BIBLE STUDY #57 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2020
TITLE: THE BATTLE OF THE SEVENTH SEAL
IN THE GREAT MYSTERY OF THE SEVENTH SEAL
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, May 3, 1998
Source Scriptures: First Corinthians 15:49-58
TIME OF STRUGGLE
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, May 9, 1982
We find that Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, then, has also run from Babylon to the Americas, to the Western continent. We can see that the last stage or phase of the kingdom of the gentiles will be connected with America: The feet of iron and clay1 will have a part in America.
So we can see, then, that a part of the feet of iron and clay will be fulfilled in America, it will have a part in the feet of iron and clay. And those feet will be joined by other nations to properly make those feet of iron and clay. They must also have a religion; because all empires have a religion, like the religion of the State or of the empire. They will seek a religion, they will form the feet of iron and clay, which will be the last of the empires of the gentile kingdom.
But being alive in the end time, then America will also have the important part of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, which is the Coming of the Stone not cut out of hands2, which will also appear, according to Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, in the West. He will appear in the West to wound the image in the feet; for the image of the kingdom of the gentiles will be working in the West as well.
That is why the Coming of the Stone not cut by hands will be in the West as well, because it will be like the lightning that comes from the East, but shows itself, reveals itself, in the West3. That lightning is the Coming of the Lord; and that Stone not cut out of hands that comes, is the Lord in His Second Coming.
Then there will be a battle, then it will be a time of struggle; because whenever there are promises of freedom, of deliverance, there are struggles to obtain freedom.
“TIME OF STRUGGLE.”
Don’t be afraid, don’t be afraid when you see these struggles going on in Latin America. Rather, pray to God so that God defends Latin America.
If we were living in Wesley’s time, we would be living in England; if we were living in Luther’s time, we would be living in Germany; and if some problem was formed, that they wanted to destroy the continent where our age was, we would pray for our continent, because that is the place where we would be living in our age.
But we have been given Latin America, we have been given the place that is in darkness and shadow of death; but let us pray that the Light may shine on it, and let us pray that God may defend our continent, defend the place where He has placed us to develop this age.
TIME OF ANGUISH AND FREEDOM
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, December 26, 1999 (Second activity) – Cayey, Puerto Rico
And God’s enemy, the devil, will rise against the Work that Christ will be carrying out; the devil through the antichrist, the man of sin, the beast, will be rising against that manifestation of Christ in the midst of His Church. And what happened in Heaven, where God’s enemy rebelled against God, and Michael with His Army fought against the devil and defeated him, and threw him to Earth; that battle that was fought in Heaven, you see, it will be reflected on Earth in this end time.
And the devil through the antichrist, the man of sin, the beast, rising against the Work of Christ in the Last Day, will be the update of Revelation, chapter 12: Of what happened in Heaven happening on Earth in the midst of Christianity, and therefore in the midst of the human race.
The Reverend William Branham once had a dream or a vision where he saw a serpent persecuting a brother of his and a friend of his4; and that is nothing but the ancient serpent, the devil, Satan, in the Last Day bringing that squeeze and persecuting the Anointed One of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Angel Messenger of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the group of the Last Day that will be with the Angel of the Lord Jesus Christ. But the Angel of Jesus Christ and the group that will be with the Angel of Jesus Christ will have the Archangel Michael and the Archangel Gabriel on their side. In other words, although there will be a struggle, there will be a Victory in Divine Love, which is promised.
So from one moment to another that squeeze will come. But remember: When that squeeze comes, remember that it is time for a great blessing from God to be manifested in the elect of God: It is for the adoption of all the elect of God who have worked in the Work of Christ with the Angel of Jesus Christ, and will have finished the work being in mortal bodies, and therefore they will continue the work being in the eternal, immortal and glorified body; and in about 30 or 40 days we will be working in the Work of Christ with the new body, and we will carry out the work relevant to those days.
And if we have worked in these mortal bodies in the Work of Christ and have been successful, how will it be in the new body that He will give us?! He will give us the new body to work those 30 or 40 days, and then be taken with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
THE REWARDS OF THE SEVENTH SEAL (Ministers’ Meeting)
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Wednesday, April 22, 1998 – Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
And now, let’s see (here, I don’t have it at hand, perhaps)… Let’s see page 138 of the book of The Seals; let’s see if there is something there, since we have mentioned… let’s see what page 137 and 138 say, the forerunner of the Second Coming of Christ, our brother Branham; there you can… I am going to read a little bit there and no…5
“336 I want to ask you people something. After Christ was cut off from the earth, in the three and a half years of His ministry, and what destroyed the temple? Who destroyed it? Rome! Sure. Constantine or, no, I beg your pardon, Titus, the Roman general, he destroyed the prince. Now notice.
Watch this, fellows. Come right on down, this wall.
337 When Jesus was born, the red dragon in heaven stood at the woman, to devour her Child as soon as It was born. Is that right? Who was it, tried to devour the Child when It was born? [“Rome.”] Rome. See? There is the red dragon. Here is your prince. Here is your beast. See? There they are, every one of them, just the same, see, ‘devour the Child.’ God caught It up into Heaven and sat on His Throne. That’s where Christ is now till the time appointed.”
And now, let’s leave this here alone, because I have never wanted to talk openly about certain things yet; but let’s leave it alone… For the end time there are three and a half years left of the seventieth week, where other things will be happening, which are the ones that pertain to the end time.
