September 9, 2022 Activity

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Bible Study for September 9, 2022

Rev. José Benjamín Pérez
Friday, September 9, 2022
Cayey, Puerto Rico

BIBLE STUDY #236
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2022

TITLE: THE MYSTERY OF THE FOURTH WATCH
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Thursday, October 16, 1997
(Second activity)
Arequipa, Peru

Scripture: Matthew 14:22-27

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] We look in the Gospel according to Luke, in chapter 12… He read the Scripture of Matthew, chapter 14, in this message, from verse 22 to 27, and there he speaks of the fourth watch, when Jesus went to them walking on the sea. But let’s read chapter 12, to there read what he wrote here in this part of the Bible, so that we may have it. It says, from verse 35 of chapter 12 of Luke, it says:

35 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;

36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.

37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.

38 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

[WSS] «2nd watch: 12 to 3 am».

[WSS] «3 to 6 am: 3rd watch».

39 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

[WSS] «fourth watch: 6 to 9 am».

And he makes a drawing of the pyramid, where he draws an arrow from: “cometh,” towards the Cornerstone.

[JBP] And at the top he writes:

(To the right)

[WSS] «The hour= 1st, 2nd or 3rd hour of the 4th watch».

[JBP] And towards the left side he writes, as if writing from right to left, like the Jews; he writes backwards, you will see it in… he writes backwards:

[WSS] «= first, second, third, 41 years and 8 months».

[JBP] That is, because one hour is 41 years and 8 months, which are of the three hours of the fourth watch, which is 125 years.

He writes:

[WSS] «shtnom 8 dna sraey 14 ,driht ,dnoces ,tsrif = The hour = 1st, 2nd or 3rd hour of the fourth watch».

And we continue to read here what he writes, which says:

[WSS] «The Day = Last Day — 7th millennium».

«The watch = the 4th watch = the first 125 years of the 7th millennium».

 

JEHOVAHNISSI
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, August 30, 1998
Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico

Now, being that a day before the Lord is as a thousand years, how much is an hour then? If a day is a thousand years (a day before the Lord is a thousand years for human beings), and a day has 24 hours: we divide 24 hours by 1000 years and we get how many? 41 years with 8 months. ([JBP] Remember that everything is according to the divine, prophetic calendar, based on 360 days a year). That is one hour before God, according to this divine rule ([JBP] see that is a divine rule?) that one day before the Lord is like a thousand years, this prophetic table.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In this part of the notebook he writes… he makes the drawing of the pyramid: [WSS] «1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7», and writes: [WSS] «125, 125, 125…», until reaching… let’s see, so that you see it here, until reaching… [WSS] «125», the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and the eighth 125. Because there he divides: 1000 divided by 8, equals to those seven stages and the eighth, which is the Age of the Cornerstone.

[JBP] And below he writes:

[WSS] «A 24 hour day (with night), is divided into 8 watches, of 3 hours each watch. And the Church of the Lord has been going through those 8 watches, and it is currently found in the eighth watch».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] That is, the first 125 years of the seventh millennium, which corresponds to the fourth watch: from 6 to 9 in the morning.

It says [Bible study]:

This is the same prophetic table used in these watches. And these hours of these watches, of which Christ asks and also says that no one knows at what hour the Son of Man will come, He is referring to these hours of the watches, in relation to the fact that one day before the Lord is like a thousand years for human beings.

And if 1 hour before the Lord is 41 years with 8 months, the 3 hours of the fourth watch of the Last Day, of the seventh millennium…; the first 3 hours of the seventh millennium are…; those first 3 hours before God of the Last Day, are 125 years for human beings; because 41 years with 8 months, multiplied by 3, is 125 years.

That is the fourth watch…

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Now, let’s see something here. I also stopped a little bit because I was getting…, let’s see if… to corroborate if I had counted correctly.

Let’s see: If we take a base of 360 days, that is, according to the prophetic calendar, according to the prophetic table, if we count from March 30, 2019… Let’s say, counting that day. If we start saying, that is: 1, then we would have until December 31, how many days with the months? Let’s see if I got it right: it would be 277 days, counting the 30th day. That is, counting that day it would be 277 days.

Check and see… No. You have to add all the days it has. That is, if it is… the month has 31 days, then you have to count that day as 1 day. That is…, because we are taking out all the days there are, lived. In other words, you have to count…, if the month is of 31 days, then you have to count that day as 1 day; and then you round everything up to 30 days, and then you get the 1260 days, which are 42 months, which are three and a half years.

But it was good to clarify that one. You can’t take the basis of… You have to add up all the days that have been lived, running.

Now, in 2020 it is… that was the year… I think that year had February 29; it would be 366 days, there you add that one too.

In 2021 it would be 365 days; and it is already 1008 days.

And in 2022… (help me if the count is right). In 2022, until the 30th… (Let’s see, August has 30, right? August has 31). Until the 31st, it gives us 243 days.

In other words, there would be… 9 days left to reach the 252 days that are missing, after the 1008 days. And that gives: 1260 days, that would fall on today.

In other words, today… If we don’t count the 30th day and we start counting on March 31, it would be tomorrow; but today, if we count it saying that the 30th day was the day he left his body (let’s say), from that day that God took the messenger: today: September 9 of this year 2022, would fall the 3 and a half years of time that we have of the departure of this dimension of our brother William Soto Santiago.

That is according to the prophetic calendar; based on what we are reading here; because it is a very important date. (As we are speaking, if you are corroborating, to be sure, sure that what we are talking about is correct).

In other words, today we would be exactly three and a half years from the date when he left our midst; which, that represents something very important in the Divine Program.

Brother Miguel was talking about just that, in other words, about dates also. We are not saying that this is the same as we are… but, look how we are there in the same line.

Knowing the mystery of when the mystery of the great tribulation begins, which is here; we subtract the three and a half years that brother Miguel said, and we know where we are.

And God is perfect in His dates, He is not fumbling, but He is perfect in His dates. We are already seeing the future dates as they are being fulfilled, so we don’t go talking about things so that later we are inclined to fanaticism: “Hey, but there is still a long way to go,” or: “Hey, but it won’t be long now!” And we better leave that alone so that it is by faith that we are awaiting, waiting for the promise of our transformation.

As brother Branham says: [WMB] “If the transformation is tomorrow, may I be found with my boots on,” something like that; or rather: [WMB] “If I am sowing potatoes, then sowing potatoes.”1

But we are closer than we imagine. So when he was saying, [WSS] “Benjie we are closer than you imagine,” and then he says to me, [WSS] “Benjie we are closer than I imagine (or I imagined).”

Because one seeing all that and knowing everything that is involved in that ministry, which has a time lapse before that Scripture of Revelation 11 is fulfilled; that ministry, before… And already the time of the great tribulation, which are three and a half years (that are already marked); that is why brother Miguel read there [WSS] “If you locate when the great tribulation begins,”2 then there, automatically everything is already clearer as to the time in which we are living.

Because that prophetic ministry, which was reflected in dispensational and age messengers, and in the messenger of the first age: the apostle Saint Paul; and more broadly in the Reverend William Branham, was reflected that ministry, which in the Last Day would be operating in a place under Tent.

