Sunday, November 1, 2020

BIBLE STUDY #43 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2020

TITLE: THE MARRIAGE OF THE CHURCH

WITH THE SON OF MAN

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Sunday, January 18, 1998

(Second activity)

Cayey, Puerto Rico

Source scripture: Matthew 25:6-13

BOOK OF QUOTATIONS (in Spanish) – Page 159

Christ is revealed in His Own Word

Jeffersonville, IN, 8-22-65

Rev. William M. Branham

1418 – “You see these little pockets going through the air, they call ‘saucers,’ so forth. People so…That, well, we better leave that alone. ‘Hear all these people come up missing?’ you say. Don’t hear from them; they’re standing there, and they’re not there. That’s the way the Rapture is going to be. One of them will drop right down, and this terrestrial body will take on a celestial body. And they’ll be…hide, hair, or bones left; it’ll be transformed in a moment of time, dropping right out of space and taking Home that. We see all this going on now, and the—and the Pentagon wondering about these lights, and mystic lights, and everything they’re seeing in the—in the sky. You seen they had one here in the paper at Jeffersonville this week, and so forth, ‘a mystic light.’ So, oh, they don’t know what that is. But listen, little children, It’s going to pick you up, one of these days. See? See? Don’t worry. Remember, Jesus said, ‘As it was in the days of Sodom.’ What happened just before Sodom? God came down with some Angels, and They had an investigation judgment. Said, ‘I’ve heard the cry, that it’s so sinful, so great, so I’ve come down to find out whether it’s altogether the truth or not.’ That right? Watch that main One that stayed with Abraham, could discern the thoughts was in Sarah’s heart, behind Him. Now, you look around just a little bit and notice, see, watch what It’s doing, the same thing today. It’s an investigation judgment. Why, after a while, the Church, when It can stay in that place, and every seed has been brought to its spot, they’ll be gone. They won’t know what happened to them. One will be going one way. See? One will be going over to the pastor’s house, and one will be going here, or down there, and, the first thing you know, they’re not there. For Enoch which was the type, ‘God took him, and he was found not.’ Come down to investigate!”

 

BOOK OF QUOTATIONS (in Spanish) – Page 128

The Feast of the Trumpets

Jeffersonville, IN, 7-19-64

Rev. William M. Branham

1143 – “Under the Seventh Trumpet, is to Israel the same as the Seventh Seal was to the Church.”

 

BOOK OF QUOTATIONS (in Spanish) – Page 129

The Feast of the Trumpets

Jeffersonville, IN, 7-19-64

Rev. William M. Branham

1152 – “He said, at… ‘The Great Trumpet would sound. The Great Trumpet!’ Not Trumpets now, feast of trumpets; there is two of them, Moses and Elias, to call the Trumpet. But, under ‘the Great Trumpet,’ the Coming of the Lord, to announce Joseph returning, see, that all nations would assemble at Jerusalem. Amen. You find that in the Book of Isaiah. I just give it to you, a while ago, one of those chapters we read; that’s in Isaiah 18:1 and 3. And in Isaiah 27:12 and 13, is where He sounds that ‘Trumpet,’ and all of the nations will recognize Israel in her homeland, God with her. Then the Bride will come to be with the Bridegroom, and the Bridegroom with the Bride; and then the great Millennium, after the whole world is destroyed by atomic power. And there will be ‘a new heavens and new earth,’ shall live forever.”

 

BOOK OF QUOTATIONS (in Spanish) – Page 166

God’s only provided place of worship

Shreveport, LA, 11-28-65

Rev. William M. Branham

1485 – “Now, there’s… I was… getting pretty old, and I thought, ‘Will I… Will there be another revival, I’ll see another time?’ And just remember, from the west will come a white horse rider. We’ll ride this trail again. That’s right. Soon as we get ready. It’s a promise, you see.”

 

BOOK OF QUOTATIONS – Page 138

Questions and answers #3

Jeffersonville, IN, 8-30-64

Rev. William M. Branham

1235 – “The translation of the Bride will be the same thing. The Word that’s in you, the body will materialize around that Word, and the same thing did by Sarah.”

