place the Word is reflected through the messengers».
And he draws a Cornerstone and the ages.
204 Back in, and that… In Solomon’s temple, it give the reflection, those candles reflected its lights out into that brass laver. So, here, the angel of the church age is reflecting into that water who this Guy is in here, reflecting His mercy, His Words, His judgment, His Name. All is reflected in here where you’re separated by believing It. Do you get it?
[JBP] See, from the Most Holy Place the messengers reflect His mercy, His Word; in other words, they in the ages reflect that which is in the Most Holy Place: they reflect His mercy, His Word, His judgment, His Name. See, everything that is there in the Most Holy Place is reflected by those messengers.
 Do you get it?
205 Notice how beautiful this is here, we was talking on it the other day. Watch here, here, “Therefore being justified, justified by faith.” All right, second place, after being washed, “sanctified.” And, then, “filled with the Holy Ghost.” Justification, sanctification, baptism of the Holy Ghost! You see it? How was His Message? Justification by hearing; sanctification is what you do; and in regards to what you did in appreciation of that, God sealed you by the Holy Ghost.
206 Now, you, my Baptist brother, I want to ask you something. You say, “What more could Abraham do but believe God? And God imputed to him for righteousness.”
207 That’s all he could do, right here, He believed God. But God, to accept his belief, give him the seal of circumcision and sealed him, showing that God had to re-…accepted his faith. And if you profess faith in God, and has never been sealed by the Holy Ghost… Ephesians 4:30, if you want to put it down, Ephesians 4:30, “Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God whereby you are sealed!” And you’re not sealed until you have received the Holy Ghost.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «Revelation 7:2, 14:11».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] We turn to the book of Quotations2 for a moment, on page 17, where it tells us, paragraph 125:
125 – “ Oh, some glorious morning the sun will fail to come up; she will move around yonder in the west and turn bloody. The stars [WSS] «the 7 angels» will refuse to shine. The moon [WSS] «the Church in the 7 ages» will fade out of the picture. That’s the hour Lord that I want to see when them dead begin to come from the grave to be caught up in the air, I want to be numbered among them.”
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The resurrection. The Sun, the Moon, the stars and the resurrection».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It goes on to say here [“REVELATION, CHAPTER FOUR #3”] [P. 34]:
208 How long does it last? Till the next revival? “Unto our redemption, the very Day of redemption.”
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The Day of Redemption, Year of Jubilee».
And he also draws a pyramid and the ages; a Star of David, and he writes: [WSS] «the day»; and draws another Star of David at the bottom.
 There’s no way of getting away from It. You can’t get away from It, because It won’t get away from you. See? “For you are sealed until the Day of your redemption.” “There’s nothing future, nothing present, perils, hunger, thirst, death, or nothing, can separate us from the love of God that’s in Christ.” Paul said, “I’m fully persuaded of that!” There you are! There you are, you’re sealed until the Day of your redemption.
209 Notice, that’ll bring up to last—last Sunday again. Have I got time? I just… Watch, watch this, the spirit… spirit, soul, and body. All right, see: body, soul, spirit.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Our brother William goes on to say in the message “THE MORNING STAR (Introduction),” he says:
[WSS] Therefore, let’s be prepared, because the greatest thing in the Mystical Body of Christ has been prepared for this end time; and that will be the revelation of the Seventh Seal, the revelation of the Coming of the Lord to His Church at the Last Day to manifest Himself in all His fullness; which will be fulfilled in the Tent Vision that was shown to Reverend William Branham, where Christ was seen in Holy Spirit, the Pillar of Fire, entering and manifesting Himself in that service which Reverend William Branham was in a vision; to the Great Tent Cathedral shown to him; that is where the full manifestation of Christ in His Church at the Last Day will take place. That will be the manifestation of the bright and Morning Star.
And there will be a spiritual awakening, a powerful revival so great that it will impact the entire world; and that will fulfill the Third Pull, which will be for the Church-Bride, for the foolish virgins and for the world. That is how simple the Divine Program is for this end time, in which we have an important part, in order to receive God’s blessing, receive the faith to be changed and taken with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the book of Quotations3 it tells us on page 110, paragraph 961, it says:
961 – “4 Lord, we would ask that You’d go out among the people and seek out that predestined seed out there, Lord, and bring it around, in some way, that the Light will fall across the path, Lord. For, we believe that the hour is getting late, the sun is swiftly sinking in the west, then will soon be that ‘time shall be no more.’ Time and Eternity will blend together when God and His people blends together. And we pray, God, that, at that time, that we will be numbered among those that’ll be blended into Christ, that’s called His Bride.”
[JBP] And he writes above: [WSS] «Time is no more when the evening Light falls». [WSS] «Time and eternity blend…», [JBP] he also writes there.
And he makes a drawing of the pyramid, he writes: [WSS] «8 eternity»; and below the ages, and he writes: [WSS] «time» (inside) and [WSS] «7», that is, of the seven ages, on the side of the pyramid there, of the ages.
