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Bible Study for November 18, 2022

Rev. José Benjamín Pérez
Friday, November 18, 2022
Cayey, Puerto Rico

BIBLE STUDY #256
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2022

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Thank you very much, missionary Miguel Bermudez Marin, and all the brethren gathered there in the congregation that Reverend Josiel Elizondo pastors in Puebla, Mexico, and all those who are watching us through the satellite Amazonas or internet, today Friday, November 18 of this year 2022.

The subject we have for tonight, which we will be seeing and hearing through our dear brother and friend William Soto Santiago: The Angel of the Lord Jesus Christ (promised in the Holy Scriptures of the book of Revelation, chapter 22, verse 6; 22:16 and other places); preached this subject to us:

Tenth Promotion of Ministers
The ripe wheat”
THE RIPE WHEAT
(Ministers Meeting)
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Friday, November 7, 1997
Asuncion, Paraguay

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] He read several Scriptures from this talk that he had there. And let’s read here in Joel, chapter 2, verse 23 and on, where it says:

23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.

24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.

25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.

[JBP] And there, he draws the ages and the Cornerstone, and [below] he writes: [WSS] «gentile empire», and he writes the four [empires]: «Babylon, Medo-Persian, Greece and Rome».

Of which the Scripture of verse 25 of Joel, chapter 2 is referring to.

26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.

27 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] “THE RIPE WHEAT,” that is the subject of this Bible study that we will have on this occasion.

It tells us in the message:

PROPHET OF GOD, INTERPRETER OF THE WORD OF GOD
(Ministers Meeting)
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Mexico City, Mexico

While it is dark, some say, for example, of a tree: “Its leaves are of such color.” And they say: “And the fruit it has is of such color, it has not ripened yet.” Others say: “I don’t see anything, I don’t see it like that.” But when it is beginning to become clear, some may be able to distinguish that the fruit is big or small, but they may not be able to see the colors well, nor see how many there are, nor see the details; but as the day becomes clearer, they see things more clear, “until the day becomes clear and the day star comes out in our hearts,”1 and then they say, look at the day star and say: “That Day Star, that is forerunning the Coming of the Sun, is Christ, the Holy Spirit, manifesting Himself.”

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the message “THE GOD OF THIS EVIL AGE,”2 preached by the Reverend William Branham, says (on page 50 it says):

193 Dear Jesus, don’t let one of them be lost. As Your servant, that stands between the living and the dead, pointing them, with a finger, to the Word of God. I cannot save them, Lord, but they want to be saved. And, Father, as I have said many times, the sun rises in the morning; and as it comes up across the earth, it’s sent by God to ripen the grain, to make natural food for natural living. But, O God, You said, “To them that fear His Name shall the Sun of righteousness rise with healing in His wings.” Let the Sun of righteousness, the Word of God, rise in the hearts of the people, and the healing rays of faith in that Word cure every disobedient to the Word, and bring them to the fullness of the sons and daughters of God.

[JBP] And he writes there: [WSS] «The Morning Sun = ripens the wheat / the fullness…».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And our brother William continues to say here [“PROPHET OF GOD, INTERPRETER OF THE WORD OF GOD”]:

[WSS] And then, when they see the Sun rising, they will say: “This is the Coming of the Lord”; but notice, they will understand it very well when they see it in the East; but see, it is the same Sun that sets in the West.

And the West is the American continent, and —especially— Latin America and the Caribbean, because in North America the seventh age has already been fulfilled, it had the light of its age.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the message “RECOGNIZING YOUR DAY AND ITS MESSAGE,”3 Reverend William Branham tells us on page 11:

49 Brother Ruddell asked me the question, “Are they living off of the spirit of Satan, or what?”

50 I said, “No, the sucker lives off of the strength of the vine.” It lives because, the citrus fruit, a—a lemon will grow in an orange tree; but it will not bear oranges, though it lives by its life.

And the church, so-called, only is a grafted sucker, living under the name of religion, under the name of the church. Catholic and Protestant, just suckers, pulling the…from the strength of the Vine; and yet bearing the fruit of what they are, because they wasn’t converted. They wasn’t in the original, predestinated plan of God, that’s the reason they have to deny the Word and bear other kind of fruit. The real genuine tree, in its root, was predestinated to bring forth oranges on an orange tree.