The way God is fulfilling it is a simple way. We don’t know since when (that ministry) God places it as the beginning until the prophecy of Revelation 11 is fulfilled, where they are killed. But that ministry will not be (let’s say), they will have it there; because they will begin to mock him and everything. They will not bury him, because this time it will not be like in the time of Jesus that they quickly started to say: “That was that the disciples hid him”; and paid the soldiers there: “You say that it was that the disciples took Him away.”3 This time they will be there.

And it is the occasion where the ministry of Elijah in his fifth manifestation will fulfill the same thing that Elijah fulfilled in his first manifestation; because it says in Revelation 11, that they will see him ascending.4 In other words, the first and the fifth will fulfill that promise.

He has it written; we will look it up later. I wasn’t going to talk about that but since it came to my mind… ([WMB] “the thought,”5 says brother Branham, when…; it is how God works).

What Elijah in his fifth manifestation fulfills, as it is a double mystery, what he didn’t fulfill under the manifestation that we had in human flesh, he fulfills in that second portion of Elijah. Because we didn’t see him fulfilling that promise; therefore, there must be a veil of flesh in which he fulfills that promise.

It can’t be a body that comes glorified —as it is going to come with those of the sixth dimension— to fulfill that; it has to be a veil of flesh.

And today marks that date. Although on September 30 we also remember that day. But according to the prophetic calendar, from that date of 2019, March 30: today those three and a half years are fulfilled before God; that we have to keep in mind.

He goes on to say… And you have already confirmed it? Is it ok? Tomorrow, if you don’t count March 30; verify it… Today or tomorrow, then… We have to see it, we have to count it well, well; maybe you have a leap day, maybe you are not adding it up. Look to see which day falls on February 29, two thousand…; maybe that day is the one you are having… But one more day, one less day, in these days we must be aware of those dates.

On Sunday we can corroborate well, well. While we are talking, if you can corroborate it…; because even if there is that little doubt, it is not good; it is not good that there is any doubt.

[Bible study reading continues]:

 

THE SEVENTH SEAL AND THE FOURTH WATCH
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Saturday, May 23, 1998
(Second activity)
San Salvador, El Salvador

Now notice, “at even” were the first years of the Church of Jesus Christ, from the time the Church of Jesus Christ was born on the Day of Pentecost until a certain time; and then, “or at midnight,” when the Church went into the dark ages; and then, “or at the cockcrowing,” this is relevant to the rooster crow, to the hours of 3 to 6 in the morning, where Christ was manifested through His three last messengers of the seven ages of the gentile Church, through Luther, Wesley and Reverend William Branham.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And it tells us in the message “THE RAPTURE,” which is a quote (and later we will read in the message); but in the book of Quotations there is an excerpt to read to you what he wrote here. On page 168 of the book of Quotations, paragraph 1500,6 it says:

1500 – “127 The night was not divided in hours, in the Bible time. It was divided in watches. There was three watches. Now, the first watch started [WSS] «Lutherans» at from nine until twelve. The second watch started from twelve to three [WSS] «Wesleyans». And the third ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «Pentecostals» watch of the night was counted from three to six. Now we got three, three three’s, which is a nine, imperfect number. Then we come back to the seven for the Rapture, which will take place, I believe, between six and seven o’clock… or six and nine o’clock, some morning.”

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «In the 4th watch».

«In a new disp. day».

«The rapture = from 6 am to 9 am».

[JBP] And also, at the bottom he makes a drawing of the pyramid, and writes: [WSS] «4th watch / from 6 to 9 am».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Now, he in the book of… in the message “THE RAPTURE,” he divides there…

(Here in the book of Quotations, in the three watches, he wrote: [WSS] «Lutherans», «Wesleyans» and «Pentecostals», and in the fourth watch, well it corresponds to the Age of the Cornerstone).

But look here how he divides and places… Let’s go to page 24 of the message “THE RAPTURE,”7 (reading this same excerpt that we read in the book of Quotations); it says:

127 The night was not divided in hours, in the Bible time. It was divided in watches. There was three watches ([JBP] at night).

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «the 7 ages of the Church».

[JBP] That is, the three watches of the night, he places it here in the seven ages. There he wrote: [WSS] «Luther, Wesley and Pentecostals», and here he writes: [WSS] «the 7 ages of the Church»; that is, they represent those three watches in the night.

[127] Now, the first watch started at from nine until twelve ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «three age. Ephesus, Smyrna and Pergamum». The second watch started from twelve to three ([JBP] he writes): [WSS] «Thyatira».

[JBP] Below, when he writes the “2nd watch,” he writes “Sardis” and “Philadelphia” as well; but here he only wrote: [WSS] «Thyatira».

[127] And the third watch of the night was counted from three to six ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «Laodicea». Now we got three, three three’s, which is a nine, imperfect number. Then we come back to the seven for the Rapture, which will take place, I believe, between six and seven o’clock…or six and nine o’clock, some morning… ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «8th Day».

[JBP] And at the bottom he writes:

[WSS] «1st watch — Ephesus, Smyrna and Pergamum».

[WSS] «2nd watch — Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia».

[WSS] «3rd watch — Laodicea».

[JBP] And there you have the seven ages in those three watches.

He goes on to say here… Look at this here, it says:

[127] …“For the trumpet of the Lord shall sound.”

([JBP] he is humming a song, it must be).

On that bright and cloudless morning when the dead in Christ shall rise,

And the glory of His resurrection share;

When His chosen ones shall gather to their homes beyond the sky,

When the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.

([JBP] Ah, yes, it is a song).

128 The word rapture, in the Bible, is not even used at all. We just put that word there. The Bible says, “caught up; being caught up.” We read here in Second Thessalonians…Or, First Thessalonians, it is the order of this great Rapture that will take place in the last days ([JBP] and he begins to read First Thessalonians, chapter 4, verse 13). Listen to this here. We’re going to begin here with 13th verse:

“…I would not have you…ignorant, brethren, concerning those which are asleep, that you sorrow not, even as others that have no hope.

For if we believe…Christ died and rose again, even so them…which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

For we say this unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain to the coming of the Lord shall not prevent… (That word prevent means to “hinder.”) …those that are asleep.

For the Lord himself shall descend…

Now listen close:

…the [WSS] «1» Lord himself shall descend from the heavens with a shout, and with the «2» voice of the archangel, and… the «3» trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:…”

129 Now I want you to notice a great thing taking place here now. Don’t miss this ([JBP] And we say that now too: “I want you to grasp that; don’t overlook it”). See? Now notice. The Word says here, in Second Thessalonians, that there is three things. Notice. From the 13th to the 16th verse, there is three things that has to happen before the Lord Himself appears. Quickly now, so we can close. See? The first thing happens… Notice: a shout [WSS] «1», a voice «2», a trumpet «3». Let’s read It now and see if that’s right. See?