And over here he writes: [WSS] «the meeting».
And again draws a pyramid and the ages.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Our brother William goes on to say here [“THE MORNING STAR (Introduction)”]:
[WSS] Therefore, let’s be prepared and praying so that the materialization of The Great Tent Cathedral, which has been seen by Reverend William Branham may soon appear, and he wanted to make a reality, but it wasn’t for his time, it is for our time.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in the message for Sunday, which he titled the same way: “THE MORNING STAR”…The one I read was Friday’s introduction; and this one was Sunday. It says:
THE MORNING STAR
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico
And now, for this end time we have to see all that Program that is placed in those types and figures, biblical symbols, to understand what God has promised and how God will be doing it in this end time; lest we miss it, as it happened to Israel two thousand years ago, when the Messiah came and they didn’t receive Him. We don’t want the same thing to happen to any of you.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the message “SHALOM” it says on page 11… There are two: He preached one on January 12, ‘64, and another one on January 19, ‘64. This is the one on January 19, ‘64. It says, page 11 of the message “SHALOM”4:
52 Jesus said to John, about John, “He was the bright and shining light, for a while.” Why? Isaiah, seven hundred and twelve years before he was born, said, “There is a voice of one crying in the wilderness.” Malachi, the 3rd chapter, said, “Behold, I send My messenger before My face, to prepare the way before Me.” See, he was that Word being vindicated. The Word that was promised for that day, he was the light, because he was making come to pass the very Word that God had spoke about him.
53 And when Jesus came, John said, “I must fade out now; He must come in view.” And He was the light. All down through the ages, how God spoke of that hour coming!
54 How did those clergymen fail to see It? How did they fail? How did those Pharisees and Sadducees fail to see? He said, “Search the Scriptures, for in Them you think you have Eternal Life, and They are They that testify of Me.” How did they fail to see It, brethren? It’s because it had been prophesied that they would do it.
55 And so is it today, that gross darkness is coming upon the people, and here we are! God has lotted His Word to be manifested this day, and it’s the only Light we have, and God is going to let somebody manifest that Word. Somebody is going to do it. He promised it, and He works just exactly like He always did by it.
[JBP] I will read it again:
 God has lotted His Word to be manifested this day, and it’s the only Light we have, and God is going to let somebody manifest that Word. Somebody is going to do it. He promised it, and He works just exactly like He always did by it.
56 He has never changed His pattern of work. He prophesies what will happen, then He sends somebody down and vindicates that. And it goes over the head of millions, because, darkness covers the earth at that time. And people love darkness better than they do Light, ’cause darkness has a lot of pleasure.
57 I seen a Hollywood play, not long ago, said, “Life begins after the sun goes down.” That’s when death begins; all these night clubs, and where they think they’re living. They’re dying.
58 God, at the beginning, separated the light from the darkness. He has always done that. What does He do? He presses that, by the coming light, He presses the darkness to the other side of the earth.
59 And that’s exactly what’s coming to pass now. It’s just before day [WSS] «before the 7th millennium». The morning star has come out to hail the day coming ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «Star» ([JBP] he draws a pyramid, and a Star of David inside, and the ages). And the Holy Spirit showing Its Light. It’s coming a time when the Light and darkness will have to be separated, one from the other. Church and its order will take the order of the day; and Christ and His Light-Word promise will go in the Rapture.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «Rapture», and below the Cornerstone and the ages.
On the other side he writes: [WSS] «Rapture», also.
 That’s the only thing that’s left for them to do. It’s a day, today, is the dawn of a new day, for many who are looking for His Coming.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And on page (on this same message) [“SHALOM”], on page 16 it tells us…5:
89 Now, “good morning” mean peace. Darkness is gathering. What’s it gathering for? To show the Light. Isaiah 60:1, “Rise and shine, for the light is come to you.” That’s the reason I can say, “Shalom,” the Light has come to you, God’s peace to the elected Woman, to the elected Lady; those who God, before the foundation of the world, called out and ordained to That.
90 The rest of them will never see It. They’ll never know nothing about It. The Bible said so. And Jesus said, “No man will come to Me except My Father draws him, first; and all the Father has given Me will come.” That’s…
91 There stood Judas, Light shining up here, but back in his heart [WSS] «soul» was dark seed. When the showdown come, the darkness showed.
92 Here was a little, old woman, all blacked out, up here in front, but down here [WSS] «soul» was a predestinated seed. And when the Light come, It scattered the darkness, and it showed forth. “We know Messiah is coming, and, when He does, He will show us these things.”
Jesus said, “I am He.”
93 But Judas doubted It, yet supposed to be walking in the Light. See, the Light up here [WSS] «mind» doesn’t matter; it’s the Light down here [WSS] «soul» that counts will walk and fellowship, and everything else; but when the real power of God comes in, it can’t come back to this dead seed, it’ll reflect off in a denomination.
