Friday, November 27, 2020

BIBLE STUDY #50 – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2020

TITLE: TRAVELING THROUGH THE WILDERNESS

OF THE EARTHLY LIFE

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Friday, May 21, 1999

(Second activity)

Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico

Source scripture: Hebrews 4:1-13

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

Page 88

The Creator

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Sunday, October 13, 1985

Maturin, Venezuela

The human being can’t be discouraged by anything on this Earth, because there have always been problems; there were problems in the past, there are problems in the present and there are always problems on Earth; but let us not look at the problems to be afraid, but to rather set our sight on that Program of the Creator and to see which is the part that corresponds to us in that Divine Creation that is being carried out in this time in which we live.

Others had their part in the past, assumed their correct position and came to be a part of that creative program.

(…) So in this stage in which we live we have to strive, we have to exceed ourselves, we have to work, we have to study; all these things correspond to the earthly life in these earthly bodies. And we can’t get discouraged while we are in these bodies, we have to do what corresponds to these bodies, without getting discouraged, with the hope of having the new body, which will come by divine creation, by the creative Word in that Program of the Creator.

We can’t think of walking backwards, it doesn’t matter that on this planet Earth things are not very good. They are so good for God’s Program that we can say it is the best time for the Creator’s Divine Program.

It is the time that all believers in the Bible have desired to live; and you and I have been given it without you having said: “I want to live in the end time.” We have appeared here on Earth without knowing that we were going to appear in the end time; but the Creator did know, because it is a Program of His; it is not our program, it is His Program; and we are privileged people to live on this planet Earth at such an important time in the Divine Program.

 

BOOK OF QUOTATIONS (in Spanish) – Page 153

The anointed ones at the end time

Jeffersonville, IN, 7-25-65

Rev. William M. Branham

1370 – “Look at those people who come out under Moses’ prophecy, come out of that organization, and come out of everything, under the prophecy, saw the great works and wonders, and things like that, and come up to the borderline of going in. / Now, Israel was interdenominational. It had no land, had no home. It was going to a home. We have no church. We’re no… We’re—we’re going to a Church, the Church of the Firstborn, the Church that’s in Glory; not the church that’s on earth, by a man. The Church that’s in Glory, the called-out ones, predestinated to Eternal Life, see, going to their Home. And when they come up to the place to cross over, they doubted the Word, and come back. After Joshua and Caleb and them had went over and brought back a bunch of grapes, to prove to them the land was there, the Word of God’s promise, ‘It’s a good land, milk and honey.’ And brought it back, on this side, to prove it to them. And they tasted of it, and said, ‘Oh, oh, we can’t do it, though.’ What happened? They perished in the wilderness. They stayed right there and organized themselves, and died, every one of them. But the ones that went over and brought back, Joshua and Caleb; Moses was translated.”

 

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

Page 193-194

We will all be tested

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Wednesday, July 22, 1998

(Second activity)

Antofagasta, Chile

(…) And even in the work we do we are tested. There can be no selfishness, but divine love, in our soul, for our beloved Lord Jesus Christ.

After salvation, the greatest privilege we have in the Mystical Body of Christ is to work in His Work. This is a privilege that every one of you has and I have too.

Everyone should be concerned about his salvation as well as about his work in the Lord; because all of us are tested. WE ALL WILL BE TESTED, says our topic of this occasion.

And on the trajectory in our earthly life, remember, we are being (what?) tested.

Don’t lose sight that we are all being tested as individuals on the trajectory of our earthly life in the Mystical Body of the Lord Jesus Christ. Every human being is being tested.

And now, we thank Christ for knowing that we are being tested, which helps us to be diligent in expressing our love for Christ, even as we work in His Work, which is one of the ways in which and through which we express our love for Him.

It is not just saying: “I love Christ.” If we love Him, then let us work for Him in His Work.

 

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

Pages 180-181

Breaking the barriers of ignorance

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Monday, May 18, 1998

Guatemala City, Guatemala

And now, if anyone has health problems: God is our Healer. If a person can believe what the Scripture says: He carried our diseases as He carried our sins as well… Just as you, when you receive Christ as your Savior, you receive (what?) salvation; and when you accept Christ as Healer also, well, you obtain (what?) healing of the body.

Now, you have to believe that in the depths of your soul. When you carry this Divine Truth, this Divine Light to your soul, to your subconscious, you bring it down there to your soul: This has to materialize in you, just as the salvation of Christ materializes in you, because you believed it there in the depth of your soul.

And this is how all the blessings are, all the divine promises that Christ has made, that God has made for His children, both the blessings of the Old Testament and those of the New Testament. You must believe them, take them there in the depths of your soul; and even if the circumstances are contrary, remain believing them.

For example, a person believing in Christ as his Savior, when difficult moments come into his life and trials come into his life, the person in his soul remains believing that even though he has problems Christ saved him, and someday he will have a new body and live for all eternity.

No matter how many problems arise in his earthly life, the person in his soul believes that any negative thing that can come to his mind in an instance is impossible; but it can’t come to his soul, because he rejects it with something positive; you fight the negative with the positive.

When negative, bad thoughts come to your mind, how will you fight them? Well, think good things, positive things. And if you think positive things, what happens? The negative thoughts go away. If you in the darkness turn on a light, what happens? Well, the darkness goes away. And so are the negative thoughts in our mind.

Remember, bad thoughts sometimes come to every person. Don’t let them stay there; because if they stay there, they go down to the soul and will do great harm. Fight them from the depths of your soul: By raising positive thoughts to your mind, start thinking about things of God, start singing, and all those harmful things have to leave.

And now, see how the Light makes the darkness flee. And also the Scripture says1: “Resist (who?) the devil, and (what will happen?) he will flee from you.” That is the prince of darkness. And we resist the devil with what? With Christ in our soul and in our whole being, and he has to flee from us. If he brings evil thoughts, he has to flee with those evil thoughts to another place, and with whatever else.

 

BOOK OF QUOTATIONS (in Spanish) – Page 151

Trying to do God a service without being the will of God

Jeffersonville, IN, 7-18-65

Rev. William M. Branham

1347 – “So say I, in the Name of Jesus Christ! Don’t you add one thing. Don’t take, put your own ideas in It. You just say what is said on those tapes. You just do exactly what the Lord God has commanded to do. Don’t add to It. / Don’t take from It. Just believe It and walk humble before the Lord your God, for we’re nearing the going into the Land. / Don’t take some new thing. They’re flying everywhere, and there’ll be more than that come. But don’t take these new things. The Lord your God has declared to you what is Truth. / Don’t never start or try an organization. Don’t try to build upon anything else. But stay humble before the Lord your God, for it looks like the gates may open into the promised Land soon. Then let us go in with the true singing and rejoicing, when the Bride and Groom takes its place at the Throne.”

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1 James 4:7