The Sword in the hand of the one who guides us to the promised land

The Sword in the hand of the one who guides us to the promised land

Rev. José Benjamín Pérez
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Cayey, Puerto Rico

Good afternoon, missionary Miguel Bermudez Marin, and all the brothers and sisters gathered there in the church “The Prince of Peace” in Ecatepec, Mexico City; congregation that Reverend Moises Aaron Calderon Morales pastors. Today, Wednesday, August 10 of this year 2022, it is truly a privilege and a blessing to be able to greet each and every one of you, in the subject that you have for today: “HEADING TO THE PROMISED LAND.”

He tells us n the message:

Dr. William Soto Santiago
Tuesday, August 7, 2001
Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepequez, Guatemala

And just as the guidance of God, of Christ, of the Holy Spirit in each age, was through the Messenger of each age, in this end time it will be through the Angel that Jesus Christ sends to His Church to give testimony of all these things that must happen soon.

There we have the guidance at a crossroads of time: at the crossroads of time that corresponds to this end time.

Now, if many people look for their own guides, look for their own religious leaders and their own religious organizations, so that they guide them, they have been doing like the Hebrew people: that they rejected the guidance of God through Moses, and they said: “Let us have a leader, of a captain, to return us to Egypt.” 

They didn’t like the way Moses was leading them; but that is the way God was leading the people through Moses towards the promised land.

Now, we have to have the right leader. The Leader is the Holy Spirit. And we have to have the instrument of the Holy Spirit for the time in which we are living, to be being guided correctly, to have the guidance of God, of the Holy Spirit, in the crossroads of time that has fallen upon us: a crossroad of time, a dispensational crossroad, in other words, a dispensational intertwining. Therefore, guidance is required in this crossroad of time.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And remembering the time when he was talking to me in that month, precisely in the month of August, where he told me: [WSS] “Benjie, through these stages, I was overcoming all of them… each one of them; and at the end I had the last one. And when that last one, I also overcame it. And I was told that my time was over; but I asked for more time for love of the elect; I asked for more time for love of the people.”

[JBP] And I remember that in an audio (if you look for it) I spoke that, I said it; but then I went to him and I told him: [JBP] “Brother William, it is good that you are the one to say it, yourself; so that you can do it yourself, you can make it known to the people in one of the interventions, of the introductions that you gave (both on Fridays or Sundays)”; and he did it so. And you can see it there too, when he told it.

That was in 2017. Then, in 2018, around October or November (we look up later the dates or you can look it up when it was), that he already then tells me: [WSS] “Look Benjie, tell Miguel and tell the people to stop the callings, stop the baptisms, stop the Holy Supper, because we are already establishing ([JBP] maybe he used the word ‘establishing,’ you can look it up in the audio1; I’m going to speak it now from memory, from what I remember), and it’s up to me to make that change of dispensation.”

But if you notice, he, on the first time I asked him to speak; and although I had already said it, he later came and said it. But on this occasion, he didn’t speak those words out of his own mouth of that crossroads of time, of that intertwining, of that well marked turning of a corner; which was: to leave the callings and the baptisms. And in that intertwining of dispensation, there was also an intertwining of voice.

And notice how he then… I didn’t dare to say to him there [JBP]: “Say it yourself.” It was the Divine Guidance, that was being manifested there, in that intertwining of ministry as well.

Just as it was a well marked dispensational intertwining, there was a ministry intertwining also, while he was still with the people.

And many perhaps said: “No, I have to hear it directly from him.” Well, notice, I on two occasions… in other words, I later rectified, with everything he had told me about that change of dispensation. 

And you can see there how God was showing the people the guidance that the people were going to have after the departure of our brother William. It was in front of us! That intertwining of ministry was being done while he was still on Earth.

God fulfills everything in such a simple way that many may miss what God is fulfilling at this time in the way He has already predestined it since before the foundation of the world.