94 But when It’s back down here ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «soul», a genuine, predestinated seed, when that Light comes down here [WSS] «soul», shows all the darkness away from you, and puts you in fellowship with Christ ([JBP] he writes): [WSS] «seed soul» ([JBP] and below the pyramid and the ages). He was the One Who gave you Life before the foundation of the world, otherwise you’ll never see It, what God said.
95 Now, to you predestinated Seed, Shalom! Amen. God’s peace rest upon you, because we’re near the end now. We’re right down near the end. We’re going to talk about that group, for a while. Shalom!
96 God’s Light has come. The Word, Light, is vindicated again, so that you can see the manifestations of the promise of God for this day. “Search the Scriptures, in Them you think you have Eternal Life.” They testify of the day that we’re living in. What is the Light of the day? What did the Bible promise for this day? See what hour it is!
97 No wonder Jesus rebuked them for not believing John. He was the light, because the prophet said he would come. And there he was, the manifested light. They didn’t see it. They didn’t understand it; they thought he was the Messiah, and they thought something else, and this another. They failed to see It.
Jesus come on. Two lights can’t shine at the same time.
98 There can’t be a church light and God’s Light shine at the same time. It’s got to be God’s Light putting out the church light.
[JBP] And so it is in the change of dispensation: it can’t be —already when the Sun is beating, shining, to ripen the wheat, to ripen the chosen ones— there can’t be anything of that past dispensation; it has to be only the Light of the Sun that hits that chosen one and makes him ripen.
 And that’s exactly what’s taking place today. God is separating churchism from His Light of the promised Word of this hour that we’re living in. That’s the Truth, friend. You might not want to believe that, but you just wait and find out if it’s so or not. Don’t wait, you better get in right now while there is a chance to get in.
99 The Word is Light when It’s vindicated. Until the Word, it promised for the day, is a vindicated, then it is not Light. It cannot be. If God said, “Let there be light,” and no sun come in existence, there is no sign of light. But when God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. When God promised a Messiah, Messiah come, then His Word was fulfilled and He was the Light of the hour. When He promised Noah, and He promised the others, and on down, they was the light of the hour.
100 And there is a Light of the hour today, that’s Jesus Christ in the power of His resurrection, His Word that’s promised for this day. “The works that I do, shall you also; greater than this shall you do, for I go to the Father.” Greater works, greater things than He did? Do you believe it? [Congregation says, “Amen.”—Ed.] I believe it. It seems humble. It seems like it goes over the top of people’s head. Look when He was here on earth, how could you do “greater” works? I’ve translated that, many times, “more,” but the same thing. “Greater,” He said in Saint John 14:12, “greater works than this shall you do.”
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Our brother William continues saying in this message that we are reading “THE MORNING STAR”:
[WSS] Therefore, the revelation of the Word given by the Holy Spirit for the Last Day is required, to obtain the divine revelation of all the promises relevant to this end time; and to see them as they are being fulfilled; and to be part of that blessing as well, supporting the whole Divine Program.
Remember Christ in Luke, when Mary and Joseph went to look for Him…: because they had gone to the Passover, and when they came back, Jesus had stayed with the doctors of the Law, and He was there doing well; and He was a young boy, about 12 years old, talking with the doctors of the Law, asking them questions too, and answering the questions they asked Him.
And Joseph and Mary with the whole group of people who had come from Nazareth, and their relatives, were traveling; and suddenly they look: “And where is the child Jesus?” They had lost Him. Remember that Mary represents Christianity.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in the message “SHALOM,”6 the one that was preached on January 12, 1964, says on page 21, it says:
 The Bible said that He is the Word. And the manifested, or the vindicated, Scripture is the Light.
[JBP] And above [WMB] “vindicated” he writes: [WSS] «made flesh today».
And above he writes: [WSS] «The Light = the Scripture fulfilled».
(You can raise it a little, just a touch, the Still Small Voice).
 Now you’ll not be permitted to do it when this takes a hold. And we seen it foreshadowed ([JBP] and there he draws a Star of David), told by inspiration before it happened; foreshadowed by the moon, and shows it happening, and here it is taking place.
88 The hour is upon us, darkness, gross darkness. Gross darkness on the people now, that’s what it is. What does it all mean? Where we standing? What hour are we in? How close are we to the Coming? Well, you say, “When all they have a revival.”
89 “Fear not, little flock, it’s your Father’s good will to give you the Kingdom.” All right.
90 What does it mean? God has begin to separate the Light from the darkness, see, pressing it behind, like He did in the beginning, to show the dawn of a new day. [WSS] «8th Day».
[JBP] And he writes on the side: [WSS] «a new day = the Dispensation of the Kingdom», and a Star of David.
 The Church Ages are fading out. [Brother Branham clears his throat—Ed.] (Pardon me.) The Church Ages are fading out. God is pressing the darkness into a place, it has to do it, to fade out the church organizations, fade out the world. The world is covering the thing over, and worldlyism has took the whole thing. Then isn’t God right? By worldly things, and worldly dressing, and worldly acting, and worldly living, it’s the world!
