September 4, 2022 Activity
Bible Study for September 2, 2022
BIBLE STUDY #235
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2022
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Thank you very much, missionary Miguel Bermudez Marin; may God continue to bless you greatly, and continue to give you much health and much strength to continue along with us until the transformation. It is our wholehearted wish, as well as the wish of all the ministers and all of the brethren in the entire face of the Earth, who have received this glorious Message that has been brought to us by the Angel of the Lord Jesus Christ William Soto Santiago: May we all reach the stature of a perfect Man, in the image and likeness of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ. That is God’s goal with us and we believe it with all our heart.
For this occasion, we have the topic:
TITLE: THE MYSTERY OF THE CHURCH OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Tuesday, September 17, 1997
Ciudad Dario, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
Scripture: Matthew 16:13-20
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In yesterday’s study, in which we were seeing the duality, which is intertwined with today’s message and today’s introduction… For which I want to continue here in the book of “HEBREWS, PART 3,” where Reverend William Branham shows us there, God speaking through His Spirit through him, on page 366 in the book “HEBREWS, PART 3,”1 which is in the booklet “CONDUCT, ORDER AND DOCTRINE,” it says:
822 In the beginning, God… We’ll go back to our Hebrew teaching just for a few minutes. God was this great, big fountain of seven colors. How many knows that? See? And how many knows that God has seven Spirits? Absolutely, seven Spirits. And there was seven eyes in the lamb, and so forth, all that coming together now. See? Now, that was God.
[JBP] He writes: [WSS] «the 7 colors».
[WSS] «Revelation 4:1» and he also draws a Star of David.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in the book of The Seals, on page 83 [page in Eng. 100], it says:
237 “The seven eyes.” Eyes mean “seeing.” Seeing means “prophets, seers.” This Lamb had seven horns, and on each horn had an eye, “seven eyes.” What is it? Christ and His Bride; seven church ages. Out of there was seven prophets that went forth, seven seers, eyes. So, the last one must be a seer.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It goes on to say [“HEBREWS PART 3”]:
823 Now when He (the Logos) went out of God ([JBP] he writes): [WSS] «the Logos», which was God coming from this one big fountain into a body in the form of a—of a man; and it made the Logos, which we call theophany.
824 Now, if you take the theophany when you are looking at that, that’s a man. Now that we…Now, that’s where we were in the beginning. Now, you do not understand it now, but you was back there in the beginning that way ([JBP] today’s topic is: “THE MYSTERY OF THE CHURCH OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST”). When man made… When God made man in His image, He made him a theophany. And He only placed him in flesh…When God made man in His image, in His likeness, they were… In Genesis 2, there were… or Genesis 1:28, I believe it is, “There was no man yet to till the soil,” and God had done made male and female. That’s right, “No man to till the soil.”
825 Then God brought man a little lower down and put him in animal life, that’s this body, just like the animals so that he could till the soil, could touch. That theophany doesn’t touch, it doesn’t see, taste, smell, hear; these senses that we have. So God put man down there in order to—to touch and to feel.
826 And—and as he walked through the garden of Eden, first as a theophany (like the Holy Spirit is in here now walking in here), it led the animal life. It controlled everything, but it couldn’t till the soil, see. So God put him in flesh so that he could till the soil. Give him his five senses, to till the soil and fix up the—the vineyards and—and so forth, and then the man still looked lonesome. Oh, this is a beautiful picture.
827 Look, for when he was first made, he was made two people together. He was made both male and female, the man was. The Bible said he was. God made man both male and female, “created He him.” Notice now, when man was separated from the theophany and put in flesh, he was—he wasn’t just altogether there; part of his being was still a theophany, so it didn’t look right.
828 There went the male and female in the cow, there went the horse, and there went the ox, and there went everything else, pairs. But Adam, he…it was…See, there was something lacking. That very crave showed that there was a mate waiting for him. You get it? And the very thoughts that we have to die here, that we’re troubled and perplexed, and we long for a Life that has no death, it shows it’s waiting for us. See?
829 And Adam was lonesome. And God, to show that they could not be separated…Now I’m going to get back into this same thing, just a second.
830 Look, He never went and got dirt and made a Eve, but He made from the original dirt, Adam. He took a rib from his side and made him a helpmate, and that was Eve. She was made for the man, and part of the man. She was part of him in the beginning, in the creation, in a theophany. She was part of him down here in this creation. She could not be divided in another creation, she had to be made in the same creation.
831 That’s exactly why Christ and God had to be the very same Person, it could not be anything different. If He had been a good man or a prophet, He wouldn’t have been a Redeemer; He had to be the Creator Himself. But He’s still a theophany now, you see, and the way He was then.
832 Now a man come down here and he—he was wonderful; and God loved that, He said, “That’s beautiful, let them be on earth and live there forever. That’s all; for—for Eternity, on and on and on. Let it just grow, and every plant bring forth, and everything like that. And let the man live, and the beasts live, and everything else, forever and ever. That’s all right.” See?
833 And then sin entered. And I want to make this statement. In the… So many people make such a terrible mistake on this one Scripture, and that is on the 23rd Psalm. They read It like this, “Yea, though I walk through the dark valley of the shadow of death.” Now, there is no such a thing. The Bible doesn’t say, that, “The dark shadow of the valley… the dark valley of the shadows of death.”
834 Says, “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.” Now, before it can be a shadow, it has to have light to make the shadow. See, David being a prophet and under the anointing, he didn’t make a mistake, he just said the Truth: “Yea, though I…” not, walk through the dark valley, but, “through the valley of the shadows of death.”
835 Then you have to have a certain percent of light to make a shadow. And that’s the way it is here. We are both natural and supernatural. This body is subject to death, and was brought forth by a woman; not by nothing but through… Not by God, you’re a reproduction from Adam and Eve. Be black, white, or whatever you are, you are a production, an offspring from Adam and Eve. That makes your body “born in sin, shaped in iniquity, come to the world speaking lies.” You’re damned and condemned at the beginning of your life, not even, without a chance.
836 Now, because the spirit that you have come to you by nature, and by nature coming from sexual intercourse, desire by men and women produces a earthly child. And let that child alone, and don’t teach him nothing right, he’ll go wrong. Don’t teach him neither right nor wrong, he’ll take wrong. Because it’s his nature to do such.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «children must be taught».
837 Watch a little ol’ baby, not over higher than that, just get so mad; he’ll just…he—he’d wring his hands, and turn red in the face, and hold his breath. Sure. What is it? It’s his nature. He got it from his pappy or his mammy, one; she had enough temper to fight a buzz saw, or his daddy. If they didn’t, his grandfather or grandmother did. See, it’s offspring.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The nature of the baby gets it from the father or the mother, the temperament».
838 So that makes… You’re borned in the world. You come by nature, and your whole being is black and smutty, and damned, and cursed and going to hell. That’s right!
839 But when you’re borned again, then the Light of God shines down into that soul (hallelujah) then it’s no more a dark valley, but it’s a valley with a shadow in it. You may be veiled here with the flesh, and the things over our face, but there’s enough Light in there. And someday that Light and darkness has to separate! And when the light shines, darkness flees. And when we go to be with Christ in that body, darkness and death vanishes, and we burst out into perfect Light. Glory to God! There we are; no more sickness, no more dark mixed with it.
840 Right now we have both sickness and joy, and have health and strength, and we have ins and outs, and ups and downs, and joy and sorrow, so forth. Well, it’s just a shadow. We got enough light to know that there’s Light there; and we’re still in the body, in flesh. But someday the Day’s going to break ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «new day Disp. of the Kingdom». That’s when the death angel sets at the foot of the bed, that’s when the doctor says it’s all finished; and this natural comes away from the supernatural, and the light springs back to Light, and darkness goes back to darkness. Then this mortal puts on immortality. That’s when this corruption puts on incorruption. That’s when this mortal puts on immortality, and we become from a creature of time to a creature of Eternity. You can not go out there with total darkness, you’ve got to have light in the darkness. There you are. That’s that body you receive.
[JBP] And he writes:
[WSS] «Light – theophany».
«darkness – the physical body».
