Sunday, January 16, 2022

BIBLE STUDY #169 – SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2022

TITLE: JESUS CHRIST SEEKING AND CALLING

THOSE WHO WILL DINE WITH HIM

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Sunday, November 15, 1998

(Second activity)

Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Source Scripture: Revelation 3:20

 

THE MYSTERY OF THE CORN OF WHEAT AND ITS FRUIT

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Sunday, May 19, 1996

(Second activity)

Monterrey, Mexico

(Volume 53)

The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Last Day is the reproduction of the first Corn of Wheat that fell to the ground; for the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is the reproduction of Jesus Christ. It has been going through different stages and the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ has been a mystery; for we find that in Christianity there was wheat and there were tares: children of God and children of the evil one, of the devil. But in the Last Day, Christ has said that He, through the ministry of His Angels, will carry out a separation: and will cast the tares, the sons of the evil one, into the furnace of fire, in the great tribulation, where they will be burned, and He will gather the wheat in the Last Day through the ministry of His Angels, and will place them in the God’s Storehouse; that is why in the Last Day the elect of God are called and gathered in the Age of the Cornerstone, to be soon transformed and raptured.

We are receiving the light of the Sun to mature, to reach the stature of a perfect man, to become mature, and to be in the image and likeness of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ, the Corn of Wheat that fell to the ground. We are all sons and daughters of God, Corns of Wheat, who are receiving the light of the Sun of Righteousness, the light of the rising Sun in the Last Day, to mature, and thus to be transformed in this Last Day.

 

WHAT OTHERS DESIRED TO SEE AND HEAR

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Monday, February 26, 1996

Santiago de Chile, Chile

(Volume 55)

And spiritually one has to have the Testimony of Jesus Christ relevant to his age to be in the race; otherwise one is running in vain, it doesn’t count to receive the prize there at the finish line.

Now, those who took the scepter in the middle, are coming to where the last ones who will run the last part are, and there they intertwine, they give the scepter; and in that intertwine you see, not five people running, but ten. The group that is finishing is always seen running in the interlaces, and you see the group that has started, which is the one that takes the most speed. This was said by the prophet John the Baptist in the following way: “It is for Him to increase and for me to decrease.”1

In a race, those who have already finished, or are finishing, would say: “It is this one’s turn to run more than me; it is my turn to reduce the race, because I have already delivered the testimony, the scepter, the baton.” The race of the one who already finished, although apparently it is seen that he is still running, but it doesn’t count without the scepter. When did he finish his race? When he passed on the scepter, that is when he finished.

Now, we find that a great prophet of God said: “Lord, when my time is over and the waves come upon me, may I be able to deliver this sword to another who is faithful.” And when his time was over, and the waves came to him, and it was his turn to pass to the other side of the river, through physical death, and he passed to the other side, to Paradise, his race was up to that point; and from then on, another would take the Sword for Jesus Christ continue forward the Work relevant to the Last Day in the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ.

(…) Now, they received the first fruits of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost and from the Day of Pentecost until now; but now we have the promise of the fullness of the Holy Spirit for the Last Day, so that we may be transformed and raptured, and have an eternal body. It is with the fullness of the Spirit of God that we will obtain our transformation and the rapture that He has promised.

And that is why the Second Coming of Christ as the Lion of the tribe of Judah is promised in the Scripture. But first Christ’s ministry as the Lion of the tribe of Judah has to be fulfilled, His Reclaiming Work in the Last Day; that ministry that we don’t know how many years it needs to complete its ministerial work here on Earth in the midst of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

But then, at the end of that ministry, at the end of the Seventh Seal, the fullness will come and the transformation will come to all of us. And then we will be here from 30 to 40 days: The dead in Christ will have already resurrected, they will be with us from 30 to 40 days here on Earth, as Christ was with the saints who resurrected with Him, He was 40 days here on Earth, appearing to His disciples; and the saints, it says that they appeared to many in the city.

