Sunday, July 18, 2021

BIBLE STUDY #117 – SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2021

TITLE: JESUS CHRIST, THE ALPHA AND OMEGA

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Monday, October 26, 1998

(Second activity)

Valdivia, Los Rios, Chile

Source Scripture: Revelation 1:7-8 and 1:10-11

 

BOOK OF QUOTATIONS (in Spanish) – Page 43

The Smyrnaean Church Age

Jeffersonville, IN, 12-6-1960

Rev. William M. Branham

355 – “He was both Alpha and Omega and, of course, all was in between the two, all the other letters. But He specifically said, ‘Alpha and Omega.’”

 

BOOK OF QUOTATIONS (in Spanish) – Page 127

The Masterpiece

Jeffersonville, IN, 7-5-1964

Rev. William M. Branham

1135 – “The Word has become flesh, exactly like He promised in Luke 17, Malachi 4, and all, see, that’s right, Revelation. All true Life that was in the stalk, tassel, and husk, is now gathering in the Seed, ready for the resurrection, ready for the harvest. The Alpha has become Omega. Amen. The first come last, and the last is the first. The Seed, that went in, has come through a process and become the Seed again. / The Alpha and Omega is the same. ‘Al-…’ He said, ‘I am Alpha and Omega,’ He never said anything in between. Uh-huh. ‘I am Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last.’ Yes, sir. / The first ministry and the last ministry is the same. The first Message and the (second) last Message is the same thing.”

 

BOOK OF QUOTATIONS (in Spanish) – Page 46

The Philadelphian Church Age

Jeffersonville, IN, 12-10-1960

Rev. William M. Branham

390 – “He said, ‘I am Alpha and Omega.’ In other words, ‘I’ll be supreme in the first, I’ll be supreme in the last.’ The Lights rises in the East and sets in the West. It’s been a dismal, dark time, but ‘It shall be Light in the evening time.’ / He revealed His supreme Deity to the first church, Ephesus. Is that right? Well, now notice. Every one of these churches coming down through here, He revealed Himself in Deity only in His glorified form; but on this last one, He become Z, back to the original beginning again. See, ‘The first and the last.’”

 

BOOK OF QUOTATIONS (in Spanish) – Page 48

Revelation Chapter 4 #1

Jeffersonville, IN, 12-31-1960

Rev. William M. Branham

414 – “There’s a great shaking amongst the Elect. Great, powerful thing going on, but the world knows nothing of it. / And so is the Gospel today ‘Great.’ And the Gospel is shaking like It’s never shook before, but It’s shaking in the remnant. That’s right, fixing them ready. / ‘After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were… a trumpet…’ The Voice was the same Voice that walked in the seven golden candlesticks; same Voice, the Voice didn’t change. / Now, after He showed him all that mystery of them seven golden candlesticks (holding the seven stars, and a white wig on, and so forth, and feet like brass, and eyes like fire, the symbols), then he heard the same Voice (Watch.) speaking from Heaven.”

 

BOOK OF THE AGES

The Revelation of Jesus Christ – Page 19

Rev. William M. Branham

Ever since then people have failed to realize that there is just one God with three offices or manifestations. They know there is one God according to Scripture, but they try to make it the fantastic theory that God is like a bunch of grapes; three persons with the same Divinity shared equally by all. But it plainly says here in Revelation that Jesus is ‘That Which Is,’ ‘That Which Was,’ and ‘That Which Is to Come.’ He is the ‘Alpha and Omega,’ which means that He is the ‘A to Z’ or THE ALL OF IT. He is everything — the Almighty. He is the Rose of Sharon, the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star, the Righteous Branch, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. He is God, Almighty God. ONE GOD.

I Timothy 3:16 says, ‘And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into Glory.’ This is what the Bible says. It doesn’t say a thing about a first or second or third person here. It says God was manifest in flesh. One God. That ONE GOD was manifested in flesh. That ought to settle it. God came in a human form. That didn’t make Him ANOTHER GOD. HE WAS GOD, THE SAME GOD. It was a revelation then, and it is a revelation now. One God.

 

BOOK OF QUOTATIONS (in Spanish) – Page 71

The conflict between God and Satan

Clarksville, In, 5-31-1962

Rev. William M. Branham

611 – “The—the Bride must be unified, unified together by the Word. ‘My sheep hear My Voice.’ And This is His Voice on printed Word. All right. Unified by the Word, She makes Herself ready, not with the regular creed. Like Esther, when Esther was to be chosen to stand before the king, she didn’t adorn themselves with all the things, but she adorned herself with a sweet, meek spirit. That’s what the Bride is adorning Herself with, with all of the fruits of the Spirit following it. What She got? Assembling together in the fellowship of the Word.”