841 What do we do? Well, my dear sainted brother, my dear sainted sister, before the foundation of the world, when God created you in His image, or created the—the man in His image, and created the woman in the image of the man for the glory of the man, He made you a theophany. Just like Hisself, when He said “let Us” to the creatures that He had made, “let Us make man in Our Own image, in Our likeness, a theophany.” God had never become flesh yet, He was in a theophany.
842 And Moses saw Him. Moses cried, “Lord, let me see You.”
843 He said, “Go yonder and hide in the rock, in the cleft.” And Moses got back in that cleft; and when God passed by, the lightning and thundering… And as God passed by, He had His back turned like this.
And Moses said, “It was the back of a Man.” Hallelujah!
844 Who was It? The Melchisedec that come down, the King of Salem, with no father or mother, no beginning of days or ending of life. That’s Him! And He come down. That’s the One that talked to Abraham; that gathered Him up a little body of flesh like that, and “Whew!” breathed into it, stepped into it, and come down and eat a calf, drank milk from a cow, and eat some butter and some corn bread. And the two Angels.
845 And when they walked out there, and all of that stuff just, “Whew!” vanished and went away.
[JBP] Further on, on page 370, it says [P. 42]:
848 Now, there you are. That’s the way we are here, we come from a higher being. In the beginning we were in the image of God. The veil and the darkness keeps us from knowing it now. But Jesus told his disciples He “was with them before the foundation of the world.” See? We were! You can’t know it now, but you was in the beginning. “And if this earthly tabernacle be dissolved, we have one already waiting!” Hallelujah! And then we move into this theophany, what we once lived, so we can eat and shake hands. And the souls under the altar cry, “How long, Lord?”
849 There’s seven steps that goes to God, for the seven Spirits as—as It comes down. All right, as you go under the altar of God, they was crying, “Lord, how long? Can we go back, through down here?”
850 God said, “Just for a little season, until your fellowman suffer the same thing that you’ve suffered.” See?
851 And then the souls return back, and they become men and women again, and live forever when all the darkness and death and sickness and sorrow of the blackness has faded out; there’s no more shadow, it’s absolutely sunlight!
852 Listen. Here’s what. Let it get as dark as it wants to get ([JBP] and that is already time of squeeze); it cannot get too dark until the sun will smash every bit of the darkness. Darkness and light cannot dwell long together. For the… Which is the most powerful? Is the light. And when the light shines, darkness flees. Amen. Aren’t you glad? Aren’t you happy that you know? No doubt, there’s not a shadow nowhere. But this blessed Light [WSS] «the theophany» that’s in our hearts right now, something testifying back: the Son of God, the power of God.
853 And we walk here, watch the power of the Holy Spirit come down and go out into a meeting, and say, “You was Mrs. So-and-so, that you did a certain thing, at a certain place. You’ve been plagued with this so long, but THUS SAITH THE LORD, ‘Stand to your feet, you’re healed.’” And a cripple and blind rise to their feet. And a shadow of a man, eaten up with cancer, rise to life and new health again.
854 There’s no doubt, Jesus said, “These things that I do, shall you also.” And He said, “I do nothing till the Father showed Me.”
855 What is that? That’s the Light [WSS] «the theophany» that’s come mixing into this darkness, you see, to redeem us. Get what I mean?
([JBP] Seals 352 [page 416 in Eng.], is a place where brother Branham speaks that [WMB] “He comes to redeem us,” that is, to transform us).
856 Now, someday goes right back to there, and then when the theophany becomes immortal flesh again like it was in the beginning, then Jesus comes, and God… when Christ will be one. Christ will set on the Throne, and all the people will be human. Christ will be on the throne of David, a Man, the Lord Jesus; never to die. Never will we die, never will we be sick, have no more sorrow, and we will live through the thousand years.
[JBP] And further on he says [P. 44]:
861 There’s the twenty and four elders. There’s the Bride. There’s the forty and four thousand, the temple eunuchs. Oh brother, we’re going somewhere! Things lay ahead for us. The four…The twenty and four elders. The hundred and forty-four thousand eunuchs. The Bride setting with Christ. My, you talk… My Home, sweet Home! Amen.
862 To think that I have the privilege of going there, and you have the privilege of going there. And why would you choose to walk in this darkness and see no Light, and die and go into chaos and become nothing? For when Light takes its supreme authority, there’s no place for darkness. Go find where the darkness went when light comes. That’s when it is, when all things are turned back to God. It had, darkness had a beginning, darkness has an end. Light never had a beginning or it never has an end. God never had a beginning or never has an end ([JBP] and he draws a Star of David): [WSS] «God is Light». So, someday, the whole debauched world with all of its sin and its beauty, so-called, and all of its fantastics and sensations, and all of its glamour and everything will fade out into nothing, and it’ll be no more. It’ll be no more, no more thought of! It said, even, “It won’t even come into the remembrance anymore.”
863 But the blessed of the Lord shall always be with Him. We’ll have a body like His Own glorious body; and live with Him, and eat with Him, and set with Him, and dwell with Him forever and forever and for the aeons of time; and the Eternal ages will roll on with world without end.
[JBP] Look at all that awaits all of us.
And also in the message “THE IDENTIFIED MASTERPIECE OF GOD,”2 it tells us on page 18:
124 That’s the way God made His covenant too. Our experience is not to match some creed, some dogma, some church denomination, but it’s to match God’s Word, Jesus Christ. Right. When we come to Christ, then Christ claims us. He tore Him in two, at Calvary. Part of it He lifted up, and to set at His right hand, which was the body. The Spirit, He came, sent back here to make a Bride for Him. And that same experience that was in Christ has to be in us.
[JBP] Look at what he writes here, he says: [WSS] «God sent the feminine Spirit that was in Jesus to the 120 believers».
[JBP] That is, what we spoke of yesterday: If the Holy Spirit was sent on the Day of Pentecost, we already saw there that it is that feminine part that was in Jesus. That is why in another place he says that [WSS] «the Holy Spirit is shy», that feminine part. (I will read it later).
[The following photo contains the text that Dr. William Soto Santiago highlighted in his annotation. Taken from “The Voice of the Sign.”3 –Editor] [Image available in PDF, page 15]
It says on a writing, there where we were reading in “THE IDENTIFIED MASTERPIECE OF GOD,” he writes: [WSS] «The body is in Heaven. His Holy Spirit is in His Church».
[JBP] It goes on to say on page 19:
125 He was—He was absolutely so perfect till He pleased the Sculptor, and inspired Him so much until He smote Him at Calvary.
[JBP] And in the message… In this same message, let’s first read here; look at what he says over here in the message “THE IDENTIFIED MASTERPIECE OF GOD,” we turn to page 20; it says [P. 21]:
133 And when He made His first masterpiece, He put him behind the Word. When He made His second Masterpiece, He was the Word. Amen. He was the Word; not behind the Word. But, He was the Word. God never changes His plan. That’s exactly what He started off to do His first church with, the Word.
134 Now, God, the Word, in the beginning, He was independent from all other, everything else, all other people. Now, I don’t mean to say this to be different. God is a segregationalist. You know that? You talk about intregration? God’s a segregationalist. He certainly does. He separates His people from the world. He separated Israel, His nation. He is trying to separate His church from the world ([JBP] And now, the world says that we should all be one; and God separating: the light from darkness, the tares from the wheat), but the church wants to go on with the world. But His people is still segregated, segregated to Him. Who is He? The Word.
135 How can a man have the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit wrote the Word, and a man have the baptism of the Holy Spirit and deny the Word? How can the Holy Spirit in you deny Its own Word that was set forth for you? I can’t understand it. It’s got to agree with the Word. And if your spirit in you won’t punctuate every one of God’s promises with “amen,” there is something wrong.
136 Brother Fred Sothmann or somebody here tonight, quoted, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever.” He’s the Word. That, sure. He’s always the same, see, and your spirit has to punctuate that with “amen.”