Jesus said, “I am the Vine; you’re the branches.”

51 But if that tree ever puts forth another branch, it will bear its original fruit.

[JBP] And he draws a Star of David, and writes: [WSS] «the Bride once again».

And also, from there he draws an arrow towards a pyramid and the ages, and he writes: [WSS] «The Light to mature».

[51] And there has got to be a restoration of all these things, right at the end of the Vine. There is to be, come forth, a restoration, an evening Light to light It up and to make It right. But it will come out of the Vine, not a denomination that’s grafted into It; but original production of the Word.

[JBP] And he draws a Star of David, and there he also writes: [WSS] «The Sun shines on the top of the Tree / The Age of the Sun».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And it also tells us in the message “THERE IS A MAN HERE THAT CAN TURN ON THE LIGHT,”4 on page 47, it tells us:

225 And the greatest robbery the church of God has ever had is a false light, a glare, their denomination. It’s robbed them from the power of the Holy Ghost. It’s took from the church the very Life-line. It’s robbed them of the Word, when they accepted a creed instead of the Word. It’s robbed them.

Oh, they claim to have the Word. The Word lives Itself out for the age; It makes Itself known. They claim they had the Word, too, back there in the days of Jesus. But It said, “They saw a great Light,” and they rejected It. They saw It, but rejected It.

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

And he also draws the Pyramid with gleams, and the ages; and above the Pyramid a Star of David.

And he writes: [WSS] «The light that is seen of a star is only the radiance that comes from or is seen in the place where it was years or thousands ago ([JBP] that is, “or thousands of years”), so it is spiritually for the world».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And on page 48 of this same message, it goes on to say [P. 40]:

226 Oh, false light, yes, it’s cost the church the greatest robbery it ever had. Cold denominational creeds, brother, won’t ripen a vindicated Word, a grain. The Bible said, Jesus said, “The Word of God is a—a Seed that a sower sowed.” See? And cold creeds won’t ripen that Word ([JBP] “cold old creeds”; that will never ripen the Word). No, no!

Cold blizzardy days won’t ripen the wheat. No, indeedy! It takes the warmth of the sunlight, because it was God’s spoken Word to do such a thing with.

And it’ll take the Word spoken of God, today, to show the saints of God that Jesus Christ lives. Just the same as He was yesterday, He is today. Creeds and denominations will never do it. They’re cold and indifference, and the grain will rot right in the ground. It can’t come forth under that.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «it is a false light, a radiance = denominations».

And he also writes: [WSS] «The Light of the Sun to ripen the wheat»; and there he draws a Pyramid with gleams and the ages.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Our brother William continues to say here [“PROPHET OF GOD, INTERPRETER OF THE WORD OF GOD”]:

[WSS] That is why all the prophecies of blessings for the Church now move to the stage of the Age of the Cornerstone, and therefore, to the territory where that stage is fulfilled.

That is why the fulfillment of the Tent Vision can’t be for the first age: it has already passed; it can’t be for the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth or seventh age, and the messenger of one of those ages, because they have already come and gone.

And the closest one that came was Reverend William Branham: He wanted to materialize that vision, but he wasn’t allowed, because that is for after the seven stages and seven messengers of the Church of the Lord…

[JBP] I will read it again:

[WSS] …but he wasn’t allowed, because that is for after the seven stages and seven messengers of the Church of the Lord, and for the people who will be working at the Last Day with the instrument that God has to fulfill that Tent Vision. Therefore, that messenger will be fulfilling it with the group that will be working with him in the Work of the Lord.

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

THE MYSTERY OF THE SECOND ADAM AND THE SECOND EVE TOGETHER AT THE LAST DAY FINISHING HIS WORK
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico

And for our time it is the stage of the Reaping, of the Harvest; for which, the wheat, that is in the Wheat Plant —and above all those who are in the upper part of the Wheat Plant, that is, those who are in the Age of the Cornerstone—, have to be placed before the Sun to ripen as believers in Christ, and to be able to be harvested, to be transformed, those who are alive, and the dead in Christ to be resurrected in eternal bodies.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in the message “IT IS THE RISING OF THE SUN,”5 on page 15, it tells us:

[90] …the first One! Although, He had—He had been typed; and many times, as we’ll see later, that He was typed. But this was really the Firstfruit of them that slept. He was waved over the promised Seed that had promise of Life.