God didn’t miss this time. He didn’t say: “Hey, but wait… (He had to leave). Let me see if I can get something here, a plan B.” God doesn’t have a plan B. It has always been a plan A, because He is infinite. He is Omnipotent, Omnipresent.

He already knew everything that would be happening at the end of time and He would have already had an instrument prepared: Already since years ago to be able to continue the guidance of the people towards the promised land; a guidance that is done and operated by the Holy Spirit in the midst of the people, in another veil of flesh.

In other words, it is not something that: “We are going to see if this works, we are going to test here to see if this works,” no. God had already ordained all this since before the foundation of the world.

In another message it says:

Dr. William Soto Santiago
Thursday, February 14, 2022
(Second Activity)
Waco, Texas, United States

Now, we have seen that just as the Hebrew people traveled through the wilderness towards the promised land, you see, God’s people have been traveling from age to age. But now we find ourselves in front of the Jordan; in front of the Jordan, so that God opens the Jordan and we pass into the promised land of the new body.

Now, many died in the wilderness during the journey of the Hebrew people and even Moses died too; but Joshua and Caleb, with the believers who stood firm and went forward without stopping: they entered the promised land; God opened the Jordan and they passed into the promised land and conquered it.

[JBP] And in another topic also (the ones that I looked up briefly under this topic), in the other one that I found here, it says [PAGE 18]:

Dr. William Soto Santiago
Friday, March 29, 2013
Cayey, Puerto Rico

For example, missionary Miguel Bermudez Marin mentioned, that Reverend William Branham saw a Great Tent Cathedral; and there was the presence of the Pillar of Fire that delivered the Hebrew people and that also appeared in the trajectory of the Hebrew people on their way to the promised land, and accompanied Moses and the Hebrew people; the same Pillar of Fire that appeared to Saint Paul on the road to Damascus; the same Pillar of Fire that accompanied His Church, from age to age. It is Christ, the Angel of the Covenant, who said: “I will be with you always, even unto the end of the world”; and accompanied the Reverend William Branham.

And he saw that same Pillar of Fire in a Great Tent Cathedral. “The Third Pull (he was told) will be manifested there,” there will be the glory of God manifested; therefore, there will be beginning, emerging the revival of the Last Day ([JBP] where?, he is saying: a great revival would be emerging in The Great Tent Cathedral), which will spread throughout the whole world.

And when the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ sees that vision that was shown to Reverend William Branham being fulfilled: She will know that we are very close to the redemption of our body, which will be our transformation…

[JBP] In other words, notice that when the elect of God, and the whole world also (because the whole world will be impacted, that will impact all the spheres, all the groups), when they are seeing that fulfillment; in other words, you can be there, you can notice that…, Notice: The resurrection hadn’t yet occurred, nor the transformation. It would be —that manifestation of God in the midst of The Great Tent Cathedral— in a ministry that God would be operating there; the resurrection hadn’t yet occurred, and already for those days all that which was shown to the Reverend William Branham was already in function.

He continues saying:

[WSS] …because without being transformed we can’t go with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb; we go there with a new, glorified body, equal to the glorified body of Christ, and young for all eternity.

We are in a very important time, in which we have to have a firm hold on Christ. These are dangerous times, more than any other time. Look at the Word, stay in the Word; no matter the things that happen in the nations, no matter the things that are contrary to the Divine Program.

Remember that many will stumble in the Last Day as they stumbled in the days of Jesus. ([JBP] And where did they stumble in the days of Jesus? In the veil of flesh. They always stumble in the veil of flesh).

After having thousands of people who believed and followed Him, at the end there were only twelve people left. Jesus said to them: “Do you want to go away too? Do you want to go too?”

In other words, there are stages where there are trials; and sometimes because they don’t understand something… When He was telling them…

[JBP] See?, notice, sometimes those tests…, when they don’t understand something of the Divine Program or they don’t understand something of how God is fulfilling things for the time He has promised to fulfill them, but they see the way God is fulfilling them, then they stumble; then they don’t understand and they stumble.