137 “Oh, He, in one way He is.” In every way, He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in the message “THE ONENESS OF UNITY,”4 (we paused there for a moment), on page 12, it says:
77 You see, pot [WSS] «protestantism» can’t call kettle black [WSS] «catholicism». That’s right. It’s all under condemnation, every man-made theory. And that’s the reason in a revival like this [WSS] «one greater than Solomon would bring it», come to the city, these seats are setting empty ([JBP] notice that). But God will send It, anyhow, and the papers will blast It. And at the Day of Judgment, when you’re called to answer, you’ll be found guilty as they was back there.
78 Didn’t Jesus say, “The Queen of Sheba, the Queen of the South, come all the way from the utmost parts of the world,” sitting on the back of a camel, three months, “to see a gift of God, which was Solomon”? He said, “Verily, I say unto you, a greater than Solomon is here.”
79 And I say, tonight, that a greater than Solomon is here. It’s the Person of Christ, in the Holy Ghost, performing and working, producing in the human life just as He did here.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «One greater than Solomon».
[JBP] And One greater than Solomon is here also!; for it is in the day where God is working, it is the present day: it is the Holy Spirit in the midst of His people; therefore, One greater than Solomon is here.
80 God made you a place that could be emptied. Now, you can’t just polish the old life up. You can’t give the old life a face-lift. She has got to die, and a new life be born in her. She don’t need some manicure or what is it you put on your lips, that what the women do, you know, to make them look better. She don’t need a hair-curling. She don’t need the lip stuff. The Church needs a Birth and a filling of the Holy Ghost.
81 With her hair curled and her lips painted, she is still the same old girl. She still is a doubter. She still is, has her doubts. She has her fears. She’s got herself all scrupled up. And she don’t want to hear the Truth, because the thing that is within her won’t let her to it. That’s right. Certainly.
82 A woman of ill-fame on the streets, you walk up and tell her, “Hey, woman, you’re wrong.”
She’ll say, “Tend to your own business.”
([JBP] We are talking about a woman who is not…; who is in the streets).
83 And some stiff-necked church member is seven times worse than that woman.
84 Tell her, “There’s a great revival going on. You should come down. The Lord Jesus has manifest Hisself, healing the sick. People are, so forth, receiving the Holy Spirit.”
[JBP] And that is happening; and there are people that are so close who are giving their backs to this; and he says they are [WMB] “seven times worse than that woman.”
85 “Go on! What’s the matter with you? I belong to church. I’m as good as you.” Why? She don’t know any better.
86 But you speak to a decent woman and tell her it’s wrong to do that. She’ll say, “Amen. I know that’s wrong.”
87 And you tell a man or woman, that’s born again of the Spirit of God, that the baptism of the Holy Ghost is here for them, to fill their heart. They’ll holler “amen” to It, for they feed and live on the Word of God. Certainly, they do.
88 But, you see, as it is in the world so is it in the church. They’re trying to build something. God don’t need your help to build His Kingdom. God just wants you to preach the Word. He’ll do the building. He’s the Architect. He’s got the plans laid out Here. All right.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And here they are; here are the blueprints that he left. [He lifts up the Bible –Ed.]
We continue reading here, in “THE IDENTIFIED MASTERPIECE OF GOD,” where we paused; it says [P. 21]:
138 Now we notice that God begin to make Him a—a Bride for Christ. So…And the Bride must be identified with Him and in Him, because it is part of Him. Now, the Bride is part of Him. She is part of Him. The Word for that day, the Bride becomes part of that Word, for it’s Christ. Now, you believe that? We have to be in Christ. In Christ, we have to be of Christ, in Christ, part of Christ.
139 What is a woman, when she takes a man, or a man takes a woman? That woman has to be part of him. They’re no longer two. They’re one.
140 And when God and Christ became one, They were One. Cause, God was the Word, and the Word was made flesh. The flesh and the Word became One. And when the church becomes Christ’s Bride, She and the Gospels are the same.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in the message “BLASPHEMOUS NAMES,”5 it tells us on page 32 (this was preached on November 4, 1962):
215 That’s a lot different, from “names of blasphemy” to “blasphemous names.” What is it? And we…Now, she was:
…THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS…
216 We all know that. But what is it? [Someone says, “The Roman Catholic church.”—Ed.] You don’t have to be…Well, that’s right, that would take the Roman Catholic church. But she is “full of blasphemous names,” Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, all calling themselves, “churches of God.” Blasphemous names! Lot of difference between “names of blasphemy” and “blasphemous names.” Call themselves, “the Church of God,” and representing themselves before the world; and card parties, and drinking, and carrying on, and soup suppers, and everything else, and all kind of stuff go.
217 There’s only one Church. You’re born into It. You don’t come in There until you’re washed in the Blood of the Lamb and sealed away by the Holy Ghost.
218 What a difference between “names of blasphemy” and “blasphemous names.” Get it? [Congregation says, “Amen.”—Ed.]
219 I caught that this morning when I was reading here, the…Coming down…
[JBP] And further on it says [P. 28]:
221 Now, they hollering about me kicking against organizations. It’s those blasphemous names, that call themselves, “churches of God, and churches of Christ, and churches of Methodist, and churches.” It’s lodges, not churches ([JBP] When he says [WMB] “all of those churches are blasphemous names,” he writes next to it): [WSS] «lodges».
222 One Church, that’s the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. And what is It? The mystical Body of Jesus Christ in operation on earth, made up of a member of any of these congregations, that would be a member of Christ’s Body. You have to be born into It, not joined into It.
223 And to join in it, is blasphemous names, this woman. This woman, her power!
224 And you see right now where they’re going to take all the people that’s got odd ideas about religion, and send to Alaska. You’ve seen that. All of our odd beliefs.
225 And what is it? The council, the World Council of Churches and the Catholic has their big to-do going on in the Vatican now, over there, to where they’re trying. And all these bishops, and so forth, they’re trying to come to an agreement, to fight communism. The world fighting communism, and only joining up with Catholicism.
226 It’s just like it is today. Here we are, as I said. We’re go…We’re almost bankrupt. We’re borrowing, spending money now, on taxes that’ll be paid fourteen years from today. That’s how far we are gone. Who has got the money of the world? The Catholic church. How would it be loaned to the United States? To keep these tobacco and whiskey companies and things ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «40 years» ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «The catholic church has the money of the world». Sure, they’ll borrow it from them. When they do, they sell their birthrights, right out, to the Roman Catholic church. We consolidate. Watch this, just plain, plainer than reading a newspaper. Here it is. See?
227 They’re Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, and so forth, calling themselves, “the Church of God.” Catholic and all that kind of stuff is this beast power full of blasphemous names. Calling yourself, “I’m…” I said…
228 I went to the hospital here, not long ago, was going to pray for a person. I said, “We’re going to…” It was my mother. I said, “We’re going to have prayer for mother.”
And the lady said, “Draw that curtain.”
I said, “Aren’t you a Christian?”
She said, “We are Methodists.”
229 I said, “Thank you. I thought maybe you was a believer.” I just pulled the curtain around on me ([JBP] those that are pulled). See? So, if you’re not a Christian, that’s different. See?
230 But, “We are Methodists ([JBP] she says),” that’s blasphemy. The beast, churches, called churches, they are not churches. Let me be sure that’s on record. Yeah. They are not churches. They are lodges. People join them.
231 But you cannot join the Church of the living God. You’re born into It, by the baptism of the Holy Ghost. And when you’re baptized with the Holy Ghost, these virtues are sealed in you, by the Holy Ghost, and therefore, “He that’s born of God does not commit sin.” “Cannot.” There you are. Oh, my!
We just talk all day, couldn’t we?
232 The Church is the mystical Body of Christ, born of the Breath of God. Oooh! Did you get it? [Congregation says, “Amen.”—Ed.] The Church of God is born of the Breath of God ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «H.S.» ([JBP] Holy Spirit). God breathed Breath into the nostrils, spiritually, of Adam, and he became a living soul. Did you know the pentecostals, or the true pentecostal Church, is born of the Breath of God? [“Amen.”]
233 Let me read you something, just a minute that’s on it. Let me see, just a minute. Saint John, I believe, where I’m going to. We’ll find out whether the Church of God is, or not. Saint John, let’s see, I believe that’s about 16, 19; 20. All right. Here I believe we’ll have it, right here. All right. Let me read you, and see whether the Church is born of the Breath of God, or not, like Adam was in the beginning. Watch.