91 He was waved at the Day of Pentecost, “when there came a sound from Heaven like a waving, mighty rushing wind,” and was waved over the people, the pentecostal people that was up at Pentecost, waiting for the Blessing to come.

92 And to be waved again, we realize, in the last day, according to Luke 17:30, in the Son day again, “in the day that the S-o-n of man will be revealed,” or waved again over the people.

[JBP] And there he draws a Pyramid; and inside he writes: [WSS] «8». And above he writes: [WSS] «The 8th day. Sunday = the 50th Year of Jubilee or the 8th Festive Year». [WSS] «the Day of the Son = 8th or 1st Age», and points an arrow towards the Cornerstone.

And also, further down he again draws another Pyramid with the ages, and he also writes there: [WSS] «the final Day, the Day of the Son: 8th Day».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It goes on to say [“IT IS THE RISING OF THE SUN”] [P.13]:

93 Now, Who is the Son of man? “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.” And if all the teaching that we have, and confirmation of the Word of God; by Word of God, by signs, by wonders, we see today, that in the Book of—of Luke here, that as we just quoted from, or the—the Luke the 17th chapter and the 30th verse; and Malachi 4, and the different Scriptures that we are acquainted with, that that Word again is waved over the people, that the dead traditions of man is dead, and the Son of God is alive again with the baptism of the Holy Spirit right among us, and is giving us Life.

[WSS] «The Son of Man. The Sheaf» ([JBP] he writes there, and also the Scripture of): [WSS] «Rev. 10:1-11».

94 As Christ was the first One to raise, from all the prophets, and so forth; although typed in many places, He was the Firstfruits of those that slept ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «of the Old Testament». In the Bride, coming of Christ, coming out of the church, there’ll have to be a Sheaf waved again in the last days. Oh, my!

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «wave another Sheaf today».

95 Waving of the sheaf! What was the sheaf? The first one that come to mature, the first one that proved it was a wheat, that proved it was a sheaf.

96 Hallelujah! I’m sure you see what I’m talking about. It was waved over the people. And the first time there will come forth, for the Bride age ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «8th Day», for a resurrection out of dark denominationalism, will be a Message, that the full maturity of the Word has turned back again in Its full Power, and being waved over the people, by the same signs and wonders that He did back there.

[JBP] And there he writes: [WSS] «Resurrection». And he also draws a pyramid with the ages.

And he also writes: [WSS] «The Age of the Bride». And he also writes there: [WSS] «Resurrection». [WSS] «8th Day. The Age of the Bride». In other words, next to: «the Age of the Bride», he writes: «8th Day».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And on page 16, note something very important here; he says [“IT IS THE RISING OF THE SUN”] [P. 14]:

97 “Because I live, ye live also,” speaking to His Wife. “Because I live, ye live also.” What a resurrection that that was! And what a resurrection this is, to be quickened from the dead, “to be made alive in Christ Jesus,” by God’s quickening Power.

98 He was waved to them. The Word, which He was, was waved back to them on the Day of Pentecost ([JBP] What was waved? The Word), the Word made manifest. Now, and as I say, It’s to be waved again in the last day.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «waved two times then and two times here».

And he also writes: [WSS] «There is a waved Sheaf».

And next to it he draws a Pyramid and the ages; and he writes: [WSS] «7» in the seventh age; and: [WSS] «8» in the Cornerstone with an arrow from the sentence where it says: [WMB] “again in the last day.”

And he also writes there: [WSS] «(The 2nd Coming of Christ) Waved again today. Last Day».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Brother William continues saying in the message we are reading, he says [“THE MYSTERY OF THE SECOND ADAM…”]:

[WSS] Therefore, the Sun of Righteousness, which is Christ in His final manifestation, has to —with His Light— give us that divine warmth to mature, to reach perfection.

