Friday, December 25, 2020

BIBLE STUDY #58 – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2020

TITLE: BUILDING THE HOUSE OF GOD

ACCORDING TO THE DIVINE BLUEPRINT

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Thursday, July 8, 1999

Piura, Peru

Source Scriptures: Hebrews 3:5-6

Matthew 16:13-20

BOOK OF THE SEALS

God hiding Himself in simplicity… – Page 14

Rev. William M. Branham

79 Then the true Son of David, as we’re going to see in this lessons coming on in this week, will then come to His Temple, the Temple of God, the real Tabernacle which He has gone away to construct now. For, He said, in John 14, “In My Father’s House are many mansions, and I will go…” What did He mean by that? It’s already foreordained. “And I’ll go to prepare a Place for you, and will return back, to receive you unto Myself.” And, of course, we know that’ll be in the great Age to come. And the true Seed of David will take the Throne, which is Jesus Christ, and there will reign over the Church, as His Bride, in the House with Him, and over the twelve tribes of Israel, throughout all Eternity.

80 And these little places; as David, could not build the true Tabernacle of God, because he wasn’t prepared to do it. There was nothing he could do. He was a mortal, and had shed blood. So is it today, to us, we are not prepared to build the true Tabernacle of God. There’s only One can do that, and It’s being in Its construction now.

81 But this little tabernacle, along with the temple that Solomon built Him, and along with the others, are only temporary places of worship until the time comes when the real Tabernacle will be set up upon the earth. “And righteousness shall reign from sky to sky. And there will be no more sorrow.” There’ll be no funerals preached in that Tabernacle. There’ll be no more weddings, for the Wedding will be one great Wedding for Eternity. What a time that will be!

82 But let us purpose in our heart, today, that in commemoration and waiting for that Tabernacle to come, that we will so characterize ourself by His Spirit, that we will worship in this place as if we were in that other Place, waiting for that Place to come.

 

BOOK OF QUOTATIONS (in Spanish) – Page 37

Adoption #4

Jeffersonville, IN, 5-22-1960

Rev. William M. Branham

311 – “Now, notice, then the Coming of the Lord Jesus is so close at hand until the Spirit from way down in here… just barely justification, sanctification, baptism of the Holy Spirit, and now right into the time of the coming of the Headstone. The Church has got to be so perfectly like Christ until Christ and the Church can unite together, the same Spirit. And if the Spirit of Christ is in you, It makes you live the life of Christ, act the life of Christ, do the works of Christ. ‘He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also.’ Jesus said that. See? Now we’re going to have, we got a ministry coming that’s just exactly like the life of Christ. What does that ministry identify? The Coming of the Lord. / Look at the Lutheran church under justification, coming just so freshly from Catholicism, look at it moving. Then look at Wesley coming a little closer, into sanctification, weaving into the Scriptures. Look at right in between, the Wesley. Then the next thing come in was the Pentecostal age. And the Pentecostal age with the restoration of the gifts, the spiritual gifts. Now, look at the age coming now right up to the Headstone. See what I mean? The Coming of the Lord, the made known. God and all creations is waiting for the church to positionally find its place.”

 

WE WILL ALL BE TESTED TO BE ADOPTED – VOL. I

Pages 6-8

Looking at the full picture

(Ministers’ Meeting)

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Wednesday, July 17, 1974

Valencia, Venezuela

In other words, one in constructions, those who have worked in constructions know that a builder, in addition to being a builder, if it is an important construction, it has a master builder and has an engineer there, and there is a builder; and they are the ones who know what they are doing, because they are the ones who have the blueprint. And any builder who gets to work and puts blocks in his own way, if he puts them in the wrong way, then… and it is not in accordance with the blueprint, they can say to him: “What you did, throw it to the ground and start again in accordance with how you were told to do things.”

So it is not – we as ministers are building, because those who build the congregation, God’s instrument is the pastor. That is why it also says, speaking of the builders of the Lord’s time back then, it says that the Stone which the builders rejected was made the cornerstone; the builders were the ministers. So we are in that position of builders.

And Paul said: “Let him who builds, watch how he builds, and let him who overbuilds also watch how he overbuilds; for every man’s work shall be tried, and fire shall try it; and if that work be found to be evil (badly done), it shall be burnt up, so that the individual may be saved1.”

In other words, salvation is, well, not affected, but the work one does is affected: It has been done in vain; and we don’t want to work in vain. And if we do something in the Lord’s Work, we want to make it a blessing for the whole Bride, and to not affect the Bride in something or somewhere.

So when we put a block or a brick, or whatever it is, be sure it goes in that place; and put everything on it, don’t put it loose either, that it may fall and destroy someone; because some loose bricks in a big construction, and if the ones that are loose are the foundation, and anyone touches them and those that are loose fall away, the whole wall may fall; everything that one has worked on may fall to the ground.

It is the same as when one makes a construction on columns, and one comes and throws cement on those columns and does all that; if the columns are badly made and break, he lost all the work he had done on them. That is why we have to be very careful in those things that we do in the Lord’s Work, and be sure of what we are doing, so that it may be in accordance with the Blueprint; because there is a Blueprint for us to let ourselves be guided by Him.

So, knowing that this is so, since one of the most important things is to check our work, each one individually; and when many of us are working on the same work, then we can help each other, and our work has to be checked.

 

THE VISION OF THE GREAT TENT CATHEDRAL – VOL. I

Pages 229-230

The Blueprint of the Spiritual Temple of Jesus Christ

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Sunday, August 26, 2001

Cayey, Puerto Rico

Now, what color was the most holy place? Gold, and it was in the west; that is why the Age of the Cornerstone is the Golden Age of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Notice the wood also, notice the gold and the wood: The wood is one color, and the gold (golden color), they give olive color; and also the cherubim that Solomon placed: Of olive wood covered with gold; there you have, in the most holy place, everything is wheat color.