“And the same day at evening ([JBP] he is quoting that Scripture)6, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut and the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst of them, and said unto them, Peace be unto you.
And when he had so said, he showed… them his hands and his side. Where…Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. And Jesus…
And then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father has sent me,…so send I you.”
234 Watch. The Father that sent Him went in Him. And Jesus, when He sends a disciple, He goes in him. Same One sent; God.
“And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said…Receive ye the Holy Ghost:”
235 Church, born of the Breath of God!
[JBP] And he wrote: [WSS] «breathed a breath» (and he drew a Star of David) [WSS] «Rev. 1:1, 22:6, 22:26».
When this stature has molded itself up there, in condition, God’s Breath breathes upon them, “Receive the Holy Ghost,” then you are a son of God. You can join anything you want to, but you’re born into the Church of the living God, born by the Breath of God. God breathed upon them, and said, “Receive ye,” whew, “the Holy Ghost.” Oh, my! There you are.
236 Not, “Come and join, put your name on there.” And with your soup suppers and all goes with it, you join a lodge. You can join a Methodist lodge, Baptist lodge, Presbyterian lodge, Catholic lodge, or a Pentecostal lodge, anything you want to join, but you’re joining a lodge.
237 But when you become a child of God, you are born by the Breath of God. Amen. Better leave it alone, right there now. All right.
238 God’s Life is also then in you, Jesus said. Just a minute. Jesus said, “I am the Vine ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «Vine». Ye are the branch.”
239 Now look. What was their fuss with Jesus? Their fuss with Jesus, because He was a Man making Himself God. He was God. God was in Christ. See? And He told them. He said, “And don’t look at Me. It’s not Me. It’s My Father, and He dwells in Me.” Oh! See?
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And also in the message “THE MASTERPIECE,” it tells us something here referring to this topic of which we are talking about of “THE MYSTERY OF THE CHURCH.” It says on page 25. Look at this such important picture here; it says “THE MASTERPIECE,”7 (preached on July 5, 1964 by the Reverend William Branham), it says:
108 Now, for nearly two thousand years ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «for 2,000 years», God has been again making Him a Masterpiece. Because, He struck Adam to get a ma-…a piece off of him, part of him, a rib to make a wife for him. And now that perfect Masterpiece that He struck at Calvary, He got a piece off of Him. It’s just the New Testament, that’s all. He fulfilled the Old Testament. Now it’s the New Testament, another piece to be fulfilled. See, the New and Old is husband and wife. See? And it taken the New to fore-… The Old to foreshow the New; Christ come, the Masterpiece, to fulfill that. Now His Bride will fulfill everything that’s in the New Testament. Another Masterpiece is in making.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament, the Bride will fulfill the New Testament».
109 As it taken Him four thousand years to make this Masterpiece ([JBP] that is, before Jesus; it says that Jesus did that Masterpiece in 4,000 years. And now the Bride… It says); now He’s been, for nearly two thousand years making another Masterpiece, a Bride for Christ, another Masterpiece.
[JBP] And each time he says [WMB] “Masterpiece” he draws a pyramid; that is, one for each word in the paragraph.
 In so doing it, He does it by His never-changing method, the same way He made the Masterpiece; His Word. That’s the way He makes His Masterpieces, because He can only be a perfect Masterpiece when It’s the perfect Word.
Any dirt, trash, injections, it’ll break. “But the heavens and earth will pass away, but that Word will never break.” You remember, in cutting a diamond, that you have to have a perfect tool to do it with, not just any piece will do it. I’ve seen tons of them big grinders crash right through it, and move them big tons over, pass that diamond right on through. No, it don’t break the diamond. It has to be cut ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «the diamonds».
[JBP] And also, notice, he makes a drawing of the pyramid, and writes: [WSS] «2,000», in the ages; and also writes: [WSS] «4,000».
[JBP] It continues:
110 Now He’s doing the same thing in His never-changing method. We find out, in Malachi 3, He said, “I’m God, and I change not.” He cannot change His method.
111 Now, as He started in Abraham. After the fall of the first masterpiece, He started in Abraham, on a foundation, to build another masterpiece.
He started on the Day of Pentecost, to build another Masterpiece, the original Seed, Word. Started in the first Church. What was it? The Seed, Word, the Word manifested, the promise that had been given. Joel said, “It shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I’ll pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.” What He would do in the last days, two, last two thousand years.
[JBP] And he makes another drawing; and on the bottom part of the pyramid, of the ages, he writes: [WSS] «2 days, 2,000 years»; and at the top, in the Cornerstone, he writes: [WSS] «3rd day».
112 Notice, and it started out as the original. As Jesus said, “The Word of God is a Seed that a sower sowed.” And He was the Sower. The Seed was the Word. And, notice, any seed that abides alone never does nothing. It’s got to fall into the ground to bring forth its production again. And this Seed, that perfect Church, fell to the ground at Nicaea, Rome, when she become a denomination.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «A seed that remains alone never does anything».
113 Now, historians, remember. And you that’s going to hear this tape, check it up and find out if that’s not right. The church died at Nicaea, Rome, when she took dogmas and creeds, in the stead of the original Word. What was it? God had showed, by that first Church, that He was God. He had a Church perfected; but the Church, like all other seeds, must fall into the ground and die. Now, it fell into the ground, and die, and wasted away.
114 You know, I read a book, here not long ago. Someone wrote a—a book, and said, The Silent God. You might have read it. I forget, I—I think Brumback…No, I don’t, I’m not sure who it was wrote it. But I can’t remember. I got it in my study. The Silent God, said, “God, through thousand years of dark ages, set still and never moved a hand, and watched faithful martyrs go to the lions’ pit; and be burnt by the Romans; assassination of all kinds; women stripped of their clothes, set fire to their long hair, with tar, and burn them.” Remember, short hair first begin in Rome. And the women of Christians had long hair ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «in Rome short hair was started to be worn», so they—they dipped it in tar and set them afire, and burned them, and them naked; fed them to the lions. And this writer goes to say, “Where is that God?”
Oh, the blindness of man, sometime! Do you not know that that Seed had to die? He never tried to deliver them. They went down in victory. They went down, bleeding and dying, giving their lives. Why? It was a Seed. It had to fall into the ground, as, first, John 12 tells us. “The corn of wheat, it’s got to fall into the ground and there die; and not only die, but rot.” But little did that denomination know that that Life was still in there. Though the church in itself…
115 At that Nicaea Council, of fifteen days of bloody politician debate, when them aristocrats come in and wanted to inject these big dignitaries into the church. And prophets come out of that wilderness there, eating herbs and wrapped in animal skins, genuine prophets, and they throwed them out. Why? The Seed ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «the Church» has got to fall into the ground. It’s got to die.
116 It died in the dark ages, down beneath the dark dirt. They thought it was gone. You know, Saint John 12:24, Jesus said, “Except a corn of wheat falls into the ground, it abides alone.” And the first Church was that reproduction, that Bride, that Seed, that Word made manifest, that fell into the ground at Nicaea, Rome.
[JBP] He writes: [WSS] «the Word was crucified in Nicaea».
117 Listen, Church, throughout the nations that’ll hear this. There is your dirt, is them denominations. There is where the Word was crucified, and they accepted dogma. And for hundreds and hundreds of years of dark ages, the Power and manifestation of the Word was hid from the world. Only Catholicism ruled. We all know that, as reading history. Only Catholicism rule.
118 But, you—you can’t hide a germitized Seed, It’s got to come forth because (why?) the great Sculptor is on the job. He’s going to build again. So He…
The Seed went down, the Word.
119 When we see Saint Paul, Peter, James, John, all those who wrote the Word. And they wrote, the Word they wrote become alive, and lived, and It lived. And when we find, after it begin to get ripe, John begin to write in epistles, he was throwed on the Isle of Patmos after being burnt in oil for twenty-four hours. But the Word must come forth. It’s got to be wrote. They couldn’t boil the Holy Ghost out of him, with oil, so he come forth. His work wasn’t finished. He died a natural death.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «John was boiled in oil for 24 hours».