When we speak of wheat, we find that the color of wheat is light brown when ripe; and therefore, there is a great blessing for ripe wheat. And wheat ripens in the West, which mainly most are olive-skinned (and comes from wheat).

The sun ends its journey in the West; and the journey of Christ, coming from the East, ends its journey in the West; and then returns where? To the East, to the land of Israel again.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the book of Quotations,6 it tells us… Let’s see here, on page 167, paragraph 1486, it says:

1486 – “40 I believe the church is beginning to hear the Message, and begin to understand. But, friends, listen, we’ve got to lay in the Presence of the Son, we’ve got to be ripened. Our—our faith isn’t ripe. Intellectually we’re hearing the Message that God has give us, and seeing the signs that He showed us, and proving it by the Bible, it’s there, but, oh, how the church needs to lay in His Presence till it tenders up, you know, and gets sweet in the Spirit so that it can bathe down. Sometimes in speaking the Message, you get harsh, have to break it in like that, because you’ve got to clinch a nail to make it hold. But when the Church once gets It, the Elected is called out and separated, then in the Presence of God ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «Most Holy Place», I know it’ll be something like the people [Paradise] was There when It takes Its Rapture.”

[JBP] And he draws a Cornerstone; and draws, like a drawing of nails (with a stick and the head), and he draws three, and he writes: [WSS] «nail» above; and under the Pyramid he writes: [WSS] «Rapture».

And he also writes: [WSS] «It will be like the people there in Paradise and the rapture».

And there he draws the Cornerstone with the ages; and in the seventh age he writes: [WSS] «7», and in the Cornerstone he writes: [WSS] «8».

And on the side, here he writes: [WSS] «the Sun to ripen our faith».

And he writes: [WSS] «the Sun / the Light».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And at the back of this book of Quotations, on page 13 (it must be in the same of the other books of Quotations, because it is the index7)… on page 13, where he there…, where it says: [WMB] “Ripening,” there is a part where he says: [WMB] “Ripening,” and there are some quotes; because he there draws a Pyramid, the ages (the bottom part of the ages), and he writes: [WSS] «the wheat ripening. The Bride matures here», and he makes an arrow towards the Cornerstone.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Our brother William continues saying here [“THE MYSTERY OF THE SECOND ADAM AND THE SECOND EVE TOGETHER AT THE LAST DAY FINISHING HIS WORK”]:

[WSS] And now, the Sun, Christ, has to heat the wheat very much with His revealed Word ([JBP] What does He heat the wheat with? With the revealed Word), give us that spiritual warmth through His revealed Word to ripen. And it is in the Age of the Cornerstone, the top of the Wheat Plant, where the wheat is closest to the Sun, and it ripens with the heat of the Sun, with the heat of the revealed Word, giving us light to mature.

That is why Reverend William Branham spoke so much about the wheat, the sun, and the harvest, and all these things; and also Jesus Christ Himself, in the parable of the wheat and the tares.

The wheat are the children of the Kingdom; and for the time of the Harvest, then, the wheat has to be ripe.

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

THE RIPE WHEAT
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Cayey, Puerto Rico

We find John the Baptist speaking of the Messiah and making known the things that the Messiah will do; the things He did and the things He will do in the end time. Look in Matthew, chapter 3, John the Baptist says, verse 11 to 12:

“I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And it tells us in the message “WHY IT HAD TO BE SHEPHERD,”8 on page 55… from 54, it says:

257 We’ve had fifteen years of revival, it’s never been known in all history. And watch, in this fifteen-years revival, It sweep around the world, and not one organization has been built out of It.

[JBP] The last 15 years… Let’s see… You subtract 2019… Notice something there: Subtract 2019 minus 15; and also subtract 2017 minus 15.

And notice that [WMB] “a revival (brother Branham says that) it is not more than three years before it becomes a denomination.” And there he is speaking…, and there are other places where he speaks about that part, that [WMB] “we have about 15 or 20 years and no denomination… or dying Lamb…,”9 something like that it says; and it talks there something about that.

In other words, that end of time, when that Angel was in the midst of the people, everything that is marking those dates in the Divine Program is very, very important.