See, everything is thus prepared: The boards as well, with which the most holy place was made; and so on, everything testifies to the color of ripe wheat, which is olive colored; and furthermore, the Angel who appeared to the Reverend William Branham in his theophanic angelic body was wheat-colored, olive-colored, not white but cinnamon-colored or tanned.

Therefore, even the Angel that appeared to the Reverend William Branham, who continues working in the Work of Christ, and then appears in the Tent Vision when the Reverend William Branham has already departed, notice, that Angel will be in the fulfillment of the Tent Vision, in the small wooden room; and the small wooden room is also wheat-colored.

So you see how everything comes together in Latin America and the Caribbean for the construction of the Most Holy Place of the spiritual Temple of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ.

 

STAY WITH THE WORD – Part VII – Page 72

God calling and gathering His people, and preparing them for their transformation

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Austin, Texas, United States

Just as the Voice of God sounded as a Trumpet, in every age, through the messenger of each age, in the Age of the Cornerstone that Trumpet sounds, the Trumpet of God, the Voice of God, the Voice of Christ calling His elect and preparing them to be changed and taken with Christ to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

With that Last Trumpet or Final Message each of God’s elect belonging to the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ receives the faith, the revelation, to be changed and raptured. Everything is simple.

There is a diagram or blueprint for every Work that God does, and this is no exception; this promised Work of God also has a diagram or blueprint, which was designed by God.

 

THE VISION OF THE GREAT TENT CATHEDRAL

VOL. III – Pages 32-33

The active Church of the Lord Jesus Christ

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Santiago de Chile, Chile

When the temple was completed, the people could look at it and say: “I have a small piece there. I am represented there in what I did in support of that project.” And in itself, every person is represented in the temple, in the tabernacle that Moses built; we also find the presence of God in that place.
The greatest work that can be done is the work that is done for whom? For God.

We also have the construction of the temple that King Solomon built, a temple for God, for the Name of God, where the Name of God was. And when something is going to be done for God, every person has the opportunity to participate in that blessing. You can’t take away people’s opportunity, you have to give the opportunity to everyone.

And that is why King Solomon gave the opportunity to all the people to bring materials, as it was ordered by the king. And David, also knowing these things beforehand, he wanted to have a very important part; and he was storing gold, silver, iron and so on, many materials (and then he tells him…) and also wood; and he tells Solomon (because David was not the person assigned in the Divine Program to build the temple)… then he gives him the blueprint, of which he said: “This was drawn up by God’s finger, these blueprints (and he says to him): Now, Solomon, take courage, start, build the temple, and here you have gold that I stored, silver and all the other things; and if something is missing, you put it.” And he gave the opportunity to all the people so that each one could have a part in that construction.

This is how it is at all times: In the midst of Christianity, when a temple is to be built, the people are given the opportunity to bring their collaboration, their support, their voluntary offerings, for the construction of a temple for God. This is how it is when a temple is going to be built in the midst of Christianity: The people have the opportunity to be participants in that project. And so it is for the construction of this temple in Cayey, Puerto Rico, of The Great Tent Cathedral. It is a temple for God, and therefore everyone has the opportunity to participate in that work, in and for that construction.

In addition, we know that every person who works in the Work of God, in one way or another, is storing treasures (where?) in Heaven, in the Kingdom of God. Christ taught this.

 

STAY WITH THE WORD – Part XII

Pages 63-64

The secrets that God kept for the end of time

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Sunday, September 9, 2001

Bogota, Colombia

The Age of the Cornerstone is the stage pertaining to this end time in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, in the creation or construction of the Church of Jesus Christ, which is nothing less than the spiritual Temple of Jesus Christ, and therefore has a Divine Blueprint, which Christ has been using for the construction or creation of His Church, His spiritual Temple.

This same Divine Blueprint was used by the prophet Moses for the construction of the tabernacle that God ordered him to build; and also it was used by King Solomon for the construction of the temple, called Solomon’s temple.

 

STAY WITH THE WORD – Part V

Pages 66-67

The Message that foreruns the Second Coming of Christ

(Ministers’ Meeting)

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Monday, December 16, 2002

Cali, Colombia

Now, let’s read something here. Now, we have seen that the Reverend William Branham places Moses and Elijah, the Two Olive Trees, among the gentiles, to take the Message back to the Hebrews.

And now, those ministries are to be among the gentiles, in the Church of Jesus Christ, in the stage relevant to this end time. Therefore, those ministries can’t be in Luther’s age, nor Wesley’s, nor the Pentecostal; they have to be in the Age of the Cornerstone, which is the Age of the Most Holy Place.

Where were the two golden cherubim upon the mercy seat? Where were the two cherubim of olive wood covered with gold in the most holy place in the temple that Solomon built? In the most holy place, with their wings extended covering the ark of the covenant.

So where should the ministries of the Two Olive Trees be in the Church of Jesus Christ? In the Most Holy Place. See? Everything has to be in line with the Word of God. Everything has to be according to the blueprint that God made for the construction of His spiritual Temple, which He reflected in the tabernacle that Moses built and the temple that King Solomon built.

So we have seen this divine mystery. Therefore, where will the ministry of Moses and Elijah be presented? In the Most Holy Place of the spiritual Temple of Christ.

Where will the call of the Great Voice of Trumpet be, calling the elect from among the gentiles and then the elect of the Hebrew people? In the stage of the Most Holy Place of the spiritual Temple of Christ.

Where will the fulfillment of the full manifestation of God’s power in the Last Day be? In the Church of Jesus Christ, in the Most Holy Place of that spiritual Temple.

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1 First Corinthians 3:10-15