[JBP] And… Let’s read a little ahead, to take advantage of this part, all this page 28, then after… It is good for you to obtain this message (pages 28, 29, 30)… Because it speaks of the three processes of the wheat.
It goes on saying there on 27… [P .22]:
120 Polycarp, which was a disciple of John, carried the Word on. And from Polycarp came Irenaeus. And Irenaeus, the great man of God who believed the very same Gospel that we believe, “The Word is ripe.” The church trying to squeeze It out.
121 Finally it come to Nicaea, Rome, and there she fell into the ground, after Saint Martin, and was murdered ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «Nicaea». Saint Martin believed the same thing we believe. He stood the same thing; the baptism of the Holy Ghost, the baptism in water in Jesus’ Name. He stood in the very same thing that we do. And he was a prophet, and believed the full Word of God. And finally they were crucified, and mashed into the ground, and laid there for hundreds of years, until it rotted the outside, Seed. The old bodies has rotted away. I’ve been in Saint Angelo, in the catacombs, and see where they died, and their broken bones and everything. They finally rotted till their bones were gone, but the Life was still there.
122 The corn of wheat [WSS] «the Church» that fell into the ground on…at the Nicaea Council, begin to sprout again, in Martin Luther ([JBP] there we see the first step; further on we see where he writes it). Like any corn coming up, or wheat; after the seeds rot, the life springs forth. And it begin to bring forth in Martin Luther. What did he do, the first thing? Reject the denomination of Catholicism, protested that it was wrong. For, he said, “The just shall live by faith.” What was it? A little weak Life that put up a couple little shoots. That was the Luthers. It sure don’t look like the grain [WSS] «Church» that went in the ground, but the Life is coming out now.
123 Then it went on to a stalk. Then what happened? In the days of John Wesley ([JBP] there we have the second step), what did he do when he brought out sanctification? He stayed with the Word. And what did it do? The Lutherans had organized and made an organization, so it was time for something to happen. The masterpiece [WSS] «the Church-Bride» is being built now [WSS] «the Masterpiece». What did he do? What did he do? He protested that Anglican church, came out in the reformation as a tassel. What is it? The seed is coming to Life, growing now.
124 Now, the stalk doesn’t look like the seed, neither does the tassel.
125 Now, Pentecostal brethren throughout the nations, I want you to listen, my brother. If this is the last Message I’ll ever preach, This is my masterpiece. Do you notice when the wheat’s… the corn of wheat that falls into the ground, when it begins to form back to its—its grain again?
126 Watch nature. Nature, exactly, is God. God working in nature, it’s all He can. But from the Pentecostal revival, as they think, was the Seed; it wasn’t. Now watch. But something come forth just like the Seed. Now watch what Jesus said, in Saint Matthew 24:24, that, “The two spirits at the last days would be so close together it would deceive the Elected if possible.”
127 Now, that stalk don’t look nothing like a seed; neither does the tassel look like a seed. But notice now, not in Luther’s day, but in the last day [WSS] «last day».
128 The first thing. There is wheat farmers setting here. The first thing that comes forth on a wheat seed, you would almost think it was a seed, but (what is it?) it’s the husk ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «pentecostal». It forms a little outside thing, like, to hold the seed. It forms a husk. But the husk is not the seed, no more than the tassel or the stalk was. It’s only a carrier of the life, the corn of wheat, then. Saint John 12, you see, Jesus speaking.
129 The wheat, after the tassel (after Wesley), puts forth the husk, which is the foremost like the grain of anything else. The husk is more like the grain. It’s coming more like the grain all the time, the one that went in the ground. And when it comes forth, the stalk, it’s got Life in it, but it sure isn’t the grain. Comes forth the tassel, the pollen, it still isn’t the grain. And then it comes forth the husk, and it’s just in the shape of the wheat, just exactly like the grain of wheat, but yet it isn’t the wheat. Just exactly in the same shape, perfectly.
130 The Pentecostals come out just like the wheat would. Each one comes out from the other, coming out from the other, but they’re only a carrier. They go to denomination. And that’s what Pentecost did, went to denomination. And what did Pentecostal do when it come out just like the grain? It went right back, like in Revelation 17, to one of the sister denominations. That’s exactly what. That’s what Jesus said.
131 Now watch. The Gospel is going to come out through Luther [WSS] «1», through Wesley «2», into Pentecost «3», and at the last days it’ll deceive the very Elected if it’s possible. The Elected! Oh, Pentecostal brethren, can’t you see?
132 The wheat in its first beginning is just like the seed, when it begins to form like the seed, but it’s the husk. It denominated, exactly done the same thing they did down here in Luther. In Revelation 17, it proves the same thing, of the churches.
133 Now, the grain Seed, in the original, fell at Nicaea, for it was the first denomination.
134 Notice here, the Life that was in the stalk, tassel, all now ends up in the Seed. The Life that come out of the original Seed, come up through different processes (three different processes), and then turns back till Its original condition. Hallelujah! Oh, my! I’m the happiest person in the world, that God has let me see This. Watch how perfect the Word and these (nature) works together.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «the 3 processes of the wheat to return to the original».
135 Just like we prove the resurrection; rise, the sun; setting of the sun; rising again.
The leaf going out of the tree, down in, the sap into the root; and comes back up, and—and the leaf comes back up with it again. It falls on the ground; the life of the tree sucks it right back, the calcium and potash, and brings it right up to another leaf again.
[JBP] Remember what we read a couple of days ago,8 where the sap… that is, all of that of the tree goes to the roots, and he wrote there: [WSS] «Rev 22:16». And that same Life is the one that again emerges to the Church-Bride in this end time.
 …the life of the tree sucks it right back, the calcium and potash, and brings it right up to another leaf again.
See, all nature, everything works right with—with the Word of God. And here it is, exactly, perfectly in these Church Ages. That’s the reason the Holy Ghost came down and drawed those things, and made them out for us the way He has. That’s exactly.
136 Notice, here, the Life that was in the husk. In the stalk, and in the tassel, in the husk, all gathers in the Seed. And the Life that was in the stalk, went, one went to make the other. Justification, made a way for sanctification; sanctification, made a way for the baptism of the Holy Ghost; the baptism of the Holy Ghost, made a way for the Holy Ghost Itself to come right down in perfection, back to the Word again, to manifest Itself.
[JBP] And he makes a drawing of the Cornerstone, and an arrow towards her.
137 But, what denominated, dies.
[JBP] That is why our age will not be denominationalized, because it is an age that will not die. It is an age that God allowed, as he wrote there: [WSS] “It will not denominate, because the ministries of Moses and Elijah will be there.”9 It says:
 Like Life, in Luther, went to make Wesley; and—and, from Wesley, It went to Pentecost; and, from Pentecost, to make the original Seed. On to Pentecost, comes out of the Wesley, until that time. The reason that Pentecost come out of Wesley, because it was no denomination, Pentecost was. Then Pentecost went to denominate, and (what did it do?) it turned to the husk. It looked like the real Thing.
138 And, anybody, how many ever seen a seed—a seed of wheat start to grow? What’s the first little thing? It’s just exactly like the seed, but it’s the husk.
See the three stages? Stalk; tassel, or the pollen; then the husk; and then, out of the husk, comes the original Seed. See? Not a Seed; it was the Life of the Seed, growing through this, to come to the Seed. Amen, amen! Do you see it? What is it? A resurrection, coming back to a Masterpiece again, like the One that went in.
[JBP] And he makes a drawing of the pyramid, with little rays.
139 Pentecost came out of the Wesley, because Wesley was an organization. Pentecost came out, as no organization, and then turned to one. It had to, to make the husk. The true Word of Life on it, was on its way then to the original Grain, through these stages. Through the stalk, then into the pollen; from the pollen, into the husk; and from the husk, It made Seed.
140 No, stalk, tassel, husk…
[JBP] And he makes a drawing of the pyramid, and writes: [WSS] «1, 2, 3», in Luther, Wesley and in the stage of the seventh age; and in the Age of the Cornerstone he writes: [WSS] «4».