And we always say: The elect are always based on faith; but we must keep an eye on all these things as well, because it opens up the whole picture for us: knowing that for the Hebrew people it is the fulfillment in this end time of the last part of the seventieth week of Daniel’s prophecy. And in all this there has to be an interlace, in which, when the great tribulation is about to begin, those 144,000 must have already been sealed; because that happens just before the tribulation begins (Seals, page 424).

In other words, all that would be being fulfilled. And as the wheat is ripening with the Word, a series of prophecies are getting closer, which will culminate in the full fulfillment of the Tent Vision; they will all fall into that glorious manifestation, where the Hebrew people will see and say: “This is the one we are waiting for.”

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Let’s continue here. It says [“WHY IT HAD TO BE SHEPHERD”] [P. 42-43]:

[257] Where was It? (It started the latter rain, it died in its… instant, it died.) There’s been no organization follow This. Why? It’s the grain Itself, there can be no more. And the shuck now is pulling away, no cooperation, nobody wants you. Why is it? It has to be That.

258 Why was that church set there? To support It. Where… Who would have cooperated? What Baptist, or Presbyterian, or Lutheran would have supported a Divine healing campaign? Now when Truth comes forth, what’s happen? Not the shuck; but the Life goes right out from the shuck, right into the grain, the real true Life. The organization stands there, dies, just like it has done in every age, it does the same. You come out of that, fifty years ago, and went right back into it again! But real Life follows the grain, we’re at the end time, brethren.

259 What did it pull away for? So that it would bring the grain in presence of the Son, to ripen the grain to a golden ripen for the Master ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «the grain of wheat in the presence of the Son (the Sun) to ripen; for the harvest, for the Master». Why has it pulled away? So, it causes heartaches, tears, that they don’t lay before the s-u-n, but the S-o-n, to be ripened to the true full Gospel, to manifest everything that Jesus Christ promised in the Bible. There is raising up a Body today among the people. And there will be no more organizations, it goes right out into rich Laodicea. What has the organization prospered by? Millions of dollars, and millions of souls.

260 And what was the Shepherd come from? To deliver [WSS] «in the Year of Jubilee» His brethren from bondage ([JBP] and here he also writes): [WSS] «the liberation». I—I don’t know; God, be with us, help us. Study the Word! Search the Scriptures! In Them we think we have Eternal Life, and They are They that testify of Truth. See, God allotted His Words to each age. This age always…

261 What did Jesus say when He come? He said to them people, “You hypocrites! You whiten the walls, and build the tombs for the prophets, and your fathers put them in there. And you are the sons of your fathers. And the works that they did, you’ll do too.” It ever remains the same, my brethren.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And on page 55 he continues [P. 43]:

262 But when Jesus comes someday, the Great Shepherd of the sheep from Pentecost through Luther through all the ages, that has accepted the Light as It come through the carriers (not accepted the carrier, accepted the Light; see, went out), He’ll come to redeem ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «when Jesus comes… He will come to redeem». I’m so glad that I know He’s coming again. Oh, would you be numbered with His group? Would you be numbered? There’s only one way to do it, not by joining a church, but by being borned into Him.

[JBP] And he draws a Pyramid and the ages; and a Star of David, and an arrow there, as if bordering around the Star of David.

[262] “And all the Father has given Me, will come to Me, and no man can come except My Father calls him.” See, that’s all there is to it, accept It. He…That’s the only Christmas Gift that I know of, is the gift of God that He gave to the world, His only begotten Son. And He’s the same, yesterday, today, and forever, the Word. See? Believe Him in this day, the fulness of the Bible.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] He continues saying… In the Message “THE RIPE WHEAT” our brother William continues saying:

[WSS] For the end time or Last Day, it will be in this same manner. It will be Christ who will bring about the resurrection of the dead in Christ and our physical transformation at the Last Day…

[JBP] Who will produce the resurrection? It will be Christ, the Anointed One, who will produce the resurrection.

Because in the Gospel according to John (that we read these days)10, where there he told us, in that writing that we read from one of the studies, reading from chapter 5 of the Gospel according to John, verse 28 and 29 where he says… (This little piece is cut off here; excuse me, I will look in the other Bible). Here in the Gospel according to John, chapter 5, verse 28, says:

28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice.

[JBP] And he writes there: [WSS] «The Holy Spirit in flesh».