91 Ye are not of the world, little children. You are of Heaven. This is not your Home.
[JBP] He draws a Star of David and the pyramid and the ages.
92 Why should I look, to us older people, try to look back and get young again? We can’t do that. But we’re looking forward, not looking back. Looking here, what has been, and we want to know what’s going to be. And we’re looking for that hour, pressing for it. [WSS] «8th hour».
93 So many good, sincere people today are caught away in these creeds, these churches and organizations, “having a form of godliness, but denying the Power thereof,” as Second Timothy, 3rd chapter, says so.
94 Gross darkness, blinding of Israel, was for the lightening of the Gentiles. Now the blinding of the Gentiles is the lightening of Israel.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The blinding of Israel, the blinding of the gentiles».
 It’s just like the day and night; one side has got darkness, the other side has got light; and then the light comes over on the other side. So the—the moon passing the way it did, and the reflection of the darkness of the world blinding out its light, is a reflection to us that the Gentile church age is finished. The Church is making herself ready, been making herself ready for a time, it’s time for the Rapture. For darkness is fading upon the Gentiles, and dawn will soon break upon the Jews.
[JBP] And on [WMB] “fading” he writes: [WSS] «interweaving».
 The sun has traveled from the East to the West, and we’re on the West Coast. The Light can only do one thing, go back East, on the other side. You understand, do you? The Light can only go back East again, to where it began at, Israel. God blinded them for a while, but the—the darkness now is pressed upon the Gentile world that’s covered the whole thing.
[JBP] In the First Coming: Israel was blinded; in His Second Coming: the gentiles will be blinded.
 The Gentiles will trod down Jerusalem until the Gentile dispensation will be finished. Jesus said so. And now it’s finished, gross darkness upon the people! God reflecting it in the skies, as He has shown it on earth before it all happens. We’re in it.
95 Good people caught in this thing, good people, sincere people. Like Mary and Joseph, they were very sincere, see, thinking He was with them, when He wasn’t. Mary and Joseph, you know, when they was up to the feast, Jesus, the age of twelve, they thought, presuming, He was with them, but He wasn’t. Good people today think the same thing, they, these people that’s organized in this Council of Churches, these people in these organizations, they—they think they’re doing a good thing. They’re presuming He’s with them, when they’re not. See, many people think that He was with them when they shook hands with the preacher and put their name on the book, but He wasn’t. Many people thought, when they were sprinkled, confirmed, baptized in name of “Father, Son, Holy Ghost,” thinking He was with them. They’re good people. Mary and Joseph was good people. But the facts was, He wasn’t there! Don’t presume anything.
[JBP] He writes: [WSS] «Joseph and Mary, and the child Jesus».
96 What is Light? The vindicated, spoken Word of God! Outside of that, there’s no Light. See? You can’t lighten the earth with flashlights. It takes God’s Word that’s made manifest, the Son.
[JBP] And he draws a Star of David.
And he writes: [WSS] «Light = the Word fulfilled, incarnated».
97 They were good people. Notice the accuracy of His Word, how perfect It is. Did you notice what Mary said? Now to you dear Catholic people, I’ve nothing against you. I’ve nothing against you. It’s the system that you’re in. And you Protestants, the same thing. It’s the systems!
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Our brother William continues saying here [“THE MORNING STAR”]:
[WSS] And they began to look for Him among the relatives and they couldn’t find Him. They walked for three days and hadn’t found Him. They didn’t know that He wasn’t with them.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in Joshua there is a place (whoever may find it) where he speaks of that time in which they were there, after the death of Moses…; because there he speaks, brother William there speaking of those three days in which they hadn’t found him… (If you have it there).
There is a place where it says: “In mourning,” something like that. Because notice where it was that Jesus was found? It was in the temple, and He was teaching.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Our brother William continues saying here [“THE MORNING STAR”]:
[WSS] It is important to know that Christ is always with us. Let it not happen to us like Joseph and Mary, and other family members, who walked believing that Christ went with them and was with them, but He wasn’t.
They returned to the temple and there He was. Mary said to Him, “Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been looking for you in desperation.” Christ says to her, “Know ye not that it is expedient for me to be about my Father’s business?” [Luke 2:40-49].
What is the Father’s business? To fulfill what is promised that God will carry out through the instrument that He has for that time. And the instrument was Christ. Therefore, He had to be there to be fulfilling the divine promise for that time.
[JBP] That time span is the time span that the Church of the Lord is in stillness, as she was there in those days before entering the promised land; and they were all getting prepared. That time is this time.
And many are looking for Him, and He is in His Temple, in His Church, in the Most Holy Place: sitting at the table teaching; as He sat at the table with the Emmaus walkers, and there He began to give them bread, break the bread, and there they noticed it was Him.7
It is by giving spiritual food in the corresponding stage to the Golden Age, the Age of the Cornerstone, where the chosen ones will be identifying the Lord at this time.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Let’s turn to Deuteronomy 34, and see there those 30 days. It says, verse 7 of Deuteronomy 34:
7 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
8 And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.
[JBP] 30 days, plus 3 more days that Joshua was there: It is 33.