 …living, they produced (in their early revival) a holder of a certain portion of the Seed Life; but, when they organized, the Life moved out of it. That’s proved by all history. Never an organization ever done a thing after it organized. It was dead. That’s right.
141 Watch, the Life is traveling on now. It’s moving on.
142 Notice, what they have done, all these have done, is proved by history just exactly the way the church has come, never to be useful to Him again. Organization is laid on the shelf. There never has been, in all the history, a church, after it organized, but what it died. And the organization died and never did raise again. Can’t you see it? Man who are blind, open your eyes! Nature and the Word co-ordinating together and proving it right here that This is the Truth, that it is the Truth. That Life leaves the stalk, to make the tassel; from the tassel, It makes the husk; and from the husk, It goes into the Original again. Notice, never again to be useful to Him.
143 How noticeable this life is, in its travel in the corn of wheat, than it is in the tree. God called His people like a tree; see, the life goes down, in a tree, and comes back up again; goes down and comes back up; see, it goes down and comes back up.
[JBP] And he also makes a drawing of the pyramid… and in the seventh age he writes: [WSS] «husk» and above, in the Cornerstone he writes: [WSS] «wheat today».
 But, in the corn of wheat, it goes up from the original stalk…through the stalk, tassel, and husk; and the thing that it passed through, dies, so it can’t get back through it again. What is it? It’s no use any more. It goes on to its perfection.
Amen! Don’t you see why He never used an organization? He can’t get back in it again. It’s dead. But the Life passes on, from one to the other. See, they put creeds, and inject. “Whosoever shall add one word, or take one Word out,” see, he is blocked off from It. It must be the Life Seed traveling on.
144 I’m using this in a parable now, of the Bride, the Masterpiece that’s coming forth. As the Masterpiece fell, ([JBP] He makes a drawing of the Pyramid, and where it says: [WMB] “the Masterpiece that’s coming forth,” he points an arrow towards the Cornerstone, and when he says: [WMB] “As the Masterpiece fell” and makes an arrow towards the ages and writes inside it): [WSS] «Nicaea» there is a Masterpiece rising. The Masterpiece fell at Pente-…at Nicaea, Rome, at Nicaea. After Nicaea, Rome, She’s come through a process, but She is coming right back again to that Masterpiece, perfected, ’cause She’s a part of that Word that was spoken by Him.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And in the book of The Ages, if you look there on page 186, 187, 188… A portion there says… We read here in this other book of The Ages. It says:10
The first son (Adam) was the spoken seed-Word of God. He was given a bride to reproduce himself ([JBP] he wrote next to it): [WSS] «1» ([JBP] real big). That is why the bride was given to him, to reproduce himself; to produce another son of God. But she fell. She fell by hybridization. She caused him to die.
The second Son [WSS] «2» (Jesus), also a spoken Seed-Word of God was given a bride like as was Adam. But before He could marry her, she also had fallen. She, like Adam’s wife, was put to the test whether she would believe the Word of God and live, or doubt the Word and die. She doubted. She left the Word. She died. ([JBP] And he writes next to it): [WSS] «your first love».
From a little group of the true seed of the Word, God will present Christ with a beloved bride. She is a virgin of His Word. She is a virgin because she knows no man-made creeds or dogmas. By and through the members of the bride will be fulfilled all that was promised of God to be made manifest in the virgin.
The word of promise came to the virgin Mary. But that Word of promise was He, Himself, to be made manifest. God was made manifest. He, Himself, acted at that time and fulfilled His own Word of promise in the virgin. It was an angel that had brought her the message. But the angel’s message was the Word of God. Isaiah 9:6. He fulfilled at that time all that was written of Him because she accepted His Word to her.
[JBP] I’m going to read that again so that you join that with the one from Monday (I believe it was) or Wednesday.11 It says:
It was an angel that had brought her the message ([JBP] there to Mary). But the angel’s message was the Word of God. Isaiah 9:6. He fulfilled at that time all that was written of Him because she accepted His Word to her.
([JBP] The same thing as the Church, the spiritual Mary, which is the Church-Bride of this time, she has accepted His Word).
The members of the virgin bride will love Him, and they will have His potentials, for He is their head, and all power belongs to Him. They are subject to Him as the members of our bodies are subject to our heads.
Notice the harmony of the Father and the Son. Jesus never did anything until it was first showed Him by the Father. John 5:19. This harmony is now to exist between the Groom and His bride ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «Mary = the Bride». He shows her His Word of life. She receives it. She never doubts it. Therefore, nothing can harm her, not even death. For if the seed be planted, the water will raise it up again. Here is the secret of this ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «there is no more death». ([JBP] And there will be no more death in our age; neither in the age, nor in us as individuals, because God will transform us). The Word is in the bride (as it was in Mary) ([JBP] Where did the Angel bring us the Word? To the Bride). The bride has the mind of Christ for she knows what He wants done with the Word. She performs the command of the Word in His name for she ([JBP] and the Name was in the Angel, and came with the Name) has “thus saith the Lord.” Then the Word is quickened by the Spirit and it comes to pass. Like a seed that is planted and watered, it comes to full harvest, serving its purpose.
Those in the bride do only His will. No one can make them do otherwise. They have “thus saith the Lord” or they keep still. They know that it has to be God in them doing the works, fulfilling His own Word ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «today». He did not complete all His work while in His earthly ministry so now He works in and through the bride. She knows that, for it was not yet time for Him to do certain things that He must now do. But He will now fulfill through the bride that work [WSS] «Lion» which He left for this specific time.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And he continues down there… You can later read all that he continues saying there.
It goes on to say here, to already finish this part [“THE MASTERPIECE”] [P. 26]:
145 Notice, the seed is coming up, that Life is coming up, not going back. There’ll be no more resurrection after this. The Life is coming up, to go to its perfection, a resurrection.
Notice, the husk put forth the—the…Notice, the husk puts the original Seed out of itself. In Revelation, the 3rd chapter, we find this.
146 Now remember, no other church was He put out of, in the Bible, of the Seven Church Ages. How many remembers it? He passed through the Church Age, to go on to make something else ([JBP] that is, He continued after the ages). But, this is It. There is nothing else. But the—the Sculptor has got back to perfection again, the Word. See? Don’t go back. How different It is. Yes. Oh!
147 And notice then, the husk, when it comes forth, looks just like the Grain. But when the Grain Life begins to leave the husk, to go in to make the Grain (the Bride), the husk opens up and excommunicates the Grain ([JBP] comes out of the husk; there is no longer communication). Is that right? Nature, that’s exactly what she did.
148 In—in Revelation 3, we find out the Laodicea Church Age put Him out. Now, see, it didn’t, back in the other ages, because there was something else yet to be made. It just passed through and went on to another. I’ve told you, all along, there is no more denominations coming. We’re at the end. And they put Him out because (why?) He—He—He’s the Word, again. He’s like the One that fell down there. He’s the same Doctrine that come forth from the beginning.
149 And when the Seed Word begins to grow forth, the husk puts It from itself. The Life leaves all the others, to follow It. That’s the true believers ([JBP] It is you and I. He makes a drawing of the pyramid, and points it from there towards the Cornerstone) they follow the Life wherever the Life goes.
150 Like in Israel, a perfect type, if we had time; I just got a few minutes left. But in a perfect type, in the beginning, everywhere that Pillar of Fire went was Life. God was that Light ([JBP] what we had read): [WSS] «God is Light». And I don’t care if it was midnight, or whether they was in a good selected place; when that Pillar of Fire moved, the trumpet sounded and Israel moved with It.
[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «There is life where the Pillar of Fire, God is».
[JBP] And where did brother Branham see the Pillar of Fire? In a Great Tent Cathedral; he saw It there. That is, he, beforehand, God showed him where the Pillar of Fire was going to be working later on, the Pillar of Fire: [WSS] «Rev 10:6».
 Hallelujah! And when the trumpet sounded, Martin Luther moved out with It. And he organized, killed…not he hisself; the men after him. And then God took the Life out of that, brought It on, laid it down in the grave.
151 Then out come Wesley. He saw that big organization, so he sounded a trumpet, of sanctification, more of the Word. See? When he did, out they moved, right out of—right out of Luther, right into Methodist ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «from Luther to Wesley».