130 Three things happens: A voice… [WSS] «1» A shout, «2» a voice, «3» a trumpet, has to happen before Jesus appears. Now, a shout… Jesus does all three of them when He’s descending.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And there is an excerpt that we were going to place it on Sunday, but since we are talking about… (and we continue to place all this here), but we are going to place it here then. It says:

 

VOICE OF ARCHANGEL
(Ministers Meeting)
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Friday, January 20, 2012
Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

And now, these three things are needed to be fulfilled: Shout, Voice of the Archangel and Trumpet of God, and then the dead in Christ will be resurrected first and those of us who are alive will be transformed.

We saw that the Shout is a messenger on Earth, we read it here on page 169, paragraph 1507 [Quotations]:8

1507 – “[152] Shout: a messenger getting the people ready. The second is a voice of the resurrection: the same voice, that, a loud voice in Saint John 11:38-44, that called Lazarus from the grave.”

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And he didn’t…, at least in this excerpt the quote is not complete, but let’s read it so you can see here everything he talked about.

Page 169 [Quotations]. (It is from the same message “THE RAPTURE,” [P. 28-29], a little further on the pages). He says [WMB] “Lazarus from the grave,” there he finished; and we continue (the same quote says, the continuation):

1507 – “[152] Getting the Bride together; and then the resurrection of the dead, see; to be caught up with It. Now watch the three things takes place. The next is what? Was a trumpet. A voice… [WSS] «1» A shout; «2» a voice; «3» a trumpet.

153 Now, the third thing, is a trumpet, which, always, at the Feast of Trumpets, is calling the people to the feast. And that’ll be the Bride’s Supper, the Lamb’s Supper with the Bride, in the sky.”

[JBP] And at the top he writes: [WSS] «Shout, Voice of Archangel, Trumpet of God».

[JBP] And also, beside it he writes: [WSS] «The Voice of the Resurrection».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] He goes on saying here (the same message, where we paused) [“VOICE OF ARCHANGEL”]:

[WSS] And now, we can see that the Voice or the Shout is the same as in Matthew, chapter 25, verse 10 to 13 [6]:

“And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.”

[JBP] And he in the quote… Remember that the Shout (we are going to see it later on), he says…, or let’s read it so you can see, he says:

Which was fulfilled through the ministry of the Holy Spirit through Reverend William Branham. But God left two great blessings for our time…

[JBP] But remember that the Scriptures have multiple fulfillments. And for example, look where he puts that Shout also.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] On page 168 also. May God help us to see this here, so we have this whole beautiful picture. Paragraph 1503, it says [Quotations]:9

1503 – “141 The first thing comes, when He starts descending from the Heaven, there’s a shout. What is it? Is a Message, to get the people together. A Message comes forth, first.”

[JBP] And he draws the Cornerstone, and an arrow coming from there, from the part of the “Shout” towards the Cornerstone.

But he was telling us there that the Shout was fulfilled by Reverend William Branham. But notice how also in the Age of the Cornerstone that Shout was fulfilled, because it was a Message brought to gather the elect. See?

We can’t only stay with the Shout of that preparation that the forerunner of the Second Coming of Christ made: Reverend William Branham, preparing the people for that next age, preparing the people for the Coming of the Lord; because that Scripture also has this other fulfillment: look how he points towards the Cornerstone; in other words, that Shout was also fulfilled in our age.

Now, we continue here… Let’s finish here [Quotations]:

1503 – “[141] What is it? Is a Message, to get the people together. A Message comes forth, first. Now, lamp-trimming time ([JBP] Do you see that this is also fulfilled in our time?, because we live seven stages too. And it is time to straighten up the lamps!), ‘Rise and trim your lamps.’ What watch was that? The seventh, not the sixth. The seventh, ‘Behold ([JBP] Remember that He comes as a thief in the night), the Bridegroom cometh. Rise and trim your lamps.’ And they did. Some of them found they didn’t even have any Oil in their lamp. See? But it’s lamp-trimming time.’ It’s Malachi 4 time. What He prom-… Is Luke 17.”

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And look at the two things that then here brother William says [“VOICE OF ARCHANGEL”]:

[WSS] Which was fulfilled through the ministry of the Holy Spirit through Reverend William Branham. But God left two great blessings for our time:

The Voice of Archangel, which is the Voice of Christ, which is the Voice of Archangel, Christ speaking to His Church in this end time and preparing her for the resurrection of the dead in Christ and the transformation of us who live.

And then ([JBP] there is that second one) the Trumpet of God has to be represented and it has to do with Leviticus, chapter 23, verse 24: The Feast of the Trumpets, which is linked to Israel, it is reflected with the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, but in its materialization for Israel it is linked to the ministries of the Angels of the Son of Man sent in Matthew, chapter 24, verse 31 where it says:

“And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect…”

And for the Church, for rapture or catching away, to go to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. And we are not going to explain much for the moment, of those two remaining parts.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And look here where he says… Let’s continue now on page 25, of the message “THE RAPTURE” [P. 24-25]:

130 Three things happens ([JBP] three different things): A voice… A shout, a voice, a trumpet, has to happen before Jesus appears. Now, a shout… Jesus does all three of them when He’s—He’s—He’s—He’s descending. A shout, what is the shout? It’s the Message going forth, first ([JBP] and he makes a drawing of the Cornerstone and he writes): [WSS] «from 6 to 9 am»([JBP] And remember in the book of Quotations what he writes there), the living Bread of Life bringing forth the Bride.

131 Now, God has a way of doing things. And He never changes His policy. He never changes His po-…He’s the unchanging God. In Amos 3:7, He said He would do nothing on the earth until first He revealed it to His servants the prophets.

[JBP] And look at what he writes here on the side. He says: [WSS] «God will do it through a prophet, the 3 things».

[JBP] And on page 9 of this same message, look at what it says here…, the last paragraph says [“THE RAPTURE”] [P. 9]:

47 God lotted His Word out to each age, and each one of those age has to manifest That. And He also foreordained men for that age, to fulfill that Word. Every time He lotted His Word, He lotted a man for it. When He lotted Moses’ time, He lotted Moses to it. When He lotted the time for the Son of God to be born, He lotted Him to it. Every age, He’s lotted His man, foreordained, as the Bible said. Nothing…

48 If God is infinite, Almighty, all powerful, omnipresent, omniscient, why, He knowed all things from the beginning. So, He knowed. There’s nothing out of cater. It’s just us that thinks it is. It’s everything run. Look back in His Word and see what He’s doing, then we’ll have an understanding.

[JBP] God knew all along, He knew that the messenger was going to come to a point where he had to leave, so that then that last part of those three (how does He say it there?) of those three things, that last part He would fulfill or would be fulfilling it as He has been fulfilling it when the Word is promised for a certain age, for He has to fulfill it in a man, to be brought to the people.

God doesn’t change His way, God doesn’t change His order.

And it goes on to say here (I’m on the message “THE RAPTURE,” page 25 at the end):

[131] And just as certain as He promised it, He’ll do it.

[JBP] In other words, He will fulfill it, He will vivify it. He will vivify that Word of First Thessalonians, chapter 4, when He says that “the Lord Himself with a Shout, with the Voice of the Archangel and the Trumpet of God,” He will make that Word quicken. He vivified it in the first part, in the second part and in the third part. In the third, therefore, He has to make it the same. He can’t change His way, His form.