In the book of “THE SEVENTIETH WEEK OF DANIEL”…; but we weren’t going to enter into that (I didn’t bring it).
Because those 120 years of Moses, it is a very important year, because the 1954 years that God dealt with the Hebrew people (which is the same time that He deals with the Church) they have a beginning, and they have a part where it is going to be fulfilled. And as our brother Branham said: [WMB] “He will not fail for a minute.”8
The life of Moses was in those cycles of 40 years… And remember that the Age of Laodicea began in 1906; and also the destruction of the temple, back after Christ, in the year 68, 69, 70; all those dates… later on we can have a study of all that (I didn’t come with everything that is there); but we can already start looking that up, so we can be aware of the time in which we are living.
Although as I was telling you yesterday: [JBP] “God’s chosen ones are not based on dates; we are based on faith, on God’s promises,” but we can’t not be interested either, but we are interested; because we know that Israel is God’s clock. Israel is (in that), it is by dates; and everything to Israel is going to be fulfilled exactly in the time assigned by God, when the second part of the seventieth week of Daniel’s prophecy begins to be fulfilled.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Our brother William continues saying here (I’m reading the same message “THE MORNING STAR”), he says:
[WSS] (…) The Age of the Cornerstone is an age parallel to the age of the First Coming of Christ; therefore, the blessings that were there reflect the blessings that will be here.
The Second Coming of Christ is for the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ; but the Jews will see Him and will say: “This is the one we are waiting for.” And He will call and gather 144,000 Hebrews, 12,000 from each tribe.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] On page 81 of the book of Quotations,9 paragraph 689, it says:
689 – “114 One day, coming down, five years ago, from Brother Norman’s, I was driving down the road. And I just had a meeting up there, and the Lord God appeared to me in a vision. And I was setting in front of my gate, up here at my house. And it seemed to be bad weather.
115 Many of you people will remember the vision. It’s wrote in my book of visions. I put them down so I’d be sure that I don’t forget them.
116 And in this vision I saw, there was something that had come through the lane, and there was stones laying all over my yard. And there was graders and scrapers, up-and-down the lane, and trees had been cut down and rooted up. And I started to turn into the gate, and it was all blocked off with stones. […]
120 And I turned around, and, to my right, sitting in front of the gate, was an old prairie schooner. You know what, a covered wagon, with horses hitched to it. And setting opposite the driver’s side was my wife ([JBP] remember that brother Branham’s wife represents the Church-Bride of the Lord). I looked back in the back, and my children was sitting back there. I climbed up on the wagon. I said to my wife, ‘Honey, I’ve stood all I can stand.’ And I picked up the lines and pulled the lead horse, and started heading westward.
121 And a Voice said to me, ‘When this comes to pass, then go westward.’”
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «We have seen His Star in the West».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Our brother William continues saying here [“THE MORNING STAR”]:
[WSS] Now, we have seen what the Morning Star is: It is Christ the greater Star, the Sun of Righteousness, being born for the believers in Christ and then for the Hebrew people.
We are in the right time to wait and see the Coming of the bright and Morning Star.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It also tells us in the book of Quotations,10 on page 46, paragraph 390, it says:
390 – “ He said, ‘I am Alpha and Omega.’ In other words, ‘I’ll be supreme in the first, I’ll be supreme in the last.’ The Lights rises in the East and sets in the West. It’s been a dismal, dark time, but ‘It shall be Light in the evening time.’ […] He revealed His supreme Deity to the first church, Ephesus. Is that right? Well, now notice. Every one of these churches coming down through here, He revealed Himself in Deity only in His glorified form; but on this last one, He become Z [WSS] «Omega», back to the original beginning again. See, “The first and the last.”
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The Light in the East (and an arrow to) Alpha – in the East, 1st Coming».
«The Light in the West (an arrow) Omega – in the West, 2nd Coming».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And on this little card he writes:
[WSS] «Omega Prophet / The Prophet Omega / The last prophet / Omega Prophet.
Rev. 1:10-11 / Isaiah 45 / 1st Kings. Elijah: “They have killed all the prophets, and I alone am left, and they seek me to kill me”».
[JBP] And on the other side, look at what he writes here, it says:
[WSS] «1st Elijah. Wanted to die already, that God would take him away before Jezebel killed him. Type and figure [of the Prophet Omega] (was reflected) of the 5th Elijah, whom the beast, the antichrist, will try to kill».
«Rev. 17:4, 19:19, 11:3-7, 12:1-17».
And he also writes: [WSS] «Daniel 12:1», which is where Michael will arise, the great Prince.
And here he writes: [WSS] «Elijah, Moses and Jesus are one.
They are the ministries of Elijah, Moses and Jesus in one man, in the Omega Prophet (in the last one).