152 And when Pentecost saw It, they sounded a—a trumpet, it’s time for the return of the gifts. See what they did? They sounded a trumpet, and out they come. Then they organized.
But, remember, after the husk, that’s three stages we know of, there is nothing else left but the Grain. O God! And then the Grain is put out of all of it.
[JBP] And he draws the ages at the bottom, and writes: [WSS] «1» «2» «3» of the fifth, sixth and seventh age; and in the Cornerstone he writes: [WSS] «4».
 Amen and amen! Seed Words begins to form Itself, Life is brought forth out of…Now notice, if the Bridegroom, the beginning, the first, Bridegroom… This is the Bride coming forth.
153 Remember, the Church begin at Pentecost, and It fell at Nicaea.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And we would have to pause there, to continue here in the study, because we haven’t even started; but let’s pause on that topic. And later we could gather other places where He takes us, to see this trajectory of the Church from Her beginning, and how it reaches that stage of maturity, which is our age: The Age of the Cornerstone, where the wheat matures completely, where the Sun of Righteousness hits us hard with that strong Sun until He transforms us.
PASTORS SHEPHERDING THE SHEEP OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST WITH SCIENCE AND INTELLIGENCE
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico
So when Christ completes His Church, comes out of the Throne of Intercession, He will no longer be a High Priest, but begins the work of King, of Lion.
([JBP] See? the work that he… there we read, where he wrote: [WSS] «Lion»; the Work that hadn’t been completed).
And that stage: there will no longer be Blood on the Mercy Seat. From then on, no more people will be added to the Mystical Body of Christ, because the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ will have been completed; but there will be mercy for many people who will be impacted by that great blessing that is coming, and they will give their lives for Christ in the great tribulation.
All that is linked to the Third Pull, which will be for the Bride, for the wise virgins, for the Church (that is, the foolish virgins), and for the world.
In other words, what is in the Divine Program to be manifested on behalf of God in the Last Day, is a manifestation and a spiritual awakening that will impact the entire world.
Many things will also happen at that time, and nature will be crying out in labor pains to give birth to a new world, a new environment.
THE PURPOSE OF THE SIGNS
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Monday, 23 of march of 2009
Minatitlan, Veracruz, Mexico
So there is a very great blessing for God’s elect; and we have to watch for those signs.
The sign of the end of the world, the sign for the end of the Dispensation of Grace, is the appearance of the Angels that will carry out the Harvest; those are the ministries of Moses and Elijah emerging in the midst of the people of God.
In the Church of the Lord they will arise, because it is the Church where the Holy Spirit is throughout the history of the Church; and from there, later on, He will connect with the Hebrew people, to call and gather 144,000 Hebrews, 12,000 from each tribe.
THE PREDICTED SEAL
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Friday, 1st of November, 2013
Buenos Aires, Argentina
We are living in the most glorious time of all times, where from one moment to another the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ will be completed, and then Christ will come out from the Throne of the Father, will claim the Title Deed, will take it, will open it in Heaven, and will do His Reclaiming Work as Lion; no longer as Lamb and no longer as High Priest but as Lion, as King. And then will begin that glorious stage of claiming all that has been redeemed by Christ with His Blood.
([JBP] See how there is a time and a stage of the Claim).
Therefore, this Book sealed with seven seals is so important that it is in the right hand of God.
It is the most important Book in Heaven, it is the Lamb’s Book of Life, it is the Title Deed of eternal life, it is the Title Deed of all Creation.
And it will come to the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, because believers in Christ are heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ our Lord. (Romans, chapter 8, verses 14 and on). And if they are heirs, then the Title Deed of that inheritance will come to those heirs and joint-heirs with Christ.
That is why Christ, as the Heir of all Creation, takes it and shares it with His joint-heirs, which is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
From Seal number Four onwards, are predicted seals; which will be fulfilled and then will be opened to the public, so that they may know how they were fulfilled ([JBP] first they are fulfilled and then they are opened, made known), what was inside each one of those seals.
• Three seals have already been opened, and it is already history that is known to believers in Christ who have read the messages of Reverend William Branham; through which, God through His Spirit in him, revealed the mysteries contained in the First, Second and Third Seals, and how they were fulfilled.
• And now, the Fourth Seal is a predicted seal, which will be fulfilled in this end time;
• and the Fifth Seal has to do with the Jews;
• and the Sixth Seal also has to do with the Jews;
• and the Seventh Seal has to do with the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, because it is the Coming of the Lord; and also a part has to do with the Jews.
([JBP] Remember that the Son of Man comes with His Angels. What the Seventh Seal is for the Church, the Coming of the Lord, is the Seventh Trumpet for the Hebrews, which are the ministries of Moses and of Elijah).
Therefore, if the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Seals are predicted seals, although in many of them it is said what is going to happen, there we stay and read what the Holy Spirit said through Reverend William Branham regarding the Fourth Seal, the Fifth Seal, the Sixth Seal and the Seventh Seal.
The Sixth Seal is with Israel. They are the Two Olive Trees, they are Moses and Elijah: the ministries of Moses and Elijah repeating in the Last Day with the Jews.
(…) There will be another difficult stage for Israel during the great tribulation: Jacob’s squeeze (from Jeremiah, chapter 30); there will come a difficult situation for Israel, but that will already be in the great tribulation. That is in Revelation, chapter 12, verses 1 to 17, all that will happen there.
And now, that is a predicted seal. As the Fourth Seal (the Fourth Seal is a predicted seal of what is going to happen), also the Fifth Seal: it speaks of something already historical and something that is in the future, which corresponds to the fellow servants and their brethren who will be dead like them, they will also be martyrs; those will be the ones who will be listening to the Message that the Two Olive Trees will bring them, the ministries of Moses and Elijah, which then the beast will kill them.
And the Sixth Seal are the ministries of Moses and Elijah, of the Two Olive Trees; and the Sixth Seal is opened with a terrible earthquake. In other words, there are many things that are going to happen under the opening of those seals.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Look here in the book of Quotations, on page 135, paragraph 1199, it says:12
1199 – “ In that day the Son of man will be revealed.” What? To join the Church to the Head, unite, the marriage of the Bride. The Bridegroom call will come right through this ([JBP] he makes a drawing of the Cornerstone and an arrow towards her), when the Son of man will come down and come in human flesh to unite the two together. The Church has to be the Word, He is the Word, and the two unites together, and, to do that, it’ll take the manifestation of the revealing of the Son of man. Not a clergyman. I—I don’t know, I… Do you see what I mean? See, it’s Son of man, Jesus Christ, will come down in human flesh among us, and will make His Word so real that it’ll unite the Church and Him as one, the Bride, and then She’ll go Home to the Wedding Supper. Amen. She’s already united, see, we go to the Wedding Supper, not to the marriage. “…fill your flesh…self, of all the flesh of mighty men, ’cause the marriage of the Lamb has come.” But, the Rapture, is going to the Wedding Supper. When, the Word here unites with the person, and they two become one. And then what does it do then? It manifests the Son of man again ([JBP] and he draws an arrow towards the Cornerstone, and a Star of David), not the church theologians. The Son of man! The Word and the Church becomes one. Whatever the Son of man done, He was the Word, the Church does the same thing.
[JBP] He writes: [WSS] «manifests the Son of Man again in flesh».
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And it goes on to say here (I’m on page 4) [Bible study]:
While they are not open as to their fulfillment and process of fulfillment, we don’t see what it says here; but then, when each thing is being fulfilled, we will see it, and we will be studying it as these seals are being fulfilled, which are predicted seals.
([JBP] That is, we will be studying that while that is being opened).
And the Seventh Seal is the Coming of the Lord, which is the greatest mystery, not only on Earth but also in Heaven; of which Christ said that no one, not even in Heaven, no one in Heaven knows that mystery; not even the angels know; not even the angels know the day and hour of the Coming of the Lord.
Therefore, we pray to God, we ask Him to strengthen us and affirm us more and more each day in His Word, in His Message for this end time; and help us to hold on tight, like Jacob to the Angel of God, to the Angel of the Covenant, whom Jacob held on to; which was, nothing less: Christ.