[WSS] When He told them: “He that eateth not my flesh and drinketh not my blood hath not life abiding in him,” it already sounded like a vampire and many already left.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] I think we read recently2 a quote from brother Branham where he said, brother Branham said that [WMB] “there were things that he had to say on purpose,” and he himself asks the question: [WMB] “Do you mean to tell me brother Branham that God does things on purpose?’ Well, He does do things on purpose.”3

When (and I again quote), that time that Billy Paul… (that is on YouTube, some testimonies of Billy Paul in some activities), when brother Branham told him: [WMB] “Billy, everything is perfect, the Message, everything is perfect. The only thing that is not perfect from what I see is: that there are many people following the Message; and this Message is for a few people to follow it,” brother William says, when he quotes about that.4

In other words, God also does certain things so that the groups start to be defined, and also to mark who are the ones that are going to be transformed and who are not.

Because remember that in this trajectory towards the promised land three groups come out; and he has said that. Look, there it is, in the message:

Dr. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Cayey, Puerto Rico

Now, we have to understand that there are always three kinds of believers that come out in every exodus that takes place…

[JBP] In other words, there are always three kinds of believers: there were in the first exodus, in the second exodus and there will also be in this third exodus.


[WSS] He didn’t have to explain to them, they would understand that later on.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In the message “THE UNVEILING OF GOD,”5 on page 42 (at the bottom), it says:

[248] It’s still veiled.

249 We’re inside of Christ. Now, as then, all true believers see Him, the Word of promise of this day, openly manifested. That’s a big word if you can get it. See? See? All true believers, that’s in the Word, see God openly. The veil is rent, and God stands openly before you, manifested. See? God, manifested, open.

250 In order to do this, our old denomination traditional veil must be rent again. In order to really see what It is, you’ve got to come out from among that stuff. See? You’ll never do it; they’ll keep pulling that veil before you, every time, “Oh, there is nothing to That.” ([JBP] he does something like: “Oh, that doesn’t mean anything”; that person says). But here It is written, and here It is made manifest, you see. See?

251 Now, what if a fellow refuses to see the sun, say, “Oh, there, I know God said, ‘Let there be light,’ but there is no such a thing. I’m going down in the basement. I—I just refuse to see it”? The guy is crazy. There is something wrong with him.

252 There is something wrong with a man or woman, can see the promise of God and, see It manifested, and then refuse to believe It because the denomination pulls the veil down. See, veiled!

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] In other words, remember that when God takes away the messenger, always…, as it has happened in all the other past ages of the Church of the Lord: God takes away the messenger and then they denominationalize. But we have read recently where he says that [WSS] “for the Last Day, for the Age of the Cornerstone, that will not be possible, because God will leave the ministries of Moses and Elijah,” you can review that in one of these previous studies that we read it.6

[JBP] He writes on the side there: [WSS] «He who doesn’t want to see the light is crazy».

[JBP] And he writes in red in parentheses next to it: [WSS] «(he is in the fifth dimension)».

[JBP] And that is sad…, to be able to know these things, which are being spoken in this end time, and to openly see all this being fulfilled; both in the believers, the elect, that are holding on to the Word, which are those that if they see something and don’t understand it: they believe it (because they are believers), and aware that he has always told us: [WSS] “that what we don’t understand now, we would understand later on.”

But there is also the other group, that are the manufactured ones, those who reach to the end; and they, many of them (perhaps not all, because we know that not all), because there are some that yes, their names will be erased, which are [from among] the fatuous, that are written in the Book of Life; some of them…, notice, those that are erased, notice there where he is already cataloging them. That is, they are people that even seeing the manifested Light, they don’t believe it. And he says there: [WSS] “They are crazy,” that is, they are in the fifth dimension. Already by elimination… they are eliminated. They are already eliminated from the Book of Life.