And here he writes:

[WSS] «Son of God = Holy Spirit

Son of Man = prophet

Son of David = King

Son of Abraham = the seed of Abraham».

[JBP] Look, if we hadn’t read that Scripture, I wouldn’t have taken out the Bible; there was no… I don’t use this one that much. I use the last one that he always used; and I only have this one to read when there is some part where the page is worn out or cut off, so I take this one out to… Although from time to time I go – if I am going to read a Scripture in this one, I always look in this one to see if he wrote something there, or in others that I have.

But when it is like this, when I didn’t have it to read it…; well look now, if I had read it there, here until another occasion that I was going to touch on this Scripture, I had to go and see if there was something here; and it came out… And today, look at how beautiful it is there, the meaning that he writes there, of what is: Son of Man… Son of God, Son of Man, Son of David and Son of Abraham.

And there he wrote those meanings: [WSS] «Holy Spirit / prophet / King / the seed of Abraham».

And look in the Scriptures that he places up there, where he says, “In the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,” and there he writes: [WSS] «Daniel 12:1-2, John 6:40-44». And those Scriptures are very important.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Let’s continue here… Let’s go a bit before [“THE RIPE WHEAT”]:

[WSS] For the end time or Last Day, it will be in this same manner. It will be Christ who will produce the resurrection of the dead in Christ and our physical transformation, at the Last Day; and the one who will gather the wheat, operating the ministries that correspond to the Angels of the Harvest, which are the ministries of Moses and Elijah; and those ministries will also impact the Hebrew people in the Last Day.

We are in the time pertaining to these divine promises. Therefore, with our spiritual eyes wide open, let us watch what are the promises for this end time, and then let us watch how they are gradually being fulfilled, until they are fully fulfilled.

[JBP] And there… Remember that after that time of ripening…; that is, there is a period of time there, which we have to see and identify; because it is the time where that wheat will be being ripened by means of the Message (we are going to see it right now, that he writes it). It is the Message that ripens it already in the corresponding position and place to ripen that wheat. And then comes that stage that would be intertwined with the Hebrew people to seal them; and then the great tribulation.

You see? These are a series of events that are now going to be fulfilled quickly: all in a short time. I say ‘short,’ because it has been —from Christ until now— two thousand years. And this is a short time, what God is doing and will be doing, until we reach the culminating part, which, in the midst of the promise of the Tent Vision, the resurrection and transformation will take place.

THE BLESSING OF THE FIRSTBORN
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, October 8, 1989
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Well, we hope that God will continue to work. They are currently being gathered, harvested and being presented before God: the first fruits of the Harvest, the first fruits of the wheat, the firstborn; but later on there will be a harvest where the rest of the wheat, the rest of the children of God that are in the different churches, the different religions and the different countries, will also be called, will receive a Message that will open their eyes and will let them know that they have to go through the great tribulation and give their lives there in the great tribulation, because so it is established in the Scripture.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And on page 10-A, paragraph 99, it says [Quotations]:11

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

[WSS] «The wise and the foolish and the rapture», he writes there.

In [WSS] «the wise…», it is in the bottom part, but we know that that is what it is written, because it is cut off there.

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

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] He continues saying [“THE BLESSING OF THE FIRSTBORN”]:

[WSS] They can’t believe in the stage where the gathering of the first fruits is taking place, because they are not yet ripe for the harvest. Only the first fruits, who are those who ripen first, who are the predestined, the chosen, the firstborn written in Heaven.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the message “IT IS THE RISING OF THE SUN,”12 on page 31, it says:

215 “If the Spirit that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you,” oh, hallelujah, “It will quicken your mortal body.” It’ll make you do things you didn’t do before. They was full of quickening Power then. See?

216 Your body ain’t subject to sin no more; you, your desires.

He say, “Come on out here!”

You say, “Shut your mouth.”

Oh, we got the biggest…”

“Shut your mouth.” My, you’re a eagle!

217 Did you ever see how independent an old eagle walks? He don’t hop like a vulture, see, to every dead, and all the carrion laying on the ground. No, sir. He walks proud.

“Shut your mouth.”

“Oh, here is a good dinner over here.”