 

BOOK OF THE AGES

The Patmos Vision – Page 49

Rev. William M. Branham

Here it is. The First and Last, the Alpha and Omega: that’s ALL of it. The one true God. The Voice and Word of God. Reality and truth is at hand. What a thing it is to be in the Spirit. My, to be in the presence of God and hear from Him! “What thou seest, write in a book, and send it to the seven churches.” The voice that sounded forth His Word in the Garden of Eden and upon Mount Sinai, which voice was also heard in the excellent glory of the Mount of Transfiguration, was once again sounding forth, and this time to the seven churches with a complete and final revelation of Jesus Christ.

“Write the visions, John. Make a record of them for the ages which are to follow, for they are the true prophecies which MUST come to pass. Write them and send them out, making them known.”

John recognized that voice. Oh, you will recognize that voice when He calls if you are one of His own.

 

BOOK OF QUOTATIONS (in Spanish) – Page 166

I have heard but now I see

Shreveport, LA, 11-27-1965

Rev. William M. Branham

1479 – “Now, we’ve heard that in the last days that the Son of man will come among His people and reveal Himself to the people in the same way that He did at the… just before the destruction of Sodom. The Son of man, what did He do? He knowed the secrets that was in Sarah’s heart. Also give the promise to Abraham. Abraham had heard God’s Voice, he might have seen Him in many different ways (I don’t know how He talked to him, through dreams or through prophecies), but this time he saw Him. ‘I’ve heard of You, now I see You.’ And the church has heard of God, they’ve read of Him, and what He did, and the promises He made, but now we see Him with our eyes…”

 

THE ONE WITH THE SEVEN STARS IN HIS RIGHT HAND

Series: The sevenfold glory of the Lord

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Sunday, February 24, 1980

(Tent Service)

Cayey, Puerto Rico

We have an Almighty God, who was God in the past, but who is God in the present as well, and who will be God in the future, because He is eternal God.

We don’t look at the Work that God did in the past and say: “God was powerful in the past,” and look at the Work that God will do in the future and say: “God is going to do such things.” We look at what God did in the past and what He will do in the future, but we don’t ignore what God is doing in the present; for what would it benefit us to know what God did in the past and what God is going to do in the future, and ignore what God is doing in the present? For what benefits the children of God is what God is doing in the present for the children of God who live in the present.

God is God of the present; therefore, God is in our present doing the Work and manifesting the power that He promised He would manifest. And all the children of God who desire to see the power of God manifested, will be able to see it manifested through the Morning Star; because that is the last thing left in God’s Plan for Him to manifest all His power in all His fullness.

May God then bless us with the manifestation of the fullness of His power in the Morning Star, the Eastern Star.

 

THE ANOINTED OF GOD

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Sunday, August 18, 1991

Cayey, Puerto Rico

Soon we will see the Pillar of Fire carrying out the Work that He pointed out as the Third Pull manifested in all its fullness, for the Bride (the Lamb’s Wife), for the church (the foolish virgins) and for the lost (who no longer have opportunity). And that will be the Work of the Pillar of Fire, the Work of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Work of the Holy Spirit in His final manifestation, veiled in human flesh at the end of time.

He does nothing unless it is by a man anointed with the Pillar of Fire. And we have identified in the Scripture and by the Scripture who would be the man anointed for the end time with the Pillar of Fire, to call the Pillar of Fire, to call through that man, with a Great Voice of Trumpet, all the elect, gather them, and then produce the resurrection of the saints in Christ and then the transformation of us who are alive.

These promises, all of them, will be fulfilled by the Pillar of Fire, which is the Lord Jesus Christ manifested in Spirit in His Angel Messenger. And thus will be the entire Divine Program that was announced for the end of time will be carried out, thus that final stage known as the Third Pull will be carried out, in all its fullness manifested, which has been promised to be manifested in all its fullness, and to be used fully, without limitations. And it was said that it would be manifested, that it would be used, when the fullness came to the elect.

So, children of God, chosen of God: Don’t be afraid of the hardship or squeeze that will come upon the elect; because with us is the Pillar of Fire manifesting Himself in the midst of the elect, in the final ministry of the Angel of the Lord Jesus Christ, for that stage, that power of the Pillar of Fire, to be manifested in all its fullness in favor of all the children of God.

So there is no need to be afraid of the problems, the squeeze, because the Angel of the Covenant with the Eternal Name of God is with us.