Look, when the Church, let’s see, here he is reading from Revelation 12: Page 141, he says6:
“361 Now notice, at the end time, at the end of the church ages now, he is called… He and his children are called the antichrist, ’cause anything that’s against Christ is anti-Christ. And anything that’s against the Word is against Christ, ’cause Christ is the Word. Now he’s antichrist (that is, the one who is against Christ, he is the antichrist).
 But in Revelation 12:7-9, ‘Satan,’ the spirit, ‘the devil (that is, the spirit of the devil, Satan, the devil),’ which is up there now, ‘accuser of our brethren.’
363 The Church is taken up, and Satan is cast out. When the Church goes up, Satan comes down, then Satan incarnates himself in the antichrist and is called ‘the beast.’”
And then, what happens? The battle we saw in Heaven, then it will be here on Earth.
And this Seal, First Seal, is a Seal that contains many important things regarding what will be happening at this time.
Look here, on page 145, it says, speaking of the covenant that the beast will make with the Jews, and with that covenant he will keep the money of the Jews7:
“396 And then he becomes a beast. He breaks his covenant, and he ravishes. He tears out the rest of that woman’s seed, like that. And spurts water out of his mouth; makes war. And there will be weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth.
397 And the Bride is getting married, in Glory, see, same time.”
Then on page 146 he says, he talks about Christ and he also talks about the antichrist here, he says8:
“400 But, you see, when Christ come, a Sword went forth from His mouth, like a lightning flash. It went forth and consumed His enemies, and cast away the devil. It cut away everything else. And He come, His vesture dipped in blood, and on His thigh was written, ‘The Word of God.’ Amen. Here He come, with His army, coming from Heaven.”
And now, speaking of the other rider, the one with the yellow horse, which began in Revelation, chapter 6, verse 1 and on, first a white horse appeared, then it passed and its color changed: White horse, then (what horse, Miguel?, black?) red, and then black, and then yellow:
“401 That white-horse rider has been in the land all the time. He will change from antichrist. He does that, and becomes to a false prophet. See, he first started, an antichrist, the spirit; then he become a false prophet; then, later, when the devil is cast out, he is incarnate then with the devil. Three stages! The first, he’s a devil, to begin with, a spirit of the devil; then he becomes a false prophet, teacher of a false doctrine; next thing, he comes as the very devil himself, incarnate. See? There he is.
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.”
And we are going to leave it there alone, because there are many things there, that I have tried to keep as much as possible…, let’s say, as quiet as possible, those things; “not to disturb the anthill too much (as they say)” before time, but to leave everything there alone. When the time comes, all that which has been prophesied to happen, will be seen: The spirit of the antichrist, the devil, will be seen manifested, will be seen incarnated in a man; and on the other hand, the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit incarnated in another man, which will be the Angel of the Lord Jesus Christ. And there will be those who in Heaven had that fight, they will be here on Earth.
This is the struggle of Revelation, chapter 17, verse 8 to 18, where, notice, it says, let’s see [verse 11]:
“And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.”
THE OVERCOMERS OF THE END OF TIME
Dr. William Soto Santiago
Sunday, January 12, 1992 – Cayey, Puerto Rico
So, who are the overcomers of the end of time? Here we are; and this is why we are being well fed with the Word, because God doesn’t allow a persecution to come, a squeeze to come, a fight to come, if His children are not well prepared, well trained for that battle that is to come.
Don’t leave the Word, the Message at all, and you will obtain the Victory of the Divine Love. Don’t argue with anyone, or fight with anyone, but stay in the Word.
Whoever wants the Word you have, bring it to him through booklets, through videos, through tape recordings; and also by speaking to him personally; and in activities, different activities that we are carrying out, and others that we will carry out as well; and so that everybody knows the Message of the end of time, the Message of the Gospel of the Kingdom, with which we will obtain the Victory of the Divine Love.
BOOK OF THE SEALS – The Sixth Seal – Page 434-435
Rev. William M. Branham
 Not only here, but, the world over, the thing is polluted!
352 And the world, the nature, (God have mercy!) the whole world’s in—in birth pains. The world is trying, she is “travailing,” Isaiah said. What’s the matter? She is in…trying to bring forth a new world, for the Millennium, where all the…?…Trying to birth a new world, for a new people that won’t sin and pollute her. That’s right. She is in travail. That’s the reason the—the…We’re in travail, Christ, to bring forth the Bride. Everything is travailing and groaning. See, there is something fixing to happen.
353 And this Sixth Plague lets her go. Brother, the earthquake bursts open, and the stars shake, volcanics will come forth, and the earth will renew itself. New lava will break forth from the center of the earth. And she’ll crumble, all around and around and around, when she spins out in yonder.
354 And I tell you, one morning when Jesus and His Bride comes back to the earth, there will be a paradise of God there. That, oh, my, them old warriors of the battle, walk down through there with their friends and loved ones. The anthems will fill the air, of an Angelic host. “Oh, it was well done, My good and faithful servant. Enter into the joys of the Lord, that’s been prepared for you, like you should have had back there before Eve started the ball a rolling in sin.” Amen!
Printed in Puerto Rico
1 Daniel 2:33
2 Daniel 2:34
3 Matthew 24:27
4 Paradox – December 10, 1961
5 The Seals in English, page 163
6 The Seals in English, page 166
7 The Seals in English, page 171
8 The Seals in English, page 172