Then Christ ascended with them, and on the 40th day He left; 40 days after He was resurrected. And then, ten days after ascending to heaven, the Holy Spirit came upon 120 people.

So we can see that there is time for everything in God’s Program; the important thing is, in each age and in each dispensation, to see and hear what those who lived in other ages and other dispensations desired to see and hear; in other words, to see the fulfillment of what God has promised for that age or for that dispensation, to see it fulfilled in human flesh, in the messenger sent by God for that age or for that dispensation. Therein lies the blessedness; because that is where you will be seeing the Spirit of Christ carrying out the Work relevant to that age or that dispensation.

 

THE TIME FOR THE GATHERING OF THE WHEAT AND THE BURNING OF THE CHAFF AND TARES

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Friday, June 7, 1996

Cayey, Puerto Rico

And when the fatuous or foolish virgins arrived, the door was already closed; they knocked at the door…; they don’t say they found oil, they didn’t say: “We have already found oil, our lamps are already lit,” none of those things; because there was no more opportunity (for them) to receive oil in their lamps. And those who had oil in their lamps, that is, those who had been born again of the Water and the Spirit: they had entered with Christ into the Marriage, and the door was shut.

This shows that there will be a moment in the history of Christianity, where there will be despair; because many will desire to enter the Marriage of the Lamb in order to have the new body, the eternal body, to be transformed and then to be raptured. But not all professing Christianity will be transformed and raptured, but those who are represented in the wise virgins, which are those who will have received Christ as their Savior and will have been born again of the Water and the Spirit; and, therefore, will be within the Kingdom of God as members of the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ.

 

THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST IN HIS CHURCH

IN THE LAST DAY

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Sunday, May 19, 1996

Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

(Volume 53)

And the foolish virgins will also be under the ministry of this Angel in the Last Day. And not only the foolish virgins, but the wise virgins as well. For this is the Angel Messenger that comes with the Seal of the living God, with the Holy Spirit in the Last Day, sounding the Final Message; he comes with the Message of the Great Voice of Trumpet, with the Message of the Gospel of the Kingdom, for all the children of God. And it will be the Holy Spirit in him sounding the Last Trumpet or Great Voice of Trumpet; because he will be anointed by the Holy Spirit for that ministry.

That is why in Revelation, chapter 15, the fatuous virgins or foolish virgins appear, and they say [verse 3]:

“Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.”

How do they recognize Him? As King of the Saints, as King of kings and Lord of lords. That is the time when the foolish virgins will realize the revelation of Jesus Christ in His Church in the Last Day. But when they wake up to the reality, it will already be too late to be prepared for the transformation of their bodies, the wise virgins will have already entered, as Matthew says, as our beloved Lord Jesus Christ says in Matthew, chapter 25 and verse 10 and on, it says:

“And while they went to buy…”

To buy what? Oil. In other words, while they were looking for the Holy Spirit in the places and with the people who said they could give them the Holy Spirit, praying for them to receive the Holy Spirit; while they were looking for oil, looking for the Holy Spirit: “…the bridegroom came…”; in other words, the Second Coming of Christ was fulfilled. But they weren’t present; they were looking for the oil, the Holy Spirit, in other places; and they weren’t where He fulfilled His Coming.

And while they were going to buy oil, to buy:

“…the bridegroom came; and they that were ready (that is, the Holy Spirit) went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.”

What is a marriage? It is the union of two beings who love each other. And there, in the union of two beings who love each other, both become one flesh. And with the Coming of Christ, the Marriage of the Lamb takes place on Earth.

The Marriage of the Lamb is the union of Christ with His Church. And everything that Christ will do on Earth, because both are one flesh, He does it through His Church, where He will have His final ministry; for the Angel of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the last dispensational prophet, will be a member of the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ, anointed with the Holy Spirit, through whom Jesus Christ will be giving us His Final Message.

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1 John 3:30