As it says: [WMB] “God chooses the man, gives him his gift, his nature,” something like that. See? That is already… Look it up in the book of Quotations that says: [WMB] “He gives him his gift, he gives him his nature. He prepares the man (something like that), to…” page 80 of the book of Quotations:10

682 – “164 God doesn’t deal with groups of men. God deals with an individual, because men has different ideas. He’s built up different, in nature. God has to take that man, and mess him around, and pull him around, out of his own self, till He gets him in His nature. See? And then God deals with that person.”

[JBP] But, notice what he writes there: [WSS] «The nature of God in a man. God always uses a prophet».

[JBP] It must be that one: page 156, paragraph 1399 [Quotations]. Yes, that is the one. It says:11

1399 – “[55] …for that certain age, God’s predestinated that certain thing to happen and there’s not another thing can take its place. Care what it is, how many man-made achievements, nothing can take its place. He predestinated the man, maybe a ignorant man. He might have predestinated him another kind of a man. Whatever he is, He gives him his class, his—his gift, give him his nature, his style, and whatever it is, how he expresses himself, and whatever he does. He makes the man of the hour to catch the people of the hour. Right. He does it.”

[JBP] And look at what he writes here: [WSS] «To His prophet = he comes with the equipment for the age».

[JBP] Look at how beautiful that is!

Those excerpts there are also important. That is from the message “EVENTS MADE CLEAR BY PROPHECY,” and “THE GOD OF THIS EVIL AGE.” From there we can place for Sunday; to continue here a little bit ahead of where we are.

In the excerpt that we are reading, let’s finish it here, where it says… I’m in the message “VOICE OF ARCHANGEL”:

[WSS] “And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect…”

And for the Church, for rapture or catching away, to go to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. And we are not going to explain much for the moment, of those two parts that remain ([JBP] there we already connect).

Remember that these promises are for the Church, and Israel will also receive blessing. Israel is called under the Feast of the Trumpets at the Last Day, where the Seventh Trumpet corresponds to Moses and Elijah, the Two Olive Trees calling Israel and gathering them together.

That is why they haven’t been able to convert the Hebrew people to God in the way Christianity has wanted to do it, why? Because it is through this Trumpet of God that the Feast of the Trumpets will be fulfilled, which feast is celebrated, also called the New Year, that is, the new year for Israel; the secular new year is pointed out in the feast of the trumpets, but that is where it is linked to the proclamation of the divine judgment for mankind; under the message that is made known there, the day of vengeance of our God is revealed.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the book of The Seals, look at what it talks about what a Trumpet is when it is opened, what it produces; and also when a Seal is opened (Then this message… I think maybe it is not edited, perhaps, it is not corrected; but it will be corrected in the study). The Seals, 112 [page 134 in Eng.] at the bottom, it says:

135 Notice, Trumpets means political disturbance, wars. Matthew 24, Jesus spoke of it. He said, “You’ll hear of wars and rumors of wars, see, all the way down through.” You remember the… Jesus speaking that, “Wars, rumors and wars ([JBP] he writes): [WSS] «Trumpets = political confusion and wars / Seals — disturbances and religious wars», and rumors and wars, and plumb on down to the end.” Now, that’s the Trumpets sounding.

136 Now, when we get on the Trumpets, we’ll go back there and pick up each one of them wars, and show you that they followed them churches, show you they follow these Seals. “Wars and rumors of war.” But, Trumpet, denotes political disturbance.

137 Whereas, Seals deals with the religious disturbance.

[JBP] He writes: [WSS] «Trumpets = wars».

[WSS] «The opening of a Seal = brings a religious disturbance. What of the 7th Seal when it opens?».

[JBP] Which is what we will see on Sunday: “THE MYSTERY OF THE SEVENTH SEAL.”

See? A Seal is opened, a Message is dropped.

[JBP] On page 352 [page 415 in Eng.] it tells us something there; second paragraph, says [The Seals]:

[199] …then the Gospel and grace age come to the Gentile. And they come down, and God pulled one from here and there, and here and there, and put them away under the messengers; and here and there, and here and there, and put them away under the messengers.

200 And He sent forth the first messenger, and he preached, and a trumpet sounded; as we pick it up, after a while. And, then, the trumpet was declaring war. Trumpet always denotes war. The messenger, the angel come on earth, the messenger of the hour, like Luther’s, like any of the messengers that we’ve talked of. What does he do? He arrives; and a Seal opened, revealed; a trumpet sound, war declared, and away they go. And then the messenger dies. He seals away this group; they’re put in. And a plague falls upon those who rejected It. See?

201 Then it goes on, then they organize, get another organization. We’ve just come through it.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The messenger seals the group».

Then, here they come out with another power, see, another power, another age of the church, another ministry ([JBP] that is, there is another prophet, in whom God operates that other ministry). Then, when he does that, along comes God with His ministry, when the antichrist comes with his.

[JBP] [WMB] “At the same time the devil falls from heaven, the Holy Spirit goes up and comes incarnated in a man.” See?, how the Scripture is fulfilled again.

See, anti is “against.” They run side by side.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Page 146 [page 173 in Eng.], at the bottom says [The Seals]:

402 And at the same time that this devil falls out of Heaven and becomes incarnate in a man, the Holy Spirit goes up and comes down in carnate men.

[JBP] And that Scripture…, and he writes on the bottom: [WSS] «The Holy Spirit incarnate in a man».

[JBP] And [WMB] “when the devil falls from Heaven and incarnates in a man,” there is a part where he says that [WMB] “it is in the Judas of this time, which is the leader of the Catholic church, which is the pope.”12 That is where the devil, Satan, the man of sin, comes incarnated in all his fullness.

It goes on to say on page 352 [The Seals]:

[201] Then, here they come out with another power, see, another power, another age of the church, another ministry. Then, when he does that, along comes God with His ministry, when the antichrist comes with his. See, anti is “against.” They run side by side.

202 I want you to notice a little something. Just about the time that—that Cain come on earth, Abel came on earth. I want you to notice, just about the time that—that Christ came on earth, Judas came on earth. About the time that Christ went off of earth, Judas went off the earth. Just about the time that the—the Holy Spirit fell, the antichrist spirit fell. Just about the time the Holy Ghost is revealing Himself here in the last days, the antichrist is showing his colors, coming up through his politics and things. And just about the time the antichrist moves hisself fully on the stre-…on the scene ([JBP] See?); God moves Hisself fully on [WSS] «with Moses and Elijah», to redeem it all [WSS] «transform us». See, just run, just right together. And they’re, both, side by side. Cain and Abel! [Brother Branham claps his hands together once—Ed.] The crow and the dove, on the ark! Judas and Jesus!

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «God will come in His fullness in Moses and Elijah to redeem us, to transform us».

[JBP] It goes on to say on 113, where we paused… A little before that to connect here [The Seals]:

[137] And then the church is always so set up in its own political ways, and whatever more, and all of its dignitary. And when that real Message drops down, that messenger goes forth and he shakes them to pieces. That’s right. It’s religious disturbance when a Seal is opened. That’s what’s happened. Yeah. Yes.