 

BOOK OF QUOTATIONS – Page 110

The Uniting Time and Sign

Jeffersonville, IN, 8-18-63

Rev. William M. Branham

957 – “We see the nations uniting, we see the world uniting, we see the churches uniting. We see the Bride uniting, uniting with the Word. Why? The Word is God. And as the Word… As the Bridegroom (being the Word), and the Bride (being the hearer of the Word), They come together in a Union. They unite like a wedding. See, They’re getting ready for a wedding, and They—They become One. The Word becomes you, you become the Word.”

 

BOOK OF QUOTATIONS (in Spanish) – Page 110

The Uniting Time and Sign

Jeffersonville, IN, 8-18-63

Rev. William M. Branham

958 – “For looky, the uniting time is at hand, for God is getting the Church together to be a—a Rapture to go to the wedding for the Great Union: when God and man will unite for Eternity, when creatures of time unite with the Eternal.”

 

BOOK OF QUOTATIONS (in Spanish) – Page 110

The Uniting Time and Sign

Jeffersonville, IN, 8-18-63

Rev. William M. Branham

959 – “We find that now the time comes when the Trumpet sounds, and those sleeping saints back there, they cannot be made perfect without us; they’re depending on us (Hebrews 11); and when they come together, they unite with the living ones. The Church uniting with the Word, then the Church and the Word uniting together, being coming one. The dead saints with the living saints uniting together to be one; and all going together to unite with Christ yonder, for the Wedding Supper of the Lamb. / And to think of us standing, in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, when the world won’t know what’s going on, but all of a sudden, you’ll see appear before you, your loved ones that’s gone on, has come to unite with you again. And we’ll be changed in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye; and be caught up, together, to meet our Lord in the air.”

 

BOOK OF QUOTATIONS (in Spanish) – Page 135

Proving His Word

Jeffersonville, IN, 8-16-64

Rev. William M. Branham

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, 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, not the church theologians. The Son of man! The Word and the Church becomes one.”

 

BOOK OF THE SEALS

The Sixth Seal – Pages 397-401

Rev. William M. Branham

69 I think of a little story; if I’m not taking too much of your time now, in this preliminary. I’m… I—I do this for a purpose, to feel, till I feel the Spirit just right, to start.

70 This is a—this is a sacred thing. See? It’s, see, who knows them things there? Nobody but God. And they’re not supposed to be revealed, and proved in the Bible that they would not be revealed, till this day. That’s exactly right. See? They was—they was guessed at; but now we’re supposed to get it exactly, the Truth, vindicated Truth. See? Notice.

71 Now, there was a—a little girl in the west, that how she had—she had fell in love with a… A man had fell in love with her. As a buyer of the cattle, come out there for the Armour Company. And—and they had a—a great… The boss come one day, the boss’s son from Chicago, and, course, they put them on a regular, western frontier. The—the girls there, they dressed up; each one was going to get this boy, sure, you know, ’cause that was the main man’s boy. So, they dressed in their western frontier.

(Continuation)

77 So, this—this young girls put on a—a regular western carry-on for this boy when he—he come out. And each one of them was sure they was going to get this boy.

78 There was a little cousin there on the ranch, and she was an orphan, and so she just done all the—the work for these. Cause, they had to have their fingernails fixed, you know, and they couldn’t wash the dishes for the hands and things. And she done all the real hard work.

79 And then, finally, when the boy came, they went out and got him in an old western style, the buckboard. And they come in, shooting their guns and carrying on, you know, and acting up. And that night they had a great big dance out there, on a—on an old-fashion dance, and all the ranchers around, about, and coming in with their dancing, and so forth. And, first thing you know, why, this went on, was jubilee for two or three days.

80 Then, one night, this boy stepped out, till… of the place, just to rest a while from the dance, and got away from these girls. And he happened to look, going down towards the corral. There went a little girl, kind of ragged-looking. And she had a dishpan full of water, she washed the dishes. And he thought, “I never seen her before. I—I wonder where she come from?” So he just puts it in his way to go around beside of the—the bunkhouse, and go down there and come back, side of the corral, and met her.