218 “Not for me. See, my desires has changed. My appetite is different. ‘For man shall not live on the world a carrion alone, but by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’” A genuine quickened eagle lives by That. Amen!

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The food of the Eagle is the Message of his age».

219 Oh, and He raised up Christ from the grave, dwelling in you, has quickened your mortal body unto His Presence. You recognize It. You are no longer a scavenger. You’re an eagle. You don’t want the things of the world. You’re a son and daughter of God. You’re feasting at a Fountain that the world knows nothing about. You’re drinking It. Somebody knows…The world knows nothing about. You’re eating hidden Manna that the world never even knowed nothing of It, for you’re an eagle. You’re quickened up where you can get to It. You can’t get to It down here, you got to get up here. You got to be quickened, lifted up there, so It will quicken.

220 What did they do? They spoke in another language. The Bible said they did. “They spoke in every tongue under Heaven.”

221 Could you imagine that, them old mortal bodies that’s in there, say, “Well, I don’t know now whether I can believe this or not”?

222 All at once, they were so quickened till the bravery of the Lion of the tribe of Judah fell into them, over that waving Sheaf ([JBP] glory to God!). Oh, that Eagle come to call Its Own! “And they loved not their lives unto death.” Amen.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The Lion of the tribe of Judah».

And there is going to be more who will give their life’s blood,

For this Holy Ghost Gospel and Its crimson flood.

223 And the Son has got to be—be revealed again, in the Bride in the last day; the quickening Power has got to come, quicken them out of these dead denominations and creeds, to a living Word of the living God. Oh!

224 No, It quickened them to new Life. It does the same thing for us now.

[JBP] And he draws a star, and he writes: [WSS] «The Sheaf».

And he writes over here: [WSS] «the quickening power».

But look how beautiful! What was it that fell there in the midst of the people, that is, of those in the upper room? What fell in the midst of those 120? The bravery of the Lion of the tribe of Judah. [WMB] “Fell into them, over that waved Sheaf.”

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Our brother William goes on to say, in the message “THE BLESSING OF THE FIRSTBORN”:

[WSS] Now, they are also written in the Book of Life, in the other section, for the general harvest. So we love them with all our heart, we understand that sometimes some people, even children of God, may be upset with some of God’s chosen ones.

You see, Esau was so upset about the birthright blessing that Jacob received, that he said: “When my father Isaac dies, I will kill Jacob, my brother.”

And we also find that Joseph had a great blessing. Jacob loved Joseph very much, and Joseph was a prophet, he had dreams and visions; and for that reason his brothers hated him, and sold him to Egypt, to merchants who took him to Egypt, and in Egypt they resold him; and he remained in the midst of the gentiles. So they call that religious zeal. And almost always the one who gets jealous is the one who doesn’t have that Blessing of the Firstborn; and he gets jealous because a brother has received that Blessing of the Firstborn, and he doesn’t want (the one who hasn’t received it) to accept that divine reality.

It is not a matter of the one who wants nor of the one who runs, but of God who has mercy, and has it all predestined since before the foundation of the world.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in the message:

THE FIRST FRUITS BELONG TO GOD
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, January 20, 2002
(Second activity)
Cayey, Puerto Rico

Now, you see, when the fruit was gathered, the first fruits were taken to God, because they belong to God, and were taken to the House of God; and the first fruits for the Last Day will be gathered and taken to the House of God, to Heaven, to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

Now, when the fruit was gathered and the first fruits were taken to God, was the stalk of the wheat plant taken? No, was the husk of the wheat taken? No, the wheat was taken, and the already ripe wheat.

Now, therefore, you see, when Christ —the first one that came to maturity— was harvested: was resurrected and was taken, where? To the House of God in Heaven. And we will be taken to the House of God in Heaven as first fruits of the sons and daughters of God.