138 They get all at ease in Zion. The church gets all settled down, and, “We got it all made.” Just like the church of England, they was all settled down. The Catholic church, all settled down, and along come Luther. There was a religious disturbance. Yes, sir! Sure was! Well, the church went on off, with Zwingli. And from Zwingli, come on down to different ones, and to Calvin. And after a while, the Anglican church settled down, and it was just at ease, and along come Wesley. There was a religious disturbance. That’s right. See, it always denotes a religious disturbance.

139 Now, the Seal. Let’s just read It a little bit now. I want to—to get this, just we’ll read It. I get to talking. I… “And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, (what happened?) and I heard, as it was the noise of a thunder,…”

140 Oh, how I’d like to dwell on that just a few minutes! And I hope now that all the peoples that know these things and are waiting for the consolation of the Lord [WSS] «the 2nd Coming of the Lord», will now study real close; and on the tapes, also, that you’ll think of this.

141 The first thing happened, when that Lamb broke that First Seal, a Thunder roared. Now, that’s got a significant. It’s got…It’s significant. It’s got a meaning. It’s a meaning. Nothing happens without a meaning. All right, a Thunder, a Thunder roared. Wonder what that Thunder was?

142 Now let’s read a little bit. Let’s turn to Matthew…No, let’s take Saint John, first. Saint John, 12th chapter, and just hold it a minute. Saint John, the 12th chapter. And now let’s begin with the 23rd verse of Saint John 12. Now listen here, now, real close, then you won’t have to wonder no more what it is. And Jesus answering them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.

143 See, you’re at the end of an age, there. His ministry is ending. See? “The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.”

144 What about, “The hour has come that when His Bride must be taken away”? What? The hour has come, that, “Time shall be no more.” The Angel is ready to set one foot on the land, and the other one on the sea, with a rainbow over Him, with feet, and say, “Time has run out.” ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «the Mighty Angel» ([JBP] and he draws a Star of David). And besides that, He raised up His hand and swore that “time would be no more,” when this happened. How—how perfect it is, a sworn affidavit to the Church!

[JBP] And he has it well marked there, where it says: [WMB] “How perfect it is, a sworn affidavit to the Church!” and he has it very marked in pen.

“…The hour has come, that the Son of man should be glorified.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it abides alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

He that loveth his life shall lose it; …he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there…also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

Now is my soul troubled;…”

145 You say, “Well, Him, coming to the end of the road, and you got trouble?” What does it make you think when some great spiritual something happens, that troubles you? Oh, my! Uh-huh!

“Now in my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this world, unto this hour.

Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.

The people said, that stood by, that heard it, they said… it thundered:…”

146 Then, when the Lamb took the Book and broke that First Seal, God spoke from His Eternal Throne [WSS] «Eternal Throne», to say what that Seal was, to be revealed. But when It placed before John, It was in a symbol. When John saw It, It was still a mystery. Why? It wasn’t even revealed right then. It cannot be revealed until what He said here, “at the end time.” But it come in a symbol.

147 When, the “thundered.” Remember, a loud clapping noise of a Thunder is a Voice of God. That’s what the Bible says, see, “a clap of Thunder.” They thought it was a thunder, but It was God. He understood It, for It was revealed to Him. See? It was a Thunder.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Let’s continue, because already… We can read 115 on Sunday, because there are some important quotes that he tells us that: [WMB] “What he needs is a man and a voice for the fulfillment of the Tent Vision.” We will already see on Sunday (and that with… with that page 115, we can also include it there), to continue moving forward today. We stopped a little there…

There is another place where he speaks… Let’s see here in the message “REVELATION, CHAPTER FOUR #3,”13 it says on page 19:

89 Now, these elders sitting upon the throne with his crown. Now, the 5th verse, we’re going to start: ‘And out of the throne proceeded lightnings…thunders…voices: and there was seven lamps on fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.’

[JBP] And he writes on the side: [WSS] «this is in the future».

90 Oh, I love this! Don’t you? Oh, I just feel like my coat fits me, you know. I just…when… Oh, I mean in a spiritual coat, of course, you know. All right.

91 “Out of the Throne.” Let’s speak of this Throne now for a few minutes. This was not a Throne of mercy. Mercy’s Throne is finished; no more mercy, it’s without mercy. How are we going…How the judgment seat going to be the judgment seat of Christ, the judgment seat, the White Throne Judgment? Is there going to be mercy then? There is not one stretch of mercy to be given. At the judgment Throne you could scream “mercy” till you couldn’t scream no more, and is, you just might as well scream out in the air somewhere, ’cause there’s no more mercy.

92 Now is the day of mercy! Now, let’s go back in the Old Testament here just a little bit and find out what mercy is ([JBP] he writes on the side): [WSS] «the Throne of Judgment». Go on back and see what happened to this Throne. This Throne, of course, is the—the judgment seat. And be… the reason today that there is mercy, is because the mercy seat is sprinkled with an atonement. Blood! And as long as Blood is on the judgment seat then it is not judgment no more, it’s mercy, because Something died to stay judgment. If you see it, say “Amen.” [Congregation says, “Amen!”—Ed.] As long as Blood is on the mercy seat, showed that Something died to hold judgment back. But when the Church is raptured, the mercy seat becomes a judgment seat!

93 Over, you know, in the New Testament here, too, “And the sanctuary.” That’s where the—the jury…in the sanctuary, the judge on the seat in the sanctuary. Now, that judgment seat in the sanctuary become full of smoke. What was it? Like Mount Sinai, judgment! Mercy had left the—the Throne of God. God will judge the world without mercy ([JBP] and he writes that): [WSS] «God will judge the world without mercy». How many knows that?

94 Only one thing He’ll recognize in that day…

([JBP] and look at this so important):

94 Only one thing He’ll recognize in that day, what is It? Blood. That’s the only thing that appeased an angry God.

95 Adam and Eve made just as good a apron as any Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, or Pentecostal could make, it covered their nakedness. But God could see through it, so He killed something and took the dead skins of the—skins of the dead animal and covered it. Blood had to take its place. That stayed His wrath, He seen the blood and backed off from it, because something had shed its life. O God!

96 Think of it! Only thing that’ll back off God is Blood. And there’s only one Blood that He’ll back from, and that’s His Own Son. When He sees that’s His Own Son’s Blood, He’ll back back. ’Cause that’s the gift that is…God has given to His Son, to redeem those who He foreknew, and it brings God back from His judgment. But when that Blood is removed, and all that was foreknown has been called into the precious Body, His Church has been made ready and taken up, then God’s wrath is on the people.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «the cleansing of the Sanctuary».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And on page 23 of this same message, it says [“REVELATION, CHAPTER FOUR #3”] [P. 18-19]:

[103] Then shall he kill the goat… the sin-offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood with the… in the vail, to do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock,… sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat:

And he shall make an atonement for the holy place…”

[JBP] He draws the pyramid and on [WMB] “sprinkle it upon the mercy seat” he makes an arrow to the cornerstone. And when he says, [WMB] “And he shall make an atonement for the holy place,” another arrow to the bottom part of the ages.