It is the Angel of the Covenant, Christ, the Holy Spirit in His final manifestation».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] He continues to say here [“THE MORNING STAR”]:
[WSS] (…) Let us be prepared for the great blessings that there are. We can’t let the blessings slip away. For which, we have to be aware of what God has promised and what to do to be prepared.
Let us be prepared: “Lift up your heads to Heaven (to the things of God), for your redemption (your transformation) is near.”
Redemption is the redemption of the body, the transformation of our bodies, and the resurrection of the dead in Christ in glorified bodies.
“And I will give him the Morning Star.” The Morning Star, we have seen, is Jesus Christ our Savior.
[JBP] Who is he going to give the Morning Star to? To the Overcomer. The Morning Star is His Coming.
(…) May God help us to see at the Last Day the bright and Morning Star; as Saint Peter says in the reading we had: “The Morning Star.” And He will give us the faith, the revelation, to be transformed and taken with Him to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the book of The Ages, on page 62 [p. 65 in Eng.], it says:
But in one last closing glimpse of this chapter, see Him as He stands there in the midst of the golden lampstands with the seven stars in His right hand. Oh, it is breathtaking to see Him standing there in His Supreme Deity. He is the Judge, the Priest, the King, the Eagle, the Lamb, the Lion, the Alpha, the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the Father, Son, Holy Ghost, He Which Was, Which Is, Which Is To Come, the Almighty, the ALL IN ALL.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «Revelation 11:15-19».
And he writes: [WSS] «Alpha and Omega».
There He is, the Author and Finisher. Worthy is that Lamb! He proved His worth as He bought our salvation by Himself. Now He stands in all His power and all His glory with all things committed unto Him as Judge.
[JBP] He draws a Star of David.
Yes, there He stands amidst the lampstands, with the stars in His hand. It is night, for that is when we use lamps for light, and that is when the stars are seen shining and reflecting the light of the sun. And it is dark. The church is walking by faith in the darkness. Her Lord departed this earth but the Holy Spirit still shines out through the church, giving light to this old sin-cursed world. And those stars reflect His light also. The only light they have is His light. How dark it is — how spiritually cold. Yet when He comes into the midst it is light and warm, and the church is empowered and through Him does the works that He did.
Oh, that we might get a glimpse of Him as did John [WSS] «Elijah and Moses». What manner of people we ought to be, standing before Him at that day!
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «8th Day».
And he also writes there: [WSS] «The Sun. Elijah and Moses».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And we turn to the Gospel according to Luke, in chapter 21, verse 36:
36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in Luke 18, verse 6:
6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
[JBP] And he writes there: [WSS] «Will they believe in His 2nd Coming?». (He places it in question mark): [WSS] «Will they believe in His Second Coming?».
And he writes: [WSS] «Revelation 1:7, 6:10, 10:1-11, 11:3-7, 7:2». And a pyramid and the ages.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in the message “REVELATION, CHAPTER FIVE #1,”11 page 32, Reverend William Branham says:
161 And so many times that we hunt for God and look for God, and if God was just everywhere and you… He had a great big… Well, if He had a great big throne sitting up here somewhere, everybody would believe in God then. If God sit up on a big throne here somewhere; say, “He sits in this certain city and here He is. This is God and you go to Him. He can just” [Brother Branham snaps his fingers—Ed.] “turn it like that,” why, everybody would believe Him. Then faith would be void. We wouldn’t have to have any faith at all then, you see, that would be it. That will be in the Millennium, but now He’s calling and trying to find out those who… It looks mysterious and dark, and, you don’t know how to do it. But by faith we believe It! We believe. That’s the reason this is. You understand that…
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «Faith would be void».
162 Now, if God sit up on a throne. And said, “Why, here He…there He… ([JBP] and he draws an arrow from [WMB] “if God sit up on a throne,” towards the pyramid and the ages, and a Star of David on the other side) here is God. He lives down in a certain place, we’ll go down there.” And say, “Dear Sir, God, would you do it?”
“Yes, I’ll do it.” ([JBP] brother Branham blows). “Psst!” And it would be done, see. “Well, of course, that’s God. See? My, we see that.” So there wouldn’t be no need… faith would be made void. Faith’s no good when you’re positive. [WSS] «faith».
163 What if every person in this world was a Christian? What if everybody was a—a Spirit-filled Christian? Why, we wouldn’t need any faith no more, wouldn’t need any faith at all. And faith is the very…
[JBP] And that is why you are there: because you have faith in something; and that something is: receiving the Rapturing Faith. That something is what moves you to sit and eat of the Bread that He is serving you.
And if you are sitting there listening, receiving, the Bread that is being imparted, I can tell you one thing —as this Bible is here—, that you will be at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb! Because you would do the same thing you would do if you were there.
If you do something here, be sure that you will do it there too. If you are seated at the table receiving the Bread of Life, I have such good news for you: you will also be seated at that Supper, which is ready, prepared for us.