In other words, as first fruits of God, first fruits of God’s creatures… (first fruits, because they are the first ones); therefore, see who are the first fruits of God’s creatures: Christ and His Church, Christ and the members of His Mystical Body of believers. And the first to ripen of the Church of Jesus Christ, after Jesus Christ, are the elect of the Last Day: who will mature in the Last Day and will come to be in the image and likeness of Christ when we are transformed.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the message “LEADERSHIP,”13 on page 20, it tells us there… Because what ripens wheat? The Sun, with what? With the Word, with the Message. Notice what it says here, on page 20:

137 When you see into the wheat, when it comes forth, the corn of wheat, a man that’s raised wheat, you go out and see that wheat form in there, it looks just exactly like the grain. But if you’ll take a tweezer and set down and take that wheat and open it up, there’s no grain there at all. It’s just a shuck. And then what? It’s—it’s formed there, to hold the grain. See? And then, the first thing you know, the life left the—the—the stalk to go into the tassel; left the tassel go into the shuck; it leaves the shuck and goes into the wheat. Three stages, see, of it. And then forms the Wheat outside of the three stages (Luther, Wesley, Pentecost). Just exactly. See, no doubt. You can’t interrupt nature.

138 Now look, every three years after a Message has went forth sent from God, they organize. This has been twenty years…

[JBP] Look, here it is again; this was the other place that I had read it, and also in The Seals.

[138] This has been twenty years and there’s no organization. It won’t. See? Now the shuck has to pull away, give the Wheat a chance to lay before the Son, to ripen; the Message…

[JBP] And see here those different stages that have been manifesting… This message was in December of ‘65. And since the Angel appeared to brother Branham, which was in 1946, notice in those last 20 years… He, there is another part where he says: [WMB] “20 or 19 – 19 or 20 years,” but he rounds it up to 20; because it was on May 7, ‘46 when the Angel appeared to him. So from then on there are how many? There are… (46 – 56 – 66), there are 19 years there.

Which also, let us say that we can say that we have had 20 years and it hasn’t been organized; in other words, we have had 20 years and the Message hasn’t been denominationalized. And that will not be possible either; because in the midst of the Church there are those ministries that wouldn’t allow it to be denominationalized. In other words, the last 20 years that we have been here, there hasn’t been a denomination, nor will there be one.

[“LEADERSHIP”] [P.17]

138 Now look, every three years after a Message has went forth sent from God, they organize. This has been twenty years, and there’s no organization. It won’t. See?

[JBP] Remember that everything has multiple fulfilments; and one has to watch them all, and put all the pieces of this great puzzle together. There are various places where he wrote: [WSS] «the puzzle», and the only one who assembles it is the Holy Spirit; the only one who places each piece in its place.

[138] This has been twenty years, and there’s no organization. It won’t. See? Now the shuck has to pull away, give the Wheat a chance to lay before the Son, to ripen; the Message coming right back into the Church again, forming the Body of Jesus Christ just like the first original One that went into the ground. Now, to see the—the Eternal Life.

[JBP] He draws a pyramid and the ages, and the Star of David here. And he writes there: [WSS] «Lay before the Sun to ripen in the Message».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] He continues saying in the message “THE FIRST FRUITS BELONG TO GOD,” our brother William:

[WSS] That is why we must then be taken with Christ to our heavenly Father’s House in Heaven, because we are the first fruits of God, along with Christ, to be taken to Heaven and presented to God as the first fruits of God’s creatures.


1 2 Peter 1:19

2 65-0801M – “The God of This Evil Age,” p. 45, para. 193

3 64-0726M – “Recognizing Your Day and Its Message,” p. 10, paras. 49-51

4 63-1229M – “There is a Man Here That Can Turn on the Light,” p. 40, paras. 225-226

5 65-0418M – “It Is The Rising of the Sun,” pp. 13-14, paras. 90-98

6 65-1128M – “God’s Only Provided Place of Worship,” p. 5-6, para. 40

7 He refers to page 13 of the index of the book of Quotations

8 64-1221 – “Why it had to be Shepherd,” pp. 42-43, paras. 257-262

9 65-1128M – “God’s Only Provided Place of Worship” p. 20, para 148

10 Bible Study “In the 3rd Stage: They had to recognize Him,” 11/17/2022 (Thursday), p. 59 of the booklet

11 61-0427 – “Only Believe,” p. 19-20, para. 39

12 65-0418M – “It is the rising of the Sun,” pp. 27-28, paras. 215-224

13 65-1207 – “Leadership,” p. 17, paras. 137-138

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