“…because…the…of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their trespasses in all their sins: and so shall he do for the tabernacle of the congregation, that remaineth among them that is in the midst of—of their uncleanness.”

[JBP] He is reading from the Scripture. And now he says:

104 What was it? “The mercy seat.” Where are they now? And there inside of the ark was the what? The law. And the law, to trespass one commandment was to die without mercy. But being that you could have mercy, the blood had to lay on the altar. They sprinkle the mercy seat. And the mercy seat is the altar where you kneel and ask for mercy. God forbid that we ever take it from our churches, the old-fashioned altar where men can kneel and call on God for mercy. And mercy is rich, and flowing free from the Blood of the Lord Jesus. Now, also, that’s the mercy. That’s mercy seat.

105 But you notice in here, it was not mercy seat, for there was “lightnings and thunder and voices ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «Throne of Judgment».” There’s no lightning and thunders at mercy. That’s judgment.

[WSS] «Throne of The Judgment. Rev. 16:17-21».

106 Let’s turn to Exodus, 19 chapter of Exodus and the 16th verse. Exodus, 19 chapter of Exodus, and let’s begin with the 16th verse:

“And it came to pass…”

Listen what…when God ascended upon Mount Sinai:

“And it came to pass on the third day in the morning ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «the 3rd disp. in the morning and its sun» ([JBP] and above): [WSS] «[and 7th millennium]», that there were thunders… lightning ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «4th watch», and a thick cloud upon the mountain, and the voice of a trumpet exceedingly loud ([JBP] there notice… notice again the Trumpet; and ‘Trumpet of God,’ as it says in Thessalonians); (What is the voice of the trumpet? Is the archangel.) so that all the people…(Listen!) …all the people…was in the camp trembled.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «The Trumpet = Voice of Archangel = Judgment».

107 “Judgment!” Whew! ([JBP] says brother Branham) They had marched out there and God had given them grace to travel by, but they had demanded a law. They…God wanted them to be interdenomination; they wanted to make a denomination out of it, something they could argue about, instead of just following God and living under His jurisdiction, under His power. Grace had provided a prophet, grace had provided an atonement (a lamb), grace had provided all these things, and yet they wanted judgment. They wanted something they could do.

108 God said, “Assemble them together, I’ll let them know what it is. I’ll show them what it is.” Read! Listen! And the voice of the trumpet got louder and louder until it shook the earth. You see what judgment is. I don’t want that. Give me mercy!

[JBP] And he writes on the side: [WSS] «The Voice of the Trumpet = shook the Earth».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Look at what will shake the Earth at this end time: The Voice of the Trumpet.

And continuing here, to finish this little part here of this excerpt, says [“VOICE OF ARCHANGEL”]:

[WSS] It says a little there in the Scripture of the Feast of the Trumpets; and there is a great mystery there, and it has to do with the divine judgment, where it will be made known who will die and who will live to enter the Kingdom of the Messiah, and it will be made known nations that will cease to exist and nations that will continue to exist, that will enter the Kingdom of the Messiah.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] As for example: California: all that is going to sink; and also England, all that area of Europe. All that where God passed in His Holy Spirit through His messengers, will receive the divine judgment of the great tribulation. And all divine judgment will be pronounced, it will be spoken and it will be fulfilled; when all those divine judgments that will fall upon the nations that God has already had in His Program that He will destroy will be spoken. Because it will be known who will enter and who will not enter the Millennial Kingdom.

It continues to say here in the study, where we stayed (on page 1) [Bible study]:

That is the fourth watch of the Last Day and in the Last Day. And that is the divine cycle where all these promises, promised by Christ for the Last Day, have to be fulfilled: in those first 125 years of the seventh millennium.

 

THE SEVENTH SEAL AND THE FOURTH WATCH
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Saturday, May 23, 1998
(Second activity)
San Salvador, El Salvador

Now notice, “at even” were the first years of the Church of Jesus Christ, from the time the Church of Jesus Christ was born on the Day of Pentecost until a certain time; and then, “or at midnight,” when the Church went into the dark ages; and then, “or at the cockcrowing,” this is relevant to the rooster crow, to the hours of 3 to 6 in the morning, where Christ was manifested through His three last messengers of the seven ages of the gentile Church, through Luther, Wesley and Reverend William Branham.

([JBP] I think that that is where we left off… it could be).

Remember that from 3 in the morning and on, to 6 in the morning, every once in a while you hear something like this: “cock-a-doodle-doo” ([JBP] as brother William says there) (if it’s a small rooster) or “Er-er-er” ([JBP] brother William in that message does more deep) (if it’s a big rooster); that is the cockcrowing; and that is the Voice of Christ through those angel messengers who came in the third watch.

But not in the first watch (which was from 9 to 12 midnight), nor in the second (which was from 12 to 3 in the morning), nor in the third (which was from 3 to 6 in the morning); therefore, there is only one left: the fourth watch. It says:

“…at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning…”

If He did not come in any of those previous three watches, well, then it’s for the morning, which is from 6 to 9 in the morning.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Let me see if I have here where he writes here in this notebook. He draws a big pyramid, and he writes: [WSS] «The hour of the Latin Americans and Caribbean».

«Matthew 14:25, Mark 6:48, Luke 2:8 and 12:38».

«The 4th watch: from 6 to 9 a.m.».

«The Zero Hour. The 8th Day. Sunday».

«Leviticus 25:8-13».

[JBP] And inside he writes: [WSS] «The day and the hour no knows, nor the Son knows, only the Father knows».

[JBP] And below, in the middle part, he writes: [WSS] «U.S.A.» (that is, the part of the neck).

[JBP] And at the bottom part, from the little line, he writes: [WSS] «U.S.A.» as well.

[JBP] In other words, the two stages where brother Branham was placed, both in the seventh age and in that gap where the Holy Spirit was left out in the manifestation of God in Reverend William Branham, he was left in that part out there: in the gap between the seventh age and the Age of the Cornerstone.

It goes on to say [Bible study]:

It was in that fourth watch (from 6 to 9 in the morning) that Christ appeared walking on the Sea of Galilee and He appeared to His disciples who were on the ship, which was being hit with strong contrary winds and that almost destroyed the ship; well, the ship is the Church of Jesus Christ, with all the sons and daughters of God represented in the disciples of Jesus Christ.

And now, the ship has been tossed all night, from the time it was born until this end time, but it is in the stage of the morning that Christ delivers His Church from the tempest.

Christ delivers His Church from the tempest. And how will He do it? Well, by coming walking on the waters.

From age to age, He has been walking upon the waters: upon nations, peoples and tongues; because waters represent nations, peoples and tongues, in other words, waters represent people; but the hour of the fourth watch, is when He appears to His Church, He reveals Himself to His Church.

But what happens? When He appeared to His disciples who were on the ship, they said: “It is a spirit!” They were in grave danger.

And at this end time…

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Let’s see something here. On page 33 of the book, of the message “SOULS THAT ARE IN PRISON NOW,”14 it says:

229 You remember my sermon on Jezebel Religion not long ago? You remember Elisha coming down ([JBP] and he wrote there): [WSS] «5th Elijah» the road ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «in the 4th watch».