[“REVELATION, CHAPTER FIVE #1”] [P. 26]
 And faith is the very—is the very thing that we’re saved by, is faith. And that’s the reason there has to be some disagree with It, so that we can exercise faith. Do you understand it now? You’ve got to have the other side. See? You’ve got to have a bad woman to make a real one stand out right. See? There got to be a lie to make the Truth positive and make It shine good. If everything was Truth, It would just be so common, see ([JBP] he writes): [WSS] «the negative makes the positive shine». See? But, you see, it’s something royal, it’s something real, when Truth and faith and so forth. Now, there we are.
164 Now, we’ve got to have these pro and con’s. That’s the way it goes. You’ve got to have good days to make you enjoy… or bad days to make you enjoy the good. You have to have a little sickness to make you enjoy good health. See? And you have to have your valleys to make you enjoy the mountain tops. And so then some of these days it’ll all be mountain top, it’ll all be health, it’ll all be God, it’ll all be joy, just… there’ll—there’ll be unending joys. But until that time, see, we got to have this pro and con.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «top», a Cornerstone, and also draws a Star of David, and also another pyramid and the ages.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Our brother William continues saying here [“THE MORNING STAR”]:
[WSS] That will be what we will see in the Third Pull, that manifestation of God in the Last Day in the midst of His Church, entering into that vision that the Reverend William Branham had, where he saw a Great Tent Cathedral and saw the Angel of the Covenant, Christ, entering and placing Himself in a small room, and there manifesting Himself according to His Program. All that is linked to the Second Coming of Christ, all that is linked to the Seventh Seal.
Therefore, Christianity will have the fulfillment of the Tent Vision some day that will not be very far away; and therefore, there will be a full manifestation of Christ in Holy Spirit in the midst of His Church.
We will be seeing, then, what?, the bright and Morning Star. And that will be seen by the early risers. The late risers are past their time to see the bright and Morning Star.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the message “SHALOM”12 (the one from January 12), look at what he says here; page 28:
131 The only way, as God was, Jesus Christ was the manifestation of God’s spoken Word, the Light of the hour.
132 John the Baptist was the Light of the hour. He was the Light before Jesus was Light. The prophet Isaiah said, “A voice of one crying in the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord, and make straight His path.” That was the spoken Word of God, It was laying there, hadn’t come to life yet [WSS] «materialize». Malachi, the last prophet, four hundred years before it taken place, he said, “Behold, I send My messenger before Me, to prepare the way of the Lord.” Here come one out of the wilderness, without denomination, without creed, without identification. But his Light [WSS] «His Message» identified him. The Word identified him.
They said, “Are you the Messiah?”
133 He said, “I’m not! ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «The Word identifies the messenger» ([JBP] and draws a Star of David) But I’m the voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord!’”
134 Jesus said, “You did walk in his Light.” He was a bright and shining Light for a while. Why? Until the way was prepared, then his Light went out.
135 You can’t walk in that light, you Baptists, This is the Light of the hour! The Light has come. Rise, and shine. The Word, Light. Word, the manifested Word of God (identified) is a Light.
136 Now what about the new year [WSS] «50th Year of Jubilee» that we’re facing? We could have more to say on this in-between, from the darkness to the Light, the introducing of the Light coming between ([JBP] and he draws a Star of David), but now we want to get right straight to the new year. All right.
137 New year, new year, what about it? Brings new hope. We’re one year closer. We’re one day closer than we was yesterday. We’re one hour closer than we was when I started, fifteen—fifteen minutes to eleven, it’s fifteen till twelve now. We’re one hour closer! We don’t look back, we look forward. See? Oh! Yes, sir. New year doesn’t mean turning a new page. Huh-uh. No.
138 Like the man one morning; I was heard it. A man got up early and went out and picked up the paper, come back, and set down, put his feet up on the divan, put his glasses on, begin to read the paper. His wife, out getting breakfast, she said, “John, anything new?”
139 Said, “No. Same old thing, just new people.” Yeah. That’s right. Murders, rape and everything, somebody else done it, see. True.
140 Not turn a new page. It’s, turn to the Word, see what the Word promises for today ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «of the Year of Jubilee» ([JBP] and a Star of David), see what the Light of the day is supposed to be. What we ought to do this year is not go back to creeds and things ([JBP] brother William writes): [WSS] «no», go back to our old denominations, not go back to old denominations; but turn to the Word, see what kind of a Light is supposed to shine today. Oh, church, turn to the Word, get back to the Word, flip the right switch, quit punching around on electric lights, see, artificial, man-made. Turn to His Word [WSS] «the forerunner and the one forerun» and see the promise of today. And then see what the promise is, and watch for its identification. When it’s vindicated, then you know whether you’re in Light or not. See what the promise is.
[JBP] And he draws a Star of David.
141 Changing the pages or changing calendars doesn’t change time. A lot of people say, “Well, the old year’s gone, throw away the old December calendar now and put up the other one, a new year.” That, that’s what new years means to them.
142 To me, I want to see what’s promised for the day. I want to know what the Light of the hour is, so I can know how to walk in it. ([JBP] What is the use of walking in a past Light? If the present Light gives new instructions of how to walk). I want to know where I’m living, what age I’m in, how far up the road am I.