But there are others who will realize and believe the manifestation that God has in the Last Day, and they will say: “I believe this.” And as we read recently:7 “And I will fight, and I will feed myself well so, that after being here, after the rapture occurs…, I know that I will stay a few days, and then I will give my life with pleasure for the Work and the Divine Program; because I want to live forever.”

In other words, we have to be realistic; and rather help, as well as the chosen ones, (we help each other), and we also have to have understanding with that group of foolish virgins; because we can’t force them to: one, be ready on time (remember that only the wise virgin is the one who will be ready); and the other, we can’t force them not to cross the line. Each one is going to work and fight for what he is going to receive.

It continues saying here, “THE UNVEILING OF GOD,” page 43 (in the middle) [PAGE 37]:

253 In order to do this, our denomination traditional veils must be broke, by God’s Spirit of Fire and Sword, which is His Word. Always His Word is His Sword. See? And He took His Sword that day, full of Fire, and ripped that veil from top to bottom. He does the same thing with the same Sword today! Not “my creed, my book of creeds, my—my catechism.” But the Sword of the Lord, see, rips the veil down, and you see God standing in plain view, manifested in His Word. What a glorious view to look at!

[JBP] In other words, when one is able to see behind the veil, he sees the Most Holy Place, and in there is the Glory of God. That is why he says: [WMB] “What a glorious view!” because it’s a glorious thing to be able to see into the Most Holy Place. And God’s chosen ones, that is what we are seeing: The Most Holy Place open, what is behind the veil.

[253] See? All right. God’s Holy Spirit and Fire, His Sword, rips it. The Word rips the denominational veil.

254 Well, if you just said, “the Word,” and the Word don’t work? What good would the Sword be here, and say, “It can’t rip”? Say, “Uh,” and it won’t rip?

255 But when you lay that Sword of God up there and watch her rip, she is—she is held by an ordained hand sent to do so.

[JBP] That is what he told me there in 2018. What did he say to me?: [WSS] “Pronounce this to the people, to our brother Miguel, for him to tell the pastors… And pronounce this to them, and tell them such and such, and such thing.” What was he putting in my hand? He was putting the Sword!, he was putting that Word that was going to bring about that dispensational change; but he was using another veil of flesh. He goes on to say… Let’s read this sentence again [“THE UNVEILING OF GOD”]:

255 But when you lay that Sword of God up there and watch her rip, she is—she is held by an ordained hand sent to do so.

[JBP] In other words, it was the order that God had for these last days. That is how God already had it in His Program.

[255] See, rips it open, and there He is. There it shows God plainly in view, the great Jehovah. That is His Word made manifest, the portion that’s promised to the day. Do you get It? ([JBP] And I hope you have picked up on this as well). See? When the Sword, promise of today, in this day, what’s supposed to be, and God takes His Sword and rips down the denominational veil and pulls it back, and manifests Himself and shows that He is there, still that same Pillar of Fire. Notice, that is the Word made manifest for today’s promises.

256 We see It as did Peter when he said, “Lord, to whom would we go, after seeing This?” Where would we go? What church could we join, when we’re born in One? See? What could you…What denomination could you join after knowing these Truths, see, when they (every one) deny It? Every one of them! I haven’t got a one that’ll say or do a thing for It. Right. That’s right.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] And here, in the last excerpt, that I had taken out like this, quickly, since our brother Gerson asked me for these little words that brother Miguel told him to send him, well I took out some excerpts; I am missing here one to read them to you also, it says:

Dr. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, August 19, 2001
Cayey, Puerto Rico

Now, we find that for the Last Day, all those who will be in the third exodus (a movement that began with the forerunner of the Second Coming of Christ and that would continue with the one who would come after him) ([JBP] that is, with the one forerun), we find that the people who continue in that exodus (according to the order of that exodus)… 

[JBP] Notice, there is an order in that third exodus; and that order, every child of God has to see it, in order to believe in the way God was going to continue that third exodus, through the fulfillment of the Divine Program according to the order of that exodus. It goes on to say:

[WSS] …will be the people who will enter the promised land of the new body, of our transformation, and we will obtain the glorified body.