([JBP] We had already read this, but it is good to place it in this study).

[229] …coming down the road [WSS] «in the 4th watch» that morning to tell them? [WSS] «a new dispensational day».

[JBP] What we talked about in 2018, 2019, about that change of dispensation; where he commanded us to say about that change of dispensation: to the Dispensation of the Kingdom. That is, to enter fully into the Dispensation of the Kingdom.

In other words, it was a warning. See how God warned us there of that change of dispensation; and it was fulfilled in such a simple way!, all that, how God fulfilled it only in the midst of the Church, in the midst of the elect, and the world didn’t even realize that it had happened.

[229] And how I predicted then that the time would come when this Ecumenical Council would finally become the mark of the beast, because it would unite with the beast. It’s doing it. In my age, I’ve lived to see it. And here the Protestants, by the millions, fall for it. Why? That’s what they’re looking for.

230 They are blind! Jesus told those Pharisees, “You blind leaders of the blind. If the blind leads the blind,” He said, “won’t they all fall in the ditch?” And that’s where they fall. How could I ever believe that a man that stood with me and talked with me, could ever sit and make a remark like that! See, “It’s hid, the eyes, from the wise and prudent, and reveal It to babes such as will learn.”

[JBP] See that it is for those who wish to learn?, those who wish to make the rapture, those who wish to go to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb: That is us!

231 I know someday that’s going to cost me my life. That’s right. It’s going to, but here the Truth is being knowed. Uh-huh.

[JBP] He writes: [WSS] «Revelation 11:3-7».

[JBP] The hymn is:

First one to die for this Holy Ghost plan,

Was John the Baptist, but he didn’t shirk; he died like a man;

Then came the Lord Jesus, they crucified Him,

He preached that the Spirit would save man from sin.

[JBP] And he goes on down there, and that is where he talks about the death of the fifth Elijah and second Moses.

And he writes next to it: [WSS] «Elisha in the morning to warn him. Then it is the time when the Ecumenical Council would become the mark of the beast».

[Rev Jose B. Perez] It goes on to say (page 3 of the study [Bible]):

And at this end time the Church of Jesus Christ will be in grave danger because the beast, the antichrist will be manifested at this end time; the devil will incarnate himself in the antichrist, in the man of sin ([JBP] that is, in the leader of the Catholic church), and he will try to destroy the Church of Jesus Christ with winds contrary to the Church of Jesus Christ ([JBP] and the breath of wind that will come to her is the atomic bomb), and with those ten kings, and the nations and the armies ([JBP] that is, I’m referring to Rome and all that there, it will be destroyed with the atomic bomb) of those ten kings who will give their power and authority to the beast; as it says in Revelation, chapter 17, verse 8 to… (let’s see until which verse we have this event; until verse 18), verses 8 to 18 of Revelation, chapter 17; and also Revelation, chapter 19, verses 19 and on.

That is where the Church of Jesus Christ will have her most difficult stage, but Christ will overcome them. ([JBP] That is, She will obtain the Great Victory in Divine Love).

 

THOSE TAKEN OUT OF THE CAMP TO RECEIVE GOD
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, March 17, 1996
Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil

Now we are in the seventh millennium, in the beginning of the seventh millennium, which is the morning of the seventh millennium, of that millennial day. We are in the morning, in the fourth watch, of the seventh millennium; where the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ would be in serious trouble, great storms arising against the Church of Jesus Christ.

And there are still more storms coming; and there is a squeeze coming upon the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ at this Last Day; where everything will seem like the end of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, like she is going to be destroyed. ([JBP] Remember: “I will smite the shepherd and the sheep will be scattered.”15 In other words, this will appear as if everything is over, and it will be the greatest victory that God will have in this end time! The kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of God and of His children, that is, ours too). But that is where the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ will be seeing Jesus Christ walking on the sea, walking in the Last Day on the waters, on the stormy waters.

(…) And just as John took that Book from the hand of the Mighty Angel, from the hand of Jesus Christ at His Coming, and ate it; the Angel of the Lord Jesus Christ takes it and eats it. And since the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ will be under the ministry of Christ through His Angel Messenger, the Angel Messenger will be passing on to His Church, to the Church of Jesus Christ, that Word, that Title Deed; and She will also be eating it. She will be eating that Word for what? To be restored to eternal life, for every child of God to be transformed at the Last Day, and the dead in Christ to be resurrected in incorruptible bodies.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] On page 106 of the book of Quotations, paragraph 920, says:16

920 – “[193] Look here where we’re at: right here at the top of the pyramid; right here where God has proved it, that the Bible through the seven seals has perfectly been revealed; waiting only now for them seven mysteries ([JBP] and he writes): [WSS] «Thunders» right at last, on the Coming of the Lord and the Rapture of the Church that might happen before morning.”

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «the Thunders: in the Coming of the Lord».

[JBP] What is it that happens before the Coming of the Lord? The Thunders.

And he tells us here, in a place where we read on one occasion, where it says that [WSS] “that was in the future,” and says: [WSS] “under Tent.”17

See that the Scriptures have multiple fulfillments?18

[JBP] And he writes on the side…, [WMB] “Before morning,” and he writes: [WSS] «of the 7th millennium / 4th watch».

[JBP] He also writes: [WSS] «Waiting for the Thunders at the end of the Coming of the Lord».

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It goes on to say here in this little sentence where we left off [Bible study]:

We are living in the most important time of all times.

 

THE LORD JESUS CHRIST REVEALED IN THE FOURTH WATCH
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Monday, September 6, 1993
Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico

It is in the morning of the Dispensation of the Kingdom that the fourth watch fulfills all that pertains to this end time. It is in the fourth watch that the Lord Jesus Christ appeared to His disciples, who were in the ship, and He came walking on the waters.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] I had several quotes, maybe we are not going to cover them all, but we will talk about them later in another study. Look at what it says here in “THE END-TIME EVANGELISM,”19 page 53, it says… 52 at the bottom:

224 Remembers one time there was some children down in a fiery furnace, they were holding true to that Word. Everything went wrong. They throwed them in jail. They kept them over night, they was going to burn them up next morning. And looked like the end was near, they was walking right up to the furnace. But He come riding down to change, the scene was all changed just in a moment.

225 It’s always in them weakest moments, when it looks like the true Message is about defeated, that’s when God steps in. He—He let’s the Message and the messenger get to the end of the road, see, then He comes in and He rides the high waves. That’s right.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «At the end of the road. In the 4th watch = from 6 to 9 am».

226 Remember, it was Jesus, when His enemies thought that they had Him defeated, the unbeliever said, “We got Him on the cross.” The Sadducees and Pharisees who hated Him and hung Him to a cross, they thought, “We got Him now.” Huh-uh. It was about that time God rode in on the scene, raised Him up on Easter morning, and broke the kingdoms of Satan, stripped hell, took the keys of death and hell, and rose up with them. Sure, it was just at that weak time. His Message, He had preached the Word, He had stood by, and everything, then it was that real weak moment that when the victory come.