So Israel will also hold on in this end time when they see Him. And we are going to leave that alone there, because God still has some time to go back to deal with the Hebrew people; now it is the turn of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
From the Day of Pentecost onwards, it is the turn of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ under the New Covenant; and God, when He has completed His Church and transformed the living, and has resurrected the dead in eternal bodies; after that is that He will deal with Israel. And Israel will say: “This is the one we are waiting for.” As they saw Joseph among the gentiles, there in Egypt, they will see the Coming of the Lord in the midst of His Church and with His Church.
What Israel is waiting for, the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ will have: The Coming of the Lord. They will believe, but they have their time. Now it is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ turn to believe in order to prepare for her transformation and catching away to Heaven, to be at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And to finish this introduction, there is a message that he preached… in San Luis Potosi, and look what he says there in one part. He says… This was a meeting of pastors, but look here something very outstanding that he talks about. He says:
WORDS OF GREETINGS TO THE PASTORS
(“The duality of the second Adam: The great mystery of Christ and His Church”)
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Thursday, August 12, 2010
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
We have the other samples of what will be the Third Pull in the midst of the Church. The other one was the creation of squirrels: that is creation by the spoken Word; we find that squirrels to eat, it speaks of food.
We find that Reverend William Branham speaks of food for each age; he speaks of food for the Lutheran age, food for the Wesleyan age, food for the Pentecostal age… For the Pentecostal age he symbolizes it, it seems that it is in chickens, right? Or in rabbits; rabbits and so on.
And then, “squirrels,” what food will it be representing? Well the spiritual food for the Age of the Cornerstone, that food being brought by the creative Word.
And now: “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his Lord hath made ruler over His House (His Church), to give them food in due season (the Word)? Verily I say unto you, that when his Lord comes, shall find so doing (that is, giving them that Food): That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.” That is in Matthew, chapter 24, verses 41 to 47, around there.
And that Food is the Word of God for the Last Day. The faithful servant, to whom his Lord when He comes… In other words, the servant who is in the House of God, the messenger who is in the House of God giving the spiritual food, the Word of God for that time; which is represented in the squirrels that were created.
They weren’t there; therefore, that speaks to us of a dispensational Message that wasn’t there, and is brought into existence by the creative Word, by the Word of God.
And by the Word of God it will be confirmed; it will be shown through the Word and by the Word. And that is the Food for the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Last Day, which will give her the faith to be transformed and taken with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
Now, we can see that there are different places where that created Word was given and squirrels were created. In one place, on a tree branch; on another tree that couldn’t be possible; and so on; the creative Word was spoken and became a reality.
And that is the Third Pull. The Third Pull, notice, is for the Church-Bride: place where it can be made a reality. It is also for the foolish virgins: a more difficult place. It is also for the world: a very difficult place; but it will work in the midst of the world, in the midst of the lost also; because the Third Pull is for the lost, who no longer have a chance.
That Third Pull —the creative Word being spoken—, will be spoken in the midst of the Church, in the midst of the foolish virgins, and in the midst of humanity, of the world, which no longer has hope. And it is going to work effectively everywhere. It is going to be brought, that food for all: A Food, the Word that they will be able to eat, they will be able to receive, they will be able to give testimony that it is the Word of God.
Through that creative Word, miracles will also be performed. Miracles, notice, have to do with things that will be created. Reverend William Branham says that God is going to create even body members that some people are missing; whether they are eyes, or arms, and so on.
And even more: He is going to bring about the resurrection of the dead and the transformation of those of us who are alive. ([JBP] what will produce all of that? The Word being spoken). The resurrection of the dead, represented in the resurrection of the little fish, and the transformation of us who live.
[JBP] Remember that he said on one occasion: [WMB] “look how the resurrection moves”13; and he is speaking of the Tent: [WSS] «the Tent and the resurrection», [WMB] “see how it moves.” It says:
[WSS] And what else are we missing, Miguel? Salvation for the children of sister Hattie Wright. In other words, he will be speaking salvation for the relatives of the believers, for the sons, the daughters and so on.
And all that will be done by the Spirit of Christ, the Holy Spirit in the midst of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Just as it was said to the Reverend William Branham: “Say what you will, and it shall be done”… Notice, that also speaks of adoption, an adopted son, typified in the Reverend William Branham.
And the ministry that will be adopted in the Last Day is the ministry that the Holy Spirit will be operating, the ministries of Moses, Elijah and Jesus; those are the ministries of the Coming of the Son of Man with His Angels in the Last Day. And they will be in the midst of the Church of the Lord. And then the Jews will say: “This is the one we are waiting for.”
When they see Him working in the midst of the Church-Bride, they will recognize Him.
[JBP] And he, at the end of this message, look at what he says here:
[WSS] And the topic that was for the ministers ([JBP] which was the one I read to you, which is the topic he was supposed to talk about there), that topic has been pending for more than 30 years; and we are not going to give it here. That may be in The Tent Cathedral.
[JBP] And at the end he says:
So the cells of faith are multiplying, and then he has a greater faith, faith grows; just as through food the cells multiply, grow, cells upon cells. If you don’t eat, then there are no cells that can multiply; the ones you have, die and life is over; but if you eat, then the cells multiply, cells growing, strengthening the cells with food.
Make good use of the time, so that we may be prepared.
When this mystery that you had for me here: “THE DUALITY OF THE SECOND ADAM: THE GREAT MYSTERY OF CHRIST AND HIS CHURCH”… That mystery is going to be opened under the Seventh Seal, it is linked to the Seventh Seal, it is linked to the whole Program of God for this end time.
Therefore, pray much for those blessings that God has promised, and be attentive listening to the Word, so that when the mystery is opened, you will not stumble; for he who is not prepared always stumbles.
He who is prepared and his faith is well strengthened, well increased, the only thing he will be able to say: “I expected that this would be so.”
[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It has been a great privilege to be able to introduce this topic today, under these portions, which are of great growth for all of us. And all this also has to be made known to that denominational world, which will soon receive the Message, so that they don’t receive the mark of the beast, the seal of the beast, in the great tribulation; where the beast will be sealing everyone with his image, with his number and all that; and they have to know these things so that they don’t receive the mark on their foreheads, nor on their hands.
Remember, brother William said that [WSS] “in their foreheads is: the knowledge of the trinity. And in their hands, it is: to do his will.” That is why he said that [WSS] “there will come a time when you have to run with the Message, before they stop it,” because things are going to be spoken that are going to produce a great squeeze; and before that happens, you have to distribute everything quickly, so that it reaches all the children of God: the Bride; and also to that denominational group, which is soon going to exit.
We are in a very important time, the time where God is fulfilling what He promised. It is not surprising what is happening; what happens is that it is in such a simple way that it is overlooked by those who are not expecting it the way it is.
1 57-1006 – “Questions and Answers on Hebrews #3,” p. 38, para. 822
2 64-1205 – “The Identified Masterpiece of God,” p. 19, para. 124
3 64-0214 – “The Voice of the Sign,” para. 178
4 58-0128 – “The Oneness of Unity,” p. 10, paras. 77-88
5 62-1104M – “Blasphemous Names,” p. 27, para. 215
6 John 20:19-22
7 64-0705 – “The Masterpiece,” p. 20, paras. 108-119
8 Study “The Morning Star,” 8/30/2022 (Tuesday), page 48 of the booklet
9 1978-11-11 “The Coming of the Cornerstone,” p. 32: [WSS] The only thing that can keep this Age of the Cornerstone from being denominated is for that dual ministry, that ministry of those Angels, to remain in that age; because if it goes away, then the other ministers come, and the devil can deceive them by saying, “No, so-and-so means so-and-so, so-and-so means so-and-so”; and there it is that then…, you know, then there it is that they add to it and take away from it.
Study “A Message of Separation,” 8/6/2022 (Saturday), p. 25 of booklet
10 The Ages, The Pergamean Church Age, p. 171
11 Study “The Morning Star,” 8/30/2022 (Tuesday)
12 64-0816 – “Proving His Word,” p. 44, para. 236
13 56-0224 – “Jehovah-Jireh,” p. 19, paras. 49-50”