143 As Paul said, I could stand quoting again, “Forgetting those things that are in the past, now I press towards the mark, the high calling,” to the complete identification, when all time will fade out into Eternity when Jesus comes.
[JBP] He draws a pyramid and the ages, and the arrow towards the pyramid, and he writes: [WSS] «to eternity when Jesus comes».
144 Do as David did, put your future into His hands. Don’t look to anything else, but put your… David said here, he said—said, “My time is in His hands.” You notice here in the Psalms where we read it, in 62, “My time is in His hand. He is my rock.” What is He? “He is revealed to me. He is the revealed Truth. My time is in His hands.” Amen. Oh, my! There you are.
145 My time belongs to Him. I am His. I’m in His hand because He holds the time. I don’t know what the future holds, but I know He holds the future. So, He Who holds the future holds me. So why should I think about setting forth this, that, the other for the new year? I just put myself in His hands, walk like David did, “my time is in His hand,” knew that God held the future. David didn’t know what the future was, but he knowed God had the future. I don’t know what the future is, none of us do. But we know He holds the future.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] He continues saying [“THE MORNING STAR”]:
[WSS] Just as we have to get up early to go to work, let us get up early spiritually to see the bright and Morning Star in this end time; for that is the Coming of Christ to His Church at the Last Day in which we are living.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And on page 58 of the book of Quotations,13 paragraph 507, it says:
507 – “ I believe that we still have great Light coming on now [WSS] «Moses» that’ll just flood the earth one of these days for a short period, maybe just in a matter a months. But I believe that there’s great Light coming.”
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «A Great Light is coming = the 2nd Coming».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] He continues saying [“THE MORNING STAR”]:
[WSS] We are in a stage of preparation, spiritual preparation to receive all those blessings that Christ has for me, and for who else? For each one of you too ([JBP] and for me too).
These are great blessings that God has for the believers in Christ of this end time, and we are going to receive them.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And on page 31 of the book of Quotations,14 paragraph 258, it tells us:
258 – “154 When the moon and stars is gone, and the earth [WSS] «Church» has weeped itself into the mountains [WSS] «kingdoms» and the deserts [WSS] «denominations», and everything has, hasn’t, it’s no more, and the world is a toddling like a drunk man coming home at night, and the stars refuse to shine ([JBP] and writes): [WSS] «Lutherans, Wesleyans and Pentecostals», and fall from the heavens, and the moon turns into blood, and the— the sun blushes and hides its face, when they see the Son of man coming, you’ll shine in the righteousness of Jesus Christ, to come forth from the grave as a young, beautiful woman, to take your mate, and live forever and forever and forever, and all Eternal ages you’ll still be living. That’s what the Holy Ghost is for.
If you feel the least tug, don’t turn It away.
155 What is the Holy Ghost? God in you. What’s It for? To continue His work among His people; to bring His Church together, to bring the Church to a place in this day, far beyond the Lutheran, Methodist, and Pentecostals, into a place to a adoption and a Rapturing grace. That, when this part of the Church, when the Spirit moves into this Church here, it’ll just raise; and it’ll bring forth, bring forth all of the redeemed that’s touched that Spirit.
Those Lutherans who stood there with all the light they had, in justification; those Methodists that fell on the floor, and they throwed water in their face, from the Spirit striking them through sanctification; those Pentecostals, that they walked up- and-down the street and called them ‘tongues-to-lung,’ and, oh, ‘jabberers,’ and ‘in goose language,’ and all of that; they’ll stand in the righteousness, in the sight of God at that Day, just as certain as this Bible stands here.”
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In this topic we have for today, there we will be seeing that Star: “THE MYSTERY OF THE EIGHTH STAR THAT IS NOT SEEN IN REVELATION 1:20.”
1 61-0108 – “Revelation, Chapter Four #3,” pp. 34-35, paras. 203-209
2 57-0807 – “Hear Ye Him,” p. 15, para. 44
3 63-0825M – “How Can I Overcome?” p. 1, para. 4
4 64-0119 – “Shalom,” pp. 9-10, paras. 52-59
5 64-0119 – “Shalom,” pp. 14-15, paras. 89-100:
6 64-0112 – “Shalom,” pp. 17-18, paras. 87-97
7 Luke 24:13-35
8 61-0730M – “Gabriel’s Instructions to Daniel,” p. 22, para. 104
9 62-1230E – “Is this the Sign of the End, Sir?” p. 15, paras. 114-116, 120-121
10 60-1210 – “The Philadelphian Church Age,” p. 20, para. 122
11 61-0611 – “Revelation, Chapter Five #1,” pp. 25-26, paras. 161-164
12 64-0112 – “Shalom,” pp. 22-24, paras. 131-145
13 61-1015M – “Questions and Answers,” p. 10, para. 55
14 59-1217 – “What was the Holy Ghost Given for?” p. 34, paras. 154-155