[JBP] In other words, when the kingdom of darkness is taken away, the kingdom of the gentiles, to establish the Kingdom of the Messiah-Prince. In other words, when they say: “We already have him, we already killed him,” that is when God then raises him up; and then a series of events will be fulfilled in those days, which will be for the blessing of the Church-Bride of the Lord.

[226] When He done all that He could do, then God came in. He changed the scene.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «God rode on the scene, on Easter morning».

[JBP] A little bit here, it says:

227 It was Jacob running from Esau, dodging here and there (over to…?…, and the different ones) in trying to hide from Esau. Then his heart begin to yearn to go home. And on his road home, he sent messengers, he sent offerings and everything else, trying to appease Esau. But it was when Jacob come to the end of himself, it was when Jacob didn’t know which way to turn. He put his wife and children across the—the water, and he crossed back over the—the brook. It was when Jacob had wrestled all night, until his strength was gone, and he was crippled and he was weak, and his body was broke up. It was at that time when God come riding in on the scene. The next morning, we find him what? A fearless prince, after his weakness. It look like he was defeated. But we find him a fearless prince. The Message was going on, and the messenger was with it. That’s exactly right. He was a fearless prince the other day.

[WSS] «God came riding» ([JBP] he writes there).

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] It goes on to say on page 4 [Bible study]:

For that reason, when the Mighty Angel also descends from heaven, He placed one foot on the earth, but the other on the waters, on the sea. On the waters: waters represent nations, peoples and tongues; we find that the waters also represent the Word.

[JBP] And that you should look at it well, because there He is already showing us that He comes riding also and He comes walking upon the revelation, upon the Word; and you may say: “It is a ghost,” or “that cannot be!”

Notice, He comes riding, He comes walking upon the Word that will be brought in the fulfillment of the Tent Vision; because everything that was shown there, and everything that was spoken by the Reverend William Branham, and also the writings of brother William Soto Santiago, he wrote: [WSS] «The Teaching»; in other words, we will be walking, the people of God will be watching the Lord walking upon the revelation, upon the Word being brought to the people; in a moment, where from one moment to another that storm will begin, that squeeze.

But everything that will be spoken will be for us to hold on tighter, and to obtain that Faith that we need, so that —in that moment of squeeze— we will have that faith so high that we will be raptured.

Then… before that we know that the resurrection will happen and then the transformation, the adoption; that the adoption is something that we will be obtaining being in these bodies. Adoption and transformation is the same thing, but it has a process… It is like he says, [WMB] “Watch how the resurrection moves in those days,”20 and another place he also says, [WMB] “Watch how the rapture begins.”

See? So everything has a time and a process for everything. We all wish it was the same day; but as far as you can see, there is a process in the resurrection and also in the transformation, that is, the adoption and the rapture as well.

[Continues reading the Bible study]:

Now, it was in the fourth watch that He appeared on the stormy waters, and they didn’t believe that He was the Son of Man and Son of God, or Son of God and Son of Man; they believed that He was a ghost.

And it is in the fourth watch that the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ passes through. It is in the fourth watch where a new dispensational day is born, where the Morning Star proclaims that a new day has begun and that the Sun of Righteousness is born; and the Sun of Righteousness is Christ in His Coming, it is the Son of Man, Jesus Christ.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And look at what it says here in the message “IS THIS THE SIGN OF THE END, SIR?”21 page 33 says… 32 at the bottom:

[224] …Now, “The seventh angel…”

225 Now, sirs, (as I entitle this) is this the sign of the end time? Where are we living? What time of day is it? As the weary wrestler, through the night, raising and turning on the clock, to look to see what it is, turning up the light. My prayer is, “God, let us turn on the Light.”

226 I’m standing in an awful place, if you but knew it. Remember, I tell you in the Name of the Lord, I’ve told you the truth, and something is fixing to happen.

227 I don’t know. Now, you on tape, get that. I don’t know. I’m going to try. What come to me, yesterday, sitting in my den room, I don’t say that this is truth; it was only something moving in my heart, where I’ve walked the floors.

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «What time and which of the watches?».

[JBP] And he writes: [WSS] «It is the zero hour, time is up, or countdown to return and be raptured».

And he makes a drawing of the Cornerstone with a Star of David, and a candlestick with the seven lamps.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] Page 4 of the study [Bible]:

(…) The disciples there said, when He entered the boat and they recognized Him, “You are the Son of God!”; for He was revealing Himself as Son of God and Son of Man in the Dispensation of Grace. And in the Dispensation of the Kingdom He is revealed as Son of David and Son of Man.

Therefore, we say to the Lord Jesus Christ revealed in the fourth watch: “You are the Son of David and Son of Man, revealed in the fourth watch, and within the ship, within the Mystical Body of the Lord Jesus Christ, within the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, revealed as Son of David and Son of Man!”

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And look on page 2 of the book of Quotations,22 paragraph 12, it says:

12 – “[10] …one of these glorious day breaks, Jesus shall come and all sorrow will be banished and tears wiped away. Those immortal souls that’s resting yonder in paradise will come forth like Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We shall appear here on earth, and then be caught up together to meet the Lord in the air.”

[JBP] and he writes:

[WSS] «On the 4th watch = from 6 to 9 am».

«Jesus comes at dawn / 8th day».

«Resurrection / The rapture».

[Finishes reading the Bible study]:

Thus we recognize Him in the fourth watch within the ship, within the Mystical Body of the Lord Jesus Christ.


1 The Seals p. 462, para. 82-87

2 1976-08-08 “Who is that man?”: [WSS] If we knew when the three and a half years of the great tribulation begins, then we would also know when the three and a half years of Moses and Elijah’s ministry would begin.

3 Matthew 28:11-15

4 Revelation 11:12

5 The Seals, p. 240, para. 99

6 65-1204 – “The Rapture,” p. 23, para. 127

7 65-1204 – “The Rapture,” p. 23, para. 127

8 65-1204 – “The Rapture,” p. 28, para. 152

9 65-1204 – “The Rapture,” p. 34, para. 141

10 62-1230M – “Absolute,” p. 22, para. 164

11 65-0801E – “Events Made Clear By Prophecy,” p. 12 , para. 55

12 The Ages, page 311

13 61-0108 – “Revelation, Chapter Four #3,” pp. 15-17, paras. 89-96

14 63-1110M – “Souls that are in prison now,” p. 33, paras. 229-231

15 Zechariah 13:7, Matthew 26:31, Mark 14:27

16 63-0724 – “God Doesn’t Call Man to Judgment Without First Warning Him,” p. 29, para. 193

17 Bible Study #230, 8/19/2022 (Friday), page 26 of the booklet

18 Bible Study #233, 8/28-1/22 (Sunday), page 29 of the booklet

19 62-0603 – “The End-Time Evangelism”, pp. 40-41, paras. 224-227

20 56-0224 – “Jehovah-Jireh,” p. 19, para. 50

21 62-1230E – “Is this the Sign of the End, Sir?”, p. 29, paras. 224-227

22 51-0928 – “At Thy Word,” p. 5, para. 10

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