The Angel of the Covenant that appeared to Moses and guided the Hebrew people to the promised land, is with us guiding us towards the transformation of our bodies, towards the new body, giving us the faith to be transformed, the faith of the third dispensation, with the preaching of the Gospel of the Kingdom presenting the Coming of the Pillar of Fire, of the Angel of the Covenant, of the Lord Jesus Christ as Lion of the tribe of Judah, as King of kings and Lord of lords, at the end of time, in which we are living; His Coming in this time, the Coming of the Pillar of Fire to us, to His people from among the gentiles, as Lion of the tribe of Judah, as King of kings and Lord of lords, manifesting Himself and carrying out His Reclaiming Work.

 

WHAT DO YOU SEE?

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Sunday, November 3, 1991

Cayey, Puerto Rico

That Pillar of Fire was veiled in each one of the messengers. Saint Paul, knowing that it was manifested in him, said: “It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.”

The Pillar of Fire, the Lord Jesus Christ in Saint Paul, and then in each of the other messengers. And then, at the end, the Lord says in Revelation 22, verse 16: “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches.”

And Revelation 22, verse 6, says: “…and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.”

It is the last veil of flesh, the last prophet messenger, where the Pillar of Fire, the Lord Jesus Christ, manifests Himself to fulfill the promises of the end time, and to place that Birthright Blessing in His Angel Messenger and in the elect of that time, in the Age of the Cornerstone, in the Dispensation of the Kingdom; so that thus all the Birthright Blessing is materialized, is fulfilled; and we all receive the blessings of God promised for the end of time in the Birthright, which has been given to us according to the Divine Program.

 

WHAT DO YOU SEE?”

I see the Pillar of Fire that moved in the midst of the Hebrew people, and then moved in the midst of the gentile people: In the seven ages of the gentile Church, passing from age to age.

I see in our age: The Age of the Cornerstone, and in our dispensation: The Dispensation of the Kingdom, I see the Pillar of Fire manifesting and fulfilling the things He has promised for this end time.

That was what the seventh messenger saw, with the spirit and power of Elijah, in the vision of the Tent and in other visions: He saw that Pillar of Fire that accompanied him, and that had previously accompanied the angel messengers of the Church ages of the past; he saw that that Pillar of Fire that accompanied each messenger (including him), passed on to another messenger, and was speaking to another person; and was carrying out a Work, a new Work, in a new age and a new dispensation. That was what he saw.

He saw, as forerunner of the Second Coming of the Lord, he saw the same thing as John the Baptist saw in the Jordan when he baptized the Lord Jesus Christ. He saw the Holy Spirit, the Pillar of Fire, descending upon a man: Jesus of Nazareth; and He said: “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am pleased to dwell.”

(…) And the forerunner of the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ saw the same thing when he saw the Pillar of Fire, the Holy Spirit, flying from him to go to another place, to speak to another person, and to minister through another person.

 

THE RECORDING ANGEL

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Sunday, September 8, 1991

(Second activity)

Lima, Peru

And the Lamb’s Book of Life is the Book that was sealed with seven seals in Heaven, which the Lord Jesus Christ took, opened it in Heaven, brought it to Earth and delivered it to a prophet, the last of His prophets.

Therefore, he then has the work of calling out of the Book of Life all those who have their names in the Lamb’s Book of Life. And not only for this final stage where he calls them with the Message of the Great Voice of Trumpet, but also for the distribution of the rewards.

His ministry will continue for the resurrection, for the rapture, for the distribution of the rewards, for the glorious Millennial Kingdom and for all eternity, beside the Lord Jesus Christ as minister, as the Recording Angel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

THE VOICE OF HEAVEN

AT THE END OF THE 20TH CENTURY

Dr. William Soto Santiago

Sunday, May 26, 1985

Cayey, Puerto Rico

The transformation of our bodies will depend on the theophanic body of the sixth dimension, that is, on the Angel of the Lord who encamps around those who fear Him and defends them1; He encamps around, but someday He will encamp within each elect, and the dwelling place of each elect will be transformed.

When? At the Last Trumpet: When the Last Trumpet has sounded, when the Voice from Heaven has spoken the last Word that it has to speak on this Earth for all the children of God. When it has given the last Message, when it has preached or given the last Message for the elect, when that Voice has nothing more to speak to the elect in that Great Voice of Trumpet, then the resurrection of the dead and the transformation of the bodies in which the elect live will come.

And then that Voice will go on, that Voice will continue to be heard in what He also spoke in relation to the day of vengeance of our God; and that will be a Message for the kingdom of the gentiles, a Message of divine judgment that will come upon this Earth to shake the Earth and also the heavens, to bring the divine judgment.

Printed in Puerto Rico

1 Psalms 34:7