It wasn’t only, in the time of John and Jesus, to follow John, but to then continue with Jesus. There were 120 people ready to be filled with the Holy Spirit, who persevered into the upper room.

And now, in the Last Day, they will be persevering within the Upper Room of the Age of the Cornerstone, those who will receive the new eternal, immortal, incorruptible and glorified body; they will receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit.

Now, we find ourselves persevering in the Upper Room of the Age of the Cornerstone. There will be a people, there will be a group of elect in the Last Day, that will be ready to receive their transformation, to receive the promised land of the new body, to enter the promised land of the glorified body, and then go with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, and then return to Earth for the glorious Millennial Kingdom.

In those 120 people who received the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, are represented the elect of this end time, who will be transformed and will be taken with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

[Rev. Jose B. Perez] So it is required to believe in that divine order, in that order of that third exodus; so that by believing in that order…, just as we believed in the order that God gave to the people in the first exodus and in the second exodus, it is required that in the third exodus the chosen ones of God believe in the fulfillment of that third exodus, according to the order that God has already predestined.

It was required to believe, in the First Coming, in Jesus of Nazareth, in Jesus Christ as our Savior; so that, upon believing, we would obtain that theophanic body of the sixth dimension, in other words, we would be born again. And already with those first fruits, by believing in the First Coming of Christ, we were already represented there in the sixth dimension: in that theophanic body that we obtained by believing in His First Coming.

And by believing in the fulfillment and order of His Second Coming…, in the WHOLE order; not in part of the order, but in the whole order of that Program for the fulfillment of His Second Coming; there that faith, God will give it to us at such a high level that He will transform us. And that rapture, therefore, as we are part of that Spirit that He already deposited in our souls, in our hearts, which He sent on the Day of Pentecost to His Church (which was what we talked about recently, on…, I think it was Monday, maybe on Sunday something was also talked about), that Spirit will return again from where it came out.

And it is a glorious thing that you and I are aware, and that you and I are part of those who would enter the promised land of the new body in this trajectory to the promised land.

It has been for me a great blessing and a privilege to be able to send these words of greeting to all the brethren where our brother and friend, the missionary Miguel Bermudez Marin is; for whom, we are praying a lot for him, for all this important work that he is carrying out, just as he did in the time of the forerunner: Of Reverend William Branham, and he also did it in the decade of the 70’s with the one forerun, our brother and friend William Soto Santiago; and now he is also doing this very important work in the midst of the people of God.

I thank God that God has allowed to leave the missionary Miguel Bermudez Marin with us; which has been, is and will always be a great blessing in the midst of the people of God. And we ask God that this objective and this motive, God takes him into account to leave him alive until his transformation.

We are not asking for something that is impossible; we are asking for something that is possible. Everything is possible for God!

May God bless you, brother Miguel, may God keep you. You know that I am always praying for you; and may God allow this request that I have made to our heavenly Father in your favor. And to each one of us, may He also keep us in good health (both spiritually and physically) to reach the promised land. Because we have left in this third exodus towards the promised land to arrive; not to stay halfway, but to arrive; to cross the Jordan dry and enter the promised land of the new body.

God bless you and God keep you all.

1 Saturday, February 2, 2019 – Video by Rev. Jose B. Perez

2 Study “The path provided by God to enter the into promised land”, Jul/27/2022 (Wednesday), p. 33 on the booklet

3 64-0614 – “The unveiling of God,” p. 5, paras. 22-23

4 Study “A separation between the called and the elect,” May/14/2022 (Saturday), p. 13 of the booklet

5 64-0614M – “The Unveiling of God,” pgs. 37-38, paras. 248-256

6 Study “A Message of Separation,” Aug/06/2022 (Saturday), pgs. 24-25 of booklet

7 Bible Study #227, Aug/07/2022 (Sunday), pgs. 18-19 of the booklet

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