81 She was barefooted. She stopped. She held her head down. She seen who it was, and she was very shy. She knew this great person. And she was just a cousin to these other girls. Their father was foreman on this big Armour outfit, so they kept… She kept looking down. She was ashamed of being barefooted.

82 He said, “What’s your name?” She told him. Said, “Why ain’t you out there to the… where the rest of them is?” And she kind of made excuses.

83 And so, the next night, he watched for her again. Finally…He was sitting out there. And they all got to carrying on, everything. He—he sit on the corral fence and watched for her to come, throw the dishwater out. And he watched her. And he said to her, he said, “You know my real purpose of being here?” She said, “No, sir, I don’t.”

84 Said, “My purpose of being here is hunting a wife.” He said, “I find a character in you that they don’t have.” I was thinking of the Church, you see. Said, “Will you marry me?” She said, “Me? Me? I—I can’t think of such a thing, me.”

85 See, that’s the main boss’s son. He owned all the companies and ranches throughout the country, and everything, you see. Said, said, “Yes.” Said, “I—I couldn’t find one in Chicago. I—I want a real wife. I want a wife with character. And the thing that I’m looking for, I see it in you.” Said, “Will you marry me?” She said, “Well…” It startled her. And she said, “Yes.”

86 And he said, “Well…” Told her he would be back. Said, “Now, you just make yourself ready, and a year from today I’ll be back. Well…And I’ll get you, and I’ll take you away from here. You won’t have to work like this no more. I’ll take you. And I’ll go to Chicago, and I’ll build you a home like you’ve never seen.”

87 She said, “I don’t, never—never had a home. I’m an orphan,” she said.

88 He said, “I’ll build you a home, a real one.” Said, “I’ll be back.”

89 He kept in track with her, during the time, the year. She worked everything that she could do, to save enough money at her dollar-a-day, or whatever she had with her board, to buy her wedding dress. Perfect type of the Church! See? See? She got her garments ready.

90 And, you know, when she displayed this wedding garment, her—her cousins said, “Why, you poor, silly kid. You mean to think that a man like that would have anything to do with you?”

91 She said, “But he promised me.” Amen. Said, “He has promised.” Said, “I believe his word.”

92 “Oh, he was just making a fool out of you.” Said, “If he’d have got somebody, he’d have got one of them.”

93 “Yes,” said, “but he promised me. I’m looking for it.” Amen. I am, too.

94 So, kept getting later and later. The day finally arrived, certain hour he was to be there, so she dressed in her garment. And she hadn’t even heard from him. But she knowed he would be there, so she dressed up in her wedding clothes, got things ready.

95 Well, then they really did laugh there. Cause, the main boss had sent up to the—to the foreman, or—or to…Ain’t none of the girls had heard nothing about it, so it was just all a mysterious thing to them. That is, too. It sure is.

96 But this girl, just in face of all of it, upon the basis of his word that he would be back for her.

97 So, they got to laughing. And put their hands around one another, and dancing around her. Said, “Ha!” Laugh, you know, like that, said, “Poor, little, silly kid!”

98 She just stood there, not a bit of blush in her. She was holding her flowers. And her wedding garment all fixed; she had struggled, you know. “His Bride has made Herself ready.” See? She kept holding her flowers, waiting.

99 They said, “Now, I told you it was wrong. See, he ain’t coming.” Said, “I got five more minutes.” Said, “He’ll be here.” Oh, they just laughed!

100 And just about time the old clock ticked up to five minutes, they heard the horses galloping, sand rolling under the wheels. The old buckboard stopped.

101 She jumped from between them, and out the door. And he jumped out of the carriage, and she flew into his arms. He said, “It’s all over now, honey.” Left her little old cousin denominations sitting there, looking. She—she went to Chicago, to her home.

102 I know of another great promise like that, too, yet. “I’ve gone to prepare a place for you; coming back to receive you.” They might be saying we’re crazy. But, brother, to me, right now, and these Seals breaking like this, under this supernatural thing, I can almost hear the sound, as that clock of time ticks away into Eternity there. I can almost see that Angel standing there and saying, at the last of that seventh angel’s Message, “Time shall be no more.” That little, loyal Bride will fly away into the arms of Jesus one of these days, be taken to the Father’s House.

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